Networking

Administrator 09/28/2022

IT infrastructure has been evolving recently, prompted by the changing IT environments forced on users by the pandemic. Hyper convergent infrastructures (“HCI”) had been evolving since the millennium with the start of the explosion in virtualisation.   In short, HCI is an IT Infrastructure that is a combination of servers and storage that consolidates new and […]

Administrator 07/21/2022

The security and reliability of an organisation’s IT infrastructure is critical for business operations. Most businesses with a mature IT infrastructure often have an assortment of equipment and software from different suppliers. A lack of standardisation can complicate day-to-day operations and the development of new systems. It adds costs and complexity to IT Services even […]

Administrator 05/16/2022

One of the perennial IT Infrastructure problems network managers faces is the cost of deploying and managing the network infrastructure.  The component parts of the IT Infrastructure like switches, and routers all need to be configured before installation. IT Infrastructure management takes time and resources and hence cost.   As an example, if an equipment failure […]

Administrator 04/15/2022

Over the last two years or so, many organisations have moved to the Cloud, often outsourcing the IT operations to a managed service provider (“MSP”).   The extent of the outsourcing will depend on the arrangements with the MSP, but will always involve two distinct elements, management of the local and remote IT Infrastructure: Full outsourcing […]

Administrator 04/04/2022

Reliance on legacy IT infrastructure is holding back many organizations and preventing them from reaching their business potential. It is also a major hindrance to digital transformation. Ripping out and replacing the existing IT infrastructure is not the easy answer. It’s a lot more complicated than that. A big part of the problem is that […]

Administrator 10/06/2021

The pandemic and the subsequent changes in the business environment has, for many, moved them from bricks-and-mortar outlets to e-commerce as their prime source of income. This has meant that the organisation’s Web presence is key to its business strategy. In turn, the management of their web presence and the associated IT infrastructure becomes vital.   […]

Administrator 06/05/2021

Because of the pandemic, what were business development strategies have now become survival strategies. Many businesses have moved to cloud-based e-commerce solutions to offset the loss of bricks-and-mortar trade. They envisage cost savings, improvements in service levels, and an increased ability to incorporate new technologies into their existing infrastructure. Cloud Solutions can be used in-house […]

Administrator 05/06/2021

In both the in-house and managed service provider (“MSP”) environments, managing and monitoring performance is a key task.  Every IT department should have a performance monitoring strategy. In a typical IT environment, the service that a customer receives is dependent on: Server performance, measured by a server monitor; The overall server performance is defined by […]

Administrator 03/08/2021

A well-configured, performant network is essential to all organisations. In the new world of companies relying on e-commerce as their prime source of income, having IT networking systems available and responsive to customers is an absolute necessity. Linux is the most used IT networking environment with between 80% and 90% of all internet servers running […]

Administrator 09/07/2020

Back in the day, network management was a resource-hungry tedious process.  Network topology and equipment configuration was manual, usually through a command-line interface.  Today, with ever-more complex networks supporting more types of traffic, there isn’t the luxury of time for box-by-box network configuration and management. The current move to Software-Defined Networks (“SDN”), with the ultimate […]