John Bergin, managing director, IT Force

Moving to virtualisation 3.0

Virtualisation has been around since the 1960s. But there are diverse levels of technology adoption across the market.

Virtualisation has been part of the computing landscape for decades now.  In fact the technology has been around in one guise or another since the 1960s when IBM first introduced its Control Program/Cambridge Monitor System (CP/CMS), allowing users to run an isolated system within one computing environment. Read more

David Kinsella, CTO, Datapac

Getting down to business

Virtualisation technologies enable easier infrastructure management and automate routine IT processes.

According to market analysts, IDC more organisations are expected to embrace network automation in an effort to maintain service-level agreements (SLAs) across their operations.

It’s a point of view strongly supported by Bryan Hickson, client solution executive for IBM Ireland.

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Francis O'Haire, director of technology & strategy with Data Solutions

Blessing in Disguise

Is the end of Microsoft Windows XP a boon for desktop virtualisation vendors?

The curtain is about to fall on what is arguably Microsoft’s most popular desktop operating system.  In just two days’ time, Windows XP will be formally discontinued by the software giant.  And as the release of critical security patches comes to an end, many organisations will be left wondering if their infrastructure and sensitive business data is at risk if they fail to upgrade.

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