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Are You Ready for Gen AI in the Cloud?

Are You Ready for Gen AI in the Cloud?

How can your organization prepare for Gen AI? Gen AI, with its ability to generate human-like text, images, and even code, is poised to revolutionize various industries. However, to fully leverage its potential, it’s crucial to have a robust data architecture in...

Simplifying Your Cloud Migration: From VMware to AWS

Simplifying Your Cloud Migration: From VMware to AWS

Why Migrate to AWS? Migrating your workloads from VMware to AWS offers several compelling benefits that can transform your IT environment: Cost Savings: By moving to AWS, you can avoid the rising costs associated with VMware renewals. AWS provides competitive pricing...

Optimizing Cloud Expenses: Strategies for Cost Reduction and Funding

Optimizing Cloud Expenses: Strategies for Cost Reduction and Funding

Are you ready to expedite your cloud migration journey? Discover how AWS MAP (Migration Acceleration Program) can streamline your transition with funding and expert support from Aligned Technology Group. Learn about the benefits of MAP Light and MAP 2.0, and how this win-win-win solution accelerates your path to the cloud, ensuring faster consumption and cost-effective migration. Dive into the details and see how we can help you achieve a seamless move to AWS.

Webinar: AWS for Startups

Webinar: AWS for Startups

Webinar:AWS for Startups Webinar: AWS for StartupsJoin us for an engaging and informative lunch and learn webinar on July 30th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, tailored specifically for startups looking to harness the power of AWS. This session, hosted by Aligned Technology...

Why Migrate to AWS ?

Why Migrate to AWS ?

Facing increased costs and management challenges with VMware after Broadcom’s acquisition? Aligned Technology Group offers a seamless and cost-effective solution to migrate your workloads to AWS. Benefit from significant cost savings, enhanced performance, and advanced AWS features with our expert guidance and support. Find out more about our migration services and AWS’s substantial financial incentives. Contact us today for a free consultation!

Accelerate Your Cloud Journey with AWS MAP: A Win-Win-Win Solution

Accelerate Your Cloud Journey with AWS MAP: A Win-Win-Win Solution

Are you ready to expedite your cloud migration journey? Discover how AWS MAP (Migration Acceleration Program) can streamline your transition with funding and expert support from Aligned Technology Group. Learn about the benefits of MAP Light and MAP 2.0, and how this win-win-win solution accelerates your path to the cloud, ensuring faster consumption and cost-effective migration. Dive into the details and see how we can help you achieve a seamless move to AWS.

AWS Athena: Clarifying Its Role and Comparing It to Redshift

AWS Athena: Clarifying Its Role and Comparing It to Redshift

This week, we deepen our exploration into AWS Athena by distinguishing it from traditional databases and contrasting it with Redshift. Discover the unique roles and operational differences between these powerful AWS tools, and learn how they can suit various data workloads and analytical demands in your cloud environment.

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS): Your Comprehensive Guide

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS): Your Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to our detailed overview of AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS). This guide explains how AWS DRS revolutionizes disaster recovery by using AWS’s resources to maintain ready and updated recovery sites, thus saving costs and increasing efficiency. Discover how you can test, recover, and fail back applications effortlessly, and why AWS is your ideal disaster recovery site with benefits like elasticity, cost-effectiveness, and robust security.

Maximizing Cloud Security with Athena Data Types for AWS

Maximizing Cloud Security with Athena Data Types for AWS

n this post, we delve into the role of Amazon Athena, a robust, serverless query service that enhances data analysis on AWS. We’ll explore how Athena’s data types and flexible querying capabilities can be leveraged to bolster cloud security, ensuring sensitive information remains protected while maintaining system efficiency and accessibility. Join us as we unpack how Athena Data Types not only facilitate powerful data management but also enforce stringent security measures, helping organizations meet compliance and regulatory standards seamlessly.

AWS Security Reference Architecture (AWS SRA): Enhance Your Cloud Security

AWS Security Reference Architecture (AWS SRA): Enhance Your Cloud Security

Navigating the complexities of digital transformation in customer service is paramount. Amazon Connect emerges as a game-changer, providing a scalable, AI-powered cloud platform that streamlines operations and enhances customer interactions. This article delves into how Amazon Connect addresses key SMB challenges, from unpredictable call volumes to the need for unified customer insights, showcasing its potential to revolutionize your customer service strategy. Partner with Aligned Technology Group to unlock Amazon Connect’s full capabilities, driving your SMB towards operational excellence and unparalleled customer satisfaction.

