INTSIGHTS – The latest in Cyber Threat Intelligence

As we see an increase in cyber security attacks across the globe and we encounter more and more reactive tasks and actions based on these malicious attacks, we must ask ourselves what can we do to make ourselves less reactive and more proactive in the modern world of cyber security. With this in mind I was recently asked to review the “Active Directory integration” capabilities from an external threat intelligence protection platform from “IntSights“. But before we start to lift the hood on the product lets find out who IntSights are, what services they offer in the fight against the […]

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Kemp Introduces Enhanced Network Telemetry within LoadMaster Load Balancer

This weekend I’ve spent some time reviewing some cool releases and I came across this release from Kemp, where they have added network telemetry to their already impressive Load Balancer offering. This caught my eye for several reasons as it not only allows for traffic going via the load balancer to be handed off to a collector but combines network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) capabilities to the already impressive Flowmon product line with the Kemp LoadMaster Load balancer. Combining the above offerings improves on visibility into your networks allowing your support functions to know what is actually happening on […]

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Oracle Community RoundTable

Using VMware in the Public Cloud – Oracle Community RoundTable – January 2021 Things are definitely strange at the moment and with #LockDownNo3 in full effect within the UK, this does give us some time to reflect and catch up on some great technology events, I’d like to kick start my 2021 blogging with a great webinar from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, with a Roundtable event with vExperts from across Europe and the Middle East on Using VMware in the Public Cloud. This event was hosted by John Troyer (Principal Product Manager – Oracle) and Thom Greene (Principal Cloud Solutions Architect – Oracle), […]

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DIY COVID19 BAR

Hello there so 2020 wasn’t what any of us expected, the whole world went into LOCKDOWN and everything came to a standstill, with home working and home schooling becoming the norm, so after several discussions with the CFO (Wife), we decided to make some changes to the garden by introducing something different  “Our very own BAR”. So I thought I’d share some notes on how we took on this project and how we achieved and opened “The Drunken Monkey”. Requirements Here goes the list of what we believe the requirements were with the one constraint when we started this project. […]

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DIY – Ice Bucket Table

Hi I thought I’d share my DIY projects during these troublesome times so here goes to my 1st DIY project of COVID-19. The idea We purchased 4 seats that had the requirement for a small table, but we also had requirements for an Ice Bucket to keep the drinks chilled, ta da Brain wave……. Let’s make a Ice Bucket Table So the project begins one lovely Saturday morning after painting the fence and having a plastic paint bucket left over, so the hunt is on what else do I need to make an Ice bucket table. A plastic bucket A […]

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Kemp 360 Application Experience

Kemp 360 Application Experience (AX) Fabric Kemp have recently re-branded from “KEMP Technologies” to be simply KEMP and have a modern way to load balance your applications, in this post I’m going to provide an overview of their latest product which supports hundreds of use cases across any combination of platform types, including physical, virtual, cloud, or multi-cloud environments. The Kemp 360 Application Experience (AX) Fabric is an elastic and infinitely scalable application delivery and load balancing interconnect. The Kemp 360 AX Fabric combines best-in-class load balancing, centralized management and predictive analytics to enable customers to deliver an optimal application […]

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Zerto 7 is GA

Zerto 7 Release On Tuesday, April 16th Zerto announced the official release of Zerto 7 for general availability their new Zerto 7.0 IT Resilience Platform. Zerto 7 is designed for an era of application complexity and cloud adoption. Zerto 7.0 replaces periodic backup with continuous data protection combined with powerful journaling technology for both short-term and long-term data retention. This release converges disaster recovery, backup and cloud mobility into a single platform. Zerto 7 solves today’s digital business needs for continuous IT and Business Operations by addressing key customer challenges such as complexity, slow recovery speeds and lengthy backup windows, […]

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