ITConsult – Personal Agile Efficient http://itconsult.com.au - Hybrid Cloud Solutions Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:49:52 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 Spectre is the first major security issue of 2018 http://itconsult.com.au/spectre-is-the-first-major-security-issue-of-2018/ http://itconsult.com.au/spectre-is-the-first-major-security-issue-of-2018/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:29:44 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=2293 Intel has said that every model of its processors are open to massive security vulnerabilities nicknamed Meltdown and Spectre. The design flaw allows sensitive data to be stolen from running memory. This could include passwords and crypto keys, for example. Research has since found that the issue most likely isn’t contained just to Intel chip sets. The team over at… read more →

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Intel has said that every model of its processors are open to massive security vulnerabilities nicknamed Meltdown and Spectre. The design flaw allows sensitive data to be stolen from running memory. This could include passwords and crypto keys, for example.

Research has since found that the issue most likely isn’t contained just to Intel chip sets. The team over at Google who discovered this bug have indicated that many more processor types are likely affected. This includes AMD, ARM and a few others.

In simple terms, nearly every device may be affected. Your servers, desktops, mobile phones and tablets, firewalls. Over the coming days, more and more vendors will be releasing patches for their hardware.

This vulnerability has been receiving significant coverage across the globe and has been taken very seriously. Over the last few days Microsoft and Amazon have executed emergency patch processes to update their cloud platforms. Apple has also confirmed that all Mac and iOS devices are exposed to this exploit.

It’s also unlikely that any antivirus tools are going to detect an attack using the Meltdown or Spectre exploit. The only way to truly protect yourself is you patch your systems.

You can read more about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in simpler terms here: https://meltdownattack.com/

How to protect your systems against Spectre?

Like Microsoft’s Azure, ITConsult has applied patches to protect our hosted platforms and Backup as a Service (BaaS) platforms to mitigate against the Spectre vulnerability. Our virtualisation platforms are not affected by the Meltdown exploit.

Our advice to all our clients is to arrange for emergency patching of all virtualisation platforms immediately. VMware has released patches that are available for immediate release. They can be found here – https://blogs.vmware.com/security/2018/01/vmsa-2018-0002.html.

Microsoft has released patches for Windows Server systems which includes updates for Hyper-V. The Microsoft patches are only part of the fix with Microsoft recommending BIOS updates are required from hardware vendors to close the loop on the vulnerability. Details on the Microsoft patches can be read here – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698/windows-server-guidance-to-protect-against-the-speculative-execution.

As an infrastructure partner, our focus has been solely on server systems and both public and private cloud platforms. It’s important to note that all businesses will need to update all desktops, laptops, Mac systems and mobile phones as soon as patches are released from their respective vendors.

We can appreciate that shoring up your infrastructure against these vulnerabilities can be a big job. If you’d like some help in assessing your risk against these exploits and patching your systems, we can help. Please fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP to see how we can help you out.

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Mandatory data breach laws are here – are you ready? http://itconsult.com.au/mandatory-data-breach-laws/ http://itconsult.com.au/mandatory-data-breach-laws/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:58:11 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=2251 It’s nearing 12 months ago when the Australian federal government introduced legislation to force mandatory data breach notifications on businesses in Australia. In that time, we’ve found only a small percentage that have taken a look at their systems and processes to see if they are at risk. Importantly, this new legislation isn’t an solely IT issue. This is a… read more →

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It’s nearing 12 months ago when the Australian federal government introduced legislation to force mandatory data breach notifications on businesses in Australia. In that time, we’ve found only a small percentage that have taken a look at their systems and processes to see if they are at risk.

Importantly, this new legislation isn’t an solely IT issue. This is a whole-of-business problem that warrants discussion and planning.

In early 2018 the legislation comes into force and nearly all businesses will be impacted. Unfortunately, many still don’t realise that they are in the firing line and potentially risk heavy fines.

Let’s briefly recap on the new legislation. If you can answer “yes” to the following, you’re going to be affected by the new legislation:

  • Your business is subject to the Privacy Act.
  • Your business turns over more than $3m per year

By casting the net so wide the government is taking data breaches seriously.

