Michela Menting

The Growth of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

By Michela Menting | October 25, 2016

Distributed Ledger Technology Blockchain, also known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), is the innovative technology behind Bitcoin. The impact of Bitcoin has been tremendous and, as with any revolutionary technology, was treated initially with awe and apprehension. Since its open

Achieving Network Security In The IoT

By Michela Menting | June 30, 2016

Security In The IoT The network security market is experiencing a pressing and transformative change, especially around access control and orchestration. Although it has been mature for decades, the network security market had to transform rapidly with the advent of

Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

By Michela Menting | February 23, 2016

IoT Ecosystem It is a necessity to protect IoT devices and their associated data. As the IoT ecosystem continues to expand, the need to create an identity to newly-connected things is becoming increasingly crucial. These ‘things’ can include anything from

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Preventing Disastrous Events Through The Power of Anomaly Detection In Machine Data

By CloudTweaks

Preventing Disastrous Events Through the Power of Anomaly Detection in Machine Data In August, a single server failed and the NASDAQ went down for three hours. In January, GlobalPayments reported that a hack compromising millions of credit card accounts cost

3 Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

By Ariel Maislos

Hyperconverged Infrastructure In this article, we’ll explore three challenges that are associated with network deployment in a hyperconverged private cloud environment, and then we’ll consider several methods to overcome those challenges. The Main Challenge: Bring Your Own (Physical) Network Some of

The Managed Service Provider

Threatening Skies: The Managed Service Provider

By John Humphreys

The Managed Service Provider Business is not easy. Just when you think you have the market figured out, and your business is growing nicely, another new threat comes onto the horizon. Many VARs and MSPs who built successful businesses implementing

Living In A Post-Safe Harbor World: What Your Company Needs To Know

By Ron Hovsepian

Living In A Post-Safe Harbor World With the striking down of the Safe Harbor agreement in October, we have seen the tip of a data privacy iceberg whose global implications will play out well into the new year. In 2016,

Business Transformation And The IT Journey

By CloudTweaks

Business Transformation IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been

The Economics, Concepts and Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

By Gopan Joshi

Fundamentals of Cloud Computing Addressing security concerns of the Public Cloud Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do with economics as technology. Growth in the number of applications and the volume of data that must be managed have

Breakthroughs in Clinical Trials Utilizing the Power of the Cloud

By Craig Morgan

Cloud Computing and the Medical Field Clinical trials play an essential role in the drug development process by effectively demonstrating the efficacy and safety of a pharmaceutical compound. Although lead by scientific endeavor with patient safety and therapeutic benefits in mind,

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

By Mary Stanhope

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant

Why NSA Revelations Will Be Good For Cloud Security

By CloudTweaks

NSA Security Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures, including concerns about the NSA’s ability to break certain types of encryption, and the extent of surveillance on cloud service providers, put the entire cloud industry into an uproar. The bad news is that

Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy?

By CloudTweaks

IT Monitoring And Management Strategy As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for

OpenStack private cloud revenues to outpace its public cloud revenues in 2018

OpenStack private cloud revenues to outpace its public cloud revenues in 2018

OpenStack Private Cloud Revenues Growth of OpenStack private cloud will overtake public cloud revenue for hosting providers sooner than previously ...
Driving Transformation? It is possible to predict the future.

Driving Transformation? It is possible to predict the future.

Driving Transformation Previously, I wrote about the criticality of defining the Vision for your transformation - what is your real objective, how ...
How to Improve the Backup Success Rate of Data Centers?

How to Improve the Backup Success Rate of Data Centers?

Improve Backup Success Rate According to industry analysts, a significant number of backup jobs (from 5 to 25%) are failing ...
Malware Will Cripple Cloud And IoT Infrastructure If Not Contained

Malware Will Cripple Cloud And IoT Infrastructure If Not Contained

The Malware Cloud Concern This year we’ve had two cyber attacks in which malware was used to cripple government computer ...
How IoT and OT collaborate to usher in the data-driven factory of the future

How IoT and OT collaborate to usher in the data-driven factory of the future

The Data-driven Factory The next BriefingsDirect Internet of Things (IoT) technology trends interview explores how innovation is impacting modern factories and supply chains ...
Organizational Transformation: Taking The DevOps Dive

Organizational Transformation: Taking The DevOps Dive

Taking The DevOps Dive The Gartner IT Glossary defines DevOps as “…a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery ...
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IoT Data Centers – “We’ve Always Done IoT, We’re Just Terrible At Marketing It”

IoT Data Centers An often repeated phrase by many data center professionals is “We’ve always done IoT, we’re just terrible ...
Will 2018 Be the Year Augmented Reality Moves Outside ‘Pokémon Go’?

Will 2018 Be the Year Augmented Reality Moves Outside ‘Pokémon Go’?

2018 Augmented Reality If you’ve never heard of “Pokémon Go” — or at least never had the concept explained to ...
How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Hamilton is my favorite Broadway musical. The show follows the life of one of America’s founding fathers, ...
Collaboration in 2018 and Beyond: Four Technology Trends That Will Have Maximum Impact

Collaboration in 2018 and Beyond: Four Technology Trends That Will Have Maximum Impact

Collaboration in 2018 Four Technology Trends 2017 is coming to an end, which marks the time of year when we ...