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Dolan Cleary

I am a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and am now working with AllCode as a web technician. Currently working within the marketing department.
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Posts and articles by Dolan Cleary

Top CI/CD Tools to Use in App Development

Top CI/CD Tools to Use in App Development

Modern software development requires continuous maintenance over the course of its operational lifespan in the form of continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD). It is tedious work, but helps developers worry less about critical breakdowns. Automating this cycle provides an easier means by which rollbacks can occur in the case of a bad update while providing additional benefits such as security and compliance functionality.

Top Software as a Service Companies in 2024

Top Software as a Service Companies in 2024

Spending for public cloud usage continues to climb with every year. In 2023, nearly $600 billion was spent world-wide with a third of that being taken up by SaaS. By comparison, Infrastructure as a Service only takes up $150 billion and Platform as a Service makes up $139 billion. On average, companies use roughly 315 individual SaaS applications for their operations and are gradually increasing on a yearly basis. SaaS offers a level of cost efficiency that makes it an appealing option for consuming software.

AWS Graviton and Arm-architecture Processors

AWS Graviton and Arm-architecture Processors

AWS launched its new batch of Arm-based processors in 2018 with AWS Graviton. It is a series of server processors designed for Amazon EC2 virtual machines. The EC2 AI instances support web servers, caching fleets, distributed data centers, and containerized microservices. Arm architecture is gradually being rolled out to handle enterprise-grade utilities at scale. Graviton instances are popular for handling intense workloads in the cloud.

The Most Popular Cloud Cost Optimization Tools

The Most Popular Cloud Cost Optimization Tools

Cloud environments and their pricing models can be difficult to control. Cloud computing does not offer the best visibility and it is easy to lose track of which price control factors are having an impact on your budget. Having the right tools can help put value to parts of an environment and provide guides on how to better bring budgetary issues back under control.

AWS Snowflake Data Warehouse Pricing Guide

AWS Snowflake Data Warehouse Pricing Guide

AWS Snowflake Data Warehouse – or just Snowflake – is a data cloud built for users to mobilize, centralize, and process large quantities of data. Regardless of how many sources are connected to Snowflake or the user’s preferred type of organized data used, data is easily stored and controllably shared with selectively-authorized access. Snowflake does offer extensive control over its pricing, though how it works isn’t always clear.

Single-Tenant vs. Multi-Tenant Cloud Environments

Single-Tenant vs. Multi-Tenant Cloud Environments

Operating a cloud environment and optimizing Software as a Service can be managed in two different methods. Reasons for adopting either single-tenant or multi-tenant cloud environments are dependent on business and customer-related factors as well as how much more expensive one architectural structure will be over the other. Both structure types also have a number of security and privacy implications tied to their inherent design.

Guide to Cost Factors for Amazon’s RDS Pricing

Guide to Cost Factors for Amazon’s RDS Pricing

Amazon sports a complex pricing model. As simple as the pay-for-what-you-use model sounds, there are several nuances to every service from data used to computing components chosen that can easily let users blow through their entire budget. That’s not to say AWS is an inherently expensive platform and can be adapted to with proper planning and understanding of the contributing factors to billing.

The Best Containers Platforms to Replace Docker

The Best Containers Platforms to Replace Docker

Docker is still a popular platform for container projects and applications due to its ease of use, modernized tools, and widely accepting compatibility. It’s capable of packaging applications with their dependencies, letting the application run on any OS and multiple environment types. It can roll back, track changes to specific users, and run on any environment it’s installed on. As much as Docker has revolutionized the use of containers, Kubernetes has started depreciating it as early as 2020.