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  • Tag Strategy is key to Cost Allocation for Cloud Applications. Have you ever been out to dinner with a group of friends and at the end of the dinner the waiter comes back with one bill?  Most of us have […] The post Best Practices: Developing a Tag Strategy for AWS Billing appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • The annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference is just around the corner (the show kicks off November 27 in Las Vegas). Rest assured, there will be lots of AWS-related products, partners, and customer news. Not to mention, more than […] The post What to Expect at AWS re:Invent 2017 appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • When it comes to managing cloud-based resources, it’s hard to find a better tool than Hashicorp’s Terraform. Terraform is an ‘infrastructure as code’ application, marrying configuration files with backing APIs to provide a nearly seamless layer over your various cloud […] The post Migrating to Terraform v0.10.x appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • The 2nd Watch Cloud Management Platform is a robust system that leverages cutting edge software with years of cloud experience, which reduces your risk and simplifies what you have to manage. This is not a self-proclaimed statement—it is what the world’s leading brands say about 2nd Watch and our Managed Cloud Services. With our automation and technology, we are able to monitor, patch and optimize...

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  • Doug Schneider, CEO of 2nd Watch, discusses the company’s choice to build its business on AWS. 2nd Watch, a Premier APN Consulting Partner, is a born-in-the-cloud company devoted to supporting a wide range of enterprise customers as they transform their businesses on the cloud. 2nd Watch has had customers experience between 70 - 80% cost savings by moving to and optimizing their workloads on AWS.

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  • Find out how 2nd Watch conducted an analytical evaluation of hosting options in relation to Red Lion Hotel's technical and business goals to help the company choose AWS as its new website environment when the company was dissatisfied with the cost and scalability of its existing co-location facility.

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  • I am on Demand, with SDRN News, interviewed 2nd Watch EVP of Marketing & Strategic Business Development, Jeff Aden, at AWS re:Invent 2014. Jeff shares insight on 2nd Watch cloud workload services and offerings, including the Cloud Factory bulk migration service.

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  • Listen to clients who have leveraged 2nd Watch to implement Amazon Web Services' products. We are making history by solving complex business problems in Application Hosting, Backup and Storage, Content Delivery, E-Commerce, High Performance Computing, Media Hosting, On-Demand Workforce, Search Engines, and Web Hosting.

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  • 2nd Watch has helped hundreds of companies shut down their data centers and migrate to AWS, taking advantage of the cost savings, elasticity and on-demand benefits of the cloud. Many of those companies required tight timeframes of only 1-2 months! Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. In this 5-part series we will discuss the obstacles and challenges as...

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  • 2nd Watch has helped hundreds of companies shut down their data centers and migrate to AWS, taking advantage of the cost savings, elasticity and on-demand benefits of the cloud. Many of those companies required tight timeframes of only 1-2 months! Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. In this 5-part series we will discuss the obstacles and challenges as...

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  • 2nd Watch has helped hundreds of companies shut down their data centers and migrate to AWS, taking advantage of the cost savings, elasticity and on-demand benefits of the cloud. Many of those companies required tight timeframes of only 1-2 months! Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. In this 5-part series we will discuss the obstacles and challenges as...

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  • 2nd Watch has helped hundreds of companies shut down their data centers and migrate to AWS, taking advantage of the cost savings, elasticity and on-demand benefits of the cloud. Many of those companies required tight timeframes of only 1-2 months! Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. In this 5-part series we will discuss the obstacles and challenges as...

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  • 2nd Watch has helped hundreds of companies shut down their data centers and migrate to AWS, taking advantage of the cost savings, elasticity and on-demand benefits of the cloud. Many of those companies required tight timeframes of only 1-2 months! Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. In this 5-part series we will discuss the obstacles and challenges as...

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  • By Paul Fletcher, Alert Logic The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a broadly accepted term which basically describes any Internet-connected devices (usually via Wi-Fi) that isn’t a traditional computer system.  These connected, IoT devices offer many conveniences for everyday life.  […] The post Current IoT Security Threat Landscape appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • When we talk about high performance computing we are typically trying to solve some type of problem. These problems will generally fall into one of four types: Compute Intensive – A single problem requiring a large amount of computation. Memory […] The post Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • Introduction Let’s start with a small look at the current landscape of technology and how we arrived here. There aren’t very many areas of tech that have not been, or are not currently, in a state of fluctuation. Everything from […] The post Standardizing & Automating Infrastructure Development Processes appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • Background Dealing with Windows patching can be a royal pain as you may know.  At least once a month Windows machines are subject to system security and stability patches, thanks to Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. With Windows 10 (and its derivatives), […] The post Automating Windows Patching of EC2 Autoscaling Group Instances appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • In April 2017, we sponsored an online survey focused on cloud automation in order to understand if—and how—corporate IT departments are using automation to develop and deliver new workloads and applications. More than 1,000 IT professionals from US companies with […] The post Cloud Automation Increases Agility appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • (AKA: Where the heck did terraformremote config go?!!!) If you are working with cloud-based architectures or working in a DevOps shop, you’ve no doubt been managing your infrastructure as code. It’s also likely that you are familiar with tools like […] The post Migrating Terraform Remote State to a “Backend” in Terraform v.0.9+ appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • The outbreak of a virulent strain of ransomware, alternately known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt, is finally winding down. A form of malware, the WannaCry attack exploited certain vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and infected hundreds of thousands of Windows computers worldwide.  […] The post Ransomware Attack Leaves Some Companies WannaCrying Over Technical Debt appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • The Product Development team at 2nd Watch is responsible for many technology environments that support our software and solutions—and ultimately, our customers. These environments need to be easily built, maintained, and kept in sync. In 2016, 2nd Watch performed an analysis […] The post 2nd Watch Meets Customer Demands and Prepares for Continued Growth and Acceleration with Amazon Aurora appeared...

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  • Controlling costs is one of the greatest challenges facing IT and Finance managers today.  The cloud, by nature, makes it easy to spin up new environments and resources that can cost thousands of dollars each month. And, while there are […] The post Budgets: The Simple Way to Encourage Cloud Cost Accountability appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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  • Without a doubt, AWS has fundamentally changed how modern enterprises deploy IT infrastructure.  Their services are flexible, cost effective, scalable, secure and reliable. And while moving from on-premise data centers to the cloud is, in most cases, the smart move; […] The post Managing AWS Billing appeared first on 2nd Watch.

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