It’s Time to Bring More AppSec Into AppDev

It’s Time to Bring More AppSec Into AppDev

Earlier this month Michael A. Davis wrote for Information Week that NoSQL equals “no security,” echoing Alex Popescu’s musing last month that for many NoSQL projects, security is an after thought. According to Davis: “In our InformationWeek...
8+ Splunk Alternatives

8+ Splunk Alternatives

Splunk just announced its IPO today, and it’s getting a lot of attention. But don’t forget about its alternatives. Splunk isn’t just for logs, and there’s not a clear general purpose alternative to Splunk. However, there are many purpose built...
The Origins of Splunk

The Origins of Splunk

Today “operational intelligence” vendor Splunk officially announced its IPO. In a video interview with Dell’s Barton George, Splunk CTO and co-founder Erik Swan explains the origins of the company and how it went from being a complicated dashboard...
Are We Too Concerned with Vendor Lock-In?

Are We Too Concerned with Vendor Lock-In?

I’ve written frequently about vendor lock-in and how to avoid it, but Matt Asay suggests that lock-in might be the least of a CIO’s worries. No one wants to get stuck being price gauged by a mega-vendor, but the truth is being locked into something that...
Puppet Labs Announces OpenStack Support

Puppet Labs Announces OpenStack Support

Today at OpenStack Summit, Puppet Labs announced a set of modules for deploying and maintaining the open source private cloud system OpenStack. The free modules will work with both the free version of Puppet and with Puppet Enterprise. Puppet already supports Amazon...
Netflix to Open Source Chaos Monkey and More

Netflix to Open Source Chaos Monkey and More

Netflix will open source Chaos Monkey and the rest of its Simian Army the company’s Director of Cloud Architecture Adrian Cockcroft told Wired Enterprise. In fact, according to Cockcroft, Netflix will release “pretty much all” of its platform in bits...
Yammer Acquires File Syncing Service oneDrum

Yammer Acquires File Syncing Service oneDrum

Today Yammer announced its acquisition of Scottish startup oneDrum, a cloud to desktop file syncing service that emphasizes Microsoft Office document collaboration. Although a Yammer CEO David Sacks says that Box will continue to be an integration partner with Yammer,...