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My First Experiences with a Palo Alto Firewall

— I've been following Palo Alto as a networking company for a couple of years now.  Their claim is that the days of the port-based firewall are dead and that their application-centric approach is a far better way to enforce your access controls.  Take the HTTP protocol for example.  HTTP typically runs as a service on...
Jun 02 10:55:31 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

Rise of the Personal Firewall

— The other day I read that Comcast is launching a new plan to turn home internet users into unwilling participants in their new global wifi strategy.  I'm sure that they will soon be touting how insanely awesome it will be to get "full strength" internet access virtually anywhere just by subscribing to this service.  ...
Jun 02 10:07:16 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»


— VMware users can align IT with business processes through their VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPs), coupled with Hitachi Unified Compute platform for VMware vSphere and its Unified Compute Platform Director software.  This converged-infrastructure management platform centralizes and automates the management of ...
Jun 02 06:15:06 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

Hybrid Cloud is Real and Right for You!

— Today’s IT conversations cannot happen without some discussion about “the cloud”.  Generally, this means the different public/consumer technology solutions that are very easy to get into and not necessarily so easy to get out of.  The solutions are flexible, work across devices and appe...
Jun 02 02:00:38 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Is OpenStack Dead?

— Is OpenStack dead (or rapidly dying)? We ask this question from two perspectives. First, can any OpenStack-based offering be economically competitive with offerings from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and VMware? Second, can any consortium of vendors produce a viable public cloud offering in competition with vendors who o...
Jun 02 12:25:13 pm GMT / The Virtualization Practice»

On The Eve Of SAPPHIRE Conference, Vishal Sikka Puts SAP In The Rearview

—  It’s been a month of Sundays since Vishal Sikka resigned from SAP, and I spoke to him a couple of days before the start of his former company’s SAPPHIRE user conference that begins Monday in Orlando. The conference will be going on without him for the first time in 12 years, and Sikka is fine with th...
Jun 02 02:20:25 am GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Microsoft, Salesforce Partnership Is Proof That Business Makes Strange Bedfellows

—  It’s often been said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but the same could be said for business. If you want proof, look no further than yesterday’s partnership announcement between Salesforce and Microsoft. These are two companies that compete fiercely for the same customers in the CRM spac...
May 30 05:43:54 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Not headed to the cloud? Your employees are!

— If an enterprise isn't willing to make the transition to cloud computing, there's a good chance its employees have already made the investment. Continue reading «Not headed to the cloud? Your employees are!» The post Not headed to the cloud? Your employees are! appeared first on GoGrid Blog. Related posts:...
May 30 05:00:34 pm GMT / GoGrid Blog»

Nokia Buys Desti To Add AI To HERE Maps, Will Shut App Down

—  Nokia, now lightened of its handset load thanks to Microsoft, has made an acquisition to expand its HERE mapping business, one of the assets that has remained with the Finnish company. It has bought Desti, a mapping startup and app maker that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help p...
May 30 02:15:25 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

OpenStack Gains Momentum with Users at Recent Summit

— Cisco highlighted its support for OpenStack at the recent OpenStack Summit in Atlanta , which hosted 4500+ attendees and included many more users, in addition to the [...]
May 30 01:15:11 am GMT / Data Center Networks»

In A Bid To Be The MS Word Of The Mobile Generation, Quip Adds Better Search, URL Links

—  Quip, the mobile-friendly word processing app co-founded by the ex-CTO of Facebook Bret Taylor and ex-Googler Kevin Gibbs, has picked up some 5,000 companies as users since it launched last August, with the list of customers ranging from tech early adopters like Taylor’s alma mater Facebook (where ther...
May 29 03:55:02 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

HackerOne Get $9M In Series A Funding To Build Bug Tracking Bounty Programs

—  HackerOne, a startup that was started by the former head of the Facebook security team, announced it was getting $9M in Series A funding and that former Microsoft lead security strategist Katie Moussouris was joining the company as Chief Policy Officer. Moussouris joins co-founder and CTO Alex Rice, who is form...
May 28 10:00:25 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Open APIs Fuel Creation Of New Cloud Services Ecosystem

