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Blackberry Outage and the BBC

Just spoken to the Technology Editor at BBC Online to provide them with some background information on the Blackberry infrastructure following today's outage.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15243892  I briefly explained why Enterprise users were largely not affected.   

Relocation

  The blog has been very quiet for a few months, and even my forum posting level has dropped, and that is because I have moved house.  I am now located in the Thames Valley, midway between Newbury (home of Vodafone) and Reading (home of Microsoft UK). It took me a little while to settle in, as I moved from a very small one bedroom flat (apartment) in to a three bedroom detached house. ... [More]

Case Study 2 Part 3 - Network Rebuild - Networking

This is part three of a three part posting of a recent case study. Part 1 - Part 2 Networking With all the changes we had to look at the networking.  Internet Access With the server in the data centre, the issue of bandwidth over the WAN connection became critical.  Therefore the client upgraded their line to a 2mb SDSL line, although due to the distance from the exchange, we only ... [More]

Case Study 2 Part 2 - Network Rebuild - Servers

This is part two of a three part case study of a recent network rebuild I carried out. For part one - click here: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/post/Case-Study-2-Part-1-Network-Rebuild-Intro-and-Workstations.aspx  Servers Now to the interesting bit.  The server design was in my head for months, and then got completely redesigned following the client wanting to go with my suggestion of... [More]

Case Study 2 Part 1 - Network Rebuild - Intro and Workstations

Very occasionally, you get to do a job which you really enjoy. Being able to put lots of things that you have learnt over time in a single client deployment and make a very satisfying job.  At the end of 2010 I completed just such a deployment.   I could go on for hours about this deployment, as there are so many little things that were done, which I haven't had the chance to do before... [More]