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17 Mar: Custom CloudFormation in AWS

CloudFormation is one of the important services in AWS, as it helps us to maintain Infrastructure as a Code (IAAC). Still, there are some services that are not supported by CloudFormation, for example, ‘Cloud Search’ is a service which do not support CloudFormation natively, and to have CloudFormation for these kinds of services we can adopt the Custom CloudFormation approach

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31 Jan: Microsoft 365 Price Increases: You Have Options to Lessen the Blow

After a decade on the market, Microsoft has announced a significant price increase to Office 365. The changes only effect commercial licensing at this point, but I would expect other offerings to increase as well. Beyond the obvious argument that prices have remained the same for ten years, they are touting the continuous innovation over the past decade to justify this boost. You have to hand it to them; they have been creative recently with feature additions to the products to provide more value to the customer.

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11 Jan: AWS Control Tower & Customization for Terraform

Much has been said and written about the cloud and the benefits it offers. However, with all these benefits, there are challenges with respect to faster cloud adoption, compliance, and security of the overall environment. Every organization that wants to migrate or implement workloads in the cloud has different needs and priorities, which means there’s no one way for adopting cloud best practices. However, a well-designed and documented execution of the AWS Control Tower is one of the recommended approaches.

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11 Nov: Why Resource Tagging Is Important in AWS Cloud?

Have you ever been worried about organizing and effective management of your 1000s of AWS resources? Have you ever been surprised with higher AWS bills with no detail of underlying services? Then AWS Tags is your friend, it can help you by assigning your custom metadata and enables you to categorize your AWS resources by filtering your metadata. It can help you in the identification of resources, budget planning and several more. This article is based on our collective experience with various clients and briefly talks about some of the best practices for AWS Tagging, strategies, and tools for effective governance.

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11 Oct: New Whitepaper! A Definitive Guide to Conquering the Digital Era

In the blink of an eye, digital transformation leapt from to-do list item to daily lived reality for most companies. A global pandemic and its attendant business, social and personal consequences changed everyone’s plans, big and small. Ready or not, companies responded to a culture of social distancing by creating virtual workplaces on the fly. Suddenly the conceptual challenges of a digital business – access, resources, process, security considerations – have become extremely tangible. We collectively experienced a decade’s worth of technology adoption and business strategy executions in under two years. In the process, we have learned that digital business transformation is the ultimate challenge in change management because it impacts industry structures and strategic positioning—not to mention every task, activity and process within the organization.

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26 Jan: Understanding Scope and Durability of Data on AWS

Moving valuable data and workload to the cloud requires careful thought and consideration to ensure that the data gets the durability and availability that best fits the use case. There is no magic cloud button to ensure 100% durability and availability — not even in the most expensive solutions. But have no fear, there is hope.

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21 Dec: Attention on Deck! The Importance of Frequent and Thorough Cloud Inspection

Each year, we talk to thousands of customers about their public cloud deployments in all of the major hyperscalers. Consistently, the health of customer cloud ecosystems is marginal because of a few key focus areas: workload & cost optimization, security posture, and monitoring. We hope that this blog post, based on our findings and observations, will serve you well.