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How to use the Appdeploy Filesystem hook

Originally published in Apr 2017, at Onica.com/blog

It seems as if the Appdeploy Filesystem hooks go largely unnoticed with Amazon Elastic Beanstalk®, so we set to find out more about this system and how to use it more effectively.

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How to achieve HIPAA compliance in AWS

Originally published in Nov 2016, at Onica.com/blog

When trying to achieve HIPAA compliance in any environment, there are some basics that an organization should implement to comply with regulations. This article offers some suggestions and best practices on how to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance in Amazon Web Services (AWS®).

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Increasing the bottom line by diversifying IT with AWS

Originally published in Sep 2016, at Onica.com/blog

Why should you move your IT infrastructure into Amazon Web Services (AWS)®, and what are the benefits of AWS?

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Basic AWS security principles

Originally published in Jan 2017, at Onica.com/blog

We have done numerous security audits for companies and have run into some of the same issues on each audit, so we felt it would be beneficial for the community to write a blog post detailing some basic AWS® security principles.

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AWS scaling best practices for Black Friday

High-traffic events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday highlight the importance of Amazon Web Services® (AWS) auto-scaling best practices. Online shopping during the four-day window has become an international phenomenon, with traffic increasing by 20 to 25 percent each year. Ensure your e-commerce site is ready for this surge and any unexpected spikes in demand.

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Getting started with the AWS HIPAA QuickStart

Originally published in Feb 2017, at Onica.com/blog

The AWS® Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) QuickStart release features a turn-key solution for companies who want to put HIPAA data into the cloud securely.

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What are the benefits of a DevOps culture?

Originally published in Feb 2017, at Onica.com/blog

Traditionally, people saw technology roles as pockets of excellence that enabled an IT company to make the most of its resources. However, this idea is changing, given the dynamic business environment and intense competition that prevails in today’s globalized world.

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AWS benefits: Why should you consider migrating?

Originally published in Sep 2016, at Onica.com/blog

Amazon Web Services® (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering technology resources managed by experts and available on-demand. Their services include compute power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.

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Deep dive on Amazon Aurora

Originally published in Apr 2014, at Onica.com/blog

On April 12, Amazon Web Services® (AWS) Premier Consulting Partner CorpInfo presented “Deep Dive on Amazon Aurora” at The Standard in New York City. The agenda included a technical presentation from AWS Solutions Architect Puneet Agarwal, an Aurora case study featuring CorpInfo customer GoGuardian®, and a discussion on how to make the business case for using Aurora in your organization.

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Scaling Windows workloads in AWS

Originally published in May 2016, at Onica.com/blog

On May 12th, 2016, we held a Lunch + Lab event in Santa Monica, at the Amazon® offices on scaling Windows® workloads in Amazon Web Services® (AWS). The agenda included a technical presentation from our CTO and AWS Solutions Architect Kevin Epstein, an interactive demonstration on how to quickly scale large volumes of Windows workloads in AWS using PowerShell® and EC2 Run Command, and a discussion on AWS best practices and making the business case for AWS managed services in your organization.

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