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Closing the digital divide: UKFast donates tech to local school 

29.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Anyone who’s followed UKFast for a while will know that we’re pretty big on education. We have an on-site teaching team and education centre, offering training to our colleagues and partnering organisations, as well as our local community. It’s also where – out of lockdown – we offer code…

The three biggest cloud threats for 2021

25.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Cloud computing spend increased by a third in 2020. Amazon maintained its majority market share at 31% and enjoyed a 28% growth over the third quarter. Microsoft also benefited, with lockdown placing a high demand on Teams, Windows Virtual Desktop…

International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

12.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

This week started with the celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday. March is also Women’s History Month so, in true UKFast style, we decided to have a little fun while raising money for a local charity close to our hearts.    International…

3 considerations for your multi-cloud strategy 

3.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Not to be confused with hybrid cloud, a multi-cloud strategy involves segmenting your workloads across multiple cloud platforms. While this might sound a little complicated, a recent study revealed that as many as 81% of cloud users work with two or more…

Achieving Performance Efficiency in Azure 

17.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

Just like AWS has a Well-Architected Framework to ensure best practice in the cloud, Azure has its own guiding tenets. Consisting of five pillars of architectural excellence, this framework is designed to help users improve the quality of their workload.   One of these…

The 5 biggest myths about dedicated servers

11.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

When it comes to hosting, the best solution is the one that’s bespoke to your business. After all, there’s no point copying what your competitors are doing if you’re looking for a service that meets all of your objectives. Take…

What Does Operational Excellence Mean In AWS?

8.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

AWS encourages all users to follow their Well-Architected Framework. Consisting of five pillars, it’s designed to help customers apply best practices in AWS environments.  The first pillar is Operational Excellence and concerns the ability to run workloads effectively, gain insight…

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…

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…