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Cloud choices: How do you decide, when there’s so much on offer?

by Tommy Kolega, CIO, Viadex: Global IT Infrastructure and Deployment Specialists How risky is it to reduce risks? Cloud has been around, some would say, since 1996. It’s no longer a novelty. It is, however, the platform for all things new: services, processes, development, applications, interactions, and great ways of reducing risk and costs. It…

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Ceph – an Overview

With the rapid market adoption of SDS (Software Defined Storage) it is only fair to discuss the much talked about open source SDS Ceph, what it is and how it could be used to provide an SDS solution today. What is Ceph (can be pronounced sef or kef)? Ceph is an Open Source Distributed storage…

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Travel to new territories: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

by Tommy Kolega, CIO, Viadex: Global IT Infrastructure and Deployment Specialists The term ‘artificial intelligence’ was first coined by John McCarthy in 1955/6. This was visionary thinking at its most far-sighted: “Every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to…

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Serverless is More: Serverless computing means no more sweating the small stuff

by Tommy Kolega, CIO, Viadex: Global IT Infrastructure and Deployment Specialists   Pic’n’Mix computing Serverless computing is becoming the development platform of choice with start-ups, and Innovation and R&D teams within established organisations because it reduces reliance on traditional IT support. It also makes developers less dependent on hardware suppliers. Leveraging a cloud provider’s Serverless…

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Making Plan B as good as Plan A: Backup and Disaster Recovery

Tommy Kolega, CIO, Viadex: Global IT Infrastructure and Deployment Specialists There’s no compromise in robust contingency plans Backing up systems, applications and data is good practice. We all hold this truth to be self-evident. The problem is, not all backup and disaster recovery solutions are created equal. Some are more reliable than others, some are…

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Do you speak technology? 5 top tech phrases to know in 2018

by Tommy Kolega, CIO, Viadex: Global IT Infrastructure and Deployment Specialists The ship is ready to sail We’ve settled in and unpacked our bags. The delights of 2018 beckon all around us. TTE 2018 was a great scene-setter, with much buzz around the major areas of travel and hotel technology, plus marketing technologies for both…

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DATA ANALYTICS: the passport to competitive differentiation – Maximum storage performance is the minimum requirement

The technology that data has been waiting for Consumers are becoming more discerning, demanding, and digitally-savvy in how they choose not just their holidays, but also the providers they opt to purchase holidays and related products from. Providers need to be equally discerning and demanding in their technology choices; making the right moves from an…

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NVMe over Fabrics: the storage revolution

5x more performance than current day lightning fast SSD First there was fast, then came faster. Mellanox states: “The performance of storage technologies has increased 100 times in the last five years as Flash-based Solid State Disks (SSDs), and especially SSDs connected over NVMe, have come to market.” Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) provides 25x faster…

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