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Battle of the PaaS. AWS vs Google Cloud Platform

In the wake of Google’s Next ’17 event and the AWS San Francisco Summit 2017, I wanted to continue the AWS vs GCP comparison series.  In this part though, I wanted to focus on each public cloud vendor’s Platform as a Service

Posted in AWS, Cloud Management, GCP, Public Cloud

AWS and GCP, Account vs Project Boundaries

  One of the most interesting differences between GCP and AWS is how each vendor recommends you isolate the blast radius of functional teams.  AWS will tell you that in all likelihood, you will need at least two accounts, but possibly

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, GCP, Public Cloud

Real World Cost Example for Google and AWS

In the wake of Google’s Next ’17 event, and a slew of recent Reserved Instance changes by Amazon Web Services (AWS), it seemed appropriate to compare to see if anything in the public cloud VM pricing has changed, or perhaps

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Cost Optimization, GCP

New APIs expand the use for AWS Tags

Amazon recently announced some new features around tagging permissions that make tags considerably more useful.  Although this just came out, I already see a few areas where we can simplify automation scripts. More importantly, since we can limit access to tags

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management

HIPAA on AWS the Easy Way

Many of our customers are running workloads that are subject to HIPAA regulations.  Running these on AWS is definitely doable, but there are some catches.  Foghorn has made it super easy for our customers to run HIPAA compliant workloads on

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Health Care, Public Cloud

Take our DevOps Code… Please!

At Foghorn, we’ve been writing modular DevOps code for many years.  Over time, we have developed a set of modules that represent about 80% of our customers needs, and leveraged those modules to accelerate the timeline of DevOps projects.  This

Posted in Cloud, Cloud Management, Public Cloud

DevOps Muscle for the Crossfit Games

  As we approach the Crossfit games once again, I thought I’d share some detail on how Foghorn helped Crossfit update their DevOps processes for the 2016 games.  Crossfit has been growing rapidly, and had challenges in 2015 scaling their

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, Public Cloud

Business Risk? Or Assurance

With the announcement that Snapchat has gone ‘all in’ on Google Cloud Platform, Snap has incorporated this plan into their financial filings as an additional ‘business risk’. “Any disruption of or interference with our use of the Google Cloud operation would

Posted in GCP, Public Cloud

Terraform beats CloudFormation to the Punch with Inspector Support

Cloud Neutral DevOps HashiCorp makes some of our favorite DevOps tools.  Along with being feature rich, stable, and well designed, they are cloud neutral. This allows DevOps teams to become experts with a single tool without having to get locked

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Who’s Managing your Cloud?

After designing, building and managing hundreds of environments, sometimes we get a little too deep in the weeds with our blogs. So I thought I’d share this article, which gives a high level perspective on how companies benefit from working with

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