Bright Computing: Advanced Linux Cluster Management

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With this post we are initiating coverage of Bright Computing. Bright Computing provides comprehensive software solutions for provisioning and managing HPC clusters, Hadoop clusters, and OpenStack private clouds in your data center or in the cloud. Bright’s platform, the Bright Cluster Manager, was designed by a highly regarded team of cluster specialists with first-hand experience […]

CTOvision Interviews CIA CIO Doug Wolfe on Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) Lessons Learned and Road Ahead

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We recently had the opportunity to interview the CIA CIO, Doug Wolfe. Doug has been the CIA’s CIO since 2013. In this role he oversees the agency information technology vision and strategic direction. He is also an advisor to the intelligence community CIO and a collaborative leader in the federal technology world. His past tours […]

Cybersecurity: Too Often Overlooked is the Impact to the Individual

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Recently, there have been questions raised as to why corporations have been slow to be more vigilant about Cybersecurity. In the scheme of a large organization, it is often deprioritized because the minimal impact to the bottom line is a risk that is deemed acceptable to the business. For example, Target’s high profile breach cost […]

Improving Security and Efficiency in the Public Sector with Hadoop

Interested in using Hadoop in the federal space?  A white paper has been added to the CTOVision Research Library which showcases several use cases for improving security and efficiency for government agencies using Hadoop. Use Cases are grouped together into two main themes: IT Efficiency and Good Government practices. IT Efficiency covers offloading ETL to […]

Will The Crash of Forge.mil Motivate A Move To The More Functional GitHub?

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Forge.mil provides some very important functionality that developers in the DoD ecosystem need and more importantly allow the technology leadership of DoD to ensure more appropriate influence over enterprise software projects. But it has been criticized by many in the community for not being as fully functional as GitHub. GitHub has achieved tremendous success in […]

Examining New Mission-Enabling Design Patterns Made Possible By The Cloudera-Intel Partnership

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CTOlabs.com, the research arm of CTOvision.com, has just released a White Paper for the federal technology community titled: Enhancing Functionality and Security of Enterprise Data Holdings: Examining new, mission-enabling design patterns made possible by the Cloudera-Intel partnership. The paper captures design considerations for enterprise technologists that flow from the engineering work both Cloudera and Intel […]