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.Read More
cloud, technology and beyond
17 Aug 2016
... Here I am stuck in the middle with you (with apologies to Stealers Wheel).
I started thinking recently that cloud might be forking, into 1) Containers, with their ultimate portability, and 2) PaaS with its built-in vendor value. But it turns out that it’s not quite that simple.Read More
I've written a bit about Object Stores before, and I was interested to see that Gartner recently updated their "Critical Capabilities" review of Object Storage products, and the top five candidates finished pretty much first equal in their overall ratings.Read More
What are the best, simplest, high availability large scale NAS file storage options? This is a question that has troubled many of us for many years...Read More
By now most of us have heard of Object Storage and the grand vision that life would be simpler if storage spent less time worrying about block placement on disks and walking up and down directory trees, and simply treated files like objects in a giant bucket.Read More
The market for IT infrastructure components, including servers and storage, continues to fragment as the few big players of five years ago are augmented by a constant stream of new entrants and maturing niche players - but some things haven’t changed.Read More
Today's blog post is a quick summary of some of the things we have been talking about recently around optimisation and also touches on the role of the IT deparment as we move boldly into a cloudy world.
We have seen IT move through the virtualisation phase to deliver greater efficiency and some have moved on to the Cloud phase to deliver more automation, elasticity and metering. Cloud can be private, public, community or hybrid, so Cloud does not necessarily imply an external service provider.