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

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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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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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

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Identity and Access Management: Hot or Not?


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.

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.

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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Dimension Data Intros Managed Services Across Global Footprint

Data Center Knowledge

New services a step toward previously stated goal to quadruple data center business. Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Services

2014 Analyst Forum: Lessons Learned From The National Security Community


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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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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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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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".

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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.

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.

2014 Pentaho Excellence Award Winners Announced


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.

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

IT Pros Rock!

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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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.

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

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


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.

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!

People Live Horizontally but Government Organizes in Silos

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Silos. One of my biggest frustrations with government organizations is their “silos of excellence” approach.

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.

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

NOVA Labs Produces Video Describing Why The Internet Is So Insecure


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.

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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Review Hotfixes When Adding Your First Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller


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 ).

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.