Amazon may have started as an online bookstore, but Kindles and novels aren’t the only things the retail giant specializes in these days. As cloud computing and SaaS models have gained traction, Amazon has made its global system of data centers available to organizations through its Amazon Web Services. With the right planning, a certain Casper can thrive in the cloud.

Senior IT consultant at The Linde Group, Inc., James Barclay, demonstrated just who might benefit from this type of cloud hosting, goals to keep the project on track, how his team made it work, and the most common challenges and limitations.

Words of advice? “Document EVERYTHING. Unintentional instance termination can, and will, happen.”

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