Thoughts on 2023

NOTE: The following content was transcribed and modified from the Thoughts on X podcast…Click Play if you would like to listen. I think we should all put a pin in 2022. But before we do, I want to finish talking about 2022 by quoting something from Rocky Balboa and then let me put some context […] Read More

SpyderBat: Threat prevention and security operations in a rapidly changing cloud world

 I don’t have to remind anyone of the importance of security and threat detection when it comes to protecting your critical systems, applications and the data being created. For the most part i’ve spent my time in IT worrying about the design and implementation fo end user platforms and data protection, and have always […] Read More

Creatures of Adaptation – Learning the Evolving Language of Kubernetes

Creatures of Adaptation Living and working in global societies means that in both our real locales and our virtual communities we exist in ever expanding multicultural societies. More than ever, we are aware of different languages being spoken around us, and that our own native tongue is not always understood by those we need to […] Read More

Managed AWS Backup with Veeam Service Provider Console v7

While at AWS re:Invent 2022 I had some great conversations with a mix of old and new Managed Service Providers who are focusing on delivering services for workloads on public cloud platforms. There are a number of new Managed Service companies that have been designated as “Born in the Cloud” and while I don’t play […] Read More

Celebrating Innovation once again with Veeam

Over my now twenty plus year career in IT, i’ve been very fortunate to be around technical innovation from all sides of the technology fence. Working in the service provider industry allowed me to help drive innovation for hosting and cloud platforms together with some very smart people. Now, at Veeam, I have the pleasure […] Read More

Veeam Vanguard Nominations for 2023 are Open!

I’ve said this more than a few times… but I wouldn’t be where I am today without the Veeam Vanguard program. As a former Veeam Vanguard, I know the value of having access to cutting-edge technology and resources to help you stay ahead of the game in the world of data protection and management. And […] Read More

Thoughts before AWS re:Invent 2022

 NOTE: The following content was transcribed and modified from the Thoughts on X podcast embedded above… Click Play if you would like to listen. AWS re:Invent turns ten this year and the mega tech conference in Las Vegas is definitely still a destination event. But with the landscape changing around public and private cloud […] Read More

The Dangers of AI… Written by AI

 [NOTE] – Written by ChatGPT at https://openai.com with Header Image also AI generated at https://www.craiyon.com The dangers of AI, or artificial intelligence, have been a popular topic in recent years. With the rapid advancement of technology, more and more people are beginning to question the potential risks associated with AI. One of the biggest […] Read More

Verge.io – A New Wave of Hyper-Converged Virtualization

 There is no doubt we are moving into a new era of infrastructure to host applications and workloads on. And as organisations start to move back to on-premises platforms from the public cloud it’s not necessarily vSphere that they are coming back to. RedHat is pushing hard with on-premises stacks such as OpenShift and […] Read More

Plan now to maximize the ROI in Kubernetes

Traditionally, I don’t like to talk about return on investment… it was something that I always felt was used to justify a purchasing decision by pushes vendor salespeople. My bullsh*t meter always came out when they started talking ROI… however as conversations mature at higher levels, it’s clear that IT Decision makers are always looking […] Read More

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