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Launching our series of AWS Well-Architected podcasts

AWS Ambassadors Colin Barker and Greg Heywood have teamed up to create a series of podcasts offering an expert perspective on the Well-Architected Framework. This first podcast introduces the Well-Architected concept and underlines the value of continual improvement in the cloud. Greg and Colin also talk about the Well-Architected Tool which enables AWS customers to …

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Five practical ways to reduce cloud operating costs

DevOpsGroup engineers Mark Nash, Mike Lazenby, Matthew Dibble and Jamie Ward are experts in cloud cost control. As part of our Operate team they spend their days (and some of their nights) ensuring clients’ cloud-based operations run smoothly. An important aspect of this is finding ways to reduce cloud operating costs without compromising platform performance. …

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Women-only tech training: why it matters

It’s well-known that women are underrepresented in the world of tech. Turning this around will take a concerted effort, both within education and the workplace. Women-only tech training could be part of the solution.  A little while back, the Director of DevOpsGroup Academy received an enquiry about our Foundation Certificate in DevOps course: “We are …

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So, traditional operations won’t work in the cloud. What now?

If you’ve got the heebie-jeebies about cloud-based operations, you’re not alone and help is at hand. Two of our engineers, Mike Lazenby and Dafydd Jones, offer guidance on the ‘big three’ fears. Most organisations moving to the cloud don’t consider operations upfront. In fact, many only discover part-way through a largescale migration that traditional tools …

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AWS awards APN Ambassador status to DevOpsGroup cloud consultant

DevOpsGroup cloud consultant Colin Barker has earned the coveted title of Amazon Partner Network (APN) Ambassador. With only 213 APN Ambassadors worldwide, this rare achievement underlines our position at the forefront of AWS expertise and best practice. What is an APN Ambassador? APN Ambassadors are skilled cloud practitioners who have demonstrated a passion for developing …

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Helping people get on the cloud career ladder with AWS re/Start

There’s been lots of talk recently about the growing digital skills gap, both in Wales and across the UK. Take cloud engineering. Many Welsh companies need more employees with experience in this field, but there are not enough candidates to go around. Here at DevOpsGroup we have collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to do …

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DevOpsGroup achieves AWS Migration Competency status

Here at DevOpsGroup our aim is to make cloud adoption fast, secure and simple. So it’s great to announce that we recently achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration Competency status in recognition of this. The AWS Migration Competency differentiates DevOpsGroup as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member with proven customer success in DevOps-enabled Migrations. To …

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Your holiday reading sorted: book recommendations from DevOpsGroup

It’s no secret that 2021 will bring new challenges for organisations of all sectors, sizes and locations. Repercussions of Covid-19 are apparent everywhere and circumstances continue to evolve at pace. The ability to adapt rapidly to change has never been more important.    As you take time to pause and reflect over the holiday period, …

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So, you’re doing DevOps. But what about self-service?

The big question for any tech scale-up is how to grow revenue without a parallel increase in underlying costs. Boosting teams’ productivity levels is the simple answer. But achieving this without risking burnout, system instability and high levels of technical debt is not so straightforward. This is where DevOps ways of working come to the …

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Modern operations: five foundational pillars

So, you’ve invested in the cloud. Most systems and applications are now built there or have moved there. Yet you’re still not moving as fast, far or cost-effectively as you’d like. If this sounds familiar, you probably need to start modernising operations. Today, many operations engineers find themselves in a challenging position. They must contend …

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