October 25, 2014, 4:11 am GMT  

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Twitter open sources an anomaly-detection tool

— Twitter has open sourced a tool that it uses to detect spikes in time-series data, in order to make sure it's able to react to issues with its servers, applications or other systems…
Oct 24 08:32:34 pm GMT / Structure ? Cloud Computing News and Analysis»

IBM Earnings Reflect Just How Difficult Transformation Really Is

—  The news came out this week that IBM had another bad quarterly report card. Unfortunately for IBM it marked the 10th straight quarter of falling revenue, indicating that maybe something’s not quite right at Big Blue. IBM’s earnings illustrate the challenge they face as they transform themselves int...
Oct 24 03:58:01 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

ScaleIO 1.30 – VMware vSphere Installation – Part II – SVM Setup

— Keep in mind that, other than the new features added in ScaleIO 1.30, it still operates in the same fashion on vSphere.  Each host still has a ScaleIO VM (SVM) that leverages vmdks, residing on local datastores, as well as can run one or more services including the Metadata Manager (MDM), Sca...
Oct 24 03:29:48 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Cisco UCS and Major League Baseball @The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

— For baseball fans like me -- especially if your favorite team made the playoffs – the October postseason is  the most wonderful time of the year (with apologies [...]
Oct 24 03:19:55 am GMT / Data Center Networks»

Report: IBM A Leader for Business Intelligence Services Says Independent Research Firm

— IBM today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. recognized its Business Analytics & Strategy (BI Services) consulting practice as a leader in business intelligence services, and placed it among vendors who have the most mature, broad and global analytics services in the industry. Forrester also noted that ...
Oct 24 01:03:49 am GMT / IBM Press Releases - Servers - United States»

Do Your Own Self-Audit to Get the Most from the Hybrid Cloud

— The hybrid cloud offers a key opportunity to businesses and other organizations.  Specifically, a hybrid cloud merges public cloud and [...]
Oct 23 09:12:59 pm GMT / Data Center Networks»

OpenStack Juno: The Basics

— Guest Blog by Mark Voelker, Technical Lead, Cisco http://blogs.cisco.com/author/MarkVoelker/ Today, the OpenStack@Cisco team is in a celebratory mood: OpenStack 2014.2 (“Juno”) has been [...]
Oct 23 04:00:36 pm GMT / Data Center Networks»

The Fine Line Between “Extreme” Personalization And Creeper

— Bill Schmarzo I frequently hear questions of concern about the use of big data and the invasion of one’s privacy.  And there is no doubt that data science and “extreme personalization” requires an intimate knowledge of your customers – their interests, passions, affiliations, associati...
Oct 23 02:10:39 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Jostle Raises $2M For Its Intranet Platform

—  If you have ever worked for a large corporation, then you have probably seen how outdated some of the intranet platforms on the market today are. the Vancouver-based startup Jostle wants to put a fresh face on intranet software. The service aims to make it easier for companies to publish news stories and ann...
Oct 23 12:59:00 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Google’s DeepMind Acqui-Hires Two AI Teams In The UK, Partners With Oxford

—  Earlier this year Google acquired DeepMind in the UK to expand the work that it is doing in artificial intelligence, and today the company announced that it is making some more significant moves to build this out even further. It is acqui-hiring the two academic teams of founders, seven people in all, behind D...
Oct 23 10:24:50 am GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Exploring the Idea of Community Architect

— Mark Browne I have been doing a fair bit of research and honestly a fair bit of reflection. In fact this blog post is a long time in coming. I warn you now, this will be a long enough post, with limited links and no photos. So you have been warned. This post is about my own reflections on comm...
Oct 22 08:15:49 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Verizon Leads Flint Mobile’s $9.4M Round As Payment Service Comes To The Web

