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Gyrocom Blog

Steve McGarry

Why there’s never been a better time to adopt Hyper-converged Infrastructure

by Steve McGarry

on Oct 13, 2017 1:47:13 PM

We’re in an age where new competing technologies and architectures are constantly challenging the way we have delivered IT for years. We’ve all been exposed in some manner to “SDx” - Software Defined everything!

At Gyrocom we embrace the SDE (Software Defined Enterprise) and the associated benefits: vendor agnostic hardware and software driven intelligence. From the five key components that form the SDE (Compute, Networking, Storage, Automation & Management), my primary focus is on HCI (Hyper-converged Infrastructure) which is the consolidation of Compute and Storage into a single chassis.

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Topics: SDS, Software defined storage, SDDC, software defined data centre, VMWare, Hyper-converged infrastructure, HCI, intel, vSAN

Darren Ashcroft

Why Neymar should have gone to VMworld!

by Darren Ashcroft

on Sep 19, 2017 10:31:54 AM

There are many reasons why I enjoy going to VMworld Europe in Barcelona and this year was no exception: the weather was warm and sunny; I discovered new gems like a quaint tapas bar hidden down the side streets of the Old Town; wound down post-conference with a glass of Rioja in a beautiful plaza surrounding Las Ramblas; watched a football match at the incomparable Camp Nou alongside the excitable locals; sang along at the Kaiser Chiefs' roof-lifting finale, and rocked the Veeam party of course!
 
However, what I also like is to do is take the time to soak up the new ideas, new technologies, and industry trends that are currently occupying the minds of some of the IT industry's experts and visionaries. Then mull this information over with colleagues, customers, and peers to frame how and when these could translate into your own business plan and strategy. 
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Topics: VMWare NSX, VMWare, Micro-Segmentation, Cyber Security, Hybrid cloud, Application mobility, VMworld2017, AWS

Alistair Slocombe

AWS & VMware: Why You Can Have it All Now

by Alistair Slocombe

on Oct 21, 2016 2:43:46 PM

Sometimes it’s easy to miss something that is actually right in front of you.

At least that’s what it was like for my colleague (who’s going to remain nameless..!).

He’d attended the keynote at VMworld in Barcelona and was in the VMVillage. In his defence, I think he was a little distracted, presumably he was thinking how great the partnership between AWS and VMware would be for some of our customers. Anyway, he was going to meet me outside in one of the bustling gardens, he spots my table, and quickens his pace, until, that is, he walks full tilt, face-first into the glass wall separating him and I.

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Topics: VMWare NSX, VMWare, Network Virtualisation, VMworld, IBM SoftLayer, Disaster Recovery, Hybrid cloud

Steve McGarry

VMware VS Canonical - Which Openstack is for You? A Technical Comparison

by Steve McGarry

on Oct 5, 2015 10:20:00 AM

For anybody that has been following the Openstack project since its inception back in 2010, it has become evident that the community interest has gained significant momentum recently. This is down to a number of reasons such as the product maturity reaching a point where the original mission statements of the project are now a reality in providing an established, viable and effective solution. Also the number and variety of organisations contributing and backing the project, has improved the quality and depth of development and its evolution. A colleague and I attended the Openstack summit in Paris where it was clear Openstack in gaining more and more interest, with attendees listed as increasing by 75% over the last 3 summits with people from all over the world attending.

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Topics: automation, enterprise IT, VMWare, canonical, openstack

Tanya Kingston

Gyrocom Host Successful VMware NSX Lunch and Learn Event

by Tanya Kingston

on Feb 16, 2015 11:51:00 AM

Gyrocom’s January VMware NSX Lunch and Learn 2015, hosted in London’s Blue Fin Building, was a huge success and attracted an enthusiastic audience keen to learn about the benefits of NSX's network virtualisation along with Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Security.

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Topics: VMWare NSX, VMWare, Micro-Segmentation, Network Virtualisation, Network Security, Palo Alto Networks

Steve Curle

Saving Time = Saving Money: Fixing the delay with VM Automation

by Steve Curle

on Oct 29, 2014 11:56:00 AM

OK, so everyone can agree that there has been a major shift in the way infrastructure is set up. The days of giant resource sucking data centres are up; with their endless racks of physical servers replaced by the virtualised idiom: virtual machines residing on a single host in which resources and power are efficiently and dynamically distributed, based on a business’ actual requirements. But whilst this is all very well for systems that are up and running, what about the actual build process for deploying virtual machines (VM)?

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Topics: DDI, IP Adress Management, VMWare, VM Automation, Infoblox, vCO

Ryan Coombes

The Future of Networking has Arrived

by Ryan Coombes

on Oct 23, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Having recently attended VMWorld 2014 in Barcelona I was amazed at the volume of interest in VMWare's NSX platform. The official NSX launch has been much anticipated by the faithful and boy, we weren't let down! Besides the official keynote launch, there were dozens of workshops and hands on labs to get everyone started.

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Topics: network, software defined networks, SDDC, Arista, VMWare NSX, VMWare, Palo Alto, VMWorld 2014, Micro-Segmentation