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A Data-First Strategy: Which CSP Should You Choose?

Bimal Tandel 1st April 2019
Cloud Providers focus on advancing and maturing data capabilities has resulted in a very complex ecosystem of cloud services. In this blog post, Bimal Tandel, Business Line Leader for Data &  Analytics, will help you navigate this ecosystem by comparing all data services offered by the three major Cloud providers (AWS, Azure, and GCP). “By […]

Bringing Squid Proxy Into The 21st Century With AWS Fargate

Giulio Calzolari 25th March 2019
When talking about building and deploying applications in the AWS ecosystem, one topic that comes up without fail is how to securely manage outbound internet traffic from private subnets. How can you operate a controlled environment that prevents data exfiltration or possible data leaks with a minimum amount of management overhead? There are commercial tools […]

Tableau Server Setup In An AWS Environment

Chris Hurley 21st March 2019
Recently while working with a client, Cloud Systems Developer, Chris Hurley,  had the opportunity to install a Tableau server from scratch. Tableau is an analytics platform that allows an enterprise to collaboratively build visualisations using data from its data warehouse. This blog post details the considerations when setting up a Tableau server in an AWS […]

How To Carry Out A Percona MySql 5.5 Migration With No Downtime

Gabriele Lomuscio 11th March 2019
Gabriele Lomusico, Cloud Systems Developer at Cloudreach, explains how he completed a Percona MySql 5.5 migration to AWS with no downtime.   Migration context The customer asked us to move seven on-premises databases to AWS in a short period of time (about ten days) without any downtime. Each database was configured in replication mode (master/slave) with a […]

Chef And Retrieving Secrets From Vault Using The GCP Authentication Backend

James O'Hara 7th March 2019
Senior Cloud Systems Developer, James O’Hara, describes how he and his colleague Stuart Stone developed a Chef helper library to ease the pains of retrieving Vault secrets in the Google Cloud Platform. While developing Configuration as Code for Google Cloud instances for clients, it became increasingly necessary to pull secrets securely from Vault in order […]

Two Blocks Away: Tangible Interface Empowered By Serverless Technology

Yoyu Li 11th February 2019
Two Blocks Away (TBA) was the main attraction at Cloudreach’s booth during AWS re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas. To play the game, players need to solve puzzles by selecting and arranging physical blocks. Over 400 participants took on the challenge during re:Invent 2018, and many were intrigued by its tangible interaction experience. Let’s take a […]

How To Build A Cloud-Native Infrastructure

Kleopatra Chatziprimou 21st January 2019
In this post, Kleopatra Chatziprimou, Cloud Systems Developer at Cloudreach, shares some tips on building cloud-native infrastructures. An important part of my job as Cloud Systems Developer at Cloudreach is to keep up to date with the latest trends in cloud-native systems design. In November 2018, I attended the O’Reilly Velocity Conference which featured speakers sharing […]

What Do Most Enterprises Get Wrong In Their Cloud Adoption Journey?  

Christian Nilsson 9th November 2018
Every cloud transformation journey has its challenges and, more often than not, these stem from a mismatch between the culture and drive of the business and its IT department. In this post, Christian Nilsson considers different models that could help an enterprise identify where its problems lie and shift its cloud adoption journey back on […]

Hosting a Private Serverless Static Website on AWS

Matthew Taylor 5th November 2018
Matthew Taylor, Cloud Systems Development Lead at Cloudreach, recently completed a project that involved the creation of an internal training website. Here Matt explains how his team developed a serverless solution using AWS.   Recently, my team and I needed to launch a new, internal training website. Rather than use Cloudreach’s existing wiki platform, we […]