Leveraging Security Policy Orchestration to “Bake Security in” to SDDC Environments

Leveraging Security Policy Orchestration to “Bake Security in” to SDDC Environments

I have a new guest blog just posted at for Tufin around Security Policy Orchestration.  You can check it out here. It discusses the benefits to using Security Policy Orchestration when defining software-defined data centers (SDDCs).  By supporting a centralized security policy across physical and virtual networks via a single interface. Security  change management provides many benefits including: Application discovery and availability monitoring Service dependency mapping Change design and workflow automation Network topology and policy analysis Policy optimization and violation guidance Policy violation notification Take a look at it.  

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Flash or HDD for the Best Price/Performance?

Flash or HDD for the Best Price/Performance?

Flash technology has proven to be a disruptive force in the storage marketplace. Server and network performance gains over the last decade have been substantial, but the hard drive performance needle has hardly moved. This situation has resulted in server utilization being reduced while waiting on storage input output (I/O) operations to be completed. Server virtualization has further contributed to this situation. Server virtualization has been deployed in most enterprises and has delivered great benefits, including environmental and footprint savings, more efficient server utilization, and longer life for legacy applications. When the overall workload density increases on a single physical ...

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The Changing Game of IT Service Management

The Changing Game of IT Service Management

If you think that ITSM is static and old hat, think twice. A huge number of innovations are just emerging—some have been a long time in coming; while others are unexpected surprises—as analytics and automation are changing the ITSM game dramatically. Here are some trends that I’ve seen in 2014 that I expect will grow [...]

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posted by    | February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

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So, I’ve implemented a couple CMDBs. One even before I’d heard of ITIL. We called it a metadata repository, but it was essentially a CMDB. Making the business case for such systems is never easy. ITIL and the various CMDB authors provide a number of what I call “motherhood and apple pie” justifications: Reduce downtime...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
There is no question WAN optimization technology was a game changer. It took away a major pain point for the most popular and common protocols that suffered noticeable performance degradation over WAN connections. While the technology has been very successful in optimizing specific traffic types, there are others that have remained underserved, most notable are...

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posted by    | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
I’ve been reading Mastering the Unpredictable: How Adaptive Case Management will Revolutionize the Way That Knowledge Workers Get Things Done. This interesting book brings several current topics together, including complexity theory, business process management (BPM), and the evolving practices around knowledge work. Adaptive Case Management (ACM) argues that in knowledge work, processes need to be...

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At the beginning of this month, EMA analysts were asked for their predictions about what 2012 might bring. Responses spanned management solutions across applications, systems, network, security, services, assets, desktops, and mobile devices, as well as business intelligence and content management. The results were surprisingly cohesive, and as a whole reflected core requirements in analytics,...

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posted by    | January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Managing IT data is maddening. IT organizations are hamstrung right and left by lack of complete and high quality information, yet approaches to resolve this have been only partially successful – at best! One approach that has had less attention is the idea of a data warehouse for IT data. As big data and analytics get...

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Happy (belated) New Year! (Well, maybe not so happy if you buy shoes online or are having second thoughts about source code escrow.) Like many, I’ve been contemplating my expectations for 2012. But rather than just play armchair quarterback (a popular pastime among NFL fans here in Denver of late), I thought it would be more useful...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday I tweeted “Most software CEO’s are technologists at some level. Saylor is a passionate nerd. It’s a compliment.” I’ve covered MicroStrategy for years and have attended many of CEO Michael Saylor‘s keynotes and the reoccurring theme is his deep understanding of emerging technologies and how they will disrupt the business intelligence space. He has...

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Cloud adoption is challenging traditional application management models and the APM solutions that support them. Private Cloud drives new requirements for depth of visibility to virtual environments and to dynamic change. Public Cloud presents unique management challenges since APM solutions engineered for visibility to on-premise-hosted apps often lack visibility to public Cloud environments. Hybrid cloud...

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posted by John Myers   | January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

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MicroStrategy adds Teradata to list of Cloud Partners This week at the MicroStrategy World 2012 Conference in Miami Teradata and MicroStrategy announced that Teradata Integrated Data Warehouse (IDW) was being added to the lineup of partners for the MicroStrategy Cloud.  The list of partners includes: IBM Netezza Informatica ParAccel With this addition, MicroStrategy Cloud continues to...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

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IT as a Service is one of the hottest topics these days. In a nutshell, it entails the radical alignment of all IT disciplines around strategic business requirements. Instead of having to beg IT for resources and services, as many of us are accustomed to, we can now pick all the resources and services from...

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