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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...
I don't read nearly as much as I should. On plane rides I tend to grab a Vince Flynn, James Patterson or David Baldacci, they are usually enough to entertain me on the way there and back. One of the more interesting books I have read in recent years that does not include murderers, spi...
Insight on the topic of REST
On October 22, I'm participating at Axway's API
Let me break it down and at the same time preserve the “gestalt” of what’s going on in cloud today. I’m leaving a lot out, but I’m taking a lot in at the same time…. API Management / SOA Capability One of the major forces in enterprise today is the need to move to a "platform" a...
Soave Automotive invites Kansas City drivers to celebrate the upcoming release of the 2014 CLA-Class. Soave Automotive is excited to announce the CLA Launch Party that will celebrate the release of this exquisite new vehicle from Mercedes-Benz.  Ever since it was nationally introduced ...
SaaS product management professionals should always remember that there are four P’s in marketing, one being product. Unfortunately, software companies have a bad habit of thinking about product in isolation from the rest of the marketing mix. This is a particularly costly mistake in S...
The version I am now looking at is Oracle 11G Express. It is also entry level like its predecessor 10G, free with a small foot print. If you are looking at getting acquainted with Oracle you may sample the express which is based on the Oracle 11g Release 2 code base. The download link...
Cloud computing has become the latest technological innovation for users wanting the economical regulation of resources. Cloud basically makes use of a broad infrastructure which shares its resources and services. However, it is equally important for users to know the right kind of clo...
It’s no surprise that organizations are moving more and more of their business critical systems to the cloud because of its availability, speed, and ease-of-use. But how does this effect and organizations ability to properly test and maintain the quality of those systems? The best appr...
The Washington Post recently ran an article by Andrea Peterson on RIM (now BlackBerry), with a chart they called "The decline of blackberry in one chart". But more than the story of BlackBerry this chart rang home for me the enormous dynamics of a relative new industry. As their chart...
Since publishing my two free ebooks Cracking the LinkedIn Sales Code and LinkedIn Sales Secrets Revealed, I get asked tons of question about how to use LinkedIn best. One of the most contentious issues relates to the use of InMail. Numerous people have written to tell me it's a total ...
Question: What’s the difference between a Web Service, an API and an SOA Software Service?Answer: The Web Service and the API are technical
Traditional EA doesn’t deal well with change
There’s been lots of buzz on the enterprise hypervisor front over the past month … In August, Microsoft announced the RTM version of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, the latest major releases of the Windows Server and System Center families. In addition, at VMworld t...
- Microsoft's Mike Schutz keynotes on day two of leading IT enterprise event -London, 01 October 2013: Day two of the fastest growing end-to-end enterprise IT event, IP EXPO, will open with a keynote address from Mike Schutz, Microsoft General Manager, Windows Server and Management, Pr...
The Internet is a dangerous place. There's a new story on Ars Technica about a corporate or government hack almost everyday. So for those interested in how an enterprise-grade secure cloud backup solution handles data encryption, here is some background on a few of the security protoco...
Soave Automotive is excited to announce that Mercedes-Benz will be offering the latest electric technology with the future U.S. release of the B-Class Electric Drive.  Soave Automotive and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City are proud to bring the latest in luxury driving innovations.  Today’...
We are currently in a cloud storage consolidation phase,  magnified by this week’s Nirvanix wind-down news. As I checked Nirvanix web site, the whole site is gone, and replaced by a single notice. This is not the first time we saw in this cloud
Regardless who you ask, regardless what study or poll you read and regardless of who you talk to, time and time again, the markets’ main concern with Cloud based solutions are shown in the form of security. Now, most Cloud computing security concerns come in a pretty standard wor...
With OpsWorks, we can easily segregate our development environments in Stacks and control how each project gets built via Chef recipes. OpsWorks binds directly with your code repository of choice. When you initiate a new build, it will pull in the latest changes and build them for you....
In Japanese Buddhism, the word "sensei" can mean several things, but most commonly it translates into the English word "teacher." More specifically, "senseis" are regarded as masters in any field, from the practice of Buddhism itself, to college professors, computer programmers and sof...
If you talk to folks in the networking industry about switching hardware, you probably don't get more than a few sentences in before you hear the words merchant silicon, typically followed closely by commodity hardware. There is some confusion in the dialogue about these topics, and I ...
One issue relative to cloud computing that keeps critics well fed is the degree to which expectations and realities of the technology all too often don’t sync. Add to the mix a large degree of expected hype around buzzy marketing concepts, and what companies expect going into switching...
It’s death came furiously and quick, like an earthquake shaking the carefully constructed buzzword tower engineered by Enterprise software marketers around the world. Anne Thomas Manes proclaimed the death of SOA back in 2009 in her seminal blog “SOA is dead; Long … R...
Are you and your enterprise a prisoner of the past? I don’t mean legacy applications and technologies, I mean today’s business processes and applications. I work with many different enterprises and what’s common to the great majority is the centrality of
New technology always runs into problems with terminology if it's lucky enough to become the "next big thing." SDN is currently in that boat, with a nearly cloud-like variety of definitions and accompanying benefits. I've seen SDN defined so tightly as to exclude any model that doesn't...
Today at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific / 9pm UK/Ireland time, we are running a webinar with our partner Middleware NZ on the topic of
The call for help began as a rumble. Twenty miles beneath the ocean’s surface, a rupture in a massive tectonic plate ripped a 310 mile-long break in the sea floor, sending an army of seismic waves to the coast of Japan, a geologic event as unavoidable and uncontrollable as it was unpr...
I’ve been speaking with lots of IT Pros over the past several weeks about the new storage improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2, and one feature in particular has gained a ton of attention: automated Storage Tiers as part of the new Storage Spaces feature set. However, not all of us...
The API Economy is launched and it’s not too late to join in the fun. According to Pew Research, 91% of American adults have a cell phone and 34% of American adults own a tablet computer. The proliferation of mobile devices … Read more >The post The API Econom...
Synthetic monitoring (active monitoring) helps reduce key blind spots for critical applications. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Synthetic monitoring (active monitoring) helps reduce key blind spots for critical applications. We just experienced a production issue on a fu...
One of the most commonly cited use cases for SDN (the classical, architectural definition) centers on ensuring quality of service for applications, usually by adjusting bandwidth constraints and prioritization, sometimes dynamically based on the operating conditions present on the netw...
In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft has announced that the end of life (EOL) for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015. If you’re wondering what this means for you, it comes down to this – there will be no patches or security updates, putting your applications and business at risk. New...
Moogsoft and Innovise ESM collaborate to meet demand for breakthrough solutions that streamline fault and incident management in cloud and software-defined networksSan Francisco, CA and Slough, Berkshire, UK - September 19, 2013 - Moogsoft, the leading provider of demand-driven service...