Category Archives: Core Infrastructure & Services

Driving for operational performance, agility and efficiency

Cloud computing has certainly challenged traditional thinking in relation to IT infrastructure and operations, but the datacentre remains critical to most organisations. Against this background, the aim is to create the right blend of modern infrastructure and services to meet ever-changing business needs and demands.

Getting real about IT sustainability

From good intentions to tangible results through smart systems selection[...]

Have you made the right platform choices to minimise risk?

Critical systems have to run and run…[...]

The IT Transformation Imperative

Driving meaningful change to make tangible difference[...]

Don’t let your smart software suffer from poor platform choices

Mismatched AI and analytics can be massively inefficient[...]

To maximise potential, mainframers must reach out and engage

The team here has always had immense respect for the mainframe community[...]

From multiple clouds to multi-cloud

Time to strengthen your cloud operating model[...]

Kubernetes and the open-source maintainer question

While much of October's KubeCon-CloudNativeCon North America[...]

S/4HANA without compromise

A modern ERP architecture needs a powerful and future-proof platform[...]

VMware’s breadth and depth impresses, but is it still a safe bet?

At the recent VMware Explore conference in Barcelona[...]

Supporting the needs of highly unpredictable workloads

It’s all about flexibility, scalability and cost effectiveness[...]

The modern SD-WAN advantage

Even if you run an SD-WAN today, it’s time to check what’s new[...]

Has the cloud caught up with the mainframe?

Yes, you read that right[...]

Frustrated with your company’s cloud obsession?

What goes around, comes around[...]

Linux and sustainability

The emerging role of modern, high-scale consolidation platforms[...]

Singing the key management blues

We need cryptographic keys, but who is going to manage them?[...]

Distributed Cloud Computing

An emerging strategic imperative for IT leaders[...]

Why does ransomware still work?

As someone who first encountered ransomware during the last millennium[...]

SMB-friendly IT solutions are needed

Your business deserves more than a cut-down enterprise offering[...]

Evaluating the potential of hyper-converged storage

What to consider when planning for modern IT and the hybrid cloud era[...]

The business change agenda

Throwback Thursday: Research carried out in 2011[...]

Even data fragmentation has gone virtual

Throwback Thursday: If there’s one thing our report from eight years ago reminds us[...]

EDSFF: a new standard for enterprise SSDs

Bringing NMVe up to date with the needs of the data center[...]

Private cloud in contexts old and new

Throwback Thursday: What a difference a decade can make[...]

Remember when cloud was going to kill the IT channel?

Throwback Thursday: taking a regular stroll in the Freeform Dynamics archives. [...]