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Should I Move to Amazon AWS?

Introduction It's not that I don't want people to migrate to AWS. For several years, I've witnessed many IT professionals move to AWS before I had a chance to assess their application. So far, I've seen mixed results as far as performance and cost. Many of these people have been kind enough to share their experience with me, which in turn I'll share with you today. If anything you read below causes you concern, book some time on my calendar …

You May Be Over Paying for Data Center Power

It’s All About the Density One of my earliest clients (circa 2000) wanted to completely fill a standard colocation cabinet with as many servers as it could physically hold. While logical, this was a big issue for us as our data center at that time could only cool a single cabinet up to 2 kilowatts (KW). This meant that while physically it could fit 42 servers into a single cabinet, we didn’t have the cooling capacity to keep up with such heat …

Do We Have Answers for Mainframes in 2020?

Mainframes? Well, for large organizations, federal and state government entities, Mainframes are still a thing! For our most recent development project, we modernized a legacy application used by a professional association. It was a complete re-write of their application which we decided to develop in Google’s Firebase which is similar to AWS’ Lambda and falls into that serverless category of infrastructure. While the application is critical …

For Now The Cloud Has Failed Us

Introduction Mainstream tech media misses the mark when it comes to cloud computing. Many articles describe positive transformation of their IT due to cloud migrations. These stories have encouraged others to migrate to the cloud when most of them should not be moving at all. Due to scaling incompatibilities, these firms have seen higher costs and lower performance. While there are successes, news organizations should be balancing the …