Sunday, February 19, 2017

How to Reduce Costs and Security Threats Using Two Amazon Tools

We’d all like to believe that everyone accessing content will use it appropriately. Unfortunately, we can’t always assume the best, and being proactive in dealing with bad actors will reduce security threats to your infrastructure and apps.

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Happy Birthday, AWS!

This week Jeff Barr announced the 10th anniversary of AWS Cloud and we at Datapipe would like to congratulate them on the immense milestone! Jeff notes: Looking back at the past decade, it is pretty impressive to see just how much the IT world has changed. Even more impressive, the change is not limited to technology. Business models have changed, …

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Here’s How Big Data Can Help You Fill Out Your March Madness Bracket

The month of March brings plenty to get excited about: the end of winter, flowers blooming, warmer weather, and of course, the NCAA Tournament. Every year, millions of people across the country fill out their brackets in their quest for bragging rights over their friends and family. If you want to win your pool, big data can help.

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Office 365: Identity Management & Single Sign On

Continuing the blog series regarding our new support for Microsoft Office 365, today we’ll examine identity management services. The topic of identity management deals with authentication of a system user and granting that user permission to restricted resources.

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Partner spotlight: Equinix

As an industry leader, we pride ourselves on partnering with like-minded, innovative organizations - companies that are also experts in their fields, who can work with us to provide our clients the very best in custom solutions, managed services, security, and reliability. We don’t enter into partnerships lightly and deliberately look to do good work with good people. This week I wanted to dive into our close relationship with Equinix.

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IT Security Still Big Concern in Moving to the Public Cloud

A recent survey found that while 75 percent of IT decision makers believe C-Suite executives recognize the importance of data security, only 25 percent feel the C-Suite is adequately educated about the issues to make informed decisions.

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Datapipe Wins Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Gold Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category at the tenth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service – this is our eighth consecutive year earning a Stevie Award in this category.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 EOL

Microsoft has announced that they are ending mainstream support for their SQL Server 2005 on April 12, 2016. As SQL Server reaches the end of its supported life, businesses have the opportunity to improve, or even transform, their business by upgrading to a more modern SQL database or DBaaS. At Datapipe, database services are a key value proposition for our …

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Benefits of the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark

A look at the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark, the result of a partnership between the CIS and Amazon Web Services. These best practices, which are accepted throughout the industry, give concise, step-by-step instructions for AWS users.

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Microsoft goes all-in on IoT

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that they were taking their Azure IoT hub out of public preview and into general availability. It’s no surprise that Microsoft is taking the leap into the IoT world – it’s rapidly growing. According to analyst firm Gartner, 6.4 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2016; that’s a 30 percent increase over last year.

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SSH Agent Forwarding Configuration with Ansible and Tower

It was a little tough to scrape together all of the details from the various sources I could find online, so I thought I’d bring together the end-to-end process for how to set up SSH and Ansible for using bastion hosts to access instances that don’t have a public address.

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AWS RDS Migration Service Updates

AWS Database Migration Service is currently available in preview mode; as an RDS partner, we’ve had some good practice with this service and can address some features and benefits of it.

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Big Banks Will Be Big Business for AWS

Experts estimate there are more than 14,000 attacks on networks and systems every day, with new vulnerabilities in critical software increasing by 50% annually. These are alarming stats for any IT organization, but especially those in sensitive industries like banking.

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