Posts Tagged ‘ EMC ’

Fantastic Cloud Expo West … Again!

Fantastic Cloud Expo West … Again!

This past week I attended the 13th International Cloud Expo West out in Santa Clara. Once again it was a fantastic event. I had meetings with some really interesting start-ups in cloud, attended several excellent sessions, met with some great friends from years past, and made some new friends too. Apart from all that, I was there to present too. My session was on “Harnessing APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud Of Clouds’”. You can read the abstract here, or you can download a PDF of the whole deck here. I guess it was perhaps an overly SEO-heavy title, but in all seriousness, the intersection of rapid innovation, cloud computing, API economy, and devops – the core of this presentation – is a critical space that I am very excited about. In this preso, I explained the modern consumer-driven world of IT, where customers and staff expect everything…

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CA Putting Cloud Pieces Together

CA Putting Cloud Pieces Together

I was interviewed for a great article published today in CRN titled, “CA Putting Cloud Pieces Together”. In it, Jack McCarthy writes:

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Andi Mann at EMC World 2011 on siliconANGLE TV

Andi Mann at EMC World 2011 on siliconANGLE TV

At EMC World 2011 recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Stu Miniman, Analyst and Researcher at Wikibon, on the SilconAngle TV show about management, cloud and organizational transformation. You should definitely go to Wikibon.org to see more from Stu, and/or check out his blog. And do check out siliconANGLE TV as well – they cover many of of the major shows with great video coverage, interviews, etc. Meanwhile, check out the video below:

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Does Virtualization Security Really Matter?

Does Virtualization Security Really Matter?

Whatever happened to virtualization security? Back in the day, everyone was talking about blue pills and red pills, about sideways attacks and DOM-0 threats, about security profiles and isolation policies, about perimeter defense and security embedded in the hypervisor. Then, all of a sudden, the buzz seemed to disappear. It really seems like organizations simply don’t have the time, money, desire, or otherwise to pursue dedicated virtualization security. Indeed, it seems like most of the pure-play virtualization security vendors have folded, been sold, or reworked their strategy. For example: Blue Lane ended up being sold to VMware, reputedly at a bargain price, after failing to get any traction. Third Brigade was rolled up into Trend Micro, and now offers a solution for combined ‘physical, virtual and cloud’ protection. Reflex and Catbird have repositioned to highlight their value in configuration, compliance, and/or systems management (in addition to their security value). Tripwire…

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You Cannot Separate Security and Systems Management

You Cannot Separate Security and Systems Management

A few days ago I was pleased to brief again with Reflex Systems. Apart from the fact that they are doing some very cool things with virtualization management, their approach struck me as, if not unique, at least pleasantly rare. Good for them! What I liked most was that they are trying to break down the barriers between systems and security management.

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