Introduction to Docker

What is Docker?         Docker is a software platform that allows you to build, test, and deploy applications quickly. Docker packages software into standardized units called containers that have everything the software needs to run including libraries, system tools, code, and runtime. AWS supports both Docker licensing models: open source Docker Community Edition (CE) and[…]

re:Invent 2017 Recap!

C2S Consulting Group had a great time in Las Vegas, Nevada attending re:Invent, which hosted over 40,000 attendees with activities, sessions, workshops, games, and breakouts spread across 5 hotels! We learned of many new AWS services and the future vision of cloud from keynote speakers such as CEO Andy Jassy and CTO Werner Vogels. Many[…]

The New Network Load Balancer

As of September 7, 2017, Amazon introduced the Network Load Balancer (NLB) which is designed to handle tens of millions of requests per second while maintaining high throughput at ultra low latency. The Network Load Balancer is API-compatible with the Application Load Balancer, including full programmatic control of Target Groups and Targets. Here is a[…]

Amazon Lightsail Supports Windows

Amazon released the Lightsail Service available last year (2016) and it only supported Linux-based Virtual Private Servers (VPS). As of October 16, 2017, Amazon has additionally released Windows-based VPS. You are now able to launch in a matter of minutes: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016 Express.[…]

Amazon EC2 P3 Instances

The next generation of EC2 compute-optimized GPU instances became available on October 25, 2017. P3 instances are powered by up to 8 of the latest-generation NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs and are ideal for computationally advanced workloads such as machine learning (ML), high performance computing (HPC), data compression, and cryptography. They are also ideal for specific industry[…]

Per-Second Billing for EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes

The pay-as-you-go model is continuing to evolve with customers generating products in a relatively short amount of time. Some of these workloads are ran with a large number of instances within minutes instead of hours. As of October 2, 2017 in all regions, usage of Linux instances that are launched in On-Demand, Reserved, and Spot[…]

re:Invent 2017 – Tips and Tricks!

re:Invent is Almost Here! The session catalog is out!  Start picking out sessions you would like to attend.  Level 300 and 400 are deep dive sessions.  The level 200 sessions are more of intro-level marketing speak.  Thursday the 19th at 2PM Pacific Time you can start registering for reserved seating.  This is highly recommended.  The[…]

AWS Public Sector Summit 2017

C2S Consulting Group is very excited to have participated in the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC June 2017. The summit had a staggering 10,000 attendees, and we were very happy to be part of it! We had a booth setup and enjoyed talking to everyone about cloud adoption, cloud migration, our C2S innovation lab,[…]

The Importance of Configuration Management

Configuration management (CM) focuses on establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, and its functional and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life. CM streamlines the delivery of software and applications by automating the build out of systems quickly and efficiently. It can be used by management and engineers[…]