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  • Blog Post: So long and thanks for the fish … leaving Microsoft

    So after 5 great years at Microsoft UK it’s time for me to say so long as I move on to new things although I fully expect to remain part of the Microsoft ecosystem and still haunt the corridors of the UK Campus from time to time! So what does a Microsoft Architect do after Microsoft? Well more architecture...
  • Blog Post: White papers from Matt Deacon

    Doing a little housekeeping and thought I’d put a list together of the white paper’s I’ve produced or contributed to over the past few years over. It’s interesting to see that even the one’s I produced back in 2006 on SaaS as a Disruptive Technology are still valuable and relevant today. http://mattdeacon...
  • Blog Post: The Pre-Manufactured Data Centre

    Neat video that describes Microsoft’s data centre evolution from “Generation 4 vision” towards the pre-manufacturing of every part of the data centre: the IT, mechanical and electrical components as part of Pre-Assembled Components that they call an “ITPAC”. Take a look at the video here
  • Blog Post: Four reasons to go Green!

    So by now we all pretty much know that we need to take significant action on climate change but the question is how do you get others to act? Here's my paper that spells out the four arguments to use in arguing for change within your organisation: The Environment The Customer The Government...
  • Blog Post: Direct Connect - kick out your gnarly ol'VPN!

    I blogged some time ago about the " Shrinking Enterprise " and wouldn't it be neat if we could do away with VPN. Well the other day I came across Steve Riley who works in Trust Worthy Computing. Seems he's been talking about just this for quite a while and in this posting here he describes " an idea...
  • Blog Post: Sustainability from Datacentre to cloud

    Here's a copy of the deck I presented at the Architect Forum in Bradford yesterday. Great event with lots of great discussions especially about green IT.
  • Blog Post: "Gen 4" Modular Datacentres

    <Update due to Font problems on original posting> We've been talking about container DCs for a while now but this announcement today formalises this into a pretty compelling vision of how DCs might look in the future ... "The concept behind the modular data center builds on the learnings...
  • Blog Post: Sustainable IT: From datacentre to cloud

    Just realised I'm speaking next week at the QCON in Finance Exchange on the 8th October:)!
  • Blog Post: Sustainability @ Microsoft

    Deck I recently used at the HP Innovating for a sustainable future event last week.Full of fun pictures if nothing else ...
  • Blog Post: Growth in ‘green’ agenda

    Thought it worth sharing the following data from a recent study I conducted with Freeform Dynamics. What I find interesting is how much the “Green” agenda has moved up over the course of the past year. This was clear and evident for large organisations but is now significant for the medium to large...
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