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18 Steps for End-to-End IaaS Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

IT Pros Rock!

Support for provisioning and managing Azure IaaS virtual machine environments via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) was recently launched as a Generally Available (GA) feature!

Time To Spread The Word on Internet of Things Dangers: Read what FBI and DHS Cyber Centers Need Us All To Know

CTOvision

The DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is playing an increasingly important role in collaborating across multiple sectors of the economy and across government in sharing important advisories and alerts.

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Would you build your house from a Visio diagram?

Cloud Musings

Would you even hire an architect that highlighted hand drawn diagrams and spreadsheets as their design tools of choice? Of course you wouldn’t. Not using computing aided design (CAD) as a primary architectural tool today is just laughable.

The public cloud is more secure than your data center

David Linthicum

We live in a world where data center breaches are in the headlines almost monthly, much to the consternation of corporate IT -- the same corporate IT that fears the public cloud due to fears around data security. The truth is that the public cloud is more secure than the typical data center, and IT would get better security if it got past its prejudice against the cloud.

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Survey: One-Third of Cloud Users’ Clouds are Private, Heavily OpenStack

Data Center Knowledge

Companies have grown more comfortable with mission critical workloads on OpenStack Read More. Cloud Computing Featured

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Does your Disaster Recovery Plan Include the Cloud?

Eric D. Brown

In years past, companies have relied on multiple data center locations to act as their main disaster recovery (DR) systems and data in case of disaster. This has generally worked well for those companies that have planned and tested their DR systems and plans appropriately.

Call to Action: Pounding the Table for Security Budgets

The Investing Edge

The vicious cyberattacks on major organizations like Target, Home Depot, eBay, JP Morgan Chase and recently, Anthem , makes one thing clear: the severity and sophistication of cyberattacks has taken a major leap forward.

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How To Make Your Business Process Management (BPM) Mobile Friendly

The Accidental Successful CIO

In this mobile age, your business processes need to be mobile friendly Image Credit: Milica Sekulic. So just exactly what is a business process? In a nutshell, it’s how your company does business.

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Step-by-Step: Encrypting Data Volumes in the Azure Cloud with Windows Server 2012 R2, PowerShell and BitLocker

IT Pros Rock!

The Microsoft Azure cloud platform has supported at-rest encryption of Windows Server VM data volumes via BitLocker for some time now, but I’ve found that there’s often a desire to completely automate the BitLocker configuration as part of virtual machine provisioning and startup tasks.

Does Next-Generation Anti-Virus Solve the Fatal Flaws of Anti-Virus?

CTOvision

The chorus of voices declaring the end of anti-virus has reached a deafening pitch. Many of us in the community, myself included, have long said that anti-virus is dead and even a senior VP at Symantec has now admitted such.

Security requires long haul planning

Cloud Musings

On Tuesday, October 6 th , the European Court of Justice (ECJ), invalidated the U.S./EU EU Safe Harbor Framework. This framework, in place since 2000, gave blanket permission to data transfers from the European Union to the United States.

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3 ways to screw up a cloud deployment

David Linthicum

Most enterprises do not have the experience or talent to effectively take advantage of private or public cloud resources, so adoption is a trial-and-error process. Even if you use case studies from other enterprises with similar problem domains, you'll still run into issues that are unique to your enterprise, including problems with data integration, governance, and poor application design. From Amazon to Azure, InfoWorld puts IaaS clouds to the test to find out which is best for you.

Ten Ways To Improve IT Culture with Agile, DevOps, Data, and Collaboration

Social, Agile and Transformation

Over the last decade I''ve had the privilege of working with several IT teams that transformed themselves from minimal credibility with the business to delivering award winning customer facing products while improving other IT business services. Different groups with different issues and opportunities, but what stands out with all of them is their willingness to change and improve their own.

