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Customer obsession and more: life as an AWS Partner

It’s five years since DevOpsGroup joined the AWS Partner Network (APN). During that time, we’ve helped hundreds of AWS customers get more from the cloud. While the number of APN partners isn’t in the public domain, it’s safe to say that it’s probably one of the largest and most effective IT reseller networks in the …

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Helping unicorns and futurecorns do better in the cloud

The growing number of unicorns and futurecorns is great news for the UK economy. But, despite their magical names, these are real-life tech companies facing real-world challenges. We’ve helped several current and former unicorns overcome issues that might otherwise have hindered performance. Read on to find out how DevOps-enabled cloud modernisation can rectify common problems …

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3 reasons cloud migrations fail (and how to make sure yours doesn’t)

From overshooting the budget and missing deadlines to finding that things ‘just don’t work’, cloud migration failure comes in various forms. But all these issues can be avoided or rectified with pragmatic cloud migration management. So, what are the main reasons that cloud migrations fail, and how can risks be averted? 1. The strategy falls …

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AWS re/Start grads set to take Welsh tech sector by storm

We’re proud to announce that within days of our AWS re/Start program coming to an end, half of the participants have secured jobs as entry-level cloud engineers with Welsh tech firms. Companies that have made offers of employment so far include cloud consultancy Mobilise Cloud, cybersecurity specialist Bridewell Consulting and financial software firm Delio. They’ve …

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New wave of digital talent (almost) ready for hire

Our AWS re/Start participants are now on the final straight of their 12-week training program which nurtures diverse digital talent. Over the next few weeks, they’ll hone practical cloud engineering skills and engage with potential employers. Technical capabilities developed on the course range from cloud operations and coding to database administration. As participants get ready …

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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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