Migrate And Modernise
The 5 essential building blocks of a quick, safe and secure cloud migration
Lift and Shift  Three simple words with an understated level of complexity for migrating to the cloud. Let us be honest for a second though – if migrating to the cloud was easy to do, most companies would have already done it and more than likely, done it themselves. Any form of cloud migration can…
What can the UK Government teach Financial Services about cloud adoption?
HSBC and AWS have just announced a massive, strategic deal that indicates a clear direction of travel for one of the world’s largest banks. So, is this a sign that one of the more cloud-sceptical sectors is really changing tack? Or is it another big cloud deal that works well around the edges but doesn’t…
13 ways to reduce your spending on AWS
Many companies have already started their cloud adoption journey however those newer to cloud often state that their biggest challenge is lack of resources or skills. As companies become more advanced in their use of cloud the challenge shifts towards managing cloud spend[i]. Many successfully move to the cloud but struggle to control cost sprawl,…
Has your journey to cloud delivered on the promise?
Before jumping right into the topic of cloud journeys, I’d like to step back in time to look at how many journeys start, including my own. The date was June 5th 2011 and I’d just touched down in New York to attend the Cloud Expo. By this stage I’d been specialising in cloud for about…
How to build a business case for making the move to cloud
Moving to the cloud promises to help companies reduce costs, increase security and become more agile. However, despite these worthwhile benefits, moving workloads to the cloud still needs a strong business case, just like any other major IT project. A conversation with my CFO at a previous workplace still rings in my ear, “Why would…
How to move to the cloud quickly and safely
50% of company workloads and data are expected to be in Public Cloud within 12 months[i]. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have seen their timelines accelerated and companies who were yet to think about cloud adoption have had to come up with a cloud strategy almost overnight. Unfortunately, you can’t just…
13 ways to reduce your spending on Azure
Controlling cloud spend is listed alongside security and governance as one of the biggest challenges that companies are currently facing – many companies that are over budget on cloud overspend by an average of 23%[i]. If your company has adopted Microsoft Azure as their cloud computing platform there are a suite of services, tools and…
Azure Network Security Groups: 10 suggestions for best practice!
As mentioned in a previous blog – NSG’s control access by permitting or denying network traffic in a number of ways.
Microsoft Azure: NSGs & ASGs Simplified
NSG’s (Network Security Group) & ASG’s (Application Security Group) are the main Azure Resources that are used to administrate and control network traffic within a virtual network (vNET). The difference Network Security Group is the Azure Resource that you will use to enforce and control the network traffic with, whereas Application Security Group is an…
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