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AWS Backup service: Pros & Cons

 Aled Sage  

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Nov10
The AWS Backup service is a fully managed service to centralise and automate backups in AWS. The backup policies, permissions and tasks are consolidated into one place. Customers commonly use AWS Backup for RDS (database) snapshots. When deciding whether to use the service, a common question is: what are the

AWS Savings Plans: Five Top Tips

 Aled Sage  

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Nov09
AWS Savings Plans is a pricing model: a billing construct that helps you save up to 72 percent on compute costs in exchange for committing to a minimum level of usage. Savings Plans vs Reserved Instances Compute Savings Plans give greatest flexibility. They apply to EC2 instances, Fargate and Lambda;

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

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Nov05
Our Cloud Pathway virtual meet-up focused on cloud migration delving into practical advice for preparing, planning and migrating applications to AWS. Speakers and hosts at the event brought a wealth of experience in adopting the AWS platform for critical business workloads, and a variety of perspectives on: defining a strategy,

Well-Architected Review: Why, What and How

 Aled Sage  

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Oct27
Get a fast and high-value review of your application on AWS by cloud experts. Why? The aim of well-architected reviews is to help ensure your application meets its business goals. Is it secure, reliable, scalable and cost-effective? Is it easy to maintain, roll out changes and innovate? The review is

CDN and WAF on AWS 101

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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?

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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
March 20, 2018
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,