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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 you operate. And before you even get started, there are several things you’ll need to consider in order to ensure migration goes as smoothly as possible.   1. Scaling  If this is your first voyage into public cloud it’s likely you’ll never have checked if your applications are ready to run in the cloud. Running workloads in the public cloud means moving away from reliance on a single server – you may need…

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…

How to embrace containerisation in the cloud

4.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Over the last few years, containerisation has become a huge trend in software development. Put simply, it involves packaging up software code and its dependencies so it can run together – and run efficiently – on any infrastructure.   Not only…

Review: Black Friday 2020

9.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

Like most of this year, 2020’s cyber-weekend was bound to be unprecedented; many stores were closed or operating limited shopper capacity, consumers were reluctant to make large purchases due to financial unrest, and online sales were booming.   Preparing for the unexpected was…

4 digital transformation trends for 2021

2.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

Thanks to the pandemic, digital transformation has rocketed in 2020. Organisations around the globe have turned to technology to help them become more resilient, increase agility and remain competitive against the unprecedented challenges of operating through a pandemic.    According to a recent survey by the Cloud…

Leveraging the power of the cloud

10.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud With organisations turning away from traditional, on-prem solutions, cloud adoption is soaring to new levels. Earlier this year, IDG reported that 81% of businesses have at least one application, or a portion of their…

Peak Season 2020: Are you ready for Black Friday?

28.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this month we reported that Covid-19 has acted as a catalyst for digital transformation, with businesses across the globe turning to their online channels to boost sales while footfall in their brick-and-mortar stores is down. With Black Friday looming, competition for online sales is set to be hotter than ever…

Guest Blog: Is your site ready for 2020’s cyber weekend?

23.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, co-Founder of Digital Next.   Last year, we highlighted the importance of accelerating the speed of your website in preparation for a traffic surge over the peak period (Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run-up to Christmas). We also…

Digital transformations: The Covid catalyst

9.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Even before the pandemic hit, we were living in an increasingly digital world. The next generation are digitally savvy in a way many of us couldn’t have imagined in our youth, and the trajectory for that growth already seemed set to an impressive…

Guest Blog: Why SEO is more important than ever

28.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next. Businesses across the globe are slowly coming to terms with the ‘new normal’ and keen to make sure they take their first steps into a post-pandemic world with their…