—  Flint Mobile, a point-of-sale mobile payments solution originally built around snapping photos of your credit card instead of dongles or using other hardware to make payments, is today announcing that it has raised another $9.4 million in funding led by new, strategic investor Verizon via its Verizon Ventures a...
Oct 22 07:11:48 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Progress Software Buys Telerik for $262.5M As Buying Spree Continues

—  In a deal today involving two companies with links to the Boston area, Progress Software, which helps companies build business software, announced it was buying Telerik for $262.5M. Telerik’s portfolio includes a .net toolbox, a mobile development platform and a CMS called Sitefinity, as well as access to ...
Oct 22 06:47:40 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Getting Converged Infrastructure Right

— David Buffo Converged infrastructure platforms have enjoyed great popularity in the last several years.  IT organizations realize that leveraging the tight integration of servers, storage and networks in a converged infrastructure platform frees them for more value-added work of aligning IT se...
Oct 22 06:00:40 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Electric Gadgets, Space Junk and Cyber Security: Purging Obsolete IT Controls

— By Doug Graham — Senior Director, Global Security Office, EMC IT As we in IT security scramble to put more and better controls in place to combat a changing array of cyber threats, we as an industry are facing an interesting … Continue reading → Update your feed...
Oct 22 02:29:26 am GMT / EMC Feeds »

AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible

—  Tim Armstrong, CEO of TechCrunch’s owner AOL, today confirmed at TechCrunch Disrupt that AOL is in early discussions to spin off CrunchBase, the database of tech companies and people that became a part of AOL as part of its acquisition of TechCrunch in 2010. “I think CrunchBase could be a very big c...
Oct 20 01:40:20 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

A CTO’s Guide to a Knockout Interview

— Chris Gaudlip At some point, we all interview for a job, whether we are exploring a promotion within our existing company, searching outside opportunities, or looking for a first job.  There are countless articles, videos, and opinions on resume writing along with the “top tens of what to do...
Oct 17 12:00:40 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Contemporizing IT

— Vic Bhagat I left EMC’s recent CIO Summit in Singapore thinking about Big Data and race cars. During the Summit, Michael Taylor, CIO of Lotus F1 Racing, referenced that their car has more than 150 sensors that capture 25MBs per lap and 50GBs of data per race that can be analyzed to fine tun...
Oct 13 03:01:15 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Xen Security Advisory

— As was made public today, Xen released a security advisory for their Hypervisor code.  Upon receiving the embargoed security news late last week, our teams quickly evaluated our use of Xen and determined that a reboot of virtual instances was not necessary and there would be no customer impact. At GoGrid, we are fully...
Oct 01 04:54:29 pm GMT / GoGrid Blog»

What’s new in the world of Big Data and Cloud

— Three things you need to know from the week of September 7 – 13, 2014 Apache Cassandra –  Cassandra continues to gather momentum as a preferred noSQL database, both in terms of commercial backing and performance. Apache Cassandra v2.1, was announced at September 11 at the Cassandra Summit. The most important...
Sep 15 06:09:46 pm GMT / Cloud Computing»

Do away with “Steak & Commercial” – Part 1

— For anyone that’s been in sales, tech or otherwise, a frequently used demand generation tactic is something that a colleague of mine once called the “Steak & Commercial”. Customers and prospects are invited to a free steak lunch in exchange for listening to the latest sales and marketing pi...
Sep 15 05:59:54 pm GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

Who will Win IaaS War: VMworld Video Interview

— It was great catching up with Brian at VMworld, even if it was in the Tea Garden.  We go back a ways.  This 6 minute video clip discusses who will win the cloud wars and how CloudVelox differentiates from a dozen or so early cloud migration and DR tools.  
Sep 08 02:59:45 am GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

Why You Shouldn’t Phish Your Users

— As an Information Security Program Owner, I get a barrage of e-mails and phone calls multiple times a day from vendors looking to sell us their latest hotness security product.  Between the e-mails, phone calls, expo floor at BlackHat this year, and several talks that I've seen at past conferences, I have noticed a di...
Aug 25 03:23:14 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

