Category: Cloud Migration

AWS now lets you migrate MongoDB databases to Dynamo DB

Functionality of DMS has been updated to support a leading no SQL database MongoDB

Amazon Web Services announced on the 10th of April that their Database Migration Service (DMS) functionality has been updated to support one of the leading Dev NoSQL databases –MongoDB. This new addition to the DMS allows for data to be streamed from a MongoDB along with any of the other supported databases on AWS.

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How the AWS Application Discovery Service helps ease legacy migration pain.

One of the most important tools developed by Amazon Web Services over recent months, targeting the Enterprise market, is the AWS Application Discovery Service. This service is designed to make it easier for Enterprise businesses who are considering moving their application from an on-premises model to a fully integrated cloud model with all the benefits such as security, scalability, reliability and efficiency that come with the public cloud model.

In one of our previous blogs, we looked at the AWS Cloud Adoption framework from a security perspective, which outlines best practices which will enable organisations to go from the traditional on-premises IT model to full adoption of cloud services. In this blog, we are going to look further into the AWS Application Discovery service, which will help you to discover on-premises application inventory and dependencies.

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AWS Cloud Adoption Framework from a Security Perspective

The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) is a framework for best practices which will enable organisations to go from the traditional on-premises IT model to full adoption and integration of cloud services. This framework divides complex IT environments into specific areas of focus to make them more manageable and to enable organisations to develop a clear and concise migration strategy and to build a comprehensive approach to cloud computing.

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CloudRanger’s AWS Backup Solution Provides Savings to SMEs

The ERNACT regions have recently completed a project with CloudRanger to move all applications to the cloud, including TeamWorker, the network’s mission-critical European project collaboration platform. Other services that have been migrated to the cloud – built on a combination of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Office365 – are accounting, payroll, websites, SQL Server, file storage, mail and desktop applications.  CloudRanger has established a reputation as experts in cloud migration and has developed innovative software for automated backups for Amazon Web Services.

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AWS once again leading the way in the IaaS marketplace

On the 3rd of August 2016 Gartner published its annual Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and it comes as no surprise to see Amazon Web Services leading the way once again. Gartner, Inc. is an information technology research and advisory company which publish a series of market research reports. One of these reports is the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service which provides market research and qualitative analysis into that market, the direction of that market and the providers within that market.

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Microsoft Azure, growing up in cloud computing

With Microsoft Azure this week announcing, the general availability of Azure SQL Data warehouses, Azure usage and Billing portal, general availability of Azure premium messaging and Public preview of certification based authentication for iOS and android office apps, it’s no wonder that Microsoft this week also announced, companies such as Land O’ Lakes, Bentley systems, and Boeing’s move to Microsoft Azure. On top of which Gartner published the updated cloud for Infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS) scores, and Microsoft Azure announce over 100% Azure growth with share prices increasing by 5%. So, is Microsoft Azure growing up in the cloud computing era?

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Celebrating 10 Years of AWS with free qwikLABS

It’s hard to believe, but Amazon Web Services yesterday celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the release of its first services. In that 10 years the company has moved from a tiny arm of Amazon to a dominant cloud company that rules the market.

Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) on March 14th, 2006. Since the release of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), the company has grown to over a million customers. It originally started by being adopted by developers with the company finding a niche in the start-up community. This role saw AWS helping them to innovate quickly by giving them access to services around queuing, object storage and resources. You can learn some fun facts in this infographic, and read retrospective blog posts on the past 10 years from AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr and Amazon CTO, Werner Vogels.

To celebrate turning 10 years old this week, Jeff Barr confirmed that AWS have agreed to make the entire set of qwikLABS online labs and learning quests available to all current and potential AWS customers. This means you can learn, experiment and build with a broad collection of tutorials and sandboxes, available for free until the end of March 2016.

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A Practical Guide to AWS Cloud Migration

In a blog post published today by Amazon, they point out that in order to achieve full benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, it is critical to design a cloud migration model that delivers optimal cost efficiency. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills within the IT organization, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from a traditional on-premises computing platform to a cloud infrastructure. A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration: Migrating Services to AWS white paper coauthored by AWS’s Blake Chism and Carina Veksler provides a high-level overview of the cloud migration process based on the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and is a great first read for customers who are thinking about cloud adoption.

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