October 21, 2014, 11:56 am GMT  

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Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

—  Today in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenant Scott Guthrie detailed the status of their company’s cloud efforts, breaking out a few growth metrics, and announcing several new features that they hope will spur growth. Microsoft is hellbent to be a winner in the cloud space...
Oct 20 07:39:40 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

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»

SQL de Dissabte (SQLSaturday Barcelona)

— Of the more than 300 SQLSaturdays  around the world, I am lucky enough to represent Cisco at the one in Barcelona [...]
Oct 20 08:30:52 am GMT / Data Center Networks»

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 16 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 »

Are Profile Management Vendors Simply Spreading FUD?

— I‘ve heard it opined a few times recently that the whole profile management market, often referred to as “user state virtualization” (USV) or “user environment management” (UEM), is based on a lie. Essentially, there are those out there who believe that the industry that has sprung up aro...
Oct 10 12:00:00 pm GMT / The Virtualization Practice»

FOOD SECURITY – Nutrition Shouldn’t Be A Luxury…

— “If its ORANGE below, click on it! its a link” Today, I joined my daughter and her friends for a community project. They are part of a service group at Virginia Tech called “SERVE”  They had driven down from the mountains to do a weekend of service around Richmond. Before t...
Oct 06 03:09:19 am 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»

The Security Toll Booth

— Mat Allen When it comes to IT security, it’s easy for most folks to take the sanctimonious high ground – we can’t turn away from reviewing other people’s failures and shortcomings because… well… it’s better them than me.  Let’s be honest, we all know there’s a version of wack...
Oct 01 11:30:04 am GMT / EMC Feeds »

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»

Cloud DR on AWS – Pocket Guide Now Available by Download

— Guide Now Available – Cloud DR on AWS: Best Practices We just finished our first pocket guide on Cloud DR, entitled Cloud DR on AWS: Best Practices.  If you are tracking Cloud DR and the various drivers, key terms, etc. you might want to check it out.  You can get it here without having to […]
Sep 04 09:59:53 pm 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»

Will the All Flash Array Market Go Away? – Response

— As a response to my recent post, George Crump provided a differing perspective in his blog site, storageswiss.com.  George is a highly regarded blogger and analyst whom I respect and share many of the same points of view regarding the IT industry.  However, we don’t always agree, or sometimes we take a different pe...
Jul 29 09:41:57 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

Fog Computing Happens when Big Data Analytics marries Internet Of Things

— Couple of years ago when virtualisation broke into mainstream and customers started deploying those technologies to reduce physical footprint, encapsulate legacy applications and Operating system – we saw this as the first overhaul of the IT industry in a long time since PCs made into the mainstream. Then came ...
Jul 05 10:20:18 am GMT / Avastu Blog - Sustainable Global Clouds»

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»

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»

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»

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»