Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 22, 2018 4:36 pm

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OpenStack Summit Berlin – thoughts and thanksgivings

Firstly, if you’re reading this on 22nd November 2018, Happy Thanksgiving! Here in the UK, while we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, we traditionally have celebrated the annual harvest of the crops grown during our annual Harvest Festival. This isn’t such a big occasion though – no public holidays, no parade, and no massive […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 21, 2018 8:41 am

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Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference 2018

Next week, the SUSE team will be at the Intercontinental London Hotel at the O2 for the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference. This will be a great opportunity to hear from many well-respected names within the IT community – analysts, experts and even the quite legendary Frank Abagnale, of “Catch Me […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 9, 2018 11:24 am

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Movember – grow a mo, save a bro.

Anyone who has read my blogs before will know that I usually blog about private cloud, security, software-defined infrastructure and suchlike. This is a rare diversion from the norm, about something that I’m very passionate about - Movember. The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that there has been a sudden uptick in the […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 8, 2018 10:40 am

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The SUSE Flight Crew are coming to Berlin

This week, all around the world the SUSE Flight Crew are packing their bags and getting ready to converge on CityCube, Berlin for the OpenStack Summit. We’re all very excited as it feels like we’re coming home – SUSE were founded in Germany back in 1992, and our head office remains there in […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 6, 2018 9:25 am

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The future is bright, the future is open source.

It’s fair to say that open source is an important part of many industries today. Whether you’re looking at open source server hardware, open source Linux software, open source software-defined networking, open source cloud management platforms, or even open source cola, no-one can deny that it’s everywhere now. However, with so many […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 1, 2018 10:40 am

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Internal IT – the enabler and protector of enterprise data

A recent report from McAfee has revealed that while most organisations believe they use a very modest-sounding 30 cloud services, in reality they use approximately 1,935 services, a a frankly terrifying amount. This massive disconnect has been mainly caused by the advent of Shadow IT and an ever-escalating need for business agility. With cloud […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

October 10, 2018 2:43 pm

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Clearing the (hybrid and multi-) clouds of confusion

Despite cloud computing being a generally well-accepted and used technology that has slipped into the common vernacular very easily, there is still some confusion around the different types of cloud options out there. Specifically around the concepts of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud. While some of this is due to slightly hazy marketing, largely it is […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

October 2, 2018 5:27 pm

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The Road to Invisible Infrastructure

Guest blog from John Abbott, Cofounder and Distinguished Analyst, 451 Research. Here at 451 Research, we've started using the term 'Invisible Infrastructure.' Given that analyzing the evolution and adoption of datacenter infrastructure forms the core of our research agenda, what exactly do we mean by that? Is infrastructure going away? The story of IT […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

September 25, 2018 8:48 am

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The Future of Infrastructure and the Software-Defined Organisation

The future is something that has been depicted in many ways, from cyborg law enforcement in Robocop, to George Orwell’s dystopian 1984 where every move the population makes is monitored by the government, to Roger Vadim’s Barbarella, where Jane Fonda’s eponymous character enjoyed the future very much indeed (as did the audience). […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

September 19, 2018 11:13 am

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Has the GDPR had any impact on businesses?

For those who have been living in a cave and missed all the talk of the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) over the past few years, this new regulation caused quite a stir in the lead up to its launch on May 25th 2018. Promising record fines for non-compliance up to a maximum of […]

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