Enterprise Mobility Management with – Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere

— Data mobility, the ability to access, sync, and share data on mobile devices as well as your desktop, enables your enterprise workforce to be more productive with the agility to create and respond to new business opportunities.  However, mobility presents new challenges for IT professionals who are responsible for the...
Aug 13 09:46:52 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

City on a Cloud Win Puts Traditional DR on Notice

— The City of Asheville’s City on a Cloud Best Practices win spells trouble for traditional DR.  Deep trouble.  It marks the first time that Cloud DR has been independently and irrefutably acknowledged for both cost reduction and increased agility.  It was more than an acknowledgement that Cloud DR could work.  Ash...
Aug 05 05:42:45 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

Don’t ‘Sell’ to your customers. Innovate with them instead.

— A topic that I’ve been focusing on as of late is the shift in behavior of enterprise buyers. It all started from a conversation I had with Greg Ferro where he brought up the notion that we now transact in a “post information scarcity” business environment. Buyers today have access to a multitude of data, analysi...
Aug 04 06:20:04 am GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

(Don’t) Mind the Gap

— … of time between posts. Life has been a tad busy between b-school, relocating from London back to San Francisco, and new job(s). I hope to start getting my thoughts down on a more regular basis.
Aug 03 06:20:55 am GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

AWS and the Perils of “BoxThink”

— Catching Up from the Airport The next five years ought to be challenging for infrastructure appliance vendors, especially those who see their future “in the box.” We just wrapped up at the AWS Public Sector Summit, held in Washington, DC.  An ecosystem of about 3000 attended the 3 day event. Massively disruptive s...
Jun 26 07:47:06 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

My First Six Months as an OWASP Board Member

— When I first put my name in the hat for the OWASP elections in the fall of 2013, I thought I knew what I was signing up for.  I thought that my seven year history with the organization in a number of different roles (Chapter Leader, Chapter Committee Chair, AppSecUSA Chair) had me well prepared […]
Jun 06 12:51:21 am GMT / Web Admin Blog»

When an “Enterprise” Product Isn’t Enterprise Ready

— I absolutely love my job and one of the coolest things about what I do is getting to do proof-of-concepts with bleeding edge technology.  I feel very privileged that many companies out there respect me enough to provide me with these opportunities and I feel that engaging on this level enables me to be a […]
Jun 05 09:43:36 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

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»

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»

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»

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»

New tech blog on journwe.com

— This blog has been retired. I am now blogging on http://labs.journwe.com. Have a look at my newest blog post: http://labs.journwe.com/2014/04/02/journwes-aws-based-web-application-architecture/ Cheers! Markus
Apr 02 06:58:58 pm GMT / Cloudy Times»

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»

The {Private} Cloud of Despair

— “Oh ye of little faith!”  That’s kind of the reaction I have been getting from some of you to my last missive on the End of Private Clouds. Perhaps it’s the definition of “not too distant future” that has people confused. There will absolutely be a continuing investment by vendors ...
Nov 22 08:26:01 pm GMT / CloudBzz»

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»

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»

IaaS Cloud Litmus Test – The 5 Minute VM

— I will make this simple.  There is only one question you need to ask yourself or your IT department to determine if what you have is really an Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud. Can I get a VM in 5-10 minutes? Perhaps a little bit more detailed? Can a properly credentialed user, with a legitimate need for cloud [̷...
Feb 18 10:42:51 pm GMT / CloudBzz»

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 […]
Dec 13 03:11:05 pm GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

Recap of SIME London 2012

— I made it back from Brazil in time to attend the 1-day SIME conference in London. It was an enlightening day with lots of good data & insights around mobile & social trends. Some of the snippets captured… Today: Mobile data growth doubled between Q1 2011 to Q2 2012 & there are  6.3 billion mobile s...
Sep 29 03:51:03 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 GoGrids.com 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 10 03:04:46 am GMT / mhalligan's blog»