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November 25, 2015

Digging Deeper: Application Migration (Part 1)

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

Today’s data center is a true study in the evolution of computer science. In just 30 or so years, we have gone from centralized main frames to distributed server farms and now to flexible, anytime, anywhere data centers. As data center admins, we are all searching for the perfect Kaiburr crystal to amp up and secure our data centers.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

November 17, 2015

Digging Deeper: Visibility

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

Military commanders and Jedi Knights know it’s hard to be defeated if you maintain the high ground.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

November 5, 2015

The Shadow Knows…

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

When Frank Readick Jr. spoke these opening lines to the radio show “The Shadow,” who among us didn’t get the chills? These days, I get the chills when I find Shadow Data hidden inside my network. Right now, we are in the middle of a perfect storm for shadow data to grow in leaps and bounds.

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Data Center Operations

October 5, 2015

AWS RE:INVENT 2015, The Cloud-crowd’s Event of the Year

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

This is my first time at AWS re:Invent. Unlike the “super conferences” of the past, like SuperComm or N+I, where all vendors gathered to talk about all things, conferences today have started reflecting what is becoming standard in IT these days—specialization. AWS re:Invent is sold out and has been for quite some time. It makes sense when you consider that AWS adoption by enterprises is 57 percent, while Azure IaaS is second at 12 percent, which is up from 6 percent in 2014.

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News, Data Center Operations

August 11, 2015

Whitelist vs. Blacklist

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

One of the innate characteristics of carbon-based bags of water is the need to organize our surroundings. If we really want to understand anything, we need to look at how it’s organized first. Now, when folks really love their organization they call it “culture,” and when they hate it, they blame it on others.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations