Our cloud journey part 3: Getting serious with IaaS

Our cloud journey part 3: Getting serious with IaaS

Having already moved some of our early apps to AWS – our community website, Spaces, and our parent passwords system, MyLogin – we were keen to explore which other apps could be moved offsite. Motivations From the start we found it really valuable to be clear on our...

Our cloud journey part 2: getting into Amazon

Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) ‘owns’ the global market for cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). In my last post I described some of the steps we began with SaaS: Google Apps, Instructure Canvas, etc. In 2012-2013 we began the fun process...
Our cloud journey part 1: baby steps

Our cloud journey part 1: baby steps

The team at Newington is now three years into our cloud journey. We had a fairly simple start. As with most other stories of our e-learning journey, the story starts in late 2011. At that time the server infrastructure at the College was in a fairly sorry state. Some...