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Big Data Services

Dealing with Really Big Data – Hardware or software?

Rodrigo Parreira looks at the model that data behemoths like Google, Facebook and Amazon adopted to cope with a requirement to process and store huge quantities of big data – a model that is on the verge of going mainstream – and asks “how do they do it?” In the early 2000s, IT giants like Google, […]

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SDDC – Generate revenue in 4 hours, not 14 days

David Angradi, Director, Software Defined Data Centre Solutions, Logicalis US looks at how implementing a software-defined data centre (SDDC) can have a dramatic effect on how long it takes you to start generating income. Following a recent SDDC implementation a Logicalis client – a SaaS provider – slashed the time it took to provision new […]

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Three ways to overcome barriers to converged infrastructure

Given the abundant benefits of a move to converged infrastructure, Brett Anderson, Director Cloud and Data Centre Solutions, asks why so many CIOs are still struggling to persuade boardrooms to commit to this important step in their IT strategy. Our research and experience shows that opposition to a converged strategy is more often political than […]

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If your cloud mirrors your on-premise environment, you’re doing it wrong.

Kevin Gruneisen, Senior Director, Cloud and Data Center Solutions, Logicalis US explains why resolving on-premise infrastructure issues is a vital precursor to any successful journey to the cloud. More and more companies are establishing cloud strategies as the benefits of a move away from on-premise continue to crystalise.  But how many, have included in that […]

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It’s not just me. ‘Software defined’ is the real deal

In a recent post entitled SDN. A fad, like 3D-TV? Only in technology defined enterprises, I described the impact of software defined networking (and indeed software defined data centres) thus: “SDN, and software defined other things like Data Centre, will be the biggest transformation in how we design, deploy, operate and provision IT services in […]

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Is your data centre fit for the future?

Bob Mobach, Practice Director, Data Center Solutions, Logicalis US argues today’s data centres are struggling to keep up with the sheer pace of change in enterprise technology – and that a new, more strategic approach to data centre planning is required. There’s no getting away from it, the pressures on today’s data centers are building. […]

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From virtualisation to convergence: Transforming IT is (partly) in the mind

Kevin Gruneison, Senior Director Data Centre Solutions at Logicalis Inc, explains why a move to a converged infrastructure is as much about different thinking as it is about different technology. In a recent blog post entitled The Virtualisation Journey. Part 2 – Brave new world, my colleague Alex Watson-Jackson made an excellent point.  Namely that […]

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The Virtualisation Journey. Part 2 – Brave new world

In this second of a two part series, Alex Watson-Jackson points out how a far-sighted virtualisation strategy can push the benefits well beyond consolidation and cost saving, to enable a brave new world in which IT departments and CIOs can take the lead in delivering powerful longer term strategic and competitive value. As I pointed […]

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The Virtualisation Journey. Part 1 – Beyond Consolidation

In part one of a two part series, Alex Watson-Jackson looks at virtualisation – where it started, what it is now and where it is going, to offer six very good reasons to virtualise. Virtualisation is undoubtedly a hot topic these days, but it is far from being a new concept.  In fact, on the […]

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Five Reasons to Conduct a Storage Assessment Today

Bob Hankins, vice president, Storage Solutions, Logicalis US, sets out why legacy storage just won’t cut it in tomorrow’s workplace and provides five reasons to conduct a storage assessment. Lurking inside corporate data centres worldwide are legacy storage devices just waiting to expire during a critical task. Some of these older storage devices may be […]

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