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.

Our Content:

It’s Time to Raise the Bar on Observability

Observability has come a long way in the last 30 years

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The Evolving Role of Converged Infrastructure in Modern IT

Where does CI fit in a world of hybrid cloud?

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Tape is back on the main menu

The news that another of the big players in global file systems, Hammerspace, has integrated[...]

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Evaluating the Potential of Hyper-Converged Storage

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

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Kubernetes as an enterprise multi-cloud enabler

Building out your environment to create a full lifecycle delivery platform

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The key to future IT success is a switch to managing services, not systems

For most of the history of commercial IT, system design has focused on meeting the[...]

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Standardized solution implementation services

Shorten time-to-value, reduce costs and risks, and future-proof your investment

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IT Financial Management Revisited

Time for a smarter and more joined-up approach

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Getting real about IT sustainability

From good intentions to tangible results through smart systems selection

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Have you made the right platform choices to minimise risk?

Critical systems have to run and run…

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The IT Transformation Imperative

Driving meaningful change to make tangible difference

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

Mismatched AI and analytics can be massively inefficient

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To maximise potential, mainframers must reach out and engage

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

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From multiple clouds to multi-cloud

Time to strengthen your cloud operating model

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Kubernetes and the open-source maintainer question

While much of October's KubeCon-CloudNativeCon North America

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S/4HANA without compromise

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

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

At the recent VMware Explore conference in Barcelona

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Supporting the needs of highly unpredictable workloads

It’s all about flexibility, scalability and cost effectiveness

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The modern SD-WAN advantage

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

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Has the cloud caught up with the mainframe?

Yes, you read that right

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Frustrated with your company’s cloud obsession?

What goes around, comes around

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Linux and sustainability

The emerging role of modern, high-scale consolidation platforms

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Singing the key management blues

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

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Distributed Cloud Computing

An emerging strategic imperative for IT leaders

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Why does ransomware still work?

As someone who first encountered ransomware during the last millennium

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SMB-friendly IT solutions are needed

Your business deserves more than a cut-down enterprise offering

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Evaluating the potential of hyper-converged storage

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

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The business change agenda

Throwback Thursday: Research carried out in 2011

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Even data fragmentation has gone virtual

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

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EDSFF: a new standard for enterprise SSDs

Bringing NMVe up to date with the needs of the data center

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Private cloud in contexts old and new

Throwback Thursday: What a difference a decade can make

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Remember when cloud was going to kill the IT channel?

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

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Has the data centre of the future already arrived?

Throwback Thursday: Predicting the future back in 2012

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The workload mobility imperative

And why it matters

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Accelerating your journey to data maturity with S/4HANA Infographic

  Contributors: Dale Vile and Laura Rose

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Self-Service IT Delivery

From opportunity to strategic imperative?

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Planning your journey to modern apps and Hybrid IT

Platform choices remain important

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Why I’m uneasy about the Salesforce Slack acquisition

Analyst Opinion: Most coverage on the Salesforce acquisition of Slack has focused on the industry[...]

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Defining your SAP modernization journey

Quick wins on the road to S/4HANA

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Dispelling the myth of the industry-standard server

What you thought you knew has changed

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Identity and access management revisited

A changing world demands simplification and an urgent focus on security

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The Hybrid IT imperative Infographic

Building a foundation for digital transformation

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Hyper-converged has come of age Infographic

Modern infrastructure options are now integral to service delivery

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Modernizing database technology stacks

How many different database technologies are you running, how up to date are they, and[...]

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Taming your information sprawl with cloud data management

An Evaluation Guide for Business

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Modern Data Protection Revisited

Business advantage is all about ensuring access to data

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Modernizing database technology stacks

Remember the storage upgrade option

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S/4HANA Revisited

Has the time now come for SAP’s next-generation application environment to go mainstream?

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Key factors in the network security buying decision

How – and why – network security professionals select solutions and suppliers

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Hyper-converged has come of age

Modern infrastructure options are now integral to service delivery

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The Hybrid IT Platform Imperative

Building a solid systems foundation for digital transformation

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The role of machine learning and automation in storage

Drivers, perceptions, readiness and practicalities

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Lifecycle Management of HCI Systems

Every element of the solution needs attention

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Manage your data, not just your storage

Don’t get burnt by keeping ‘cold’ data on expensive ‘hot’ storage systems

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Analytics-Driven Storage Management

An evaluation and decision guide for IT leaders and professionals

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Modern Data Protection for HCI

HCI has moved on, and data protection for HCI has to catch up

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Updating your data storage plans for the era of cloud

An assessment guide for IT teams

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Taking the drudgery out of analytics

Analyst Blog: In recent years the importance of analytics has grown dramatically

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Why backup to flash

Analyst Blog: There are some things that simply have to happen, no matter how modern[...]

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