ServiceMesh on CSC Cloud


Many customers and partners have been asking about ServiceMesh and CSC cloud, I saw an interesting internal post and just wanted to share this more broadly. ServiceMesh runs on 64-bit RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.8 and to connect to CSC Cloud you need [The VPN Clien] running to establish the secure connection [to the administrative API's on the CSC Cloud]. I fired up a RedHat 5.8 box on Amazon AWS. Use…

Industrializing Application Modernization


One of the things that I have learned and is a  substantial challenge for enterprise technologists, is the exceedingly large estate of legacy applications, that lock a treasure of enterprise information and process deep inside.  The sad truth is that these legacy applications are costing more to operate than ever before because of license burden, infrastructure expenses, ever more rare skill sets, and even middleware and consultants that are needed…

CSC Distinguished Engineering Program: Darwinism & Talent Evolution


As the the Systems Integration marketplace continues to evolve, so must CSC.  The CSC family tree includes a large number of scientific and technical breakthroughs, and we CSCers need to continue to innovate in both business and technical domains. In talking with our customers, there is a broad recognition of the value of technology in their continued efforts to develop and retain customers, grow revenue, drive agility, improve safety, etc...  CSC…

Infochimps joins the CSC troop


Today, I am finally able to talk about a really cool company, that we've been working with to bolster CSC "Big Data" Solutions in the marketplace.  One of the first valuable useful use-cases is to enable big-fast data clouds to be automagically built;  In effect, to build a data lake haystack "as a Service": "without a haystack, there is no needle to find"... And, to enable our customers to quickly…

Razor, Puppet, Hadoop and the CSC Cloud (pt2)


Using Razor to Boot the CSC Cloud (Part 2): Step 3: Configuring Razor The Image Catalog Running razor post installation should show a single OS Image: [email protected]:/opt/razor/conf$ sudo razor image get all Images UUID =>  390R2duPsjqKzwmjCCP0LJ Type =>  MicroKernel Image ISO Filename =>  razor-microkernel-latest.iso Path =>  /opt/razor/image/mk/390R2duPsjqKzwmjCCP0LJ Status =>  Valid Version =>  0.12.0 Built Time =>  Wed Feb 20 17:10:45 -0500 2013 We now download the Centos 6.4_x86_64 image from…

An Awesome New Role


I've been invited to join an amazing executive team at CSC.  Mike Lawrie, the CEO and his team have asked me to lead the technologists at CSC toward three declared technical foci: Big Data, Cloud and Cyber-Security. Let me first say that I am incredibly thankful to EMC, an amazing leadership team and some massive talent.  During my 6 years I have seen massive innovation (from within), transformation (through execution),…