Sat.Jun 07, 2014 - Fri.Jun 13, 2014

Great Reference Graphic To Keep Your Brain Engaged On All Elements Of Big Data


By Bob Gourley. The reference below was provided by friends at Altamira. If you are an analyst, enterprise architect, CIO, CTO, CISO, CFO or even a business executive seeking insights into the nature of modern data solutions you will find the poster below to be a fantastic resource.

Docker could threaten cloud providers' portability plans

David Linthicum

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Is Go an Object Oriented language?


To truly understand what it means to be ‘object-oriented’ you need to look back at the origination of the concept. The first object oriented language, simula, emerged in the 1960s. It introduced objects, classes, inheritance and subclasses, virtual methods, coroutines, and a lot more. Perhaps most importantly, it introduced a paradigm shift of thinking of data and logic as completely independent.

Simplifying Identity Management in the Cloud era with Azure AD

IT Pros Rock!

Thanks to everyone who attended my session yesterday at Cloud Expo in NYC on leveraging Microsoft Azure Active Directory to Simplify Identity Management in the Cloud era.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

White Paper: Three Big Data Blueprints


By Bob Gourley. Enterprises everywhere have been seeking improved ways to make use of their data.

Netflix vs. Verizon: A sign of the cloud wars to come

David Linthicum

Fighting has erupted between Netflix and Verizon over who bears responsibility for the low quality of service some Netflix subscribers purportedly experience on Verizon''s FiOS broadband service. The angry banter escalated sharply on Thursday when Verizon sent Netflix a letter threatening legal action if the video-streaming company doesn''t stop talking smack about Verizon. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud Computing

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With Data Campus, the Modular Data Center Scales Out

Data Center Knowledge

As modular data centers become more widely adopted, vendors like Cannon are expanding their offerings to support larger installations with more configuration options. Read More. Featured Modular Data Centers

The Internet of (Secure) Things – Embedding Security in the IoT


By George Romas. We’re seeing a glimmer of the future – the Internet of Things (IoT) – where anything and everything is or contains a sensor that can communicate over the network/Internet. The underlying technology enabling IoT is Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications.

Docker could threaten cloud providers' portability plans

David Linthicum

Everyone loves Docker. What''s not to like? It''s a very nicely constructed container architecture that provides better cloud-to-cloud portability and workload management. It also sets a great foundation to build cloud-based distributed systems that can be moved around much easier than the cloud workloads we manage these days. The 1.0 release of Docker draws a line in the sand as to what this technology will mean to enterprises moving applications to cloud-based platforms.

Five Ways to Advance your Career with Modern Data Architecture

The Investing Edge

Guest post by Todd Christy, Slalom Consulting and member of Ascent’s Technical Advisory Board. What do flat tires and Hadoop have in common?

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Colovore Brings Liquid-Cooled Colo to Silicon Valley

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation startup differentiates by supporting high and varying densities in Santa Clara''s busy market Read More. colocation Cooling Silicon Valley


Register for 12 Jun 2014 Webinar: Automated Removal of Advanced Threats


By Bob Gourley. If you are a technologist you no doubt have thoughts about security and how to improve your approach to enterprise-wide defense. Odds are you have concluded that the only way to mitigate the threat is through automation. Right?

Netflix vs. Verizon: A sign of the cloud wars to come

David Linthicum

Fighting has erupted between Netflix and Verizon over who bears responsibility for the low quality of service some Netflix subscribers purportedly experience on Verizon''s FiOS broadband service. The angry banter escalated sharply on Thursday when Verizon sent Netflix a letter threatening legal action if the video-streaming company doesn''t stop talking smack about Verizon. Verizon sells a cloud service of its own that Netflix does not use, and both companies sell streaming video services.

