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OilMan Magazine 

DevOps Provides Digital Pipelines to Cloud Benefits  Written by Flux7 CEO, Aater Suleman

In this article for OilMan Magazine, Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman discusses how using DevOps to enable the cloud journey has helped organizations achieve enterprise agility, as well as five tips to build a roadmap to success.


Toyota Research Institute Discusses DevOps Automation and Rapid Innovation.   Written by Flux7 CEO, Aater Suleman

In this article at devops.com Flux7 CEO discusses how TRI is using DevOps automation to drive its research and engineering.

CIO Magazine 
G6 Hospitality finds room to grow in AWS Cloud

In this article at CIO Magazine, G6 Hospitality shares insight about their journey to cloud and working with Flux7 to drive business change through agile IT.

Container Journal 

Flux7 Announces Landing Zones For Secure, Scalable AWS Adoption

Flux7, a services, and technology company that specializes in extreme automation on top of Amazon Web Services, today announced Flux7 Landing Zones on AWS, a cloud implementation service that provides enterprise companies with a rapid route to a secure foundation in AWS.


Flux7 Looks To Drive Successful DevOps Pilots With Automated Solution Packages

The cutting-edge AWS partner analyzed data from past customers to understand where DevOps journeys stumble and how to help enterprises avoid common pitfalls.


Flux7 Introduces New Solutions to Modernize Common Business Applications

Flux7 Renovate solutions simplify and accelerate common business application provisioning on AWS Cloud


Flux7 Ranks in Top 20 Percent of Fastest-Growing Private Companies on Inc. 5000

Flux7 Ranks 906 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 547 Percent

Information Week 

Tips for Assessing Cloud Migration Options

The decision process for selecting the right cloud options for various applications starts with an assessment of each individual application.

CIO Review 

20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers – 2018

With one eye on efficiency and the other on future enhancements, a distinguished panel of CEOs, analysts and CIOs have produced a list of the top DevOps solution providers, ensuring powerful yet innovative solutions prominent in the field of development and operations.


Code Delivery: Pipeline Automation for the Speed to Innovate

Article by Aater Suleman discussing how many large enterprises with traditional infrastructure struggle to make continuous delivery pipelines a standard requirement for their development process.

Built In Austin 

Built In Austin’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2018

Annual List Features 50 startups to watch, local companies founded in the last five years that are poised to make an impression.


The Best Cloud Migration Path

Flux7 CEO, Aater Suleman, weighs in on three migration approaches, lift and shift, replatforming and refactoring.


7 Austin Tech Companies Recognized on CRN’s 2017 Next-Gen 250 List

Annual List Features Trailblazing IT Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies

CIO Review 

Flux7 Named as one of CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers 2017

CIOReview’s editorial board and a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts have chosen the leading AWS providers. Companies featured demonstrate an ability to implement innovative technologies combined with incredible customer service.


Work with the Kubernetes Configuration to Deploy Containers

Kubernetes deploys containers in scalable, logical and highly available configurations, which makes it a valuable addition to IT operations. Flux7 CTO Ali Hussain talks with TechTarget about Kubernetes’ configuration tips.


What Comes First: Cloud Or DevOps?

Flux7 weighs in on this chicken or egg question by sharing why approaching DevOps and Cloud in tandem is a preferable approach for most organizations.

Baseline Magazine 

How to Build a Better DevOps Model

“The ability to push DevOps into the mainstream of the organization through a best-practice approach is key to success,” Suleman says.


Paving the Road to DevOps with Automation

Using its Enterprise DevOps Framework as a guide, Flux7 shares how automation paves the way to a successful DevOps Model


Flux7 Achieves AWS Service Delivery Partner Status for Amazon CloudFront

Flux7 best practices for Amazon CloudFront help improve user experiences with fast, stable and secure content delivery


The Relationship Between The Cloud And DevOps

In this article for Forbes Technology Council, Flux7’s Aater Suleman shares insights on how cloud computing and DevOps work together to help businesses drive meaningful IT transformation that directly impacts business goals.

Software Development Times 

Top 10 Considerations when Planning Docker-Based Microservices

Microservices are a growing consideration for development teams that want to increase their agility, iterate faster and move at the speed of the market. Flux7’s Aater Suleman shares best practices and top considerations to ensure success.


Container Powered AWS Migration in Action

Containers are an ideal foundation for migration factories, allowing organizations to create a reproducible workflow of items that enables teams to easily transition their applications into new environments.


Partners Say New Docker CEO Will Face Growth, Scale Challenges As The Company Matures

“A lot of their competition is really co-opetition,” Suleman said of Docker and many other startups that have introduced services at various levels of the container stack. “You can’t deny the influence and value Docker is bringing to their competitors.”

Sys-Con Media 

Seven Steps to Successful and Sustainable DevOps Transformation

In this guest article, Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman shares best practices for DevOps transformation as learned through working hands-on with leading enterprise organizations.


Get the AWS Skills You Need This Year

“Learning by example is something we recommend to anyone trying to move into the AWS space,” said Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7. “Creating a pet project and executing on it in AWS can teach more than any demo or blog can.”


