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vSphere Banking and Digital Transformation

vSphere Banking and Digital Transformation VMware have been presenting at Money 20/20 this past week, where they made a few announcements. A VMware commissioned survey of banking professionals, exploring how technology will shape the future of the banking industry, led to the following results; “The banking sector is laying the foundation for the digitization of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Target Architecture

I had the pleasure recently of working with a client that had a very well-defined target architecture.  They knew exactly where they wanted to get to and perhaps more importantly they knew why they needed to get there. They had a defined target with defined business justifications for that target. From a consultative perspective having this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cloud Security Strategy

Cloud Security As discussed in the previous article around cloud strategy, some areas might require there own succinct strategies.  This article will attempt to outline some of the cloud security challenges for cloud adoption and promote discussion. There is an element of stepping into the unknown with cloud and cloud security, to a degree that […]

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