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Azure Stack: Coming to a data center near you

Most IT organizations are already sold on the value of public cloud. It offers greater IT agility than traditional on-premise data centers and provides a foundation for innovation throughout the business. One of the growing challenges with increasingly complex hybrid environments is the lack of an integrated single point of support to enable hybrid workload […]

Comment mettre l’entreprise en marche avec un projet collaboratif

Par Mattis Vimard, Consultant Digital Strategy Les technologies collaboratives permettent à l’entreprise de mettre à disposition de ses salariés des moyens de communication multicanaux généralement rassemblés dans un environnement « cloud ». L’usage quotidien des mails, de la messagerie instantanée, des visioconférences, des réseaux sociaux ou autres applications professionnelles en est ainsi facilité. Mais le […]

Azure, availability zones, and stability

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Generally speaking, a public cloud is more stable than your private servers. After all, in a typical public cloud data center, there are hundreds of thousands of servers. When one server goes down, or even if a few dozen do, it’s no big deal. But, as Murphy’s law dictates: “Anything that can go wrong will […]

CFOs are saving millions by moving to consumption-based IT models

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Flexible consumption-based IT models offer organisations a smart way to access new technology on a pay-per-use basis. By transitioning to a consumption-based model, organisations are saving millions in IT costs and experiencing ongoing YOY savings. Furthermore, transparent rates and pay-per-use pricing makes forecasting future IT expenditure easier and moves IT from a cost centre to […]

Federal government spending on cloud down in 2017. Wait, what?

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After several years of steady growth in federal government spending on cloud, we’re seeing the trend reverse in 2017. Depending on your source, federal government spending on cloud will contract 10-17% this year. Wait, what? How does this make sense given the strong growth of cloud consumption in the commercial sector? Has government lost the […]

Self-paid cloud migration: Releasing capital from ageing infrastructure

Keeping pace with today’s digitised business environment is an ongoing challenge for most organisations. In order to stay relevant, IT needs to innovate rapidly and respond to almost constant business and technological changes. While the rise of cloud computing solutions has enabled many organisations to transform digitally and to adopt more agile ways of doing […]

Three distinguishing characteristics of modern on-premises cloud platforms

A critical component of the hybrid cloud platform is establishing an on-premises or private cloud to bridge the gap between traditional IT delivery and a public cloud, for workloads that can benefit from a cloud delivery model but need to remain on-premises. The private cloud helps ensure the public cloud is exploited for appropriate workloads […]

Utility computing: Revealing the true cost of IT

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Consider for a moment how you consume utilities such as water or electricity. You turn on a tap or flick a switch and pay for the units you consume. You don’t need to think about where your power or water comes from. It’s just there, waiting for you to use it in unlimited supply, on […]

DXC Agility Platform 11.0 Released

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It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of the 11.0 version of the Agility Platform!  The team has been heads down working on this release for many months and have come through with a release.  Below is a summary of the new/improved features and I invite you to review the release notes […]

Cloud adoption: The good design decisions that will get you there faster

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New businesses are often created with agility at their core. Many are already taking advantage of cloud technology and understand its impact on growth and relevancy. For other organizations, adopting cloud computing can be a much bigger challenge. How do these organizations accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and how can they do it in […]