Unlocking Potential Across Industries with AWS Cloud Services

Unlocking Potential Across Industries with AWS Cloud Services

Discover how our team collaborates with businesses across various industries—from startups in fintech to established healthcare firms—to deliver tailored AWS solutions. In this video, we highlight a case study where our elastic engineering team provided significant AWS assistance to a financial services organization, leading to enhanced efficiency and substantial cost savings. Learn about our holistic approach to client engagement and how we help companies optimize their operations and achieve strategic business objectives. Join us to see the impact of customer-focused solutions in action!

Elevate Your SMB Customer Experience with Amazon Connect

Elevate Your SMB Customer Experience with Amazon Connect

Navigating AWS security architecture complexities can be challenging, but with Aligned Technology Group, you’re not alone. Leveraging the AWS Security Reference Architecture (AWS SRA), we offer a comprehensive toolkit and strategic guidance to bolster your cloud security. Our cloud security checklist, risk assessments, and strategic deployment plans ensure your digital assets are safeguarded effectively. Explore AWS security services, streamline governance, and optimize your cloud environment with our expertise in AWS security.

Optimizing Microsoft Workloads with EC2 on AWS

Optimizing Microsoft Workloads with EC2 on AWS

mazon Web Services (AWS) and Aligned Technology Group (ATG) present a powerful synergy for businesses aiming to optimize their Microsoft workloads. With ATG recently achieving service validation for Amazon EC2, they underscore their expertise in facilitating seamless migrations and modernizations on AWS. This partnership empowers organizations to leverage AWS’s unparalleled scalability, security, and cost efficiency, ensuring their Microsoft applications thrive in the cloud. Discover how ATG’s comprehensive services, coupled with AWS’s robust cloud infrastructure, can drive transformative business outcomes. Dive into our latest blog post to explore the journey of leveraging AWS for Microsoft Workloads optimization with Aligned Technology Group—a testament to innovation, security, and efficiency in the cloud.

Harnessing AWS for Business Transformation

Harnessing AWS for Business Transformation

In an era where technology defines business success, our consultancy specializes in leveraging AWS to solve complex challenges. From securing data to optimizing cloud infrastructure, we guide companies through their digital transformation journey, building trust and fostering innovation along the way.

Migrate To Cloud: SMB

Migrate To Cloud: SMB

In today’s business landscape, where small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are focusing more on shifting to the cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) emerges as a top choice, offering significant reductions in costs, better IT efficiency, and heightened security. Partnering with Aligned Technology Group provides SMEs a strategic route to upgrade their infrastructure, make the most of their IT spending, and enhance security measures. This partnership facilitates a more efficient and advantageous move to cloud computing.

Elevating Cloud Security with Trend Micro Conformity: A Guide to Enhancing Cloud Infrastructure with ATG’s CSPA Reports

Elevating Cloud Security with Trend Micro Conformity: A Guide to Enhancing Cloud Infrastructure with ATG’s CSPA Reports

Discover how Aligned Technology Group elevates cloud security through advanced integration of Trend Micro Conformity with our Cloud Security Posture Assessment (CSPA). This expert guide delves into our strategic approach, emphasizing adherence to the CIS AWS Benchmark v1.5.0, and demystifying cloud security challenges. Learn how our tailored CSPA reports provide actionable insights to enhance your cloud infrastructure’s security posture, ensuring compliance, risk mitigation, and fostering trust in the cloud environment.

Streamlining Patch Management: Unleashing the Power of AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager

Streamlining Patch Management: Unleashing the Power of AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager

Unlock the potential of AWS SSM Patch Manager for seamless patch management across your AWS cloud environment. This guide explores how AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager automates the update process for EC2 instances and on-premises servers, covering key features like patch baselines, groups, and maintenance windows. Ideal for AWS Cloud Services partners seeking to enhance system security and compliance with minimal effort.

