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Software Defined Data Centers and Security–What’s in a Name?

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 29, 2013

Last fall, I wrote a research note for Gartner clients titled "The Impact of Software-Defined Data Centers on Information Security" that explored the impact of software defined infrastructure on security...

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Getting Ready for Gartner’s 2012 Infrastructure & Operations and Information Security Summits

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 21, 2012

I’ve been absent from my typical blogging routine getting my material finalized for two Gartner upcoming US-based summits in June 2012. The first is Gartner’s Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit...

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DevOps Needs to Become DevOpsSec

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 17, 2012

DevOps seeks to bridge the development and operations divide through the establishment of a culture of trust and shared interest among individuals in these previously siloed organizations. However, this vision...

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Security Observations from Gartner’s Data Center Summit

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 9, 2011

I’m just back from Gartner’s US 2011 Data Center Summit held this week in Las Vegas. In my previous post, I talked about information security vendor’s concerns on the potential...

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Will the Euro Crisis Affect Information Security Spending?

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 9, 2011

I’ve just gotten back from Gartner’s Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. Like Gartner’s recent US Symposium and European Symposium, the conference had record attendance and interest in information security...

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Building Context-Aware Security: VMware Acquires PacketMotion

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 27, 2011

VMware quietly disclosed it has acquired PacketMotion in this recent blog post by Dean Coza of VMware. We identified PacketMotion as a cool vendor in Gartner in this 2009 research...

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It’s Time for Security to Ascend

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 24, 2011

As I research into the future of adaptive security infrastructure, I am convinced that the future of information security lies in software, not hardware. If you think about it for...

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Seven Cloud Computing Pet Peeves

by Neil Macdonald  |  July 15, 2011

1) Treating Cloud as one thing. At a minimum, clarify whether you are talking about SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS – and whether you are talking about public or private cloud...

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Redefining IT and Information Security: Symantec’s Industry Analyst Conference

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 24, 2011

I’m attending Symantec’s worldwide analyst conference in New York City today (24 May 2011). Symantec’s CEO, Enrique Salem, kicked off the morning with a discussion of Symantec’s role in the...

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Information Security is Becoming a Big Data Problem

by Neil Macdonald  |  April 12, 2011

We talk about the need for analytics and business intelligence to help the business make better business decisions, It is time to bring this same technology to the information security...

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