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Wanted – MacBook / Air / Pro 13” £400-£550

I have just ordered a 13″ 2017 Pro Touchbar so my 2014 Air is available this week.

It’s 13″ model, with 4gb RAM, 256gb SSD, just over 600 battery cycles but 90% health/original capacity. It’s in excellent condition.

For some extra money I can include a 256Gb JetDrive card that lives in the SD card slot.

I have a high quality black mock leather sleeve, replacement AC adapter (just like original but no apple logo), and original with split insulation near the plug but still working fine. Have a second sleeve somewhere I think too. Will throw in Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter too.

Can meet you, and would prefer to really so you can check it over.

Wanted – MacBook / Air / Pro 13” £400-£550

I have just ordered a 13″ 2017 Pro Touchbar so my 2014 Air is available this week.

It’s 13″ model, with 4gb RAM, 256gb SSD, just over 600 battery cycles but 90% health/original capacity. It’s in excellent condition.

For some extra money I can include a 256Gb JetDrive card that lives in the SD card slot.

I have a high quality black mock leather sleeve, replacement AC adapter (just like original but no apple logo), and original with split insulation near the plug but still working fine. Have a second sleeve somewhere I think too. Will throw in Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter too.

Can meet you, and would prefer to really so you can check it over.

Wanted – MacBook / Air / Pro 13” £400-£550

I have just ordered a 13″ 2017 Pro Touchbar so my 2014 Air is available this week.

It’s 13″ model, with 4gb RAM, 256gb SSD, just over 600 battery cycles but 90% health/original capacity. It’s in excellent condition.

For some extra money I can include a 256Gb JetDrive card that lives in the SD card slot.

I have a high quality black mock leather sleeve, replacement AC adapter (just like original but no apple logo), and original with split insulation near the plug but still working fine. Have a second sleeve somewhere I think too. Will throw in Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter too.

Can meet you, and would prefer to really so you can check it over.

Wanted – MacBook / Air / Pro 13” £400-£550

I have just ordered a 13″ 2017 Pro Touchbar so my 2014 Air is available this week.

It’s 13″ model, with 4gb RAM, 256gb SSD, just over 600 battery cycles but 90% health/original capacity. It’s in excellent condition.

For some extra money I can include a 256Gb JetDrive card that lives in the SD card slot.

I have a high quality black mock leather sleeve, replacement AC adapter (just like original but no apple logo), and original with split insulation near the plug but still working fine. Have a second sleeve somewhere I think too. Will throw in Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter too.

Can meet you, and would prefer to really so you can check it over.

For Sale – WD MY CLOUD HOME 6TB

Please note this is the MY CLOUD HOME nas

I bought this just last week from WD direct thinking it was a newer version of my existing MY Cloud. In fact it is nothing like it therefore I have decided to sell it on.

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Price and currency: £150
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT. PPG
Location: Welling
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – MacBook / Air / Pro 13” £400-£550

I have just ordered a 13″ 2017 Pro Touchbar so my 2014 Air is available this week.

It’s 13″ model, with 4gb RAM, 256gb SSD, just over 600 battery cycles but 90% health/original capacity. It’s in excellent condition.

For some extra money I can include a 256Gb JetDrive card that lives in the SD card slot.

I have a high quality black mock leather sleeve, replacement AC adapter (just like original but no apple logo), and original with split insulation near the plug but still working fine. Have a second sleeve somewhere I think too. Will throw in Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter too.

Can meet you, and would prefer to really so you can check it over.

For Sale – WD MY CLOUD HOME 6TB

Please note this is the MY CLOUD HOME nas

I bought this just last week from WD direct thinking it was a newer version of my existing MY Cloud. In fact it is nothing like it therefore I have decided to sell it on.

IMG_0037.jpg

Price and currency: £150
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT. PPG
Location: Welling
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Transforming IT infrastructure and operations to drive digital business

It’s time for organizations to modernize their IT infrastructure and operations to not just support, but to drive digital business, according to Gregory Murray, research director at Gartner.

But to complete that transformation, organizations need to first understand their desired future state, he added.

“The future state for the vast majority of organizations is going to be a blend of cloud, on prem and off prem,” Murray told the audience at the recent Gartner Catalyst conference. “What’s driving this is the opposing forces of speed and control.”

