Ruairi is a technical individual with over 14 years experience in the IT industry, and likes to think of himself as a “jack of all trades.” With experience in everything from networking, security, end user compute, and enterprise application deployments, as well as dabbling in the cloud, he’s happy discussing many different areas within modern IT architecture. Ruairi’s current main focus is with storage products and associated software, and understanding their associated strengths and weaknesses. He currently enjoys working with the reseller community within the U.K. channel to make sure they have all the necessary technical skill sets to improve and differentiate their business.


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5 Ansible Playbook Steps to Success

January 8, 2020

There are many configuration management, deployment, and orchestration tools available, ranging from open-source tools to automation engines. Ansible is one such software stack available to cover all the bases, and seems to be gaining more traction by the day. In this post, we’ll look …






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Getting the On-Prem Part of Hybrid Cloud Right

March 20, 2019

In my previous articles, I’ve looked at the challenges and decisions people face when undertaking digital transformation and transitioning to a hybrid cloud model of IT operation. Whether it’s using public cloud infrastructure or changing operations to leverage containers and microservices, we all know …


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21st Century Application Development

March 7, 2019

There’s a revolution underway with application deployment, and you may or may not be aware of it. We’re seeing a move by businesses to adopt technology the large public cloud providers have been using for many years, and that trend is only going to …



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To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

February 11, 2019

There’s a question I’m sure is keeping some IT managers and CTOs up at night. How do you know when it’s right to move a workload to the cloud? And when you finally make the decision to migrate, how do you choose the best location for …


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