—  There is obviously a growing market related to moving traditional on-premises enterprise software to the cloud, but what you might not know is that beyond that group of products, there is a whole other category of services being developed to support those top-level companies, whether that’s security, aut...
May 28 04:13:23 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Microsoft Buys Mobile App Management Platform Capptain To Beef Up Azure

—  Yesterday, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella noted that Azure, the company’s cloud platform, had more work to do get better traction with startups and developers — an area where one of its biggest cloud rivals, Amazon, has done well. Today, the company is taking a step to improve that: it has bo...
May 28 01:50:22 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Your Privacy

— Google’s recent $3.2B acquisition of Nest Labs has raised many eyebrows since Google paid 4x more than Nest’s current financial valuation. Why would Google pay so much to a company that had two relatively lowbrow products:  a thermostat and a smoke detector?[1] Obviously Google didn’t bu...
May 28 01:45:30 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

NetKernel: Microservices with Enhanced Resource Binding

— NetKernel, a 1060 Research product, provides a framework for building multiscale microservice architectures, in part by providing a unifying address space for binding resources.  There is a widespread tendency amongst those building PaaS and IaaS applications to re-factor their codebases into components known as micro...
May 28 12:32:47 pm GMT / The Virtualization Practice»

Productivity Gets Reimagined when Mobile is the Design Baseline

 (Originally published on Reflections Blog) Why bother with 6AM conference calls and 14-hour flights? Because we are at the early beginnings of an era where imaginative thinkers are changing everything in sight – from thermostats to software. I’m talking specifically about design shifts in...
May 27 07:04:59 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Donuts Over Diet

— Ever wondered why you eat that donut in the afternoon even if you are on a low-carb diet? According to research, people have different areas of the brain for short-term decision making versus longer term goals. Short-term decisions are made by areas associated with emotion; long-term goals are...
May 27 05:28:23 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Leaving Las Vegas: Thoughts from EMC World 2014

— By Vic Bhagat — EMC Chief Information Officer @VicBhagat With wheels up and the neon lights of Las Vegas behind me, I reflected on two days spent with nearly 80 global CIOs at EMC’s fourth annual CIO Summit.  Whether in our … Continue reading → Update your fe...
May 27 02:08:29 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Where are the performance specs for VSP G1000?

— In my blog post that supported the announcement of the VSP G1000 with SVOS, Storage Virtualization Operating System,  I described VSP G1000 as a unified storage platform that can provide approximately 4 million random reads for 8KB blocks or more than 1.2 million NFS operations for file. While the 1.2 million NFS oper...
May 23 06:08:51 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

Google Close To Snapping Up Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $1B+, Say Sources

—  Google made a play for the skies in April when it swept in and acquired Titan Aerospace amid reports that the drone maker was being pursued by Facebook. But Google’s interest in hardware companies that provide primary sources of data is not ending there. Google is closing in on a deal for Skybox Ima...
May 23 01:18:27 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Will cloud popularity lead to the demise of traditional software?

— Though the prospect may come across as somewhat far-fetched, some professionals have speculated that increased investment in cloud computing may put major software developers out of business. Continue reading «Will cloud popularity lead to the demise of traditional software?» The post Will cloud popularity l...
May 21 05:00:25 pm GMT / GoGrid Blog»

The Future of Cloud IDEs

— A great article of future of cloud IDEs: The Cloud IDE and its impact on DevOps by Chris Riley (@HoardingInfo). The article makes a number of excellent points. Many developers will oppose the Cloud IDE without much consideration. These are all very good points. From my personal experience, developers are very pick...
May 20 05:30:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

Best Practices for Virtualizing Your Oracle Database – Datastores

— By Darryl Smith — Chief Database Architect, EMC IT First off, my apologies for delaying the last part of this four part blog for so long.  I have been building a fully automated application platform as a service product for … Continue reading → Update your feed ...
May 19 02:14:18 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

How to Transform Today’s Information Security Programs

— Information security today can be likened to a classic American sandwich – the BLT.  Simply, information security is not just about the technology.  It’s also about the people that manage it and the processes built around it.  Just as you … Continue reading → The post How to ...
May 15 02:14:31 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Free eBooks from Microsoft Press