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Observations from TiECON East 2014

The Investing Edge

I attended TiECON East 2014 last month in Cambridge, and had the opportunity to speak on the Internet of Things (IoT) panel. TiECON East bills itself as the largest startup conference on the East Coast, and this year drew a crowd of more than 500 entrepreneurs.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Microsoft Kicks Off $350M Data Center Expansion in Virginia

Data Center Knowledge

Expansion to support cloud services features company’s latest energy efficient design Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Microsoft

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White Paper: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal


By Bob Gourley. Threat actors are increasingly automating their attacks, making defense harder and overwhelming incident response teams.

Don’t Call It Software-Defined Storage, Unless …

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Anytime a new concept enters the marketplace, the inevitable Definition Wars begin. Understandably, it takes a while for the industry to collectively wrap its head around a consensus perspective regarding a new subject.

Deck: Accelerate DevOps in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online (VSO)

IT Pros Rock!

Thanks for attending one of my recent DevOps talks over the past few weeks in our community!

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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?

GoDaddy’s IPO Filing Reveals Nine Data Centers, Sophisticated Technology Stack

Data Center Knowledge

Open source plays big role in hosting firm’s IaaS, PaaS, analytics, database management systems. Read More. Data Center Strategies Hosting

Voicecalls with New Samsung Wearable Will Not Require Smartphone


By Shannon Perry. The technology of wearables continues to progress at a rapid clip. Samsung has released a slew of these devices in the last few years; the watches enable users to surf the web and make phone calls – with the aid of a smartphone.

Links for June 8 2014

Eric D. Brown

A social media contrarian speaks out on the limited value of tweet analytics. Quote : Tools are becoming more powerful and easier to use, so we have that. Where there’s a shortage is of people who are good at analyzing the data. One of the things I’ve championed for is that the consumer insights/market research folks should play a greater role [here] because they have so much experience analyzing customer behavior already. Big Ass Fans’ new ceiling fan is really a robot.

TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Enabling Self-Service On-Demand Developer Environments in the Cloud

IT Pros Rock!

In Part 3 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Blain Barton and Keith Mayer turn the conversation towards enabling self-service on demand Developer environments in the cloud. Learn how you can use Microsoft Azure along with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller and the Azure Pack to increase work efficiency across your organization. [ 1:16 ] It seems like Dev and Test environments have been a key workload that organizations are considering for the Cloud.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Rackspace CTO John Engates on Developing Native Support for Docker

Data Center Knowledge

Service provider uses Docker itself but is also working on native cloud support that can work with any cloud Read More. Cloud Computing Rackspace Hosting Virtualization

eBay Email Provides Explanation and Apology


By Shannon Perry. In early May, eBay discovered that its network had recently been compromised, and on May 21 st a banner appeared on acknowledging the breach and recommending that users change their passwords.

Why CIOs Need To Get Good At Reusing Technology

The Accidental Successful CIO

Existing Information Technology Resources Can Be Reused Image Credit. I’m sure that you know that you shouldn’t throw things that can be recycled away. Save the planet and all of that.

Cloud Rumblings

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I don''t usually do much commentary on industry happenings these days, but things do seem to be heating up as of late.   It''s getting interesting again, especially with regards to all things "cloud".

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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.

ViaWest Opens Huge Denver Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Provider''s fifth data center in the active Denver market is its first greenfield build Read More. colocation ViaWest

Verizon to Netflix: Cease and Desist Unfair Business Practices


By Shannon Perry. Friction between Internet service providers and Netflix is nothing new. While Netflix offers affordable and high-quality entertainment, companies like Verizon provide the means to deliver that content to consumers.

Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE! Today's article in this series is. WATCH: How does Microsoft Azure and the Cloud align with DevOps? with Matt Hester In this video, Matt and I discuss how Microsoft Azure and cloud computing can be leveraged to help accelerate the transition to DevOps in an organization.

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GovCloud Founder and Veteran's 360 Showcased in US Veteran's Magazine

Cloud Musings

Kevin L. Jackson, CEO and Founder of GovCloud Network, LLC, was showcased in US Veteran''s Magazine for his work with Veteran''s 360 , a San Diego, California non-profit.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.