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    Scalr Community Edition v5.8 is out!

    by Ron Harnik on Oct 13, 2015 8:10:00 AM

    I know, I know, it’s been out for a while now, but hey, better late than never.

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    Topics: Community

    AWS re:Invent - News roundup and impressions - Part I

    by Ron Harnik on Oct 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

    As tradition dictates, the AWS re:Invent keynotes were packed with announcements, as a matter of fact, Amazon announced more new stuff in two hours this year than they did in two days last year. Even for the juggernaut AWS is, Amazon’s velocity continues to amaze us.

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    Topics: AWS, Amazon

    Mission Critical: 5 Lessons from NASA JPL’s Cloud Journey

    by Ron Harnik on Sep 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    Earlier this year Tom Soderstrom, IT CTO at NASA JPL, wrote a wonderful article called Six Ways to Avoid Cloud Missteps. In the article Mr. Soderstrom gives advice to enterprises who are either adopting cloud, or have already done so and are looking for guidance on how to best handle their cloud vendors.

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    Topics: OpenStack, AWS, Tips, Azure

    Scalr now supports Microsoft Azure

    by Ron Harnik on Aug 11, 2015 2:09:00 PM

    Hi! My name is Ron, and I recently joined the Scalr team as product marketing manager. It is my privilege today to announce that earlier this week, we added support for Microsoft Azure, the third and last hyperscale cloud to be supported by Scalr.

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    Topics: Announcements, Azure

    Enterprise IT vs Cloud: Adapt or Be Disrupted. Surviving Cloud Disruption: Lessons from Lyft, Uber and Airbnb

    by Thomas Orozco on Jan 23, 2015 11:26:00 AM

    IT has a very ambivalent relationship to cloud. It’s viewed both as an enabler of growth, because it provides greater business agility, and as a risk, because it enables business users to circumvent IT altogether to get the resources they need.

    Business users circumventing IT is called “shadow IT,” and has been a driver for the adoption of just about every cloud service out there: business users like Dropbox (SaaS) because it’s much easier to use than the organization’s file-sharing system, and email doesn’t cut it for large attachments; similarly, DevOps users flock to Amazon Web Services (IaaS) as it lets them get servers much faster than the organization’s ticket-based IT resource provisioning process.

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    Topics: cloud adoption

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