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Internet of things steals cloud spotlight at AWS Re:Invent

David Linthicum

Las Vegas will be cloud city this week as Amazon Web Services hosts another sold-out Re:Invent show. However, the major focus this year is the Internet of things, not so much the cloud. The fact of the matter is that IoT lives in the cloud. Nearly all sensor-driven IoT systems have back-end cloud services. I should know -- I'm building a few of them now. [

Does Next-Generation Anti-Virus Solve the Fatal Flaws of Anti-Virus?


The chorus of voices declaring the end of anti-virus has reached a deafening pitch. Many of us in the community, myself included, have long said that anti-virus is dead and even a senior VP at Symantec has now admitted such.

Cloud computing: A data-centric business model

Cloud Musings

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology : “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g.,

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When Generic IT Infrastructure Doesn't Cut It

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Many IT infrastructure groups are intent on building their own landscapes, using horizontal technologies. Maybe they want to standardize on HP servers, vSphere for virtualization, RedHat for Linux, Cisco for the data center network, EMC for the storage, and so on.

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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.

It's time: Out with 'cloud,' in with computing

David Linthicum

Cloud computing is about 10 years old. We're not talking the technology -- that's decades old -- but the term "cloud computing" itself. When it got a name, the cloud became a real phenomenon, and after all this time, it's gone from being the enfant terrible of enterprise computing to the assumed platform for new enterprise computing. That change was clear at this week's AWS Re:Invent cloud show.

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Facebook to Build Third $200M North Carolina Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Social network giant continues expanding capacity with new East Coast facility Read More. Facebook North Carolina

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Cybersecurity through enterprise risk management

Cloud Musings

Cybersecurity is top of mind for corporations around the world. The quantity of recent data breaches and the dollar loss associated with some of them indicates either an underinvestment in cybersecurity or a failure to properly invest in people, security training or technology.

CIOs Need To Know How To Deal With IP Issues

The Accidental Successful CIO

It’s not always clear when there is an IP issue at stake Image Credit: E Theriot. As CIOs we tend to focus on the immediate problems that are in front of us.

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iDefense IntelGraph: A next-generation threat intelligence platform to provide context around threats


Verisign’s iDefense Security Intelligence Services is widely known in the enterprise technology community for providing actionable intelligence on cyber threats.

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.

Switch Expands to Europe with €300M Milan Data Center Build

Data Center Knowledge

Partners with investors to form Supernap International Read More. Colocation Europe Switch SuperNAPs

Step-By-Step: Installing a Nano server in my test domain


Hello Folks, I’m rebuilding my lab, and i decided to explore the benefits of the new Nano Server. Windows Server 2016 TP3 offers a new installation option: Nano Server (which we discussed in the past. Nano, Core or Standard? That is the question ). read more ).

Expanding the Cloud: Introducing Amazon QuickSight

All Things Distributed

We live in a world where massive volumes of data are generated from websites, connected devices and mobile apps.

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Hortonworks’ Big Data Scorecard


Often times, the journey to data driven business transformation can not only be challenging, but also confusing. The first step towards overcoming this challenge is mapping out the journey to fully utilize the value of your company's Big Data.

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.

HP Launches Open Source OS for Data Center Networking

Data Center Knowledge

Intel, VMware, Arista, others join HP in push for open, disaggregated networking Read More. Hewlett-Packard Networking

Office 365 Tips: Addressing Shadow Tenant Errors


When adding a domain to your Office 365 tenant, you may run into the following error. “ Sorry, you can't add here because it's already in use ” This may be due to the fact that someone in your company signed up for.( read more ).

How Important is for Subject Matter Experts Acquiring Management Skills

Future of CIO

People should take care of themselves and excel the core competencies of managerial skills. Managerial expertise is a useful skill for anyone to have. Subject Matter Experts (SME) are just that - they provide technical and subject matter expertise.

The 10 Nov 2015 FedCyber Summit and Threat Expo: Agenda Update


The 5th Annual FedCyber Summit and Threat Expo will be held 10 Nov 2015 in Tysons Corner VA. With this post we provide a quick update on how the event is looking this year. We conclude with encouragement for you to sign up right away, we are 30 days away from the event and seats will go fast.

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.

Using Service Providers’ Native Cloud Management Tools

Data Center Knowledge

Here's what to look for and what to watch out for with cloud management tools offered by cloud providers themselves Read More. Cloud Computing cloud management

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Step-By-Step: Shutting Down Azure VMs without Scripting


One of the most common questions I have from Microsoft Partners who are starting to explore Azure is how to automatically shut down their virtual machines. As we know, Azure is consumption-based, and for test and dev, or other applications for which the.( read more ).

Three “I”s in Digital IT

Future of CIO

Digital IT needs to focus on three “I”s Innovation, Insight, and Integration to improve agility and maturity of an organization as a whole. Nowadays, information is the lifeblood of organizations, and technology is often the innovation disruptor.

Four Ways Big Data is Impacting E-Commerce


From assessing the effectiveness of your current operation and efforts to ensuring that your business has a more complete understanding of the needs of its customers or clients, data aggregation and analysis services have the potential to change the way that merchants and retailers operate in today's increasingly digital marketplace.

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.

Safe Harbor Ruling Leaves Data Center Operators in Ambiguity

Data Center Knowledge

Model clauses are not for everyone, but the conversation on government surveillance should be Read More. Cloud Computing Europe Featured Regulation Site Selection

Top 10 Data Center Stories of September

Data Center Knowledge

Here are some of last month's most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge Read More. DCK Featured

Evolving to Next-Gen Data Center: Cloud, Storage, Virtualization, Security

Data Center Knowledge

How are data center managers adjusting to cloud and the explosion of data? AFCOM survey sheds light on the impact of current trends on the data center. Read More. AFCOM Cloud Computing Security Virtualization cloud data center Data Center World

The Modern Data Center: Challenges and Innovations

Data Center Knowledge

Now that virtualization and hyperscale innovations are displacing traditional enterprise systems, companies now have to chart strategies for cloud computing, including public, private or hybrid cloud. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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.