Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Budget overruns? Try Amazon Database Migration Accelerator

Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (DMA) was launched on 24 June, 2020 by AWS. Initially, AWS offers DMA to customers who are migrating from Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon Aurora or Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for PostgreSQL or MySQL. In future, Amazon DMA will include additional source and target databases, data warehouses, and analytics systems. Amazon DMA brings together AWS Database Migration Service (DMS), AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT), and AWS database migration experts to help customers migrate away from traditional commercial databases at fixed prices. You can read more at the official Amazon Database Migration Accelerator page.

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Amazon DMA vs other migration projects
Other migration projects include a variable cost that depends on the resources used during the migration process. Amazon DMA offers fixed price migrations that you can pay after the migration is done. Hence reducing the risk of budget overruns. In addition to AWS DMS, AWS SCT, and migration experts, Amazon DMA also uses the vast technical knowledge gained by Amazon’s engineers while migrating internal systems to AWS database services. Amazon DMA migration solutions are offered by APN partners (like cloud.in) by allowing you to assemble the right combination of solutions to fit your business requirements. To learn if you qualify, please reach out to cloud.in at sales@cloud.in or visit our contact us page.

Why Amazon DMA from Cloud.in?
Clients have frequently given feedback that traditional database migrations eat up an unreasonable amount of effort and usually result in budget overruns or delays. This is because re-factoring applications from one database engine to another can be time consuming and technically challenging. Engineers working on these migrations require an in-depth familiarity of both the origin and target databases, as well as various programming frameworks. We at Cloud.in have these experienced engineers for your database migration projects.

Feel free to write to us at sales@cloud.in for any further information.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Video and Audio calling from mobile browsers now assisted by Amazon Chime SDK

You can join your web application to Amazon Chime SDK video and audio resources using the Amazon Chime SDK for JavaScript in your AWS account. You can add support for mobile web by integrating the recent version of the SDK obtainable on npm and updating your application UI for the mobile form factor if you are already using the Amazon Chime SDK in a web application. Now with this feature, you can utilize the Amazon Chime SDK for JavaScript to set up video as well as audio calling applications planned for the mobile web. With JavaScript SDK support on Google Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS, you can occupy your clients on their mobile devices excluding the need of a download. When downloading an app is selected, you can design native mobile apps with the Amazon Chime SDKs for iOS and Android. The Amazon Chime SDK is a series of real-time communications elements that developers can utilize to promptly add video calling, audio calling, and screen sharing powers to their individual web or mobile applications. Developers can support the unchanged communication infrastructure and services that power Amazon Chime, an online meetings service from AWS, and provide occupying experiences in their applications.
You can read more about Amazon Chime see the following resources:

Friday, 26 June 2020

Emoji Reactions to Comments is now offered by AWS CodeCommit

AWS CodeCommit is a source control service that makes it simple for teams to ally on code in a secure and highly scalable ecosystem. CodeCommit removes the necessity to run your own source control system or worry about scaling its infrastructure. New feature introduced by AWS CodeCommit i.e. emoji reactions to comments on pull requests and commits. With this feature, a developer can respond to a comment faster by clicking on the emoji icon in the comment to view a list of supported emojis. They can then pick an emoji from the list that introduces their report about the comment. CodeCommit logs the selected emoji as a reaction to that comment. The list of supported emojis contains favoured reactions like thumbs-up and thumbs-down, smiley face, heart, and ship-it. To know more about comment reactions in AWS CodeCommit please refer to the documentation. And to get the complete list of AWS Regions where AWS CodeCommit is accessible, refer AWS CodeCommit documentation.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Migrating Your SAP B1 Workloads to AWS with Cloud.in


Migrating Your SAP B1 Workloads to AWS with Cloud.in

19th June 2020 (Friday)   |   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (IST)

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Businesses can access all the benefits of the SAP Business One solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS) without needing to make long-term commitments or costly capital expenditures for the required IT infrastructure. Both the SAP Business One, version for Microsoft SQL Server and SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA are supported by SAP for production on AWS. We will help learn about the benefits and options for running SAP Business One solutions on AWS, and how to implement and operate the SAP Business One environment effectively on AWS.

