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

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Nov14
More and more digital businesses create applications in the cloud to rapidly deliver innovative, scalable solutions – but how can you ensure your cloud setup is optimal? On September 19th, we held a webinar introducing and discussing the AWS Well Architected Framework, a methodology designed to help businesses ensure their

Cloudsoft Achieves AWS DevOps Competency Status

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Oct02
02 October 2019 – Cloudsoft, a UK-based Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) that specialises in helping businesses migrate applications to AWS, announced today that it has achieved status. This designation recognises that Cloudsoft provides DevOps expertise to help customers implement Continuous Integration and

AWS EC2 On-Demand Instance Limits: Advice on Changes

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Sep27
Takeaways: New limits system switches from number of instances of each type, to total number of vCPUs among many instance types It’s much better — simpler and safer — which is just as well, because you have no choice. You can opt in anytime before the forced conversion date, but

AWS Transit Gateway in Action: VPN to VPCs Connectivity

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Sep03
AWS Transit Gateway was launched at Re:Invent November 2018 – it can massively simplify networking that involves multiple VPCs, VPNs and shared services. This post covers the following points: Use Case (Simplified) Transit Gateway Concepts Setup Instructions Transit Gateway Setup Next Steps Other Use Cases Use Case (Simplified) I have

Five Steps to Making Your Business More Secure and Resilient

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Aug20
Five Steps to Making Your Business More Secure and Resilient Momentpin are changing the landscape of social community platforms. They integrate family values into a social network so as to create safety, security and a real sense of belonging within our digital lives and beyond. They build this trusted platform

Resilient Applications in Financial Services

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Jul23
On July 16th, the City Business Club held an event at the Metro Bank London headquarters following a survey they had circulated. What became obvious after analysing the results of this survey was that most businesses care deeply about application resilience but few actually have policies in place to address

Cloudsoft shortlisted for UK Open Source Awards for Apache Brooklyn project

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Jun18
Now in their 6th year, UKOSA is a free non-profit event that celebrates and acknowledges the contributions from the community of technology experts that make open source such a powerful and unstoppable disruptive force in the current technology landscape. On a very rainy night at the Informatics building at Edinburgh

How to build a real-life serverless app with AWS Amplify

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Jun12
Cloudsoft Senior Software Engineer, Thomas Bouron, says: Right off the bat: serverless is an amazing technology. It lets you build complex apps very quickly and cost efficiently because you concentrate only on the stuff that matters: your application. …and goes on to prove it in this excellent blog post, “How

How to build and migrate on AWS?

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Jun10
How do you build and migrate to AWS? A growing number of businesses are building and migrating their applications on AWS. But build and migrate is a tricky process, and this raises a lot of questions for new cloud users: How do other organisations  succeed in safely migrating and in

Building Modern Applications, AWS Security and AI & ML

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Jun06
The third Cloud Pathway event in Codebase, Edinburgh saw three speakers bring what looks like three separate topics together for the local Edinburgh cloud and business community. However, the key point is that many organisations today are doing these three – and lots more! – on AWS as they modernise
May 15, 2019
GVH Oilfield Connectivity

Oilfield Connectivity and the Cloud

When you think of an offshore oil and gas asset, whether it’s a submarine or a rig installation, you imagine an isolated machine being operated by
May 10, 2019

AWS Summit London 2019 recap

April 26, 2019

How to build on AWS – thinking, choosing, studying, starting

April 8, 2019
Gartner Pace Layered Image

Migrating thinking not just applications to the cloud

January 22, 2019

AWS Activate and Accelerate: Credits for startups and new enterprise projects

July 18, 2018

And the winner of the Gemalto SafeNet Data Protection on Demand hackathon with Cloudsoft was…

March 27, 2018
Migration Method 4 Refactoring

Migrating to AWS Method 4 – Refactoring, aka Cloud Native

Refactoring is the most advanced method of migrating applications to the cloud, the outcome being a cloud-native application that fully exploits cloud innovation. Depending on the
March 27, 2018
Migration Method 3 Replatforming

Migrating to AWS Method 3 – Replatforming, aka Lift-and-Shape

Replatforming is halfway between Rehosting and Refactoring. It gives some immediate and modest cloud benefits without too much change and risk. This is the fourth in
March 27, 2018
Migration Method 2 Rehosting

Migrating to AWS Method 2 – Rehosting, aka Lift-and-Shift

Rehosting – aka Lift and Shift – is the relatively simple mechanism of copying application and data “bits” from outside AWS, into AWS. A classic example
March 27, 2018
Migration Method 1 Repurchase

Migrating to AWS Method 1 – Repurchasing, aka Drop-and-Shop

Repurchasing can be the simplest, fastest and least-risk method of running applications in the cloud. An organization can eliminate a lot of migration effort and cloud