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Conclusion: Driving value from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) requires more than just a technical evaluation. IT Organisations must get clear understanding of the features and benefits of the billing model and how these are aligned to, and can be used to drive, the business’ objectives (e.g. faster time to solution, rapid scale-up and down, infrastructure ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Saturday, 31 August 2013 | Hits: 806
There’s a long history of fad terms and acronyms in the information technology field – EDP, VM, CRM, EDI, iPad, iPod, tablet, BPO, ad infinitum, and of course the latest – Cloud. The advent of all things Cloud introduced new terms such IaaS, PaaS, SaaS to classify layers of technology such as infrastructure, platforms and software that could take advantage ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | Hits: 606
Conclusion: With IT infrastructure having gone through major changes in the last five years, due to virtualisation and cloud technologies, organisations should challenge their assumptions about storage, and evolve their strategy prior to the next major storage acquisition. Rather than assume the current networked storage centric strategy is the right ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 26 September 2013 | Hits: 774
There were only a few deals this month with one very interesting contract between Perpetual and Fujitsu which came through towards the end of the month. This contract is a complete, infrastructure agreement, which used to be quite common but now really stands out in the current environment where customers prefer to outsource to multiple, smaller vendors. ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 23 August 2012 | Hits: 689
Conclusion: IBM’s launch of its PureSystems line of hardware completes the vendor line-up for Integrated Systems. While this does not dramatically change the market it does further solidify our 2009 prediction that IT infrastructure is transitioning to a new procurement and deployment model. However, due to internal barriers adoption rates are modest ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 30 June 2012 | Hits: 922
Conclusion: Australian ICT organisations are under constant pressure to deliver a higher level of service to customers and stakeholders, at reduced cost in relation to both capital expenditure and on-going operational costs. In addition, there is an increase of vendors in the market offering outsourced services relating to infrastructure, software solutions, ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 30 August 2012 | Hits: 774
Deals have increased this month, but more importantly, the deals are more interesting! Increased outsourcing in areas that support consumer-orientated functions (as opposed to just infrastructure or business support deals) is especially clear this month. Deal Table Date Supplier Summary 30/03/2012 Nuix ASIC ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Friday, 20 April 2012 | Hits: 752
Conclusion: In spite of some benefits in security, remote access and speed of deployment, VDI has remained a niche product. This has largely been due to the higher complexity and much greater capital cost compared with a Full Desktop. However, as VDI infrastructure innovations continue to close the gap, the adoption of VDI will increase beyond this ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 30 March 2012 | Hits: 720
Conclusion: Oracle will continue to excel in the Application, Middleware and Database markets, but it also intends to radically transform and simplify IT infrastructure. Oracle’s strategy is to eliminate complexity, create significantly greater business value and reduce infrastructure costs using an Integrated Systems approach. The objective is to enable ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 28 October 2011 | Hits: 795
Conclusion: VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) is the beginning of the end of the modular storage market. While built for the low end of the market, the VSA will scale-up over time and disrupt the modular storage market. The key benefits of the VSA in a VMware cluster are: lower infrastructure complexity, lower capital costs, greater workload ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | Hits: 878

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