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The pain and risks of ignored IT infrastructure

Cancer, aches & pains, ticking time bombs, pick your term du jour, they all apply when IT solutions are ignored and left to grow roots. There are many reasons why IT solutions are left behind to grow roots, but in this blog I'm focusing on the process of integration after a corporate acquisition as the antagonist. 

Human behavior, resource allocation and or risk assumptions

My Data Center Drives Faster Than Yours

I jumped on my data center the other day and rode into town for a beer at the local saloon. I tell you, these data centers keep getting bigger and faster every year. Did I confuse you? What does a data center mean to you? Is it some converged infrastructure with virtualization on it or is it a container with some racks of computers?


Why am I Bothered?

No Man is an Island and neither is a Data Center

Is it safe to build a data center anywhere along the coast? Can you really protect the availability or accessibility of your systems in the face of hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters? Just because you've built a solid structure, doesn't mean you can guarantee accessibility and your data center is nothing without connections.

Keeping the Data Center alive

Data Centers, Networks, the Cloud and Portability, What's the Problem?

There's a growing concern in the Infrastructure community about our ability to take advantage of some of the opportunities associated with Cloud computing. The issue revolves around the generally static nature of our networks and security strategy and how current network solutions will limit our ability to adopt cloud sharing, easy DR, and cross cloud or cross site sharing.

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