Docker becomes de facto Linux standard

Lots of news coming out of the Red Hat Summit this week. A lot of the buzz is around containerization in general and Docker in particular. Docker is set to ship with the latest version of RHEL (RHEL 7.0). Also, Docker will integrate...

04/16/2014

IBM's BlueMix delivers PaaS to developers large and small

IBM's recent Pulse Conference in Las Vegas was like Christmas in February for developers. Whether working in midmarket or large enterprises, independent consultant or employee, there was something for everyone. The best part of this...

04/04/2014

Hybrid Clouds as far as the eye can see

I was talking to my friend Misha Govshteyn of Alert Logic the other day about the latest versions of Alert Logic's Threat Manager and Web Security Manager. Misha was very excited because, with the latest version of Threat Manager,...

03/25/2014

Zscaler dreams of 'Shift'-ing routing to the cloud

Imagine moving your router from your perimeter up to the cloud. What's more, let's let someone else manage it, bake in security, give you greater visibility, stability, and management control, all while saving you money. How is that...

03/19/2014

Cloud providers as cloud security providers

One of my observations from the RSA Conference this year was the continuing evolution of cloud providers into cloud security providers.  Where it used to be said that security was one of the drags on cloud adoption, the fact is cloud...

03/14/2014

AT&T KitKat upgrade made my Galaxy S4 worse

AT&T finally got around to issuing an upgrade to Android KitKat for their Samsung Galaxy S4s running Jelly Bean two weeks ago. Against my better judgment and after waiting about a week, I decided that maybe it could help with the...

03/10/2014

CA moves from 'constantly acquiring' to innovation factory

Growing up on Long Island, Computer Associates was the local big dog in technology. Founder Charles Wang owned the Islanders hockey team - he was a legendary success, our own Long Island version of Bill Gates. He built Computer...

03/07/2014

Will software eat the security industry?

Well, the first day of RSA week is in the books and things are off to a rousing start. My day started early today as I was the moderator of a great panel at the Americas Growth Capital Conference. My panel was on Security Automation....

02/25/2014

RSA Conference: Are you going to San Francisco?

Well it is the end of February, and like instinct drawing birds to migrate, information security people are drawn to San Francisco for the RSA Conference. In some ways, RSA represents the security state of the union. This will be my...

02/22/2014

vSphere adds mobile management capability

With BYOD ubiquitous, it is becoming just about mandatory for vendors to have the ability to manage their solutions via mobile interface. Having a web-based GUI that might be able to run on a phone's browser is just not going to cut...

02/21/2014

The glass ceiling replaced by enlightened self-interest

I am happy to report that we as a society in general and the tech industry in particular have progressed to the point that we no longer make a distinction between a man or a woman being a CEO. Certainly no one thinks that one can do...

02/19/2014

Companies looking to DevOps to automate and save time

As I have written about before, back in October I attended a DevOps conference sponsored by SoftLayer/IBM and JumpCloud. Just the other day, JumpCloud released the results of a survey taken of the 200+ attendees. While not a shocker...

02/12/2014

Has iTunes given Apple its last golden egg?

Apple's last quarter results were, for the first time in a long time, disappointing. While I don't think anyone expects them to show up in bankruptcy court anytime soon, it is pretty clear that Apple needs to figure out what the next...

02/11/2014

Judging in the Olympics and IT Security: Subjective vs. Objective

I was watching the opening night events of the Sochi Olympics last night while I was finalizing my presentation for RSA Conference this month in San Francisco. My presentation is on what the right metrics are to measure security and...

02/07/2014

Microsoft and the Pittsburgh Steelers

Satya Nadella was named as the third CEO in Microsoft's history yesterday. That is pretty amazing when you think about it. Since its founding in 1975, only three CEOs. With Super Bowl Sunday this past week, Microsoft's third CEO...

02/05/2014

Microsoft Zigs, Google Zags: Google sells Motorola

You probably saw the news that Google sold off its Motorola unit to Lenovo for about $2.9 billion. While this marks the second multi-billion-dollar acquisition by Lenovo this week, I find the Google aspect of it far more interesting....

01/30/2014

First AWS Meetup Group meeting in Boulder/Denver

Over the last few months I have been spending a lot of time attending meet-ups and user groups for DevOps, AWS, Startups, etc. It is all tied into the several projects I am working on outside of my Network World writing. Last night,...

01/29/2014

Skyhigh Networks CloudTrustTM gives cloud apps the seal of approval

Back in the day, Verisign went on to fortune and fame by having websites that were secured by their SSL certificates that displayed the "verified by Verisign" logo. It became the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for websites. Now...

01/28/2014

Boycotting RSA Conference is a misplaced endeavor

I have watched on silently from the sidelines as the "boycott RSA Conference" story has played out. Now that we are a month or so away from the conference, "where the world talks security," I just can't hold it in any longer. I...

01/22/2014

Net Neutrality: You need to get involved

How many of you are familiar with the whole Net Neutrality thing? I know most of you have heard the term and see stories from time to time, but do you really understand it? If not, you damn well should become familiar with it fast....

01/21/2014

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