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My favorite security stories of the past week, as part of my efforts to curate the Dice Security Talent Community portal. Is A Tsunami Of SAP Attacks Coming? Snowden, OpenStack and the Hong Kong Connection A startup called Perzo: new … Continue reading →
Aruba, F5, Microsoft, Riverbed, Palo Alto Networks, SAP, Splunk, and VMware Support Arista's Open PlatformsNovember 5,2013 - Arista Networks, Inc. today introduced its newest member to its software defined cloud network: the Arista 7000 X Series with the Arista 7300 and Arista 7250 de...
By Bob GourleyYou have always been able to use Cloudera in the Cloud. We have written about that in the past and shown ways for any user to rapidly stand up Hadoop clusters in Amazon or Rackspace or other provider systems in smart ways and then spin them down when they are no longer ne...
UK-based service provider selects Flexiant cloud management software to meet customer demand in key vertical marketsLondon, UK - 24 October 2013 - Global service provider ITSONNET has selected Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to meet customer demand for cloud management. Key markets for ITS...
Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform (and Ethernet HDD) By Greg Schulz Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform Seagate announced today their Kinetic platform and drive designed for use by object API accessed storage including for cloud de...
This post  is sponsored by the VMware Online Forum 2013. This part three of our VMware series will build on the second article that introduces Rackforce, one the Cloud providers implementing VMware technologies. Enterprise SaaS Enablement With this platform in place we can lo...
How do they keep the big vendors from pushing around the small ones?
ECC Dallas January 23 - 24
London, United Kingdom, October 10, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Storage Made Easy today announced that the global cosmetics company Lush has chosen to use its Enterprise File Share and Sync solution, with data stored on OpenStack Swift. "Lush did a significant market comparison as well as...
A new partner welcomed to the CBPN community is Rightscale, one of the market leaders of a Cloud Management Platform. We will be showcasing various use case scenarios where and how Rightscale could be applied, including how it can be used to implement the ‘Canadian Hybrid Cl...
Introduction For managing its dynamic infrastructure and all the services, an enterprise needs to operate in the cloud environment, which may be challenging. However, this has become a necessity these days. So, the organizations which are transitioning to cloud computing environments o...
ECC Sydney February 13 - 14
Like many in the industry over the last few years I have been tracking the development of the Cloud Service Broker concept very closely, and in conclusion I see ‘Enterprise Cloud Brokerage‘ as a likely way in which this goes mainstream. When an independent organizations for...
Works with Intel, BT, Cambridge University, NEC and Others to Develop Standards and Protocols for Fluid Exchange of Compute, Storage and Bandwidth Resources across Locations, Platforms and Providers LONDON - September 9, 2013 - OnApp has joined Intel, BT, Cambridge University, NEC and ...
EMC New VNX MCx doing more storage I/O work vs. just being more By Greg Schulz It's not how much you have, its how storage I/O work gets done that matters Following last weeks VMworld event in San Francisco where among other announcements including this one around Virtu...
We recently had the pleasure to sit down for an extended conversation with Robert Scoble, an all around tech guru and currently of Rackspace. Our conversation covered a range of topics, from his focus in technology, to how cloud computing has changed IT, to the way new innovation is o...
Aug 27, 2013 -- Arista Networks today announced three new network applications that integrate with Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS), the world's most advanced network operating system, to simplify IT operations: OpenWorkload, Smart System Upgrade and Network Telemetry. Leveragi...
Organizations building out private Infrastructure as a Service clouds and utilizing public cloud infrastructure facing the challenging task of using several interface consoles to manage their infrastructure. One unified console would be ideal to accomplish tasks such as: Capacity man...
Leverages OpenStack's cloud operating system to deliver open, multi-resource service orchestration and automationAvaya Fabric Connect technology to be integrated into the OpenStack framework simplifying movement of Virtual Machines within and between Data Centers Will enable enterprise...
Last month I was fortunate enough to give a couple of talks at OSCON. I was particularly pleased with the reception my keynote received on Creating Communities of Inclusion, which touched on some topics beyond the typical licensing and community around open source software.  I was was ...
