2015

Lights-Out Manufacturing: Future Fantasy or Good Business?

CTOvision

Editor's note: We noticed this article in Autodesk's Line//Shape//Space and requested their permission to repost it here. Line//Shape//Space is a site dedicated to inspiring designers and creators. -bg.

The Amazing Oracle M7

Chuck's Blog - EMC

There was a time decades ago when I was intensely interested in CPU technology. RISC, CISC, all that. Endless debates about which one was "better", which one was going to win in the long term, etc. Well, we know how the story ended up for most of the datacenter market: it’s mostly an Intel world.

Oracle 207

Cloud computing: A data-centric business model

Cloud Musings

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology : “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g.,

Dell 201

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.

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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.

Budget 151

Compass Piloting Wearable Technology In The Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The futuristic pilot project combines mobile and wearable technology for smooth data center operation Read More. Compass Datacenters Featured Internet of Things

Mobile 207

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!

MSI Analysis Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

Here is a tool I have written that generates a report on all of the variables used for each entry during an MSI installation. I wrote this script to make customizing the installation of MSI files much easier and quicker.

SpaceX Makes History By Successfully Proving Real Space Rockets Can Be Reused: Lands A Giant Falcon 9 Rocket For The First Time

CTOvision

The video at this link and embedded below captures a historic first for humanity.

Ten Reasons Why VMware Is Leading The Hyperconverged Industry

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Those of you who have followed me over the years know that I’m not shy when it comes to a good competitive dust-up.    I’m OK with the usual puffery and slightly exaggerated claims.  All part of the fun. I’m not OK when I believe the claims are misleading.

Vmware 205

Tweeps Are People Too!!

Cloud Musings

I woke up this morning to the devastating news about the earthquake in Nepal. Sitting here in California that destruction is literally on the other side of the world but my mind immediately went to thinking about my good friend Jeremy Geelan.

Media 200

Innovation and the CIO – Survey Results

Eric D. Brown

Michael Krigsman just published a piece titled “ What do business people think of their CIO? ” that shares some output of a research report put out by Tech Pro Research regarding the perception of the CIO within the business, including some results related to innovation and the CIO.

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the future of the Operating System - LinuxCon 2015 keynote

SPF13

Given as a keynote at LinuxCon + CloudOpen Japan 2015. Linux has become the foundation for infrastructure everywhere as it defined application portability from the desktop to the phone and from to the data center to the cloud. As applications become increasingly distributed in nature, the Docker platform serves as the cornerstone of Linux’s evolution solidifying the dominance of Linux today and into tomorrow. Transcript. The Future of the Operating System. What is an Operating System ?

Thank the cloud for making big data and IoT possible

David Linthicum

I’ve sworn it off: No longer do I remind people younger than myself that many of today’s concepts we call new and innovative are based on much older concepts popular a long time ago -- when I was young. The ones that immediately come to mind are big data and Internet of things (IoT). Big data -- at least the notion of it -- was always the objective in the world of database technology.

Why Accessibility Is A CIO’s New Responsibility

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to start to consider the needs of disabled workers Image Credit: Leo Reynolds. CIOs need to understand that the environment in which their company operates is changing. Two important things are happening at the same time. The first is that a lot of us are becoming older.

Social 197

What Really Makes an Entrepreneur Successful?

The Investing Edge

Google that question and you’ll have all the advice you could ever want or need. One list of 25 items includes “grab attention,” “be accessible,” and “get involved.” [1] 1] Another list advises would-be entrepreneurs to be “highly self-motivated” and “exhibit strong leadership qualities.” [2]

Yahoo Launches Second ‘Computing Coop’ Data Center in New York State

Data Center Knowledge

Company completes $170M data center and service center expansion project in Lockport Read More. Cooling Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured New York Yahoo

Another First In Human History: World’s First Fully Reusable Rocket Goes Into Space And Returns In Usable Way

CTOvision

The video at this link and embedded below captures a first in human history, the first reusable space launch vehicle launching into space and returning in reusable form via a soft landing. This is important for many reasons. The economics of it is a key driver.

There Will Be Cyberwar: How The Move To Network-Centric War Fighting Has Set The Stage by Richard Stiennon

CTOvision

With new technology, come new problems. Oft times, with the increasing demand for the latest and greatest tech, security is more of an after thought. What has been a consistent theme is developing the next best technology, and then figuring out how to protect it.

8 Steps to Building Site-to-Site VPN Connections for V2 VNETs using Azure Resource Manager in the NEW Azure Portal

IT Pros Rock!

In a prior article , we walked through the process of scripted provisioning for V2 virtual networks and site-to-site connections using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Azure PowerShell together.

Dell and EMC -- The Aftermath

Chuck's Blog - EMC

So much has been written about the tech industry's largest buyout -- a mind-numbing $67 billion. It's been exactly one week since the announcement -- just enough time for me to get my thoughts in order. 19 years at EMC, two years at VMware -- yes, I'm entitled to an opinion or two.

Dell 199

The Science and Art of Business Leadership

Cloud Musings

Business leadership is both science and art. The scientific aspects revolve around finance, organization, products and service. Artistic aspects include relationships, market trajectories and business strategies.

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.

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.

3 tips to avoid disaster in your cloud migration

David Linthicum

Enterprises are migrating to the cloud in big ways these days. However, the number of moving parts leave many people in IT a bit perplexed -- and fearful that they could be making major mistakes. The reality is that cloud migration is new, so best practices and enabling technologies have yet to emerge. Moreover, there is the added complexity of devops, big data, and the Internet of things. How the heck do you fit those in too?

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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.

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.

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