ECS Digital win twice at this year’s Computing DevOps Excellence awards

Posted by Andy Cureton on Mar 22, 2018 4:12:26 PM

The ECS Digital team is extremely proud to have taken home not one, but two awards from last night’s Computing DevOps Excellence awards.

Voted ‘Best DevOps Consulting Firm’, the panel of judges recognised our contribution within the DevOps space, with over a decade of delivering successful projects across multiple industries, territories and technologies.

But the fun didn’t stop there. Our very own Michel Lebeau was named ‘Young DevOps Engineer of the Year’.This award is a tribute to his continued commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations, no matter how much effort and self-sacrifice is necessary.

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Topics: DevOps

Alexa: Building Skills for the World of Tomorrow

Posted by Morgan Atkins on Mar 15, 2018 4:03:03 PM

We have all seen the TV Ads with someone asking Alexa (Amazons personal assistant AI) to dim the lights or start playing 'The Grand Tour' on Prime Video, and this technology is growing larger and faster every day.

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Topics: DevOps, Agile, Artificial Intelligence, communication

Our first DevOps Playground in Edinburgh - Hands on with AWS Fargate

Posted by Enzo Rivello on Mar 6, 2018 12:18:30 PM

On the 27th February, we had the privilege of launching ECS Digital's very first DevOps Playground in Edinburgh. Such an occasion called for a special topic, and this time we focused on AWS Fargate, a brand-new and often misunderstood technology from Amazon Web Services.

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Topics: DevOps, AWS, AWSFargate

The Psychology Behind Agile Practice and Better Communication

Posted by Asif Hafeez on Mar 1, 2018 1:01:13 PM

As the number of unfilled technology based jobs increases, companies can no longer only rely on computer science graduates. Companies need to seek new sources of human capital - one being career changers. Employers of career changers, particularly in junior positions, often benefit from a number of transferable skills that might traditionally fall outside the average developer’s repertoire.

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Topics: DevOps, Agile, communication

The rise of Artificial Intelligence at the AIBE Summit 2018

Posted by Marian Knotek on Feb 27, 2018 3:29:09 PM


A couple of weeks ago, we attended the annual Artificial Intelligence in Business & Entrepreneurship Summit (AIBE). The summit boasted more than 700 delegates and took place in QEII Centre in Westminster. The organisation behind AIBE wanted to create an event that would attract all education levels. Although, a relatively new event, AIBE has managed to establish itself over the past two years as a great way to engage diverse audiences and share ideas to further progress AI initiatives.

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Topics: DevOps, Artificial Intelligence

ECS are attending FOSDEM 2018

Posted by ECS Digital on Feb 2, 2018 5:49:00 PM


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Topics: Upcoming Events, ecs digital, Docker

Behaviour Driven Development: It's More Than Just Testing

Posted by Sarndeep Nijjar on Jan 25, 2018 5:35:04 PM


Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is a business-first approach that puts an agreed definition of ‘success’ at the heart of development and testing. 

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Topics: BDD, Testing

5 Common AWS EC2 Challenges - and How to Tackle Them!

Posted by Thivan Visvanathan on Jan 23, 2018 12:33:48 PM


The Cloud revolution is well and truly underway, as demonstrated by the 44,000 attendees at the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:invent conference. Many businesses have adopted a Cloud provider like AWS in some form or another. 

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Topics: AWS, Cloud

AWS reveals Managed Kubernetes: EKS

Posted by ECS Digital on Dec 8, 2017 10:58:37 AM



There were many product announcements at the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference in November that have got the team at ECS excited, particularly in the compute space.

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Topics: DevOps, AWS

Why Continuous Testing is crucial to DevOps

Posted by Kouros Aliabadi on Dec 1, 2017 3:58:34 PM



Getting testing right - or wrong - can have enormous consequences for businesses in all walks of life, from both reputational and financial perspectives. Take British Airways, who suffered a disastrous datacenter outage in May 2017 that led to flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being grounded for almost 48 hours. Or market-making firm Knight Capital Group, who lost $440 million in 30 minutes in August 2012, owing to a bug in its trading software.

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Topics: DevOps