IoT Will Change Everything
Jul29

IoT Will Change Everything

Depending upon your perspective, the Internet of Things (and its accomplices, Big Data and analytics) is: one of the cornerstones that tomorrow’s organizations – public and private – will rest on; the next big revenue generator for the providers of IT products and services; or a minefield that will have to be navigated too-quickly and with too-few resources by CIOs, CISOs, CTOs and their IT minions. Regardless of your...

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Cybersecurity Technology Integration Changes Everything

Yup, I’ve increased my rants on this topic lately, but I’ve actually been preaching this message for a number of years. Cybersecurity technology integration activities remind me of what happened in the 1990s when departmental applications gave way to big ERP systems from Baan, Oracle, and SAP. This was a difficult transition, but organizations that persevered benefited from improved data analytics, real-time decision making, and new...

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IBM: Solving the Cloud + Analytics Equation

IBM’s push into cloud services was sparked by its acquisition of SoftLayer in early 2013, a privately-held cloud and web SP whose 21,000+ corporate clients included a large majority of global S&P 500 companies. Combining its own data centers with SoftLayer’s gave IBM over two dozen hosting facilities worldwide, a number it has steadily grown since then (there are over 40 as of this writing, with more planned for specific overseas...

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SDN/NVF A Work In Progress… And What Progress!
Jul28

SDN/NVF A Work In Progress… And What Progress!

The math is simple: mobility plus Big Data plus the Internet of Things/Everything plus analytics mean networks – datacenter, cloud and at the edge – must handle bigger workloads faster, and IT budgets can’t even come close to addressing these requirements with current technologies. Which brings us to this week’s OpenDaylight Summit, where software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) will be...

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Looking Forward to OpenDaylight Summit

OpenDaylight (ODL) Summit is coming up on July 27th (July 27-31) . There are many tutorials for users and app developers, as they had in the past. ODL is an open source SDN (software defined network) and NFV (network functions virtualization) platform project that requires collaboration from different members to design, implement, and test systems, so the process of creating this software as a community is critical. Of course, it’s...

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