Pets, Cattle, Insects and the Fabric of life

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, I have always associated the ‘Pets to Cattle’ analogy with the move from Physical to Virtual servers and the increasing number of these needed as the number of applications a business supports grows. For those of you that haven’t heard the analogy, it goes something like this… Before virtualisation we used to[…]

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Data Visionaries Wanted!

I saw this slide the other day presented by one of our Chief Architects, he was discussing how the relative importance of Infrastructure, Applications and Data has changed over time and how this will continue to change into the future, it made me realise very clearly that as the bubbles grow and shrink so does the importance of the conversation.[…]

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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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