How migrating Microsoft workloads to AWS enables SMB customers to optimize costs

How migrating Microsoft workloads to AWS enables SMB customers to optimize costs

In an era of economic shifts and technological advancements, SMBs are navigating the delicate balance of optimizing costs while enhancing the performance and security of their Microsoft workloads. This pivotal shift towards cloud-based solutions, particularly AWS, offers a beacon of hope. Through migrating Microsoft workloads to AWS, SMBs can embrace a modern, flexible IT environment, unlocking reduced operational costs, improved innovation, and a pathway to digital transformation. This article delves into the compelling reasons behind this migration and the transformative benefits it brings to the forefront for SMB customers.

What Sets ATG Apart From Other Companies Offering AWS Services

What Sets ATG Apart From Other Companies Offering AWS Services

John Zemonek at Aligned Technology Group (ATG), a firm dedicated to leveraging AWS for innovative business solutions. Discover how ATG’s unique focus on AWS, commitment to mid-market and startup clients, and tailored approach to cloud consulting set it apart. Learn about their mission to provide accessible, top-tier cloud services, ensuring businesses of all sizes can optimize and innovate efficiently. Read more about ATG’s expertise in AWS, their strategic choice to specialize, and how they help businesses navigate the complexities of cloud technology for successful, sustainable journeys.

CNCF NATS: The Cloud-Native Messaging and Streaming Gem

CNCF NATS: The Cloud-Native Messaging and Streaming Gem

In the dynamic landscape of cloud technology, certain tools and platforms stand out, not just for their technical prowess but for the solutions they offer to modern challenges. One such tool is CNCF NATS, a beacon in the world of messaging systems. In this post, we'll...

HashiCorp License Update: What You Need to Know

HashiCorp License Update: What You Need to Know

Let's dive into an important update from HashiCorp.What Changed HashiCorp is transitioning the source code for its major products to the Business Source License (BSL) v1.1 for future releases. However, APIs, SDKs, most libraries, and Terraform Providers will still be...

Securing a “Cloud Native First” Strategy

Securing a “Cloud Native First” Strategy

Introduction As organizations increasingly adopt cloud-native technologies and practices, a "Cloud Native First" strategy is emerging as a popular approach to build and deploy applications that are scalable, resilient, and easily managed. However, alongside the...

Ensuring Business Continuity with the AWS DR Strategies – Part 1: Backup and Restore

Ensuring Business Continuity with the AWS DR Strategies – Part 1: Backup and Restore

Delve into AWS’s disaster recovery strategies, focusing on the “Backup and Restore” method. This strategy not only preserves your data but also prepares your entire cloud environment for a swift recovery post-disaster. We cover everything from when to use this strategy, how it works, to practical applications using AWS services and Terraform for cross-region replication. Join us as we unpack the layers of robust disaster preparedness with AWS.

Manny Landron Honored for Leadership with NEXT TECH Award

Manny Landron Honored for Leadership with NEXT TECH Award

This article was first posted on nctech.org. To view it click here. NC TECH, in partnership with Business North Carolina, launched the NEXT TECH Awards to showcase and celebrate North Carolina’s rising tech stars. NEXT TECH Awards will honor a selection of individuals...

ATG Founder featured on GrepBeat Triangle Tech News

ATG Founder featured on GrepBeat Triangle Tech News

In an insightful feature on GrepBeat Triangle Tech News, John Zemonek of Aligned Technology Group shares his journey from a senior manager at Accenture to leading a specialized AWS cloud support and security advisory firm. Learn about the strategic direction of ATG, their focus on secure cloud adoption, and the innovative solutions they are bringing to organizations. John’s unique approach to business and personal anecdotes offers a deeper understanding of what drives the success behind Aligned Technology Group.

2 Key Services for Securing Your AWS Resources

2 Key Services for Securing Your AWS Resources

This blog provides a brief overview of AWS Config and AWS Security Hub, highlighting their functionalities and differences. AWS Config focuses on configuration management and compliance, while AWS Security Hub aggregates security alerts and findings for a comprehensive view of your security posture. Learn how these services can work together to enhance your organization’s security and compliance in the AWS environment.

Is your service desk meeting the needs of your business?

Is your service desk meeting the needs of your business?

