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San Francisco, CA and London, UK-November 12, 2013 - Moogsoft, the leading provider of demand-driven service assurance software, today announced that Dan Fishback has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors, effective October 30, 2013. Mr. Fishback, formerly CEO of DemandTec...
Reporting from Las Vegas, I show you how to find F5 booth 721 at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference.
Are you dealing with an explosion of devices connecting to your organization? Trying to maintain your organizations compliance and security is critical. Especially with users located all around the world across multiple platforms and devices. In Kevin Remde's post this week he ta...
Keith Mayer and myself kick off our new multi-part series today on how you can build your hybrid cloud environment with Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 and Windows Azure by laying down a quick overview of what we can expect for the series as well as diving into the new featur...
Your business uses countless applications in a given day. At F5, we built a reputation as an industry leader by helping organizations deliver the most secure, fast, and reliable applications to anyone anywhere at any time. Our pioneering focus on application services gives us a unique ...
Anthony Soave supports GoFrac in its commitment to using only the most efficient, reliable, and innovative equipment in the industry. Soave Enterprises’ affiliate, GoFrac, is committed to delivering the highest quality hydraulic fracturing services.  As a partner with GoFrac, Anthony S...
San Francisco, CA and London, UK - November 6, 2013 - Moogsoft, the leading provider of demand-driven service assurance solutions, today announced the appointments of two senior sales executives, adding key leadership and expertise to further extend company's market reach. Mark Watson ...
Last week I was at the HTML5 developer conference and then spent the remainder of the week at the API Strategy Conference in San Francisco. All of the keynotes and presentations were great and I think everyone enjoyed a new, … Read more >The post API Management or E...
Disclaimer: This post does not endorse or criticize healthcare reform in any way. It is not meant to be political in nature. Rather, it is solely a high-level analysis of the IT issues that affected the release of the healthcare exchange website. On October 1, healthcare.gov, the heal...
There has been a lot of talk about data leaks and data privacy lately, not naming any names. The articles and blog entries on this topic are filled with outrage and spoken with dropped jaws. I have to admit that the only shock I experience on this subject is at how shocked people are. ...
The vast majority of schema management today is handled through the generation, review, and execution of SQL scripts. These scripts can be tiny or huge; they can encapsulate the creation and relationships of several objects or they can describe a one-time alteration to a single object...
[This is not really about the Red Sox or pumpkins this Halloween, but how could I not use those in the title? Go Red Sox] I left an awful teaser at the end of my article last week. In Brent Salisbury's original article that triggered some of these additional virtualization thoughts, h...
Driving sustainable growth is a challenge for every SaaS business from startups to public companies. In the beginning, the SaaS recurring revenue model seems like a dream compared to the revenue fits and starts of licensed enterprise software. But within one short customer lifetime, ev...
The data center industry is heading toward an inflection point that has significant impact on enterprises. It seems many aren't looking far enough ahead, but the timeline appears to be 12-18 months, which is not that far out! The issue is a typical supply chain issue of supply, demand ...
Data migrations have become a standard aspect of managing IT infrastructure. For organizations used to purchasing storage arrays, the process of moving data from one array to another is not unusual. Instead, it is a necessary part of the storage lifecycle that mandates replacing storag...
Like most terms associated with any technology in the beginning of the hype cycle, programmability is being used and abused to mean a variety of different capabilities. It's important to understand what people mean when they say "programmability" because it ultimately impacts the ways ...
It's not every day that you hear about a software project on public media, but NPR and other public outlets are covering the troubled rollout of the Healthcare.gov website nearly hourly. As a software professional, the problems I was hearing about are common in a large software projec...
Let’s look at some best practices for using another powerful class: ThreadLocal from java.lang, which is also implemented using WeakReference. As its name suggests, a single instance of ThreadLocal can store different values for each thread independently. Therefore, the value stored i...
Industry's transition from custom made, one-of-a-kind IT infrastructures to the standardize, commodity based cloud paradigm is well on it's way. IBM's recent "Under Cloud Cover" study highlights the rapidly of this global transformation: "According to our global study of more than 800...
Plexxi is gearing up for the 13th Cloud Expo on November 4-7 in Santa Clara, CA. We’re looking forward to discussing the two major IT trends that will be the conference focus: cloud computing and big data. Plexxi’s Mike Bushong recently wrote a post for InfoWorld about the inevitable i...
