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  • Clouds and Hybrid IT – A Primer

    Clouds must have five essential characteristics: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity or expansion, and measured service. On these fundamentals, cloud designers have created a whole new IT approach. There are three ways to deploy a cloud: public, private and hybrid. Public clouds, such as Amazon Web [Read More]

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  • How Hybrid IT Enables the Software-Defined Data Centre

    The evolution of today’s data centre networking demands requires massive compute power. To handle the increased classic server to client north-south traffic. Plus the new east-west, machine-to-machine communication that occurs within the data centre and public and private clouds. Enterprises are embracing new software-defined concepts and complementary technologies that have [Read More]

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  • 7 Steps to DevOps Success

    DevOps has become one of the defining differentiators in business today. Organisations that do it well are able to drive innovation, accelerate speed to market and, potentially, disrupt industries. Those that fail to leverage its value or do it poorly, run the risk of lagging behind their competitors. As DevOps [Read More]

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  • De Dupe Dedupe

    Data deduplication (or ‘dedupe’), is a method for reducing what’s written to data storage media by eliminating duplicate data. Dedupe techniques may be seen in most backup software, operating systems, storage arrays and dedicated deduplication appliances. Deduplication operates first by breaking up data to be written to storage into chunks [Read More]

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  • Time to Upgrade Your Data Centre

    Data centre requirements are shifting as the business environment evolves to leverage new technologies. Organisations are turning to multicloud environments comprising a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise infrastructure to best address their unique needs. Understandably, this shift is putting a renewed emphasis on security, automation, orchestration, and [Read More]

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  • Think like a Cyberattacker

    In a world of cyberthreats where the only constant is change, architecting a cybersecurity solution that dynamically adapts is crucial. Keeping up with new attack techniques, effectively defending against advanced threats and understanding how the enemy operates, is perhaps the biggest challenge facing security teams today. Attackers and their campaigns [Read More]

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  • Benefits of Image-Based Backup

    Data is the new currency, and in order to stay competitive businesses must protect it. However, data size and volume are increasing at an unprecedented rate, spawning stricter IT regulations and greater downtime costs for businesses. Outdated backup methods simply can’t keep up with today’s business requirements. Image-based backup is [Read More]

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  • Backup now and give Appliances room

    Organisations today, being challenged with exponential data growth, rely on multiple backup and data protection solutions to manage their data. Enter backup appliances, which have grown from a bandage to becoming an integral part of any data protection system. These appliances can drive huge improvements in backup performance and recovery [Read More]

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  • SD-WAN step beyond the Cloud

    Digital transformation is happening now, and fast. It includes cloud, services, and mobile. It’s hybrid, it’s the internet, it’s the user. Most importantly, it’s the seamless orchestration of all these things together. Such orchestration can only be achieved by the one thing that connects everything: the network. In the highly [Read More]

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  • Life on the Edge

    IT leaders are embracing edge computing as a powerful way to maximise the business value of initiatives such as the IoT, mobile computing and digital transformation. In a distributed edge computing architecture, data is processed at the periphery of the network, as close to the originating source as possible. Businesses [Read More]

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  • Container Your Enthusiasm

    The path to hybrid cloud solutions is full of technologies that claim to power digital transformation and hyperconvergence. While bringing economy and value to existing enterprise IT offerings. Container technology is rapidly becoming the rising star in a field of solutions designed to drive digital transformation, hybrid environment adoption and [Read More]

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