ServiceMesh on CSC Cloud


Many customers and partners have been asking about ServiceMesh and CSC cloud, I saw an interesting internal post and just wanted to share this more broadly. ServiceMesh runs on 64-bit RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.8 and to connect to CSC Cloud you need [The VPN Clien] running to establish the secure connection [to the administrative API's on the CSC Cloud]. I fired up a RedHat 5.8 box on Amazon AWS. Use…

Industrializing Application Modernization


One of the things that I have learned and is a  substantial challenge for enterprise technologists, is the exceedingly large estate of legacy applications, that lock a treasure of enterprise information and process deep inside.  The sad truth is that these legacy applications are costing more to operate than ever before because of license burden, infrastructure expenses, ever more rare skill sets, and even middleware and consultants that are needed…

Channeling My Inner Groundhog: Predictions for 2014


More [Data, Cloud, Cyber], Faster and Secured 2013 was a big year for the cloud, mobile technology, big data and social media. What’s in store for the new year? I’ve identified six information technology trends that are poised to make a big difference in your IT operations and strategies. Here’s what I expect to see in 2014 <crosspost to CSC.com> Update(s): BYOT: Also, look at tefficient's recent 1h2013 mobile data usage…

ServiceMesh + CSC = [Agility, Governance, Cloud, Enterprise, Transformation]


Today CSC announced the acquisition of ServiceMesh™. ServiceMesh is an enterprise Cloud Broker / Cloud Management Platform (CMP) recognized by many analysts as the leading independent provider.  CSC is a Gartner Magic Quadrant Enterprise IaaS provider and technology services firm, helping enterprises transform their delivery of critical business applications.  Together, CSC and ServiceMesh will offer enterprises increased agility, flexibility and the opportunity to fully leverage their multi-vendor cloud landscape. What…

The Apps rEVOLUTION… drastic times call for drastic measures


[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Apps Revolution Report[/caption] A really cogent position piece has been developed by a number of technical leaders within CSC.  Lead by Dr.Erika Olimpiew, but also Nabil Fanaian, Henry "Hank" Liang, and a cast of over 20 others, this piece positions the new requirements around mobility, architecture, delivery, economy and other key contributors to leading developers to "storm the gates." Below, the prologue... Applications are the way we put…

Infochimps joins the CSC troop


Today, I am finally able to talk about a really cool company, that we've been working with to bolster CSC "Big Data" Solutions in the marketplace.  One of the first valuable useful use-cases is to enable big-fast data clouds to be automagically built;  In effect, to build a data lake haystack "as a Service": "without a haystack, there is no needle to find"... And, to enable our customers to quickly…

AT&T and CSC join forces in “Journey to the Networked-Enterprise Cloud”


CSC & AT&T Announce Global Alliance CSC has been a recognized leader in Cloud Computing for the past 2 years with a key focus on Enterprise Clouds [Gartner 2011, Gartner 2012, Gartner 2013???].  CSC's focus on the enterprise, has enabled us to make great strides in helping our customers along the "journey to the Cloud".  As testimony to the growing maturity, over the past 8 months, we seen a change…

Razor, Puppet, Hadoop and the CSC Cloud (pt2)


Using Razor to Boot the CSC Cloud (Part 2): Step 3: Configuring Razor The Image Catalog Running razor post installation should show a single OS Image: [email protected]:/opt/razor/conf$ sudo razor image get all Images UUID =>  390R2duPsjqKzwmjCCP0LJ Type =>  MicroKernel Image ISO Filename =>  razor-microkernel-latest.iso Path =>  /opt/razor/image/mk/390R2duPsjqKzwmjCCP0LJ Status =>  Valid Version =>  0.12.0 Built Time =>  Wed Feb 20 17:10:45 -0500 2013 We now download the Centos 6.4_x86_64 image from…

An Awesome New Role


I've been invited to join an amazing executive team at CSC.  Mike Lawrie, the CEO and his team have asked me to lead the technologists at CSC toward three declared technical foci: Big Data, Cloud and Cyber-Security. Let me first say that I am incredibly thankful to EMC, an amazing leadership team and some massive talent.  During my 6 years I have seen massive innovation (from within), transformation (through execution),…

Value Proposition for Virtual Networks: The Dilemma


As we think about the corporate data centers and the [Inter]networks that join them, we begin to recognize that there are a number of critical points in which information is accessed, produced, cached, transited, processed and stored.  One critical feature of the emerging landscape is that mobility and the mega-bandwidth edge has changed the underlying network basis of the design of Web Scale systems, and how they overlay with traditional…

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