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Kevin Linsell

As Head of Service Development, Kevin Linsell drives Adapts’ position as market leader in Cloud Services and Infrastructure Outsourcing. With over 20 years experience in the industry he delivers the strategy and services roadmap for all product development and the evolution of the Adapt service capability. Kevin manages all aspects of the productisation of services including internal/external stakeholders, vendors, customers and any 3rd party support/supply chain components. Kevin began his career as part of the research and development team at BT working on Fibre Optic research and Directory Enabled Networking. He then moved on to become Solutions Director at the company. More recently Kevin worked as Customer Solutions Architect at Computercentre, where he provided architectural and consultancy expertise across all technologies to a wide range of customers.

Understanding The Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC)

The data centre industry is evolving rapidly. It is no longer common practice to build large-scale data centres with high-volumes of inefficient, expensive and hard to manage hardware. Instead, analysts and forward thinking organisations are looking to the software defined data centre (SDDC), the next big thing in the cloud computing industry, to transform the way they utilise data centre resource...

Desktop Strategy: Why Virtualisation Is Not The (Only) Answer

Five to ten years ago, many organisations did not have a desktop strategy at all – a desktop was simply an end-user device, provided based on need and budget. There was often little thought given to the cost and complexity of managing these devices over their lifetimes and even less thought given to the business impact of these devices not functioning or being lost/stolen. However, the conse...

The Rise Of The Cloud Integrator

Three quarters of UK businesses are now officially ‘in the cloud’ in one form or another. The universal, horizontal cloud benefits of agility and utility are undeniable and compelling, but businesses still need to be able to translate these into enablement and competitive advantage. Getting the most from your cloud investment can be a challenge. The fact is, not all clouds are created equal, and d...

Breaking The Refresh Cycle

If you manage IT in any capacity, you will be familiar with the unsettling feeling that emerges as your hardware approaches the end of standard support/warranty, or your software comes up for renewal/end of support. Sound familiar? It can be a costly, time consuming and complex activity to keep existing IT systems up to date, so it’s no wonder companies fall behind or become trapped by legacy IT w...

Enterprise And Cloud Providers: What To Do If The Marriage Doesn’t Last

Many businesses are attracted to the cloud as a means to improve costs and flexibility, but finding the right Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to form a relationship with can be a challenging and time consuming process. The ideal CSP should be able to customise and flex services to meet your requirements, provide the level of security you require, and have the ability and desire to move forward at you...