User Behavior Analytics for the Individual Cloud User

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In a recent conversation with a colleague in the UK, Johan Dreyer, (Mimecast Email Security Director); we discussed an interesting angle on the future of data security for the individual user.  That of utilizing User Behavior Analytics (UBA) as a means of protection from impostor access. The Real Enterprise Problem Often times we think of […]

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Getting Started with the Amazon EC2 AMI

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Amazon Web Services is all about making the cloud consumer process as consistent and as simple as possible.  Simple is relative to the consumer, but consistency is key for everyone currently using the service, or looking to adopt it.  One thing we like to do for matching both simple and consistent is to use processes […]

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Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) – how does it compare??

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) – how does it compare??

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Software-Defined approaches have been embraced widely over the recent years. These models provides increased flexibility, simplification, consolidation and scalability over traditional approaches. Instead of deploying specialized hardware devices (e.g. appliances), Software-Defined models enable the management of network, storage and compute in a software-oriented manner.

Software-Defined Compute (SDC) provides hardware virtualization to run many isolated operating system (VMs) on a single host. VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V are the leader in this market segment.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concerns all network aspects such as switches, firewall, gateway, load-balancer and so on. Solutions as VMware

Docker Networking Deep Dive

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Love it or hate it….. networks are at the centre of everything!  And that doesn’t change with Docker.

In fact, you could argue that networks are more important than ever in the emerging container world……

For example…. as good and useful as containers are, they add new emphasis to the challenge of scale. They also add the challenge of integrating with existing applications and VLANs.

So with all of this in mind, I’ve released a new video training course called Docker Networking.

The course  is about 1 hour 50 minutes,

Get Wise about the Health of your Citrix Environment

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When it comes to monitoring the health of your Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop environment understanding it’s overall health can be critical.  The level of criticality can vary of course depending on what your organization uses Citrix for, but there are many industries that rely on their Citrix deployments for their critical applications. That being said, the solutions […]

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Java in the Cloud: Continuous Integration Setup Tutorial

Java in the Cloud: Continuous Integration Setup Tutorial

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Methodologies such as Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Integration and Deployment – along with the evolution of microservices – have collectively boosted software development process productivity to a point where it is a pleasure to be developing software more than ever before.

Utilizing automation and setting up the correct set of tools can make the development and delivery of software products surprisingly painless.

This article will take a look at this new universe from the perspective of a Java developer who crosses into DevOps and searches to optimize product development and

Data Scientist – The Next Highly Demanded IT job?  Or Not?

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Data scientist is the hot new job role. Some have even called it the sexiest job of the century. However, when you look at some of the job postings for data scientists, it seems like this job title could mean many different things. I’ve seen everything jobs advertised as “data scientists” that are actually descriptions […]

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