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Put It In the Cloud. It’s Safer There.

By Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity

Times Have Changed – For the Better It wasn’t long ago – maybe 10 years – that the headline of this article would have blown my mind.  And I’d probably have dismissed this whole blog post as ridiculous propaganda.  But times have changed. If you’re still a cloud naysayer, even after all this time, I don’t expect this little post to fully change your mind.  But maybe it can put a chip in your preconceptions. And I’m not going deep here.  If you want to talk more, question my assumptions, or even rage from your rooftop, please feel free to…

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Cloud Misconceptions: My data center is more secure than the cloud

By Cloud Computing One Comment

Thanks to marketers, salespeople, and old school big-iron IT grognards, the term “Cloud Computing” has become as amorphous as its puffy, shapeshifting namesake.  Movies, commercials, scandals, and phone features have thrown the term around to the point where it has become very difficult for the average IT professional to define.  Cloud has hit a point in its hype cycle where people understand just enough to be dangerous — and this lack of knowledge tends to lead to misconception and oversimplification of an otherwise deeply stratified and diverse set of technologies. In this blog post, I aim to debunk for the Cloud Noobs out there…

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A Case for the Cloud for a Small Business

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Alpine Cyber Solutions is a proponent of well-planned and executed application of cloud computing as an enabler for a company to improve its security stance.  We spend quite a bit of time trying to convince people that this class of technologies is the financial and technological future of IT. We have already written about some misconceptions you and others may have about the cloud. There are definite challenges to moving a large datacenter and all of its applications to the cloud. But there are plenty of well-trodden patterns in place that make it achievable and immediately beneficial for companies who can see past…

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Amazon Web Services: The Magic of Lambda

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Here at Alpine we are in love with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and for good reason. They are by far the leading cloud platform and always push innovation. AWS has many different services, but the one we will focus on today is Lambda. Lambda gives you the ability to run code (written in Node.js, Java, or Python) without the need to have a server powering it, as far you you are aware or care. But how can this be real? We are used to running code. A server is stood up and libraries are loaded onto it. From there we…

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