Death by 1,000 cuts

by Donna Toomey, October 25th, 2013

Procurement leaders have been reportedly complaining that IT suppliers are not helping them make the savings they have been mandated to achieve. This is an interesting read that looks at difficulties vendors and the channel face in the world of public sector IT procurement. “The channel is not some sort of parasitic blood sucker. IT […]

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Calling E-Retailers; How to Beat the Christmas Rush

by Donna Toomey, October 24th, 2013

As more people shop online, it’s imperative that retailers deliver a fast, responsive and seamless end user experience for their customers in order to maintain a competitive edge. As we steadily approach the busiest time of the retail calendar, we look at how e-retailers can ready their websites and prepare for a spike in online […]

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Using edgeNEXUS for Publishing MS Lync Services

by Donna Toomey, October 24th, 2013

Nice technical review of our Accelerating Load Balancer for Lync. Great to see that users are finding it incredibly easy to deploy load balancing for Lync with our jetPACK auto-configuration templates. This is what I found interesting with edgeNEXUS and helpful, they have ready configuration templates (configuration text file) for publishing your services no matter […]

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Doomed NHS IT project still costing taxpayers billions

by Donna Toomey, September 18th, 2013

Outrageous / depressing news on wasted expenditure on NHS IT projects – hopefully lessons will be learnt eventually Taxpayers are still footing the bill for the deeply flawed National Programme for IT (NPfIT) that was launched by the Labour government in 2002 to try and standardise all IT and data access across the NHS…..The report […]

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – but what about UK’s ‘digital by default’ dream?

by Donna Toomey, September 13th, 2013

Good story in The Register about massive Govt. IT spending on legacy systems, including on one that debuted in 1973! At edgeNEXUS we know all about innovation and digital strategy, already responsible for load balancing a huge amount of the country’s Electronic Patient Records systems through our work with superb partners like Oasis and EMIS. […]

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jetNexus provides the right load balancing solution to Newport City Homes

by Donna Toomey, September 9th, 2013

Another great case study from a happy customer. In this case edgeNEXUS replaced a poorly performing Windows NLB solution that was not up to the job. “We were very impressed with JetNEXUS from the outset. Their Accelerating Load Balancer Extreme (ALB-X) appliance represented excellent value for money, whilst fitting in with our current platform and […]

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VMware touts software-defined everything

by Donna Toomey, September 5th, 2013

Good reading on VMware and Software Defined Networks from IP Expo. For all those interested in Software Definied Networking edgeNEXUS Accelerating Load Balancer is available as an UNRESTRICTED virtual appliance, able to be downloaded from our website at any time – Software is the future of the data centre and hybrid is the future […]

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Softcat Cements Financial Success with New London Office

by Donna Toomey, August 30th, 2013

Great to see that Softcat are continuing to grow. Amongst other solution sells, the growth of virtualisation and changing application architectures means there are now significant load balancing requirements right across the SME sector, and Softcat has been able to maximise these revenue opportunities. We look forward to visiting them in their new office! The […]

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edgeNEXUS for Exchange Server 2010

by Donna Toomey, August 29th, 2013

We often get asked about recommended load balancers for Microsoft Exchange 2010, so here it is from the horse’s mouth. Worth noting that whilst Microsoft tend to use the phrase ‘hardware load balancer’, this can actually be either a hardware or virtual appliance. Indeed, at edgeNEXUS we probably see the majority of clients using a […]

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What’s the appeal of a virtual ADC?

by Donna Toomey, August 27th, 2013

Nice little article on the appeal of virtual ADCs (Application Delivery Controllers) and a good reminder that advanced load balancing doesn’t only mean powerful hardware appliances. What’s the appeal of a virtual ADC? A virtualized appliance doesn’t need complicated hardware drivers. It can also run just as fast as the processor underneath, eliminating issues with […]

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