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Converged or “Build Your Own” VDI

— Building out a VDI infrastructure requires great care and planning. Do you have enough performance from your storage infrastructure? Do you have a well defined performance objective for your users? Are you going to use a converged platform for your infrastructure or do you plan to leverage a r...
Nov 21 08:39:59 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

SAP HANA and EMC Technology: Architecting for the Future

— By Debajit Banerjee — Technical Architect SAP, SAP HANA, Big Data Solutions, EMC IT A few months ago, EMC IT successfully migrated its mission-critical, SAP Business Warehouse (BW) from an Oracle database to SAP HANA, an in-memory, relational database management system that … Continue...
Nov 21 04:38:03 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Life, Death, Tragedy

— One thing that I DID NOT expect in leading a larger and larger team is that you get really exposed to the full cycle of life much more every day. You get to see things that are inspiringly positive:   I met a whole pile of associates joining EMC for the first time as their first job, a...
Nov 20 08:08:30 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

EMC Customer Service Matchmaker – Part 2

— Dave Matson You’ve all waited long enough.  Well, it’s finally here!  Yes, that’s right, the EMC Customer Service Match tool, designed to pair customers with the most relevant Customer Service offerings and capabilities, is now available on In Part I of this series, I previewe...
Nov 20 06:00:04 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Searching For Truths In Big, Enormous, Massive Data

—  We have so much data, mountains and mountains of data. In fact, there’s so much, the name ‘Big Data’ doesn’t even do it justice. Maybe we should call it humongous data or at least enormous data. Yet for all this data, it seems we are lost in those piles of data, no closer to the answers t...
Nov 19 07:00:47 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Dynamic Duo of Analytic Power: Business Intelligence Analyst PLUS Data Scientist

— Bill Schmarzo Figure 1: BI Analyst vs. Data Scientist Characteristics I recently had a client ask me to explain to his management team the difference between a Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst and a Data Scientist.  I frequently hear this question, and typically resort to showing Figure 1 (B...
Nov 19 03:00:05 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

CipherCloud Scores $50M As Cloud Security Comes To Forefront

—  CipherCloud landed a bushel of cash today as it announced $50M in Series B funding to continue building its cloud security business. The round was led by Transamerica Ventures along with Delta Partners and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Ventures, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom also ...
Nov 19 01:11:22 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Going Native with OpenStack Centric Applications: Murano

— Following on our previous discussion  surveying the projects supporting applications within OpenStack , let’s continue our review with an in-depth look at the OpenStack-native Application Catalog: Murano, [...]
Nov 19 05:58:27 am GMT / Data Center Networks»

OrderWithMe Raises Another $28M To Help Small Businesses Procure Like Big Ones

—  OrderWithMe, a startup based out of Las Vegas that has built a platform for small businesses to come together to effectively act like big ones to source, order and pay for supplies and components – has raised another $28 million in funding. The company says the money will be used to build out its operatio...
Nov 18 06:21:56 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Veradocs Scores $14M To Help Secure Documents Across File Sharing Services

—  Veradocs, a new data security company that purports to protect data and documents across services wherever they go, announced $14M in Series A funding today. The round is led by Battery Ventures with additional funding from Amplify Partners and angel investors, including Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight. The compa...
Nov 18 12:36:10 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Ex-Nokians Launch Employee Wellness App Wellmo

—  Born from the ashes of Nokia’s ‘Wellness’ initiative — part of Nokia Research Center, which, by some estimates, helped make the once mobile giant the third largest R&D spender in Europe as recently as 2011 — is Wellmo, another Finnish startup operating in the health and fitness...
Nov 18 08:01:30 am GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Cisco’s New Project Squared Collaboration Tool Offers Modern Alternative To Aging WebEx

—  Cisco announced a new communications and collaboration platform today, they have dubbed Project Squared, which has been built from the ground up as a cloud-mobile tool designed to work smoothly across platforms regardless of the device. The tool lets you view audio and video, have multi-party meetings and share...
Nov 17 06:30:53 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Scaled Inference Lands $8M From Khosla To Build A Cloud-Based AI Platform For All

—  Scaled Inference — a startup founded by two ex-Googlers that is building a cloud-based platform for third parties that want to use artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to run their apps and services – has raised another round of funding to continue its development and hiring, a Seri...
Nov 14 08:23:26 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Box COO Defends Company’s Spending, Calls It ‘Disciplined’

—  In a conversation last week at Web Summit in Dublin, Box COO Dan Levin talked to me about the shellacking the company received after it filed its S-1 last spring. Levin expected that dogs would come out, but he said he was still surprised by the vitriolic reaction the company received, especially around their s...
Nov 14 06:47:56 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Cisco and Unidesk: How to Simplify and Scale VDI with Citrix, Microsoft, or VMware

— Posted on behalf of   Ramesh Chitor, Cisco Systems and Tom Rose, Unidesk It’s no secret that desktop virtualization has taken longer than everyone expected. As most enterprises [...]
Nov 14 06:38:09 pm GMT / Data Center Networks»

Windows Server 2003 End of Life — Update

— Sam Cavaliere As I predicted back in March, Windows Server 2003 has become THE topic of conversation in almost every customer that we speak to.  We are now just under 8 months away from the end of life of Windows Server 2003.  Some customers have started their migration, but the reality is th...
Nov 14 06:00:18 am GMT / EMC Feeds »

Amazon Launches Lambda, An Event-Driven Compute Service

—  Amazon Web Services announced a new service today called Lambda, a stateless event-driven compute service for dynamic applications that doesn’t require provisioning of any compute infrastructure. As AWS’s CTO Werner Vogels pointed out, this will enable programmers to reduce their overall development...
Nov 13 07:08:51 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Evolving IT as a Business Partner

— By Vic Bhagat — EMC Chief Information Officer @VicBhagat I had the distinct pleasure of presenting to many local CIOs and IT professionals at Evanta’s CIO Executive Summit in Boston last Tuesday.  In speaking with a variety of attendees, one … Continue reading → ...
Nov 12 04:43:30 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Wearable Computing Will Change Your Life

— Bill Schmarzo I like talking about industry altering technologies like Hadoop.  It’s even more fun to live with a life altering technology.  And for me, that life altering technology is my Nike Fuel Band.  It’s not that the Nike Fuel Band is actually all that great.  There are lots of i...
Nov 11 03:00:44 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Is Your Customer Experience Aligned to Your Stakeholders?

— Carolyn Muise A focus on customer experience is the “right thing to do.”  We all know that.  There are also business justifications as to why a company should embrace and invest in the experience of their customers.  In a recent study consisting of 1,450 B2B executives, Accenture found t...
Nov 11 02:32:58 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Why CIOs Now Need Product Managers

— Scott Bils There are three fairly indisputable facts about enterprise IT today: Cloud services are here to stay. The question of whether SaaS, PaaS and IaaS models are “enterprise ready” is largely a thing of the past. While there certainly are valid debates around suitability for partic...
Nov 10 07:00:36 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

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»

How to break the Hamster Wheel of Cyber Crime

— A customer recently commented in a presentation that as cyber threats are on the increase and technology will never be able to keep up with the sophistication of these threats that maybe as an organization they should do nothing.  Whilst this is a bold statement to make doing nothing is not th...
Nov 05 10:00:41 am GMT / EMC Feeds »

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»

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»

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»

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»

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

— 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»

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 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»