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Troubleshooting: Migrating an on Premises VM to the Public Cloud

When migrating an on premises VM to the public cloud, moving the virtual machines is the easy part. Getting the applications fully functional is the challenge.  Read more…

3 steps to take before you write that Cloud Services Proposal. . .

Actually, four steps: the first being to acknowledge that you are going to market for a disruptive technology.  Bringing Cloud into your IT structure requires a deeper analysis of your organisation and business needs than previous innovations.   Relying on vendors to recommend appropriate solutions may cause you to overlook some crucial gaps. It may lead you to choose the wrong combination of offerings or even the wrong provider. Read more…

Troubleshooting : vCenter Upgrade/Migrate Procedure

“Some of the most critical services for organisations running virtualised services are the vCenter or Hyper-V hosts themselves, “ says  James, our virtualisation expert, who recently helped a major organisation upgrade/migrate its vCenter, successfully.  But it was not without its challenges.  He explains: Read more…

A fresh approach to disaster recovery

Nowadays, disaster recovery starts with understanding your workload and application priorities, and any changes to your infrastructure. It means taking a whole-of-business view that considers business critical information availability and sets the recovery speeds and data loss timeframes. Don’t just replicate everything. Approach disaster recovery selectively to ensure business continuity and value for money. Read more…

Strategic leadership in times of digital disruption

Often our clients tell us they are moving to Cloud to save money – and in many cases that will be the outcome. However, Cloud will not be cheaper if you are underutilising your virtual environments or putting workloads in the Cloud that shouldn’t be there. Successful Cloud strategies begin with careful assessment and planning.

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Know your strengths

How can an organisation ensure that its IT projects or transformation will be a success? Our most important advice boils down to this: Know Your Strengths. This is just good business advice in general, and it absolutely applies to any significant change projects, IT implementations, transformations, cloud strategies and other business technology projects.
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A healthy and efficient virtual environment

IT solutions, software, cloud services … none of these should be considered “set it and forget it” implementations. We recommend regular IT health checks to ensure your organisation is getting the most out of its investment and staying current with the latest changes in technology. Read more…

Could you be your own Cloud Broker?

When your organisation needs to make a decision about a public cloud provider – whether that be for all your cloud services or on a service-by-service basis – you want to make sure you’re selecting the right platform on which to host your application or workload. You need to look at things like performance, accessibility, security, support, Service Level Agreements and of course cost. Why not retain control and be your own Cloud Broker? Read more…

Universities using Envisian services and expertise

Envisian expertise has been recognised, recently, by the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT). This places us in an excellent position to help universities and research organisations plan the next steps in the evolution of their information technology – be it Cloud or on-premises solutions – and to provide the engineering and architecture knowledge to resolve technology challenges. Read more…

Shadow IT

At our recent Above the Cloud luncheon, discussion amongst the group of C-level participants turned to the issue of Shadow IT. You may have seen or heard Shadow IT labelled as “risky”, “stealthy” or even “sinister”. We counsel that it can be viewed as an opportunity, with the right perspective. Read more…


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