Sat.Nov 03, 2012 - Fri.Nov 09, 2012

Finally, Another Interesting Take On A Global File System - Chuck's.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Stop me if you've heard this before -- wouldn't it be great if we could make all of our local file servers around the globe act like a single giant intelligent file server? I can count at least a dozen different takes on this particular IT

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Fountainhead: The End of the Laptop-Centric World?

Fountainhead

Is this you: You own multiple laptops or desktop computers because you have different uses, jobs, clients or applications? Doesn't this seem ridiculously inefficient and wasteful - especially because we now in the "cloud era"

NJVC Cloud Expert Kevin L. Jackson Launches Second Book: GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services

Cloud Musings

VIENNA, Va., 8, 2012— NJVC , an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia, is pleased to announce that Kevin L. Jackson , vice president and general manager, cloud services, launched his second book, GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services —published by Government Training, Inc. This handbook, geared to IT professionals and senior decision makers in both the public and private sectors, explains how the cloud computing.

Get Your Product Or Service Seen By 500 CIOs Every Week!

The Accidental Successful CIO

The Accidental Successful CIO Blog receives over 500 visitors every week. Would you like your product or service to be seen by over 500 CIOs and almost-CIOs every week? It turns out that this kind of targeted advertising is actually very easy to do — advertise on The Accidental Successful CIO blog!

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.

EMC Technology Directions - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

These days, EMC has meaningful investments in a increasingly wide range of technology areas, far beyond our original enterprise storage roots: virtualization, security, big data analytics, applications, data protection, etc

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Pots of Gold - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

As I was looking through Twitter tonight, I spotted a tweet from Simon Bramfitt where he declared that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is innovation. While I think I understand where he was coming from, the statement itself is

CIOs Need To Make Sure That Their Skills And Data Centers Are Up To The Task Of Leading (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit CIOs need to have a plan for what to do with their data centers after virtualization hits. Quick question: what is the #1 job of a CIO? Hmm, good question, eh?

A Unique Charity - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you're a long-time reader of this blog, you'll realize that -- not once -- have I ever made a charitable appeal here. My reasoning was simple: as there are so many deserving charitable efforts out there, it's hard for me to single

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Celebrating and reflecting on 10 years of blogging

Trends in the Living Networks

I just realized I missed my 10th anniversary of blogging. My first post on the Trends in Living Networks blog was on October 5, 2002, beginning: The emergence of the “living web”: In just the same way as the networks are coming to life, the language that we use to describe this new world is emerging and evolving. In the last few months, the blogging community has started using the term “living web” to describe the flow of information in the networks.

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.

Using VLANs with OVS and libvirt

Scott Lowe

In previous posts, I’ve shown you how to use Open vSwitch (OVS) with VLANs through fake bridges , as well as how to wrap libvirt virtual network around OVS fake bridges. Both of these techniques are acceptable for configuring VLANs with OVS, but in this post I want to talk about using VLANs with OVS via a greater level of libvirt integration. This has been talked about elsewhere , but I wasn’t able to make it work until libvirt 1.0.0 was released.

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Mick's IT Blogs: Using Sysprep to upgrade or replace a failed HDD

Mick's IT Blog

This script will sysprep the HDD on one machine so that it can be swapped out in another PC. This can save considerable money in shipping when replacing a bad HDD or upgrading the OS in a remote office. You can use

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Gartner Talks Future IT Scenarios - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

This week, Gartner held its Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona, Spain. Given that -- here in New England -- we were treated to three inches of fresh snow and howling winds, I certainly felt a pang of regret that I hadn't planned my

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The imperative of designing and building agility in customer service

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I was involved in two events for cloud-based contact centre application company IPScape , facilitating a media luncheon and hosting a customer event where I did the keynote and moderated a panel of experts. An article in Computerworld titled Companies ‘still grappling’ with basics of customer service: IPscape reviewed some of the content at the events.

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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.

Compiling libvirt 1.0.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10

Scott Lowe

In case you hadn’t noticed late last week, the open source virtualization API project libvirt released version 1.0.0—a —a major milestone, obviously. To celebrate the 1.0.0 release, here are instructions for compiling the libvirt 1.0.0 release on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. (If If you need instructions on compiling an earlier release of libvirt on Ubuntu, see this post. It works for libvirt 0.10.1 and 0.10.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; I haven’t yet tested it on Ubuntu 12.10.).

Mick's IT Blogs: SCCM Package Doesn't Update

Mick's IT Blog

You have a small package in SCCM that you needed to make a couple of lines of changes in the deployment script and it doesn't seem to update when you update the package in SCCM. This is because the changes are so

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Corporate Culture Re-inventing: Is Hybrid Model the Best?

Future of CIO

Culture is the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another.

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Using Encryption for - All Things.

All Things Distributed

Now that I am enjoying some time in Seattle with real weekends, I like to remind you that my reading list is called back-to-basics. My goal with reading these papers is that by revisiting the original problems systems

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.

A Call for Open vSwitch Topics

Scott Lowe

I’ve been writing quite a bit about Open vSwitch (OVS) , a technology project I think is fairly central to a number of very interesting initiatives. What I wanted to do with this post was pose a question to my readers: what other OVS-related topics would you like me to explore? Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve written about OVS so far: Installing KVM and Open vSwitch on Ubuntu. Some Insight into Open vSwitch Configuration. Link Aggregation and LACP with Open vSwitch.

OTV vs VXLAN for extending the virtual datacenter

Virtualized Greek

In an earlier post I talked about VMware using VXLAN as an option for extending the virtual datacenter across physical datacenters. I’ve gotten quite a few questions on how this differs from Cisco’s OTV using Nexus 7K switches.

A Quick Warning About Compiling libvirt

Scott Lowe

If you’ve been reading my site for any length of time, you know that I’ve been working with libvirt , the open source virtualization API, for a while. As part of my testing with libvirt, I’ve needed to stay on the “cutting edge” of libvirt’s development (so to speak), so I’ve been compiling my own version of libvirt from the source packages available from the libvirt HTTP server.

Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS - All Things.

All Things Distributed

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a highly scalable, reliable and elastic queuing service that 'just works' Customers from various verticals (media, social gaming, mobile, news, advertisement) such as Netflix

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.