What will be covered!

  • Is moving to Cloud a good Choice?
  • Why AWS?
  • Advantages of Moving SAP B1 from On-Premises to AWS Cloud.
  • SAP B1 On MS SQL / HANA?
  • Migrating to AWS
  • Licensing


Ganesh Sawhney

Ganesh Sawhney

Amazon Web Services 
Partner Solution Architect 

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A.S.N. Prasad

Hostin Services Pvt Ltd
Director-Strategy & BD

Apurva Parad

Hostin Services Pvt Ltd
Solution Architect

Who should attend? 
Directors / Proprietors / Founders / CIOs / IT Heads / SAP Admins

Session Timing:
Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (IST)

Registration URL:
Cloud.in - Hostin Services Private Limited, 10 Sneh Centre, 1182/2 F.C. Road, Shivajinagar, Pune, MAHARASHTRA 411005, India, +91-20-66080101

Monday, 8 June 2020

Now Europe (Frankfurt) region can use Amazon Aurora Serverless with PostgreSQL compatibility

Amazon Aurora is a completely organized relational database which unites the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the ease and cost-efficiency of open source databases. Aurora Serverless is an on-demand, auto-scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora (MySQL-compatible and PostgreSQL-compatible editions), where the database will automatically start up, shut down, and scale capacity up or down based on your application's needs. It's an easy, cost-efficient alternative for unusual, irregular, or uncertain workloads. Further, you do not have to provide or handle database capacity while using Amazon Aurora Serverless. Only you have to create an endpoint using the Amazon RDS Management Console, and Aurora Serverless manages the remaining. Only you have to pay for the database resources you utilize, on a per-second basis and you don't charge for the database instance except if it's really ongoing. Amazon Aurora Serverless with PostgreSQL compatibility feature is now accessible in Europe (Frankfurt) region. With this feature expansion, it is currently available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions. To know more information on Aurora Serverless, read AWS Blog, the Aurora Serverless product page, and in the Aurora documentation.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Container health checks and load balancer views in Spinnaker v1.20 features are introduced by Amazon ECS

Amazon ECS (Elastic Container Service) is an entirely organized container orchestration service. Further, ECS can easily merge with other AWS services to involve new potentials to ECS. Now Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) introduced assistance for container health checks and a new user interface for load balancers in Spinnaker v1.20. And you can utilize container health checks via a Spinnaker deployment pipeline which is merged with ECS services. You can also outlook and sort load balancers for ECS services in Spinnaker itself to see load balancers and the deployment pipeline for your ECS services in the same tool. ECS containerized applications deployed using a Spinnaker deployment pipeline can now utilize container health checks to control whether containers are set to receive requests. Earlier, container health checks could be configured in Spinnaker, but were not estimated through ECS deployments. Now deployments to ECS services will hold for any configured container health checks to finish before get going. Further, you can outlook the load balancers, listeners, and target groups related with ECS services inside the Load Balancer Infrastructure tab. This allows you outlook and sort load balancers in use by ECS services in Spinnaker itself, rather than AWS Management Console. Visit the Spinnaker release notes to learn more about the release. To set up the Spinnaker pipeline with ECS, visit the Spinnaker documentation. To learn more about the container health checks, visit the ECS documentation .

Friday, 15 May 2020

How Cloud Computing Helps You Run the Business Remotely

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, remote working has become our savior. Saving millions of jobs, remote working is gradually becoming a norm.

The concept of remote working is not new especially for small businesses. It has lurked in a threadbare cloak for ages. According to a recent study by Buffer, 99% of the employees are willing to work remotely at some point in their careers. Given the current scenarios, this concept is becoming the norm. But is that even possible? Is remote working a new work culture? If so how will the company grow? There are a plethora of questions that come along with remote work policy.

However, owing to the benefits it comes with, remote working is establishing itself as an effective business policy. Let’s gain some more insight regarding remote working and how cloud computing can aid in the new norm.

