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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

21 Brand New AWS Services Announced by Andy Jassy at re:Invent 2019

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Today, AWS CEO Andy Jassy launched the annual AWS re:Invent conference with his 3 hour long keynote addressing the 65,000 attendees.  With the CEO of Goldman Sachs DJing before the event, and the re:Invent band introducing Andy’s announcements there was plenty of razzmatazz.  Don’t have time to watch the 3 hour replay?  Here are the key product launch announcements. 1. New Graviton EC2 instance TYpes Andy announced the launch of new M6g, R6g and C6g instance types powered by the… Read More »21 Brand New AWS Services Announced by Andy Jassy at re:Invent 2019

Public Cloud Migration

What are the 6 R’s of Cloud Migration?

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When looking to migrate your on-premises IT infrastructure and applications to the public cloud, there are 6 strategies that you can adopt. It is important to analyze your existing application portfolio and categorizethem against the 6 Rs so you can build out your public cloud migration plan.  The 6 Rs were originally devised by Amazon Web Services but are now widely adopted by cloud managed service providers regardless of the chosen cloud service provider.  So, what are the 6 Rs,… Read More »What are the 6 R’s of Cloud Migration?

UK Tech Awards 2019

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Last night I once again had the pleasure of being invited to the annual UK Tech Awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel in London.  The event is a gathering of the brightest companies in the UK technology industry, together with their investors and advisors.  The event is sponsored by PWC and Silicon Valley Bank, and hosts over 500 guests at a gala black-tie dinner.  This year’s hostess was Babita Sharma, BBC news presenter, who did a great job… Read More »UK Tech Awards 2019

AWS Snowball

5 Ways to Get Your Data into AWS.

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So, you’re ready to take the plunge and migrate workloads into AWS.  But you have terabytes or petabytes of data – how are you going to get this from your on-premises datacentre into the AWS cloud?  Don’t worry, of course AWS have a bunch of services that can help you, but which is the right choice for you?  The answer to this question will largely depend on several factors: What is the volume of data to be transferred? What Speed… Read More »5 Ways to Get Your Data into AWS.