Cloudability News & How-to's

Cloudability News & How-to's

Cloudability's POODLE

Yesterday, Google researchers found another serious security vulnerability relating to SSL. It’s called POODLE, and you can read more about it here and here. (For technical folks the CVE is here). Over the next few weeks you will see updates to your browsers that remove support for SSL 3.0 in light of this discovery—but we take…

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GE moves to the public cloud

Today in InfoWorld, GE outlined their plans to invest heavily in public cloud by reducing its own data centers by 90% and replacing them with public cloud services. It’s a “pretty outrageous” move, according to InfoWorld’s Eric Knorr, for such a large enterprise. However Chris Drumgoole, GE’s COO of IT, has a vision: “We’re big…

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Re:Invent at Las Vegas

AWS re:Invent is selling out fast. And before it does, you need to make sure you’ve got the right folks going. Sending your DevOps team to get up-to-date on the latest tech is a no-brainer—but be sure you’re not forgetting to take care of ‘business.’ Here are a few additional members of your organization who…

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How we saved 64% on our dev/test instances by scheduling our uptime

There are certain aspects of your infrastructure that you’ll need to keep running 24/7 in order to keep your production environments operative. However, other resources, such as in your staging & dev environments, aren’t needed all the time. These resources are primarily—or even exclusively—used at certain predictable intervals, generally during business hours when the internal…

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Why you need to buy Reserved Instances more than once a year

If your company uses AWS Reserved Instances, it’s likely that you make your purchases in large, infrequent bursts: annually, semi-annually, or on no particular schedule. It’s a popular strategy, given the time traditionally needed to plan, approve, and execute a Reserved Instance purchase. However, appealing as this strategy is, it’s not very cost effective. In…

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