Dan Frith

Dan has almost 20 years of IT infrastructure experience across the government, managed services and integrator sectors. For the last 15 years, Dan has been working with various data centre technologies specifically focused on storage and virtualisation. Dan’s area of expertise and key strengths are storage, data protection, virtualisation, hyperconverged infrastructure, client delivery and stakeholder engagement. Dan currently works as a Cloud Product Architect in the Global Products team of a major Australian telecommunications company, developing solutions that leverage their private cloud capability and extensive technical footprint.


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Syslog – The Blue-collar Worker of the Data Center


Striking a balance between good visibility into infrastructure events and too much noise is difficult. I’ve worked in plenty of enterprise environments where multiple tools are deployed (often covering the same infrastructure elements) to monitor for critical infrastructure events. They are frequently deployed with …


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Networks Systems

SNMP – It’s Not a Trap!


The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) has been a key part of managing network devices in the data center for some time. It really is a pretty simple protocol to work with (hence the name), and I think it’s underrated as a key tool …


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This is a Disaster! Knowing When to Call It


Disasters come in many forms. I’ve walked in on my daughters when they were younger and doing craft things in their bedroom and said “this is a disaster!” When it comes to serious events though, most people think of natural disasters, like floods or …