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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…

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…