Thorn Technologies https://www.thorntech.com We are Android and iOS mobile application developers in Maryland. We build backend enterprise mobile solutions. We develop SMS and Location Based solutions Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:21:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 https://www.thorntech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/favicon-150x150.png Thorn Technologies https://www.thorntech.com 32 32 Announcing SFTP Gateway – automatically upload files via SFTP to Amazon S3 https://www.thorntech.com/2017/06/sftptoamazons3launch/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/06/sftptoamazons3launch/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:11:01 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=24955 We’ve just launched SFTP Gateway, a secure, pre-configured, reliable way to push files via SFTP to S3. We are excited to announce the launch of our new product, SFTP Gateway, now available on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace! SFTP Gateway is a secure, pre-configured SFTP server that automatically saves uploaded files to an Amazon S3 […]

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How to improve your disaster recovery plan with the cloud https://www.thorntech.com/2017/05/cloud-disaster-recovery/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/05/cloud-disaster-recovery/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 13:21:04 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=24844 Cloud computing has made disaster recovery better and cheaper. Here’s what you need to know about how to integrate the cloud into your disaster recovery plan.   A disaster can strike at any time, disrupting the delivery of your software applications to your customers and your business’ continuity. Whether it’s due to an outage in your […]

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What You Need to Think About Before Going Multi-Cloud https://www.thorntech.com/2017/05/pros-cons-going-multi-cloud/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/05/pros-cons-going-multi-cloud/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 14:39:21 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=24802 Consider these benefits and risks before you move to a multi-cloud environment. According to the 2016 IDC CloudView survey, 56% of companies who use AWS are also using cloud services from another provider, and an additional 23% of respondents have plans to do so very soon. Why are more and more companies moving to multi-cloud […]

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The cloud staffing problem is real. Here’s how to deal with it. https://www.thorntech.com/2017/04/cloud-staffing-problem-real-heres-deal/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/04/cloud-staffing-problem-real-heres-deal/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:08:32 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=24752 More and more businesses are moving their on-premise IT infrastructure to the cloud to increase agility, cut costs, and reap the many other benefits that cloud computing can provide. If you’ve considered a move to the cloud, you’ve likely spent a lot of time thinking about migrating applications, deploying cloud servers, transitioning databases, and other […]

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AWS Tutorial: How to Build a Serverless Slack Chatbot https://www.thorntech.com/2017/03/serverless-slack-chatbot/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/03/serverless-slack-chatbot/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:26:06 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=9063 Create a serverless Slack chatbot with API Gateway, Lambda, and DynamoDB Slack, a messaging tool with similarities to IRC, basically killed email in our office (for which I am forever grateful). Not only does Slack organize group conversations, but it provides extra functionality via slash commands. You can use commands like [crayon-595293045f4ba204476749-i/]  to set a […]

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Serverless Architectures: Everything You Need to Know https://www.thorntech.com/2017/03/serverless-architectures-everything-need-know/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/03/serverless-architectures-everything-need-know/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:11:20 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=9028 What is serverless, what serverless frameworks are available, who uses it, and what are its pros and cons? Serverless is an increasingly popular approach to software development that is set to explode in 2017. The serverless movement started with the launch of AWS Lambda in 2014, and many other cloud providers followed by launching their […]

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AWS Tutorial: Intro to using Lambda with the Serverless framework https://www.thorntech.com/2017/02/aws-tutorial-intro-using-lambda-serverless-framework/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/02/aws-tutorial-intro-using-lambda-serverless-framework/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:28:52 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=8520 Use Serverless to create a REST API with Node.js and Lambda Lately, I’ve been turning to AWS Lambda for building server-side logic — whether for client work, product development, or even personal projects. Lambda is a managed service, so there’s no need to patch or monitor servers. It’s pay-as-you-go, so you only get charged for usage, rather than uptime. And it’s elastic, so it […]

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Why Cloud Computing is the Foundation of the Internet of Things https://www.thorntech.com/2017/02/cloud-computing-foundation-internet-things/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/02/cloud-computing-foundation-internet-things/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:06:27 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=8983 IoT presents a number of technical challenges. Here’s how cloud computing helps solve them. Distinctively two separate technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are closely associated. When the two are combined, they deliver powerful innovation that will continue to alter how we interact with our devices and with one another, and change how […]

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5 strategies for migrating your applications to the cloud https://www.thorntech.com/2017/01/5-strategies-migrating-applications-cloud/ https://www.thorntech.com/2017/01/5-strategies-migrating-applications-cloud/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:20:44 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=8589 Understand the pros and cons of your cloud migration options – Lift-and-Shift; Lift, Shift, & Optimize; Refactoring; Containers; and Full Rebuild You’ve decided that migrating one or more applications to the cloud is necessary, and you’ve received the go-ahead from management to do so. So what approaches can you now take to execute your migration? […]

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Mobile in 2017: The Year of Immersion, Context, and Conversation https://www.thorntech.com/2016/12/mobile-2017-year-immersion-context-conversation/ https://www.thorntech.com/2016/12/mobile-2017-year-immersion-context-conversation/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:06:54 +0000 https://www.thorntech.com/?p=8407 Key mobile trends to monitor include an increase in hybrid apps for the enterprise, more artificial intelligence, and an explosion of VR and AR apps.   2016 proved to be an interesting year for mobile. On one hand, smartphone users are downloading fewer and fewer apps. On the other hand, revenue from apps is increasing […]

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