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Information Management - How APIs can help prevent data warehouse hell


Modern business is all about information, and the potential insights that can come from analyzing large amounts of it. One problem though arises when companies have a lot of data stored in remote databases, isolated data silos that offer only limited access. Read more...

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Using Kublr, Docker, Kubernetes to Move to Containerized Applications


Recently, our client Questback transitioned from a monolithic environment to using containers for their applications utilizing Kublr, Docker, and Kubernetes. The move to a containerized environment is the first phase in a project to support the deployment of microservices. Using Kublr to deploy Kubernetes clusters allows Questback to quickly, and reliably make adjustments to their applications without the costly investment of ripping out legacy infrastructure that still does the job and dramatically reduces the time investment necessary to implement new systems. In doing this, Questback was able to meet their project goals on time and within budget. Read more about what they had to say in The New Stack, here.

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Modernize Legacy Applications for a Microservice Based Deployment


Digital transformation forces us to deliver faster. Every organization wants to have well-designed applications, the ability to deploy to cloud and on-premise environments, independently update services and deploy fixes and new features in hours or days, not months. The time when organizations were satisfied with quarterly or semi-annual releases is over. Read more...

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The New Stack - Kublr Offers Kubernetes for the Enterprise


Our CEO, Chief Architect, and Marketing Director discuss EastBanc Technologies' new startup, Kublr with Susan Hall from The New Stack.

"Kubernetes, however, is “still not quite ready for prime time for enterprises. There are some security things you need to take care of when you deploy Kubernetes, there’s some level of integration with cloud providers like working with load balancing. …”

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A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider


When it comes to cloud adoption, organizations have shifted from asking, “Should we move to the cloud?” to more fundamental questions like “Which cloud is the best fit for us strategically?” Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services are now leaders in Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant and it’s getting harder to find any differences between the two. Meanwhile, Google is waiting in the wings. Read more

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Featured in DevOps Digest: Boost Your DevOps Efforts


DevOps has many benefits – continuous service delivery, fewer errors, faster problem resolution, and fast deployment times. In fact, according to Puppet's 2016 State of DevOps Report, DevOps-based IT organizations deploy 200 times more frequently and with lead times that are 2,555 times faster than those who don't.

But DevOps still challenges IT organizations particularly when applied to complex, heterogeneous legacy IT. Those systems must be monitored, secured, scaled, load balanced, and configured – a task that can quickly unravel the promise of DevOps. That's because we tend to carry over many of the manual and time-consuming infrastructure management tasks that existed pre-DevOps into the new world order.

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Infrastructure Management in the Age of DevOps


DevOps has emerged as the de facto cure-all for all that’s wrong with enterprise IT, breaking down silos and replacing them with agile and transparent relationships between developers and operations and seamless, fast workflows that drive greater efficiencies across IT. But legacy IT systems still need tending, even in a DevOps world. They must be secured and scaled, load-balanced, configured, backed up and monitored for compliance, without interruption to the enterprise—all considered infrastructure management tasks.

And that’s a problem, because these tasks often are handled manually using pre-DevOps processes, which breaks down the very promise of agility, speed and rapid service delivery that DevOps delivers.

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DC’s Foster Care Illustrates the Importance of Mobile-First Mentality


Many government agencies shy away from mobile apps, but the District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Agency recognized that’s just what it needed.

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia social workers for years lacked the ability to send and receive case information from the field, forced to take notes by hand or else commit things to memory.

The inefficient process meant more than 300 caseworkers typically started their days in the office receiving assignments, before making back-and-forth trips and winding up there filing paperwork late into the evening. Read more.

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StateScoop: DC taxi agency use data analytics platform to get smarter


The newly reorganized Department of For-Hire Vehicles is trying to change the way it uses and shares information with a cloud-based platform.

“We had to make sure that any solution we put in place didn’t cause a strain on staff or our resources, because we’re a very small agency with less than 60 employees, half of whom spend their time in field enforcement,” Chrappah said. “We didn’t want to spend a lot of time learning the new technology, managing servers, create data stores, and more importantly, wanted something that was self-service oriented.”

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Monetizing The IoT – New Approaches: EastBanc Technologies


Eric Hoffman, who is VP of Solutions and Services, describes EastBanc as “a custom software shop that builds partnership portfolios.” One of their areas of focus is helping capitalize on the IoT. They have deep skills in identity access management, mobile and cloud – with about 90 of their employees working closely with Azure and another 90 with Amazon.

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American City & County: Poll- Internet of Things affect public safety


American City & County’s Internet of Things (IoT) poll shows the following government sectors will be affected the most by IoT in the next five years:

Public Safety
Traffic/Parking Management
Public Transportation

The three sectors have each received at least 49 percent of the respondents’ total votes. The poll, which is still open, asks respondents to choose from a list of nine sectors; there is no limit on the number of sectors that respondents can select.