From 2016 to 2024, the percentage of new workloads that will be deployed through on-premises data centers is going to plummet from about 80% to less than 20%, Gartner predicts. During the same period, cloud adoption will explode — going from less than 10% to as much as 45% — with off-premises, colocation and managed hosting facilities also picking up more workloads.

IT infrastructure needs to provide capabilities across these platforms, and operations must tackle the management challenges that come with it, Murray said.

How to transform IT infrastructure and operations

Once organizations have defined their future state — and Murray urged organizations to start with developing a public cloud strategy to determine which applications will be in the cloud — they should begin modernizing their infrastructure, he told the audience at the Gartner Catalyst conference. 

“Programmatic control is the key to enabling automation and automation is, of course, critical to addressing the disparity between the speed that we can deliver and execute in cloud, and improving our speed of execution on prem,” he said. 

Organizations will also need developers with the skills to take advantage of it, he said. Another piece of the automation equation when modernizing the infrastructure to gain speed is standardization, he said.

The future state for the vast majority of organizations is going to be a blend of cloud, on prem and off prem.
Gregory Murrayresearch director, Gartner

“We need to standardize around those programmatic building blocks, either by using individual components of software-defined networking, software-defined compute and software-defined storage, or by using a hyper-converged system.”

Hyper-converged simplifies the complexity associated with establishing programmatic control and helps create a unified API for infrastructure, he said.

Organizations also need to consider how to uplevel their standardization, according to Murray. This is where containers come into play. The atomic unit of deployment is specific to an application and it abstracts much of the dependencies and complications that come with moving an application independent of its operating system, he explained.

“And if we can do that, now I have a construct that I can standardize around and deploy into cloud, into on prem, into off prem and give it straight to my developers and give them the ability to move quickly and deploy their applications,” he said.

Hybrid is the new normal

To embrace this hybrid environment, Murray said organizations should establish a fundamental substrate to unify these environments.

“The two pieces that are so fundamental that they precede any sort of hybrid integration is the concept of networks — specifically your WAN and WAN strategy across your providers — and identity,” Murray said. “If I don’t have fundamental identity constructs, governance will be impossible.”

Organizations looking to modernize their network for hybrid capabilities should resort to SD-WAN, Murray said. This provides software-defined control that extends outside of the data center and allows a programmatic approach and automation around their WAN connectivity to help keep that hybrid environment working together, he explained.

But to get that framework of governance in place across this hybrid environment requires a layered approach, Murray said. “It’s a combination of establishing principles, publishing the policies and using programmatic controls to bring as much cloud governance as we can.”

Murray also hinted that embracing DevOps is the first step in “a series of cultural changes” that organizations are going to need to truly modernize IT infrastructure and operations. For those who aren’t operating at agile speed, operations still needs to get out of the business of managing tickets and delivering resources and get to a self-service environment where operations and IT are involved in brokering the services, he added.

There is also need to have a monitoring framework in place to gain visibility across the environment. Embracing AIOps — which uses big data, data analytics and machine learning — can help organizations become more predictive and more proactive with their operations, he added.

Wanted – MacBook / Air / Pro 13” £400-£550

I have just ordered a 13″ 2017 Pro Touchbar so my 2014 Air is available this week.

It’s 13″ model, with 4gb RAM, 256gb SSD, just over 600 battery cycles but 90% health/original capacity. It’s in excellent condition.

For some extra money I can include a 256Gb JetDrive card that lives in the SD card slot.

I have a high quality black mock leather sleeve, replacement AC adapter (just like original but no apple logo), and original with split insulation near the plug but still working fine. Have a second sleeve somewhere I think too. Will throw in Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter too.

Can meet you, and would prefer to really so you can check it over.

For Sale – Gaming PC (i5-6600K, 980Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB M2 SSD)

Built a gaming PC in an amazing aluminium HTPC case to go in my TV stand but just hasn’t gotten much use at all so selling.

Intel Core i5-6600K CPU
16GB Corsair 2400 Mhz DDR4 (2x 8GB)
6GB EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+ (ACX 2.0+ cooler with backplate)
512GB Samsung 950 Pro M2 SSD
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 (Z170) motherboard
EVGA G2 750W modular power supply
Noctua NH-U9S CPU cooler

Streacom F12CB Aluminium HTPC Case (Black)
Streacom Flirc SE Universal Remote IR Receiver

Asking price is £820 collected – can be collected in London (near Bank, Liverpool Street or Stratford stations)

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Price and currency: 700
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal Gift or Bank Transfer
Location: London
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.