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

Docker could threaten cloud providers' portability plans

David Linthicum

Credit: iStockphoto read more. Applications Cloud Computing Virtualization Docker Application Virtualization PaaS Cloud Computing

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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.

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

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.

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.

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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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


White Paper: Three Big Data Blueprints


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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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?

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Foto Friday – Tufted Titmouse

Eric D. Brown

Captured this Tufted Titmouse on our deck feeder. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400 mm 5.6 L handheld. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images).


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. When it comes to one of my personal hot topics (software-defined storage), I do try to patient, but I fail.  I despair as I encounter many of the flaccid definitions currently in vogue.    Maybe my standards are too high?

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

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.