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  • How SaaS Platforms Can Provide Career Opportunities to "Quiet Quitters"

    The pandemic-era work-at-home trend has caused some workers to decide they enjoyed it so much they refused to return to the office. Many would rather be fired, creating a sizable opportunity for SaaS developers. Work-from-home businesses require SaaS platforms that enable entrepreneurs to connect with their customers and handle their workflow. Here's some inspiration to get developers started.

  • DynamoDB Data Transformation Safety: from Manual Toil to Automated and Open Source

    Data transformation remains a continuous challenge in engineering and built upon manual toil. The open source utility Dynamo Data Transform was built to simplify and build safety and guardrails into data transformation for DynamoDB based systems––built upon a robust manual framework that was then automated and open sourced. This article discusses the challenges with Data Transformation.

  • Choosing the Right Cloud Infrastructure for Your SaaS Start-up

    As a solutions architect, I have been designing SaaS applications for years and I have seen start-ups struggle to find the right cloud infrastructure and improve their product offering. These experiences prompted me to write this article as a tool to help companies make a pragmatic fact and data-driven decision.

  • SaaS DR/BC: If You Think Cloud Data is Forever, Think Again

    SaaS is quickly becoming the default tool for how we build and scale businesses. It’s cheaper and faster than ever before. However, this reliance on SaaS comes with the risk of disaster recovery. The “Shared Responsibility Model” doesn’t just govern your relationship with cloud, it actually impacts all of cloud computing. Even for SaaS, users are on the hook for protecting their own data.

  • A Reference Architecture for Fine-Grained Access Management on the Cloud

    In this article, we will define a new reference architecture for cloud-native companies that are looking for a simplified access management solution for their cloud resources, from SSH hosts, databases, data warehouses, to message pipelines and cloud storage endpoints.

  • Agile at Red Hat

    This article is a story of the conversion journey from FeedHenry, a startup from Waterford, Ireland, into Red Hat. It’s also charting the journey of agile as a whole in Red Hat, as this story is being replicated across the product suite that Red Hat offers.

  • Real-time Data Processing in AWS Cloud

    In this article, author Oleksii Tymchenko discusses a bio-informatic software as a service (SaaS) product called Chorus, which was built as a public data warehousing and analytical platform for mass spectrometry data. Other features of the product include real-time visualization of raw mass-spec data.

  • Application Delivery Controllers - Bridging the Gap Between DevOps and Network Planning

    This article examines the attributes needed to make an application delivery controller suited for SaaS and cloud-based Web properties and how these attributes map to the unique requirements of cloud-based application service providers.

  • BYOC and the Rise of Hybrid Cloud

    Chris Smith offers insights on how to leverage the increasing employee adoption of cloud services (Bring Your Own Cloud) to perform their work. Understanding the risks and benefits becomes essential.

  • SaaS-ify Legacy Applications

    Legacy applications can be difficult to move to the cloud, yet you may want to include them in your IT-as-a-Service strategy. This article discusses an approach to wrapping legacy applications for delivery as Software-as-a-Service.

  • The SaaS Development Lifecycle

    Many companies today are struggling with how to take advantage of cloud technologies while integrating them into their existing development and operating procedures. This article will show you how to adapt your existing development and operating procedures to the cloud.

  • The Problem with Cloud-Computing Standardization

    In this IEEE article, author Sixto Ortiz Jr. discusses the issues and challenges we are facing in cloud computing standardization. He also compares the cloud-computing standards proposed by organizations like Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), IEEE, Open Grid Forum, OASIS, and Storage Networking Industry Association.