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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 […]

Cloud Strategy Mistakes to Avoid

Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way that organisations can do business.  Bringing benefits, that were previously reserved for those that could spend the cash to build capabilities and capacity, to anybody with a credit card. Digital disruption means that to remain competitive organisations, increasingly have little choice but to utilise cloud technologies. Migration to […]

Emerging details – VMware Cloud on AWS

At VMworld this week VMware announced the VMware Cloud on AWS service.  Providing an option for organisations to run applications across private, public and hybrid cloud environments utilising the familiar VMware vSphere tooling. Consisting of vSphere, NSX and vSAN to provide an SDDC built onto bare-metal AWS infrastructure.  So what does that actually mean and how […]

Serverless – What are the options?

Serverless Architecture I’m a big fan of serverless architecture.  My view is that removing the infrastructure and operating systems from the business processes and services enables a different kind of thinking. Ultimately, a business is only really interested in the successful operation, experience and outcomes of the applications, systems and data they are running on […]

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 […]