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What Doesn’t Work With Hyperconverged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In an industry powered by new, shiny things — we’ve got a new one that’s gaining traction: hyperconverged. The basic idea is simple: collapse external storage (and, eventually networking) into a single, software-powered environment that runs on commodity servers.

how to be a good open source community member

SPF13

A friend of mine who is a very talented writer recently became intrigued with open source and asked me to help her to understand how to be a good open source community member. Open source is one of the most unusual things in the world. Is there any other profession where highly skilled professionals donate their free time to give their work away for free? Many spend long hours at their day jobs, just to spend their nights and weekends doing the same thing.

Survey: Enterprises Plan to Spend More on Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Despite worries that cloud will replace enterprise data centers, IT budgets are growing Read More. Cloud Computing colocation Data Center Strategies Enterprise Featured

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Don’t focus on the data, focus on what the data tells you

Eric D. Brown

In a recent post on O’Reilly Radar titled “ Turning big data into actionable insights “, Ben Lorica provides some highlights of an interview with Evangelos Simoudis regarding big data. One of the highlights is extremely important.

Retro Chic: The IoT Means Hardware Engineers Are Cool Again

The Investing Edge

In the beginning there were Military Engineers who built bridges and designed fortifications. When peacetime came, some headed to dig in the mines and others to build roads, canals and cities.

CIOs Fix Outsourcing Problems By Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Chickens

The Accidental Successful CIO

In IT, can the fox successfully watch over the chickens? Image Credit: digitalprimate. I’m sure that by now you’ve read some of the stories that are out there about CIOs who managed to get themselves into outsourcing contracts that turned out badly.

Resizing Data Disks in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure with Windows PowerShell

IT Pros Rock!

Resizing existing Azure VM data disks just got a whole lot easier with the introduction of an enhanced Update-AzureDisk PowerShell cmdlet in the latest version of the Azure PowerShell module.

List of Cyber Threat “Wake-Up Calls” Growing: Policy makers have been hitting the snooze button since 1970

CTOvision

The list below is an update to our reference of "Cyber Security Wake-Up Calls." What does it take to be on the list? Generally each of the events below was so significant policy makers were loudly proclaiming to all who would listen that they were a wake-up call.

IEEE Cloud Computing: Legal Clouds

Cloud Musings

The new issue of IEEE Cloud Computing is now available! This special issue looks at how to balance privacy with legitimate surveillance and lawful data access.

3 key cloud trends for 2016

David Linthicum

As the new year approaches, it's a good time to look forward to what the key trends will be, so we can take advantage of them thoughtfully and effectively. Here are three key cloud trends I'm certain you'll see unfold in 2016. Considering the move to Office 365 ? Take these crucial steps before, during, and after for a successful migration. | The InfoWorld review: Office 365 fails at collaboration | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Enterprise Windows blog and Windows newsletter. ].

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Why Business Leaders are Clueless about Data Integration

Social, Agile and Transformation

When someone says that the data integration process is automated, I suggest asking questions to clarify what they mean by automated. You'll probably conclude that the process is anything but automated let alone reliable, scalable, secure, or configurable. To some, automation implies efficient and reliable but still including manual steps so long as they are performed quickly and easily. agile data big data cloud computing content agility data management data scientist digital transformation

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Building An All-Flash Racing Cluster With Intel and VSAN

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hyperconverged is the latest justifiable buzz-worthy topic in IT. VMware’s software-led approach supports multiple hardware consumption options: from mild to wild — you’re not limited to someone else’s idea of an appliance if that’s not your thing.

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what every open source project needs

SPF13

In the last few years open source has transformed the software industry. From Android to Wikipedia, open source is everywhere, but how does one succeed in it? While open source projects come in all shapes and sizes and all forms of governance, no matter what kind of project you’re a part of, there are a set of fundamentals that lead to success.

How Cloud Has Changed the Data Center Architect

Data Center Knowledge

The data center architect supports some of the most critical business functions of an organization. Here''s how the role has evolved with the advent of cloud. Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Design cloud data center

Data Ownership within an Organization

Eric D. Brown

Recently, I was having a conversation with an IT VP about data management, data access, reporting and analytical approaches to the data stored within the organization. The conversation was a long and frustrating one.

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