Sat.Aug 15, 2015 - Fri.Aug 21, 2015

Windows 10 will push you to pay more for Office

David Linthicum

Microsoft is the only public cloud provider that owns most of the desktop PCs. As it did with its Microsoft Explorer browser, Microsoft can leverage its desktop dominance to sell other items. In the cloud, that means Office 365 -- and the new Windows 10 pushes the use of Office 365 hard. It has every incentive to do so because Office 365 customers pay up to 80 percent more than customers using the perpetually licensed (traditional) versions of Exchange, SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Foto Friday – Sunset at Lookout Point, Lake Hamilton AR

Eric D. Brown

I captured this photo at Lookout Point on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs Arkansas. Captured with Canon 5D and Canon 24-105L with the camera sitting at almost water level. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio.


China: Supercomputer Back Online Following Explosion

Data Center Knowledge

State-controlled media report Tianhe-1 is back in business after days of downtime Read More. Asia-Pacific Downtime Government HPC

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Driving Business Value at Webtrends


Webtrends , a provider of web analytics products, services and solutions for more than 2,000 enterprises, now uses Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to run Spark on YARN.

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.

Lazy logging in the cloud will cost you big

David Linthicum

How much of your public cloud do you need to log? According to enterprise managers, everything. And why not? They have access to virtually unlimited processing and storage resources, so they turn on all logs. Logging comes in different flavors. You can log the use of storage systems, such as Amazon Web Services' S3, log the use of databases, log the use of server instances, log the network, log security, and log governance.

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What Keeps Intel’s CISO Up at Night?

Data Center Knowledge

On making sense out of the constantly morphing enterprise security landscape Read More. Enterprise Featured Infrastructure Intel Security

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Looking for Security Peak Performance?

Cloud Musings

You can find it at Dell Peak Performance 2015 !!! I'll be there at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas attending as a social media representative with a full access pass and an invitation to meet and interview Dell executives and security technology leaders.

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Cognitio Cloud Transition and Cyber Assessment Offerings Available on Major Government Wide Acquisition Contract CIO-CS


Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) are pre-competed vehicles that enable any government agency to buy cost-effective, innovative solutions to meet information technology requirements.

CIOs Need To Know How To Build Bridges

The Accidental Successful CIO

You’ll need a bridge to move from providing a service to being a partnerbr /> Image Credit: JOHN LLOYD. So here’s a question for you: based on the importance of information technology, what is IT’s role in your company?

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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.

New Submarine Cable to Connect Equinix Data Centers in New York, London

Data Center Knowledge

Aqua Comms’ AEConnect system to increase much needed transatlantic bandwidth Read More. Connectivity Equinix London New York

Congrats to Blue Coat – PerspecSys buy is wise choice

The Investing Edge

Congratulations to enterprise security industry leader Blue Coat Systems on their acquisition of PerspecSys. Our portfolio company PerspecSys , an early leader in the rapidly emerging cloud data protection market, was recently acquired by security gateway leader Blue Coat Systems.

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Video Presentation on Abusing Software Defined Networks


See the video at this link and embedded below: Im a huge fan of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and so many other related applications of advanced enterprise tech. But watching this video is giving me pause.

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How to Get an Agile Product Owner to Pay for Technical Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's the most common question I get when discussing agile development as a CIO with a team of developers that are enthusiastic about maturing their practice. How do you get the Product Owner to prioritize fixing technical debt above new features, enhancements, special requests for customers, and improvements to internal tools? How do you get business stakeholders interested in seeing. agile planning agile software development cio DevOps security site performance software development software qa

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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.

Flash Boys, the Capital Markets…and Solving Enterprise Application Performance in the Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Mirroring the evolution of technology within the global capital markets, many of today’s digital enterprises are migrating to next-generation architectures that integrate network and cloud hubs into enterprise data centers and the WAN. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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Titan Graph Database Integration with DynamoDB: World-class Performance, Availability, and Scale for New Workloads

All Things Distributed

Today, we are releasing a plugin that allows customers to use the Titan graph engine with Amazon DynamoDB as the backend storage layer. It opens up the possibility to enjoy the value that graph databases bring to relationship-centric use cases, without worrying about managing the underlying storage.

Kindle Version of The Cyber Threat Provided Free 20-21 August 2015


Thanks to we are able to provide our readers with a free copy of the Kindle version of our book on The Cyber Threat during a special three day promotion running 20-21 August 2015. The book was written to provide actionable insights into the cyber threat specially aimed towards the leader who should know more about threats to protect business objectives. You can read this version of the book on any Mac, PC, Tablet, or Smartphone.

Step-By-Step: Enabling Automatic DHCP Server Backup


Like any database, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server also at times may require actions such as backup and restore in the event of hardware failure, software failure, migration or in fault configuration change. Microsoft eases this process.( read more ).

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.

Five Critical Layers of Next-Gen Data Center Automation and Orchestration

Data Center Knowledge

As more users utilize content delivered directly from cloud resources, the data center will need to be able to handle the influx of new demand Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Convergence Featured Infrastructure cloud orchestration

Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates

Storage IO Blog

The question is not if NVM is in your future, it is! Instead the questions are what type of NVM including NAND flash among other mediums will be deployed where, using what type of packaging or solutions (drives, cards, systems, appliances, cloud) for what role (as storage, primary memory, persistent cache) along with how much among others.

Cloud Computing: What do Government Executives Need to be Thinking about to Make a Successful Journey to the Cloud?


In 2011 the US Federal Government issued a Cloud First policy mandating that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. Cloud computing is a design style that allows for efficient use of compute, storage, and memory in order to decrease cycle time for mission delivery and promises to change the way that agencies deliver services to citizens for the next twenty years.

Step-By-Step: Azure Site Recovery – Failover to Azure


Hello folks, My last couple of posts were about protecting your physical servers with Azure Site Recovery or ASR for short. Step-By-Step: Protect physical servers with Azure Site Recovery Step-By-Step: Protect physical servers with Azure Site Recovery.( read more ).

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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.

Vapor IO and Bloom Energy Partner on Gas-Powered High-Density Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Integration of Vapor Chamber with Bloom fuel cells aims to create low-carbon data center solution Read More. Data Center Design DCIM News Deals Featured Green Data Centers Power

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How to Mentor Human Side of Business via Change Management

Future of CIO

Change Management = the human side of change! Change for all of us is inevitable, some of us get it quicker than others. So the challenge for organizations is to recognize who their people are and where these talented professionals can contribute to the business success and feel valued along the way.

Michael Stonebraker of Tamr – MIT CDOIQ Symposium 2015 – theCUBE


The video here is another production by the great folks at SiliconAngle , here Paul Gillin and Dave Velante have a conversation with Michael Stonebreaker of Tamr covering topics of data and issues of integration, a problem everyone we know has.

August Server StorageIO Update Newsletter – NVM and Flash SSD Focus

Storage IO Blog

This months feature topic theme is Non Volatile Memory (NVM) which includes technologies such as NAND flash commonly used in Solid State Devices (SSDs) storage today, as well as in USB thumb drive, mobile and hand-held devices among many other uses. NVM spans servers, storage, I/O devices along with mobile and handheld among many other technologies.

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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.