— Microsoft have available a handful of free-to-download ebooks which provide an introduction and information on some of their enterprise and development products, such as Windows Server, Azure, .NET, etc.  Some of these ebooks don’t contain the same level of technical detail that you’d usu...
May 14 08:25:55 am GMT / EMC Feeds »

Cloud DR is the Future and the Present

— Since launching Archimedius more than 6 years ago I’ve enjoyed pontificating about long term trends, from the rise of virtualization security to software-defined networking and the internet of things.  Lately I’ve been on a data center consolidation and cloud DR kick, spurred by career choices architected to place...
May 13 06:16:29 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

Analyzing NetFlow for Data Loss Detection

— The 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) is out and it paints quite the gloomy picture of the world we live in today where cyber security is concerned.  With over 63,000 security incidents and 1,367 confirmed data breaches, the question is no longer if you get popped, but rather, when.  According to t...
May 08 06:12:51 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack, Part 2

— In part 1 of this series earlier this week, I introduced The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack.  Today, I’m going to dig into the next two major requirements: Open Architectures and Hybrid Cloud Interoperability. Let’s get started. Requirement #3 – … Continue reading →
May 01 04:10:38 pm GMT / Cloudscaling»

CIOs should adopt Hyper Cloud for Effective Service Integration

— I had recently written an article on linkedin (please see high-resolution version on my website) about hyper cloud in the wake of the increasing commoditisation of cloud computing. Google Cloud came with extreme price cuts for its compute platform and that suddenly change the whole game! How are the local and regiona...
Apr 29 06:18:31 pm GMT / Avastu Blog - Sustainable Global Clouds»

The next Big Data battleground is Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup

— The scene – Enter the robot! Shortly before 5pm local time on 12 June at Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, a young paraplegic Brazilian will stand up from a wheelchair, walk over to midfield, and take a kick in the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup. The technology in question is a mind-controlled robotic exo...
Apr 27 07:34:51 pm GMT / Avastu Blog - Sustainable Global Clouds»

CloudVelocity named Cool Vendor in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery by Gartner

— Thanks to a great product and some great customers we were cited as a Cool Vendor by Gartner for our One Hybrid Cloud™ platform.  I don’t think I can say it any better than Gartner VP John Morency who included CloudVelocity in the report after a series of briefings and customer interviews: “The result is […...
Apr 26 12:05:42 am GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

Cloud DR Works Best with a Pilot Light

— Earlier this month I had the chance to talk directly with organizations leveraging AWS for cloud DR.  It is a very interesting and powerful use case.  Calling it transformative is an understatement. These forward-thinking teams are using AWS as a kind of pilot light for a multi-tier app environment (including a clon...
Apr 16 09:14:39 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

Gartner’s prediction from 2010 – Did it come true?

— Once in a while I like to go back in the past and see where we stood and what all we predicted. My world wide data center prediction was/is one of those things and I must admit it isn’t too bad. So is this list by Gartner and I must say that it is still pretty much […]
Apr 14 07:24:36 pm GMT / Avastu Blog - Sustainable Global Clouds»

The Top Three Things To Bookmark for the Juno Summit

— I can’t believe that it’s less than a month before the the upcoming Juno Summit.  As you start putting together your plans for the Summit, I wanted to highlight some items to look forward to from the Cloudscaling team. #1: Four … Continue reading →
Apr 14 06:56:53 pm GMT / Cloudscaling»

New tech blog on

— This blog has been retired. I am now blogging on Have a look at my newest blog post: Cheers! Markus
Apr 02 06:58:58 pm GMT / Cloudy Times»

Digital technologies – Up-skill or its time to say goodbye to your job!

— In my last article I had written about the Hyper Cloud and how Google’s new cloud computing platform could potentially foster innovation on the internet. In this article however, I want to take a step back to discuss how these new digital technologies could potentially create jobs for us all. Last year, AP (Asso...
Apr 01 03:59:42 pm GMT / Avastu Blog - Sustainable Global Clouds»

The New Microsoft and the New Cloud

— When it comes to the emerging multi-billion dollar hybrid cloud market, Microsoft is becoming more than a force to be reckoned with; it is articulating a powerful vision, one that is increasingly well-grounded in the Redmond giant’s core expertise and global data center footprint.  Some call Microsoft’s advantage ...
Mar 28 07:31:30 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

