Extending legacy workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Still running your legacy IT workloads via your own data center? Then stop! The time has come for you to think lean. Extending legacy workloads to AWS has never been easier

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Private, public or hybrid: how to choose the right cloud for your business

Your mind is made up. The tipping point is here. You want to switch to the cloud, but you’re not quite sure how to choose the right cloud for your business.

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Slack for Customer Care and Collaboration

Slack ffor customer care

What’s the most important and sensitive job in any organization? We might be slightly biased here but how about managing the IT infrastructure? It has to be right up there at the very top of the list.

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Disaster Recovery on the Cloud

Disaster recovery on the cloud

Business continuity is without doubt one of the most essential aspects a company faces. But how about in the cloud? We’ll be the first to admit that it’s a relatively new concept and as a result there’s a lot of hype and fanfare.

This comes par for the course with the buzz that exists around cloud computing in general. And with hype comes misinformation, misconceptions and the like. But what’s the truth behind all the pomp and circumstance?

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Private cloud: not just for the big boys

Private cloud: not just for the big boys

Private cloud. “This is not for me”. “It is too complicated and expensive”. “It’s only for large or corporate enterprises”. Right? Wrong.

The fact is that from the various types of organizations out there, it’s the small and medium-sized firms stand to reap the most benefits by switching to cloud. So what’s the problem? Why don’t they? Basically. it comes down to knowledge. Very few (and we mean very) understand how it can help their businesses.

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A 3-step guide to moving to the cloud

Move to the cloud

Deciding to move your IT infrastructure to the cloud is no easy decision. Come to think of it, it’s a bit like moving house.

The amount of planning, organization and baggage seems to stack up in front of you. And it can resemble a bit of a mini-mountain.

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Stackmasters partners with tripsta to build their OpenStack cloud

Stackmasters and Tripsta

Stackmasters, the European OpenStack experts and Managed Cloud services provider, today announced its ongoing partnership with one of the biggest online travel agencies in Europe, tripsta, to develop an OpenStack based private cloud and related processes.

The OpenStack based private cloud is going to host existing applications as well as to support the company’s software development teams to their cloud-native modern software architecture by leveraging open technology and efficient process models.

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Open source software in the modern data centre

Open source software in the modern data centre

There is an old quote that describes the progress of disruptive movements and technologies in this way: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.

Well, when it comes to Open Source in the data centre, we have been in the winning stage for quite a while now.

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Managed Services: infrastructure on tap

Managed Services: infrastructure on tap

In the beginning there was the lone systems administrator.

He (for it was almost always a he) drank a lot of coffee, played a lot of PC games in the office, and knew all those arcane command line incantations to make your infrastructure work.

Problem is, he was a single point of failure, being the only person who understood your system scripts and the ad-hoc and informal ways in which your servers where setup.

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Construction on Abstraction

Construction on abstraction

From its humble beginnings in early 20th century to being our most essential infrastructure today, IT has come a long way. And it was mainly two techniques that helped it get where it is: ever increasing abstractions and a “divide and conquer” approach.

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