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Full Disclosure Vlog: Dispelling the Myths of DevOps

Welcome to Full Disclosure, our new video blog series with expert technical tips and tricks for navigating the world of the cloud.

In our first vlog we discuss what DevOps is, what the origins of the method and term are and how you can start. At 2nd Watch, we define DevOps as a cultural change. Learn more about the myths of DevOps with Lars Cromley, 2nd Watch Director of Engineering.


Decommissioning Yamaha's Data Center

If you missed this breakout session at AWS re:Invent 2014, don’t miss this session recording. Learn how Yamaha and 2nd Watch migrated Yamaha’s data center to Amazon Web Services in this AWS re:Invent 2014 breakout session recording.

When Yamaha Corporation needed to reduce infrastructure cost, AWS was the solution. The following video talks about how Yamaha and 2nd Watch migrated mission-critical applications, configured Availability Zones for data replication, configured disaster recovery for Oracle E-Business Suite, and designed file system backups for Yamaha’s environment on AWS.

Information on AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference that offers 3 days of technical content so attendees can dive deeper into the AWS cloud computing platform. The event is ideal for developers, architects, and technical decision makers – as well as AWS partners, press, and analysts interested in cloud computing. The majority of the conference content is focused on technical deep dives for existing AWS customers, but there is also content covering new service announcements, overviews of existing services, and content for executive decision makers.

The next AWS re:Invent will be held October 5-9, 2015 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. For more information click here: AWS re:Invent 2015


How to Shut Down Your Data Center in 2 Months: Part 2

2nd Watch has helped hundreds of companies shut down their data centers and migrate to AWS, taking advantage of the cost savings, elasticity and on-demand benefits of the cloud. Many of those companies required tight timeframes of only 1-3 months!

Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. Chris Nolan, Director of Engineering at 2nd Watch, discusses the type of technologies enterprises are using today to help make migrations go faster and what an enterprise should have ready prior to engaging in a migration to ensure it goes quickly and smoothly.

Check back here on our blog or on our YouTube channel for the next video in this 5-part series.