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By Bob Gourley Our friends at FedScoop and Brocade are combining efforts to produce an informative event that can help ensure your networks and data centers are optimized. And by optimized I mean are significantly reducing your IT spend, which should get your attention. Here is more from the event invite: Federal networks need to modernize. Federal Forum 2015 brings government and industry together to understand why and what steps to take to begin this journey. Join senior agency officials and IT innovators on June 17 in Washington, D.C., as they share insights on top IT priorities. The 4th annual event will include dynamic discussions about: - Federal CIO perspectives on the impact of the network - Building blocks of the New IP, an emerging network for innovation - Innovative approaches to acquire the right technology to achieve your mission - The steps to modernize... (more)

The Technology Content of the SOTU By @BobGourley | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Technology Related Content of the President’s State of the Union Address The 2015 State of the Union address was full of technology related content. Here are key takeaways from the perspective of a CTO: The President showed respect for something many American's may not have heard of, but you dear readers know very well: Coding! In the context of education he remarked that "we’re connecting community colleges with local employers to train workers to fill high-paying jobs like coding, and nursing, and robotics." By the way, this is the first time the word coding was ever ment... (more)

NapaTech’s Pandion: Optimized, high-speed packet capture

By Bob Gourley NapaTech has just announced Pandion, a powerful, highly-optimized high-speed packet capture solution. NapaTech has a history of fielding high speed devices and they applied their talent here in ways that enable incredibly fast, reliable, real-time packet capture, then indexing and search of network data. By combining packet capture with an integrated server and engineering for speed, enterprises are provided with new capabilities to look for security anomalies and network issues. This solution was built for enterprises and also OEMs. For insights into the power of... (more)

Pivotal CEO Hints At Big Shift In Their Hadoop Offerings | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Pivotal CEO Hints At Big Shift In Their Hadoop Offerings By Michael Johnson VentureBeat and GigaOm are both reporting that Pivotal will be announcing some big shifts in their Hadoop and other related offerings (recall that Pivotal is the firm spun off from EMC and VMware and has GE as a major investor). VentureBeat first announced that Pivotal will be ditching its Hadoop distribution and pulling out of the Hadoop market. This would be a huge (and unbelievable to many) announcement, even though Pivotal gets far less buzz than the other Hadoop-centric companies like Cloudera, Hort... (more)

Facebook Eats The World With Free Global Internet Via Drones

By Katie Kennedy Facebook is planning on launching a drone program they call Aquila. Launch will be in three months time, and from then they will continue to expand till they provide internet to every person in the world. The program is designed for: beaming high-speed data from 60,000 to 90,000 feet to some of the world’s remotest regions via laser. Test flights are to begin this summer, though full commercial deployment may take years. Facebook acquired the drone team last year through the acquisition of drone maker Ascenta. Imagine having Facebook internet in the most rural a... (more)