Best Practice & Advice
Various subject matter experts at Cloudreach offer their advice and show best practice on topics within cloud computing.
Windows & SQL 2008 Server End Of Support: An Opportunity To Modernize?
In this post, Cloudreach’s Alex Rhea explains why the upcoming EOS (End of Sale) for Windows 2008 R2 and SQL 2008 presents the perfect opportunity to modernize by migrating to the cloud. Find out how Cloudreach can help you prepare for SQL Server & Windows Server 2008 EOS by clicking here. Windows 2008 R2 and SQL […]
How To Approach A Successful Data Analytics Project
We have all been told to be excited about the business opportunities that data analytics can unlock. However, if your data quality and efficacy aren’t up to scratch, you are not going to get very far. In this post, Cloudreach Solutions Architect, Dave Loveridge, suggests some key principles that you should follow if you want […]
Cloud is a Cultural Choice
As cloud providers continue to compete on price and service offerings, many organizations are also assessing potential providers for culture fit. Evaluating prospective vendors for culture fit has become an important part of the technology purchasing process for organizations seeking products as a service. An organization’s culture, vision, and mission provide the guardrails and direction in […]
Change delivery strategy and the cloud: changing company gears
In the journey to the Cloud, change management strategies are often an afterthought. In our efforts to adopt the Cloud, how we approach and embrace change management at different layers determines our overall success. Looking for change The cloud has unlocked the ability for organizations, large and small, to benefit from the scaling […]
Tips for fixing Chef cluster issues
Whether it’s an internal or customer project, Chef is a common tool for us to use at Cloudreach. It helps automate infrastructure testing and deployment, allowing us to work smart and minimize human possible errors throughout the whole development, testing and deploying workflow. Unfortunately it takes more than just a bit of knowledge to have a […]
Why is cloud strategy important?
It’s important for enterprises to plan and think strategically when adopting the cloud. Cloud adoption is a journey that will impact the whole organisation and is likely to take a number of years, so there are a few things to consider at each stage of the journey. For example, in the early stages you should […]
Cloud skills and training: keys to successful cloud adoption
In my role as a Cloud Architect for Cloudreach, I spend a lot of time getting ‘into the weeds’ of a project’s technical details. Large, multinational customers, eager to begin their cloud journeys possess very large IT estates, typically composed of thousands of virtual machines, bare metal hosts and correspondingly sprawling networks. It takes a […]
The Public Cloud Landscape And Advice For Adopting At Scale
Things are rather sporty in the public cloud integration and managed services ecosystem. It is increasingly evident that this is a hot space, and we are presently witnessing significant momentum and change as more businesses require support with public cloud adoption. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba have steadily emerged as […]
Secret Store Lambda for CloudFormation templates
One topic very important in the AWS ecosystem is how to share secrets and parameters between applications. Popular tools such as Vault and Consul are oriented towards large enterprises with multiple levels of security. There are also other proprietary KMS systems which often require connectivity back to on premise locations. Another alternative may be a […]