Sat.Sep 06, 2014 - Fri.Sep 12, 2014

5 Facts about Datacenters Every Administrator Should Know


By Natalie Lehrer. Being knowledgeable about datacenter basics will help you solidify your technical career. Datacenters large and small operate on a certain set of principles that can be easily adhered to in order to make the most of your time.

Apple Success Isn't About Innovation

CIO Musings

On September 9th 2014 Apple made several major announcements in a well choreographed event in California. Consumer electronic companies all over the fruited plain were heard to say as one. Why didn''t we think of that? So, why is that?

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CloudStack, losing to OpenStack, takes its ball and goes home

David Linthicum

Remember the playground when you where a kid? Picture a spirited round of basketball, and you''re getting the better of a friend. You''re 10 points ahead when, in frustration, your friends leaves in a huff. Or in the words of Cartman from "South Park": "Screw you guys, I''m going home." The tech sector behaves very much like that as cloud computing begins to settle on its winners and losers. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Citrix Systems OpenStack

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Google Hooks Startups With $100K Worth of Free Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Offers credit to early-stage firms backed by major VCs, incubators, accelerators Read More. Cloud Computing Google

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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.

Federal Cyber Security Practitioners: FedCyber is 5 Nov 2014


By Bob Gourley. FedCyber is an annual cybersecurity event hosted by Matt Devost & Bob Gourley that brings together several hundred attendees to advance the dialogue on critical enterprise and federal government challenges.

Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating VMware & Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure with Microsoft Migration Accelerator (Part 20)

IT Pros Rock!

Today’s topic focuses on migrating existing server workloads to the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform as a secure extension of your on-premises datacenter.

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More Trending

HP Buys AWS-Compatible Cloud Builder Eucalyptus

Data Center Knowledge

Open source software firm’s CEO Mickos to take helm of HP’s Helion cloud business Read More. Cloud Computing Deals Hewlett-Packard

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CDH Users: If you have done impactful things with data please share how what and why


By Bob Gourley. The 2014 Data Impact award, presented by Cloudera, is a great way of helping the community learn best practices by highlighting mission-focused solutions. This year there is a special category for government, non-profits and NGOs.

Interactive Analytics – A Tool for Opening Up Your Data

Eric D. Brown

To be successful working with big data, organizations really need to get their data into the hands of the people that know the data the best. In the past, this has been rather difficult to do.

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CloudStack, losing to OpenStack, takes its ball and goes home

David Linthicum

Remember the playground when you where a kid? Picture a spirited round of basketball, and you''re getting the better of a friend. You''re 10 points ahead when, in frustration, your friends leaves in a huff. Or in the words of Cartman from "South Park": "Screw you guys, I''m going home." The tech sector behaves very much like that as cloud computing begins to settle on its winners and losers.

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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!

Schneider to Move U.S. Headquarters to Massachusetts

Data Center Knowledge

French giant opens doors to new Andover R&D center, which will also serve as the new North American headquarters Read More. Boston Schneider Electric


Trusted Cyber Collaboration Workshop: A gathering of the leaders in secure collaboration and cyber security 24-26 Sep in DC


By Bob Gourley. The 2014 Trusted Cyber Collaboration Workshop is being held 24-26 Sep in DC.

How Can CIOs Find The Data Scientists That They Need?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Where can CIOs find the data scientists that they need? Image Credit. Welcome to the era of big data. Now just exactly who is going to be working on all of that data?

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The feds are putting your tax dollars to work in the cloud

David Linthicum

The National Science Foundation has announced two $10 million projects to set up cloud computing test beds -- Chameleon and CloudLab -- that will support experimentation with new cloud architectures and cloud applications. Chameleon and CloudLab will be available for free to researchers. I suspect that many will take advantages of these freebies, perhaps more than the NSF anticipates.

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.

Seagate Gets Into Cloud Hardware Solutions Business

Data Center Knowledge

After a series of vendor acquisitions, the company says it will build cloud solutions for OEMs. Read More. Cloud Computing Storage seagate

Home Depot Breach Update


By Shannon Perry. Last week, CTOVision shared a story from , reporting that Home Depot had potentially suffered a large data breach in recent months.

