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How To Successfully Prepare For SDN

It seems that we keep hearing about SDN all the time and, rightly so, because most experts agree that it has the potential to dramatically change the data center. Whilst Software Defined Networking (SDN) is forecast to take off in 2015 we recommend you take your time and do your homework carefully.  

In our blog post ‘What is SDN – And Why It Matters’  in April 2014 we explained that SDN represents a new way of designing, building and managing networks and is on its way to transforming networking architecture.

Steps For a Successful Office365 Migration

“The significant waves made by Office 365 are difficult to ignore, and its myriad benefits and application upgrades put pressure on IT departments. Maybe you’re wondering if it’s time for your organization to make the leap.” The well respected industry online journal Tech Target recently made this statement. With promises of cost savings, risk reduction, technical agility and easier management, it’s easy to see why companies are moving to Office365.

Great Tips To Optimise Exchange 2013

Experts agree that Microsoft Exchange 2013 version is a great tool that has been built to deliver the enterprise-grade security and reliability that your business requires. Your biggest challenge however is to ensure you have a fully functioning system running during peak business hours. Use these tips to help you optimise this great tool.

If you’re still running an earlier version of Exchange you may be wondering why you should upgrade. Take a look at a few of the highlights of Exchange 2013 over 2010 and you may change your mind:

Breakfast with Bill Philbin - Global VP of HP's Virtual Development Unit (VDU)

Over a delicious breakfast at Crown Casino last week, Bill got us all thinking by asking the following questions:

  • Do you know how long it would take you to restore your data?
  • Have you ever tried it?
  • What data can you afford to lose?

He then went on to emphasize that restore is as important as back-up and continued to reiterate that point over the course of his presentation.

Download Bill’s Presentation Here

259 Days Till The End of Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 has been a stable and robust server operating system which is why some of you may still be using it quite happily. However, with the end of support in 259 days, if you haven’t started your migration plans yet you could be in trouble.

It’s quite likely that you’ve sunk a lot of money and time into implementing and supporting Windows Server 2003, you’ve been pleased with its results and you haven’t had any motivation for moving to another system.

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