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SPK Releases vCAD™

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SPK and Associates, LLC (SPK) is excited to announce the release of their new Virtual Engineering Platform – vCAD™. vCAD is an easy-to-use product that allows engineers to quickly set up and manage cloud workstations...

Moving to the Atlassian Cloud Series – Part 4 Multi-instance migrations

As an Atlassian Solution Partner, SPK and Associates knows the move to the Atlassian Cloud can be challenging.  This four-part webinar series will explore what’s on the horizon for organizations that are looking at moving from on-premise Atlassian Jira instances, what...
Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Last time, we talked about why engineering loves AWS so much. Now we’re going to look through the other end of the telescope: Why does IT have such an affinity for Azure? Microsoft’s Cloud Market Share Is Growing While Azure has long played second fiddle in the cloud...

How Amazon Came to Rule the Cloud Kingdom

How Amazon Came to Rule the Cloud Kingdom

In our last article we discussed the affinity engineering organizations have for AWS as their preferred cloud platform. Now we’re going to delve a bit deeper into that topic. Amazon Web Services Rules the Cloud Kingdom AWS is the undisputed king of the cloud platform...

Decoding the Tensions Between Azure and AWS

Decoding the Tensions Between Azure and AWS

The cloud is a hot space right now. How hot? Forrester predicts a global public cloud market of $178 billion by year’s end. That’s up from $146 billion last year. After 2018, Forrester pegs the compound annual growth rate at a whopping 22 percent. The Undisputed...

Hybrid Cloud Implementation Pitfalls Your Small Business Needs to Avoid

Hybrid Cloud Implementation Pitfalls Your Small Business Needs to Avoid

If you’re like many SMBs, IT infrastructure is not your favorite topic. You think about it when you have to, which means that it often becomes neglected, lagging behind other capital investments. What’s more, there’s a good chance your current IT  solutions are...

Five Hybrid Cloud Implementation Pitfalls an SMB can Avoid

Five Hybrid Cloud Implementation Pitfalls an SMB can Avoid

You likely know your company's IT infrastructure must be upgraded soon. However, you may be avoiding it due to perceived cost or difficulty. The good news is that you don’t have to make large capital expenditures to expand and update your IT infrastructure. Hybrid...

Electric Flow 8.0 New Feature: Manual and Automated Retry on Error

Electric Flow 8.0 New Feature: Manual and Automated Retry on Error

Electric Cloud recently released version 8.0 of their build and deployment orchestration tool, Electric Flow. This latest release includes many new features, but the focus of this article will be the ability to retry tasks and stages from a failed pipeline and why...

Creating “Custom” Facts in Puppet

Creating “Custom” Facts in Puppet

The servers that I’m managing can be divided into two groups, colo and local servers. While most of the configuration has been similar between these two, there have been a growing number of things which I’ve had to configure differently through Puppet. The latest...

Puppet Quick Setup Guide (Part 2) – How to Configure Puppet Master

Puppet Quick Setup Guide (Part 2) – How to Configure Puppet Master

Recently I explained how to easily set up communication between a Puppet client and master. In this follow up post I’ll outline the steps involved in configuring the Puppet master to control the client machine. Starting out with Puppet does not have to be a...