Posts tagged with: Cloud

HyperConverged systems

A Hyper-Converged system is software driven infrastructure that tightly couples compute, storage networking and virtualisation, along with many other technologies under one shell.   This concept was born out of the converged infrastructure, where a vendor provides a pre-configured bundle of hardware and software under a single chassis. The intended goal was to minimise compatibility issues and simplify management. But if it was required the technology held in this in converged infrastructure could be separated

Getting to grips with Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

DaaS is a cloud based service in which the virtual desktop infrastructure is hosted on the cloud be a service provider.   Using a multi-tenancy architecture; which is a fancy way of saying a single instance of a software image, in this case the desktop (virtual machine) is served to multiple customers, also known as tenants. Each tenant is given the ability to customise their user, like the desktop wallpaper, or their default browser (as

Containers… Docker… What’s all the fuss about?

No Doubt you’ve heard many of the major companies offering cloud based services, going crazy and throwing around buzz words like Docker, CoreOS or Containers; in fact Microsoft has announced it will be integrating containers in their upcoming Operating System, Windows server 2016. Indeed containers really have become the hot topic of discussion recently.   But what exactly are containers and why should you care?   I’ll attempt to answer this questions within this post; we’ll explore the basic concepts of

What is Amazon Web Services and why Should IT Professionals care

Amazon Web Services (AWS) was released in 2006, it gives companies the opportunity to rent computing resources which run on a planet wide network. You could rent a server on AWS to configure and secure like you would a real world physical server, but the beauty of this service is  you only pay for the virtual server  while it runs… And without the costs of maintenance.   An additional plus is your server can do things a

The Evolution Of Storage Through The Years

This is part 1 of a multi-part article series.   The realm of storage has transformed over the years, all the way from Punch cards to today’s cloud based storage. The main functions of storage when it comes to architecture is all about speed, size and latency, basically how much data can be stored and how speedily it can be accessed. Gather around children, I am going to tell the story of how far storage has come.

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