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Simplifying data lakes with AWS lake formation

Originally published in Jan, 2020 at

AWS Lake Formation® is a service by Amazon® that makes it easy to set up secure data lakes, accelerating the process from months to mere weeks. Data lakes are centralized, curated, and secured repositories of data that you can store and analyze to make business decisions and procure insights.

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Enabling remote workforce productivity with AWS

Originally published in Mar 2020, at

We live in a uniquely challenging world today, where we find ourselves in an unpredictable situation. Organizations across industries have shown inspiring efforts with programs to support the fight against COVID-19 and have implemented strategies to maintain productivity and customer delivery in these changing times.

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LAMP stack evolution: From virtual machines to serverless with AWS Amplify and AWS AppSync

Originally published on November 1, 2019 at

Imagine a scenario where you have worked for high tech companies over the last 20 years, dealt with IT and cloud infrastructure issues for the last five years, and you love designing and deploying elegant solutions on the AWS cloud.

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Predicting customer behavior with Amazon SageMaker Studio experiments and Autopilot

Originally published in April 2020, at

Amazon SageMaker Studio® is a web-based, fully integrated development environment (IDE) for machine learning on AWS®. SageMaker Studio, which Amazon® announced at re:Invent in 2019, aims to roll up several core SageMaker features.

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Where is your organization on the remote-ready spectrum

The spread of COVID-19 has pushed many organizations to adopt remote work policies—a trend that was accelerating long before today’s crisis. Although many organizations might only need to temporarily enable a 100% remote workforce, this sudden disruption in their day-to-day routine puts a spotlight on areas of the business that might not be as digitally mature as they could be. As a result, businesses are looking for strategies to enable their workforce in the event of another crisis quickly.

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Business continuity for your (newly) remote workforce

Originally published on May 7, 2020 at

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, organizations are stepping up their business continuity strategies to help employees work from home without a hitch. While many organizations are currently experiencing the challenges of becoming a remote workforce overnight, some solutions can enable you to be productive today and then get back to normal quickly.

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Top six best practices to optimize costs on AWS

Originally published in April 2020, at

The cloud holds the possibility of dramatically lower infrastructure costs, faster development and innovation cycles, and increased talent efficiency. Yet, according to Gartner®, most businesses are estimated to overspend in the cloud—by up to 70%.

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AWS Everywhere: Building the new hybrid cloud with AWS Outposts

Originally published on June 22, 2020 at

The adoption of hybrid technologies continues to boom. Businesses with legacy systems look to the cloud to take advantage of powerful benefits that enable them to drive growth, foster innovation, and enhance the customer experience. Recent studies indicate that almost 95% of all enterprises are adopting some form of public cloud. 87% of these companies have a hybrid cloud approach as part of their strategy. While enterprises are clearly ready to embrace the cloud, many remain grounded in the reality that certain workloads need to be on-premise for the foreseeable future.

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Modern cloud adoption paths: Which one is right for you?

Originally published on August 8, 2020 at

Cloud computing has been one of the more prominent technological phenomena in recent years. Companies across geographies and industries are turning to cloud services to access a range of features and capabilities that augment their products, simplify management, improve ROI, reduce capital expenditure, and significantly improve scalability to meet rapidly growing demand.

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Declare data independence within the new Rackspace colocation data centers in Europe

Rackspace Technology is now offering colocation from data centers in Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

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