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Public Cloud: What is the shared responsibility model?

29.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Ensuring security and compliance in the cloud is – quite rightly – amongst the biggest concerns of most cloud adopters.   As a public cloud customer, you might think that cloud compliance falls firmly into the remit of your cloud provider. But, in reality, this isn’t the case at all. You see, cloud security is a shared responsibility between both the customer and the cloud provider.   But what exactly do you need to do? Both Microsoft Azure and AWS have developed shared responsibility models to outline the requirements and best practice approaches. So here, we delve into them a little deeper…   What is the shared responsibility…

4 WFH lessons we learned in lockdown

28.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

In April 2020, 46.6% of the working UK population were working from home in some capacity. 86% of those did so because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was just four weeks after Britain entered lockdown for the first time, and…

Is remote working helping productivity in the public sector?

26.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Many of us have worked from home at some point during 2020, hosting virtual meetings, attending online events and often sharing sensitive documents with colleagues over the internet. Forced to adapt, as the months have passed, remote working has quietly began to feel like…

Is your IT team cloud-ready?

25.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

When used to its full potential, the cloud has the power to future-proof your business, offering invaluable cost savings and unrivalled flexibility. But the cloud isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, and the way you adopt it may be very different to how someone else uses it. You might choose to only migrate a few applications, adopt…

Compliance and security in the cloud

21.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud Despite cloud adoption increasing at a faster pace than ever before, many modern organisations remain concerned about the security of data in the cloud. While cloud security should never be an afterthought, this lingering fear is ungrounded. When it comes to data…

Guest Blog: Preparing for public cloud migration

20.1.2021 by Guest

This blog is authored by UKFast AWS DevOps engineer Leyton Reed.   Whether you’re looking at moving to AWS, Azure or a smaller public cloud platform such as UKFast’s eCloud®, migration brings a common set of challenges. Being prepared for cloud adoption means being prepared to change the way…

Q&A: Insights from the 2020 threat landscape

19.1.2021 by Yasmin Duggal

Download Cyber-Threat Statistics of 2020 Q4 here There’s no doubt that 2020 saw a huge increase in the number, scale and severity of cyber-attacks across the globe. Cybercriminals sought to capitalise on the effects of the pandemic – taking advantage of growing anxieties, surges in…

Why are businesses choosing hybrid cloud?

15.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

There’s no denying that migrating to the cloud is a great business decision – it improves security, increases agility and accelerates growth. But application suitability can be an obstacle. With some applications simply not intended for the cloud – at…

Can auto-scaling in the cloud save online businesses?

14.1.2021 by Guest

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud This guest blog is authored by ClearCloud Sales Director, James Grindley. By now, I’m sure you’re all probably tired of hearing about Covid-19 and the impact it’s had on business.…

4 cloud predictions for 2021

11.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

There’s no denying 2020 was a big year for cloud. The need for organisations to cut costs, work remotely and improve resilience drove increased adoption globally, across all sectors. As we look ahead to what 2021 will bring, it’s clear that the trend…