May 2016

Backups and Recovery Point Objectives

By |2017-10-04T10:49:47+01:00Wednesday, May 11th, 2016|My Work, VEEAM|

After a doing some work recently for a client creating a suitable off-site backup solution, I have learnt a valuable lesson that many clients may find quite interesting, particularly if this was a real life disaster situation. As we all know, backups are a critical part of every organisations IT strategy, but how many [...]

February 2016

February 2015

Give yourself a boost…

By |2017-10-04T10:50:47+01:00Wednesday, February 4th, 2015|My Work|

Do you ever find yourself out and about when the dreaded “Low Battery” warning strikes? There are a large number of external battery solutions available that will assist you to mitigate this problem quite quickly, and I have had the opportunity to test one of the latest devices from RAVPower over the past couple of [...]

February 2014

Cheat Sheet Repository

By |2014-02-10T14:48:40+01:00Monday, February 10th, 2014|Web Related|

If you are looking for Cheat Sheets here is a great site that offers a large repository of Cheat Sheets on a vast array of subjectsIt is a really useful Website to keep at hand when looking for some information rapidly.The web address is OverAPI.comI hope you will find it as useful as I have...

May 2013

February 2013

Mac transition complete!

By |2017-10-04T10:52:07+01:00Sunday, February 24th, 2013|My Life, My Work|

Well, at long last my transition to Apple is complete.... Having made the first steps to the Apple fraternity with the original iPhone and progressed through every iteration of it since, together with owning the original iPad and progressing to the 3rd and 4th iterations of that too. In December last year the home desktop [...]

June 2012

Oracle Architecture and Tuning on AIX

By |2017-10-04T10:52:21+01:00Tuesday, June 12th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

This white paper, maintained and updated by IBM Advanced Technical Support is intended for IBM Power Systems Customers, IBM Technical Sales Specialists and consultants who are interested in learning more about the requirements involved in building and tuning an Oracle RDBMS system for optimal performance on the AIX platform. The white paper contains best practices [...]

February 2012

Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems

By |2017-10-04T10:52:24+01:00Monday, February 27th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

Data migration has become a mandatory and regular activity for most data centers. Companies need to migrate data not only when technology needs to be replaced, but also for consolidation, load balancing, and disaster recovery. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses the aspects of data migration efforts while focusing on the IBM System Storage® as the [...]

January 2012

XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability

By |2017-10-04T10:52:30+01:00Friday, January 27th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, or for using the XIV storage with databases and other storage oriented application software. The book also presents and discusses solutions for combining the XIV Storage System with other storage platforms, host servers, or gateways. The goal [...]

Power Systems Memory Deduplication

By |2017-10-04T10:52:33+01:00Wednesday, January 11th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces PowerVM® Active Memory™ Deduplication on IBM Power® Systems™ based on POWER7® processor technology. The latest draft can be found at the following link: Active Memory Deduplication is a virtualization technology that allows memory pages with identical contents to be deduplicated in physical memory. This is designed to free up [...]