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 5

Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. Alvaro Echeverri, Senior Cloud Engineer at 2nd Watch, discusses how to move data out of your data center quickly in the final part of our 5-part video series.

How to Shut Down Your Data Center in 2 Months: Part 4

Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. Imran Ahmed, Practice Director at 2nd Watch, discusses key factors in ensuring a smooth transition of your data center to the cloud in part 4 of our 5-part video series.

How to Shut Down Your Data Center in 2 Months: Part 3

Learn how you can shut down your data center and migrate to AWS in only 2 months. Randall Barnes, Principal Architect at 2nd Watch, discusses best practices in migrating large transactional datasets and scripting or coding recommended to orchestrate a clean cutover in part 3 of our 5-part video series.

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.

Extend your Datacenter into the AWS Cloud

Using the Cloud seems like a no-brainer these days for new development or new projects.  Green field is a great and easy place to start when working with the Cloud.

What if I have a datacenter?  Servers?  Existing infrastructure?  How do I leverage the Cloud?

At 2nd Watch one of our core compentencies is helping businesses leverage their existing investment in infrastructure with the new economies of Cloud Computing.  Recently I co-hosted a webinar with AWS to talk about how you can leverage AWS to extend your existing datacenter(s) for various reasons: extended capacity, batch processing, one-time heavy workloads, marketing websites, etc., etc.

Below are the slides from the presentation: Or you can listen to a recording of the live webinar here.

Or you can listen to a recording of the live webinar.

-Kris