Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Resolution 2011

Life with a beautiful exception. We all have crossed some phases in life which are more or less same, but our experience changes our thinking and our thinking mature us for a particular belief. "I am fine with what I am" is the most commonly used abusive word can ever use. Catering 5+ years of my life in hard core IT, I want to re-define my approach. All I wanna be, is just more logically and calculative while articulating my thoughts and I want this to put in my DNA which I should carry everywhere I go. Thats my new year resolution, thats my dream to be a person of materialistic approach.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Oh Hello VPN-Cubed 2.0

Oh Hello VPN-Cubed 2.0: "VPN-Cubed 2.0 has arrived. Why 2.0? This release is a direct result of over two years of interaction with our customers understanding the specific requirements of use-cases from various industry verticals and geographies. VPN-Cubed 2.0 represents a major step forward adding functionality like the new Manager Firewall and API compatibility (more on those later).

As Pat outlined in his User Cloud posts (Part 1 Part 2), cloud computing (of course I'm talking IaaS), is a multi-layer environment with distinct separation of concerns between the physical providers, virtual providers, and the cloud users. VPN-Cubed focuses on the cloud user or cloud tenant. The model for traditional network devices is the big metal boxes we have worked with all these years. On the flip side, virtual networking, driven by the needs of enterprise application topologies, is a new use-case and implementing it takes some real lateral thinking. Virtual networks can be anywhere, anytime and they provide critical control functions for enterprises in the increasingly agile and often anonymous world of virtual/cloud infrastructure. VPN-Cubed 2.0 is the enterprise-ready networking solution for the User Cloud.

What's new in 2.0?
Below are some of the user experience improvements in this release. We have also updated the IPsec subsystem in the Datacenter Connect Editions.

Manager Firewall

We have added firewall capabilities at the Manager level to control traffic into and out of the VPN-Cubed Overlay Network. This adds an additional layer of security and control to your cloud deployments. The Manager Firewall is controlled via the Manager UI using IPTables syntax.

Manager API

The API provides programmatic access to the Manager and the overlay network. Configuration steps previously done via the Manager UI can now be performed via the command line or by script. See the Scriptable Overlay Networks post for more information on how the API can work with Context-Cubed.

The API tool can be downloaded (ZIP TAR) on the VPN-Cubed Edition pages along with documentation (Cloud Only Datacenter Connect).

Increased Access to Logs

Links to the logs is now provided via the UI making it easier for users to perform required monitoring and maintenance.

External Ping

Datacenter Connect Editions now come with an External Ping capability for configurations where a nearly permanent IPsec tunnel is required. The External Ping function sets up a continuous ping from the Manager to a destination behind the datacenter-based extranet device. The ping serves to keep the tunnel up by continually sending tunnel traffic.

Topology Naming

Many of our customers have complex deployments with multiple Managers and multiple overlay networks. Topology naming allows alpha numeric naming of individual topologies and Managers displayed on the Manager UI.

All new features are explained in the updated configuration documentation available for download in each Edition's launch instructions section on the website. Visit the VPN-Cubed homepage to see which Edition is right for your use-case.


Monday, October 11, 2010

HP, Intel and Yahoo! Attract Additional Contributors to Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Test Bed

HP, Intel and Yahoo! Attract Additional Contributors to Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Test Bed: "

PITTSBURGH, Pa., September 27, 2010 – HP, Intel Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. today announced that four new organizations will join Open Cirrus™, a global, multiple data center, open source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research. The announcement coincides with the 4th Open Cirrus Summit hosted by Carnegie Melon University and Intel Labs Pittsburgh in cooperation with HP and Yahoo!

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Anger Management: Using Sentiment Analysis to Manage Online Communities

Anger Management: Using Sentiment Analysis to Manage Online Communities: "

Last week, Yahoo! Labs scientist Elizabeth Churchill and Pomona College's Sara Owsley Sood presented their paper, Anger Management: Using Sentiment Analysis to Manage Online Communities', at the Grace Hopper conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Below is a list of the coverage in Scientific America and WIRED.

