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Disney goes Hybrid; Shares Challenges

Ian Murphy recently wrote a great article on Disney’s journey to the Hybrid Cloud. The lightning talk, given by Blake White,  highlighted the issues that many enterprise companies face when adopting some of the latest technologies, like Kubernetes and AWS, and

Posted in Cloud, Cloud Management, General, Private Cloud, Public Cloud

Crunching HIPAA data just got cheaper

With the recent AWS announcement, AWS customers can now leverage spot instances to crunch their HIPAA big data workloads.   This can help decrease the compute costs of these jobs by up to 90%, making EC2 a cost effective option for crunching

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Pay AWS Less for your Dev and Test Workloads

24×7 environments are handy, but are they required for Dev and Test? I’m going to assume your development team is not leveraging development environments 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  That is to say, I’m assuming you don’t

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VNet-in-a-box. Get your Azure workloads moving!

Azure for the masses Microsoft has come a long way in the past two years with their cloud offerings, and Azure is now a legit IaaS option that many of our customers are interested in. But the same blockers to

Posted in Azure, Public Cloud, Security

TAC v TAM

We get questions regularly about the difference between the industry standard Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider Technical Account Manager (TAM) and the Foghorn specific FogOps Technical Account Consultant (TAC).  The truth is that even though these acronyms are only

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Infrastructure as Code in Google Cloud

Why Foghorn Codes Infrastructure At Foghorn, we manage lots of customer infrastructure via our FogOps offerings.  Code is a great way to help make sure that we deliver consistent infrastructure that is repeatable and reusable.  We can version our infrastructure. We

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ChatOps – Contender or Pretender?

TL;DR FogOps is built around ChatOps, I thought I’d share why we chose it. Every time a new word is born, I can’t wait to explain why we didn’t need that word.  Especially words that aren’t really words; they’re just

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6 Things to know about AWS Elastic Beanstalk

ElasticBeanstalk is AWS’ PaaS, and it’s a powerful platform to accelerate application delivery in AWS’ cloud.  That said, I have come across a few things that have been stumbling blocks for some users of the service, especially as they try

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Introducing FOG-OPS

The day has arrived when every company, not just those at Google-scale, can achieve high availability and scale without a linear increase in operational cost.  That’s what FOG-OPS is all about—leveraging Site Reliability Engineering, DevOps, automation and the cloud to

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When Security Best Practices Conflict – AWS KMS vs Whitelists

A while back AWS EBS encryption moved to using KMS (Key Management Service).  This was a welcome change as KMS is a great service that enables some interesting security models around different AWS customers sharing KMS keys and allowing each

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