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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…

Women in STEM: What’s changed in 2018?

6.9.2018 by Jenn Granger

It’s been a great day for the world of science and tech today, as we found out about a huge step forward for women wanting to pursue a career in STEM! Leading astronomer Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been…

Phishing Threats: Where Does Your Business Stand?

12.6.2018 by Jenn Granger

Are you putting your business’ reputation on the line? Recent research found that three-quarters of information security leaders are not using essential email authentication measures. BusinessCloud reported the results given by data-driven cybersecurity platform Red Sift. The platform analysed primary…

A Day in the Life of a UKFast Apprentice

5.6.2018 by Jenn Granger

Apprenticeships have been shining in the media spotlight recently, with many business people - including our own CEO - speaking up about the benefits of gaining experience on the job. Our very own apprentice, Sally, is here to tell you…

The GDPR deadline is on its way, but what about Brexit?

14.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

You may have heard the term GDPR banded about in the media quite a lot in recent months, but do you know what it is and how it applies to your business? Over a series of blogs – which kicked…

Mutual Motivation

27.2.2017 by Alice Cullen

As you know, here at UKFast we can never resist an opportunity to celebrate our team and show them just how appreciated they are and this weekend was no exception. Of course, having Employee Motivation Day landing on Saturday 25th…

From the Techies: Tech Roundup 2016

2.1.2017 by Guest

Happy New Year everyone! Before we get cracking on 2017, we're hearing from our fab RnD lads, as they rounds up the top tech of 2016 (and maybe adds a few predictions for the year ahead too). In the year…

Fast Fridays – 23rd December 2016

23.12.2016 by Jenn Granger

YOU’VE DONE IT! It’s the last day before Christmas and I know yule be as excited as we are about making mince pie meat out of the last day. Even better, the Mission Christmas total is in and - thanks…

Fast Fridays – 16th December 2016

16.12.2016 by Jenn Granger

Happy Friday team, it’s day two of Mission Christmas down at the warehouse and we’re going strong! Thanks again to anyone who donated toys or helped out down at the warehouse, you’ve brought Christmas cheer to Manchester’s kids! Meanwhile back…

Fast Fridays – 11th November 2016

11.11.2016 by Jenn Granger

It’s been a hectic week, and in times of mixed feelings and – for many – disappointment, it’s important to look to the one constant; the UKFast weekly tech roundup. In this week’s blog we’ve had all of the things,…