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Diaxion “The State of DevOps 2016 Report” Breakfast

The Sydney and Melbourne events were well attended by our customers and had representatives from Diaxion, Puppet and our security partner Hivint. Attendees from all sizes of organisation and industries with a common goal, how to drive IT transformation through the adoption of DevOps within their organisation. Puppet presented and discussed interactively with the attendees the findings of the 2016 State of DevOps Report. Diaxion presented an overview of our DevOps transformation journey engagement and held an interactive discussion with the attendees of the experiences we have had, how ourse...

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IT Hybrid Cloud Model

Supporting IT hybrid cloud models - Enable your business Do you find your choices defaulting to tools to enable business, yet challenges continue to arise while business demand grows? Start with defining and understanding the organisational capabilities needed to help your business drive the technology choices, which head you towards a vendor agnostic approach. A starting stance of reviewing your operating model, its people and processes, which then lead to the technology decisions should be focused on. Allowing you to be more flexible with your technology choices and applying substan...

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Moving to Cloud considerations.

What do you need to consider when moving to the cloud? Part 1 There is increasing pressure for companies to move to the cloud as stories abound of improved business flexibility, speed to market, cost reductions and freedom to innovate. Whilst there are many success stories from companies who have done this well, there is often a sense of information overload or lack of direction for many starting out on their “cloud first” strategy. A short article cannot solve these problems or provide a roadmap for your business, but it can provide a list of things to think about ...

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Diaxion now offers Office 365 and SharePoint services

Using Office 365 and SharePoint? • Want to make it work better for your business? • Migrating to a new data centre, cloud or servers? • Do you need to back up your data in Office 365? • Need training? • Upgrading? Diaxion now has the services to help you do this. We recently completed a migration of a SharePoint environment and supporting systems from an infrastructure in Sydney to a Data Centre in Melbourne. After an initial discovery to learn the setup of the infrastructure and the relationship between the various te...

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Is your CMDB up to date?

This is obviously a very leading question, as several more questions will flow from it: • How is it refreshed / kept up-to-date? Is it a manual process or done automatically; if done automatically, are there multiple tools required or only one? • Assuming it is up to date, what use do you get out of it, i.e. is it integrated in Service Management processes like Incident Management, Change Management? • Does it integrate into your DevOps approach (where applicable)? – and: • How do you define “up to date”? In our e...

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Agile Development and steps you can take to get started

Getting started with Agile can look daunting at times and it is difficult to start the journey if you are not sure which steps to take first. This article will give a quick overview of Agile, its core concepts and some practical advice to get you started. What Is Agile Development? Agile Development is a blanket term that describes a way to manage development teams and projects. It encompasses many different development methodologies that share the values contained in the Agile Manifesto and the ...

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DevOps not just another Buzz word Invitation - Breakfast roundtable

What are the benefits? Who to work with? Where to implement? We can answer your questions and provide information to kick start your journey. Join the Diaxion and Puppet teams in an interactive 2 hour breakfast discussion about the benefits achieved through implementing DevOps into your business. Learn what it can do for your organisation, how it can be applied and hear about our customer’s experiences. The session is a small roundtable collaboration with a select group of your peers,the Puppet Specialists and the Diaxion subject...

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Cloud connectivity

Cloud connectivity. Not a very exciting topic right? Maybe so, but with more and more companies moving their IT workloads to public cloud platforms and IT departments constantly being asked to provide a secure, high speed, reliable connection to these cloud platforms, getting your cloud connectivity option right is becoming more important than ever. It used to be that your only option was to utilise an Internet connection and hope that there was enough bandwidth available to provide an adequate performance level. With the IT industry rapidly transforming, IT departments are being provided w...

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Information Security – A forgotten realm

An all too often forgotten or underestimated facet of IT is an organisations Information Security Policy and with the increasing popularity of the use of Cloud resources, both public and hybrid, this becomes especially important. An Information Security Policy is the cornerstone of an Information Security Program and should reflect an organisation's objectives for security and the agreed upon business strategy for securing the organisations information. A security policy identifies the rules and procedures that all persons within an organisation accessing computer resources must comply with...

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Puppet Camp Sydney 2016 Diaxion Review

"Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance. Using Puppet, you can easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage change, scaling from 10s of servers to 1000s, on-premise or in the cloud." In May Diaxion had the privilege of being a sponsor at the Sydney Puppet Camp. The day began with an informative session by Nigel Kersten - CIO & VP of Operations. He gave an introduction of what is puppet and what pup...

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