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Had a great time catching up with old friends last night at RSA.  We have much to talk about this year, including greater recognition for bald security bloggers. Maybe we’ll even get Rothman to shave? ... (more)

RSA: Acknowledge that Security is Broken

Trust is under attack. So much so that security experts are calling networks “zero trust.” A recent Kaspersky Labs survey found 77% of US businesses had breaches in the previous 12 months. This at a time when established, multi-billion dollar incumbents enjoy wide deployment in US enterprise networks. It is apparent that hackers have evolved tactics and strategies […] ... (more)

Cloud Migration Without Integration is a Dead End

Today there is a war being fought between Amazon AWS and the enterprise over the future direction of the IT industry.  Amazon promotes the public cloud as a destination, a primary and permanent facility for a company’s IT infrastructure; while enterprises today are mostly interested in cloud as a secondary facility used as needed, for everything from cloud devtest to cloud continuity and ultimately emerging “cloud on demand” operating models. This war is completely unnecessary.  A cloud (zone) is not optimum as a fixed, permanent enterprise app and service delivery destination. Th... (more)

The Coming Network Evolution: Cisco Gets It, Do You?

Greg Ness's Blog I think it is only a matter of time before ALL of the leading networking players start talking about the (strategic importance of the) network as a way to succeed in an uncertain economic climate. Last week, in "Cloud Computing, Virtualization and IT Diseconomies" I talked about the increasingly intense pressures already building on static network infrastructure, and the underlying need for more intelligence and automation. I think the new survival mantra for the coming economic weakness will be "He (or she) who automates wins." As the industrial age emerged from... (more)

New CIO Acronyms: DNS, DHCP and IPAM

Cloud computing and virtualization are promising more dynamic systems with unprecedented cost savings; and network industry leaders are promising more dynamic networks capable of keeping up with the increased rate of change (with these systems). In order for the benefits to be delivered as promised IT will need to evolve from silos into multifunctional teams, and vendors will need to concomitantly embrace their partners like never before. This process is already underway. I recently addressed the three biggest barriers to cloud: security, network capacity and network management.... (more)