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What’s serverless & can it save you money?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2017 9:40:00 AM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, CFO, Cloud service providers, Serverless

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So now that we’re all finally starting to understand the corporate cloud, IaaS and even be able to weigh up the advantages and identify certain problems that arise from binning the hard iron, the boundaries are getting pushed a step further with serverless, the latest buzz word in IT disruption.

Understanding Serverless

Serverless you say, what’s that? “Serverless means you don't have to think about the servers that you rely on to deploy and run an application. The idea is for the servers to exist in the background, as a resource that scales up or down automatically, according to the application's needs.” a tidy definition supplied by this article in Channel Futures, which goes on to note: “In essence, serverless computing is a way of taking the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model to the extreme. Not only does serverless computing relieve you of the need to maintain your own infrastructure, but it saves you from the hassle of having to provision or administer infrastructure in any way.

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Will AWS per-second billing really save you money?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2017 9:09:00 AM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, Budget, Azure

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The recent move  by AWS from a per-hour to a per-second billing model, for its Linux-based EC2 instances,  was only to be expected, reflecting the increasing demand for scalability in computing solutions. But at the end of the day will it really save you money? Could this increased flexibility in pricing create a too-relaxed attitude, amongst those responsible for procuring this expensive resource?

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Xavier Garcia: interview part II

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2017 5:02:00 PM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, team, Bordeaux, Technology, Remote

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Final part of interview series with tinkering whizz-kid & OneKloud CTO

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Our Faces: Xavier Garcia, co-founder & CTO

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 9:22:00 AM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, Budget, IaaS, Cost

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Part one of a two part interview series with tinkering whizz-kid and OneKloud CTO.

 

What’s up Xavier, can you introduce yourself?

I compiled my first Linux Kernel at eight years old. As a kid I used to disassemble just about everything I could get my hands on. At ten years old I modified the electronics of my first walkie-talkies to try to tune into the police frequency. Then I started coding, the first thing I did was was to clone my mom's cell-phone sim card so I could use her phone without her knowing. My second project was to clone the television’s satellite card so I could watch cable on my computer… I’ve always been into tinkering, fiddling. My studies were math/electronic oriented in high school and then I went on to an engineering school and then got a Masters 1 degree from the Dominican University of California, University in San Rafael, California. Today my whole house is totally controlled by computers, from the front door to the lighting and everything in between. I’m also a massive fan of raspberry pi and arduino.

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IaaS adoption: how reality meets high expectations.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 12, 2017 10:40:00 AM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, Budget, Spending, Cloud, IaaS

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Does cloud infrastructure live up to the hype?

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Why cloud-based IT gives new relevance to capacity planning

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2017 4:44:00 PM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, Budget, Corporate, capacity planning, Predictive

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Just because  cloud infrastructure makes it possible for  businesses to adapt and scale their IT needs with more flexibility than ever before, doesn’t make it easy. While cloud migration is quickly becoming an indisputable step into the future, many companies are finding the transition comes with an unforeseen disadvantage: a debilitating lack of control and foresight.

“Capacity planning is the process of determining the production capacity needed by an organization to meet changing demands for its products. In the context of capacity planning, design capacity is the maximum amount of work that an organization is capable of completing in a given period,” says Wikipedia. So are these definitions and task frameworks relevant if we are talking about virtual IT? Absolutely.

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The end of AWS tagging…  at last!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2017 11:11:00 AM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, Budget, Cloud, Corporate, Tagging

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It’s funny when you think about it, cloud infrastructure provides us with the capacity to power and host the most cutting edge computing technology, allowing the latest scientific and technological innovations to go above-and-beyond, but the way in which AWS is managed and how it interfaces with developers and companies is really pretty dated.

 

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Cloud infrastructure: turn it off!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2017 11:04:00 AM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, Budget, Cloud service providers, Cost, accountability

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The little accountability paradox that’s costing your company big bucks...

 

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Take Back the Control of your IT Budget: Prevent IaaS overspend.

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 12:02:00 PM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, CFO, Budget, Cloud, Cost, Corporate

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As we saw in part one of this series, controlling Cloud costs is a massive problem for companies -but the way to do so isn’t obvious, and in part two we looked at why just “hoping” programmers will respect the budget isn’t realistic.

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Cloud Control, the unspoken problem of Cloud infrastructure… Overspend!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2017 4:02:00 PM / by Sarah de Castro posted in AWS, Budget, IaaS, Cost, Corporate

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Part One in a two part series on why over thirty percent of money spent on AWS is wasted; tune in for part two next week to see what can be done about it.

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