Check out the recent blog about BYOD… seems to be all the rage!! http://idssystems.com/?p=1566
Check out the recent blog about BYOD… seems to be all the rage!! http://idssystems.com/?p=1566
Automation, virtualization – isn’t it all magic? It works perfectly all the time, right? Isn’t it always cheaper? There are all comon beliefs, but to be sure, there is a reasons on how and why to do things in the virtualized technology world. Matt Dufresne, a virtualization and automation specialist with Embotics posts his blog this month on this topic… Check it out!
Gary Burke, a seasoned sales and account executive joins the IDS team today. Gary’s experience in sales and technology is a great addition to the group and we look forward to working with him on new accounts. Having worked with Gary in the past, I appreciate his attention to detail and the desire to provide the right solution for the client using the right technologies. Welcome to the team, Gary!
Please feel free to contact Gary directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just posted – my blog on the IT Manager’s Dilemma. Check it out! Who is your Superman?
IDS Systems is pleased to announce that Mr. Charles Bloom has joined its team as Practice Lead for the Information Management line of business. Prior to joining IDS, Charles has held several influential positions in private industry as well as in government, performing duties as a senior IM/IT professional.
Charles holds a passion for his profession and brings a wealth of experience, drive and professionalism in dealing with client organizations and in delivering excellence in his work. He is well reputed in his field and holds a Masters of Information Management from Dalhousie University, as wll as numerous other degrees, certifications and designations. Charles’ depth of experience and wealth of knowledge is a welcome addition to IDS’s capabilities and will be instrumental in our continued growth.
IDS has completed numerous authorizations to participate with the Federal Government of Canada’s NMSO offerings for storage and microcomputer offerings effective today. Having consulted on Federal Government departmental and agency storage and enterprise technology infrastructures for the past decade, IDS is now able to fulfill those solutions as well. Certified and having access to a number of product vendors, IDS is not taking the role of a traditional reseller in this market, but is providing this capability to augment its professional services capabilities. This relationship with numerous vendors enhances the relationship and access to technical resources from the vendors directly, making IDS technical and technology staff even more effective and efficient at their tasks. Strategic knowledge of product lines will also enhance the architecture consulting capabilities of IDS. Accutely tuned to customer needs and technology capabilities and applicability, IDS can now recommend, fulfill and/or implement solutions of the most complex nature. IDS will continue in its path to facilitate other resellers with providing technical delivery and architecture capabilities, as it has done in the past – providing increased benefit to its reseller partners as well.
With recent staff expansion and increased business, IDS and landlord Alekona Ventures have reached an agreement to expand the current facility at 232 Herzberg Road to accommodate a newly renovated 4,500 sq. ft. office area. Located at 232 Herzberg Road in Kanata, IDS will be a major tenant of the facility. This represents an expansion of more than double the original space. The plan will include dedicated space for its Service Desk, supporting the IDS ServiceGuard and IDS DataGuard product lines, as well as areas for sales, a new corporate boardroom, lab and dedicated seating for existing and planned future expansion of its service delivery team. Says Randy Peckham, President of IDS, “ This expanded facility is critical to our growth plan, and we are excited that Alekona Ventures wanted to be a part of that. With great proximity to clients and suppliers, this location will give us a fabulous opportunity to meet clients demands.”
IDS Systems is pleased to announce that Mr. Doug Nickerson has joined its team as Sales Director. In this capacity, he will be responsible for directing all sales and business development efforts. Prior to joining IDS, Doug served in a similar capacity with an International Solutions Provider.
In his past roles which span a 20 year period, Doug has managed multiple offices in the Toronto and Ottawa markets and has served businesses in the both the private and public sectors including the Canadian Federal Government. Doug’s solid sales experience along with his strong relationships with leading IT vendors will be significant assets to IDS and its clients.
Great article published in IT Bulletin: http://itbulletin.itincanada.ca/index.php?cid=461&id=16789
According to Hu Yoshida, VP and CTO at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) the recent floods in Thailand affected about 40% of disk manufacturing. The supply shortage adversely affected revenue of PC and server manufacturers. For example, 8TB disks that were $79 jumped to $189 in a matter of weeks. They expect the supply line to come back by third quarter 2012.
