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Chris Rechtsteiner

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AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 4

While we're still digesting everything that was announced on Day 3, we did take special note of one announcement on Thursday, Day 4, IoT Analytics.

Topics: AWS AWS re:Invent IoT Cloud Transformation

AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 3

Myriad announcements make deciphering Day 3 of re:Invent a bit difficult. From bare metal to containers (via Fargate and Kubernetes) to machine learning to IoT, if you have any interest in infrastructure or application development, you were probably covered.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure AWS AWS re:Invent Cloud Strategy

AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 2

Day 2 came to a close after a seemingly endless string of new service announcements. The transition of AWS from the traditional perception as a compute and storage "cloud" to that of an advanced development platform is in full swing.

Topics: Cloud AWS AWS re:Invent App Dev

Quick Thoughts on AWS re:Invent, Day 1

AWS re:Invent is a whirlwind event. From Nov. 27th through Dec 1st, it's nonstop sessions, meetings and learnings all set against the never-stop Las Vegas background.

Topics: Cloud AWS AWS re:Invent

Now, it’s the Cloud’s turn to eat the world

In 2018, companies are projected to invest over $45B in public cloud platforms worldwide (Source: Gartner). 

Topics: Cloud

How DRaaS works to keep your critical applications from going dark

DRaaS is the answer to all those questions you hope to never ask: What if my critical applications are compromised by the next cyber attack? What if my infrastructure gets knocked out in a disaster? What if my business can’t protect itself?

Topics: Disaster Recovery Products and Services

Why move to the cloud — 3 catalysts and what they mean for your cloud strategy


Why move to the cloud? In truth, most companies don’t stop to answer this question. Cloud migration just sort of happens. Sometimes your cloud strategy kicks off because you need certain cloud technology solutions. Sometimes a single member of your management team pushes the whole business into cloud computing. Sometimes a move to the cloud means simply catching up with your competitors.

Topics: Cloud

Managing Shadow IT Risks by Building IT Resources for the Future

Shadow IT is a double-edged sword: It’s the greatest opportunity for innovation your company has, if the shadow IT risks don’t cut into your business first.

After all, cyber threats will very quickly wipe out any upsides shadow applications can deliver.

Topics: Security Tips

Shadow Technologies Drop Security Risks and Drive Business Value — if You Let Them

Shadow technologies can send a chill down the spine of any IT professional tasked with keeping an organization secure.

Topics: Security Tips

Three Benefits of Shadow IT — And How to Harness Them

What is shadow IT?

It helps to first define shadow IT, sometimes known as dark IT. Most would start with a rundown of the network security risks it presents, but a more helpful shadow IT definition would explain it as something that’s already happening in your organization.

Topics: Security Tips