Categories
Cloud advice

Thinking about cloud energy usage at Jisc

Ever wondered how much energy your cloud computing is using? Jisc have, but it is not all that easy to get an answer. In an attempt to find out, Etsy created what they call their Cloud Jewels. These are estimated conversion factors that turn cloud compute consumption into watt-hours. Building on this, an open-source project […]

Categories
Cloud advice

AWS through Jisc: who owns my accounts?

One of the requirements of our partner agreement with AWS is that we “own” the payer account for all AWS accounts where we are the reseller. This applies regardless of the procurement route – G-Cloud, OCRE, OGVA or direct award. Many of the members we speak to are nervous about this requirement because they are […]

Categories
Cloud advice

Infrastructure as Code – assessing the options

Introduction Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a key element to successful cloud adoption. Using IaC, organisations create infrastructure that is both re-usable and reproducible. This consistency helps ensure that applications built in development environments will function the same way in near-identical production environments. Changes can (should!) be planned and controlled through coding best practices such as version […]