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CDN and WAF on AWS 101

 Aled Sage  

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Oct26
An introduction to Amazon CloudFront (Content Delivery Network), AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall), and related services. Content delivery networks (CDN) and web application firewalls (WAF) are excellent for improving performance and security of your web-based applications. There are great offerings such as Imperva FlexProtect and Cloudflare. Alternatively, choosing AWS services

Are Cloud standards in financial services driving cloud adoption?

 Alasdair Hodge  

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Oct15
Access the Gartner report By Alasdair Hodge, Principal Engineer, Cloudsoft   Back in March (which feels like a different era) I had the pleasure of co-hosting an event with ISITC Europe in the City of London where we discussed a recent AFME report which revealed that the financial services industry

Remote Access to EC2 instances, the easy (and secure) way

 Richard Downer  

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Oct01
Getting a shell on an EC2 instance can be a pain. It’s a classic security vs convenience tradeoff: AWS best practices would have you put important infrastructure in private subnets with restricted routing and no Internet-facing IP addresses. But every step to secure an instance makes it less convenient to

Cloud Pathway Virtual Meetup and Fireside Chat – Prepare, plan and migrate your apps to AWS

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Sep18
Thursday 1st October • 5:00-6:30PM BST Join experts from AWS, Cloudsoft and, leading FinTech, Origo to talk about cloud migration where we’ll equip you with practical advice for preparing, planning and migrating applications to AWS. The first 20 guests that register and attend will receive a Digital Brewgooder Gift Card* worth

Why FinOps for Cloud Financial Management?

 Aled Sage  

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Aug20
While the cloud can unlock innovation and agility, it’s easy to lose visibility and control of costs along the way. Finance teams accustomed to traditional IT projects often struggle with the opaque and variable costs associated with cloud platforms, while application teams may not understand the budgeting and fiduciary responsibility

AWS: the surprise choice for your Microsoft-based applications?

 Aled Sage  

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Jul14
When migrating Microsoft-based applications to public cloud, the right choice of cloud provider is not as simple as “technology X, therefore cloud Y”. Some teams make an assumption that because an application uses Windows, .NET or SQL Server then Microsoft Azure is the “best” choice. The aim of this blog

Putting an AWS Service on a DNS domain apex

 Aled Sage  

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Jun30
Co-authors: Aled Sage and Richard Downer When your website runs in AWS, configuring your DNS zone apex record (sometimes called “naked domain”) can be a pain because it needs static IPs. There are a few options including switching to AWS Route 53 for DNS and using AWS Global Accelerator. In

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AWS Cost-savings: Savings Plans & Reserved Instances for Windows Instances

 Aled Sage  

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Jun23
I was recently explaining to customers the cost savings available with AWS Savings Plans (introduced November 2019) and Reserved Instances for their Windows EC2 instances. The Windows license cost makes for interesting (and disappointing) differences in percentage savings compared to standard Linux VMs. With up-front payment, you have to pay

How companies run Microsoft on AWS: Virtual Meetup Recap

 Aled Sage  

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Jun18
The Cloud Pathways meetup went virtual on 10th June 2020. The short presentations, fireside chat and Q&A was focused on migrating, running and modernising Microsoft-based workloads in the cloud. The presentation slides for the event are available here and Michael’s Hart presentation is also available here. A recording of the

Operational Excellence, Microsoft on AWS, Tech & Velocity: Writeup of AWS Summit Online EMEA

 Aled Sage  

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Jun17
By Aled Sage, VP of Engineering, Cloudsoft The AWS Summit Online EMEA on 17th June was excellent! What follows are some things that stood out for me on Microsoft Applications, Operational Excellence within Amazon and beyond, Automating threat detection and remediation, plus how every company can move faster. In his
September 18, 2020

Cloud Pathway Virtual Meetup and Fireside Chat – Prepare, plan and migrate your apps to AWS

May 22, 2020

Virtual Meetup – How companies run Microsoft on AWS

May 22, 2020

Cloudsoft AMP 5.5 released

Cloudsoft AMP 5.5 brings improved user-interface, improved support for TOSCA blueprints and enhanced automation, plus much more  
February 21, 2020

Developing Standards Across Cloud Services – London Workshop

November 14, 2019

How a digital business improved security & cost efficiency with AWS Well Architected

October 2, 2019

Cloudsoft Achieves AWS DevOps Competency Status

August 20, 2019

Five Steps to Making Your Business More Secure and Resilient

July 23, 2019

Resilient Applications in Financial Services

June 18, 2019

Cloudsoft shortlisted for UK Open Source Awards for Apache Brooklyn project

June 10, 2019

How to build and migrate on AWS?