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How to move your legacy applications to the cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2017 3:13:56 PM / by Richard Blanford posted in legacy, cloud, cloud intermediation

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How much of your business is in the cloud? Many organisations are now using it for email, document sharing, even CRM – but how about your legacy applications?

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They may be boring, but good processes are the key to getting cloud right

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 3:51:31 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in cloud, cloud intermediation, IT Strategy, IT Transformation

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Congratulations for reading beyond the title! No-one finds business processes very exciting (except perhaps ITIL experts such as our own Neville Armstrong) but they’re key to business success and getting your in-house processes aligned with those of your chosen cloud provider is a vital aspect of moving applications to public cloud.

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Managing multiple cloud providers from a single pane of glass

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2017 10:42:57 AM / by Caroline Houlden posted in Fordway Managed Services, cloud, cloud intermediation, Cloud Shock, Cloud Monitoring

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Most organisations moving services to cloud over the next few years will find themselves managing a hybrid solution - a mix of in-house, third party and public services. This means they’ll need to find an integrated way to manage their cloud portfolio, because every supplier will claim ‘it’s not my fault” when a problem arises, and they could waste a good deal of time tracking down the culprit.

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10 cloud trends you should know about

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2017 3:39:40 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in cloud, cloud intermediation, enterprise cloud, hyperconvergence, Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Security

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For most organisations the question is no longer whether to adopt cloud but when and what services to move, while early adopters should be reviewing their portfolio to make sure they are getting best value. For both groups, these are the key trends to look out for.
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Fordway's journey to becoming a Cloud Services Provider and Integrator

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2017 5:40:40 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in cloud

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Richard Blanford explains Fordway's unique approach to being a cloud provider and integrator and how we deliver value for customers.

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A cloud first strategy for disaster recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2017 10:15:21 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in cloud, cloud intermediation, Disaster Recovery, DraaS, cloud first

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Any organisation considering moving applications to the cloud will begin with the questions: when is the right time and what services should we move? If you can extend the life of your existing infrastructure while reviewing your options in the medium term, a useful first step is to move your Disaster Recovery (DR) to the cloud.

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Hosting desktops and a critical regulatory portal for the Oil and Gas Authority.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2017 4:41:56 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in Fordway Managed Services, cloud, DaaS, Web hosting, case study

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With the online portal which handles the majority of its consent and regulatory activities becoming increasingly unresponsive, the Oil and Gas Authority needed a new secure hosting environment. After a competitive tender it chose managed cloud provider Fordway, which now hosts the portal and provides back-up and DR using its own equipment in two UK data centres. Fordway also set up and hosts a remote desktop environment to run business-critical applications which could not be supported internally and enables new applications to be added rapidly to meet user demands.

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Does seamless application delivery mean VDI is dead?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2017 2:09:15 PM / by Drew Markham posted in cloud, vdi, virtual desktop

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As we continually look for new ways to deliver applications to an increasingly mobile user population, the question is becoming: if solutions can be packaged once for any device, do we still need VDI?
For years, companies have been searching for the holy grail of providing seamless access to business critical systems via a browser. One of the key tenets of a VDI solution is the availability of all applications, anywhere. However, it comes at a significant cost, primarily in terms of the back-end grunt required to provide this capability, but also financially.

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Beware cloud shock!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in managed cloud, cloud, cloud intermediation, Cloud Shock

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Have you been tempted by the falling costs of public cloud services? The big players are improving their offers all the time, and with some also setting up UK data centres to meet forthcoming GDPR requirements, server/instances of a few pounds per month can look like a very good deal. And for many organisations and many services, it is.

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