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Run Lambda, Run

Lambda has quickly become a core service in the AWS lineup. A utility knife for developers, Lambda can be as simple or complex as needed. It is the glue between AWS resources, a simple event-based function, or the workhorse for a full serverless application. However, with great power comes great responsibility.  One of those responsibilities […]

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Author: Meg Ramsey on

Condensation: Bringing DevOps and Code Reuse to AWS CloudFormation

Last Wednesday, Senior CTO Architect, Kevin McGrath, from Sungard Availability Services | Labs had the opportunity to present our open source DevOps tool Condensation at AWS re:Invent’s Partner Theatre. We understand that some of our dedicated readers may not have been able to join us, so we’re posting the demo here! In the demo, you’ll learn […]

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Author: Abay Radhakrishnan on

Seven Essential Things You Need to Know to Publish on the AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace is an online store for software vendors to sell their software product bundles  to AWS customers. The AWS Marketplace currently features over 2,500 commercial products and over 65,000 community Amazon Machine Instances (AMI). This article will provide a quick overview of what is required to launch a product on the AWS Marketplace. This […]

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Author: Todd Loeppke on

AWS Greases the Skids to the Cloud

AWS made multiple product announcements at the April AWS Summit in Chicago. For an attendee like me who has spent most of his career working with storage technologies, I was not disappointed since there were several storage related announcements. Two new Elastic Block Storage (EBS) options Simple Storage Service (S3) Transfer Acceleration A larger AWS […]

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Author: Alex Ough on

Multi-Region replication and failover with Amazon RDS for MySQL II – For Encrypted Databases

Last year, we published  a post  on the Sungard AS CTO blog on Multi-Region replication and failover with Amazon RDS for MySQL using the feature of Amazon RDS Read Replicas. It is a really simple and convenient way to support the multi-region replication to guarantee the high availability beyond AZ, but unfortunately, it does not […]

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