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People are talking about multi-cloud...and this isn't another case of IT buzzword bingo, but a real thing, a strategy if you will - that's becoming more relevant as the days go by.

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As enthusiastic adopters of next generation technologies here at Redcello – we would like to bring to the table some of the technologies that we are currently looking to bring to our customers. Most recently we have been investigating the use cases and technologies behind HCI (hyper converged infrastructure) and how this technology can help our customers, prospects and our own infrastructure projects. Many MSPs are now adding HCI products to their portfolios and vendors are now bringing these products to the forefront of the infrastructure technology market.

The most prolific cyber security attack the world has ever seen in the form of the WannaCry ransomware attack occurred just last week. The hardest hit victims were none other than our already overstretched and under-resourced, bastion of a Great Britain - the NHS.

In 2016 a PWC survey revealed that 32% of companies were victims of cybercrime and cost British Companies £29 billion (Source). Therefore, information and cyber security is a hot topic for 2017, and organisations are taking it very VERY seriously. Many cybersecurity policies will approach the IT infrastructure aspects first, but another key focus should be on the end-user education and discipline particularly in the areas of password management and authentication.

This year sees the biggest regulatory changes for the finance industry since the 2008 financial crisis in the form of the new MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive). This framework EU legislation covers a range of issues centred around financial instruments and the venues where those instruments are traded in order to not only protect investors but also to improve the functioning of the financial markets.

Not long ago, punched cards were hailed as a major innovation in computing. The cards were utilised for many purposes, including computer programming, backup and recovery. And shortly after, the first human landed on the moon. Good times!

Don’t. Let’s face it. In the multi-device era, a traditional approach to PC desktops is starting to present more challenges than successes. But equally, on premise VDI can be costly and complex.

Redcello systems deliver your organisation the disruptive ecosystem advantage, while enhancing your agility and innovation, and taking the latency out of doing business.

Redcello delivers a cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of VMWare that is compatible with your on-premises data centre, this includes virtual infrastructure services, disaster recovery, and various applications as service offerings.

We help your business function as safely, efficiently, and cost effectively as possible by securing your environment against external and internal threats along with gaining control of your bandwidth to optimise its use.

A vDC is a pool of cloud resources specifically designed for enterprise business requirements. Each vDC gives you access to pools of Compute, Memory, Storage, Networks, Security and Virtual machines. This provides a truly scalable environment that varies in line with your computing requirements.

Redcello delivers business value to organisations by helping take the complexity out of cloud consumption and being the thread that pulls all your IT infrastructure tightly together in one orchestrated and coherent fabric.

The Enterprise Application Lifecycle is broken, with public and private clouds operating in different spheres, enhancing compatibility between them is not straightforward.

In 2015, an average of 24.2 million IT security breaches took place each month. Big companies that manage sensitive customer data such as finance, insurance, e-tail, and travel aren’t the only ones at risk – other businesses and brands are also increasingly targeted, occasionally with their data being held for ransom.

Thanks to the increasing popularity of cloud computing and the forever increasing growth of the Internet of Things, more and more data is now being captured and stored on a daily basis. The rise in Big Data means that there is an increased need for software to analyse this data. It can be challenging to analyse Big Data effectively enough to prove value to your business, but there are a few ways to ease the pressure a little…

2015 saw a significant rise in the Internet of Things (IoT), and 2016 is set to be even bigger: IT research provider Gartner projects that in 2016, 5.5 million new ‘things’ will be connected to the internet every day. Here’s how we recommend businesses update their data storage to make the most of this new technology.

2015 has been an exciting year for IT – but what’s to come next year? Here are our five predictions: