December 23, 2014, 2:16 am GMT  

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Why Upgrade to MDS 9700

— MDS 9500 family has supported customers for more than a decade helping them  through speed transitions from 1G, 2G, 4G, [...]
Dec 23 12:20:52 am GMT / Data Center Networks»

Customer Experience in a Flash (Market)

— Carolyn Muise The Flash market is moving fast. This seems like a fitting trend since speed is the goal.  Technology analyst firm, IDC, comments that the combined all-flash array and hybrid flash array markets “grew at noticeably higher rates” than they originally forecasted.  This is in n...
Dec 22 03:05:00 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Oracle Continues March To Cloud Buying Data As A Service Broker Datalogix

—  Oracle added another piece to its growing cloud portfolio today, buying digital-marketing, Data as a Service broker Datalogix. The move not only gives Oracle another cloud tool, it’s one that’s aimed directly at marketers, an area where Oracle is fighting hard with rival and others...
Dec 22 02:47:53 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Horizon Air Desktop DR: DaaS for Disaster Recovery

— In my overview of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivery models last month, I touched on availability services, an emerging market that shows strong potential for future growth, and on DaaS services specifically tailored to disaster recovery. Now, fresh from witnessing the slightly embarrassing spectacle of San Francisc...
Dec 22 01:31:41 pm GMT / The Virtualization Practice»

How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

—  Editor’s note: Anne Altman is the general manager of IBM U.S. Federal and Government Industries. Applications that simply deliver information can be useful, but government agencies are now pushing user engagement to new heights. With 173 million people in the U.S. owning smartphones, citizens are contin...
Dec 20 08:00:42 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Cisco UCS Delivers the highest TPC-H result for non-clustered systems at the 1000-GB scale factor with Microsoft SQL Server

— The Cisco UCS® C460 M4 Rack Server  continues its tradition of Industry leadership with the new announcement of the best non-clustered TPC-H benchmark result at the [...]
Dec 19 07:19:10 pm GMT / Data Center Networks»

The Future of Backup and Recovery

— Mat Allen Does everyone understand that Backup and Recovery, nay, the ENTIRE IT service delivery model is about to change?  Most businesses are in the process of moving from owning the power plant to renting the very specific piece of the power plant that they need.  This isn’t a small chan...
Dec 18 06:02:37 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Santa Claus: The First Big Data Expert

— Bill Schmarzo As I was Christmas shopping this past weekend (along with 200 million other people), it finally came to me that this big data thing is nothing new.  In fact, there is one organization that has mastered big data for generations – Santa Claus Inc.  Some of the best big data prac...
Dec 18 04:00:19 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Former cloud pariah Oracle claims stronger cloud sales

— Oracle, which ramped up its cloud marketing and product rollouts over the past year, touted some encouraging signs for that business in its second quarter, ending November 30. Revenue from  cloud products  which fall into what the Wall Street Journal called a “catchall category” — w...
Dec 18 02:15:01 pm GMT / GigaOM iaas»

Windows 10 Hits 1.5M Testers, With 450K Using The OS “Day To Day”

—  Microsoft’s Windows 10 has around 450,000 users on a daily basis, according to the software company. A new blog post from the Windows team highlighted the statistic, also noting that it has collected 1.5 million testers for its preview operating system. That number was 1 million on October 13. So, the pac...
Dec 17 07:36:55 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Big Data vs. Climate Change – EMC and Citizen Scientists Team Up

— In November, a group of EMC and Pivotal data scientists and platform architects teamed up with members of the Earthwatch Institute and the Schoodic Institute, braving the driving wind and freezing temperatures in Acadia National Park in Maine to study bird migration.  The goal?  To showcase h...
Dec 17 03:35:53 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

—  RapidMiner announced their new Streams service today to enable customers to capture streams of data and process it in real time. RapidMiner president Michele Chambers explained this could be particularly useful when it comes to capturing and processing Internet of Things or industrial sensor data and getting ba...
Dec 17 10:00:28 am GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Healthier IT Working – Wrist Support: Part 2

— This post is an update from my earlier entry here, where I was looking for a product or solution that would help the tendonitis I am experiencing with my right wrist and forearm.  I had stumbled across a wrist device called a ‘Wrist Donut’ and had been using that, though have since swapped...
Dec 16 03:56:22 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Is Your Backup System Constipated?

— David Edborg Volume-II in the Edborg-3-Step Process to Increase Confidence in Your Data Protection and Recovery Posture. Okay forgive the coarseness of the title.  I hope I got your attention.  This blog post is a second in series I started a few days ago that digs into the findings of EMC’...
Dec 16 01:43:16 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

The Real Deal with Wearables, Millennials & Consumers ‘Caught in the Act’

— Many years ago when being quizzed as to whether ‘Web Services’ were the next big thing, Larry Ellison commented “I’ve spent too much time in Italy to know that you shouldn’t ignore fashion”.  In tech, we like nothing better than … Continue reading → The post The...
Dec 15 07:59:33 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Stages of Protection Storage Architecture

— Scott Burgess This is the second blog in a series supporting EMC’s Business Resiliency eBook. Use the menu to the right to explore the rest of the series.  As with anything worth doing, creating a resilient business is not an easy or quick transition; especially in an area of IT that...
Dec 15 04:25:19 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

HashiCorp Launches First Commercial DevOps Product

— HashiCorp, a San Francisco–based start-up founded in 2012, has recently released its first commercial product, called Atlas. HashiCorp is known by many people as the creator of a number of open-source tools that assist in developing, deploying, and maintaining applications. One major challenge for IT shops is that s...
Dec 15 01:06:39 pm GMT / The Virtualization Practice»

4 thoughts on 4 clouds, from a guy who sees them all

— Sebastian Stadil has been managing cloud environments for years as the creator of the Scalr project and founder of the startup he built to commercialize it. It’s his business to know how the various public clouds work, and to understand how Scalr’s customer are using them. He […] 4 thoughts on 4 cl...
Dec 13 06:40:28 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

The Loch Ness Monster Has Been Discovered, and It Lives in a Data Lake!

