Open network management is the focus on spring ONUG meeting

Open network management is the focus on spring ONUG meeting

The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) is a community of IT executives that are using their combined buying power to influence the networking industry. Members hail from companies such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Fidelity Investments. ONUG’s goal is to specify requirements and reference architectures for products that are open, more affordable and more agile than what vendors traditionally offer. Over its first two years of existence, ONUG has focused on software-defined WAN (SDWAN), network virtualization overlays and network service virtualization (also known as network functions virtualization or NFV).  Last ...

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SDN and Network Management at ONUG

SDN and Network Management at ONUG

As an analyst who focuses on network management research, I am particularly intrigued by software-defined networking (SDN). As SDN architectures are deployed in data centers, local area networks and WANs, network management practices will have to evolve. For instance, SDN may make it easier for cloud administrators to provision network services and connectivity for a new application, but how do you ensure that your new programmable network remains compliant with configuration controls and policies? Is your performance management tool able to model and monitor an SDN controller? If you have traditionally relied about appliance-based load balancers and firewalls in your ...

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Best Practices for Maximizing Efficiencies – Governance and Optimization

Best Practices for Maximizing Efficiencies - Governance and Optimization

In my last blog, I talked about “IT Cultural Transformation and the Elimination of Technology Silos.” That blog keyed on four key areas of advice, which also provide a useful foundation for the topic of “Governance and Optimization.” These key areas include: Standing in the middle of the storm –This means looking at the interdependencies [...]

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I apologize for the lack of postings lately, but the APM marketplace is full of news and I’ve been off covering it in a number of new papers posted at: www.emausa.com. I also took the time to write an article for APM Digest entitled “Why Your APM Solutions may not be Cloud Ready”, available at:...

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posted by John Myers   | March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium and IBM Intelligence Operations Center Last September, Forbes Magazine published its 2011 ranking of the NFL’s Most Valuable Teams. Forbes gives detailed financial information on why NFL franchise values are “only” growing by 1.4%. The article notes that operating costs for NFL franchises are rising. This increase is due to: Increased...

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posted by John Myers   | February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

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As Big Data initiatives mature into enterprise data sources supported by NoSQL products for analytics and operational systems, a clash of cultures is on the horizon (if not here already). Traditional IT implementations teams and their top-down programs rarely see eye to eye with the grass roots culture of NoSQL platform operators. But this divide...

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posted by    | February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
“Too many tools!” That’s how IT managers feel. The systems needed just to run IT can cost millions to acquire and operate. Yet without appropriate tools, how can you run a service desk, IT operations center, or a project management office? Undoubtedly, it’s critical that your IT management tools approach be well thought out. You...

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One of the major themes that will stand out at RSA next week revolves around the trend I’ve been following closely over the last several months: the evolution of security centered on a data-driven approach.  There will be many opportunities for you to learn and benefit from this trend that is having an impact on...

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posted by John Myers   | February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Informatica Goal: Maximize Return on Data The theme of last week’s Informatica Analyst Conference was utilizing the “secular megatrends” of information technology to energize data integration across organizations at an enterprise scale.  These megatrends, described as trends we can all agree upon, are the following: Cloud Computing Social Media Mobile Big Data Informatica’s message is...

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A combination of escalating healthcare costs and the desire to improve healthcare quality is driving both healthcare providers and payers to seek more innovative remedies to attack the problem.  Meanwhile, technological advances in natural language processing (NLP) and predictive analytics now offer relief to caregivers and administrators who have enormous amounts of potentially lifesaving patient...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Happy Valentine’s Day, etc.  But enough chitchat. Herewith a short compendium of some of the articles and blogs about data-driven security I’ve been mentioning or have otherwise referenced recently – thought it would be worthwhile to pull these together into a single post. I’ll add to this list in future updates. We’ll begin with the...

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See Torsten’s guest blog at Parallels. Torsten will be attending Parallels Summit 2012 (February 14th-16th) in Orlando,...

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posted by John Myers   | February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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If you look at the history of Big Data requirements (volume, velocity and variety), and the NoSQL platforms supporting those requirements, you see a history of organizations and development teams breaking the mold of traditional information technology (IT) programs. Instead of following the traditional IT methodologies to solve the Big Data issues, these teams pushed...

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