#SDN #Cloud #F5 #agility2013 #SDDC #devops We did some question asking during SDN sessions at F5's Agility conference. Here's what we discovered about ... everything that's a buzzword Before you get any further, let me reiterate - these are totally unscientific and the sample size is ...
We’re bound to see some wonderful innovations out of OpenStack in the months to come. And perhaps such improvements will be good enough for Amazon to emulate. But while Amazon is sewing up the market, OpenStack will eventually fragment and collapse under its own weight.
I don’t make a habit of inserting myself into OSS wars, they tend to hurt everyone and benefit no one. Far too often (content management OSS projects are a great example) they result in code splitting and users with limited options moving forward. With that said, I read with some am...
Committees will always move more slowly than proprietary vendors
You may have noticed that I’ve been awfully quiet out here lately. That’s because I’ve been adapting to my new role and making certain I had a clue what I was talking about before I came out and posted a bunch of things. But it’s been long enough that it is time to start getting back ...
You may have noticed that I’ve been awfully quiet out here lately. That’s because I’ve been adapting to my new role and making certain I had a clue what I was talking about before I came out and posted a bunch of things. But it’s been long enough that it is time to start getting back ...
We’ve been through the fire of Web Services
The future of the cloud loomed large this week. Let us know what you saw on Twitter! Let’s just take a moment to praise the fact that its Friday. Ok, glad we got together and did that. Now, it’s safe to say we’re living in the golden age of IT, in which cloud computing will become, ...
Seriously, let us know if there are great articles we missed this week! Happy post-4th Friday! Hope this finds you relaxing at home, at a barbecue, or at the beach. This week’s cloud trends focused on the behaviors of many of the major cloud players to shape their product in the mar...
Selecting reliable hosting is important for any website, but for an ecommerce enterprise especially, it is imperative. Even the best sites can suffer from the effects of poor quality web hosting. For the online retailer, any amount of down-time can cause significant loss in revenue, w...
Above: Watch Cisco Postcards from SDN Roadshow, UK By: Giovanni Fruscio, Marketing Manager, Service Providers, Cisco It was a sunny day in London during the SDN Roadshow! We were meeting key customers in our City Offices and we saw many people joining and starting good c...
OpenStack, the cloud computing project that works as an “Infrastructure as a service (IaaS),” has been one of the fastest growing open-source software projects in recent years. Originally part of a NASA project which became available for the public in 2010, Open Stack is managed by the...
I previously wrote a review of the Microsoft Azure public cloud and included a comparison between Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) and will now compare OpenStack and VMware vCloud. For a review of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) see my blog post and video. This table provides a...
Following my single server installation of RDO OpenStack using PackStack, here is my install of OpenStack across three nodes. What's key here is the answer files used with packstack. For a single node its trivial since you just accept nearly all the defaults. A distributed install re...
OpenStack is easily installed using a package called Packstack. Redhat is one of the primary contributors to packstack and my install experience is similar to the installation of RDO, described here The procedure is quite simple: Install Redhat, Fedora or Centos on one or more x86 se...
Joe Panettieri is EVP and Editorial Director at Nine Lives Media We recently had the pleasure to sit down for an extended chat with Joe Panettieri, EVP and Editorial Director at Nine Lives Media. Our discussion covered a range of topics including VMware’s ongoing battle with AWS, th...
Interview with Sir Richard Branson! Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, discusses how he has been able to foster innovation by giving his employees the ability to be creative, take chances, and learn from failure i...
IBM buys Softlayer, for software defined infrastructures and clouds? By Greg Schulz IBM today announced that they are acquiring privately held Dallas Texas-based Softlayer and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. IBM is referring to this as Cloud without Compromise...
They squash competitors like bugs under their sandals
New York, NY, May 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Webhosting.net is now offering Storage Made Easy’s universal access services to its hosting customers. “We chose Storage Made Easy’s technology because it offers features and functionality that no one else on the market has,&#...