How Software-Based Storage Is Changing Servers

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you’re a server manufacturer, you’re playing a very demanding game.   There’s a never-ending parade of new technologies you’ve got to rapidly adopt.    Customers expect both flawless execution as well as steadily declining prices. 

5 Agile Leadership Practices Where CIOs Can Help Data Scientists

Social, Agile and Transformation

I''ve compiled a number of posts on data landfills and other bad data practices and have made a commitment, at least on Social, Agile, and Transformation to begin providing solutions. I''ve always felt that other disciplines would benefit from well established technology practices. Agile practices have enabled software development teams to find sponsors, prioritize work, change the culture, agile planning big data cio data management data scientist organizational change

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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?

Future Data Center Trends

Data Center Knowledge

The data center of the future is the one you don’t own, according to Hector Diaz who will moderate a panel discussion on The Future of the Data Center at Orlando Data Center World. Read More. AFCOM colocation Cooling Events

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Another Wave of Protest for Net Neutrality


By Shannon Perry. Open Internet advocates have hatched another plan to engage millions of Internet users over the issue of Net Neutrality.

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3 Ways Technology is Transforming Care Management

CIO Dashboard

Guest blog by James Selden. It’s no secret that the current healthcare system isn’t working. Though well-intentioned, the original model was not built for today’s complex healthcare environment where fragmentation and integration co-exist (see New Health Economy ).

TechNet Radio: (Part 5) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Hybrid Cloud Management and Automation

IT Pros Rock!

In part 5 of our " Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud " series, Yung Chou and Keith Mayer demonstrate ways in which you can manage and automate your hybrid cloud environment. Tune in for this demo heavy session as they showcase System Center, Microsoft Azure and the Windows Azure Pack as well as PowerShell for Azure, PowerShell DSC for configuration management and Azure Automation for automated runbooks. [

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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.

Microsoft Buys Into US-Brazil Submarine Cable by Seaborn

Data Center Knowledge

Becomes ‘foundational customer’ with capacity purchase on future intercontinental link Read More. Connectivity Microsoft

CyberIQ Launches Cyber Threat Analytics 2.0


By Bob Gourley. Editor’s note: I am very proud to be an advisor to CyberIQ and wanted to share the press release below with you.-bg. From: [link]. CyberIQ Services, Inc., a provider of cyber threats management software and services, today announced the launch of Cyber Threat Analytics v2.0.

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Why HP and Cisco passed on VMware EVO

Virtualized Greek

I’ve been accused of being a conspiracy theorist, and I’m sure this post won’t do anything to dispel that perception. I’m talking VMware’s EVO platform and the missing partnership between Cisco and HP. I’m sure that there is a reason. PC & Server Hardware EVO

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TechNet Radio: (Part 12) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Windows Azure Pack and the Virtual Machine Role Gallery

IT Pros Rock!

In this episode of our “ Building a Hybrid Cloud ” series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze walk us through a common customer scenario in which many organizations are looking at how they can scale a multi-VM environment (similar to Service Templates in Virtual Machine Manager) in the Windows Azure Pack. Check out this demo intensive session where they show us how to enable this with the help of Virtual Machine Role Gallery in Azure Pack. [ 1:41 ] What is VM Role Gallery in Azure Pack? [

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.

Friday Funny: Pick the Best Caption for Data Center Cleaning

Data Center Knowledge

Friday afternoon is upon us again and fall is in the air! Let’s roll into another weekend of fun with our Data Center Knowledge Caption Contest. Several great submissions came in for last week’s cartoon – now all we need is a winner! Help us out by scrolling down to… Read More. Humor

How Much Would You Sell Your Online Browsing Habits For?


By Katie Kennedy. Would you be willing to give up your online privacy for $100 a month? A company located in San Diego, Luth Research, wants to track your online habits and sell them to the highest bidder.

What CIOs Need To Know About Job Opportunities In The Federal Sector

The Accidental Successful CIO

One of the responsibilities that we have as CIOs is to teach others about where they can find good jobs — jobs in IT and other fields. As kids go back to college this fall, it’s the perfect time to open their eyes to the job opportunities in the federal sector.

Step-By-Step: Enabling A Primary AD FS Server in Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On


This Step-By-Step will provide instruction to setup a primary AD FS 3.0 server on a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine in Azure. This post will accomplish the following: Create the Azure Cloud Service. Build the Azure virtual machine.( read more ).

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.