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Recap – HashiConf Global 2023 Highlights & Updates

Recap – HashiConf Global 2023 Highlights & Updates

Recap - HashiConf Global 2023 Highlights & Updates Raleigh, NC 2024Recap - HashiConf Global 2023 Highlights & Updates HashiConf Global, HashiCorp's premier annual cloud conference, took place in San Francisco, bringing together the brightest minds in cloud...

Triad AWS User Group: AWS Security Overview

Triad AWS User Group: AWS Security Overview

Triad AWS User Group: AWS Security Overview Greensboro, NC 2024 Triad AWS User Group: AWS Security OverviewJoin us for an evening of exploring the world of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Learn how AWS security services and features can be used to enable capabilities for...

AWS re:Invent Roadshow – Charlotte – January 31 2024

AWS re:Invent Roadshow – Charlotte – January 31 2024

AWS re:Invent Roadshow - Charlotte Charlotte 2024Join us at AWS re:Invent Roadshow - CharlotteJoin AWS in January to get a jump start on 2024 at the re:Invent Roadshow - Charlotte! re:Invent is the premier AWS event of the year, featuring dozens of transformative new...

AWS re:Invent Roadshow – Raleigh – January 30 2024

AWS re:Invent Roadshow – Raleigh – January 30 2024

AWS re:Invent Roadshow - Raleigh Raleigh 2024Join us at AWS re:Invent Roadshow - RaleighJoin AWS in January to get a jump start on 2024 at the re:Invent Roadshow - Raleigh! re:Invent is the premier AWS event of the year, featuring dozens of transformative new...

DevOpsDays Chattanooga 2023

DevOpsDays Chattanooga 2023

DevOpsDays Chattanooga 2023This EventIs Hosted By...Join us at DevOpsDays Chattanooga 2023DevOpsDays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. The Gig City...

AWS re:Invent Sphere with ATG & TrendMicro

AWS re:Invent Sphere with ATG & TrendMicro

Las Vegas Sphere with ATG, AWS & TrendMicroWe are excited to team up with TrendMicro & AWS for an event you will not forget!Looking for an AWSome way to connect with your Aligned Technology Group and TrendMicro team during the week of the conference? Join us...

Canes vs Senators October 11th 2023

Canes vs Senators October 11th 2023

Hurricanes vs SenatorsEventSponsors...Secure from code to cloud - The data-driven cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP).You’re Invited!Please join Aligned Technology Group, TrendMicro and AWS for the fastest game in the world.WHENTuesday, October...

CNCF NATS: The Cloud-Native Messaging and Streaming Gem

CNCF NATS: The Cloud-Native Messaging and Streaming Gem

In the dynamic landscape of cloud technology, certain tools and platforms stand out, not just for their technical prowess but for the solutions they offer to modern challenges. One such tool is CNCF NATS, a beacon in the world of messaging systems. In this post, we'll...

HashiCorp License Update: What You Need to Know

HashiCorp License Update: What You Need to Know

Let's dive into an important update from HashiCorp.What Changed HashiCorp is transitioning the source code for its major products to the Business Source License (BSL) v1.1 for future releases. However, APIs, SDKs, most libraries, and Terraform Providers will still be...

Deploying New Platform Services for Software Provider

Deploying New Platform Services for Software Provider

CASE STUDYDeploying New Platform Services for Software ProviderBusiness Intelligence SoftwareExecutive SummarySoftware Provider specializing in services and products delivered to the government, academia, healthcare providers and other corporate clients was looking to...

Securing a “Cloud Native First” Strategy

Securing a “Cloud Native First” Strategy

Introduction As organizations increasingly adopt cloud-native technologies and practices, a "Cloud Native First" strategy is emerging as a popular approach to build and deploy applications that are scalable, resilient, and easily managed. However, alongside the...

Manny Landron Honored for Leadership with NEXT TECH Award

Manny Landron Honored for Leadership with NEXT TECH Award

This article was first posted on nctech.org. To view it click here. NC TECH, in partnership with Business North Carolina, launched the NEXT TECH Awards to showcase and celebrate North Carolina’s rising tech stars. NEXT TECH Awards will honor a selection of individuals...

ATG Founder featured on GrepBeat Triangle Tech News

ATG Founder featured on GrepBeat Triangle Tech News

This article was first posted on grepbeat.com. To view it click here. John Zemonek is the Founder and Managing Director of Aligned Technology Group (“Aligned”), a cloud advisory and services business focused on Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) with expertise in security....

2 Key Services for Securing Your AWS Resources

2 Key Services for Securing Your AWS Resources

Understanding AWS Config & AWS Security Hub in 5-Minutes What is the difference between AWS Config and AWS Security Hub anyway? AWS Config and AWS Security Hub are two different services offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that help users manage and secure their...

Is your service desk meeting the needs of your business?

Is your service desk meeting the needs of your business?

Helpdesk Hour Doesn’t have quite the same ring as happy hour but it will work for the start of this blog.  Why, you might ask, are we talking about helpdesk on this lovely Friday afternoon? Well because we are getting a number of requests for help with helpdesk.  In...

The only thing that is consistent is change

The only thing that is consistent is change

Cloud computing officially turned 15 years old this year and is preparing for her Quinceañera. In 2006, Amazon Web Services started offering technology infrastructure services to third parties in the form of web services. Google followed up by launching Google Cloud...

A little update and some of our current investments

A little update and some of our current investments

Where is the time going? Kids are off to school and the first time I started this blog post summer was just getting ready to move into full swing. So much for posting every month. Well, I am back at it and thought today would be a good day to share where we are and...

How to get started with AI & the bot movement

How to get started with AI & the bot movement

With all of the advancements made thus far, we are still very early in the days of AI & ML. With Tesla and Boston Scientific it is easy to see these wild achievements and wonder what is next on the grand stage but equally interesting to me are what I am...

Consulting & Advisory

Consulting & Advisory

Technology Brokerage, Consulting & Advisory services. So many companies (including ours) leverage these terms to suggest to our customers and prospective customers that we can help them in some vague way. So what’s the deal? I would do a bad job of selling if I...

Reducing the time it takes to buy new technology

Reducing the time it takes to buy new technology

In the technology marketplace today there are hundreds and thousands of suppliers and vendors offering up their tools and services. Many times, they all start to blend together while leveraging marketing key words like security, cloud and digital. While portions of...

3 ways to get serious about cloud

3 ways to get serious about cloud

Before we dive too far into this discussion, I am not a 100% cloud guy nor am I suggesting you should think that way with this post. However, what I am suggesting is that you align your business and IT team in a way where you can get serious about cloud if you haven’t...

Top Tech Needs for Remote Work

Top Tech Needs for Remote Work

There have been a wide range of prospectives provided in the past weeks in regard to the best way to set up your business for remote work. Given the changes created by COVID, it seems that all business owners need to look at remote work as a part of the new norm. I am...

Why Change Collaboration

Why Change Collaboration

Today’s business and technology climate is changing at such a rapid pace, it is hard to keep up for those that focus on it daily. I read a post recently that stated it’s now 2020 and every company is a tech company and every CEO is now a technology leader. While it...

Cost Optimization

Issue: Small AWS deployment with little management oversight and a lack of cloud skills internal to the organization moving from traditional infrastructure to SaaS and cloud based solutions.

 

What we did

  1. AWS Audit
  2. Cost Optimization Review
  3. Ongoing Monitoring

 

Result:

  • Eliminated unused storage volumes and the old application server no longer in use, the charges for AWS resulted in a savings of 51% per month.
  • We’ll continue to monitor AWS billing and finance to ensure maintenance of savings and identify other future changes.

Cost Optimization

Issue: Small AWS deployment with little management oversight and a lack of cloud skills internal to the organization moving from traditional infrastructure to SaaS and cloud based solutions.

 

What we did

  1. AWS Audit
  2. Cost Optimization Review
  3. Ongoing Monitoring

 

Result:

  • Eliminated unused storage volumes and the old application server no longer in use, the charges for AWS resulted in a savings of 51% per month.
  • We’ll continue to monitor AWS billing and finance to ensure maintenance of savings and identify other future changes.