How To Be a Cloud Mogul(l) – Our 2014 RSA “Dueling Banjos/Cloud/DevOps” Talk

— Rich Mogull (Securosis) and I have given  a standing set of talks over the last 5-6 years at the RSA Security Conference that focus on innovation, disruption and ultimately making security practitioners more relevant in the face of all this churn. We’ve always offered practical peeks of what’s coming and w...
Mar 27 10:34:21 pm GMT / Rational Survivability»

Whiffs of Wisdom #6 – Managing People Managing Tough Decisions

— I am getting a lot of encouragement to share more of my “Whiffs of Wisdom”.  Most are related to Managing Technical People, Technology situations and Managing Managers.  All of them have tongue firmly placed in cheek.  :)    Heres another … Continue reading →
Mar 08 02:48:00 am GMT / LooseBolts»

The Easiest $20 I ever saved…

— During the 2014 RSA Conference, I participated on a repeating panel with Bret Hartman, CTO of Cisco’s Security Business Unit and Martin Brown from BT.  The first day was moderated by Jon Olstik while the second day, the three of us were left to, um, self-moderate. It occurred to me that during our very lively [&...
Mar 02 08:49:26 pm GMT / Rational Survivability»

Giving the Gift of Power: For The Gadgeteer that has everything…

— I hate to admit it but I am one of those “hard-to-shop for” gadget guys.  Its true.  I just cannot seem to wait until gift-giving season to get that special new piece of technology.  I usually go out and get … Continue reading →
Dec 05 03:29:58 pm GMT / LooseBolts»

Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Security Product Needs & Vendor Selection…

— Interpretation is left as an exercise for the reader  This went a tad bacterial (viral is too strong of a description) on Twitter:  
Nov 21 04:44:40 pm GMT / Rational Survivability»

Enterprise Risk Management for the Masses

— A couple of years ago I decided, along with support from my management, that Enterprise Risk Management would become a focal point for my Information Security Program.  I was convinced that framing vulnerabilities in the form of risks was essential to giving management visibility into issues they currently didn't know...
Sep 15 10:05:44 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

First Impression of LYNXeon 2.29

— Let's say that you go to the same restaurant at least once a week for an entire year.  The staff is always friendly, the menu always has something that sounds appealing, and the food is always good enough to keep you coming back for more.  The only real drawback is that it usually takes a […]
Aug 20 08:43:13 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

Combining Tools for Ultimate Malware Threat Intelligence

— Last year I gave a talk at a number of different conferences called "The Magic of Symbiotic Security: Creating an Ecosystem of Security Systems" in which I spoke about how if we can break our security tools out of their silos, then they become far more useful.  Lately, I've been doing a lot of work […]
May 07 03:41:40 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

Lessons Learned from Participating in my First CTF

— Yesterday I finished competing in my first ever Capture The Flag (CTF) tournament.  It was called Kommand and Kontroll Revenge of the Carders and was run by Rod Soto of Prolexic.  I'm going to caveat this post by saying that this was my first ever CTF competition so I have absolutely no baseline of comparison.  [...
Mar 23 07:07:28 am GMT / Web Admin Blog»

Survey Analysis (Part 2): Mobile App Marketing

— This is part 2 of my analysis of the data collected from a survey I conducted a few weeks ago. Last week I published the survey results in the form of an infographic. Part 1 of my analysis was published in a blog post earlier this week. Forty-one survey participants were asked about the marketing activities that they ...
Dec 13 03:11:05 pm GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

Getting your business plan through screening

— Vishal Gulati, a VC in the healthcare sector, spoke to my MBA cohort today and gave a few tips on mistakes commonly found within business plans… Competition is a good thing. Statements such as “We have no competitors” signals that either you don’t know your market or you’re making somethi...
Jan 14 05:41:10 pm GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

I went home and cried realizing that I was about to spend all of the money I'd made

— Two years ago I sat down with John Keagy and David Hecht from ServePath (most widely known for now).  Unfortunately later that day I had a hard drive failure, with little recovered. About six months ago I found a VIM swap file of my notes with them, and today decided I should post what I have. My hope is t...
Jun 09 11:04:46 pm GMT / mhalligan's blog»