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Migrate IT in order to reduce your carbon footprint

The public cloud is the greenest cloud. The three hyperscale providers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft outperform the other types of data center providers in energy efficiency. This gap is large and it is not expressed as a percentage, but rather as a multiple. Furthermore, this gap will increase. As a consequence, companies

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The 7 R’s strategies for migrating workloads to AWS

The 7R methodology for the migration to AWS is a framework that helps organisations plan and execute a successful migration. The methodology involves assessing each application in your portfolio and categorising it based on its suitability for migration. The seven R’s stand for Retain, Relocate, Rehost, Replatform, Repurchase, Refactor and Retire. We shall take the

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Migrating also accelerates compliance

Recently, auditors continued our ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certifications after the mandatory three-year re-certification audit.  ISO 27001 is the worldwide norm for information security management. The second norm, NEN 7510 is the Dutch norm for information security management for the healthcare industry. When customers decide to migrate their workloads they benefit from arriving in

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How migrating to the public cloud reduces your TCO

This post discusses how right-sizing, combined with the use of Platform as a Service (PaaS) greatly reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of IT in the public cloud. When comparing the TCO of a private versus a public cloud implementation of an environment, many enter all CMDB entries as-is into the cost calculator of

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Unique benefits in the public cloud

This blogpost discusses how the public cloud provides unique benefits to users who migrated their workloads. It offers robust and compliant global infrastructure, extremely efficient server virtualisation engines and new state-of-the-art processors. These characteristics all translate into substantially lower costs and innovation. In another post, I discussed platform as a service (PaaS) offerings and how

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Controlling cloud spend is a process

Controlling cloud spending is a priority as companies migrate to the public cloud Managing the cloud bill is a priority as companies shift to cloud services. Because the easy-to-deploy, pay-per-use services introduce unfamiliar variables into the finance equation. Previously, you enjoyed long term commitments with predictable capex, but now you face variable opex.  Furthermore, new cost drivers

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Speeding up the potato revolution with the cloud

In this post, Solynta’s CEO and CFO describe their digital transformation. In particular, how cloud services set up the company for its worldwide ‘potato revolution’ and delivered substantial business benefits. We have helped Solynta design and implement the transition and we continue to work with the organisation to develop and implement more innovative services. The

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Dissecting an analyst report about cloud data warehouses

This blogpost discusses the latest Forrester report on cloud data warehouse systems and suppliers. Reports written by respected analysts such as Forrester always contain valuable information. Nevertheless it is advisable to read such an analyst report with a critical eye. Weighing individual dimensions is no exact science and results can sometimes change dramatically if you

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The ramifications of the decline of the x86 chip architecture

The x86 CPU instruction set architecture (ISA) has been dominant in enterprise IT. Almost all business software has been written for x86 processors and almost all servers, PCs and macs run on x86 chips by Intel and AMD. However, the cracks in this impressive architecture are multiplying and many fear that the dam will break.

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AWS strengthened its commitments to protect customer data

Last month, Amazon Web Services (AWS) strengthened its commitments to protect customer data. This month, France’s highest administrative court ruled that these commitments provide sufficient safeguards with respect to the ‘Schrems II’ ruling. AWS has strengthened its GDPR commitments Last month, AWS announced it had strengthened its existing contractual commitments to protect its customers when

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