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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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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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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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Ptolemy: An AWS DMS Table Mapping Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Nov-2016 17:42:43 / by James Routley posted in Cloud Trends, Innovation, Amazon Web Services, Tooling and Features

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This post introduces Ptolemy, a tool for creating AWS DMS mapping tables, recently open sourced by Cloudreach. Ptolemy's source code can be found on GitHub.

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New AWS Reservation Options: what do they mean for your business?

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Oct-2016 14:40:14 / by Peter Cridland posted in Cloud Trends, Amazon Web Services, Best Practice & Advice, Tooling and Features

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If your finger’s on the AWS pulse, you may have seen the news today from AWS about changes to their reservations. You can read the announcement here.

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PowerShell on Linux: is it really working?

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Sep-2016 14:23:08 / by Tudor Toma posted in Microsoft Azure, Innovation, Best Practice & Advice, Tooling and Features

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Yes. It is. From the moment that Microsoft announced this on the 8th of August all eyebrows were raised and a high level of curiosity has been sparked, especially now when Microsoft is leaning heavily towards linux and open source in general.

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Roomy - An IoT Project

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Jun-2016 16:45:56 / by Luke Plausin posted in Innovation, Amazon Web Services, Best Practice & Advice, Tooling and Features

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We’re a creative bunch here at Cloudreach – when we’re not building cloud IT solutions for customers we’re usually busy making something cool for ourselves or experimenting with new technology. So when Amazon made their IoT service generally available in December last year, naturally we were excited.

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TfL Hackday - The Data Challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Apr-2016 15:20:08 / by Olivier Van Goethem posted in Amazon Web Services, Partnerships, Best Practice & Advice, Tooling and Features, Events & Meet-Ups

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 I recently got involved in a Hackday that energised both me and room full of very clever people.

The power of what can be achieved through collaboration, creativity and the latest in cloud technology to enable, rather than inhibit, was a great thing to experience. Let me start at the beginning, the challenge...

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Ahead of the Hackers: A Guide to Offensive Security with Free Tools and Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Mar-2016 08:59:26 / by Cloudreach Team posted in Security, Best Practice & Advice, Tooling and Features

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The advent of new IT environments and cloud adoption has brought about the new challenge of how to defend it from potential threats and malicious use. In this post we’ll offer you some insight into free security scanning tools that will help you to protect your systems, giving some Cloudy advice along the way.

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A How-To Guide for Preparing your Cyber Incident Response Program

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Mar-2016 10:14:54 / by Alert Logic Team posted in Security, Partnerships, Best Practice & Advice, Tooling and Features

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It's Security Awareness Week at Cloudreach, and we're bringing you a special guest blog post from our Partner Alert Logic!

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