A Striated Strategy at Strata
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Just home from the latest Strata+Hadoop World in NYC, with over 6,700 participants and at least 150 vendors, and I wanted to share some reflections on the event and the big data market as a whole.

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On the Lookout for These Three at AWS re:Invent 2015
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Wait! AWS re:Invent is next week? Thankfully Amazon did not opt for the December date being bandied about and chose a date early in the quarter to avoid travelling around the holidays. And how this event has grown. When I first attended in 2013, attendance had doubled from 2012 to 6,000 and then did more than a 2X jump last year with 13,000 cloudies in attendance. But what do attendance numbers have to do with security? It’s a proxy of cloud adoption and the types of customers getting their agile on and, as such, is an indicator that enterprises transitioning at least some of their workloads to AWS require hybrid security solutions.

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Ericsson – growth in a changing ICT world
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I attended Ericsson’s North American industry analyst day and was pleased to see their progress in transitioning themselves into the new world of mobile networks where apps ultimately drive the change. Theyre also getting ready for 5G networks. As most readers are aware, mobile networks are making a steady march toward ever faster speeds even in the current 4G generation. There are 800 million subscribers on LTE in 2015, experiencing 80% subscriptions growth. And video is generating half of all mobile traffic. The question is how this change affects businesses that utilize this platform as well as vendors like Ericsson, which already manages 1 billion subscribers, supports 2.5 billion subscribers, and has 118,000 employees. Change at this scale is actually a daunting thing to manage. Ericsson has traditionally been perceived as a telecom equipment vendor, but they have made a significant transition to become a ICT (information and communication technology) provider where approximately two-thirds of their revenue comes from services and software. They compete more with ICT vendors than traditional telecom vendors. It’s actually ranked 5th on the list of the top global software companies.

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The End of the Beginning...
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The End of the Beginning... Earlier this week, AT&T made an exciting announcement about their Network on Demand platform. They are enhancing it with Juniper’s NFV/virtualization technologies and deploying vCPE (Virtual Customer Premises Equipment), a solution that will help them meet the heightened demands of their customers and automate service creation at scale. Copyright © 1996-2013 Juniper Networks, Inc.     All rights reserved                                                                                      Update preferences                    

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Network Security: It’s a Zero-Sum Game

Network Security: It’s a Zero-Sum Game Make sure you win it with Juniper’s new network security solutions.   Cybercriminals. They’re inside your network perimeter. Already.   Read about Junipers security innovations within the newly announced Juniper Unite architecture. Copyright © 1996-2013 Juniper Networks, Inc.     All rights reserved                                                                                      Update preferences                    

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Eight Ways to Heighten Cybersecurity

Eight Ways to Heighten Cybersecurity As our world has become ever more connected, we’ve all learned common online safety tips. It’s now second nature to use strong passwords and antivirus software; take care when connecting to public Wi-Fi; and remain alert to social engineering scams (e.g., phishing). Copyright © 1996-2013 Juniper Networks, Inc.     All rights reserved                                                                                      Update preferences                    

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Extending Operational Intelligence for GigaSECURE with Gigamon Visibility App for Splunk

Next generation business infrastructures and their IT operations teams rely on a variety of tools to analyze wire and traffic data for security, application, and network performance monitoring. But what is the glue that ties these tools together? How can the SecOps or NetOps teams gain full operational visibility? Specialized solutions like Splunk, are deployed […] The post Extending Operational Intelligence for GigaSECURE with Gigamon Visibility App for Splunk appeared first on Gigamon Blog.

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Securing the Promise of SDDC Micro-segmentation

SDDCs promise to dramatically increase the security of data centers using NSX micro-segmentation allows you to take advantage of granular security today with design choices that maximize your visibility and give you operational scale. The Evolution and the Promise Data center design has been in the midst of revolutionary changes for the last decade. By […] The post Securing the Promise of SDDC Micro-segmentation appeared first on Gigamon Blog.

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Rethink of Security Architecture Means Opportunity for Channel Partners

The massive data breaches that are dominating headlines nearly daily are forcing a reimagining of security architecture. Most organizations have accepted that existing network protection methods at the perimeter are being evaded and are looking to beef up their insider threat detection capabilities with the latest technologies. This creates an opportunity for channel partners to […] The post Rethink of Security Architecture Means Opportunity for Channel Partners appeared first on Gigamon Blog.

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Videos

Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.
Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.

News

Economist Impact survey of 2,000 business leaders, sponsored by Cognizant, shows key challenges include competing priorities, deriving value from technology investments, addressing a talent and skills gap, and sustaining action on ESG.
ABB helps Chinese data centre keep the data flowing with almost 100 percent power reliability.
Fears over employees ignoring security advice and ransomware attacks evolving beyond company capabilities outweigh personal job security.
Infinidat's InfiniBox SSA II received a Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2022.