— Chris Gaudlip I have read more papers, attended more training, and spoken to more people than I can count on the concept of Data Lakes and analytics.  Is it me, or is it still just a little perplexing?  I tend to think of everything in the most simplest of terms.  Data goes in, data gets ble...
Dec 11 05:26:56 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Latest Salesforce Product Lets Enterprises Roll Out Their Own App Stores

—  As companies develop more mobile apps, they need an organized way to distribute them and track usage. Salesforce announced a product today called AppExchange Store Builder that gives companies what they need: their very own AppExchange. That’s right, Salesforce has packaged up the software they used to cr...
Dec 11 01:00:11 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Where do I go for EMC & Open source scripts/tools/etc?

— As a former application developer (sort of) and an administrator/architect before coming to EMC, I constantly wrote code, scripts, and anything I could do to make my life easier.  I always kept my stash of code, but I never had all the pieces I needed, and would go looking for code samples, or...
Dec 10 09:58:18 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

At the ripe old age of 5, will OpenStack simmer down?

— I don’t normally go for these year-ahead predictions by tech big wigs (remember that before you hit send) but an item on this list by Rackspace CTO John Engates struck me. Engates wrote that as OpenStack turns five, it’s getting boring — something that Derrick Harris and I, in […] At the ri...
Dec 10 06:45:53 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

Think AWS doesn’t have designs on in-house apps? Think again.

— Some people still see Amazon Web Services as “out there” and think of their own on-premises servers as islands onto themselves. But, as we keep being reminded, Amazon has ambitions to reach right into your server room. The latest example: AWS OpsWorks now can manage VMs running in your […] Think ...
Dec 10 12:25:15 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

IT Transformation – ‘Invention is the Mother of Necessity’

— Bart Driscoll I came across this twisted version of an old saying while reading on my travels to Santa Clara, CA for EMC’s first (hopefully annual) IT Transformation Week.  As I met with customers to explore Environment/Platform-as-a-Service (EaaS/PaaS) and hybrid clouds, I began to see just...
Dec 09 11:20:47 am GMT / EMC Feeds »

Cyber Attack – Nato playing war games

— Last week Nato has held its largest ever war games from the Estonian city of Tartu.  Security was so tight that Nato did not reveal the existence of the event for fear that the simulated hack would itself be hacked, now that’s a really interesting challenge that we worry about a simulated ha...
Dec 09 08:53:33 am GMT / EMC Feeds »

Stardate: 5977.497.471 (Aka VMAX3 has a big day)

— Congrats to the VMAX engineering team - for getting the Q4 VMAX3 Service Release out last week as committed!   The specific release is 5977.497.471, which there was an internal thread where Jeremy Burton noticed it looked like something from. "Captains Log.  Stardate 5977/497.471.   W...
Dec 08 07:36:23 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

What is Business Resiliency?

— Mat Allen This is the first blog in a series supporting EMC’s Business Resiliency eBook. Use the menu to the right to explore the rest of the series.  In my last blog, I introduced the framework  of a new security standard.  To be fair, I’m not simply trolling for this standard on a...
Dec 08 05:25:15 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

The Sword of Agrippa: Antioch – Sci Fi collides with Ancient Rome/Egypt

— Now available on Smashwords.  “Dark energy became beautiful. A discussion about energy and sensors? Riveting.” - Undiscovered Tomes “Gregory … spins a fascinating dual-poled tale, part in the distant roman-egyptian past and part in the near-future.”
Dec 06 05:40:51 am GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

What’s the Best Predictor of Success With IT Transformation?

— By Mike Koehler — Senior Vice President, EMC Global Services On the road to IT-as-a-Service, transforming your IT infrastructure and applications is the easy part, comparatively speaking, that is. The really tough part is transforming the people and processes, and it’s … Continue rea...
Dec 05 09:17:08 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

A startup wants to build a trading platform for sensor data

— A startup out of Las Vegas is trying to capitalize on a very difficult, and potentially very lucrative, opportunity within the internet of things. The company, called Terbine, wants to become a data broker for the world of connected devices by building a platform where companies can buy, sell and share the [̷...
Dec 05 08:57:04 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

Fixing when crashplan won’t start anymore on your Drobo

— Even though the Drobo is supposed to be a pretty rock-solid tool for backing up your files, there are still plenty of reasons why one would want to keep a copy of those files elsewhere just in case.  For example, what would happen if there is a fire and your Drobo is damaged.  Are you […]
Nov 10 03:05:53 am GMT / Web Admin Blog»

Enter to Win a Drone Aircraft at re:Invent – Booth 1242

— I don’t do this very often, but let’s face it drones are screaming hot and perfect metaphors for automated cloud migration.  So check us out at booth 1242 and check out this IRIS drone by 3D Robotics!
Nov 05 11:02:37 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

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»

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 16 01:59:54 am GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

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»

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 02:20:04 pm GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

Kaena Wine

— I met Mikael Sigouin of Kaena Wine while out on a wine blogger outing in Santa Barbara County. With the long hair and an easy going attitude, Sigouin embodies the aloha spirit of his native Hawaii. Established in 2001, Sigouin has been making  Grenache and Rhone blends with vineyards within the Santa Ynez Valley. N...
Jul 23 12:09:43 am GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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 11:11:05 pm GMT / The AppGirl Blog»