January 16, 2015

VLANs do not equal network security

In a recent discussion about network security, I had a [relatively inexperienced] network administrator make a comment that security between networks can[...]
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January 15, 2015

What is RADIO?

I often use the concept of RADIO (Redundant Array of Distributed Independent Objects) in my description of VSAN, as people need extra help in understanding[...]
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October 22, 2014

What is Converged Infrastructure?

The definition of Converged Infrastructure (CI) can be categorised into different ‘flavours’. In summary, the term defines an approach where storage[...]
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September 3, 2014

Forecasting the demise of IaaS

You may think it is bold of me to forecast the impending decline of Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) before it is even mainstream, but I expect that[...]
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August 28, 2014

Microsoft StorSimple 8000 series review

Today I attended a Microsoft StorSimple 8000 series presentation at Microsoft’s offices here in Adelaide, South Australia. It’s a 2RU / 4RU[...]
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August 25, 2014

Why a virtual desktop is the solution to workforce mobility

For years we have been hearing that tablet sales are outstripping PC sales, and projections that the PC platform will die, leaving all of us using tablets[...]
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August 25, 2014

Is a Single VM on a Single Host viable?

I had a question from a company that had lots of small regional sites, asking “Is a single VM on a single host viable?”, in response to my[...]
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August 19, 2014

Activity Based Working is not provided by IT

Activity Based Working (ABW) is the term used for a change in work practices that focusses on creating collaboration based workspaces, instead of personally[...]
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May 30, 2014

Do I need backups?

Each time I am asked, I am stunned by the question “do we still need to do a backup if the server is replicated or has snapshots”? I believe[...]
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May 29, 2014

That is what we have always done

How many times have you encountered a “block” of a suggestion for improvement with a response of “That is what we have always done”?[...]
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