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GETTING BACK TO ‘NORMAL’ There are moments when we all need a bit of inspiration — especially during these unprecedented times.  For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been looking for just that.  Last week, my 10 year old daughter … Read More

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REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST 17 YEARS Today marks a milestone in the history of our company.    On May 1st, 2003, we incorporated and together with my original partner, Glen MacDonald, we started operating as HighVail Systems; building a business … Read More

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A MONTH INTO SOCIAL ISOLATION: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED Let’s face it – we’re all stuck at home.   As the events of the global pandemic continue to unfold and we adjust to the critical measures put in place to … Read More

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ZOMBIE APPLICATIONS For many organizations, walking through their datacentre is like taking a trip back in time. Ancient systems from a bygone era dot the landscape between racks of faster, modern hardware. Approach any one of these aging systems and … Read More

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WITH IBM’S ACQUISITION OF RED HAT, COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” —George Bernard Shaw Earlier this month, IBM announced the completion of their $34B US … Read More

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THE APPLICATION IMPLICATION Unfortunately for Big Bang Theory fans everywhere, this is not another instalment of Chuck Lorre’s masterpiece. So much has been written about the short and long-term significance of IBM’s Red Hat acquisition on the hybrid cloud landscape. Speculation suggests … Read More

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HOW CUSTOMERS WILL FIND OPPORTUNITY IN IBM’S ACQUISITION OF RED HAT Since it was announced late last year, a lot has been written about the acquisition of Red Hat by IBM. The analyst community and media have reported that this … Read More

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT: VIRTUALIZATION & CONTAINERS There’s been a keen interest in Container technology and it’s interesting because containers have in fact been around for years. Overshadowed by virtualization for the last decade, containers are making a comeback with a … Read More

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BUILDING A SEPARATE DEVOPS TEAM DOESN’T MAKE SENSE There are many things in this world I just don’t understand: why do spaceships always meet head on at the same level in space movies; how can you tell when blue cheese … Read More

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ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER LEAK With all the press and buzz in the market around security breaches, data leaks and general privacy concerns, we thought it appropriate and timely to give a little background as to why these seem to occur so often. Since we’re … Read More