Here’s to all the SysAdmins, today is your day!

SysAdmins are superheroes for the IT infrastructure of an organisation. These are the professionals who design, monitor and maintain systems for performance, who gather and assess information to identify and fix potential issues, as well as detect and manage security concerns. The list is almost endless. As jacks of all trades, they do a little bit of everything and end[…]

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Should I stay or should I go now?

Probably one of the most memorable lines from any song that I remember while growing up in the UK. I was extremely fortunate to have been able to moderate a dinner the other week with colleagues from NetApp, IBM and the RT Hn Lord David Blunkett, probably one of the most well known politicians of our era and a former[…]

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Data Fabric Part 2 – Enabling the Hybrid Cloud

This is part 2 of my 3 part series on the NetApp Data Fabric, you can view part 1 here. The rapid evolution that we’re seeing across all industries today is placing greater demands on IT than ever before. IT is truly at the heart of todays increasingly digital business and it’s an exciting place to be, but what are the key business objectives and what do[…]

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The new Hybrid; Flash to Disk to Cloud

Hybrid has evolved. When we consider Hybrid in terms of storage it’s very often in the context of mixing different media types inside the same array, which is okay for many traditional workloads but, in a world of scale out and cloud scaling, does this still make sense? Some would say that to truly make use of Flash you need[…]

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A Checklist for the Cloud

My original version of this article was published on Forbes, it proved to be very popular so I decided to also post it on my blog. Let me be clear from the start: Cloud computing is no longer an IT priority—it’s a business priority. The potential of cloud computing extends far beyond simple financial savings or ease of provisioning. Instead,[…]

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