  1. Why Do People Prefer Remote Working?
    We all have realized the value of time and prefer to be flexible in managing it. People wish to have a better handle on their personal and professional lives. They need some flexibility, be it a wish to go to the doctor or pick their kids from school along with managing their work hours.
    Entrepreneurs feel the need to access their data from any location. They can save a substantial amount of time and can be more productive if they don’t have to come to office. Not only businessmen but employers too can benefit from work from home policy. Employees have shown to be more productive when allowed to work remotely. Increased employee satisfaction rates mean better retaining rates. Keeping the fact in mind that new joiners take some time to reach the desired satisfaction rate, remote working policy proves itself to be useful.
  2. Testing the Waters
    The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the waters across the globe with everyone working from their homes. This is the perfect opportunity for small businesses to introduce a remote working policy.
    Not only employers but it is also a great time for employers to ascertain whether they are cut out for remote working. Some employees may feel that they are more productive when they are in the office. Of course, this too shall pass and hopefully, everything will be back to normal soon.
  3. How Cloud Computing Empowers Remote Working
    Ever wondered how MNCs function with teams scattered across different parts of the world? Thankfully cloud computing has allowed employees to access their data through their mobile phones, attend video conferences from the comfort of their homes, and manage their ongoing projects even from Timbuktoo. The days when employees had to be glued to their systems to be productive are behind us.

Cloud computing is becoming a valuable asset to increase employee productivity while not having to burn a hole in the pocket. Few entrepreneurs are aware of cloud computing and its benefits, the others may analyze its pros and cons before arriving at any conclusion.

Furthermore, the statistics by Gartner shows that cloud hosting is gaining popularity among businesses as they can have the best of bost worlds---cloud computing and have to work remotely with their favorite applications. Let’s have a look at the benefits of cloud computing.

  • Enhanced Accessibility :
    Remote working is not a new concept for entrepreneurs. They have been at it for a long time since they spend more time with their clients than in the office. On the contrary, working from office would have resulted in loss of valuable office hours when traveling or out for a meeting with a client.
    With cloud computing here to save the day, entrepreneurs can access their data from any part of the globe and keep track of their business even while meeting a client.
  • Save Space :
    Space can often be a problem especially small businesses that are often out of funds to deploy physical servers. And even those who do, face issues with finding adequate space for the server room. With cloud services, they can store their data and applications on the provider’s remote cloud infrastructure.
    Therefore, this saves the cost of deploying on-premise servers, air conditioning, bulky cables, and power supplies that are needed to ensure a smooth-running server room.
  • Multiple Device Compatibility :
    Employees can work on any device for instance (laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) and operating systems (Windows, Linux, macOS, etc.) if the business applications and data are hosted on the cloud. This allows employers to provide flexibility to their employees.
  • Better Data Security :
    There have been multiple occasions where the local hardware has crashed with crucial information in it. But if the data is not stored on the on-premise hardware but is stored in a remote data center, the chances of data loss or theft are low.
    Furthermore, the risk of physical data breaches is also eliminated as the service providers have a dedicated cyber security team that looks over the factors like data encryption, multi-factor authentication, and the latest firewalls.
  • Scalability :
    Small and medium enterprises are always in search of that one project that will boost the reputation of their firm. Regardless of the company scale, the current situation has affected each and every business to some extent. Let’s take an example where the sales team was on the verge of sealing the deal, and the whole country goes under a lockdown? If the company lacks a stable cloud computing platform they won’t have to struggle with their remote working employees.
Cloud computing enables companies to spread their operations and data storage with ease. So irrespective of the market conditions, they can move all their data to the cloud, and keep growing.

Conclusion :
Cloud computing is a great way to provide your employees with the flexibility to work from the comfort of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are many companies that are trying their hands at remote working for the first time and are hesitant about this step; the cloud can prove to be their knight in shining armor in the current crisis.

Budget overruns? Try Amazon Database Migration Accelerator

Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (DMA) was launched on 24 June, 2020 by AWS. Initially, AWS offers DMA to customers who are migra...