For your business, the definition of a data breach is fairly simple to understand. When there has been:

  • Unauthorised access to any data
  • Unauthorised disclosure of personal information about one or more individuals (customers or staff)
  • When data has been lost and could be subject to unauthorised access or unauthorised disclosure

It’s important to note that a data breach isn’t always an outcome of a malicious attack from the Internet. You could be a victim of a data breach through a malware outbreak or through the work of an employee who has an agenda.

It’s easy for business to put this in the too hard basket. Securing your environment properly looks difficult and expensive. What if you don’t have time for this? What if you don’t have the resources to look at this? What if you don’t have the money for this?

You’re probably also thinking that a data breach won’t happen to you or that you’re business doesn’t have the profile to be found out. Right?

What are the penalties if I don’t follow the mandatory data breach laws?

Ultimately there is a financial penalty if you are the victim of a data breach. This can range from a $360,000 fine for individuals or up to $1.8m for businesses.

How can I prepare for mandatory data breach notification?

Frankly, don’t panic and don’t react. Preparing your business for the new legislation doesn’t mean you have to spend a large amounts of money from the get-go. It starts with a conversation.

You can read more about the legislation from the Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner. They’ve put together a guide on handling security breaches.

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4 ways to avoid being paralysed by your backups http://itconsult.com.au/4-ways-to-avoid-being-paralysed-by-your-backups/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:15:21 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=2167 It seems that backups are more often than not seen as a necessary evil. To the IT team it’s just another dreary admin task. To the business it’s just another cost of IT. That is until it all goes pear-shaped. Now, your business is paralysed and at the mercy of a lengthy data restore. Many IT teams simply work around… read more →

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It seems that backups are more often than not seen as a necessary evil. To the IT team it’s just another dreary admin task. To the business it’s just another cost of IT.

That is until it all goes pear-shaped. Now, your business is paralysed and at the mercy of a lengthy data restore.

Many IT teams simply work around backups. Here’s some sure fire ways to know that you’re neglecting your backup regime and putting your business at risk:

1. You don’t test your backups

By far and away this is something we see literally every day. Backups might be configured properly and the might be setup in a way that suits the business needs yet no one does any testing.

Testing that your backups are working and you know for sure that you can restore data.More importantly, when you test your backups you know how long it takes to bring data back. Armed with this information you can reset the businesses expectations when it comes to data recovery.

2. You’re backing up the wrong stuff

Or you might be backing up the wrong way. Who has designed the backup regime and who has signed off on what gets backed up? We’ve seen it all here too: Backup configurations where only email databases are included in jobs without the ability to do granular restores of email items; backups of data drives only and completely ignoring the operating system and applications; Backups completely missing business critical components.

All businesses need to have the backup and recovery strategy built around their Business Continuity Plan. Making sure the right data is backed up and can be recovered needs to be designed through a consultative approach right across the business.

3. You only backup once per day

Sure, some stuff doesn’t need to be backed up more than once per day.

The demands on your company today, I’m sure, will dictate that you are minimising the risk of data loss as much as possible. Ordinarily that means that you need to backup your business-critical systems more than once per day. The CEO doesn’t want to hear that the contract he’s lost can only be restored from yesterday and all the changes he made in the morning are gone!

4. Long term retention doesn’t exist

Again, this is another area where you are playing with fire. We’re not necessarily talking about tape here either.

All Australian businesses have a requirement to maintain their tax records for 5 years. Many other industries have guidelines of how long data needs to be kept for.

Long term retention also protects your business against physical problems with your equipment such as fire, flood, theft, failure, etc. Other than storage considerations for archived data (do you need it on your production environment anymore?), one real benefit of long term data retention is to guard against corruption. More often than not, by the time you find out that your data is inaccessible, it’s been like that for a while. The only way to recover could be to dive back into your earlier backups. If you have them.

Some quick tips on turning it around…

Get all your stakeholders together and review exactly what you are backing up today. Next, review how you can recover. Include what, how long, what impact on staff and clients any recovery is going to have. Finally, review all your business continuity plan and align your backups to suit.

If your truthful you may need to revisit your BCP and make some changes here and there. It’s important that everyone is on the same page. The IT team can’t be hung out to dry if the backup and recovery strategy is what the business asks for. Expectations, however, are another matter.

Sure, backups are necessary. However, the day to day management of backups doesn’t have to be a chore. From the business side, the value of the data and the cost to the business when it’s not available is too great to sweep it under the rug.

Of course, if you find managing your backups are taking you away from doing things you should be doing, we’re happy to help out and look after the whole process for you – just drop us a line.

