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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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Database as a Service : Delivering a first class solution

Posted by Stefan Haase | 26 Jan 2015, 10:34 AM

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In the follow-up to his blog looking at Oracle's philosophy and how Redcentric mirrors it to provide our own first rate Database-as-a-Service solution, Stefan Haase now looks at the differentiators that sets Redcentric apart from the competition and is resulting in serious interest from Government departments and the wider public sector.

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From virtual to reality: what you need to know about persistent and non persistent virtual desktops

Posted by Stefan Haase | 20 Jan 2015, 09:49 AM

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With the use of virtualised desktop environments (VDI) growing year on year, Stefan Haase looks at why they are an attractive proposition for IT departments, what the differences between the two approaches to virtual desktop environments are and, most importantly, how you can decide which is the best option for your organisation.

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Database as a Service : Learning from Oracle's philosophy

Posted by Stefan Haase | 14 Jan 2015, 12:21 PM

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In the first of a series of blogs, Redcentric's Stefan Haase looks at Oracle's journey to becoming IT giants and their current ongoing success of their engineered systems approach by delivering an optimised, maximum performance system. Stefan looks at Oracle's philosophy and how Redcentric has done the same for their own DBaaS solution.

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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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Cloud myth number 1: no-one puts critical data in the Cloud

Posted by Stefan Haase | 2 Jun 2014, 12:03 PM

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Over the course of a series of blogs, our cloud expert aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding the cloud. In the first blog Stefan Haase looks at the myth that businesses don’t use the cloud to store their “critical data”.

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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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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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Did you know? Interesting data and storage facts

Posted by Stefan Haase | 12 Jun 2013, 14:19 PM

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Stefan Haase shares some of the more interesting data storage and server facts he has uncovered throughout his time with Redcentric. Uncovering the shelf-life of a server, as well as the current rate of data growth, Stefan also offers his opinion on what these statistics mean for the future of IT departments.

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Your essential Cloud checklist

Posted by Stefan Haase | 3 Jun 2013, 14:32 PM

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Stefan Haase offers valuable insight into the aspects of Cloud computing that often go unconsidered when organisations begin planning their hosted solution. Covering topics such as network connections and migration logistics, Stefan discusses what to consider and why, ahead of a move to the Cloud.

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A guide to public, private and hybrid Clouds

Posted by Stefan Haase | 1 May 2013, 14:49 PM

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In response to one of the most commonly asked Cloud questions, Stefan Haase explains the difference between public, private and hybrid Cloud solutions, discussing the infrastructure itself as well as the merits of each. Covering issues such as security, compliance and scalability, Stefan’s guide to Cloud types clears up an often-misunderstood realm of computing.

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Aligning business and the IT department

Posted by Stefan Haase | 26 Apr 2013, 14:55 PM

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Stefan Haase reflects on the recurring theme of a perceived misalignment between the objectives of the IT department . Drawing on previous customer interactions, Stefan discusses his belief that the IT department and the business should be working towards the same mutual goals, touching on the role of communication in achieving this.

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Technology and the aging population

Posted by Stefan Haase | 5 Mar 2013, 16:09 PM

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Though technology is ordinarily associated with the young, the aging population of the nation means that such advancements will no longer remain solely a part of youth culture. In addressing the problems caused by an aging population, technological and IT advances will be key players in our adaptation strategy.

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Five questions to ask your Cloud provider

Posted by Stefan Haase | 20 Feb 2013, 16:34 PM

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A recent survey found that an overwhelming majority of IT decision makers are frustrated by the chore of finding a Cloud service provider. If recent events have taught us nothing else, it is that an open line of communication between Cloud provider and end-user is more important than ever. Before virtualising, it is important to find out as much information as you can about the provider. With that in mind, we have come up with 5 key questions to ask your provider before you commit to their services.

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Beware fake clouds

Posted by Stefan Haase | 6 Feb 2013, 16:49 PM

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On the back of my recent blog from the Cloud Expo, I discuss the rising number of ‘fake Cloud’ offerings being proposed to CIOs, along with how to identify and avoid this potential hazard. Without paying due attention to the merits of your Cloud, your business could be at risk. It’s not only finding a resilient, secure Cloud that is a concern to CIOs. I recently read a survey that reported that an overwhelming majority are frustrated by the chore of finding a solution which utilises a genuine Cloud, and is not simply a traditional hosting service given a more pleasing title.

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Cloud Expo sees focus on security and hybrid cloud

Posted by Stefan Haase | 31 Jan 2013, 17:00 PM

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This week, I attended the annual Cloud Expo, which saw around 3000 IT experts and professionals gather to exhibit and discuss the latest developments in Cloud technology. It was apparent from this year’s show that Cloud computing is migrating to becoming a more mainstream offering. Fewer companies were using acronyms such as IaaS, PaaS or SaaS, but rather Private Cloud, Managed Cloud Services or Managed Application Services.

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Amazon Cloud outage causes Christmas Eve commotion

Posted by Stefan Haase | 2 Jan 2013, 17:37 PM

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The latest outage affecting Amazon’s Cloud service has again prompted debate about the Cloud’s resilience. While this debate will continue into 2013, can businesses afford to wait for an outage affecting mission-centric platforms and software before weighing up the benefits of low hosting costs against the drawbacks of commercial losses?

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Why the Cloud doesnt necessarily mean thunder

Posted by Stefan Haase | 24 Dec 2012, 14:16 PM

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In this blog our Cloud expert looks at why, despite industry giants such as HP increasing their portfolio of Cloud services, many businesses are still reluctant to make the move into the Cloud.

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When is a productivity suite not a productivity suite?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 14 Dec 2012, 17:43 PM

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Google Apps announced this week that it would start charging for its Cloud-based productivity suite. Though the meagre sum of £3 per user per month may seem manageable to many organisations, this change comes at a time when Google’s services have already been called into question.

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The US Patriot Act and your data – is it safe?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 7 Nov 2012, 17:46 PM

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The US Patriot Act was set up in the aftermath to the horrific 9/11 attacks. The act facilitates the US government in its gathering of foreign intelligence about possible national and international terrorist attacks. There has been a lot of controversy about the implementation of the Patriot Act, with the US government using the act to collect documents and data with remote or highly speculative links to terrorism.

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