Sat.Aug 03, 2013 - Fri.Aug 09, 2013

What the cloud will look like in 3 years

David Linthicum

Althoug many people are calling for a cloud revolution in which everyone simultaneously begins the mass migrations of their systems to the cloud, that''s just not going to happen. Instead, the adoption of cloud computing will be largely around the opportunistic use of this technology. read more. Cloud Computing Cloud computing

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How not to make critical decisions

Eric D. Brown

I ran across IBM’s “ How NOT to run a midsize business… ” site and immediately spent some time sifting through the site. You’ve most likely seen the cards from running around the web these days.

Space Weather and the Data Center: The Risk from Solar Storms

Data Center Knowledge

Solar flares are a potential threat to critical infrastructure, according to NASA scientists. who say the sun''s vast magnetic field is about to flip, an event that creates an elevated risk of solar activity and "space weather." One concern for data center providers is the potential for solar.

The Battle for Mobile Operating System Supremacy

The Investing Edge

Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it… Given that Apple’s blockbuster introduction of the iPhone six years ago effectively created the smartphone market, it’s astonishing that Android today reigns supreme. Within the U.S.,

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.

The cloud's next big federal spying threat

David Linthicum

According to Cnet security reporter Declan McCullogh, the FBI is pressuring telecom carriers (such as AT&T and Verizon) to install "port reader" software that would allow the agency to intercept and analyze entire communication streams in real time. Carriers seem to be resisting, but the FBI claims it has the right to do this under the Patriot Act. read more. Cloud Computing Security Internet Privacy Cloud computing

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More Trending

A Storm of Servers: How the Leap Second Led Facebook to Build DCIM Tools

Data Center Knowledge

Last July 1, the "Leap Second" bug caused many Linux servers to get stuck in a loop, endlessly checking the date and time. At the Internet''s busiest data centers, power usage almost instantly spiked by megawatts. Here''s a look at Facebook''s experience, which has led the company to develop its own.

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Why You Should Consider VMware As A Serious (Future) Storage Vendor

Chuck's Blog - EMC

We can be a tight-knit group in the storage world. Everyone knows who the relevant vendors are, what they do, and how they stack up: NetApp, EMC, HDS, HP, Dell, IBM and so on.

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Building Modern Web Applications


I gave this presentation to a packed house at DevCon5 in NYC July 24th. DevCon5 is a web developers conference and this year it focused on HTML5. This was one of the hardest presentations I’ve worked on for the simple fact that the audience had name recognition, but not familiarity with the database industry. Typically I’ve leaned on the fact that most participants were familiar with at least one database prior to my presentation, I had no such luxury here.

Foto Friday – Duck in morning light

Eric D. Brown

Nothing special about this one…other than It was a test of the Canon 1D Mark IV on the first day I had it. I do wonder if he (she?) knows there’s something on his (her?) See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images).


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.

How A Switch Failure in Utah Took Out Four Big Hosting Providers

Data Center Knowledge

Continued rollup and consolidation in the mass market hosting world, as well as the rise of cloud, means outages at a data center can act as single points of failure for multiple services. colocation Hosting

Going To VMworld? Interested in Software-Defined Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

VMworld is right around the corner, and I know many of you are going -- or at least *wish* you were going!      VMworld has evolved into one of the premier industry events for us infrastructure types -- great content, great crowd -- and great conversations!

Building Modern Web Applications


I gave this presentation to a packed house at DevCon5 in NYC July 24th. DevCon5 is a web developers conference and this year it focused on HTML5. This was one of the hardest presentations I’ve worked on for the simple fact that the audience had name recognition, but not familiarity with the database industry. Typically I’ve leaned on the fact that most participants were familiar with at least one database prior to my presentation, I had no such luxury here.

Advance Notification Service for August 2013 Security Bulletin Release

IT Pros Rock!

Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, three Critical and five Important, for August 2013. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange. As usual, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, August 13, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m.

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.

Crossbar Emerges From Stealth, Packing 1TB Into a Single Chip

Data Center Knowledge

Start-up company Crossbar came out of stealth mode Monday with an announcement that it has created a new category of memory that is capable of storing 1TB of data on a single chip. Storage crossbar memory

CIOs Need To Stop Their Teams From Writing Bad Code

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIO have to make sure that only good codes comes out of their IT department Image Credit. A big change is starting to happen in the world of IT. Just a few years ago, IT shops everywhere were busy trying to outsource just about every task that they could put their hands on.

Cloud Services Brokerage Lessons From Alex Rodriguez, Baseball's Trade Deadline

Cloud Musings

( A guest post from Ray Holloman, NJVC Corporate Communications ). Two stories sat atop baseball''s marquee in the final days of July. The first was the non-waiver trade deadline, baseball’s annual. pros-for-prospects surge staffing.

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Links for August 4 2013

Eric D. Brown

CIOs need to learn to become enablers rather than gatekeepers — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : CIO bashing has become popular sport, but in reality companies are now finding an edge by focusing less on cost-cutting and more on how IT can help enable better functionality and innovation. Jim’s Notebook: Measuring What Matters.

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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.

How Surveillance Impacts the Cloud and the Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

How widespread is government surveillance of data stored in the cloud? What about commercial profiling? Bill Kleyman looks at what we know about surveillance of cloud computing providers, as well as what we don''t know and can''t know. Featured

Step-by-Step: Using PowerShell to Add Servers to Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

IT Pros Rock!

When I’m speaking with IT Pros about the great multi-server management enhancements in Windows Server 2012 , I’m frequently asked about ways in which servers can be programmatically added to the new Server Manager tool.

Emerging markets professionals are at the vanguard of the future of professional work

Trends in the Living Networks

A very interesting global survey title The Professional Revolution has just been released by Thomson Reuters (Disclosure: I long ago worked for its predecessor Thomson Financial as Global Director – Capital Markets).

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One device to rule them all?

A Screw's Loose

I’ve had the same conversation a number of times over the last few weeks. Business groups or even IT groups that have set a goal to move all of their users to one device within the next year and a half. You can’t blame them really. As tablets have started to overtake PC/Laptop sales, most [.].

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.

Top 5 Data Center Stories for August 3rd

Data Center Knowledge

The Week in Review: QTS mulls an IPO, Internap to migrate out of 111 8th Avenue, ProfitBricks slashes cloud pricing, cloud exchanges will bring commoditization and its benefits, Uptime founder Ken Brill passes away. Featured

OpenStack Powered by VMware vSphere Demo

Virtualized Greek

An earlier post I theorized that VMware was looking to basically rebrand OpenStack as just another VMware tool or add-on. I don’t really believe OpenStack competes directly with vCloud and especially vSphere as OpenStack doesn’t offer its own official hypervisor.

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this year I gave the opening keynote at the Thought Leadership Forum on The Virtual University , which examined the future of business education.

Powershell: Application Uninstall Script

Mick's IT Blog

This script will uninstall an application with just the partial description that is listed in Add/Remove programs. It searches the product list and then grabs the GUID to use in the MSI uninstallation. At current, it will only uninstall apps that use an MSI installer. I am going to be updating this script to be able to use executables also. Function UninstallOldApplication($Description) {. Declare Local Memory. Set-Variable -Name AppName -Scope Local -Force.

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.