25 06, 2019

Tech Field Day (#TFD19): A Heads-Up

By |2019-06-25T16:21:07+01:00June 25th, 2019|Cloud, Storage, Tech Field Day|0 Comments

I am honoured to be invited to attend Tech Field Day 19 this week. For those who don't know, Tech Field Day is a set of events hosted by Stephen Foskett and his team, where technology vendors get together with techies/bloggers/engineers of their field and have focussed discussions around their products and why they've produced the best [...]

25 02, 2019

The Cloud Migration Journey Series

By |2019-04-08T09:02:56+01:00February 25th, 2019|Cloud, Migration|0 Comments

Recently, I've been writing a series of posts on the journey to cloud migration and they're being published on OrangeMatter. Being on a different site, you might be missing out so here's a quick post to keep track of them all. I'll update this post with links as they are published. There will be six [...]

31 12, 2018

My Review of 2018

By |2018-12-31T12:14:57+01:00December 31st, 2018|General|0 Comments

We all enjoy the festivities that the last month brings but it's also a time for reflection. One hopes that the coming year will bring more opportunities and happiness. But in order to improve in the following year, one has to review the past one. Even if that review reveals a couple of things to [...]

27 11, 2018

AWS re:Invent 2018 – Latest Announcements – Part II

By |2018-11-27T10:33:04+01:00November 27th, 2018|AWS|0 Comments

You might have already seen Part I of this post. Here are the rest of the announcements: Storage Intelligent Tiering and Cost Optimisation for Amazon S3 For many years, we've been used to storage tiering and in general, the idea is that hot data is placed on faster and more accessible storage and data that [...]

27 11, 2018

AWS re:Invent 2018 – Latest Announcements – Part I

By |2018-11-27T10:38:34+01:00November 27th, 2018|AWS|0 Comments

I wasn't lucky enough to go to AWS re:Invent but due to the magic that is the Internet, I was able to satisfy my nerd needs by waking up even earlier today and watching Monday Night Live, hosted by Peter DeSantis, VP of Global Infrastructure at AWS. Just so that you don't miss out on the [...]

19 11, 2018

Cost-Optimised EC2 Fleet with Auto-Scaling

By |2018-11-19T09:35:25+01:00November 19th, 2018|AWS, Cloud|0 Comments

Late last week, I noticed this blog by Jeff Barr and almost jumped with joy. I am blogging about it today to ensure you don't miss it as it's a significant capability in terms of cost reduction for many auto-scaled applications deployed on the AWS platform. Why? We all know spot instances are brilliant when [...]

10 09, 2018

Farewell Atos – Hello….

By |2018-09-10T10:13:27+01:00September 10th, 2018|Non-Technical|3 Comments

This blog should have come out last week but... A little over two years ago, I decided to join Atos as a Cloud Architect. People who follow me will know that my last few career decisions have been mainly influenced by the need to care for my parents. My role at Atos allowed me to [...]