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Tuning up for DevOps

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 25 Apr 2017, 09:31 AM

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As more businesses look to take on a DevOps approach to increase agility and development processes we discuss what DevOps is, how businesses are transforming their performance from taking up this mindset and how that is being translated into IT processes.

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What should businesses be investing in during 2017?

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 21 Dec 2016, 14:05 PM

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Whether you are a business owner, an IT professional or a consumer, it is difficult not to be excited by developments across the tech industry in the year ahead after 2016 saw major developments from driverless cars to artificial intelligence. In this blog Redcentric's Jonathan Birch outlines the areas of technology businesses should be looking to invest in over the coming year.

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How a disaster recovery plan could save retailers

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 29 Nov 2016, 11:16 AM

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In an age when technology is at the forefront of the retail customer experience, once a retailer suffers an IT failure, reputation can be damaged to the point of no return. Jonathan Birch explains why it is vital for retailers to not only review and update their IT infrastructure on a regular basis, but to have a solid Disaster Recovery plan in place to futureproof its IT infrastructure and, more importantly, it's reputation, against all unexpected incidents.

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Law firms must overcome data management and security fears

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 8 Jul 2016, 11:11 AM

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There are many benefits to the legal sector taking a paperless approach when it comes to storing data. However, as recent research revealed, 29% of legal firms still saw digital data storage and security as a major business challenge. Outside of the legal sector, hybrid cloud solutions help many businesses overcome their anxieties towards cloud data storage and this blog explains why a hybrid solution along with proper staff training and constant security reviews should help the legal sector overcome those same issues.

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In-house, In-Cloud, In-data-centre or hybrid – which way to go?

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 14 Jun 2016, 16:04 PM

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Today businesses are left with a range of options on how to host their IT systems. Jonathan Birch, our head of infrastructure services, looks at the choices, the benefits and disadvantages of each of the hosting options.

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Just because you can't see it…

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 13 May 2016, 10:20 AM

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Redcentric's customers expect a high standard of service but this takes time, money and effort to ensure the infrastructure used to deliver our solutions is of the highest standard. This blog argues that, while it is fine to expect a high-standard of service, it is just as important to remember the commitment, investment and hard work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure the service remains at an on-going high standard.

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The best of both clouds: why we've launched a secure connection to the public cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 4 Mar 2016, 16:54 PM

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Recent research by Redcentric showed that a large number of organisations still have concerns about integrating on-premise with public cloud. This blog explains how Redcentric have created a more manageable approach to hybrid cloud simplifying the process whilst increasing control and visibility for IT departments.

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Safety in numbers

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 11 Jan 2016, 17:23 PM

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At Redcentric we’re being increasingly asked about the differences between shared and dedicated IaaS solutions. In this blog Jonathan Birch looks at the two hosting services, the differences and how resources are assigned in a shared environment.

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MS Office 364 not 365

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 22 Dec 2015, 11:09 AM

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Recent outages affecting both Microsoft Azure and it's Office suite not only highlighted the risk of relying on the public cloud for critical applications and data but also the risk and impact of having no form of failover solution. In this blog, Jonathan Birch discusses the use of public cloud by major organisations and why IT managers need to consider the wider impact in the event of an outage.

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Insuring your future with Cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 8 Dec 2015, 10:20 AM

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When Cloud and Cloud services first started to appear on the IT landscape it was heralded as the future for businesses. A few years later and, now the hysteria and hype has died down, a common question being asked is 'will you move everything to the Cloud?". With many organisations reluctant to move fully into the Cloud, this blog looks at how a hybrid solution is a more common sense approach to getting the best out of the Cloud.

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O ye of little faith in cloud security

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 10 Sep 2015, 10:38 AM

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After Gartner’s recent ‘Top 10 Cloud Myths’ post Jonathan Birch looks at his experience with the attitudes of customers moving to the Cloud and enterprises’ thoughts on Cloud security. This blog discusses the considerations that an organisation should make when a business decides to move to Cloud services.

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DRaaS: why disaster recovery is no longer the preserve of the rich

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 1 Sep 2015, 13:13 PM

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As demand put on technology to support business operations increases have you ever thought about what would happen in the event of a disaster to allow your business to keep operating? In this blog Jonathan Birch looks at how Cloud has enabled disaster recovery as a service, making business continuity possible for any business.

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Taking the pain out of data storage for legal firms

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 10 Aug 2015, 14:49 PM

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Jonathan Birch looks at the daily aggravations organisations and specifically the legal sector are having with data storage. With multiple concerns including reliability of backups, data security and storage as well as the increasing costs along with data growth, Jonathan discusses how organisations can safely manage their data as well as costs.

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Delivering a cloud strategy: what you need to know

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 24 Jun 2015, 15:08 PM

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In the second of the series of blogs that take you through your journey to the cloud, here Product Manager of Infrastructure and Data Services Jonathan Birch looks at the steps you need to take when it comes to delivering your cloud strategy.

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Opening up the cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 26 May 2015, 11:53 AM

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With a positive reaction from the market to news that VMware is now supporting open source software, this blog looks at how enterprises will not only benefit from the innovations taking place but also how the developments will increase competition and encourage further innovation within this area.

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Storage and security are still the key issues in the cloud computing landscape

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 13 Jul 2012, 14:55 PM

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So what is happening in the world of many Clouds? Everything is becoming virtualised or optimised, but where are the real bottlenecks, and what are the key issues in this ever changing mobile world?

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