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Security Check: Find Information Security Threats

Lately I have been pondering the most succinct way to describe the goal of the annual medical checks we all go through. The best description I have been able to come up with is that these examinations are about finding “unknown unknowns.” Why? Because these general checks are not designed to diagnose, they are designed… Read More

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Data Breaches & Cyber-Attacks: Hope is not a Strategy

While IT and security professionals are trying to piece together information about how the recently reported  U.S. data breaches happened and how many customers are impacted, one thing is very clear: today’s cyber-attacks are very sophisticated, well planned, and expertly executed. Many media outlets report that more breaches could be disclosed in the near future—with… Read More

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NetApp and Verizon Team on Software-Defined Storage Solutions for New Verizon Cloud

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced a collaboration to re-architect traditional cloud-based storage models to deliver NetApp® Data ONTAP® as a virtual storage appliance (VSA) for Verizon Cloud clients. The software will deliver on the promise of software-defined storage, adding additional deployment and management flexibility for clients implementing Verizon Cloud Compute and… Read More

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A Fugue for the Data Center Operator in too many parts…

  There has been an undercurrent in the data center forums lamenting the slow and dwindling death of the data center operator.  From the points of view of the private operators, I could see how one could perceive that to be the case with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud actualized, but alas once we peel back… Read More

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Q&A with Guy Tal, “The Peering Guy”

1. Recently, you wrote the blog post “What’s Peering?” can you talk about your background and what’s your role at Verizon Terremark? I’ve been involved with peering in one way, shape or form for over 10 years, starting at Global Crossing in a more operational role and eventually becoming the peering lead focusing on Europe… Read More

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The Cloud Revolution Has Barely Begun

Historically, the technology used by an organization was developed, hosted and managed by the IT department. The expenses, complexity and burden of creating and maintaining systems were the responsibility of IT and as new applications were added, the stacks duplicated. Because of this, most IT shops grew large and inflexible, unable to keep pace with… Read More

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Digital Hubs: Information Age Railway Stops

During the industrial revolution, trains enabled expansion into the western regions of the continent.  Wherever a train station appeared, economic expansion flourished.  Local businesses (saloons, hotels, general stores) blossomed to support the increased flow of people and goods.  Populations grew with the availability of food and work provided by the rail.  Factories arose with a… Read More

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Terremark Embraces Open Standards

The cloud market continues to evolve rapidly, with near daily announcements of new offerings, services, partnerships or pricing models. Embracing that evolution Verizon Terremark has recently invested in two open source cloud projects: the Xen Project and Cloudstack. In doing so, we are investing in technologies that allow us to bring high quality products to… Read More

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The Network is the Computer

When I joined Sun Microsystems in 2002, Scott McNealy had a saying “The Network is the computer” which turned out to be an amazing view into the future.  A decade later, Cloud Computing is a reality, and key to the concept of Cloud Computing is networking – in fact, I would say the main tenant… Read More

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