 

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Managing the costs of cloud http://itconsult.com.au/managing-the-costs-of-cloud/ Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:48:05 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=2145 There are two types of cloud users today. There are those that are just starting to ramp up their usage of cloud technologies and there are those that are pretty much “all-in” and have been in the cloud for a while. For both camps, managing the costs of cloud resources is important for anyone who has adopted cloud technologies. For… read more →

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There are two types of cloud users today. There are those that are just starting to ramp up their usage of cloud technologies and there are those that are pretty much “all-in” and have been in the cloud for a while. For both camps, managing the costs of cloud resources is important for anyone who has adopted cloud technologies.

For most businesses managing the costs of cloud investments is in the top 3 of concerns along with security and compliance.

So how do you get the most out of your the cloud without continually throwing money at it? First off, you need to know where you stand right now.

Over time ICT administrators continue to spin up new resources and allocate storage. More often than not cloud resources are increased and never decreased. Cloud infrastructure is rarely piowered off and removed when it’s not longer needed.

Wastage is the #1 enemy

Eliminating wastage is the first and best way of manaing the costs of cloud. In most of the environments we bring under management the resource usage of cloud is well out of control.

Moving development and test workloads to the cloud is one of the most popular ways that businesses leverage cloud technology. The pay-as-you-go model works is really efficient with cloud for non-production workloads.

If you have non-production workloads in the cloud today you may be able to reduce wastage by up to 75% right now. And you can reclaim these savings without deleting any infrastructure or data.

Non-production workloads may only be used during business hours. As the cloud is charged for all resources as they are consumed, or powered on. You can realised cost savings by shutting down non-production workloads out of business hours.

Wastage in the cloud

 

If your environment is not powered on you won’t get billed for it.

Another way to cut out wastage is to perform a complete audit on your systems. This may take some time and may involve a few people or an external consultant. You should go through your cloud platform and look for virtual machines with oversized CPU, excessive RAM configuration and more storage than required.

Managing the costs of cloud successfully

Bringing the costs of your cloud under control is an ongoing process. It shouldn’t be a battle if you have procedures in place and ensure that all your staff are on-board.

Here’s 3 things you can do today to stop your cloud costs getting out of control.

  • As we’ve mentioned above, find ways where you can eliminate wastage. Powering machines off when they aren’t in use is a really easy thing to do from the get-go. Most cloud environments will allow you to setup power off and power on schedules which will also prevent your staff forgetting to turn servers off.
  • Sizing you virtual machines properly is certainly going to put you in a better position to managing the costs of your cloud deployment. For this step your team will need to check all your virtual machines and reduce the CPU, RAM and storage usage for each server. If your team isn’t up to speed with reviewing the performance and resource usage of your servers it may be worthwhile getting someone in to help. This can be done on either on a project or time and materials basis.
  • Putting in controls around who can spin up resources will help ensure that you are on top of all the workloads you put in the cloud. Without the right policies and procedures to deploy cloud resources your costs may spiral out of control really quickly. Without these controls, your staff is going to fall back into their old ways of provisioning new cloud-based servers with more CPU and RAM than they need.

Managing the costs of the cloud is an ongoing challenge. More often than not we are seeing deployments where cloud costs are just growing exponentially.

We see that many IT departments are using cloud as an alternative to asking for more physical infrastructure. As the costs start to skyrocket though, questions may be asked and constraints need to be put in play. Over the longer term you’re going to be a lot better off if you can manage the costs from the start of your cloud journey.

If you want to take it to the next level you’ll need to look at how you are delivering your applications and data in the cloud. There may be ways where you can improve on security and performance while reducing costs.

 

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5 things to consider before choosing hyperconverged infrastructure http://itconsult.com.au/5-things-to-consider-before-choosing-hyperconverged-infrastructure/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:32:47 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=2081 Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has come a long way over the last few years. A small handful of the vendors have been modernising many businesses by replacing the traditional technology stack with hyperconverged solutions. A hyperconverged solution could turn out to be a good investment. Some benefits you may see include a reduction in your overall infrastructure costs; a smaller data… read more →

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Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has come a long way over the last few years. A small handful of the vendors have been modernising many businesses by replacing the traditional technology stack with hyperconverged solutions.

