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IT Infrastructure Management

IT Infrastructure Management : From a higher-level perspective, the remote infrastructure management process goes beyond support and management services, however. The entire IT infrastructure can be monitored by a RIM service provider to ensure a level of general fault tolerance should any portion of the infrastructure fail for some reason. (Source: www.wisegeek.com)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Unified Management and Automation


Section: Research
Tight budgets, outages in services and competitive pressures are leading to increasing numbers of organisations to adopt agile IT environments, namely deploying and managing resources more flexibly and cost effectively. This tension is creating a demand for highly automated unified management solutions to manage consolidated and increasingly dynamic IT operations in a unified way. ...   read more

Building a Reliable and Dynamic Data Centre


Section: Research
Today’s demands on the data centre have created an environment of escalating complexity and cost. As a result the simplification of data centre management has become the mantra of every organisation. Concurrently, with the advent of the cloud, requirements for business continuity through disaster recovery and high availability are increasingly becoming business critical requirements.   As such, customers desire open software solutions that simplify IT, e ...   read more

As cloud takes over, what is the role of the IT manager?


Section: Articles
The industrialisation of IT has long commenced. Legacy systems requiring manual management of IT structure have fallen to the wayside, one by one, as automated cloud computing systems have usurped the place of typical IT professionals and infrastructure managers. Unrest has shaken the industry since at least 2010, and the same advice has been issued over and over again, in varying tones. F ...   read more

Better Together - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployment with Egenera


Section: Articles
The rewards of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment naturally start with, from the point of view of the end user, increased mobility between, better access to information, and more flexibility in access device type (PC’s, notebooks, Mac, Smartphones and Tablets).  From the perspective of IT, VDI promises reduced costs thus boosting the bottom line and making IT look like heroes.   This is the nirvana of virtually every corporation in the world. And while the b ...   read more

Cloud Compliance: Is the Cloud Keeping your Data Private?


Section: Articles
Public cloud computing, convenient and cost-saving, has replaced the large, on-site server rooms usually relied upon by companies. Data once saved in server rooms is stored in data centres often far from the company site, managed by a cloud provider that secures and protects the data. But at what point can conveni ...   read more

Cloud Trends for 2013 and Beyond


Section: Articles
The cloud has settled in to stay. Since its first emergence, cloud has been both a curiosity and a concern for CIOs and IT professionals. Now that this modern computing system has swept the information industry, what will happen next?

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Ensuring SLA compliance and disaster recovery in the cloud


Section: Articles
A strategic move to the cloud is often driven by two or three key considerations, most often, these include the ability to reduce capital expense and establish more predictable operating expense, and establishing a more scalable and more easily manageable infrastructure.    Whilst a company’s first foray into the cloud is likely to be proof-of-concept applications that are less mission-critical, more companies are finding it advantageous to strategically ...   read more

Is your IT budget innovating, or just keeping the lights on?


Section: Articles
Purveyors of information technology, particularly nimble start-ups created by still-idealistic innovators and entrepreneurs, tell us that their new inventions hold great promise for changing the way we do things.   Although that message typically comes from their PR consultants, it nonetheless rings true, and many technological innovations such as cloud computing, virtualisation, and converged infrastructure models do indeed bring about disruptive chang ...   read more

The Case for Virtual Data Centres


Section: Articles
In an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) scenario,  the  cloud-based  service being provided will include virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, IP addresses and load balancers. Physically the pool of hardware resource is pulled  from  a  multitude  of  servers  and  networks  usually distributed across numerous data centres, all of which the cloud provider is responsible for maintaining. Th ...   read more

What's Holding Businesses Back From the Cloud?


Section: Articles
The typical internal IT infrastructure is mired in complexity; costly and cumbersome to manage; and the opposite of dynamic and agile. Any on-premise server that is not fully utilised represents a costly waste of resources. Extrapolate that across the entire company, and the inefficiencies are likely to assume staggering proportions. It is in this context that an organisation’s interest in cloud-based systems and services will typically originate. An overwhelm ...   read more

Big Data Innovation Summit to be held in Boston


Section: News
This week sees the Big Data Innovation Summit held in Boston on Thursday and Friday, which will see the biggest gathering of Fortune 500 executives meet for talks, keynote presentations and workshops with industry leaders taking place. The acclaimed event will feature speakers from data experts and will cover a range of topics including social media and web analytics, Big Data Innovation, a number of e ...   read more

Big Data Means Better Business


Section: News
According to a study by Harvard Business Review, 74% of global executives said that they "feel under pressure to achieve results in less time than ever before". This means that many managers are under pressure to deliver results and make decisions faster than ever before due to rapidly changing technology. "Savvy managers” are now turning to analysing data on all aspects of business and are bringing in "ever-larger amounts of "big data" into decision making from a number of so ...   read more

Cloud computing 'is an opportunity'


Section: News
Cloud computing presents a huge array of opportunities to businesses and governments, but organisations need to be acutely aware of the risks as well, it has been claimed. According to Dr Steve Hodgkinson, an Ovum research director, organisations need to look past the hype surrounding the technology and figure out exactly what it can offer them. Placeholder0He claimed that it is vital that firms and government departments "see the reality of both the opportunities and read more

Cloud computing 'shifts focus away from infrastructure management'


Section: News
One of the key benefits of cloud computing adoption is the fact that firms can shift their focus away from IT infrastructure management and toward their core business aims - i.e. their bottom lines. According to EuroCloud, businesses benefit by overcoming implementation and maintenance hurdles that often bog companies down.Phil Wainewright, vice-president ...   read more

Data centre automation is becoming the norm


Section: News
Data centre automation is quickly becoming the cornerstone of modern IT infrastructure and more than a third of the businesses that Information Week recently surveyed claimed they are already using automation technology. The news provider also found that of the 345 companies it quizzed about virtualization and read more

Desktop virtualization 'needs to mature'


Section: News
A former Citrix employee has claimed that desktop virtualization is still some way off maturity and requires a certain level of technical expertise if it is to be implemented effectively. This could point to an increasing demand for outsourced infrastructure solutions that leave management and maintenance to a third party.Speaking to CRN, Simon Crosby, who used ...   read more

IP Expo Tomorrow


Section: News
The IP Expo begins tomorrow at Earls Court, London and will run for two days with events and seminars surrounding a wealth of IT subjects, including virtualization and a host of keynote speakers. The only enterprise IT event to cover all subjects across IT is to include product launches and demonstrations and entry is free for those who pre-register attendance on the IP Expo website. It’s thought that the event will include ...   read more

US Resists Handing Control of Net to UN


Section: News
The US is to submit initial proposals to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) today ahead of the event which is to be held in Dubai in December this year. The conference is being held in order to review and possibly revise the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITR), which has not seen any changes since 1988. Whilst the US currently oversees the technical specifications of the net under the Department of Commerce, control is maintained by ...   read more

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