Serverless deployment spells fresh opportunity for IT ops

“But with monitoring and analysis come new ways of adding value to one’s organization, said Aater Suleman,” CEO of Flux7. He cited the example of a user who was able to calculate the exact cost of each customer transaction by analyzing serverless deployment data.


Flux7 remains ‘cutting edge’ AWS partner

Voters overwhelmingly selected Flux7 as the top AWS consultancy among our list of finalists, praising the Austin, Texas, company for its innovation, breadth of knowledge and outstanding customer service.


Get On Board: Docker’s Channel Maturity Unlocks The Container Tech Opportunity

“Orchestration opened up the floodgates,” Aater Suleman [Flux7 CEO] said. “And now the management layer is solving new problems.”


Containers And IoT — A Match Made In The Cloud

“That’s the real game-changer. The front end is where containers really shine with IoT.” Aater Suleman, Flux7 CEO


Amazon Web Service Partners Want More IoT Details At AWS Re:Invent

Aater Suleman, CEO of Austin, Tex.-based Flux7, said that these services make AWS IoT a particularly strong platform – especially the integration with AWS Lambda


Flux7, A Specialist In State-Of-The-Art Solutions, Unveils A Microservices Service

On Tuesday, Flux7 debuted Microservices SmartStart, a turnkey offering available through the AWS Service Catalog that’s designed to help companies rapidly deploy and then customize cloud-native applications built from microservices.


On Building Self-Driving IT

Aater Sulemen, co-founder and CEO of Flux7 discusses hyper-automation or “self-driving IT.”


Amazon Launches New Partner Competency To Target Enterprise Cloud Migrations

Through consulting and training, these partners enable adoption of DevOps practices, to modernize applications, and implement solutions. The first few partners to achieve this status include Datapipe and Flux7 among others.


AWS Launches Migration Competency

Flux7, a systems integrator based in Austin, Texas, that specializes in delivering DevOps and Internet of Things solutions on the backbone of Amazon’s cloud, is one of the initial six Migration Consulting Partners.

Container Journal 

Jay Blanchard of Fugro and Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman to Present at DockerCon 16

Docker containers allowed us to quickly and easily create microservices for Fugro that serviced its need for constant availability and reliability of service,” said Aater Suleman. “Hosting Dockerized microservices on AWS allows Fugro to dynamically scale individual services to meet demand where and when needed while making the most efficient use of Amazon EC2 instances.


Docker, Addressing Security Concerns, Hardens Its Containers

Last year, we had to implement this control for a Fortune 100 health-care client,” Suleman said. “We had to develop it from scratch ourselves using container tags and a series of controls to avoid tainting the IDs as the containers progressed in the code promotion pipelines.


AWS WorkMail Generally Available, But Still Far From Threatening Microsoft Exchange And Google Gmail

Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7, an AWS partner based in Austin, Texas, said he’s seeing the email solution come up more frequently in conversations with customers, especially those that are less technically inclined.

Data Center Knowledge 

Et Tu, DevOps? How to Embrace DevOps and Evolve Your Data Center

The move to modernize and implement DevOps practices may sometimes feel like a self-defeating prophecy as traditional IT organizations struggle to gain the knowledge needed to manage the cloud-based elements of their infrastructure.

Fierce DevOps 

Flux7 to help enterprises with new DevOps transition service called Engage

Dubbed Engage, Flux7’s service provides coaching to development and operations teams with a focus on gaining cloud and DevOps knowledge and practices. The entire service also revolves around the idea that Flux7 believes enterprises should own and manage their infrastructures without the presence of third parties.


AWS Lambda service tops gratitude list this Thanksgiving

A trio of new code deployment services — CodePipeline, CodeCommit, and CodeDeploy — caught the eye of Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7, an Amazon consulting partner based in Austin, Texas. “Our favorite [new products] have been the Code services because Flux7 is focused on helping enterprises embrace DevOps,” Suleman said.


Key geographies still missing in AWS data center locations

The Central U.S. could use an expansion,” said Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7, an Amazon consulting partner based in Austin, Texas. “There’s sometimes a 37-millisecond delay from Dallas to Virginia, and several customers have asked us if there will be a central region.


Cloud Users Crave Faster AWS Storage

The new Web Application Firewall (WAF) for CloudFront was a very welcome step, according to Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7, an Amazon consulting partner based in Austin, Texas.


Re:Invent Recap: Looking Back At AWS’ Global Partner Summit

CEO Aater Suleman told CRN the partner summit was one of the best days ever for his company.


AWS IoT gives billions of connected devices a home in the cloud

IoT is a niche today, but the uses so far are just the tip of the iceberg, said Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7, an Amazon consulting partner based in Austin, Texas.


AWS Lambda wave of the future drowns microservices hype

Flux7, an Amazon consulting partner in Austin, Texas, has had to set up complex in-house workarounds for companies in the healthcare and financial services industries in the absence of a private Docker registry, said Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7. “Backup, scalability and high availability are the tough parts,” he said.


AWS Takes Deep Dive Into Internet Of Things

Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7 Labs, an AWS partner that’s investing in its IoT practice, told CRN the technology is winning over customers rapidly.


