Team RBN Employee Spotlight – John M.

 What part do you play on the team here at RBN? I am an Account Executive with RBN.  On a daily basis I prospect numerous organizations in attempt to find a …

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Preview: How to Pull Off an AWS RDS Migration with Zero Downtime

Imagine migrating your AWS RDS databases running in EC2-Classic to a VPC—without taking them down or prohibiting writes for any length of time. What do you do? Spencer Thomas and …

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Guide to Amazon QuickSight, Part 1: An Introduction

The latest addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a Business Intelligence (BI) tool called Amazon QuickSight. Built directly into AWS, QuickSight makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc …

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Innovation Key to AWS being Named Cloud Leader for 6 Consecutive Years

While the market for Microsoft cloud services is growing – fast – Amazon Web Services continues to be the unequivocal leader in infrastructure as a service (IaaS). For the sixth …

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Tutorial: How to Extend AWS CloudFormation with Lambda

AWS CloudFormation is an amazing infrastructure management tool that allows you to define requests for resources in a domain-specific templating language. CloudFormation has built-in binary logic within the template in …

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Leveraging Vagrant to Accelerate Development in AWS

The emergence of cloud technologies has created new opportunities for application development. Environments can now be version-controlled, and multiple instances can be spun up to run several tasks at once. …

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

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 …

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Software Development

AWS Kinesis Logging with Logback Classic and RBN’s aws­kinesis­logback

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 …

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Software Development

Versioning, Branching and Testing Infrastructure as Code

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). …

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5 Ways to Ensure an Amazon RDS Migration Failure

In my last blog post I provided eight tips to surviving a live database migration to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Today, I’m going to give you five ways (plus …

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