Sat.Sep 19, 2015 - Fri.Sep 25, 2015

The key cloud trends for the next few years

David Linthicum

AWS Re:Invent has become the must-attend cloud show for everyone focused on Amazon Web Services -- and an important show even for organizations that use other cloud platforms. It’s no surprise that the Re:Invent event, scheduled for Oct. 6-9, sold out again this year. The trends over the last several years have been around the adoption of cloud, the boom in building new cloud services, such as high-performance storage, supercomputers on demand, and new ways of storing and processing data.

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There Will Be Cyberwar: How The Move To Network-Centric War Fighting Has Set The Stage by Richard Stiennon


With new technology, come new problems. Oft times, with the increasing demand for the latest and greatest tech, security is more of an after thought. What has been a consistent theme is developing the next best technology, and then figuring out how to protect it.

Data Center World: Stanley Cup Winner Bill Clement on Successful Leadership

Data Center Knowledge

Being a successful leader has nothing to do with a job title and everything to do with the choices we make that lead to earning respect and trust from those around us. Read More. AFCOM Data Center World Executive

Data-centric Security: The New Must Have

Cloud Musings

Where is your data right now? The explosion of cloud computing and consumer IT means that your data, as well as data about you, can be virtually anywhere. Having your data and the data about you virtually everywhere is, in fact, key to the cloud computing business model.

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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.

Integrate now: The cloud hates silos

David Linthicum

"Complete integration" means all systems that collect and store information can share data with other systems that collect and store information. This concept has been around since we began playing the data integration game back in the 1990s. It's such an important concept that I wrote three books about it. However, we're nowhere near where we should be.

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Video: Alibaba Site Showcase of Cloud Data Center Design Innovation

Data Center Knowledge

Free cooling using lake water, modular deployment, disaggregated racks, PCIe Flash in Chinese e-commerce giant’s latest cloud site in China Read More. Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Cooling Data Center Design

Foto Friday – Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

Eric D. Brown

This is a capture taken at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park along the north side beach. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Sigma 8-16. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio.


The Yin and Yang of IT Consolidation

Chuck's Blog - EMC

One of the more popular buzzwords in our industry is consolidation : the idea of combining multiple individual workloads into a single platform or system. The stated goal is usually around saving money, although there are certainly other benefits.

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Big Data Project Management: What’s In & What’s Out?


Here’s something to think about when you're planning a big data project: are you planning a project or a program ? Here's a simple distinction: A project typically has a beginning, middle, and end. A program is something ongoing and relatively permanent. Projects.

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.

Switch Claims Reno Site Will be World’s Largest Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Says 150MW building will be first of up to seven massive data centers on Tahoe Reno campus Read More. Colocation Featured Switch SuperNAPs

CIOs And The Art Of Succession Planning

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs Need To Plan For Who Comes Next Image Credit: Xiaojun Deng. Wow – it sure was hard to get the CIO job. Just think for a moment about all of the various positions you had to rise through in order to finally obtain the top spot in IT.

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Overcoming Cloud Envy

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Enterprise IT is a tough job for most practitioners. The list of things that need to be done never stops growing, and resources are always constrained. Distractions don't help, and there are no shortage of these it seems.

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Important Context On Key Cyber Security Issues From Admiral R


The video at this link and embedded below captures key parts of a a 24 Sep 2015 session of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence with testimony by NSA Director Admiral Rogers.

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.

Amazon Data Center Outage Affects Netflix, Heroku, Others

Data Center Knowledge

DynamoDB goes down causing high error rates for other services that rely on it Read More. Shared

Apple watchOS 2 release date is finally here (it's about time)

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

The Apple watchOS 2 release date is here. You can finally download the real thing, after the GM build was pulled due to unspecified bugginess. The new update adds native apps, new faces, a sideways "nightstand" mode, and a few other features. Apparently, it also tells the time.

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Step-By-Step: Setup and Installation of Windows Server Containers


Various new features have been announced in Microsoft’s upcoming release of Windows Server 2016. This Step-By-Step post will explore the new Windows Server Containers feature made available in the upcoming release. The following video provides a.( read more ).

Watch Drones Build A Rope Bridge In Fight: Think of the use cases for this…


The video at this link and embedded below shows an incredible use of drones to construct a bridge that people can walk across. Doesn't that get your mind thinking about use cases for this technology? Imagine what it will be like when it matures?

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.

Equinix to Power All California Data Centers with Solar Power

Data Center Knowledge

Signs power purchase agreement with SunEdison for energy generated by future Southern California solar project Read More. Colocation Equinix Featured Green Data Centers Los Angeles Power Silicon Valley

IBM tackles 'shadow IT' with a new cloud security tool for enterprises

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

If there's one thing that can strike terror into a CIO's heart, it's the security implications of the cloud. If there's another, it's the "bring your own" technology trend. Combine the two, and you've got the motivation behind IBM's new Cloud Security Enforcer. Thanks to having set up used a private email server while U.S.

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Step-By-Step: Creating and Deploying Windows 10 Provisioning Packages


Many IT administrators utilize imaging solutions to deploy desired client OS experiences. Runtime provisioning, introduced in Windows 10, presents a unique solution in addressing issues that can occur when imaging. Issues such as incorrect drivers or.( read more

Survey On DoD Cybersecurity Rules: And book on The Cyber Threat for all organizations taking the survey


On 26 August 2015 the DoD promulgated new rules that apply to any contractor or subcontractor that does business with the DoD. These rules are in immediate effect. We are compiling information we will use in future reporting on and also to provide as feedback to DoD on the new rules. We are looking for inputs from members of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), which is any company providing anything to the DoD.

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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.

Engineer: Lack of Procedure Plagues Data Center Industry

Data Center Knowledge

Most data center facilities teams neglect to document emergency procedures, exacerbating risk of downtime Read More. AFCOM Data Center World Disaster Recovery Downtime Featured

The Opposite of Critical Thinking

Future of CIO

The opposite of critical thinking is mindless thinking. There are many types of thinking. Many of them overlap with each other.

Is a lack of enterprise apps killing BYOD?

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

As BYOD hangs on as an acceptable way to arm your employees with their own technology, companies need to make sure that employees can work seamlessly on those devices. One way to do that – and give employers some control of where their data goes – is through enterprise apps. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story

Empowering Analytics: Detecting Fraud In Hybrid Datasets


Thursday, September 24th from 1pm to 2pm, join Bob Gourley, Cognitio partner, and Steve Egan, Solutions Engineer at Datameer , for their webinar on fraud detection and prevention. The webinar is entitled "Empowering Analytics: Detecting Fraud In Hybrid Datasets". As many are well aware, fraud is pervasive, and is seen in the form of social engineering, phishing attacks, insider threat attacks, and in attempts to extract money using false claims.

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.