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Cloud Migration – Steps to Success

The future for many services will be cloud hosting.  Services that are now hosted on on-premises infrastructure, will be able to be rebuilt and consume cloud architectures in new and innovative ways outside of the traditional data center.  Imagine you’re tasked with overseeing that development of business services, how do you get there? Cloud Strategy […]

Data Centre Hybridity – VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension

Earlier on this year VMware announced Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX).  The release and subsequent detail about the service has been a cause of excitement. Why? Traditionally the most complex element of any service migration, is understanding the interdependence between elements.  If you are migrating from an environment dependent upon legacy infrastructure, most of the early […]

Migrations

This is a migration post with a slight change of viewpoint. I’m not going to write about how to migrate a vSphere environment from the infrastructure perspective, there is lots of very good content that covers how to migrate to vSphere 6.5. This is the first post in a series that I’m going to write […]

Requirements!

Following on from my earlier post about requirements, still remains as catchy as ever, I thought I’d try and cover off a quick example of what makes them and principles so important. When working on any project, before commencing any kind of design work you should have a set of measurable requirements and principles to […]

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 […]