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

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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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. 

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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5 Facts about Datacenters Every Administrator Should Know

CTOvision

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.

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.

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. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud Computing Government

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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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Federal Cyber Security Practitioners: FedCyber is 5 Nov 2014

CTOvision

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.

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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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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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.

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

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

CTOvision

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.

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.

Foto Friday – Flamingo Giving Me the Evil Eye

Eric D. Brown

I captured this flamingo at the Tulsa Zoo. It didn’t s eem like she liked having her photo taken. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images).

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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.

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

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

CTOvision

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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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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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.

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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Home Depot Breach Update

CTOvision

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

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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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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 ).

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.

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

Another Wave of Protest for Net Neutrality

CTOvision

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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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.    And you’ve got some pretty aggressive competitors as well :). You’re also paying attention to shifting workload demands from your customers.

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.

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.