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Serverless Computing - What is it?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Jan-2017 08:36:48 / by Neil Stewart posted in Microsoft Azure, Cloud Trends, Innovation, Cloud Adoption, Amazon Web Services

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Serverless is a concept in Cloud Computing that has been growing in popularity over the last 12 months. It is very powerful and has a lot of potential. In this post, I hope to help explain what Serverless is, how it can be used and some examples of how it is being used in the industry.

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Cloud Trends for 2017 and Beyond

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Jan-2017 08:30:00 / by Chris Bunch posted in Cloud Trends, Innovation

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That time of year isn’t it? Everyone becomes a fortune teller and starts writing about things that will happen in the year ahead. Last year I wrote about IoT, and we did see a lot of development in that area - including (sadly) the security watchpoint I mentioned in the article.

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Achieving Premier Status across the Globe

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Dec-2016 13:59:33 / by Tom Ray posted in Cloud Trends, Amazon Web Services, Partnerships

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Cloudy AWS Premier Status #1 - Europe
and North America! Job. Done.

This week Cloudreach was reconfirmed as an AWS Premier Partner in Europe, continuing our status since 2014. More importantly perhaps, Cloudreach have achieved the Premier tier for our North American business independently! To celebrate, I’ve gathered my thoughts and insights in this blog post.

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Get started with OpsWorks for Chef Automate

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Dec-2016 12:57:17 / by Nicolas Fournier posted in Amazon Web Services, Best Practice & Advice, Tooling and Features

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In November, AWS hosted its big annual event, re:Invent, where lots of new features were released. The full list of product announcements can be found
here. One of them, OpsWorks for Chef Automate, allows you to launch a Chef Automate server fully managed by AWS.

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AWS Managed Services - How Will it Affect the Market?

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Dec-2016 10:13:47 / by Euan Reid posted in Cloud Trends, Innovation, Amazon Web Services

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For those “in the know”, AWS Managed Services has been a long time coming.

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AWS Managed Services - What does that mean?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Dec-2016 19:59:44 / by Andre Azevedo posted in Cloud Trends, Innovation, Amazon Web Services, Best Practice & Advice

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AWS Managed Services. Do you mean Managed Services? by AWS? Yes!

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Thoughts after taking the AWS Certified Security Specialty exam

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Dec-2016 20:34:05 / by Alberto Alvarez posted in Amazon Web Services, Best Practice & Advice

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Last week AWS re:Invent was a blast! Amongst
very exciting product announcements, promoting the Unicorn rental business at the GameDay and the re:Play party, I was able to sit the AWS Certified Security – Specialty (Beta) certification.

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Storage Appliances in the Cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Dec-2016 09:32:57 / by James Dunn posted in Cloud Trends, Innovation, Amazon Web Services, Best Practice & Advice, Tooling and Features

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AWS announced Elastic File System (EFS) as General Availability earlier this year, meaning we are a little closer to finally having a managed file storage service within AWS. However, its release is limited to a handful of regions and a limited set of features.

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AWS re:Invent - Summarising the Madness

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Dec-2016 16:49:37 / by Chris Bunch posted in Amazon Web Services, Events & Meet-Ups

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For those of you who attended re:Invent last week, have you recovered yet? I feel my life expectancy may be a month or two shorter as a result of the trip, yet somehow AWS and the cloudy attendees present managed to make it better nonetheless.

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Automation is the new 24/7 SOC

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Dec-2016 17:27:03 / by Howard Glynn posted in Cloud Trends, Innovation, Tooling and Features

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As cloud matures and Enterprise use accelerates further, one of the critical use cases that has gathered a great deal of attention is the management of sensitive data like PII and PHI. AWS has matured greatly to support such use cases in recent years. Sophisticated capabilities in services like IAM, S3, KMS and logging/auditing like Config, Cloudtrail and Cloudwatch, make HIPAA, PCI and other compliant workloads.

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