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Why DevOps Is Becoming a Pivotal Factor in New Data Centers

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:12
DevOps stresses collaboration between developers and IT operations pros. Here are tips for practitioners and managers to boost business performance.
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Rackspace Announces OnMetal Server Availability, Pricing

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:20
The company is offering customers bare-metal cloud servers that can be spun up as quickly as VMs and bring better performance.
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New Rumor: YouTube Really Buying Twitch This Time

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:10
Two months after YouTube was rumored to be buying video game streaming vendor Twitch for $1 billion, now the deal is really happening, according to the latest rumor.
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NetSuite Sales Climbs 30 Percent in Second Quarter

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:00
NetSuite highlights record second-quarter revenue and the company's first-ever $100 million quarter of recurring revenue.
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Amazon's Cloud Growth Shows Signs of Slowing

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:59
The company's "other" sales declined this quarter.
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Amazon Fire Phone Has a Few Bugs to Work Out

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:30
REVIEW: The Amazon Fire Phone, packed with Firefly, Mayday and Dynamic Perspective, is totally neat but not all there yet.
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10 Important Things to Know About Enterprise Mobility

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:30
Here's a look at key trends in enterprise mobility and some tips on setting up an efficient, cost-effective strategy.
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How to Approach Application Failures in Production

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:30
In my recent article, “Software Quality Metrics for your Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Part III – Logging,” I wrote about the good parts and the not-so-good parts of logging and concluded that logging usually fails to deliver what it is so often mistakenly used for: as a mechanism for analyzing application failures in production. In response to the heated debates on reddit.com/r/devops and reddit.com/r/programing, I want to demonstrate the wealth of out-of-the-box insights you could obtain from a single urgent, albeit unspecific log message if you only are equipped with the magic ingredient; full transaction context:

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Categories: Java, Media

Your Next Move During an IT Postmortem Review

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:00
Can a postmortem review help foster a curiosity for innovative possibilities to make application performance better? Blue-sky thinkers may not want to deal with the myriad of details on how to manage the events being generated operationally, but could learn something from this exercise. Consider the major system failures in your organization over the last 12 to 18 months. What if you had a system or process in place to capture those failures and mitigate them from a proactive standpoint preventing them from reoccurring? How much better off would you be if you could avoid the proverbial "Groundhog Day" with system outages?

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Categories: Java, Media

Setting the Stage for Cybersecurity with Threat Intelligence

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:00
Ransomware is the latest example of the increasingly sophisticated and damaging inventions of hackers. Individuals and organizations of all sizes are finding that their data has been locked down or encrypted until a ransom is paid. One program, CryptoLocker, infected more than 300,000 computers before the FBI and international law enforcement agencies disabled it. A few days later, Cryptowall showed up to take its place. Companies paid $1.3 billion last year in insurance to help offset the costs of combatting data attacks like these. Other examples include highly customized malware, advanced persistent threats and large-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Security professionals must remain ever vigilant to both known and new threats on the rise. However, with proper visibility into the extended network and robust intelligence, an attack can often be detected and stopped before it causes significant damage. By using the network to gain intelligence, cyber defenders can gain greater visibility of adversary actions and quickly shut them down.

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Toward a More Confident Cloud Security Strategy

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:00
The cloud has hit the mainstream. Businesses in the United States currently spend more than $13 billion on cloud computing and managed hosting services, and Gartner projects that by 2015, end-user spending on cloud services could be more than $180 billion worldwide. It is estimated that 50 percent of organizations will require employees to use their own devices by 2017, which will depend on shared cloud storage. All of this requires encryption. Organizational deployment of encryption has increased significantly in recent years. Its use spans everything from encrypting data in databases and file systems, in storage networks, on back-up tapes, and while being transferred over a public and internal networks. Although this might seem that we are moving in the right direction when it comes to enterprise data protection, there’s a real risk of creating fragmentation and inconsistency – referred to as encryption sprawl – as different organizations deploy diverse technologies in different places to secure different types of data. Adding fuel to the fire, the cloud poses its own unique threats and challenges. With an undeniable value proposition, it seems clear that the cloud is inevitable and that protecting data within it will be a top priority.

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Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:00
I love receiving gifts in the form of new insights! It doesn't matter if others received the same gift years ago and I am just getting it now. If it is new to me, I get excited. It is like waking up in the morning and discovering a new room in your house. I read an article by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times this weekend titled, "And Now for a Bit of Good News." The subject of the article was the new "sharing economy," think Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, etc. In the article, Friedman calls Airbnb a "Trust Platform." To me, this weekend, this term was a gift. He is so right. I have used Airbnb many times when traveling with my family, and to date have been very pleased with our experiences. Often the transactions are sizeable as I am reserving a home in a desirable location for a week. I am engaging in a transaction of some size with a person I don't know, in a home I have never visited, most often in a foreign country using different currency, involving different laws and customs. Why did I risk it? I trusted the platform.

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Categories: Java, Media

A Good Architect Is Like a Good Parent

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:07
Focus on what’s really important to architect, such as your security, disaster recovery, and regulatory compliance.
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IBM SoftLayer Adds InfiniBand Support

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:49
The change makes it easier to do high-performance computing in the cloud.
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How to Speed Up Your Website

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:50
Get the top tips for fully optimizing the speed of your website.
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Microsoft Reports Strong Cloud Computing Growth

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:10
This year's Azure revenues are more than double last year's.
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Google Maps Available in Hindi Language Translations

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:00
Google Maps is now available for users in India and worldwide who want to use the service with automatic Hindi translations.
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Sprint Prepaid Brands to Offer Game Downloads With PlayPhone

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:36
Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile plan to offer subscribers PlayPhone, which offers credit card-free gaming downloads to prepaid subscribers.
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Google Must Comply With Italian Data Privacy Rules Within 18 Months

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:27
Italian regulators have told Google that it must get into compliance with their rules about data privacy or face fines of up to $1.35 million.
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Two Major Media Outlets Fall Prey to Hackers

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:15
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC were victims of hackers. The attacks show insecurity on major media platforms that can potentially be fixed.
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