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

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.

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.

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…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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Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Complying With Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rules

CTOvision

HIPAA was enacted in 1996, and by April 2005 security standards were required to be in place for most covered entities. In 2013 key portions of this law were updated.

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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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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Firemon: Providing proactive security intelligence and governance over your IT

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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.

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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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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Data Center World Spring in Pictures

Data Center Knowledge

Here’s a glimpse into last month’s Las Vegas conference Read More. AFCOM Events Popular

Webinar 21 May: SAS and Apache Hadoop for Government

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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.

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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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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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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

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

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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.

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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OmniTI and GovCloud Join Forces to Provide Cloud-based Services

Cloud Musings

FULTON, Md.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- OmniTI , a leading provider of web infrastructures and applications for companies that require scalable, high-performance, mission critical solutions, today announced that it has partnered with GovCloud Network , LLC to help clients develop and execute mission and business strategies for cloud-based services.

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

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

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

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

TechNet Radio: (Part 21) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Protecting Data with Encryption - part 2

IT Pros Rock!

Following up on their data protection through encryption episode in their " Build Your Cloud " series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze take an inside look at transparent database encryption options for SQL Server and Azure SQL database. [ 1:42 ] What are some database encryption options? [ 5:40 ] DEMO: How to enable transparent data encryption for your database __ Experience Microsoft's latest products with these FREE downloads! Build Your Lab! Download Windows.( read more ).

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Step-By-Step: Installation of Skype For Business Server 2015

CanITPro

As mentioned during the Microsoft Ignite keynote, the RTM download of Skype for Business Server 2015 (successor to Microsoft Lync Server 2013) is now available for download. This article provides step by step installation of a Skype for Business Enterprise.( read more ).

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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

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

TechNet Radio: (Part 20) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Protecting Data with Encryption

IT Pros Rock!

Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze are back for the next part in their “ Build Your Cloud ” series and in today’s episode they discuss how you can protect your data in the cloud through At-Rest Data Encryption. [ 1:59 ] What are some at-rest data encryption options? [ 20:02 ] DEMO: How to enable At-Rest Data Encryption in Azure with Windows BitLocker __ Experience Microsoft's latest products with these FREE downloads! Build Your Lab! Download Windows Server 2012 R2 , System.( read more ).

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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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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Six Tips for Keeping Your Cool in All Seasons

Data Center Knowledge

Now that the colder temperatures and harsh winter weather are behind us, it's time to perform regular maintenance on cooling systems and take preventive measures to ensure the change in seasons doesn't affect their effectiveness and sustainability. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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ICG: Specializing in real-time streaming and analytics through the LUX solution

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This post is part of our series providing background and context on sponsors of Cognitio's 30 April Synergy Forum. Founded in 2010, ICG specializes in real-time streaming and analytics through its LUX solution.

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.

Step-By-Step: Configure AutoScale for a cloud service

CanITPro

Hello Folks, I’ve been playing around with Azure capabilities and I was really interested in the scaling out capacity. Mostly because I believe that it allows you to save money while having the capacity to support the demands on your apps. Today.( read more ).

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?