Amazon Web Services: How Big Is AWS?

Working with technology companies, I’m amazed at how many are hosting their platforms on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Netflix, Reddit, AOL, and Pinterest are now running on Amazon services. Even GoDaddy is moving a majority of its infrastructure there. Key to the popularity is the combination of the high availability and low cost. Amazon S3, for example, is designed to deliver 99.999999999% availability, serving trillions of objects worldwide. Amazon is notorious for its aggressive pricing

Dell EMC World: 10 Terms Transforming Information Technology

Wow, what a couple weeks! If you’ve noticed I haven’t been writing as frequently, it’s because I made one heck of a trip out to Dell EMC World where Mark Schaefer and I had the honor of interviewing the leadership across Dell Technology companies for their Luminaries podcast. To put this conference into perspective, I walked 4.8 miles the first day and averaged 3 miles every day after… and that was with taking constant rests

The Digital Age Is Rapidly Changing Everything

When I speak to young employees now, it’s startling to think that they don’t recall the days that we didn’t have the Internet. Some even don’t remember a time without having a smartphone. Their perception of technology has always been that it’s continued to advance. We’ve had decades of periods in my lifetime where technology advancements settled… but that’s no longer the case. I remember clearly working on 1 year, 5 year and 10 year

Get a Free Review of Your Blog or Site

You’ve put a lot of effort into your business site or corporate blog, it’s time to tune it up. We wrote Corporate Blogging for Dummies to help businesses leverage blogging to build authority and acquire leads online. Although the book is concentrated on blogging and blogging platforms, the theories extend to a corporate website right down to a pay-per-click landing page. Many of you have already began reading the book and the feedback has been

Virtual Disaster Recovery Explained with Legos

My good friends over at BlueLock put together this great video, starring CEO John Qualls, that explains how Disaster Recovery can be solved utilizing Cloud Computing. On a side note, the video was put together by Cantaloupe.

What I Learned at CloudCamp

Though delayed (1 week) due to snow last week, CloudCamp Indianapolis went off without a hitch tonight. If you’re not from Indianapolis – you should keep on reading. CloudCamp is relatively new and held in major cities all over the globe. Thanks to the subject matter expertise and industry leadership of BlueLock, we held a successful event right here in Indy. If you’re wondering what Cloud Computing is, Bluelock has provided some discussion of defining