Rich Staats's Blog

Docker Containers & Clustering/Orchestration

The Big Picture

The aim of this blog post isn’t to get into the nitty gritty how to build and run a containerized app on your favorite cloud provider with a specific clustering technology. Rather, the aim is to discuss containers - where they came from, how they differ from VMs, scalability considerations, container repositories, running containers locally, what a container image consists of, and finally clustering and orchestration tools available to manage and maintain your container workloads.

By Rich Staats, Senior Cloud Engineer
January 20, 2018

Data Warehousing With Snowflake

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By Rich Staats, Senior Cloud Engineer
December 6, 2017

AWS Lambda and Infrastructure as Code

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By Rich Staats, Senior Cloud Engineer
November 28, 2017

Managing IIS Configuration With Puppet Powershell DSC

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By Rich Staats, Senior Cloud Engineer
June 22, 2017

Best Practices For a Secure Cloud Part 1

Whether you’re running on premise datacenter, using a private or public IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) hosting platform, security is extremely important. We’ve all seen the horror stories in the news when companies experience data security breaches. The fact of the matter is no one wants to end up in this position and there are tons of bad actors on the internet that have malicious intent.

By Rich Staats, Senior Cloud Engineer
May 4, 2016

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