Sat.May 02, 2015 - Fri.May 08, 2015

Fix your applications before migrating them to the cloud

David Linthicum

These days, enterprises are moving massive numbers of applications to the cloud in a process called "lift and shift." That means transporting the code and the data, recompiling it, doing a bit of testing, and moving on. The trouble with this approach is that many -- and I mean many -- enterprise applications need a whole lot of improvements to work well in the cloud.

Please Help Spread The Word: IEEE Seeks Papers On Bio-inspired Cyber Security

CTOvision

Friend and CTOvision reader Sean Moore of Centripetal Networks is a proven engineer with experience developing technologies and leading tech focused businesses. He is highly regarded for his mastery of network cyber security, IP communications technology and TCP/IP networking.

…and then what?

Eric D. Brown

I just finished reading a great article titled “ The Most Important Question You Can Ask: Then What? ” In the article, the author writes: The great art of life is in balancing the short term and the long term, so that one can have enjoyment with integrity – pleasure with purpose.

How Facebook Cut 75 Percent of Power It Needs to Store Your #tbt Photos

Data Center Knowledge

Social network’s infrastructure team shares details of its cold storage data center design Read More. Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Downtime Facebook Featured Open Compute Storage

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Docker vs. CoreOS: A container battle worth waging

David Linthicum

Docker continues its quest to serve as a common container format, which is particularly handy in the cloud: If we all adopt Docker to build and deploy applications, our applications become portable. But in December, one of Docker’s supporters, CoreOS , released an open source project called Rocket. The CoreOS team said that Docker was too complex and unwieldy, and maybe too focused on serving the needs of the parent company (also called Docker), thus straying from it original portability mission.

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Do You Know How To Do Strategic Planning CIO?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to know how to go about creating a strategic plan for their company Image Credit: Kyle Van Horn. If you ask any CIO to participate in creating a strategic plan for his or her company, you’ll probably see their eyes light up.

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CoreOS Gives Up Control of Non-Docker Linux Container Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Creates foundation, secures support from Google, VMware, and Red Hat Read More. Blades Cloud Computing

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Surviving an Environment of IT Change

Cloud Musings

"The Federal government today is in the midst of a revolution. The revolution is challenging the norms of government by introducing new ways of serving the people.

Firemon: Providing proactive security intelligence and governance over your IT

CTOvision

With this post we are initiating coverage of Firemon, provider of proactive security intelligence and governance capabilities. Firemon enables enterprises to continuously analyze, visualize and improve the capabilities of your existing network security infrastructure.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Building An All-Flash Racing Cluster With Intel and VSAN

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hyperconverged is the latest justifiable buzz-worthy topic in IT. VMware’s software-led approach supports multiple hardware consumption options: from mild to wild — you’re not limited to someone else’s idea of an appliance if that’s not your thing.

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Data Center World Spring in Pictures

Data Center Knowledge

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OmniTI and GovCloud Join Forces to Provide Cloud-based Services

Cloud Musings

Webinar 21 May: SAS and Apache Hadoop for Government

CTOvision

SAS and Hadoop work together in ways supportive to enterprise missions. Analysts are able to leverage comprehensive enterprise data stores by use of familiar interfaces and methods and with the well engineered SAS and Hadoop architecture can dramatically improve their results for mission.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Agile Culture - Are You Developing Solutions or Solving for Business Opportunities?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Here is the hardest problem for a performing agile development team - Can you build me something that does A, B, and C for Users X and Y and have it completed within the next couple of weeks What is the problem with this form of requirement? Many of you might start with the obvious that you need more details around A, B, and C to gain a shared understanding with the product owner or. agile planning agile software development innovation it management organizational change product management

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QTS Buys Government Cloud Heavyweight Carpathia for $326M

Data Center Knowledge

Expands public sector opportunity, geographic reach, and service variety Read More. Deals Government QTS (Quality Technology Services

3 Approaches to Emerging Technology Experimentation

CIO Dashboard

New and emerging technologies are proliferating at a frenetic pace. Executives want to know: in which technologies should I invest ? How do I reduce my risk of failure and costly mistakes? And, how do I get started with the exploration of emerging technologies and remain relevant as I progress?

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Basis Technology: Providing software solutions for extracting meaningful intelligence from unstructured text

CTOvision

This post is part of our series providing background and context on sponsors of Cognitio's 30 April Synergy Forum. Basis Technology provides software solutions for extracting meaningful intelligence from unstructured text.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

Building An All-Flash Racing Cluster With Intel and VSAN

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hyperconverged is the latest justifiable buzz-worthy topic in IT. VMware’s software-led approach supports multiple hardware consumption options: from mild to wild — you’re not limited to someone else’s idea of an appliance if that’s not your thing. And I’m really enjoying seeing the creativity from our hardware partners in coming up with clever and unique configurations.  The more the better!

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In-Memory Computing: Transforming Business Intelligence and the Internet of Things

Data Center Knowledge

The financial, manufacturing and entertainment industries, among others, are becoming increasingly fond of the next generation of business intelligence. Called operational intelligence (OI), the technology can analyze live, fast-changing data and provide immediate feedback for ever-growing streams. Industry Perspectives OI

Surviving an Environment of IT Change

Cloud Musings

"The Federal government today is in the midst of a revolution. The revolution is challenging the norms of government by introducing new ways of serving the people.

Digital Reasoning: Maker of the Synthesis mission-focused analytics software platform

CTOvision

This post is part of our series providing background and context on sponsors of Cognitio's 30 April Synergy Forum.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

TechNet Radio: (Part 19) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Monitoring and Alerting for Azure Workloads

IT Pros Rock!

Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze continue our ongoing series on how to “ Build Your Cloud ” and in this episode they show us how to manage monitoring and alerting for Azure workloads. Tune in they cover various options for monitoring a hybrid cloud environment using built-in tools on Azure. [ 1:33 ] Why is monitoring important across the hybrid cloud? [ 11:12 ] DEMO: How to leverage and configure built-in monitoring and alerting tools on Azure __ Experience Microsoft's latest.( read more ).

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Internal Carbon Fees Fund Data Center Energy Innovation at Microsoft

Data Center Knowledge

Three years after instituting carbon fees across departments, company says program works Read More. Featured Microsoft

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OmniTI and GovCloud Join Forces to Provide Cloud-based Services

Cloud Musings

Endgame: Delivering early warning, instant detection and active response to threats

CTOvision

This post is part of our series providing background and context on sponsors of Cognitio's 30 April Synergy Forum.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.