Sat.Nov 21, 2015 - Fri.Nov 27, 2015

Another First In Human History: World’s First Fully Reusable Rocket Goes Into Space And Returns In Usable Way


The video at this link and embedded below captures a first in human history, the first reusable space launch vehicle launching into space and returning in reusable form via a soft landing. This is important for many reasons. The economics of it is a key driver.

Be thankful for these 3 cloud advances

David Linthicum

It's that time of year again when we give thanks. We can be thankful for at least three aspects of cloud computing -- and think about a few others. Be thankful there have been no major cloud data breaches. Knock on wood, right? All the major hacks -- including Sony Pictures, Home Depot, and Target -- didn't involve cloud computing. Download the InfoWorld quick guide: Learn to crunch big data with R.

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With its 100-Gig Switch, Facebook Sees Disaggregation in Action

Data Center Knowledge

Network hardware and software development cycles are now independent of each other Read More. Facebook Featured Networking

The future of data security: An interview with Dell Fellow Tim Brown

Cloud Musings

The Dell Fellows program recognizes engineers for their outstanding and sustained technical achievements, engineering contributions and advancement of the industry.

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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.

The Megatrend of Mobility: An update for technology decision-makers


There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

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Transforming E-commerce Marketing with Sidecar

The Investing Edge

I’m excited to announce Ascent’s newest portfolio company, Sidecar , the leader in programmatic, product-level advertising. We at Ascent have been active investors in the ad tech space with companies like Bizo ( acquired by LinkedIn for $175M ) and StartApp ( Deloitte’s #1 fastest growing tech company in the US ). We’ve seen the power of advanced analytics delivering superior results, especially through programmatic approaches to targeting ad spend.

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Addressing Pass-The-Hash Attacks with Windows 10 and Credentials Guard


People and organizations have increasingly become more and more dependant on technology. What started as a means of communication, has now evolved into a deep repository of information provided by people and organizations shared publicly or privately.( read more ).

Bright Computing at SC15


At the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas, Bright Computing was recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. Bright Computing’s Cluster Manager for HPC was named the Editors’ Choice for Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology.

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A Cohesive Culture

Future of CIO

A cohesive culture becomes the way we discover ourselves, do business to delight customers. It is our brand promise. Culture is the collective mindset, attitude, and behavior. Culture is part passion, part commitment, and part faith.

How Innovative Data Center Design Raises the Bar of Industry Standards

Data Center Knowledge

The key to success of prominent facilities, such as Facebook's, is that, by challenging the status quo, they actually surpass industry standards around design and build, energy efficiency, information security, and more. Read More. Data Center Design Industry Perspectives

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!

Step-By-Step: Managing Multiple User Accounts Via Active Directory Admin Center


Normally in a Windows Server Active Directory environment, time is needed to apply same set of changes to a group of users. For example, let’s say a company's domain prefix changed. As the IT administrator you have been asked to change the UPN.( read more ).

Strata + Hadoop World San Jose 28-31 March 2016


Strata + Hadoop World is the leading event on how big data and ubiquitous, real-time computing is shaping the course of business and society. It brings together the world’s best data scientists and business leaders to share hard-won knowledge and innovations in technology and strategy. Check out the impressive program and make plans to join Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose March 28-31, 2016. Save 20% on most passes with discount code PCCTOV. Register at: [link] cpc/1834. CTO Events

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CIO’s Digital Agenda IV: Managing Change Life Cycle Effectively

Future of CIO

Change is not for its own sake, but for improvement and innovation. The “Future of CIO” blog has reached about 1.2 million page views with 2350+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

2016: The Year of The Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

John M. Hawkins is VP of Marketing and Communications at vXchnge. With 2016 quickly approaching, executives are starting to hash out their plans and budgets for the coming year. While all aspects of a business are important, no other division is more critical to supporting business growth than the. Industry Perspectives

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.

