Sat.Sep 13, 2014 - Fri.Sep 19, 2014

Identity and Access Management: Hot or Not?

CTOvision

By Dean Wiech. Identity and access management (IAM) is increasingly being deployed within organizations across multiple sectors as they recognize that a progressive approach to IAM is crucial for their companies.

Cloud talent wars move to the executive suite

David Linthicum

Brian Stevens, the former CTO for Red Hat, is now managing Google Cloud. This move will provide more cloud leadership at Google, but it also leaves questions about what''s happening at Red Hat. Stevens'' move is part of a larger trend: We''re going to see more executives jump from cloud provider to cloud provider as the market heats up and everyone looks for an edge.

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Open-IX: Netflix and Google’s Plan to Break Out of Equinix’s Gilded Cages

Data Center Knowledge

As AMS-IX Bay Area launches in San Francisco, Internet giants now have a peering option outside of Equinix data centers Read More. colocation Connectivity Digital Realty Peering Silicon Valley

Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Getting Started with On-demand Private Clouds using Windows Azure Pack (Part 23)

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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?

2014 Analyst Forum: Lessons Learned From The National Security Community

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By Shannon Perry. On July 30 th in northern Virginia, some of the greatest minds in analytics for business, outcomes, and mission impact gathered to share their lessons learned and experiences with data analytics.

What HP's buyout of Eucalyptus really means

David Linthicum

Last week, Hewlett-Packard announced it would purchase Eucalyptus Systems. The reply among the cloud computing community: a resounding “Huh?” Eucalyptus, simply put, is a private cloud version of Amazon Web Services. HP is an all-in OpenStack company, with dozens of private OpenStack private companies to choose for bolstering its technology. What gives, HP? I like Eucalyptus as a technology and as a company. The idea of a private cloud version of AWS is a good one.

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Step-by-Step: Getting Started with NEW Microsoft Azure Automation preview feature

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE: Azure Automation has been updated to support Azure Active Directory authentication to simplify the steps for getting started!

Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec Found the Cyber Threat Alliance

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By Bob Gourley. In what could be a very virtuous trend, four of the cyber security industry’s leading tech vendors (Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec) have established a consortium focused on the furtherance of the art and science of cyber threat intelligence.

Cloud talent wars move to the executive suite

David Linthicum

Brian Stevens, the former CTO for Red Hat, is now managing Google Cloud. This move will provide more cloud leadership at Google, but it also leaves questions about what''s happening at Red Hat. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud Computing Technology Business

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LEDs, Air Flow, Claustrophobia: an Artist’s Take on Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Matt Parker, the artist whose audio project using samples recorded inside a Birmingham City University in England we wrote about in May, is back with a much more ambitious data center art project. Parker has produced a three-part site-specific audiovisual installation on display at the Birmingham.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The CIO Has To Know What Innovation Really Looks Like

The Accidental Successful CIO

Knowing what you are looking for is the key to finding innovation Image Credit. As the person with the CIO job, you are probably under a lot of pressure to have your IT department be more innovative.

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2014 Pentaho Excellence Award Winners Announced

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By Bob Gourley. Paying close attention to awards for mission-focused big data solutions is a great way to learn what works in the real world. Reviewing award winners and nominees provides insights into challenges addressed and solutions that are very likely repeatable across sectors of the economy.

Announcing the October B2B IT Forum on the Internet of Things

The Investing Edge

Industry analysts have predicted 26 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020, creating a several trillion dollar market in Internet of Things (IoT) goods and services.

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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of September 13th

Data Center Knowledge

Here''s a look at some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week. Read More.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Getting Started with Automating the Hybrid Cloud using PowerShell (Part 24)

IT Pros Rock!

When migrating to Hybrid Cloud, developing automated standards for provisioning and managing application workloads is key to accelerating the predictable deployment of new business solutions.

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Which Government, Non-Profit and NGO Have Big Data/CDH Lessons Learned To Share?

