Claude Gagne_

Systems / Cloud Architect. 88% of Canadian CEOs view IT as the primary growth tool to enhance the connected user experience and optimize internal and/or cloud IT infrastructure (17th Annual Global CEO Survey) My role is to: - help clients with their infrastructure and cloud projects - establish with them the IT scenarios most suited to their needs and respective ROI objectives - ensure the proper deployment of the project in coordination with the technical teams. And I am very enthusiastic to do so using the constantly renewed technologies at our disposal. I joined Present in September 2014, but have been working in systems architecture for over 20 years. I have several technical certifications and hold a Master of Economics.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications: the # 1 platform for SAP HANA

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on May 24, 2018 7:45:00 AM

Why SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is an optimized operating system platform, validated and certified by SAP, for all SAP HANA solutions.

This outcome is the result of a close collaboration between SAP and SUSE, in order to optimize the performance, scalability and high availability of SAP HANA.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is currently running thousands of SAP HANA installations, including at SAP itself.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, SAP Hana

Bring your IT to the speed of your business with a software-defined data center

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on May 9, 2018 7:45:00 AM

As business strategies are now inextricably linked to technology solutions, companies need to rethink the role and spend of their IT in order for it to become a true growth engine.

It's not about the needs of IT, but about the needs of the business.

 

 

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Topics: IT infrastructure

Why deploy cloud backup as a service with Azure Backup 

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Feb 14, 2018 7:45:00 AM

In an economy with accelerated transformation, many organizations are investing considerable resources to increase their IT agility. They understand that better agility, provided for example by mobile applications and data analysis solutions, can help them better understand their customers, position themselves advantageously and quicker compared to their competitors and reduce their costs. 

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The spectre of vulnerabilities at the CPU level is now hovering over IT infrastructures

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Jan 9, 2018 11:45:00 AM

On January 3, 2018, two important security breaches named Meltdown and Spectre were publicly disclosed. These are two critical bugs located at the processor level.

Description of the vulnerabilities

Two flaws in processor design from leading chip makers could allow hackers to access sensitive information.

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Krack: WI-FI defect threatens to expose your data

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Oct 18, 2017 4:06:20 PM

A major vulnerability has been discovered in the WPA2 protocol of Wi-Fi networks. 

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Hyperconvergence to the rescue of the traditional data center

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Oct 3, 2017 7:45:00 AM
In today's economy, a company's strategy relies more than ever on its capacity for innovation and transformation, and therefore equally on the profound change in the role of IT.

 

The changing role of IT 

It is no longer just about guaranteeing stability, levels of performance and availability of applications, but also encouraging innovation and contributing to the business. 

This new orientation of IT is inevitably accompanied by the modernization of the data center, which today is an impediment to the requirements of the lines of business. 

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Convergence / Hyper-convergence, CIO/IT leaders

2 major errors not to make with your IT

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Aug 8, 2017 8:05:00 AM

The digital transformation of companies is not just a question of competitiveness, or market positioning, it is a question of survival.

In order to remain competitive and improve their performance, companies from all sectors and sizes must develop new business strategies and processes by taking advantage of information technology and communication. 

In this context of a digital economy, companies that want to remain viable must, of course, have leaders capable of recognizing opportunities, but also the IT environment capable of handling this new mission. 

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Topics: IT Innovation, Digital transformation, CIO/IT leaders

5 reasons to use Azure: Microsoft's cloud offering

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Jun 27, 2017 7:45:00 AM

Microsoft Azure includes an ever-expanding array of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to create, deploy, and manage applications, through a global network of data centers, and a wide range of associated tools. 90% of Fortune 500 companies have confidence in Microsoft's cloud. 

Why such a high adoption? Here are 5 specific reasons that pushed Present, and push companies, to adopt Microsoft Azure. 

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Topics: Hybrid Cloud, Cloud

Are back-up copies still necessary for applications in the Cloud?

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on May 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Analysts are unanimous. The future is cloud computing, public, with a private/hybrid emphasis depending on the size of the company.

Indeed, the benefits of this cloud services approach are numerous and include more specifically:

•  Total cost reduction of possessing IT infrastructure by replacing outdated and at risk systems and applications

•  Faster implementation of business initiatives

•  Integration with existing infrastructures (hybrid cloud and back-up sites within the Cloud)

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Cloud, IT security

Office 365: an effective platform and not simply an email service

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Apr 25, 2017 8:41:20 AM

Today’s companies must increase their IT’s efficiency to remain competitive, regardless of their industry. To do so, they must support their growth with powerful easy-to-use technological tools.

This is the case for Microsoft Office 365. Contrary to popular belief, it goes way beyond a simple cloud-based email service!

As the undisputed leader in its field, Office 365 is a fully integrated platform offering a complete array of tools. These different applications increase the efficiency of collaboration and the speed of communication, resulting in tangible benefits, both internal and external.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Cloud

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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