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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 into your operations and continuously improve processes to deliver value. Without this pillar, your infrastructure is prone to vulnerabilities.   In this blog, we explore the five design principles of operational excellence and what they mean for your business. Perform operations as code  You can define your entire workload as code in the cloud. This includes your applications and infrastructure, minimising…

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…

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…