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Four key considerations when moving to public cloud

27.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

With the pandemic forcing organisations to preserve cash, optimise IT costs, and find secure ways to enable remote working, IT teams everywhere have been turning to cloud. It’s a trend that’s set to continue, with nearly 70% of organisations looking to increase their cloud spending this year. It comes as no surprise though, as switching to a public cloud platform offers innumerable and well publicised benefits to businesses – from increased security and resilience, to scaling capabilities and improved cost management.  But the adoption process can be complex, and without a long-term business strategy in place to support it, you…

Your 4-step guide to a successful public cloud migration

27.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

With 82% of SMBs reporting reduced costs as a result of cloud technology adoption, migrating to the cloud is a no-brainer for businesses in 2021 (especially considering the struggle most organisations experienced in 2020). However, cloud migrations are also fraught…

The rise of serverless computing

9.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Serverless computing has been in the top cloud trends for a few years now, but if you’re unfamiliar with the technology, it may seem impossible. Servers run the code that’s written by developers – without them, how can we ensure…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Can managed cloud save you money?

18.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud Is it guaranteed that migrating to the cloud will instantly cut your costs? Not everyone who adopts cloud solutions will reap the financial benefits. Cloud is technologically complex and, while there’s huge potential to…