Storage Optimization – Infrastructure Assessment is Vital

Storage Optimization – Infrastructure Assessment is Vital The previous article in this series explained why storage optimization is vital to competitive advantage, user and customer experience, and operational efficiency. But, before taking measures to optimize storage, it’s essential to carry out infrastructure assessment to discover, understand and document your current environment. The infrastructure assessment also … Read more

Storage Optimization – Why it Matters

Are you ready for Yottabytes? That’s a question storage experts are asking. We’ve already passed Exabytes and Zetabytes as denominations, and that just leaves one more measure of storage capacity. The question reflects the continuing boom in data growth, and it highlights the need to move storage solutions to new levels of performance and manageability. … Read more

Which Direction for SD-WAN?

Recent surveys from leading analysts highlight the continuing uptake of software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). Gartner, for example, forecasts SD-WAN to grow at 59 percent CAGR through 2021, while IDC predicts the size of the SD-WAN market to be $8.05B by 2021. The continuing growth has encouraged a large number of vendors to enter the market, with commentators estimating … Read more

Storage Migration – Major Credit Card Company

Overview Virtual Tech Gurus (VTG) helped a major credit card company refresh its data storage and migrate to new technologies. VTG developed a phased approach that enabled a fast seamless migration against an extremely tight deadline with no allowance for downtime. By using ZENfra™, our proprietary migration tool, we managed and monitored the complex change … Read more

Datacenter Transformation – Major Insurance Company

Overview Virtual Tech Gurus (VTG) helped a major insurance company transform multiple datacenters to improve support of 900 different applications and meet the needs of the business more effectively. VTG carried out an independent review and developed a phased approach that fixed recurring support failures and carried out the transformation quickly and efficiently. By using … Read more

Cloud Migration – Is it the Beginning or the End?

A recent article by McKinsey & Company, ‘Cloud adoption to accelerate IT modernization’, posed the question – is migration to the cloud a means, not an end in itself? The firm points out that many organizations are struggling to get full value from their move to the cloud, despite spending on cloud initiatives running at … Read more

Calculating the Real Benefits of Cloud Migration

Calculating the Real Benefits of Cloud Migration Moving workloads to the cloud is rarely an ad-hoc decision. Organizations put together a business case to justify their decision. But, what are the real measures of cloud migration and how should organizations calculate them? ROI Calculations Remain Essential A 2017 study by ISACA – ‘How enterprises are … Read more

Why Edge Services are Important to Successful Cloud Adoption

Businesses increasing their adoption and dependence on cloud applications and services must ensure a seamless end-to-end journey between users and their applications. However, a recent study by Forrester Research – ‘Make Edge Services an Integral Part of Your Cloud Strategy’ – found that unplanned downtime was frequently having a negative impact on user experience. Forrester … Read more

How Efficient is Your Infrastructure?

How Efficient is Your Infrastructure? Businesses considering a move to the cloud take many factors into consideration. They may want to make their operations more agile, reduce their costs, increase scalability or improve mobile and remote access to applications and services for employees and customers. In some cases, the driving factors may be closer to … Read more

What’s Holding Up Your Digital Transformation?

Digital transformation continues to be a hot topic in the boardroom and the IT department. Transformation promises a better experience for customers and staff, greater agility to meet changing business conditions and stronger competitive advantage. That has led to a forecast global spend of more than $2 billion on digital transformation initiatives. However, many organizations … Read more

April Newsletter 2018

Welcome to the April issue of the VTG newsletter. The focus on digital transformation should bring CIOs into a closer working relationship with other executives, as a recent report by Forbes found. The report highlights the potential benefits of collaboration between CIOs and CFOs. CFOs must encourage collaboration and long-term investment in digital strategies, while … Read more