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Machine Learning and AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud infrastructure platform on the market today. AWS provides everything from public DNS, directory, and database services, to monitoring and alerting services. Each of these services is designed to reduce costs and complexity for the enterprise.

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AWS Visibility and Optimization

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud infrastructure platform on the market today. While AWS offers platform services aimed at developers, at its core it offers rich cloud-based infrastructure services. AWS provides everything from public DNS, directory, and database services, to monitoring and alerting services. Each of these services is designed to reduce costs and complexity for the enterprise.

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5 Technologies LookingPoint is Loving this Valentine's Day!

The day of love is upon us. Valentine's Day is a day most of us spend celebrating our loved ones. We buy cards, candy, and gifts for the special people in our lives - all in the name of love. This year we wanted to take some time on this day celebrating the technologies we love most. There are so many amazing technologies out there to choose from, but we somehow managed to pair the list down to the 5 technologies we love most right now!

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Fireside Chat: AWS Updates and New Features

In this Fireside Chat CEO, Sean Barr, sits down with AWS Solutions Architect, Trevor Butler, to recap AWS re:Invent and the new features in store for AWS in 2018. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this Fireside Chat. 

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LookingPoint's 12 Days of Tech-mas

On the first day of Christmas LookingPoint delivered me, a best practice network design. 

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AWS re:Invent 2017 Recap

This year’s AWS re:Invent has come and gone. This year 45,000 people from around the world descended on Las Vegas for one week. Participants were treated to a myriad of breakout sessions, labs, certification exams, and parties (it is Vegas after all). For the first time re:Invent spanned multiple convention centers. The Sands Convention Center was the main center with the Mirage, Aria, and MGM acting as secondary centers.

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The Future of Hybrid Cloud: VMware Cloud on AWS

Many companies have invested in VMware infrastructure software and have a lot of knowledge in supporting on-premise virtual servers. The VMware vCenter Server is extremely popular for managing virtual machines and providing automation for distributing resources evenly across a cluster of servers. There is a comfort in having direct vendor support from VMware for ensuring a stable production environment. However, when moving virtual machines to a public cloud can be disruptive to many IT departments. Let alone, the gap in support can increase risk for many Application Support Teams.

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Redundancy in the Cloud: The Need for Well-Designed Applications

Both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure sell the idea of inherent high-availability and scalability within their cloud services. Many companies bought into that idea and dove head-first thinking that, once in the cloud, the provider will provide the redundancy natively. With the recent AWS S3 outage many customers learned the hard way that this is not the case. There is still a need for customers to design redundancy into their applications when moving to the cloud. Companies like AWS and Azure provide the platform to use, but it is still up to the customer to design their systems to utilize that platform.

For many AWS customers, their workloads are located in one region, and in many cases their applications are utilizing only one availability zone within a region. To use the S3 outage as an example, the Simple Storage Service (S3) outage was localized to only the US East Region. Had customers replicated their S3 data to an additional region and utilized Amazons failover platform the outage would have gone unnoticed to all but the operators at AWS.

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Fireside Chat: Amazon Web Services

In this Fireside Chat CEO, Sean Barr, sits down with Principal Network Architect, Trevor Butler, to discuss a solution taking the industry by storm: Amazon Web Services. Sit back, relax, and enjoy another fireside chat.

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AWS for the Enterprise - Datacenter in the Sky

By now I am sure most of us have heard of Amazon’s AWS, or Amazon Web Services, but how many of us know of its full potential. The biggest myth around AWS is that it is a cloud service for developers and doesn’t have a place for the enterprise environment however, while AWS offers a lot of platform services aimed at the developer, at its core, it offers a set of rich infrastructure services. Let’s look at these core services and how they relate to the enterprise customer.

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