Turning EOS from a Threat to an Opportunity

End of Support (EOS). A sobering description for an event, even if it is only talking about server support. But with some careful planning you could think of EOS as a...

A Short History of Business Since 2008

If companies can learn one thing from the last decade, it’s that change is inevitable. Those that plan ahead, stay ahead. While many market-impacting events are impossible to predict, the businesses...

A Tale of Two Companies

End of Support (EOS) for SQL 2008 and Windows 2008 is coming fast. But is it really worth moving to Azure for more security and to safeguard support? For the answer,...
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Rackspace and Pure Storage Collaborate to Accelerate the Value of Cloud through Block Storage...

LONDON – February 27th, 2019 – Rackspace today announced that it is aligning efforts with Pure Storage, the data solutions leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, to help...

Dramatically Cut Costs with AWS Instance Scheduler

On-demand infrastructure, with its speed, agility, efficient use of resources and lower costs drives many organizations toward cloud adoption. When used in conjunction with tools like CloudFormation or Terraform, users are able...

OpenStack-Multa Part 4: setting up OpenVPN and accessing your VMs

In parts 1 - 3 of this blog series, I covered how to deploy VMs using nested virtualisation followed by OpenStack installation, all fully automated using Heat and Ansible. In this...

Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat Delivers Benefits of Cloud, IT Stability

For many IT organizations, stability can be an elusive goal. Frequent cloud platform upgrades are disruptive, while compliance and certification requirements that require extensive, costly testing procedures are financially onerous. Yet they’re...

OpenStack-Multa Part 3: Installing OpenStack using OpenStack-Ansible

In part 1 and 2 of this series, I covered how to deploy the VMs we’ll use to run a nested virtualisation version of OpenStack and how to prepare them for...

OpenStack-Multa Part 2: configuring your infrastructure VMs using Ansible

In the first part of this blog series, I covered why you might deploy OpenStack on top of OpenStack using Heat and Ansible. If you followed part one, you’ll have deployed...
Service Blocks

Service Blocks – build your own cloud managed service

Over a twenty-year career buying and selling IT services, ten of which I’ve spent building my own managed service practice, it’s fair to say I’ve seen some challenges. The market in...

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