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By Bob Gourley. If you are in or know people in government, non-profits or NGO’s that have leveraged Hadoop in service to missions please nominate them for recognition as part of the 2014 Data Impact Awards presented by Cloudera.

Learn Hadoop and Big Data in 7 Minute Flat!

Cloud Musings

How do I install Hadoop, and on what platforms? What are the differences between versions of Hadoop? How do I Extract, Transform and Load in Hadoop? The answers to these questions are available at.

Facebook Turned Off Entire Data Center to Test Resiliency

Data Center Knowledge

Entire facility, tens of megawatts, shut down for a day Read More. Downtime Facebook

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.

Going All-Flash

Chuck's Blog - EMC

A memo from Captain Obvious: flash continues to change how we think about storage.    For me, the party started way back in 2008 when EMC introduced an enterprise-grade flash drive for Symmetrix.  Fast forward to 2014, and the party is still rocking strong ….

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NOVA Labs Produces Video Describing Why The Internet Is So Insecure

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By Bob Gourley. The video at this link and embedded below was produced by PBS’ NOVA. The video does a great job explaining some very complex topics in an easy to understand way.

Cloud Services Brokerage: Adding Trust and Oversight to Complex Cloud Deals

Cloud Musings

According to the Gartner IT Glossary, "Cloud services brokerage (CSB) is an IT role and business model in which a company or other entity adds value to one or more (public or private) cloud services on behalf of one or more consumers of that service via three primary roles including aggregation, integration and customization brokerage".

Aligning Business & Technology Strategies

Data Center Knowledge

We talk with Derek Odegard, president and founder of CentricsIT, about aligning business and technology strategies to deliver value and ROI. Read More. Events

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Review Hotfixes When Adding Your First Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller

CanITPro

One of our customers recently approved the upgrade of their infrastructure to Windows 2012 R2 Active Directory. The project was planned accordingly and the following phased approach was utilized when following high level steps to complete our Migration.( read more ).

Stand By For Reporting From the Intelligence and National Security Summit 18-19 Sep 2014 #Intelligence2014

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By Bob Gourley. For the next two days in DC over 1000 key leaders from the national security community will be converging in a dynamic examination of intelligence and national security issues at the Intelligence and National Security Summit.

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Going All-Flash

Chuck's Blog - EMC

A memo from Captain Obvious: flash continues to change how we think about storage.    For me, the party started way back in 2008 when EMC introduced an enterprise-grade flash drive for Symmetrix.  Fast forward to 2014, and the party is still rocking strong …. Up to now, most of my customer discussions have been how to best use flash with precision: surgical strikes on key areas where IO response times are a problem.

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UPDATED: Facebook, Google and Others Partner to Make Open Source Easier

Data Center Knowledge

Launch TODO program to address issues tech companies face when using open source Read More. Facebook Google Twitter

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Create an Offsite Copy of a Fileset in Azure

CanITPro

Hello Folks, During our latest round of Azure Camps a question keeps coming back when we get to the Azure Storage management section. “Can I use it to store other type of Data? or just VHDs?” ” So I decided to give it a try. read more ).

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2014 Analyst Forum: Cyber Security Panel Recap

CTOvision

By Shannon Perry. On July 30 th in northern Virginia, some of the greatest minds in analytics for business, outcomes, and mission impact gathered to share their lessons learned and experiences with data analytics. Academia, government, and industry came together to provide a comprehensive approach to investigating how we can better extract knowledge from information. See our overall event recap here.

The Two Sides of Performance Measurement

Future of CIO

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein There’s no doubt that the well-defined measures and KPIs are important factors to manage performance and keep track of strategy execution effectively.

Amazon to Recycle Westin Data Center Heat in Seattle Offices

Data Center Knowledge

City Council approves plans to use waste heat from Westin building data centers Read More. Amazon Cooling Seattle

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?