July 2, 2014
Today’s interview from DevOps Days Austin features Sumo Logic’s co-founder and CTO, Christian Beedgen. If you’re not familiar with Sumo Logic it’s a log management and analytics service. I caught up with Christian right after he got off stage on day one.
Some of the ground Christian covers:
- What does Sumo Logic do?
- How is it different from Splunk and Loggly?
- What partners and technology make up the Sumo Logic ecosystem?
- What areas will Sumo Logic focus on in the coming year?
Still to come from DevOps Days Austin: Rackspace, Dell Cloud Manager, Cote’s Keynote
- Sumo Logic Expands Enterprise Security Analytics Capabilities With New Application for PCI Compliance -
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January 28, 2014
Mark Stouse of BMC has asked various people in the industry to answer seven short questions for his series Marking Predictions for 14. The questions are around Cloud Computing, Big Data and Consumerization.
To give you a taste of what I was thinking about, here is my response to the second question and why I think Consumerization is a big deal:
Cloud Computing, Big Data or Consumerization: which trend do you feel is having the most impact on IT today and why?
Consumerization, because it sets the bar for how technology should look and be designed. Workers want technology in the workplace that is as easy to use and intuitive as the consumer applications and tech products they use at home. Consumerization has set a high bar for IT but one that I believe will ultimately benefit all involved through greater adoption, satisfaction and productivity.
You can see my complete responses on Mark’s blog and learn, among other things, why I think Tony Stark is like big data.
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December 4, 2013
Today I finally get to debut a white paper that Michael Cote, now of the 451 Research, and I started quite a while back:
Learning from Web companies to drive Innovation – Embracing DevOps, Scale and Open Source Software
The basic theme of the paper is that Web companies set the agenda for the IT industry and enterprises can benefit by understanding and following their practices
The paper’s key themes:
- Web companies are characterized by Open Source software and a three-tiered architecture:
- A scale out infrastructure
- A data tier that utilizes big data
- An application tier supported by a proliferation of development languages
- Developers are kingmakers and must be supported and allowed to innovate
- DevOps is a key trend that brings developers and operations together to reduce friction and increase velocity
If this looks at all interesting, please check it out. It should be a quick read and hopefully we’ve written it in away that is accessible to a wide audience.
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July 18, 2013
Next week, myself, Michael Cote and a whole other bunch of Dell folk will be heading out to Portland for the 15th annual OSCON-ana-polooza. We will have two talks that you might want to check out:
Cote and I will be giving the first and the second will be lead by Joseph George and James Urquhart.
And speaking of Project Sputnik, we will be giving away three of our XPS 13 developer editions: one as a door prize at the OpenStack birthday party, one as a drawing at our booth and one to be given away at James and Joseph’s talk listed above.
We will also have a limited amount of the shirt to the right so stop by the booth.
But wait, there’s more….
To learn firsthand about Dell’s open source solutions be sure to swing by booth #719 where we will have experts on hand to talk to you about our wide array of solutions:
- OpenStack cloud solutions
- Hadoop big data solutions
- Project Sputnik (the client to cloud developer platform)
- Dell Multi-Cloud Manager (the platform formerly known as “Enstratius”)
- Hyperscale computing systems
Hope to see you there.
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April 1, 2013
Back in September I posted an entry about the Modular Data Center that we set up in the Dell parking lot. Here is a time lapse video showing the MDC and the location being built out.
The MDC allows customers to test solutions at scale. It is running OpenStack and various Big Data goodies such as Hadoop, Hbase, Cassandra, MongoDB, Gluster etc…
Customers can tap into the MDC from Dell’s solution centers around the world and do proof of concepts as well competitive bake-offs between various big data technologies so they can determine which might best suit their environment and use case.
February 24, 2012
At our sales kickoff in Vegas, Rob Hirschfeld chose a unique vehicle to succinctly convey our Big Data story here at Dell. Check out the video below to hear one of our chief software architects for our Big Data and OpenStack solutions explain, in less than 90 seconds, what we are up to in the space and the value it brings customers.
Extra credit reading
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