Ian is a Technology Solutions Specialist for virtualization specialist SITS Group in northeast England. He has 11 years’ experience in the IT industry, with a focus on virtualization technologies for the last 8 years.

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Networks Systems

Old Tech, New Name?

January 17, 2020

The marketing machines of today often paint new technologies to suggest they’re the best thing since sliced bread. Sometimes though, the new products are just a rehash of an existing technology. In this blog post, I’ll look at some of these. As some of …


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Say Kubernetes One More Time, I Dare You

December 20, 2019

Introduction OK, so the title is hardly original, apologies. But it does highlight the buzz for Kubernetes still out there not showing any signs of going away anytime soon. Let’s start with a description of what Kubernetes is: Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, open-source …


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How to Configure an Office 365 Tenant

December 11, 2019

Introduction I’m going to look at the basic steps required for setting up an Office 365 tenant. There are a few ways you can purchase Office 365. There’s the good old credit card on a monthly subscription, bought directly from Microsoft. This is the …


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Meh, CapEx

November 6, 2019

Do you remember the good old days when you saved up your hard-earned cash to buy the shiny thing you’d been longing for? You know, like that Betamax player, the TV with the lovely wood veneer surround, or a Chevrolet Corvair? What happened to …


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Is Cloud-Agnostic Even a Thing?

July 19, 2019

Before we can examine if cloud-agnostic is a thing, we must understand what it is in the first place. There are a multitude of opinions on this matter, but from my standpoint, being cloud-agnostic is about being able to run a given workload on …