An Introduction to Terraform

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to provide a quick introduction to Terraform , a tool that is used to provision and configure infrastructure. Terraform allows you to define infrastructure configurations and then have those configurations implemented/created by Terraform automatically. In this respect, you could compare Terraform to similar solutions like OpenStack Heat, AWS CloudFormation, and others. Before I continue, though, allow me to first address this question: why Terraform? Why Terraform?

Fed Tech Roundup November 23


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. 19 years and counting. Nextgov: Pentagon Launches Self-Confirmation Tool for OPM Hack Victims - ExecutiveGov. Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce to Change Name to Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce in 2016. The Megatrend of Mobility: An update for technology decision-makers. Start-Up Leaders Embrace Lobbying as Part of the Job - New York Times.

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Three “G”s in Running a High-Performing Digital IT

Future of CIO

Gauging IT success is about triangulating value from different lenses in building a more comprehensive IT value proposition. Nowadays information is the lifeblood and technologies are often the innovation disruptor. The days of the invisible, back office CIO are gone - or going.

Google Buys Solar Power for North Carolina Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Contracts with Duke for power from future 61 MW solar project Read More. Google Green Data Centers North Carolina Power

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?

Bootstrapping Cloud Instances into Ansible

Scott Lowe

A while ago, I wrote an article about bootstrapping servers into Ansible —in other words, how to prepare servers to be managed via Ansible. In order for a server to be managed via Ansible, you usually must first create a user account for Ansible, populate the appropriate SSH keys, and grant the new Ansible user sudo permissions.

Cognitio: Strategic Consulting And Engineering To Improve Results


The technology insights and context of CTOvision are brought to you by Cognitio. Cognitio is a strategic consulting and engineering firm established and managed by a team of former senior technology executives from the U.S. Intelligence Community. Our accomplished team has a track record of safeguarding some of the nation’s greatest secrets, equipping U.S.

Water, Data and Storage Analogy

Storage IO Blog

Besides being taken for granted and all of us being dependent on them, several other similarities exist between water, data, and storage. In addition to being a link that piece, this is a companion with some different images to help show the similarities between water, data and storage if for no other reason to have a few moments of fun.

FusionStorm to Resell Private OpenStack Cloud Appliance by Mirantis

Data Center Knowledge

Unlocked Appliances consist of Dell servers, Juniper switches, and Mirantis OpenStack cloud software Read More. Blades Cloud Computing

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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.

Is Your Organization “VDI Ready”?



Fed Tech Roundup November 24


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. National Science Foundation, Agriculture Release CIO-Boosting FITARA Plans - Nextgov. 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk Raises $1.85 Million with Vencore’s Mac Curtis as Chair. Leidos, USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Information Sciences Institute to Partner on Research Projects. Serco Names Tom Sorel Vice President of Surface Transportation.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Sell Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Data Center Knowledge

Will offer Azure as "preferred" cloud provider following axing of own Helion cloud Read More. Shared

Why CA Stopped Selling its DCIM Software Suite

Data Center Knowledge

Analysts cite tough competition, CA’s lack of facilities background, low DCIM revenue Read More. DCIM News Featured

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.

Amazon Rolls Out Dedicated Physical Servers

Data Center Knowledge

Gives customers control of physical hosts so they can carry over enterprise software licenses from on-prem data centers to cloud Read More. Amazon Blades Cloud Computing

Four Things to Consider When Moving Your Oracle Database to All-Flash

Data Center Knowledge

Many of the legacy storage recommendations people are familiar with for Oracle DB may no longer hold true in the flash world, so understanding what’s different will be key to success. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Texas Colo with Efficient Data Center Cooling System Launched

Data Center Knowledge

Aligned brings online its first pay-per-use colocation site in Plano Read More. Colocation Cooling Dallas

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Verizon Teams with VMTurbo to Help Clients Move Apps to Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

New Intelligent Cloud Control service brings intelligence and automation to cloud workload migration decisions Read More. Shared

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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.