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Database as a Service: What sets us apart from our competitors?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 9 Feb 2015, 11:48 AM

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In the final blog of this series, Redcentric's Stefan Haase looks what sets Redcentric's proposition apart from the competition. From those at the top of the company to the staff out there delivering our services to customers, Stefan explains why Redcentric can back up our claim of being truly "customer-centric".

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What will be big in 2015

Posted by Simon Michie | 23 Dec 2014, 10:48 AM

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As the New Year approaches Simon Michie, CTO of Redcentric, looks at his predictions for the enterprise IT industry during 2015. He reflects briefly on some of the technology that saw an increased uptake during 2014 that he feels may also have a pivotal role during 2015 as well.

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For now and into the future: what our customers learnt at the Redcentric Symposium

Posted by Simon Michie | 18 Dec 2014, 13:53 PM

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Following the huge success of the recent Redcentric Symposium event held in London, Simon Michie reflects on some of the key sessions held by our technology partners throughout the day. With topics ranging from the Internet of Things to Data Security, Simon looks at what the future holds for Redcentric's customers.

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The rise of DRaaS

Posted by Stefan Haase | 1 Dec 2014, 16:24 PM

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In this blog, Stefan Haase explains how Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can help customers avoid the headache of getting their business back up and running in the event of a data loss. He explains how tailored Cloud services can protect against the whole stack to provide a 'pay as you go' DR service.

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How SMEs can unlock the public sector’s collaborative future

Posted by Mark Hall | 19 Nov 2014, 09:22 AM

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There is so much more potential for IT as an enabler in the Public Sector. However, even if the government is ready to move away from its traditional ‘silo’ mindset, the IT infrastructure isn’t. The advent of G-Cloud and the government's Cloud first strategy has allowed SMEs to compete for public sector contracts. This has not only driven competition, which can only be good for the government, but the resulting move to Cloud services offers the benefits of improved agility and the flexibility to share data and collaborate more effectively.

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Seeing through the fog

Posted by Simon Michie | 9 Sep 2014, 17:48 PM

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As the term 'fog computing' enters the computing industry our Head of Cloud, Simon Michie, takes a looks at what it means. As the Internet of Things (IoT) increase should data processing be taken by the devices around the network edge or within the Cloud? What challenges do businesses face by these new issues and how can fog computing be used to their advantage to resolve these issues.

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Organisations need to consider the full cloud lifecycle

Posted by Simon Michie | 28 Aug 2014, 12:40 PM

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In his latest blog, Simon Michie, Head of Cloud, discusses the importance in considering the entire cloud lifecycle when a business is looking at migrating to cloud services. Simon also looks at what can be done by Cloud Service Providers to support clients from the beginning to the end of their cloud journey.

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Cloud standards: Are they really a big issue when considering a move to the cloud?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 6 Aug 2014, 11:47 AM

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As the number of cloud standards grows Redcentric's cloud expert, Stefan Haase, gives his thoughts on some of the key standards cloud providers should adhere to as well as asking if this growing number of standards denotes a change in cloud technology.

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Networks of every flavour

Posted by Sean Paxton | 31 Jul 2014, 18:03 PM

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In his latest blog, Sean Paxton explains why managed network services should be treated as more than just an 'IT commodity' as well the importance of having a full and precise understanding of what the client requirements are.

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Why CIO heads are very much in the Cloud

Posted by Simon Michie | 17 Jul 2014, 11:15 AM

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Following a recent survey by Deloitte, Simon Michie reflects on how IT services are perceived within businesses and the impact on the growing up take of Cloud will increase innovation to drive added-value services. Simon looks at the CIO’s role within the boardroom and how they are using technology to drive innovation and gain a competitive edge.

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Cloud migration – what every CIO should know

Posted by Simon Michie | 9 Jul 2014, 16:36 PM

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Although the cloud has been around for a while, cloud services are still an unknown entity for some who may have only dipped their toes in the water. Once the CIO has completed the analysis for the proof of concept, done the RIO analysis and the risk assessment, then the governance reporting, and when they’re confident that the cloud is the next step to deliver IT services – what’s next? It’s now time to get ready to migrate.

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Cloud contingency planning – head to the middle of the road

Posted by Simon Michie | 14 Feb 2014, 12:12 PM

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Another week, and another Cloud provider goes out of business. OK, so I am being a little over dramatic, it has been a while since the last high profile closure. However, the importance of have contingency plans in place just in case your Cloud provider suddenly disappears should not be ignored.

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When quality of service is up in the clouds

Posted by Simon Michie | 7 Feb 2014, 12:27 PM

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When we talk to new or potential customers, quality of service is always at the top of the list when discussing a move into the Cloud. In many cases they have put some of their apps or compute resources into the public cloud as a test and it’s failed to deliver on the service levels they require.

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Cloud Trends for 2014

Posted by Stefan Haase | 3 Feb 2014, 12:05 PM

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Stefan Haase reflects on his recent webcast on Cloud trends for 2014. Looking at the current economic climate and the impact of new Cloud technology on businesses, Stefan looks at what we can expect from the Cloud computing industry over the next coming year.

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Looking back to look forward

Posted by Simon Michie | 9 Jan 2014, 12:37 PM

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As we take our first steps into 2014, it seemed a good time to stop and reflect a little. We live in a world where the pace of change is accelerating and what seemed impossible a few years ago is not only possible but happening now, and in some cases already embedded in our daily lives.

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Main driver for Cloud shifting from cost reduction to agility

Posted by Stefan Haase | 8 Nov 2013, 12:08 PM

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I’ve always believed that the superior agility that the Cloud can offer organisations is its key benefit. Service Providers often push the cost reductions that it offers, but I’ve always been of the opinion that the ability to quickly develop, deploy and scale innovation to build competitive advantage is far more appealing to business than just cost reduction. It would appear that Gartner’s recent survey has found the same.

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SMEs: how to kick start your Cloud adventure

Posted by Simon Michie | 6 Sep 2013, 12:57 PM

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The cloud can offer SMEs access to technology that they could not hope to own and operate themselves. But organisations looking at adopting the cloud for the first time should spend time looking at the business implications and deciding on the right approach.

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Does big mean better?

Posted by Simon Michie | 30 Aug 2013, 12:59 PM

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The news that UKFast intends to launch the UK’s biggest cloud service highlights that we’re about to enter a new stage of maturity in the industry. UKFast claim that its £12million eCloud infrastructure will provide the UK with its first elastic cloud service to rival US based services from the likes of Amazon and Rackspace.

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Is your data centre fit for the Cloud? The importance of data centre upgrades

Posted by James Odom | 15 Aug 2013, 13:39 PM

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James Odom, Cloud Product Specialist at Redcentric, reflects on the results of a recent industry survey into data centre upgrades and infrastructure suitability. James outlines the business case for regular infrastructure updates, given their ability to generate IT cost savings, while also using his expertise to shed light on where to start.

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Firecontrol procurement failure: lessons for the public sector

Posted by Peter Nailer | 9 Aug 2013, 13:42 PM

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Peter Nailer, Bid Manager at Redcentric, discusses the highly-publicised shortcomings of the Fire Service’s attempts to unify its infrastructure. With many citing the cause of the problem as insufficient procurement knowledge, Peter offers insight into public sector procurement best practice, also identifying lessons to be learned from the project’s failings.

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