Dear Belgian Systems Integrator. Is cloud computing in your comfort zone? If not, it better be some

18 juni 2015

Cloud is in. Any systems integrator you meet, will tell you that they offer cloud solutions, and that you should go cloud. With them, of course. And then… they spoil it all by telling you they resell Amazone (or so). Lees meer

Who has better Business Continuity than Belgocontrol?

28 mei 2015

A lot of sarcasm on social media and in the press yesterday and today, about Belgocontrol’s failing power backup. Next to the economic damage, there’s the reputation damage. A lot of companies are no better though. When confronted with a power cut, whether as a test or a real one, most companies will bear unexpected consequences. And what is more: a lot of IT Managers are quite aware of that. I bet many IT Managers haven’t slept well last night… Lees meer

The Dutch blackout and our electricity dependance

20 april 2015

As we’ve all read, The Netherlands had a blackout a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t, in spite of all the noise that was made over the possibility of a blackout. That is: we didn’t have one yet. In the North of The Netherlands, including in large areas of Amsterdam, there was no electricity for about two hours. When it finally came through, it took the provider two extra hours to restore the electricity in all areas. Yesterday, we learned that Belgium imported four times as... Lees meer

Today’s eclipse, solar panels and disaster recovery

20 maart 2015

Today, if clouds don’t spoil it for us, we’ll get to see a solar eclipse. On a sunny day, an eclipse translates into 40% less electricity from solar panels. Given the shaky state of the electricity supply in Belgium, I do hope you have a backup server room or data center, just in case we should get the long feared electricity blackout after all. Lees meer
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