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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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Recent DEVOPS Study by Nigel and Puppet Labs

At the DevOps Enterprise Summit in 2014 the community identified several problem areas with enterprise DevOps adoption we wanted more written guidance around, and one of them was around cultural and leadership aspects during transformation. The DevOps movement has been primarily driven by practitioners, which is why we’ve ended up with such success at the practice level. As success and awareness have risen, we’re now seen new challenges and questions around the path to success and applicability for larger organizations. Some have done this very well, others are struggling, and others yet h...

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Puppet Melbourne Camp – Diaxion a Sponsor

Diaxion is proud to be a sponsor at the up coming Puppet Camp Melbourne. Details: November 17 2015 39 S Wharf Promenade South Wharf Melbourne Look forward to seeing you there. Register today! ...

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Big Data Introduction

Intro Big Data has become one of the buzzwords of the last three years or so with Big Banks, Telco’s, Science/Research/Medical, Advertising/Marketing organisations seeming to lead the field in talking up the adoption. So what is Big Data? How is it being used? What’s available to make sense of it? This article will give some sense of what Big Data is and what it can do and what you might need. I will add another article in the future to look at some more specifics around uses and implementation. What is Big Data? So, what is Big Data? This is a bit...

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