BIT at Solid 2014: Where Hardware and Software Meet Everywhere

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Solid is O’Reilly Media’s first conference wholly dedicated to the intersection of hardware and software around what is popularly referred to as IOT or the Internet of Things. Held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA May 21 Read more…

50 Marks the Spot: Podcast “Founders Hour” Founders Come Together to Discuss the WILL of Entrepreneurship

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Tonight we will conduct our 50th podcast.  Thank you to those who have supported us and chimed in to get us where we are today.  Our topic tonight is a very important one.  We will have an opportunity to hear Read more…

Technical Brief: Analyzing the Cloud Using a Protocol Analyzer

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While working at Verizon Laboratories a group of four African American Distinguished Members of Technical Staff noticed that they could not readily determine if events happening on the Verizon FiOS network were a product of correlation or causation. This was the effect of how protocol analyzers are historically used. This Three Part series will be based on how they developed three systems that permitted them to trace network problems whether they were due to correlation or causation, which many times IT/IS personnel are led down false paths by being unable to determine the difference. Continue reading

#BITTechTalk episode #45 with guest Joshua Hoskins

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori welcome Joshua Hoskins to the podcast to talk about his journey to becoming a consulting MVP. Joshua shares valuable tips on driving your career, taking risks, starting Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #40 with guest Keith Townsend

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down with  Keith Townsend, founder of the virtualization and cloud computing blog. Keith is an expert in virtualization and cloud technology and we talk about SDN (Software Defined Networks), network Read more…

Why should I use their cloud when I can have MyCloud? “The Odyssey of MyCloud”

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One day after going over the concept paper for my dissertation; it hit me that I have no place to store my dissertation data. So I created my very own cloud services and I kind of went overboard from my original thoughts. So here is the Odyssey of how I went for FTP to Cloud services. Continue reading

Diagram of MyCloud

Is VMware helping to Widen the Digital Divide?

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Originally posted on Back in the mid 90’s I had a job where I gradually worked my way up from cleaning rooms at a major hotel chain to taking reservations.  I made a commanding $20,000 a year.  However, I Read more…

OpenFlows role in SDN

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A fairly common question about Software Defined Networking (SDN) is how Openflow fits into the approach.  SDN is a pretty broad topic with many supporting technologies and delivery methods, some of which still need to be developed.  But overall SDN Read more…

A dose of Nagios pt.1

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Hey that rhymed!!! OK, I couldn’t help myself, it’s the hip-hop in me. plus I’m excited to finally write about Nagios. I’ve used Nagios in my workplace for the past 5 years and have really become more intimate with the Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #35 with guest Jaymes Davis

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down and talks with Jaymes Davis. Jaymes is the Director of Cloud and Virtualization Strategies at Entisys. We discuss Jaymes latest article “How the Cloud Can Reduce Technical Debt”.  Jaymes is Read more…

Get Your Head Out of the Clouds (A Down to Earth Talk About Cloud Computing) pt. 3

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Once again back is the incredible ….Cloud.  For those of you that don’t know, the first part of that is a Public Enemy reference.  What can I say; I’m a hip hop fan. Given that, I truly believe the cloud Read more…

Get Your Heads Out of the Clouds (A Down to Earth Talk About Cloud Computing Pt. 2)

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Welcome back everyone to the second part of “Clouds in Spaaaaaace!!!” Well not exactly, but we are talking about cloud computing that resides in cyberspace so it’s fitting.  In the first part of this series, I gave you a high Read more…

VXLAN Software Defined Networks (SDN)

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Originally posted on I follow the @vmware twitter feed and saw an interesting post on VMware offering Software Defined Networks via VXLAN. Now, I want to give a recap of what I consider the nirvana of SDN to be. Traditional LAN/WAN networking are Read more…

Get your heads out of the cloud!!! (A down to earth talk about cloud computing) pt.1

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Yes that’s right, another article aimed at explaining the cloud. I’m sorry but I had to do it. I am literally sick of articles written by industry professionals who attempt to explain the cloud but by the end of the Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #33 with guest Keith Townsend

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee sits down with guest Keith Townsend, founder of the virtualization/cloud blog website, . Listen as we discuss Cloud Computing, virtualization, Software Defined Networks (SDN), certifications, social issues as well as his other blog GrowingUpChicago. Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #29 with guest Ronnie Hash

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg is joined by Systems Engineer, Ronnie Hash, to discuss the in’s and out’s of Cloud Computing. We touch on a variety of topics including different cloud types, Cloud providers such Read more…