“Even if they come back, the price increase will exist for some time,” said Yoshida. “This is life altering. For the last 50 years we’ve had decreasing prices, and the price of that capacity was declining 30% a year. As a result of Moore’s law, the capacity was doubling every 18 months, and price of that capacity was eroding 30% per year.”
That constant price erosion got all of us in IT used to the idea that after five yeas it was cheaper to buy new than to maintain old. Now we’ve seen an increase, which will change things forever.
The estimated cost of rebuilding factories in Thailand is about a billion dollars. That cost must be recovered over some period. To recover a billion dollars when disks are so cheap will take some time.
Other factors are also affecting the cost of manufacturing drives. Perpendicular recording is the next step, after the longitudinal recording technology currently in use.
What are your thoughts on SaaS? “Software as a Service” is a growing trend in today’s market.
President of IDS, Randy Peckham was recently interviewd by technology e-Magazine, “IT in Canada”. On March 9, 2012 it published the article. View this article in our Blogs, or see it on the magazine page.
The following is an article authored by Ivo Mokros, Senior Technology Architect and Director, Cloud Systems Integration for IDS Systems. Ivo has spent many years running mission and life critical IT operations. He has been exposed to numerous operational incidents that have put disaster recovery and business continuity plans to the test. In his experience, there is one thing that matters more than anything else in a crisis – being prepared. In this article, Ivo discusses the importance of unexpected outage planning and recovery expectations. Regardless of the size of the organization, information integrity is crucial to the survivability of the organization and in many cases, its clients. Private and public sectors, knowledge of the impact of an outage and the tolerance that can be afforded is essential. For more insight and an opportunity to discuss your organization’s preparedness, contact Ivo at email@example.com.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is radically changing the way organizations use information technology because it is much more flexible, available and cost-effective. AirVM’s corporate mission is to help customers more effectively leverage IT to meet business objectives.
IDS Systems is a professional services firm specializing in data centre technologies and solutions. It has been providing public and private sector clients with advisory and technical consultancy services and support for more than fifteen years.
Joshua Vautour, AirVM’s Founder and CEO, remarked: “According to research by industry leaders such as Cisco, by 2013, cloud revenues are forecast to be approximately $15.6 billion. By partnering with experienced professional services organizations such as IDS Systems, we together offer customers a 2+2=5 cloud services value proposition.”
IDS Systems’ President, Randy Peckham stated: “Our objective in helping customers access cloud servers was to ensure that they received services that provided the same level of quality we have built our reputation on. AirVM not only delivers resilient, fault-tolerant, production-ready cloud servers, IDS Systems has complete administrative and management control, including product management, financial oversight and customer visibility”
AirVM, a leading innovator in supporting partners to be cloud hosting service providers, leverages cloud automation technology to order, bill and administer cloud servers. AirVM’s success lies in taking the technology out of information technology so that partners can focus on continuing to build valuable customer relationships and not be burdened with managing technology.
About IDS Systems
IDS Systems is a leading IT infrastructure consulting company founded in 1995. Its operations are based on a combination of services and products focused on data centre and IT infrastructure. It offers unique and highly specialized programs to address specific technology challenges relevant to today’s market demands.
IDS provides high calibre, cost effective technology solutions and consulting services for the enterprise, mid-size and small business sectors.
OTTAWA (Feb 6, 2012) As of today, Mr. Hagenaars joins IDS as a Senior Solutions Architect. GJ has been involved with a number or organizations, for which he has provided senior-level technology consultancy. GJ will further augment IDS’s technology architecture capabilities and holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics. An enthusiastic technologist, GJ is well versed in many technologies, including virtualization, operating systems (Windows and Unix environments), database solutions and others. He is an accomplished networking expert and versed in operations and technology processes. Enthusiasm with technology and business and how they are combined for strategic advantage is an area of experience and interest for GJ. We think he’s going to be right at home with us at IDS – we wish him a warm welcome!
See GJ’s bio on our team page.
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