Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

December 12, 2019 1:54 pm

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The total cost of software-defined storage

In the current economic climate, the cost of everything is often closely examined to be sure we’re not paying too much. However, many focus on just the cost of acquisition – the capital expenditure – as opposed to looking at the bigger picture - the total cost of ownership, or TCO. In the world […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

December 6, 2019 5:04 pm

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Change is the new normal

Last week SUSE were at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference in London’s historic Docklands. In addition to exhibiting, talking about how SUSE can make open source solutions easier and giving out hundreds of cuddly chameleons to eager attendees, my colleague Imogen Ashcroft and I gave a presentation that looked at […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

December 3, 2019 10:38 am

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Giving Tuesday 2019

As today is Giving Tuesday, and also three days since the end of Movember, I wanted to take a few moments to look back at Movember 2019, and share some thoughts about giving. Movember 2019 As my previous blog outlined, this year was the 14th that I’ve supported the Movember Foundation by growing a […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 25, 2019 10:44 am

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Cephalocon Gangnam Style

The most eagerly awaited event in the open source software-defined storage calendar is without a doubt Cephalocon. In 2019, the Ceph community came to Barcelona, but it was recently announced that in March 2020, Cephalocon is coming to Seoul, South Korea! All about Seoul Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, and […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 19, 2019 10:00 am

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Forrester Cloud Predictions for 2020

Recently, Forrester released a report, which set out the five ways cloud computing will change in 2020. TechRepublic produced an excellent writeup of the report, which made for very interesting reading. The predictions cover a few key areas - the first looks at IBM and Oracle, suggesting that they will shift away from the cloud […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 6, 2019 11:44 am

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Find your cloud strategy in London

In a few short weeks’ time, team SUSE will be packing our bags and heading to London’s Docklands for the annual Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategy Summit. If you’ve not heard of or been to this event before, it’s full of infrastructure and operations professionals and executives all looking to […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

November 1, 2019 3:54 pm

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Review SUSE Enterprise Storage and get a $25 visa gift card

With a plethora of holidays and festivals like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saint Nicholas Day and Christmas looming ever larger on the horizon, it is inevitable that our thoughts of a software-defined nirvana may start to turn instead towards shopping. These holidays can become quite expensive, so wouldn't it be nice to find a way of […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

October 28, 2019 7:03 am

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Movember 2019

This year will be my fourteenth year sporting a spiffing piece of facial furniture for the month formerly known as November, as I strive to raise awareness of and funds for men’s health causes. If you’re not familiar with Movember, it’s a global charity that focuses solely on men’s health. It […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

October 22, 2019 10:00 am

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Digital Transformation – it’s dead, Jim?

Digital transformation is not a new phrase in our lexicon, it’s something that feels as though it’s been a part of business language for many years. It’s very easy to make the assumption that because we’ve been talking about it for such a long time, surely everyone’s done it by […]

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Matthew Johns
By: Matthew Johns

September 30, 2019 10:12 am

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Upgrading OpenStack

In a previous blog, I wrote about the complexities of setting up OpenStack, with a specific focus on networking. One of the key things to think about once you’ve implemented your OpenStack private cloud is keeping it up to date. No-one likes having to upgrade their systems, particularly when you’re looking at […]

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