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Author: Michael Otey

Michael Otey is president of TECA, a technical content production, consulting and software development company in Portland,

AWS Adds Support for NetApp ONTAP

by Michael Otey

One of the major announcements from this past AWS Storage Day 2021, September 2nd 2021, was Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is a fully managed storage service that enables businesses to run NetApp ONTAP file systems in the AWS cloud. ONTAP from NetApp  is an enterprise data management solution designed to provide… Read More

Amazon Retires EC2-Classic

by Michael Otey

It seems hard to believe but Amazon’s EC2 was first launched back in 2006. It was Amazon’s third major cloud service behind their Simple Storage Service (S3) and Simple Queue Service (SQS).  I think it’s fair to say that Amazon EC2 was the driving force behind many businesses’ initial move toward Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). This July… Read More

Using DR to Protect Against Ransomware

by Michael Otey

While 2020 will surely be remembered as the year of the pandemic, it’s quite possible that 2021 will be remembered as the year of ransomware too. Ransomware attacks seem to be running amok through 2021 and almost daily occurrences have been reported. Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a company’s files… Read More

Amazon Location Service is Now Generally Available

by Michael Otey

Location and mapping are vital aspects of many mobile applications. However, developers face significant barriers to integrating location functionality into their applications. Integrating location services with your other mobile and web services can be difficult and time-consuming. Plus, there are issues around cost, privacy and security. First announced as a preview back in December 2020,… Read More

Amazon Releases AWS S3 Object Lambda

by Michael Otey

One of the most significant enhancements for AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) is the release of AWS S3 Object Lambda. In case you were wondering what Lambda is, Lambda is the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the programming world, a Lambda function is a small anonymous function or block of code that can… Read More