Amazon Introduces New Storage Tier That Walks The Line Between High-Performance And Cold Storage

Ali Hussain, chief technology officer of Flux7, an Amazon Advanced Consulting Partner based in Austin, Texas, told CRN the new class will be beneficial to users turning to S3 for saving content, rather than serving content. That means archiving data, creating backups, saving logs and similar goals.


AWS Finally Releases Data Documenting Government Surveillance Efforts

“In our experience, one of the top questions that any corporation or individual has when moving their data to the cloud is, is my data safe?” said Aater Suleman, Flux7 CEO


AWS DevOps Certification Now Open To Partners

“DevOps is everything that provides business advantage through improved collaboration and automation,” said Aater Suleman, Flux7 CEO


20 Cloud Deployment Mistakes to Avoid

Mistake 10: Treating cloud resources like your physical infrastructure

“You can easily degrade the cloud to the same level as on-premise infrastructure by applying the same old principals,” said Aater Suleman, Flux7 CEO


20 of the Greatest Myths of Cloud Security

Myth 5: Cloud security is far too difficult to maintain

“The top myth we come across about security is that security in the cloud is more difficult to maintain than on-premise,” said Aater Suleman, Flux7 CEO


Amazon Web Services Takes Aim At Microsoft With New Cloud Email Service

Amazon Web Services now wants to host your business email in the cloud.

Amazon WorkMail, a new service released in preview on Wednesday, offers secure, enterprise-grade email that’s compatible with Microsoft Outlook and other popular email clients. Users can choose encryption keys, select the location in which they want their data to reside and pay only for the mailboxes they create.


Service As Cloud Wars Heat Up

Ali Hussain, CTO of Flux7, a DevOps-focused solution provider and AWS partner based in Austin, Texas, told CRN via email that “larger volumes are a much-appreciated feature in the present world of growing data.”

Flux7 often has to setup multiple storage volumes for customers in a RAID configuration, which increases the complexity of the system as well as setup and maintenance costs.


Amazon Partner Network raises the bar for its seal of approval

For example, today big data is a fairly broad competency, encompassing both stream-based and batch-based data processing for analytics, but Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman said he’d like to see competencies in each of those fields separately. A DevOps competency would also suit Flux7, Suleman said.

Modern Infrastructure 


AWS re:Invent Kicks Off With Amazon Pledging Greater Support For Partners

Amazon Web Services kicked off its 2014 AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday with a keynote to the company’s partners informing them that 2015 will bring twice the spending on its partner ecosystem, ramped up business support for partners and a number of new technological training opportunities.


Docker derailed? CoreOS’s rabble rousing might work

Right as Docker prepared to kick off DockerCon Europe 2014, CoreOS — creators of a Docker-powered variant of Linux — came out with a radical suggestion: Docker has problems, so try our container technology instead!

The timing of CoreOS’s announcement couldn’t have been more awkward for Docker, and Docker wasn’t shy about defending its position as an industry incumbent and technology leader, as well as insisting it had solutions in the works for many of the stated problems. But the question remains whether CoreOS has legitimate points to make and whether it’ll take a full-blown schism in the Docker community to solve them.


Get the Most Out of Solar: Cloud-Based Data Monitoring and Control Solutions

As the cost of implementing solar panels drops, more organizations are looking to deploy solar energy solutions. Experts predict a rise in solar investment in the coming years. Monitoring and analyzing data from field sensors is a fundamental part of successful solar, and wind, energy businesses. Real-time, or up to date information about the energy used and created helps businesses respond better to changes in supply, identify potential problems and manage communication throughout supply and delivery chains.


Getting the most value from AWS Partner Network consultants

AWS is a relatively new technology that provides freedom for an enterprise to build its infrastructure as it sees fit. Because of this variability, it can be difficult for a non-expert to tell the difference between a good AWS setup and a bad one since the devil is in the details, said Aater Suleman CEO at Flux7. A good consulting partner provides more information than what can be learned reading the AWS website, and organizations need it provided in a condensed form. APN consulting partners are able to help distill information about the best fit into meaningful guidance for the enterprise.


DockerCon video: Lessons from using Docker to improve web developer productivity

Kevin Ready (General Manager at Auto.com) and Aater Suleman (Founder & CEO at Flux7) share their experiences with Docker and how they automated Auto.com’s infrastructure on AWS at the first annual DockerCon event. This talk also presents their reference design that allows developers to test code in a production-like environment at a high pace, while still minimizing bugs that occur due to a mismatch in local and QA/production environment.

The New Stack

Are Docker Users Migrating to Ansible and Away from Puppet and Chef?

Docker is a natural addition to the DevOps tooling movement, occupying mindshare with orchestration technologies like Chef and Puppet. Visit the Docker registry and search for “Chef” images: at the time of this writing, there were 80 repositories created by 57 users.


Building a Cloud Implementation Strategy

Inc. Magazine Ebook for Cloud Businesses on building a Cloud implementation Strategy. The ebook also features Flux7’s CEO, Aater Suleman’s advice for small and mid-sized businesses considering Cloud Migration.