A hyperconverged solution could turn out to be a good investment. Some benefits you may see include a reduction in your overall infrastructure costs; a smaller data centre footprint; improved data protection capabilities and better agility of your IT across the board.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Technology Stack Comparison

Like most technologies these days hyperconvergence isn’t for everyone or every workload. For example, if you have a *lot* of video or audio files you are probably not going to benefit from moving this kind of data to HCI.

If you’re planning to move to a hyperconverged platform or even just thinking about it, here’s a few things you may want to address with your team and your vendors before you go all in.

1. Ongoing management

Not all hyperconverged infrastructure platforms are the same when it comes to management. Other than the initial costs of the equipment and the costs of deployment, you should factor in how your team is going to manage the platform on a day to day basis.

  • How much training is required to get your team up to speed?
  • Will your staff be able to understand the concepts and operational requirements of the HCI platform efficiently?
  • Can you manage the knowledge transfer and re-training as staff leave or move sideways?

Some solutions utilise a familiar VMware vSphere interface while others have a stand-alone application to manage the infrastructure. Make sure you get a good demo and understanding of how you’ll be managing the system every day.

Once you’ve installed your HCI platform it’s going to be with you for at least 3 years. You’ll want to make sure you can manage it on a daily basis and adapt it to your requirements as your business changes. If you can’t you’re going to have additional costs to outsource the management that you may not have counted on.

2. Business continuity and Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Simple backup and DR is touted as one of the many benefits that HCI can deliver. The panacea of having your backups deeply integrated into your infrastructure without the need for more tools and licensing to manage is attractive.

If you’re like most businesses this may be a false economy. The backups provided by hyperconverged systems are a snapshot backup only and don’t really tick of many other requirements of backup such as long term archiving and compliance.

You’ll need to deep dive into the practical realities of the backup capabilities inside the various HCI systems. Questions to ask include:

  • With the storage allocation you have, how long can you keep backups for? Can you keep them for 7 years?
  • What happens if there is a failure with your HCI system, is it possible to lose all of your backups?
  • Can you perform granular level restores of files, mail or database objects from any point in time?

It’d be prudent to do as much investigation as you can to see if the backup offering included with the HCI platform actually suits your needs. Double check that you can meet your regulatory and compliance requirements as well as your Business Continuity Plans.

If the hyperconverged infrastructure solution doesn’t tick all the boxes you need for backup and DR, you are still going to need a 3rd party solution. Make sure that the 3rd party solution you have in mind will work with your HCI solution and is supported by your vendor.

3. Technical support

Once the sale has been made and you’re live on any new infrastructure, ongoing support is a critical piece of the overall solution. As hyperconverged can come in many flavours it’s important to understand your support options, costs and processes up front.

Does the hyperconverged infrastructure vendor provide full support for all hardware and software? Or does the vendor only support the specialist hyperconverged hardware with the compute and storage equipment supported by a different vendor?

How you satisfied are you with the coverage hours that are available?

Some hyperconverged infrastructure vendors use a completely customised virtualisation layer. Check that your operating systems and applications are certified to run on these virtualisation platforms and that your application vendors will provide you with support.

4. Managing growth

Normally, the vendor will bend over backwards to win your business and drop the price significantly to get you on board. What happens when you’re a couple of years down the track and you need to expand your system?

All bets will be off for deep discounts once you’re a customer!

Relevant questions you need to ask now include:

  • What’s the process to extend the platform to provide for more compute, storage or both? Can your team do it or will you need to enlist a 3rd party consultancy to help out.
  • What’s the estimate cost per node to extend and do you need more than one?
  • Can you co-terminate the maintenance of the existing hyperconverged infrastructure with the newly acquired nodes?
  • What are the chances of the hardware being the same in a few years and does it matter?
  • How will you know when you need to expand the system to gain additional compute or storage resources? What are the growth triggers?

Be prepared that expanding your infrastructure could get expensive. After all, you have to buy additional compute, storage, networking, etc. Buying more of what you already have without the discounts is worth knowing now.

5. Define your performance expectations

Spend the time and effort to intimately understand the workloads you have on your existing environment. Use tools such as VMware’s vRealise or Veeam’s VOne to analyse all your hosts, VMs and storage to completely understand how your systems are performing today.

Plan for a moderate amount of growth up front so you’re not going to need to add to the platform too early – unless there’s a valid business case, of course.

