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VMWare to CloudStack

Posted by Chris on July 27, 2012

Until recently we were leveraging VMWare and RHEL/Windows 7 to support our customers and their environments. We decided to make an investment in hardware and software and step up to a private cloud and reduce our burn in AWS. Our organization is supporting clients on a wide range of middleware from Oracle OSB, Oracle SOA […]

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HKM shares AWS EBS plugin to Atlassian Marketplace

Posted by Chris on July 25, 2012

Bean Sprout is one of our first public products we have released that came out of our own development efforts with clients. Our challenge was to automate the build process and deployment to an application running in AWS Elastic Beanstalk. We started with using the command line tools available for S3 and EBS. This however […]

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Software Supply Chain

Posted by Chris on July 21, 2012

Jason Van Zyl, a founder of such open source projects as Apache Maven, Apache Velocity and others, wrote an interesting article comparing the automotive supply chain and the now software supply chain we leverage every day. With that comes responsibility. Jason unveils the security and compatibility risks that third party plugins, jars etc. impart on […]

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Build products for yourself first

Posted by Chris on July 11, 2012

As a boutique consulting organization, everyone on the team is focused on delivering value to our clients and along the way developing tools to simplify our jobs. Over the past 20 years, we have worked with some great innovators in the IT space including Annrai O’Toole (Cape Clear, IONA), Sam Geisberg and Steven Walske (PTC), […]

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