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Replication with Zerto

If you are running a virtualised infrastructure (who isn’t?) and either your Disaster Recovery software is not meeting targets or just not meeting expectations then you need to know what Zerto is and how it can improve your solution. If you haven’t heard of Zerto yet, it is the first hypervisor-based replication solution to offer enterprise-class data protection and workload mobility from on premise VMware and Hyper-V environments to AWS, extending hypervisor-based replication to the public cloud. It supports continuous replication of workloads irrespective of hypervisor, storage or cloud....

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Automation and Process Mapping

We are often asked by clients about orchestration and automation, it is a critical component in our transformation target state operating model, cloud governance and cloud migration projects. It is both a cost and efficiency gain and a security / governance mitigation which should not be understated or under invested. The return is not only immediate in the provisioning but it flows through the entire environment life cycle, software development life cycle through to release and support. Automation, if done right, creates predictability, consistency and combined with configuration drift / mana...

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June Newsletter

Welcome to our June, end of financial year newsletter. Well, hasn’t this past year been a ride! What have we been doing? A very diverse range of projects and services across our clients, from cloud providers, banks, insurance, federal departments into retail and hospitality. One thing is for certain many of our clients have similar pain points, desires and business outcomes but they are across the entire spectrum of IT life cycle and capabilities. We were completing Cloud migrations whilst doing several of the following: • Risk mitigation strategies on end of life / suppo...

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Converged & hyper-converged infrastructure

(Hyper-)Converged Infrastructure has become an established technology in the last few years, with a mix of startups, established vendors and some surprising entrants offering systems. Converged infrastructure may combine infrastructure components like servers, storage, networking and software components into a unified solution. Software components will generally include a virtualisation component like VMware, KVM or Hyper-V and can include other features for management, data handling, automation, orchestration and cloud connectivity. Two popular converged infrastructure vendors include V...

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Infrastructure Orchestration – It’s not just another magic app

Infrastructure orchestration can be a transformative influence within IT that delivers an elevated rate of improvement, increases agility and enables faster business iteration. The question is how can such value from orchestration be realised? Delivering effective cloud orchestration is, at its core, a software development problem and needs to be treated as such and invested in using software development lifecycle management (SDLC) methods and tools. Software development is an ongoing and evolutionary process. The cost of entry is typically high, (licensing, consulting, designing, buildi...

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Sydney Puppet Camp

Diaxion is proud to be a sponsor at the up coming Puppet Camp Sydney. Details: May 3 2016 66 Goulburn St Sydney Look forward to seeing you there. Register today!...

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Plan your migration off unsupported servers

If you are not running Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014 yet, it’s time to consider upgrading to take advantage of groundbreaking improvements in performance. Support has either ended or will end soon for the following products, which means no more security updates, increased maintenance costs, and potential compliance concerns. Talk to Diaxion about our efficient and proven top down (business lead) approach to allocating the assets to a remediation path that is agreed with the business to aims to get you traction quickly ...

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Visualisation

Visualisation makes big data usable. People are inherently visual and using effective visualisation engages the pattern matching capabilities of our brain to take in information more quickly. There are a large number of organisation who have tools to help but the growth areas are in open source and start-ups. People with ‘R’ skills are in demand for this work. Visualisation leads to insight but action is then required from the insight otherwise this is trivia. This article is a follow on to my previous article on big data ...

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Microsoft Windows Azure in Australia

While the competition between enterprise grade cloud hosting platforms in Australia is rapidly on the rise it is being made increasingly difficult to know which offering is going to be best for you and your business. Now that Microsoft can offer their cloud computing platform ‘Windows Azure’ in this country as a competitive hosting environment against other industry giants such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and VMware vCloud Air it is worth looking into some of the key benefits they can offer over their rivals. Responding to the concerns of many Australian businesses and somethin...

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Infrastructure as Code

What is the job of operations and development? Most would say development builds systems and operations makes sure the environments are reliable and efficient. This creates a dichotomy as one the biggest causes of ‘breakage’ or unreliability in environments is the introduction of change, which is what required of the development teams. The other biggest cause is human error - ‘fat finger’ syndrome or just some other small mistake that has unintended consequences. However, as you may well understand, the job of both development and operations is to enable the business to achieve its goa...

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