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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 a five-part series covering the practical realities of migrating applications to AWS: Part 1 – A Practical Guide to Understanding the 6Rs for Migrating

Migration Method 2 Rehosting

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

 Steve Chambers   3 Comments

Mar27
Rehosting – aka Lift and Shift – is the relatively simple mechanism of copying application and data “bits” from outside AWS, into AWS. A classic example is copying virtual machines (that contain applications and data) and storage files (just data) across the internet or via some other mechanism, into a

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 set up by directly consuming applications via the AWS Marketplace. Unfortunately, Repurchasing is often ignored as a migration option by most technical IT staff,

The 6Rs from Discover to AWS

A Practical Guide to Understanding the 6Rs for Migration to AWS

 Steve Chambers   2 Comments

Mar27
When an organization is considering migrating an existing application to AWS they have six options to choose from – known as The 6Rs – for each application. That’s right: you need to choose the right tool for the job! But how? Cloud migrations are anything but straight-forward. Learning on the

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Graphical wiring in application-centric blueprints

 Thomas Bouron   No Comments

Mar23
Ed: Thomas spends a lot of time making complex things easy and visual. He’s one of our top cloud engineers who develops our AMP product that we use inside our AWS services, and also with customers who run applications on other clouds. In this post, he talks about a common

Customer Architecture for ALB Enhancements

Consequences of bad health checks in AWS Application Load Balancer

 Aled Sage   No Comments

Mar23
Ed: I’m getting a bit worried about our VP of Engineering, Aled: he is at his happiest doing cloud war games and pre-/post-mortems! This is the first of many upcoming posts from him about solving customer application challenges on AWS. Notice how, in this post, it’s not just a “cloud plumbing”

What everyone needs to know about migrating Applications to the Cloud

 Steve Chambers   9 Comments

Mar22
Why bother migrating to the cloud? Seriously, who is really doing it? Why are those people doing it? For what outcomes? Hang on a minute, isn’t cloud bad for security? Doesn’t cloud cost “a lot”? Isn’t cloud “just a trend”? “We’ll never put production in the cloud” (didn’t we say

CEE18

#CEE18 Cloudsoft activities at CloudExpo Europe 2018

I’m writing this while hurtling down the east coast of the UK in a train at 125mph en route to #CEE18 CloudExpo Europe 2018. Very excited, and here’s why! I’m representing Cloudsoft and talking about our migrate, run and evolve services for business applications on the cloud. We are working hard to

Hyperledger Sawtooth

Cloudsoft’s Andrew Kennedy announced as a Hyperledger Technical Ambassador

Andrew Kennedy is a Distributed Systems Hacker on Cloudsoft’s engineering team. His latest work has resulted in him not only becoming a maintainer for the open source Hyperledger Sawtooth project but additionally being invited to join the Hyperledger Technical Ambassador program. Andrew specialises in building Cloudsoft blockchain projects on top of our managed AWS

Hyperledger Sawtooth

Cloudsoft’s Andrew Kennedy announced as a Hyperledger Technical Ambassador

Andrew Kennedy is a Distributed Systems Hacker on Cloudsoft’s engineering team. His latest work has resulted in him not only becoming a maintainer for the open source Hyperledger Sawtooth project but additionally being invited to join the Hyperledger Technical Ambassador program. Andrew specialises in building Cloudsoft blockchain projects on top of our managed AWS