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Guy Bunker's Blog In the last couple of weeks of 2008, IT departments and CIOs need to think carefully about the cloud and how it can be used within their organizations - ahead of the business units. Develop, distribute and educate staff on policies around Information Protection and data loss prevention. Put a process together to rapidly respond to requests for new services which live in the cloud. We live in uncertain economic times where money is tough… but the cloud and more importantly, services within the cloud appears to offer value for money. You pay for what you use and so on. But… will this lead to chaos? A decade or so ago the likes of PC World started to make a big impact on business computing. You could nip down there in the lunch break and buy a wireless router or a printer, pop back to the office and have it all connected up to the corporate network. Hu... (more)

Back From Prague…

I was at the Cloud Computing Conference in Prague earlier this week and there were a lot of great sessions - along with some very interesting new perspectives. Stephen Foskett has done a great report and rather than repeat that, here are my main discussion points. 1) Is the lack of 'true' ... ... (more)

See You In Prague…

Just a quick reminder that it's the Cloud Computing Expo next week in Prague and my session is on The Darker Sides of Cloud Computing: Security and Availability. Cloud computing is definitely the buzzword for 2009 and so it will be great to hear other peoples' opinions along with some ... ... (more)

SANs and NAS: Improved Efficiency Through Virtualization

SANs, NAS, iSCSI, virtualization, in-band, out-of-band, the terminology seems never ending when it comes to storage and what's worse, no one will tell you what's best. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The advent of SANs and the introduction of new technology has increased the number of options available, but there are no clear guidelines as to which one to use and when. There isn't a silver bullet or golden configuration that is good for everyone; the solution has to be tailored to the specific environment. But all is not lost. There has been a lot written about storage and s... (more)

SANs and NAS: Improved Efficiency Through Virtualization

SANs, NAS, iSCSI, virtualization, in-band, out-of-band, the terminology seems never ending when it comes to storage and what's worse, no-one will tell you what's best. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The advent of SANs and the introduction of new technology has increased the number of options available, but there are no clear guidelines as to which one to use and when. There isn't a silver bullet or golden configuration that is good for everyone, the solution has to be tailored to the specific environment. But all is not lost, there has been a lot written about storage and st... (more)