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Size doesn’t matter! Yeah right!!

by Graham Brown

on Oct 13, 2014 9:49:00 AM

It certainly does if you're in Enterprise IT.

I seem to be spending quite a lot of my time at the moment talking to customers about why it is so important to ensure that their IT infrastructures are “right sized”. We should call this the Goldilocks approach - not too much, not too little, but just right!

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Topics: virtualisation efficiency, commodity hardware, IT efficiency, right-sizing, IT automation

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If you could re-do your data centre tomorrow, what would you do?

by Graham Brown

on Aug 28, 2014 10:40:13 AM

This is a question I spend a lot of time thinking about. My role allows me to see at first hand the challenges that our clients are facing, and in the main it is easy to see why a major by-product of our industry is grey hair. The data centre is the heart of corporate IT and today it represents a very complicated and confused animal. It needs constant care and attention and will bite you if you not very careful. It all comes down to our ability to manage complexity and herein lies a very important question: 

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Topics: data centre, converged infrastructure, automation, software defined,

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Why the IT Revolution? You cannot manage what you do not measure...

by Graham Brown

on Jun 17, 2014 4:17:00 AM

I believe that we have a problem. A problem that impacts businesses at all levels and a problem that is rarely discussed. I work in the IT Infrastructure business. We build the infrastructure that enables applications to leverage your data in a way that is beneficial to your business. Servers, storage, routers, switches, firewalls... that’s our game. So what’s the problem? In short, I believe the industry in which I have worked for more than 20 years has become bloated and wasteful!

In a knowledge economy, IT infrastructure represents one of the largest sunken costs on a business balance sheet and there is simply just too much of it out there. Why? Because an entire industry has grown to support a consumption economy over the last 30 years. I want it bigger, I want it faster, and I want it now! Do you? Do you really? Or as a business do you just want it to work, for it always to be there, and for it to never run out?

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Next Generation IT Infrastructure on Paper.li

by Graham Brown

on Jun 16, 2014 5:11:00 AM

Engaging and challenging content relevant to my own personal interests and the move towards the next generation of IT infrastructure 

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