Principal Consultant and SME, SteelFusionRSS
Tom Tasker is a Principal Consultant and SME with Riverbed Professional Services in EMEA for SteelFusion. With over 15 years IT experience, including a storage technology background with HDS and NetApp, Tom is focused on SteelFusion and its delivery, working with customers in designing and implementing SteelFusion solutions worldwide.
Posts from Tom Tasker
23-Feb-2017 • by Tom Tasker
Building a Platform for Your IoT Strategy: Part 2
In my last post (Building a Platform for Your IoT Strategy: Part 1) I attempted to set the scene for the IoT data explosion and the difference between the data collation points of a data center (DC), and the data collection and feedback points of an IoT device....
07-Dec-2016 • by Tom Tasker
Riverbed Does Storage, "You Cannot Be Serious!!!"
And how about this to seal the deal, “Deploy a 100PB 1U appliance, expandable up to 10 Exabyte’s, in minutes, with every single storage vendor license and feature ever, every single backup vendor license and replication technology ever, and cross Geo Disaster Recovery, anywhere in the world.”...
14-Jun-2016 • by Tom Tasker
SteelFusion: Release VDI from the DC
Looking up virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and its roots there’s one thing that stuck out each time “…all components are essentially saved in the data center…” which is exactly what you want to improve disaster recovery (DR) capability, management, data security, and backup. ...
02-Mar-2016 • by Tom Tasker
SteelFusion; Restore Services and Security Without the Guesswork
On a daily basis I probably use on average about 7 or 8 programs at any one time, the usual suspects of Outlook, Skype, Firefox, a PDF reader etc. and that’s about it. So why does “Program and Features” on my PC have 124 installed programs? I’m not even a serial downloader and installer—I’m quite picky about what runs on my PC and I often have a tidy up of programs I’ve not used for a while or was just trialing. So what’s going on?...
15-Feb-2016 • by Tom Tasker
SteelFusion: Standardize Security at All Your Remote Sites
The CIO has implemented air tight security protocols around the build and provision processes in the data center (DC). Servers and applications are patched, hardened, and tested before they are allowed to go live. ...
09-Feb-2016 • by Tom Tasker
Why the Remote Office / Branch Office Isn't a Data Center
Like most people I subscribe to vendor and channel newsletters to keep up to date with what’s new on the menu, and a recent pitch I read using Microsoft’s software defined stack and server grade hardware for the remote branch office got me thinking....
05-Jan-2016 • by Tom Tasker
SteelFusion: RTO and RPO at the Branch Office
A business runs on its data. Be it email, database, spreadsheet or social content; if there’s no data, there’s no business. A straightforward enough association that doesn’t take a genius to figure out, but it’s the next couple of steps that often get missed. What if the data is lost?
08-Oct-2015 • by Tom Tasker
SteelFusion: Bringing Business Continuity to the Branch
Having read a recent article on business continuity (BC) my first thought, I think like most, is how BC affects major sites; the data centers (DC), head office, regional centers, etc., but not necessarily the smaller often overlooked remote / branch offices. With a lot of companies overlooking DR and BC as “something that happens to somebody else” SteelFusion can help make that change a reality in those often overlooked remote sites.