Helpdesk Hour Doesn’t have quite the same ring as happy hour but it will work for the start of this blog.  Why, you might ask, are we talking about helpdesk on this lovely Friday afternoon? Well because we are getting a number of requests for help with helpdesk.  In...

The only thing that is consistent is change

The only thing that is consistent is change

Cloud computing officially turned 15 years old this year and is preparing for her Quinceañera. In 2006, Amazon Web Services started offering technology infrastructure services to third parties in the form of web services. Google followed up by launching Google Cloud...

A little update and some of our current investments

A little update and some of our current investments

In this update, we explore ATG’s significant strides in enhancing their service offerings through strategic hires and investments in security and cloud domains. With the addition of experienced leaders and the development of new service offerings like the cloud security posture assessment, ATG is poised to deliver greater value to their customers. Additionally, the blog touches on the company’s ventures into automation and partnerships with emerging tech companies, underscoring ATG’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancement and client service.

How to get started with AI & the bot movement

How to get started with AI & the bot movement

With all of the advancements made thus far, we are still very early in the days of AI & ML. With Tesla and Boston Scientific it is easy to see these wild achievements and wonder what is next on the grand stage but equally interesting to me are what I am...

Are you protecting your company’s physical infrastructure with the proper level of security?

Are you protecting your company’s physical infrastructure with the proper level of security?

Are you ensuring the physical security of your company’s data centers and IT infrastructure? This article highlights the crucial security measures needed to protect your physical spaces, from secured access and surveillance to advanced biometric controls. Learn about the benefits of moving to a secured colocation or private cloud environment to mitigate risks and maintain compliance, and how Aligned Technology Group can guide you through selecting the right cloud service provider for enhanced security.

Consulting & Advisory

Consulting & Advisory

Technology Brokerage, Consulting & Advisory services. So many companies (including ours) leverage these terms to suggest to our customers and prospective customers that we can help them in some vague way. So what’s the deal? I would do a bad job of selling if I...

Reducing the time it takes to buy new technology

Reducing the time it takes to buy new technology

In the technology marketplace today there are hundreds and thousands of suppliers and vendors offering up their tools and services. Many times, they all start to blend together while leveraging marketing key words like security, cloud and digital. While portions of...

3 ways to get serious about cloud

3 ways to get serious about cloud

In this blog, we delve into three ways to get serious about cloud computing, starting with team alignment, fostering an agile environment, and freeing up innovation. Learn how to empower your staff with relevant technology training, streamline operations through agile practices, and eliminate redundant services to optimize cloud performance and growth. Whether you’re aiming to be cloud-first or enhance your existing cloud infrastructure, these strategies provide a foundation for transformative growth in the cloud era.

Top Tech Needs for Remote Work

Top Tech Needs for Remote Work

There have been a wide range of prospectives provided in the past weeks in regard to the best way to set up your business for remote work. Given the changes created by COVID, it seems that all business owners need to look at remote work as a part of the new norm. I am...

Why Change Collaboration

Why Change Collaboration

Today’s business and technology climate is changing at such a rapid pace, it is hard to keep up for those that focus on it daily. I read a post recently that stated it’s now 2020 and every company is a tech company and every CEO is now a technology leader. While it...

Cost Optimization

Issue: Small AWS deployment with little management oversight and a lack of cloud skills internal to the organization moving from traditional infrastructure to SaaS and cloud based solutions.

 

What we did

  1. AWS Audit
  2. Cost Optimization Review
  3. Ongoing Monitoring

 

Result:

  • Eliminated unused storage volumes and the old application server no longer in use, the charges for AWS resulted in a savings of 51% per month.
  • We’ll continue to monitor AWS billing and finance to ensure maintenance of savings and identify other future changes.

Cost Optimization

Issue: Small AWS deployment with little management oversight and a lack of cloud skills internal to the organization moving from traditional infrastructure to SaaS and cloud based solutions.

 

What we did

  1. AWS Audit
  2. Cost Optimization Review
  3. Ongoing Monitoring

 

Result:

  • Eliminated unused storage volumes and the old application server no longer in use, the charges for AWS resulted in a savings of 51% per month.
  • We’ll continue to monitor AWS billing and finance to ensure maintenance of savings and identify other future changes.