Sunday, April 23, 2017

Automation vs Orchestration in an Effective DevOps Culture

On the surface, the difference between automation and orchestration may seem like semantics, but understanding this difference is key for IT teams looking to implement a DevOps culture and improve their IT processes.

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Hybrid SQL Server and Cost Savings on Microsoft Azure

Recently, Datapipe attended the 2017 Microsoft Cloud & Hosting Summit where we received a Most Innovative Data Platform Offering award. In light of this recognition, we wanted to delve into the benefits of Azure Hybrid SQL and the cost savings that it affords customers.

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Client Spotlight: iCIMS

iCIMS empowers companies to manage their entire hiring process within the industry’s most robust Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Providing these services to clients globally can be quite a challenge – which is why they approached Datapipe about managing their SQL solution.

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Navigating the Muddied Global Compliance Waters

Cloud service providers have answered the global cloud computing demand by maximizing their footprints with data centers all over the world. However, with the continued growth of the worldwide cloud services market, compliance and data protection have become the top cloud security challenges cited by global customers.

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Client Spotlight: Riviera Finance

Riviera Finance has multiple offices located throughout North America, which made managing their Microsoft Exchange server challenging, so their IT team turned to AWS and Datapipe.

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Datapipe Government Cloud Receives FedRAMP Revision 4 Controls Certification

A few weeks ago, we announced that the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB) has certified Datapipe Government Cloud for 800-53 Revision 4 controls. The FedRAMP Revision 4 controls place an increased emphasis on privacy and automation, and boast improved effectiveness over Revision 3 controls. Receiving this FedRAMP certification through the JAB requires continuous monitoring and annual reassessments to ensure that security controls are being met.

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Client Spotlight: Lionsgate

Lionsgate knows that to be successful, you have to keep your company connected. But downtime, security concerns, and out-of-control costs can too easily turn connectivity into a resource-depleting problem.

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CI/CD Pipelines as Code

If you have full control over each aspect of your application’s lifecycle, it’s reasonable to assume you’d want that lifecycle to be as streamlined as possible through automated code merges, unit/regression testing, environment builds, and so on. This is achievable through a Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, which is an automated way to orchestrate a series of steps for merging, building, testing and deploying application code.

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Cloud: Evolution in Enterprise, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, we examined the drivers behind this reasoning and why businesses looking to remain competitive must embrace cloud technology. In Part 2, we will focus less on the reasoning behind cloud innovation and more on the process of moving to the cloud.

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Client Spotlight: Robertshaw

Robertshaw manufactures more than 10,000 sophisticated controls for commercial and home appliances. Collaboration is a crucial component in a successful business.

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Need Even More March Madness? Check Out This Basketball Sensor Hardware

Meet ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup that can track and collect analytics in real-time for an entire basketball game. The company demoed its product for the entirety of the NAIA D1 Men’s National Championship tournament – 31 games in total over the course of five days.

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So long, Cloud Expo Europe!

That’s a wrap! We’re sad to see the back of Cloud Expo 2017, but it was an excellent opportunity to spend two days talking to the best and brightest our industry has to offer. In addition to the excellent conversations at our stand, many of which we expect to turn into lasting relationships, some of Datapipe Europe’s foremost experts on cloud technology had the privilege to deliver talks on some of the most important and exciting elements of our work.

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Celebrating Datapipe’s Latest Customer Service Win With the Stevie® Awards

Datapipe is excited to announce our nineteenth award from The Stevie Awards, the global business awards that recognize companies for achievements in innovation, customer service, product development, and sales, among other categories. Datapipe is a winner of the 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service in the Customer Service Department of the Year – Computer Services category.

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