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

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.

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.

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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DigitalOcean: From Two Data Centers to 11 in Three Years

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud service provider expands quickly in market increasingly squeezed by few big players Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Featured

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.

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 ).

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

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.

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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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.

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 ).

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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

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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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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

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.

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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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.