You need to understand the performance requirements of all the workloads you are planning to migrate. Make sure your vendor has scoped enough resources in the new environment with regard to network throughput, storage capacity, IOPS, and CPU cycles.

Really, you should do this with any new infrastructure purchase anyway. Develop a suite of UAT testing plans and performance monitors to demonstrate the improvements your expect to achieve.

Final thoughts

Hyperconverged infrastructure is here to stay. As the market matures further, HCI should only improve in features and benefits over the coming years.

Don’t be sold on any solution until you’ve considered the 5 points we’ve walked through and how you can overcome them in your business and with your team. You may find that there are more cost-effective ways to deliver applications to your staff than through a hyperconverged solution.

When procuring new technologies it’s important to compare like for like options and features. Make sure you cut through all the sales and marketing stuff and don’t get sold on buzzwords and false promises.

The next steps maybe to have a chat and work out if a hyperconverged solution may be the right fit for you.

Let us know about a little about your environment and we can help you with some options.

 

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Press Release: ITConsult acquires Genisyst http://itconsult.com.au/press-release-itconsult-acquires-genisyst/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:56:05 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=2041 The IT Consultancy Group Pty Ltd (ITConsult) is excited to announce the acquisition of Genisyst Pty Ltd effective October 1, 2016. ITConsult is a specialist Managed Service Provider, infrastructure and data centre consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia. ITConsult is recognised as a top tier partner of industry-leading products in the virtualisation, server, storage, networking and data centre markets. Genisyst is… read more →

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The IT Consultancy Group Pty Ltd (ITConsult) is excited to announce the acquisition of Genisyst Pty Ltd effective October 1, 2016.

ITConsult is a specialist Managed Service Provider, infrastructure and data centre consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia. ITConsult is recognised as a top tier partner of industry-leading products in the virtualisation, server, storage, networking and data centre markets. Genisyst is a Sydney-based provider of multi-carrier and diverse-path Wide Area Networks, Internet and specialist network services. ITConsult’s

Managing Director, Stephen Parsonage, said “Bringing in the Genisyst business gives our clients options for full end-to-end performance and management of their infrastructure. We can provide converged networks with a range of carriers complete with full redundancy and diversity that many business need.”

Genisyst delivers DSL, EFM, fibre, business-grade wireless, NBN and SIP voice services aggregated through secure, private connections from most of Australia’s top-tier providers. ITConsult is a long-term partner with Genisyst and has leveraged their services as part of business’ overall solution strategy.

With the integration of Genisyst, ITConsult has the capability and expertise to provide complete end-to-end, fully managed and SLA-backed infrastructure, networking and data centre solutions. Mr Parsonage also stated “With Genisyst we can give our clients a true multi-carrier, performance-centric network with guaranteed availability for a lot less money than if they were to choose a network solution from a single carrier.”

The Genisyst team will join ITConsult in their St Ives offices in October to unite both businesses under the ITConsult brand.

For more information, contact Stephen Parsonage on 02 9270 0666.

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ITConsult ramps up design capability with DesignPod http://itconsult.com.au/itconsult-ramps-design-capability-designpod/ Wed, 21 May 2014 23:54:51 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=1920 In a market first ITConsult is proud to deliver the ‘DesignPod’, a pre-validated technology solution enabling firms requiring even the most resource consuming design software (think Autodesk, Solidworks, Siemens Teamcentre, Photoshop and others) the opportunity to virtualise. Traditionally graphics has been handled by CPU’s located in data centre’s. These centralised servers delivered management efficiencies, security and a cost effective way… read more →

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In a market first ITConsult is proud to deliver the ‘DesignPod’, a pre-validated technology solution enabling firms requiring even the most resource consuming design software (think Autodesk, Solidworks, Siemens Teamcentre, Photoshop and others) the opportunity to virtualise.

Traditionally graphics has been handled by CPU’s located in data centre’s. These centralised servers delivered management efficiencies, security and a cost effective way to roll out design software when compared to the traditional PC under every designer and viewer desk. However the inability of these central CPU’s to handle graphics rich workloads ultimately delivered a poor performing platform at the users end- extending render times, providing poor frame rates and ultimately extending design cycles.

DesignPods overcomes this performance issue for the first time. Combining robust storage, switching and server platforms with Flash technology and a cutting edge GPU to take the load off server CPU’s has enabled the platform to deliver PC like performance but with all the efficiency of the data centre.