On the surface it looks to be a chicken and egg problem. Is cloud driving IT transformation or is IT transformation driving cloud’s growth? The movement to cloud requires a shift in approach for many IT organizations for how to deal with procurement, management, security, etc. In some ...
A significant source of chatter around SDN began with a focus on the northbound interface (apparently now dubbed NBI, FWIW) at Layer 123 SDN & OpenWorld Congress 2013. A quick overview of the latest focus in SDN can be read in this SDN Central article, "ONF Will Tackle SDN’s Northbound...
I’ve been blogging quite a bit at DDN these days, which doesn’t leave me with a lot of time to write here, so I thought I’d syndicate a few of my WOS articles here at Clouds & Beer: When Albert Einstein attended the Hollywood premier of the movie, City Lights, the crowds cheered him...
Enterprise software developers used to count on a level of stability and control over their environment that no longer exists when migrating to cloud platforms. As much hand-wringing is spent over how and what can be run in the cloud at all, little thought is given to the long-run cos...
A day doesn’t go by when we don’t hear about sensitive information being exposed or stolen. The culprits could be the government, professional hackers, careless employees with data on mobile devices, or internal employees with unauthorized access to data or unintentional release of dat...
A little while ago I wrote about the differences between routing and switching, or probably more the difference between ethernet and IP forwarding. Then focus of that article was very much on the differences between the two from a forwarding hardware perspective. This article last week...
For the past few months Solar VPS has been conducting an open lab beta test accessible for all Solar VPS clients. The test, known as Cosmo’s Lab, featured a product line called SolarSystem Cloud Apps on Demand, or One Click A.I. The idea behind the laboratory test was very simple: lik...
Maven archetypes are a great way to create templates for standardized projects. The advantage of creating a maven archetype is that it can easily integrate with any IDE that supports maven compilation such as Eclipse. In SMART we provide maven archetypes to get started on developing SM...
Eminent network scientist Laszlo Barabasi recently penned an op-ed calling on fellow scientists to spearhead the ethical use of big data. Comparing big data to the atom bomb, Barabasi persuasively argued that the technology and methodologies he and other social network theorists had cr...
Why should you think of API management as a platform? Because it’s becoming one of the most prodigious and important aspects of how Enterprises of all sizes participate in the digital economy.Keeping in line with the standard platform technology definition, … Read more...
The past few years have seen a dramatic improvement in the latency in network switches. Single ASIC based switches can all pretty much switch packets in less than a microsecond. Current 10GE switching silicon provides anywhere from 300 to 800 nanoseconds, specialized silicon shaves tha...
Intel has recently been gaining some chops in API Management. Expressway API Manager has been out a while now and we acquired Mashery and Aepona this year. Mashery you will (or should) know but Aepona, you may not have heard of. … Read more >The post API Management;...
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LZA SOA Training & Certification: Dallas — January 27 – 30, 2014 Monday January 27, 2014-Thursday January 30, 2014 Dallas Texas Venue TBD Price: $2,495.00 (including $500 early discount) [converted to 2495.00 USD] We offer additional discounts for groups of three or mor...
Hamburg, 15 October 2013 - The German IT security specialist gateprotect and Computerlinks, Value Added Distributor for leading international technology providers, have agreed to extend their cooperation. As of now, Computerlinks will distribute gateprotect security solutions also in P...
What do Dr. Henry McCoy and large Enterprises have in common? They can both be brilliant at what they do and be a veritable beast to manage. Enterprise complexity and legacy debt can hamstring an organization trying to move to … Read more >The post Exposing the Beas...
Announcements over the past several months including VMware's NSX, HP's SDN SDK, and others show that Software Defined Networking (SDN) is hitting the mainstream in a large way. Conventional wisdom is that SDN is still early in the "hype cycle", but a closer looks reveals that SDN may...
I recently attended European Communication’s Big Data Seminar, accompanied by the usual crowd – leaders from MNOs, vendors, consultancies and industry publications. Whilst jostling my way toward the breakfast buffet, the word that echoed throughout the breakout room was ‘privacy’. It s...
Recently I have been involved in a couple of projects which required both Lync EV and Exchange UM. In order to do some testing I needed to get some kind of PBX into my lab environment. After searching the internet I found a ton of information but not a single source that showed all the...
Instant API Management with Intel and Amazon Did you know you can get started with Intel Expressway API Manager on AWS Marketplace today with only a few clicks? You can have instant API Management and enhanced EC2 security for applications and services exposed from public or hybrid clo...