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AWS Migration in 5 Simple Steps

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Migrating your on premises workloads to AWS may seem like a daunting task to the uninitiated.  It is however a process that has been repeated by many AWS customers, and one which has evolved and been refined over the years.  Here I’m going to outline the 5 major steps to an AWS Migration to demystify the process. Step 1 – Evaluation – Understand the Why? Many cloud migration projects have been doomed to fail because businesses have simply jumped on… Read More »AWS Migration in 5 Simple Steps

Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse

What is Amazon Redshift?

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Amazon Redshift is a Data Warehouse in the Cloud. Amazon Redshift is the AWS Data Warehousing solution enabling business intelligence in the AWS cloud.  Redshift enables customers to query petabytes of structured and semi structured data using standard SQL queries. AWS customers can start building a Redshift Data Warehouse for as little as $0.25 per hour, and can scale up their data warehouse in line with business requirements. How does Amazon Redshift Work? Redshift can be configured either as a… Read More »What is Amazon Redshift?

AWS Price Reductions January 2020

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Cloud Endure Disaster Recovery. AWS has recently announced what amounts to an 80% price drop of their Cloud Endure disaster recovery software, used for replicating on premise workloads to the cloud for DR purposes. Prior to the price, drop, the list price for Cloud Endure was $45 -$99 per server per month, depending on number of servers and term commitment.  The recent announcement has converted Cloud Endure to ‘on demand’ pricing of $0.028 per server per hour, which equates to… Read More »AWS Price Reductions January 2020

Amazon S3 Guide

Full Amazon S3 Guide (2020)

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What is Amazon S3? Amazon S3 stands for ‘Simple Storage Service’ and it is an object ‘Storage’ ‘Service’ which provides secure, durable and highly scalable object storage as a service for IT teams and developers.  Amazon S3 is very ‘Simple’ to use, offering a web services interface which enables customers to store and retrieve their data from anywhere on the web. Objects are essentially flat files including documents, pictures, videos etc. Amazon S3 Objects consist of:  Key – essentially the… Read More »Full Amazon S3 Guide (2020)

AWS EC2 – Everything You Need to Know About EC2 Instances

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EC2 is short for Elastic Compute Cloud, and it is Amazon Web Services IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering, enabling developers to gain easy access to compute resources in the AWS cloud. AWS offer 275 instances all with set configurations of CPU, RAM, storage type and network performance.  They are grouped into categories of instance types which are optimized for different compute workloads. Fight Dr McPixie! A Cloud Guru have an amusing mnemonic in their AWS training programs to help… Read More »AWS EC2 – Everything You Need to Know About EC2 Instances

New Year’s Resolution – Gain Control of Cloud Costs in 2020!

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Happy New Year!  We all make New Year’s resolutions – lose weight, get fit, get a new job etc.  What will yours be?  If you are looking to reduce public cloud costs in 2020 then read on as Logicata may be able to help. According to ‘The Cloud Infrastructure Report 2020’ published by Cloudcheckr, only 30% of businesses consider themselves to be managing, tracking and optimizing public cloud costs very well.  This leaves a whopping 70% of businesses with cloud… Read More »New Year’s Resolution – Gain Control of Cloud Costs in 2020!

What’s All the Fuss About VMware Cloud on AWS?

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VMware Cloud on AWS has been in the market for over 2 years now, but what exactly is it, and why might a business consider using VMware Cloud on AWS rather than simply migrating all workloads directly to AWS? Let’s take a closer look at VMware Cloud on AWS and try to answer this question. Firstly, let’s look at how VMware itself is looking to transform as a business. According to VMware ‘Within 2 years VMware Cloud Services will be… Read More »What’s All the Fuss About VMware Cloud on AWS?

AWS Outposts – Your Questions Answered

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Last week at re:Invent, AWS announced the general availability of AWS Outposts, the hybrid cloud play from AWS which has been in preview since re:Invent 2018.  If customers have workloads that they simply have to run on premise, then AWS now have an option to provide AWS services running on AWS hardware running in a rack delivered and installed by AWS in the customer’s on premises datacenter.  Why Would You Need AWS Running Locally? But why would you need AWS… Read More »AWS Outposts – Your Questions Answered

AWS Managed Apache Cassandra Service

Why Should you Care About Amazon Keyspaces (Managed Apache Cassandra Service)?

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**Updated 24th April 2020 when Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service went GA as Amazon Keyspaces** Last week at re:Invent 2019, AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced the launch of the preview for the new Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra service (launched in GA as Amazon Keyspaces).  But what exactly is it, and why should you care? Apache Cassandra is a free, datacenter scale No SQL database, originally designed by Facebook engineers to power the Facebook Inbox Search feature, and then later open sourced by… Read More »Why Should you Care About Amazon Keyspaces (Managed Apache Cassandra Service)?

6 key Announcements from the AWS re:Invent Global Partner Summit

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Today saw the AWS re:Invent Global Partner Summit Keynote delivered by Doug Yeum, Head of Worldwide Channels and Alliances at Amazon Web Services.  After showcasing partner solutions from Amdocs and partner successes with BP, there were a number of announcements, as you would expect from a Keynote!   Don’t have time to view the whole keynote?  Here is a quick summary of the key announcements.   1. BP Going All-In on AWS BP have announced that they are going ‘All In’ on… Read More »6 key Announcements from the AWS re:Invent Global Partner Summit