Migrate And Modernise
Kainos becomes an AWS Migration Competency Partner
I am delighted to announce that the Kainos Cloud Practice has achieved our third Amazon Web Services (AWS) Competency designation – the AWS Migration Competency. We have been helping customers successfully migrate complex workloads to AWS using robust migration methodology for several years, so we are proud to be recognised by AWS with this designation….
Cloud transformation in FSI – why strategies get stuck and the key to successful cloud transformations
We recently had a virtual chat with Des Ryan, Director of Solutions and Sales from Microsoft Ireland about cloud transformations in FSI organisations. He discusses why FSI cloud transformation strategies tend to get stuck, the key steps to make them successful and how to move beyond ‘lift and shift’ to modernisation projects that can improve…
How FSI organisations can unlock the true potential of their cloud investment and stay ahead of the competition
The Financial Services industry is experiencing unprecedented competition. Not only from traditional providers but also the new entrants from retail, big technology and others. To transform, profit and grow, FSI organisations need to create new customer engagements, find new ways to generate revenue and continue to reduce expenses. Let’s not kid ourselves either, it’s not…
Prioritising developer productivity using cloud-native development and Kubernetes
Now more than ever, businesses are reliant on digital services and the ability to quickly pivot to meet changing demands. The use of cloud services is increasingly a key factor in being able to successfully pivot to meet those demands owing to the sophistication, availability and scalability of platform-native services. Critically important to delivering change…
How to use AWS Savings Plan and Reserved Instances to reduce your cloud costs
More and more workloads are shifting to the cloud. This is a good thing for customers as they can benefit from greater security, reliability, and accessibility to their systems but it all comes at a cost. Most customers understand that operating in the cloud can seem expensive but when you weigh it up against on-premise…
Case Study: Seamlessly migrating the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to AWS
Find out how we leveraged PaaS and agile delivery to create a new hosting service for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, improving the service they provide to the public as well as reducing manual maintenance and costs. Read the case study to find out more. To find out more about our cloud services and…
The top cloud trends of 2021
These days, everyone is already using the Cloud, right? Not so! It’s easy to assume that cloud is ubiquitous across most organisations, but as Andy Jassy (CEO, AWS) stated in his re:Invent keynote a few days ago, over 96% of compute still resides off-cloud in traditional datacentres – quite the eyeopener! Barriers to cloud adoption…
The 5 essential building blocks of a quick, safe and secure cloud migration
Lift and shift migrations Three simple words with an understated level of complexity for migrating to the cloud. Let us be honest for a second though – if migrating to the cloud was easy to do, most companies would have already done it and more than likely, done it themselves. Any form of cloud migration…
What can the UK Government teach Financial Services about cloud adoption?
HSBC and AWS have just announced a massive, strategic deal that indicates a clear direction of travel for one of the world’s largest banks. So, is this a sign that one of the more cloud-sceptical sectors is really changing tack? Or is it another big cloud deal that works well around the edges but doesn’t…
13 ways to reduce your spending on AWS
Many companies have already started their cloud adoption journey however those newer to cloud often state that their biggest challenge is lack of resources or skills. As companies become more advanced in their use of cloud the challenge shifts towards managing cloud spend[i]. Many successfully move to the cloud but struggle to control cost sprawl,…