Mar 15 2017

How Software Vendors are Responding to Cloud-first Strategies

Crystal Bedell

There are benefits companies can get in the cloud that they can’t get with on-premises software. These benefits are driving more companies to adopt a cloud-first strategy and, in turn, software vendors are following suit. Nearly 50% of companies surveyed for North Bridge’s sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey have a cloud-first or clou …

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Feb 28 2017

IDC Cloud Computing Forecast Should Be a Wake-up Call for Software Companies

Crystal Bedell

Many companies continue to have concerns about moving their software products to the cloud. We understand. Transitioning to a SaaS business model is a big change that’s not without risk. But if you’re holding out because you think cloud is a passing fad or that your customers will continue to buy from you regardless of […] …

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Feb 7 2017

Introduction to ES6 and Angular 2

Adam Goodnight

Some time ago, after Adobe Flash had fallen to the forces of the open source army, many veterans of Flash such as myself found a home in JavaScript. From the perspective of a designer/Flash-type person, I am here to tell you why Angular 2 makes life easier in the world of web applications and why […] …

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Jan 24 2017

The Benefits of Working at RightBrain: More than a Cloud Job

Crystal Bedell

It’s a New Year, which means new goals. At RightBrain Networks, we’re thinking about the certifications our engineers will earn, the conferences we’ll attend and how much we plan to grow. If your goals include a career in cloud computing, we might be the place for you. In the past three years we’ve grown 400%, […] …

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Sep 13 2016

Preview: This One Weird Trick Can Save a Failing Project

Crystal Bedell

It’s no secret that project failure is an albatross around IT’s neck. CIO reports that 50% of businesses had an IT project fail in the prior 12 months. With applications being key to business transformation, organizations can’t afford the risk of project failure. But how do you save a failing project? This Thursday RightBrain CTO […] …

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Jul 7 2016

Video Tutorial: How to Build a Web App on Amazon Without EC2

Crystal Bedell

If you want to build a scalable, highly available web application on the AWS cloud, AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) is the obvious approach. But it’s not always the best choice. EC2 is expensive for low-volume web applications, and it can be difficult to use if you’re new to cloud application development. Bill Heitzeg, Chief […] …

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Jul 5 2016

AWS Kinesis Logging with Logback Classic and RBN’s aws­kinesis­logback

Tanya Atanasova

Amazon enables you to log to its streaming service, AWS Kinesis. Using Logback Classic and SLF4J, we developed a maven plugin for Spring Boot Framework. AWS Kinesis is Amazon’s streaming service that scales elastically to provide unlimited storage. Behind AWS Kinesis is a DynamoDB table, AWS’ NoSQL solution. A Kinesis stream of one shard can [& …

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Jun 30 2016

Versioning, Branching and Testing Infrastructure as Code

Derek DeJonghe

Infrastructure management is evolving. Instead of provisioning hardware and tracking infrastructure in Excel spreadsheets, we can now interact with virtualized infrastructure resources in programmatic ways. Enter Infrastructure as Code (IaC). IaC allows us greater reliability and flexibility than traditional hardware. We can now treat the infrastru …

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May 26 2016

Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning in the Fight Against Invasive Species

Crystal Bedell

Natural language processing and machine learning may seem like unlikely weapons in the fight against invasive species, but for the Great Lakes Commission (GLC), they are key to understanding the scope of the problem. The Internet has enabled all kinds of criminal activity, from the distribution of destructive malware to the buying and selling of [& …

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May 19 2016

Criteria for a Successful Cloud Professional Services Project

Hemant Kishan

With each new IT innovation comes the temptation to deploy technology for technology’s sake, and the cloud is no different. In a desire to reap the cost- and time-saving benefits of the cloud, many IT organizations undergo a “lift and shift” migration. These efforts often fall short of expectations and result in frustration for both [… …

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