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Virtualisation | Cloud | Strategy

Software Defined – How did we get here?

It’s widely acknowledged that to understand the present, and to try and predict the future you must know and understand the past. The current data centre landscape is a complex place.  Virtualisation of compute resources with VMware has been the de facto standard for over a decade. The move to software defined infrastructure has been […]

MAPA – Microsoft Association of Practising Architects

MAPA – Microsoft Association of Practising Architects Now this flew under my radar until recently.  Through ‘The-MAPA’, Microsoft have setup a place for a community of architects to develop.  Providing valuable resources to architects who are building IP and solutions utilising the Microsoft Cloud, platforms for community interaction and a channel to communicate directly back […]

Serverless Architecture

What is Serverless Architecture Serverless Architecture is a cloud computing model.  In this model, instead of utilising always on servers and infrastructure, business services are developed and deployed using Platform as a Service (PaaS), Functions as a Service (FaaS) and Messaging as a Service (MaaS) cloud offerings.  It doesn’t mean there are no servers, but […]

Azure Patch Management

Patch! There are certain things in the IT world, that are if we’re being frank are unforgivable, chief amongst those is failing to patch the operating systems in your IT estate. So what options do we have for Azure Patch Management? There is a very small set of circumstances where you might be forgiven this cardinal […]