Sat.Nov 16, 2013 - Fri.Nov 22, 2013

Deep Insights Into The Future of #Hadoop By @Cutting of @Cloudera

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley. Cloudera’s Doug Cutting delivered a presentation at Hadoop World that outlined key forces driving the data world forward which shed some important insights on where enterprise technology is going.

AWS may dominate, but it's not necessarily best for business

David Linthicum

Coming off its record-breaking re:Invent show last week, there isn''t much you can find wrong with Amazon Web Services (AWS) these days. Don''t think that hasn''t been noticed by the other public cloud providers, which are looking at AWS''s dominant market position as a scenario they never actually thought would happen. These days, I hear a lot of snarky remarks from the other cloud providers and, in some cases, downright anger as the scope of that dominance becomes clear. read more.

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Facebook Ops: Each Staffer Manages 20,000 Servers

Data Center Knowledge

Each Facebook data center operations staffer can manage at least 20,000 servers, according to Delfina Eberly, Director of Data Center Operations at Facebook. Featured

At Your Service! Out-of-Band VM Updates with Guest Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

IT Pros Rock!

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 has had a number of significant improvements, which we’ve been discussing in many of the articles throughout this series. However, there’s a particular new Hyper-V feature that, while very useful, has had significantly less fanfare: Guest Services.

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.

5 DC-Area Meetups for Security Pros and Noobs

CTOvision

By BryanHalfpap 5 DC-Area Meetups for Hackers, Security Pros, and Enthusiasts: Name: Charmsec. Site: [link]. Format: “Happy-Hour” talks. When: Last Thursday of the month @ 7:00pm. Where: Baltimore. Why: A smattering of MD’s Finest.

Cloud providers' green claims are full of smoke

David Linthicum

You can''t get through a month without hearing a group of cloud providers tell us how green their clouds are by using alternative energy sources instead of carbon-emitting fossil fuels. Although I''m sure they''re taking steps to reduce the amount of carbon emissions their new data centers put out, just the fact of data centers the size of a large airport seems counterintuitive to the "green" claim. read more. Cloud Computing Green IT Cloud computing

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Step-by-Step: Extending Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 with custom PowerShell tools

IT Pros Rock!

Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 has been completely retooled into a powerful multi-server management GUI tool that provides remote management of Windows servers and a health-check dashboard snapshot view to quickly verify that “all-is-well” across Windows servers within your datacenter.

From Fiction to Facts with #BigData Analytics: A Presentation by @BWerther of @Platfora

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley. All of us are awash in data and real analysts love that! Data is good! And more data is better! Your enterprise will need to continue to support more data. But you knew that didn’t you?

Tapping into the power of others

Eric D. Brown

Last week, I read with interest the announcement that IBM was opening up their Watson computing platform to outside organizations and developers to use to build upon the cognitive computing and natural language processing of the platform.

NextFort Set to Open Data Center near Phoenix

Data Center Knowledge

Chandler, AZ is getting more data center space. NextFort will unveil 130,000-square-feet of ultra-secure, ultra high-density data center space on December 11. Data Center Design Modular Data Centers

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!

VVOLs, VASA — And Why It All Matters

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Just about everyone involved with either storage or virtualization has heard the terms.    Maybe you have an idea of what the concepts are about. 

What Role Should A CIO Play In A Company’s Product Pricing?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Setting the right price for your company’s products may determine if they will be a success Image Credit. As a CIO, your job is to make sure that the company’s IT systems are up and running at all times, right?

Links for Nov 17 2013

Eric D. Brown

The Internet Of Things Will Be Huge—Just Not As Huge As The Hype – ReadWrite. Quote : Like most things in life, the real value of the Internet of Things lies somewhere between the hype and where we are now. One thing is certain: this will not be an overnight impact, but a slow evolution as technology and society adapts to the ramifications of a world where devices can talk to each other. The future of integration platforms is prescriptive rather than descriptive — Tech News and Analysis.

Chilldyne Debuts New Liquid Cooling Technology

Data Center Knowledge

Supercomputing conferences often serve as a launchpad for liquid cooling technologies. This year’s SC13 conference marks the public debut for Chilldyne, a startup out of Carlsbad, Calif. that addresses one of the most common concerns about liquid cooling – the potential for equipment to.

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.

Acquisition is the New Innovation

The Investing Edge

This excerpt is taken from a post I wrote that was featured yesterday on Boston.com. I discuss legacy technology companies and how they are buying innovation today and in years to come. (L)ess

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Wardens Of The New Data Lake

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The cool stuff: enterprise IT groups are now moving beyond the 1990s model of structured data warehouses, and now are starting to think in terms of more accessible and cost-effective "data lakes": vast repositories that are landing zones for any and all enterprise data that might potentially be interesting in the future.

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Making Enterprise Apps Mindful

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Lindsey Jarrell. As a CIO, you’re probably familiar with the term workflow, but what about mindflow? Mindflows are the steps we undergo to sift through information and arrive at a difficult decision.

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K40 GPU Accelerator

Data Center Knowledge

NVIDIA (NVDA) unveiled the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator, its most efficient architecture ever - achieving 4.29 teraflops single-precision and 1.43 teraflops double-precision peak floating point performance. Big Data Hewlett-Packard HPC SGI cirrascale cray gpu nvidia supermicro TACC NVDA

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?

Agile Product Owner, What Does the Data Tell You?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile Product Development Leveraging Data The number one question that I ask agile product owners these days is simple, "What does the data tell you?" To develop excellent web 2.0 products, it may have been sufficient for product owners to understand workflow needs or to define user pain points that need addressing. A reasonable recipe for product owners often includes identifying core users. agile planning agile software development big data cio data management data scientist enterprise 2.0

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The Arguments For — And Against — "Engineered Systems"

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As IT organizations start to transform to look more like modern service providers, there are many speed bumps along the way. Certain topics inevitably come up, and the answers aren’t always easy.

VMware’s grand plan to rule the world (or at least the data center)

Virtualized Greek

I just went on a Twitter brain dump of my predictions on where VMware is going ultimately with their plan on living beyond their market leading server virtualization technology and eventual data center domination.

HP, Fidelity Say Modular Designs Are Enterprise-Ready

Data Center Knowledge

Modular designs are driving significant cost savings in creating mission-critical data centers at Fidelity Investments and HP, who say their experience demonstrates that modular designs are ready to deliver high availability for enterprise workloads. Featured

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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.

NCOIC To Rollout Open Process for Creating Secure, Hybrid IT Computing Environments

Cloud Musings

Step-By-Step: Migrating from Exchange 2007 to Office 365.

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An Update on Using GRE Tunnels with Open vSwitch

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to provide an update on using GRE tunnels with Open vSwitch (OVS) to include more than 2 hosts.

Yahoo Will Encrypt All Data Moving Between its Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

In a move to reassure customers about the privacy and security of their data, Yahoo today said it will encrypt all data moving between its data centers. Yahoo

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.

MEC-ing Towards Ecstasy

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

This week, I had fun (don''t tell my bosses, but I get paid for this) facilitating a series of hands-on workshops for clients and prospects.

A Change Agent IT

Future of CIO

IT plays a pivotal role in driving the business's digital transformation.

Step-By-Step: Installing, Configuring and Managing Windows Server.

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Windows Azure, Xbox Live Experience Problems as Xbox One Launches

Data Center Knowledge

Xbox One launch day turned out to be a rough ride for the Windows Azure cloud computing service, which helps power Xbox Live. The platform was plagued by problems for much of Thursday, including storage and network issues. Downtime

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.