To learn the full story of DesignPod follow us to www.designpods.com.au.

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Cisco ASA-CX Firewall http://itconsult.com.au/cisco-asa-cx-firewall/ Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:23:56 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=1664 ITConsult introduces next generation firewall: Cisco’s ASA-CX Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services include security software ITConsult customers can add to the Cisco ASA family of stateful inspection firewalls. These services allow customers to gain end-to-end network intelligence, streamline security operations, and quickly adopt new applications or connect unknown devices without compromising security. Including Application Visibility and Control, Intrusion Prevention, and… read more →

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ITConsult introduces next generation firewall: Cisco’s ASA-CX

Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services include security software ITConsult customers can add to the Cisco ASA family of stateful inspection firewalls. These services allow customers to gain end-to-end network intelligence, streamline security operations, and quickly adopt new applications or connect unknown devices without compromising security.

Including Application Visibility and Control, Intrusion Prevention, and Web Security Essentials, the ASA series has taken a huge step forwards.

Next Generation Firewalls from ITConsult & Cisco

End-to-End Network Intelligence: The ASA Next-Generation Firewall delivers application and user ID awareness capabilities for enhanced visibility and control of network traffic.

Granular Application Control: AVC recognises more than 1200 applications and more than 150,000 micro-applications. As a result, you can enforce individual- and group-based access to specific components of an application while disabling others.

Proactive, Intelligent Threat Protection: ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services gather threat intelligence feeds from nearly two million Cisco security devices worldwide, giving you near-real-time protection from zero-day threats.

Take total control of mobile devices: With ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services, you can now confidently allow employees to use their personal mobile devices while maintaining high levels of network protection and control.

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ITConsult’s second Citrix ShareFile Mobility Lunch ends in success http://itconsult.com.au/itconsults-second-citrix-sharefile-mobility-lunch-ends-success/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:07:53 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=1628 ShareFile’s mobility suite was on full display at ITConsult’s first Citrix ShareFile Enterprise Mobility Lunch of 2014. Attendees from many verticals braved the threat of wet weather to discover more about Citrix ShareFile & SharePod, the pre-validated technology bundle built on Citrix, Cisco and NetApp storage. During three delicious courses attendees learned how technologies like SharePod deliver the ability to… read more →

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ShareFile’s mobility suite was on full display at ITConsult’s first Citrix ShareFile Enterprise Mobility Lunch of 2014. Attendees from many verticals braved the threat of wet weather to discover more about Citrix ShareFile & SharePod, the pre-validated technology bundle built on Citrix, Cisco and NetApp storage.

During three delicious courses attendees learned how technologies like SharePod deliver the ability to store, sync and secure data across mobile devices to facilitate today’s mobile workforce. The battle for IT professionals to overcome consumer style sharing devices like ‘Dropbox’ was a particularly hot topic with those in the know agreeing that whilst end-users love it, the practicality of trying to secure that data is an IT nightmare. This was only one of a handful of robust discussion points raised and debated across the afternoon.

The result was an informative lunch that everyone walked away from with fully stomachs and fuller minds.

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Silver Peak CIO Workshop http://itconsult.com.au/silver-peak-cio-workshop/ Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:06:47 +0000 http://itconsult.com.au/?p=1618 February 12 saw ITConsult join forces with Brian Grant of Silver Peak to jointly host the CIO Workflow Acceleration lunch at Sydney’s prestigious three hat restaurant est., enjoying three courses, wines and the privacy of a private dining space Industry professionals came together to discuss real world challenges around the WAN. Discussing bottlenecks in retail, architecture, legal, financial services and… read more →

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February 12 saw ITConsult join forces with Brian Grant of Silver Peak to jointly host the CIO Workflow Acceleration lunch at Sydney’s prestigious three hat restaurant est., enjoying three courses, wines and the privacy of a private dining space Industry professionals came together to discuss real world challenges around the WAN. Discussing bottlenecks in retail, architecture, legal, financial services and a raft of other industry’s saw many surprised faces as similar problems were raised and troubleshot.

Silver Peak’s Brain Grant delivered a number of key insights into how some of the worlds largest organisations leverage WAN technologies like Silver Peak to extend product lifestyles, cut costs and overcome the most common problems of latency, bandwidth and security.

Silver Peak Event

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