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Useful information based around AWS and Azure

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Articles directory

Our articles aim to give you the information you need on key topics related to both AWS and Azure. If you have an area you want to know more about and it's not listed then please feel free to get in touch

Cloud Articles (AWS & Azure)

Cloud articles covering both AWS & Azure - resources on a range of topics from Migration / Implementation right through to maintenance and optimisation

Azure Specific Articles

Azure articles and resources on a range of topics from Migration / Implementation right through to maintenance and optimisation

AWS Specific Articles

AWS articles and resources on a range of topics from Migration / Implementation right through to maintenance and optimisation

Featured Articles

This article aims to outline the support plan options available from the cloud providers themselves (What are the Azure support plans? / Whats are the AWS support plans?) and their partners (Who are the partners? What do they offer?). Then ask the questions you have, in how it relates to you and your needs for the short or long term.
 
In this article, we explore key considerations, provide guidance for managing the associated risks, and help you understand how to succeed with your own AWS migration or Azure migration
 

Introducing Cloud Technology to Your Business and How to Make it as Stress-Free as Possible

Whilst the technology and capabilities of the cloud are constantly changing and improving, there can be a lack of understanding when it comes to how the process works and how it differs from previous on-site infrastructures available.
 

If you’ve invested in a Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure, you could be part of a ‘cloud solution provider’ (CSP) agreement with your partner without even realising it. But a CSP is a proven driver of risk, over-spending, and a range of other challenges. In this article, we explore what a CSP is and provide advice to help you avoid this common pitfall.

This article aims to outline the support plan options available from the cloud providers themselves (What are the Azure support plans? / Whats are the AWS support plans?) and their partners (Who are the partners? What do they offer?). Then ask the questions you have, in how it relates to you and your needs for the short or long term.
 

Working with AWS or Azure and need a cloud assessment?

 
We have the hard-won experience of working with hundreds of Azure environments. We can help give you a second opinion and the support that you need. 
 

Working with AWS or Azure and need to know the key terms?

 
Overall, the public cloud services offered by Microsoft and Amazon are similar however, using the two platforms can be made more complex by virtue of them using different naming conventions for similar services.
 

CAMS Product tour

The CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS) has been developed by igroup because of their experience in supporting and managing customer cloud environments since 2010.

CAMS brings together performance and cost monitoring tools, support processes and general administration functions through a single portal to manage your cloud.

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Videos

Some of the latest videos on our youtube channel talking about how we have helped other customers with the challenges they faced. 

Avoiding Problems Moving to the Cloud

LogicMelon: Case Study

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Why ISVs Migrate to the Cloud with igroup

CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS)

Please see our downloads area for all the information on CAMS Core, CAMS Flex, CAMS Compute

If you have further questions please get in touch.

Features

  • Can be implemented on existing or new infrastructure
  • Platform independent
  • All your management, support and optimisation tools in one location
  • New functions and features are automatically deployed
  • Dashboards provide clear, reliable and concise information
  • Your infrastructure is constantly being optimised and reviewed

Benefits

  • No need to change your existing infrastructure relationship
  • Use either AWS or Azure, the choice is yours
  • Instantly identify issues, improve performance and access support
  • No additional costs / upgrade path
  • Spend your time improving your own business performance
  • Ongoing performance increases and guaranteed cost reductions

White papers directory

Our white papers are quite targeted and aim to give you the information you need on key topics related to the cloud. If you have an area you want to know more about and it's not listed then please feel free to get in touch

 
In the UK, the market for managed cloud services leveraging Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS
platforms is vast with many providers offering different services. Choosing between a direct relationship with the platform owners or a partnership with a bespoke consultancy is a key decision that will shape how your business uses the cloud.
 

A Guide to Moving your custom application to the cloud

(Whitepaper)

The business risk to moving your software product or service to the cloud is significant.

In this guide, we address general technical concerns and how to tackle the knowledge gap, explain cloud components, how they fit together, compare traditional infrastructure to cloud infrastructure, and explain which cloud services are best suited to software providers.

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Truly consistent hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azuredownloadpdf

This is a  breakdown of why you would use a hybrid cloud and the areas to consider for a successful implementation with a focus on identity, management, security and consistency for moving forward. 

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