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... and efficient data storage solutions, IT infrastructure architects must collaborate with their information and data management colleagues to identify the demographics of data being managed1; they must then select storage solutions that optimise data capture, storage, distribution and access based on these characteristics, not simply by volume. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 02 December 2017 | Hits: 369
Conclusion: Preparing the modern business for Cloud requires a common computing and networking infrastructure with new Cloud architectures converging with data centres over a hybrid of both direct Cloud connections and traditional wide area networking. Organisations must begin by conducting a “triage” of their applications into three networking categories: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 02 October 2017 | Hits: 462
... projects where the decision is being made to preserve legacy systems using back-up infrastructure techniques at the application and/or database level without any reference to regulatory records management requirements. Many legacy systems were not designed with a long-term view of key business records and information they capture and generate, nor ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 02 October 2017 | Hits: 336
Conclusion: IBRS’ finding is that prominent Cloud marketplaces (CMPs) such as AWS Marketplace1, Microsoft Azure2, Google Cloud Platform3 and IBM Bluemix4 are gaining traction as alternatives to conventional enterprise ICT infrastructure and services sourcing. Given the state of maturity of these marketplaces, they are currently only useful for quickly ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 02 September 2017 | Hits: 507
Conclusion: Paying for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which is kept on-premises, but paid for on an Opex model rather than as a Capex outlay, is often positioned as ‘Cloud-like’. There can be use cases and specific workloads where this model makes sense and does give some advantages to the organisation. However, on-premises management of an organisation’s ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Hits: 221
... planning new Cloud initiatives for late 2017 or early 2018 may consider Google a viable option for enterprise Cloud infrastructure, though it will take another 12 months for Google’s local partner network to mature. Observations: Dr Joe Sweeney, advisor with IBRS, attended Google Next 2017, held in San Francisco in March 2017. During this conference, ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 | Hits: 224
Conclusion: Application developers and IT Managers have become enthusiastic adopters of Cloud due to the apparent large cost savings and short development time compared to using internal infrastructure when prototyping projects. However, they are often unaware of the cost impact of their choice of Cloud resources on the operational delivery of their ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Friday, 01 July 2016 | Hits: 600
Conclusion: Cloud architectures offer a vast array of possibilities that are not an option for organisations limited to conventional IT solutions. Do not let infrastructure people convince the organisation they can match Cloud capabilities solely using legacy in-house resources Observations: Many organisations with long-term investments in ICT systems ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 01 March 2016 | Hits: 556
Conclusion: Due to recent advances in IT infrastructure, the capital cost of VDI is now comparable to that of a Full Desktop, making it suitable for a wider range of use cases. However, there remain significant project risks due to the large upfront infrastructure costs and the very high technical risks associated with building the VDI infrastructure. ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 24 February 2014 | Hits: 723
Conclusion: This month has seen a number of large and high value outsourcing agreements. The Manchester United/Epson contract renewal was especially interesting and indicative of increased flexibility when vendors and buyers establish outsourcing agreements. Epson will continue to provide IT infrastructure and obtain advertising rights from Manchester ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Hits: 459

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