How To Prepare For A Cyber Attack

April 12, 2017 in HumanOps, Security

There’s no predicting when a cyber attack might come, whether it be in the form of a DDoS, a virus, malware, or phishing. It’s therefore important to be constantly vigilant, and prepared for incidents when they do occur.

Interview: how to manage stress levels as a founder

March 13, 2017 in HumanOps, Startups

Originally published as an interview on uktech.news. At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community. This week, we spoke with David Mytton, founder and CEO, Server Density, a SaaS-based product that helps users manage and monitor their infrastructure.  Mytton spoked to us about […]

Will Spotify be to Google Cloud as Netflix is to AWS?

March 4, 2017 in Cloud

Almost exactly a year ago, we heard that Spotify was working on a huge migration over to Google Cloud. They got off to a great start with a series of blog posts about their use of Google Cloud Pub/Sub, which I used to calculate what they might be paying if they were being billed at list […]

The golden age of SaaS

September 6, 2016 in Cloud, Startups

There’s no longer any good reason to run your own software. Everything you need to run your business is available as a service. Even core software components like databases and queues are now available through IaaS like Amazon’s RDS and Google’s pub/sub. When you buy something as a service, it will be more regularly updated and more secure […]

How reliable is Google Cloud?

April 14, 2016 in Cloud

Nothing is 100% reliable. When designing application architecture, you have to assume there will be failures. Historically, this has meant deploying across racks, rooms and data centres to ensure that local switch, power and geographic incidents do not affect your entire infrastructure. When deploying on the cloud, this translates to deploying across zones and regions. […]

How much is Spotify paying Google Cloud?

March 7, 2016 in Cloud

Two weeks ago, Spotify announced it was migrating from its own datacentres to Google Cloud Platform. This is a huge win from Google because Spotify is the first major service running at huge scale that is deploying across many of its cloud products (and talking about it). We all know that Snapchat has been running on Google […]