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
Why the Kubernetes wave is not equal to Virtualization… but why that doesn’t matter!
If you are engaged with the general IT community that deals with infrastructure, virutalization or cloud, you have probably heard the comparison between Kubernetes and Virtualization. The narrative goes something along the lines of “Kubernetes will have the same level of impact on IT as what Virtualization had”. That is to say that Kubernetes is […] Read More
Technology, Partnerships and Choice
Before I joined Veeam I spent all my career working for service providers. I spent my first 7 years working for a hosting provider working on Windows and Linux systems. At that stage there was really no competition around in terms of what platform you hosted a website on… if the developer was writing in […] Read More
Garmin Down! – Dumbing Down Smart Devices Changes The Way We See IoT
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things have been hot topics for any digital transformation discussion in recent years. It’s no surprise. The IT industry is obsessed with what the future has in store. As technologists, it’s important to continue to drive conversations about where the industry is going and what the next […] Read More
Automation is Leading to a Future of AI Powered Backup
With emerging technologies on the rise, data is increasing at an exponential rate, posing a new challenge for today’s data management professionals. Though data volume can be managed, the increasing complexity of data is the real challenge. The sprawl of data, which is now coming from multiple clouds, databases, apps and devices is becomingly progressively […] Read More
2020 – Flying Cars, Automation, Uranium and not Playing to Win!
Hard to believe we are already almost half way through January and the year is 2020! I remember back to when I was a kid, or even a teenager and how long a year seems to take. Now that I am into my 41st year I realize that proportionality speaking, one year out of […] Read More
I went on Holiday (Vacation) and Managed to Switch Off!!
The jet lag has almost passed… I’ve nearly caught up with the backlog of messages on my various social platforms… expenses are almost done… and i’m about to hit Outlook and clear my email inbox. Yes, I’ve just come back from nearly 4.5 weeks away on holiday (vacation) and barring a few conversations on Teams […] Read More
What Services Providers Need to Think About in 2019 and Beyond…
We are entering interesting times in the cloud space! We should no longer be talking about the cloud as a destination and we shouldn’t be talking about how cloud can transform business…those days are over! We have entered the next level of adoption whereby the cloud as a delivery framework has become mainstream. You only […] Read More
AWS re:Invent 2018 Recap – Times…they a̶r̶e̶ have a̶ Changi̶n̶g̶ed!
I wrote this sitting in the Qantas Lounge in Melbourne waiting for the last leg back to Perth after spending the week in Las Vegas at AWS re:Invent 2018. I had fifteen hours on the LAX to MEL leg and before that flight took off, I struck up a conversation (something I never usually do […] Read More
Office 365 Backups and the Opportunity that Exists for Service Providers
In recent weeks i’ve become reacquainted with an old friend…There was a time where eighty to ninety percent of my day job was working in and around Exchange Server. If I had started this blog in 2005 it would have been dominated with posts around the Hosting of Exchange Server and probably be named Exchange is […] Read More