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Azure Logic Apps – A Five Step Guide

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How to send emails using an API call. Even if you are not familiar with the likes of Azure, BizTalk and the Microsoft stack, then you might have heard of web services like IFTTT (‘If This Then That’) which let you connect online services and devices through a chain of instructions to provide new applications […]

Deploying Applications Cost Effectively in AWS

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Pay As You Go (PAYG) cloud services from AWS give the ability to consume infrastructure as a utility. So how do you get the best out of this new OPEX approach? In our previous blog we looked at six tips to optimise your costs in AWS. In this blog we look at the next consideration – […]

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6 Top Tips to Manage AWS Billing Effectively

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With thousands of service offerings across scores of products, AWS can be a minefield to navigate in order to have a clear overview of your billing and costs. Some AWS bills can contain hundreds if not thousands of line items. So how do you make sense of this? And how do you ensure that different […]

Creating Custom Fields in Operations Management Suite

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In our first blog on using Operations Management Suite (OMS) to monitor, automate and protect workloads in a hybrid cloud environment we walked you through the process of collecting data. In this second blog of the series, we’re going to explain how to create the custom fields required to manipulate the data you’ve imported to […]

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How to Secure Your AWS Cloud

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As more enterprise organisations embrace the shared public cloud resources of AWS, it is important to ensure they adopt best practice towards security. AWS recommends a Security by Design approach – a systematic approach which: Formalises AWS account design Automates security controls and streamlines auditing Provides control insights throughout the IT management process Allows creation […]

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Keeping cloud compute costs under control

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One of the largest bills incurred when moving to a hybrid or fully cloud environment is your monthly cloud compute costs. It can come as quite a shock when the costs begin to tot up over time. When there are advertised rates of (for example) 50 pence per hour for a medium sized VM, those […]

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AWS London – New Europe Region is Launched

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has today announced that it has expanded its European region to include a London data centre. It is the 16th region launched by AWS and its third in Europe, complementing its existing data centres in Dublin and Frankfurt. On the back of Microsoft’s recent announcement about its new data centres in […]