3 09, 2018

Cloud TCO – Good Housekeeping

By | 2018-09-20T11:37:01+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, Cost Optimization, GCP, Public Cloud|0 Comments

In discussions of cloud computing and data center migrations, the question of “sticker shock” sometimes comes up. Sticker shock is real, but as we’ll show in this series of blog posts, it’s due to [...]

24 08, 2018

Secrets Management Made Easy on AWS

By | 2018-09-10T22:27:45+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Amazon Web Services, AWS, Cloud, Public Cloud, Security|0 Comments

Cost of Automating vs. Cost of Managing Secrets management is one of those things that becomes more and more important as successful small companies grow into successful bigger companies.  At first, with a small group [...]

23 08, 2018

Get Smart About Your Cloud Migration

By | 2018-08-23T09:56:20+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|AWS, Cloud, Cost Optimization, Public Cloud|0 Comments

Migrating to the cloud can be tough. Often, and with good reason, organizations opt for incremental changes when adopting new technologies. But at some level, even a life-and-shift migration will require at least a [...]

22 08, 2018

Getting Security Right with AWS Native Services

By | 2018-08-23T09:41:19+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Amazon Web Services, AWS, Public Cloud, Security|0 Comments

At Foghorn, we spend lots of time helping design and build secure infrastructure running on AWS.  Heck, we've got an entire security practice devoted to it. What we designed in 2012 looked a lot different [...]

28 06, 2018

Foghorn Achieves AWS Well Architected Practitioner

By | 2018-06-28T09:32:50+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Amazon Web Services, AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, Cost Optimization, Public Cloud, Security|0 Comments

Amazon Web Services (AWS) publishes their opinions of best practice architectures, and has historically performed Well Architected Reviews for key customers. Recently, Amazon has enlisted a small group of partners to join them in performing [...]

11 06, 2018

Peer Review – Using Terraform and Lambda to automate VPC Peering

By | 2018-06-13T15:31:24+00:00 June 11th, 2018|AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, Public Cloud|0 Comments

Terraform as a Foundation Terraform is really great. As someone who has spent the better part of the past decade codifying cloud infrastructure, there is an inexorable groan from my vicinity when someone insists we [...]

12 05, 2017

Battle of the PaaS. AWS vs Google Cloud Platform

By | 2018-03-22T22:14:46+00:00 May 12th, 2017|AWS, Cloud Management, GCP, Public Cloud|0 Comments

In the wake of Google's Next '17 event and the AWS San Francisco Summit 2017, I wanted to continue the AWS vs GCP comparison series.  In this part though, I wanted to focus on each public cloud [...]

25 04, 2017

AWS and GCP, Account vs Project Boundaries

By | 2018-03-22T22:50:58+00:00 April 25th, 2017|AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, GCP, Public Cloud|0 Comments

  One of the most interesting differences between GCP and AWS is how each vendor recommends you isolate the blast radius of functional teams.  AWS will tell you that in all likelihood, you will need at [...]

4 04, 2017

New APIs expand the use for AWS Tags

By | 2018-03-22T23:08:04+00:00 April 4th, 2017|AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management|0 Comments

Amazon recently announced some new features around tagging permissions that make tags considerably more useful.  Although this just came out, I already see a few areas where we can simplify automation scripts. More importantly, since we [...]