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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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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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