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Actionable IT Infrastructure Consulting

Cloud Strategy

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12 Oct 2017

As an IT infrastructure consultant, in the past, I have occasionally delivered output that was not directly actionable. I hate that and I am determined not to do it again.

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Protecting your SaaS app data

With the significant trend for consuming Cloud software, which IDC believes is growing at a pace of 3 times that of traditional software delivery (IDC Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud Software, 2016), we really need a solid Data Protection solution for SaaS apps right?

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Getting started with Azure Automation

Azure Automation is one of the powerful features that Microsoft provides, that allows users to either write fresh scripts or leverage existing PowerShell scripts, and execute them through the Azure Portal.

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An Introduction to Service Integration and Management (SIAM)

Many IT organisations today are outsourcing (either internally or externally) their services to meet their unique business needs, lower the cost of services, or simply drive innovation. Some of them are transitioning from a single vendor outsourcing model to a multi-sourced operating model, which is ultimately leading to an extraordinary increase of complexity in managing multiple suppliers.

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Cloud Access Security Brokers: Understanding cloud risk management

The realm of Shadow IT

Cloud apps are in use everywhere, including within the enterprise. When a staff member has access to so many apps that make their life easier as a public consumer, they come to expect the same levels of service within their place of work. When the IT department can’t deliver on that level of service, the user finds another way.

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Gaining a competitive edge with a Software Defined Data Centre

When thinking about a Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC), it’s easy to think of it as simply an integration of a range of technologies. But what will these technologies really deliver, and how will they contribute to delivering value to your organisation?

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What does SDDC look like in action? A dev/test example

IT Infrastructure, SDDC

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30 Aug 2016

In recent weeks we’ve discussed what a Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) is and why you would consider taking a software-centric approach. To really get a good handle on it, the easiest way is to see it in action.

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Why would you go software-defined?

IT Infrastructure, SDDC

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23 Aug 2016

The future of IT is all about the digital enterprise, and it’s becoming clear that the biggest enabler of this is to take a software-defined approach. When thinking about where your organisation is heading and putting together a solid business case around the Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC), it’s good to be clear on the benefits you’ll be receiving. Software-defined compute is the first logical step, but beyond that you’ll also be considering software-defined storage and software-defined networking.

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