Sat.Nov 22, 2014 - Fri.Nov 28, 2014

What You Should Know About Big Data


By Katie Kennedy. The visual below highlights use cases of Big Data and how industries can benefit from incorporating Big Data into their operations. Find more information on Datameer. Related articles. The rising importance of big data to big business (

4 cloud realities to be thankful for

David Linthicum

The rapid growth of cloud computing continues. As we implement systems, migrate applications, and move infrastructure to the cloud, proceedings seem to be going better than most people expected. I’m certainly thankful for that, but I''m particularly grateful for four developments this year. From Amazon to Windows Azure, InfoWorld puts IaaS clouds to the test to find out which is best for you. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld''s Cloud Computing newsletter. ].

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The Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

I participated in the #DataCtrChat Twitter chat last week to join in on the conversation about the Agile Data Center. If you haven’t joined in on a Twitter chat recently, you should. The #DataCtrChat is a great one to be a part of, especially if you’re interested in the data center.

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Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 1 )

IT Pros Rock!

Since previously publishing the Quick Start Guide for Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure , several people have asked me about ways in which Linux workload provisioning can be automated with Azure.

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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.

NSA Releases A New Technology to Open Source Community


By Bob Gourley. On 25 November NSA announced the release of an new technology called Niagarafiles or NiFi that enterprises can use to automate data flows among multiple computer networks. Here is their press release : NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community.

Top 10 Data Center Stories, November 2014

Data Center Knowledge

Here''s a look at the most read articles on Data Center Knowledge during the month of November. Read More.

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Step-By-Step: Migrating DHCP From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2


End of support for Windows Server 2012 R2 is nearing quickly. To address this concern, Microsoft provides great tools to assist organizations in their migration efforts. Windows Server Migration Tools, introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2 enables.( read more ).

ENIAC: The World’s First Computer Has Finally Been Resurrected


By Vijay Prabhu. From Wired: Eccentric billionaires are tough to impress, so their minions must always think big when handed vague assignments. Ross Perot’s staffers did just that in 2006, when their boss declared that he wanted to decorate his Plano, Texas, headquarters with relics from computing history.

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The Cloud in 2014 and Beyond

Data Center Knowledge

APIs, mobility, data security, hybrid cloud, and software defined everything have dominated the cloud conversation this year Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

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Time to get over the fear of Linux

Virtualized Greek

After following the Cloud computing market for a some years, I’ve begun to ask myself the question, can you have a significant engineering job in Cloud computing without knowing Linux. Back in my pure engineering days, I could get by. Cloud Computing

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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!

Top 7 New Improvements Now Found in Microsoft Intune


Microsoft Intune has see quite a few updates over recent months aside from its recent renaming. The changes address concerns brought forth by IT professionals looking to get a better handle on their client end deployment and management. System administrators.( read more ).

Will The Crash of Motivate A Move To The More Functional GitHub?

CTOvision provides some very important functionality that developers in the DoD ecosystem need and more importantly allow the technology leadership of DoD to ensure more appropriate influence over enterprise software projects. But it has been criticized by many in the community for not being as fully functional as GitHub. GitHub has achieved tremendous success in the commercial world and in key niches in governments as well. It is easy to use, scales to th. To read more please log in. Login.

The Ethics of Cloud Computing

Data Center Knowledge

The code of ethics that has informed IT operations for decades also apply to cloud computing, writes Seth Payne of Skytap. However, it is important to broadly review this code to determine if cloud computing introduces new challenges or presents new ethical questions. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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We Change The World, The World Changes Us

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I was born in 1959.  I guess I have the dubious honor of watching the world change for over half a century. Yes, I could fill several uninteresting pages with the rapid pace of innovation in technology, human health, physics, economics, chemistry, etc.   It seems the boundaries of human knowledge continue to expand like a supernova. More interesting to me is how this new world is changing us — as individuals, and as members of society.

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.

Dive Deep in Your Own Environment With Operational Insight


Hello folks, One of the new Microsoft Azure service that was announced at TechEd Europe is Azure Operational Insight. ) It is an analysis service that gives IT Pros the tools to gain deep insight into their environments.( read more ).

Cyber Security and Corporate Governance: The five principles every corporate director should embody


By Bob Gourley. This post is sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. The Institute of Internal Auditors ( IIA ) is an international professional association of more than 180,000 members recognized as the preeminent professional organization for internal auditors. They provide a venue for internal auditors from around the world to share lessons learned and best practices.

You May Not Know it, but You Used a Supercomputer Today

Data Center Knowledge

From weather reports to pharmaceuticals, HPC systems are involved in our lives more than we like to think Read More. Featured HPC

A Prioritization Mind: How to Improve Productivity and Reduce Stress

Future of CIO

The prioritization mind can spend time and energy on strategic thinking and focus on result-driven activities.

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?

Help! I have a Virus!

Sean Daniel

I get this question a lot. I wanted to write something up on how you can self heal your Windows 8 PC (although most of this also works for Windows 7), or at least get you started in the right direction. Let’s dive right into figure out what’s going on.

Technology News and Hot Topics


By Bob Gourley. Here is the latest technology news from across the tech community: Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Order. SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s constant stream of new apps and services depends on hundreds of thousands of foreign-born engineers to help create them. So the technology industry has been pushing for changes to the nation’s immigration policy for … Read more on New York Times.

Questions Every IT Manager Should Ask About Thermal Management

Data Center Knowledge

A smart approach to data center cooling can reduce electricity bills by up to 50 percent, writes JP Valiulis of Emerson Network Power. But how do you identify the best thermal management strategy for your facility? Read More. Industry Perspectives

Three Key Factors for Organization from Good to Great

Future of CIO

There is no magic formula from good to great, first things first, doing these fundamental things right.

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.

Learning OVS is the start of understanding SDN solutions

Virtualized Greek

While NSX and ACI is garnering much of the headlines for SDN, the market is much bigger than these two products. The foundation of most other solutions is based on a combination of Open vSwitch, some virtual router and maturing. Network Virtualization

Please join us at LinkedIn for discussion


By Bob Gourley. We exist, dear readers, for you. And we have noticed that you have been changing the way you interact with us. Fewer and fewer of you interact by leaving comments on posts. Increasingly you interact with us via Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn. And some really interesting/cool people interact with us via Google Plus. We want you to continue interacting with us and sharing our content via all those channels. We appreciate that.

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Open Cloud Alliance Formed to Answer Germany’s Data Privacy Concerns

Data Center Knowledge

IBM, Univention, Open-Xchange form alliance around secure OpenStack cloud tech for smaller players Read More. Cloud Computing Europe Featured Hosting Security

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DevOp Culture: Are you Ready

Future of CIO

The key to doing DevOp well is to realize that this is going to make everyone change perspective.

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.

November 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

Hello and welcome to this November Server and StorageIO update newsletter. Enjoy this edition of the Server and StorageIO update newsletter and watch for new tips, articles, StorageIO lab report reviews, blog posts, videos and podcasts along with in the news commentary appearing soon.

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The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation


By Bob Gourley. Friends at O’Reilly Media have just alerted me to a call for participation in the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, which will be held 17-19 March in Boston MA (see: [link] ). More info is below: The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation.

Digital Realty Names Bill Stein Permanent CEO

Data Center Knowledge

Appointment signals board’s confidence in direction Stein has set as interim chief executive Read More. Digital Realty


How to Set “SMART” Goals Smartly?

Future of CIO

First, measure the right things; then measure them right. S.M.A.R.T Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely) goals play an important role in modern management discipline, what’s the pros and cons of setting & measuring S.M.A.R.T goals, and how to manage it effectively?

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.