Looking for the ‘easy switch’ in your datacentre? We may have found it.

Hyperconverged technology for server and storage networking is not brand-spanking new. The technology has been out on the market for about five years now and there are many vendors offering their version of it. What is noteworthy is a relatively new player in the game who is turning heads with a new approach. Cisco HyperFlex is quickly gaining market share, recently surpassing some of the first movers in this new technology class. What is hyperconverged  …>> more

The Journey to Hybrid IT

One of the hottest buzz-phrases in today’s modern workspace is “hybrid IT.” As customers gradually move workloads to the cloud as well as maintain workloads on premises, these environments that co-exist with a foot in each world have come to be known as hybrid IT. To fully understand hybrid IT and what it can really do for an organization, you must go beyond the surface level technology functions and delve deeper into the evolving business  …>> more

Are You Ready to Be a Hybrid IT Hero?

The transition to cloud-based backup and storage solutions, like winter in Game of Thrones, is beyond coming – it has already arrived. More and more organizations are moving their invaluable data back-ups from on-premise to the cloud. However, not all organizations are moving at the same rate. Some are lagging behind and by doing so, are wasting time, effort, and money all unnecessarily. I recently helped a client upgrade their back-up solution and I feel  …>> more

Connectivity in a cloud based world – do you have a single point of failure?

Recently I have been curious about how businesses are connecting to cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.  Like you, I am overwhelmed with cloud marketing initiatives from vendors that expound on the virtues of migrating to the cloud, hybrid IT, and cloud first messaging – to name a few.  There is a lot of information readily available about consuming cloud infrastructure, platforms, and services.  It occurs to me that how we connect  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, DECEMBER 28, 2013
CLOUD COMPUTING

The evolution of the datacentre

Change is nothing new in IT. First there were main frames, then personal computers and client server computing. Servers then got virtualized and then came cloud computing. Through these changes, software has been centralized, decentralized and now distributed. Consumption of IT services has moved from centralized, to shared and now it’s all about self-service. Change is nothing new. Neither is it always easy. There are 3 things IT managers and decision makers need to consider  …>> more

Are Canadian companies wary of cloud computing?

The second annual Telus-IDC Study has been released, and it offers some insight and rays of sunlight about business cloud adoption in the Canadian market.  But first, the bad news…. we are scared of the cloud Canadian business and IT leaders are surprisingly fearful of cloud computing. In his recent report,  IDC analyst Mark Schrutt notes a pattern of “perceived data governance challenges” that seem to prevent Canadian organizations from acting on opportunity to “take advantage of  …>> more