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Conclusion: Infrastructure Consolidation has been a hot topic since the IT downturn in 2001/2. Unfortunately, this topic has been hijacked by IT vendors and used as justification for purchasing their latest high-end technology. To date most consolidation efforts have been technology projects with poorly defined goals that rarely go beyond implementing ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2005 | Hits: 486
... servers to create an agile, utility-like infrastructure that is better aligned to the business’s needs. Leading IT organisations use virtualised infrastructure, based on virtual x86 servers (generally VMware) and networked storage, to decouple workloads and data from the underlying hardware. This enables new infrastructure capabilities that better ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 August 2006 | Hits: 583
Conclusion: With the maturing of Server Virtualisation on industry standard (X86) and RISC/Unix servers, all IT organisations should evaluate its role in optimising IT infrastructure. See IBRS research note “Infrastructure Consolidation: Avoiding the vendor squeeze” October-05). The recommend strategy is to start by using server virtualisation to ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 November 2005 | Hits: 643
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... risks; and reduces the time to deliver a working solution. To make this paradigm shift most organisations will need to change the kind of relationship they have with their infrastructure vendors from a purely transactional supplier to a long term strategic partner. For many IT, and vendor staff, this will be a difficult and traumatic transition. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2011 | Hits: 886
Conclusion:Despite the challenging economic climate, the data centre is a hive of activity with many organisations taking a strong interest in consolidating the data centre and running it as a shared service. Savvy manager will take the current economic slowdown as an opportunity to rationalise, consolidate and optimise the existing data centre infrastructure ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2009 | Hits: 507
Conclusion: Outsourcing remains a core service delivery model for a significant number of Australian firms. As outsourcing evolves to encompass cloud based services alongside traditional infrastructure outsourcing and managed services relationships, options for the CIO have increased rapidly. Observations: IBRS recently interviewed 15 leading Australian ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | Hits: 695
Conclusion: Traditional on-premises approaches to infrastructure can create unnecessary costs, risks and bottlenecks. This is particularly a problem for projects delivering new systems that have a high-risk (i. e., uncertain benefits, functionality, capacity) which are often associated with innovation and digital strategies. IT organisations should ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 02 January 2016 | Hits: 446
Conclusion:With infrastructure vendors jumping on the cloud bandwagon, their sales and marketing teams are increasingly using the terms “Cloud”, “Cloud Computing” and “Infrastructure Cloud”. From discussions with clients we have observed these terms are not well understood and mean a wide range of different things to different people. This confusion ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 29 June 2009 | Hits: 587
Conclusion: IT Infrastructure has undergone a major transformation in the last five years yet many organisations cling to their old practices and are unsure how to proceed. As Jeff Smith, former CIO of Suncorp recently said, most organisations are not limited by skills, people or money, but by what they think is possible! To harvest the benefits of ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Hits: 257