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Infrastructure Consolidation in Support of Process Consumption

Infrastructure Consolidation in Support of Process Consumption

A few years ago I worked for Sony Music and Sony Corporation of America. One of my first challenges as Vice President of Web Operations was to lead a global infrastructure consolidation with the objectives of: Lowering Total Cost of Ownership of our entire Internet facing Infrastructure Reducing Overall Data Centre Costs Reducing the Cost […]

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New Year’s Predictions from the VAR500… lacking imagination?

Yesterday I received a message and a link from #SiobhanWalsh, #Axispoint’s Marketing and PR Manager saying that #DanDiSano, our Group President and CEO had been invited by #CRN Magazine to “to give a few predictions for our industry in 2011.” Of course, I read the full article. There were comments from 10 CEO’s including #BobCagnazzi […]

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What would the impact of an office flood be on your business?

Yesterday one of the Axispoint team noticed that the floor was a bit soggy and on the move! Luckily we are based in an MWB Serviced office. A call to Sara, the centre manager and the floor tiles were lifted. You can imagine the horror when we found about 4 inches of water in the […]

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Can we march on from Virtualisation directly into the Cloud?

Server and data virtualisation are helping companies maximize the RoI on their IT assetts while also helping streamline routine IT tasks. They are “doing more with less”—a huge win. VMware, the leading server virtualisation firm, is setting the pace with a stream of new features and functionality that we are all eagerly consuming. The strategic […]

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Is it time for storage vendors to play nice with VMware?

 VMworld is fast approaching so expect a slew of announcements from the major virtualisation vendors like the announcement made yesterday by VMware regarding their vStorage API set. The vStorage API set provides an interface between VMware’s virtual Data Centre Operating System and  storage products. It includes APIs for Site Recovery Manager, Consolidated Backup, multi-pathing/load balancing […]

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Will Desktop Virtualisation deliver value for buyers or profit for vendors?

The past two years have seen the major players make a combined investment of over £1 billion on technology and acquisitions related to desktop virtualisation. Now that they have the technology will their customers will buy it? Enterprise desktop computing has its problems; it is difficult to secure Windows desktops and they are plagued by […]

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Need help picking your way through the Virtualisation minefield?

Microsoft has a lot to say about their Virtualisation technology. Most of it is a continual repetition of its “Our virtualisation technology is as good as VMware’s.” They have now sorted out their pricing model and have the core products either shipping or about to ship. So, how does it compare to VMware? Microsoft have […]

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Can we de-couple economic growth from increased consumption of natural resources?

Unquestionably, you can improve your value to your organisation by helping cut unnecessary use of power and raw materials. There are several ways to achieve this. Two significant strategies are: Move towards zero travel Virtualise your infrastructure Telecommuting not only cuts waste, it also promotes a better working life for individuals and it also means that […]

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