OpenStack: Install, build and run IaaS cloud with Open Stack | Udemy


ICT is all about knowledge and experience. In order to keep up the pace of developments within ICT you have to keep on learning. What is hot today, will be outdated tomorrow. On average, the life cycle of services and products as well as methodologies and techniques is about 3 years. For me I chose Cloud and … Continue reading OpenStack: Install, build and run IaaS cloud with Open Stack | Udemy

Cloud transformation – part one – Technology


Herman Rensink, Data center Architect / CISSP. Here I talk about the technological transformation which is one of the 3 key areas besides organisational and procedural.  Transformation is a continuous process and is done in steps that can be overseen and done. It is NOT a radical change but rather a good managed process with … Continue reading Cloud transformation – part one – Technology

The all-devouring black hole of ICT


 Herman Rensink Datacenter - & Cloud Archtect / CISSP   No doubt, ICT is complex! And the demand for ICT is increasing exponentially. Pushed by technologies like mobility,  The Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. They are all a catalyst and creating a huge demand. Can ICT keep up with this growing demand! Or is … Continue reading The all-devouring black hole of ICT

Are recruiters a bunch of incompetent professionals?


Are recruiters a bunch of incompetent professionals? That was a question posed on LinkedIn recently.  The labour market is changing at a rapid pace. Now a days we talk about flexibility of the labour market. A recent development that has not yet been crystallised by a long shot. On all sides you will notice that the … Continue reading Are recruiters a bunch of incompetent professionals?

“What….is” – Cloud Features


Here is a good video on YouTube about the basics of the Cloud. Topics such as Why public Cloud, Getting started, Features,  Costs, Operations, Security, Hybrid Cloud and DeskTop as a Service. It is presented by Pluralsight author & IT Consultant Elias Khnaser. The title "The difference between  MS Azure and Amzon AWS is not quite … Continue reading “What….is” – Cloud Features

NIST Computer Security Publications – NIST Special Publications (SPs)


Herman Rensink Datacenter - / Cloud Architect /CISSP (Associate Member ISC2) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a measurement standards laboratory, and a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. Its mission is to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness. It is ONE of the many sources on the Internet. NIST's activities … Continue reading NIST Computer Security Publications – NIST Special Publications (SPs)

Cloud features explained – Continued


 Herman Rensink Datacentre & Cloud Architect / CISSP In my article earlier on about  Cloud features explained I have summarised and explained a few features of the Big 3 Cloud providers from Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Google. In this article I continue where I left of and give you some additional information about the features. NOSQL Database … Continue reading Cloud features explained – Continued

Cloud Comparison BIG 3 Azure, AWS and Google


  Herman  Rensink - Datacenter & Cloud Architect / CISSP The Cloud offers a "million" possibilities. Where can I find this information and how to choose? What provider does fit my needs? These are just some questions. In order to help you in this journey I provide you with insight information about the offering of … Continue reading Cloud Comparison BIG 3 Azure, AWS and Google

Commonalities and differentiators Cloud providers


Herman Rensink, Datacenter Architect / CISSP . When going to the "Cloud" an organisation has to decide on many subjects like Management strategy, Migration strategy, and Transition as well as Transformation strategy. However, in the early stage, before thinking about going to the Cloud you have to have a very good and clear picture of … Continue reading Commonalities and differentiators Cloud providers

Battle between old and young!


  Herman Rensink, 56 years old, Datacenter and Infrastructure Architect / CISSP. Before I continue with my opinionated article about the battle (or polarisation) between old and young based on age difference, I wonder if I am personally suffer from paranoia and is therefor my judgement clouded? Or is the identified trend, the battle between old and young … Continue reading Battle between old and young!

Trends in Data centers & Cloud


 Herman  Rensink - Datacenter & Cloud Architect / CISSP This article describes in a number of key themes that are related to each other and outlines the direction which Data centers and Cloud are going. Delivery models Governance Technology Deployment and provisioning Operations DELIVERY MODELS C-level executives realise that ICT is constantly increasing in importance … Continue reading Trends in Data centers & Cloud

The future of data centers & workload management


Herman  Rensink - Datacenter & Cloud Architect / CISSP A data center is nothing more than a logistics company which makes digital information (bits) available to the applications of business at the right time and under the proper conditions. In order to achieve this a data center offers computer power, resources or, in more generally … Continue reading The future of data centers & workload management

Data centre of today & future


  Herman  Rensink - Datacenter & Cloud Architect / CISSP Demand for ICT Een datacenter (DC) kent veel dynamiek waarin behoorlijk wat innovaties en migraties plaatsvinden. Het motto van tegenwoordig is “snel leveren” maar dat moet wel tegelijkertijd tegen lagere kosten, met minder personeel en tegen hogere eisen (zero down time en oneindige capaciteit). Dit allemaal … Continue reading Data centre of today & future