Anger Management for Online Trolls

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Yahoo! Scratches the Surface of the Internet

Yahoo! Scratches the Surface of the Internet: "

Originally aired on KGO-TV (ABC) on August 11, 2010

By David Louie

Search engines like Google or Yahoo! know a lot about what you search for, but they also are learning a lot about you. Yahoo has several hundred research scientists on the prowl. ABC7 went to see what they are up to.

As good as search engines are, there is an important question that cannot be answered with a few keystrokes.

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Yahoo! Wants to Blind the Competition With Science

Yahoo! Wants to Blind the Competition With Science: "

Originally Published on on August 17, 2010

By Ryan Singel

Imagine a world where your favorite webpage doesn’t even exist until you go there, and then it’s exactly what you hoped it would be, and it makes you viscerally happy. Prabhakar Raghavan is thinking about just that, and as the chief scientist for Yahoo! he’s actually in a position to make it possible.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Three Reasons to Cloud Compute

The Three Reasons to Cloud Compute: "

This video explains how cloud computing is becoming essential to be competitive, to be green, and to enable innovation. It is produced and presented by Christopher Barnatt, author of "A Brief Guide to Cloud Computing", and Associate Professor of Computing and Future Studies in Nottingham University Business School. For more information on cloud computing please watch the other videos here or visit


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Featured Researcher: Nilesh Dalvi

Featured Researcher: Nilesh Dalvi: "

Research Scientist Nilesh Dalvi couldn’t get enough of puzzles as a child. “My father is a connoisseur of puzzles and brainteasers,” he said, describing how he was deeply influenced. “I couldn’t wait to go to the stores to find the newest puzzles and games.”

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Cloud Computing Use Cases White Paper : "Moving to the Cloud" proposed topic for V5.

Cloud Computing Use Cases White Paper : "Moving to the Cloud" proposed topic for V5.: "As previously posted, Version 4 of the Cloud Compouting Use Cases
White Paper was published June 30th and can be accessed at
[link] .

We asked for input for a topic for V5 and based on the feedback to
date, the topic "Moving to the Cloud" has percolated to the top.

As we move into Version 5 and Moving to the Cloud, a sample of the


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yahoo! News Bytes: Countdown to Zero & Yahoo + Facebook Integration

Yahoo! News Bytes: Countdown to Zero & Yahoo + Facebook Integration: "

About This News Bytes Episode:

Hollywood comes to Silcon Valley as the producers of An Inconvenient Truth unspool their latest documentary at Yahoo! Headquaters in Sunnyvale, Ca. It’s called Countdown to Zero and it focuses on what the film calls the “extinction level threat” posed by nucelar weapons. News Bytes gets an exclusive interview with the movie’s producers, Jeff Skoll and Lawrence Bender. Also, Yahoo! gets social with new Facebook integration. Pamela Woon brings you the latest from inside Yahoo!

About The Yahoo! Digital Media Bureau:

The Yahoo! Digital Media Bureau is a team of Emmy-nominated, multi-platform content creators who innovate and produce original video content, from webisodes to webumentaries. The Yahoo! Digital Media bureau is responsible for the weekly feature, Yahoo! News Bytes, which peels back the layer on everything Yahoo! The Bureau also produces the weekly Yahoo! Trends segment, which focuses on what’s trending in entertainment, pop culture and tech. Yahoo! Trends is distributed on broadcast television and seen throughout the United States.


What the Hell is Cloud Computing?

What the Hell is Cloud Computing?: "

The Chief Geeks of Nasdaq and HP give the 30-second answer. There's been a lot of buzz about Cloud Computing the last few weeks. For those of us with our feet still on the ground, a panel of top CIOs and CTOs gave the executive overview at last week's Summit at Stanford. Anna Ewing invites us to think "distribution": Take high-powered enterprise technology and make it available to the masses via the internet. Russ Daniels of HP talks about the more practical aspect of cloud computing. He believes the essential ingredient is virtualization--getting someone else's computer to do your work for you. This brings down your company's operational costs, freeing up capital while making your company overall more efficient. But it's not all about the bottom line, says's Polly Sumner. Cloud computing also makes enterprise software more human -- SaaS providers are driven to deliver superior customer service, since clients can leave at any time. Imagine that -- technology forcing us to be more human. Check out the video for more.


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Monday, May 17, 2010

Boys Town Says “Yahoo!” Over $25,000 Donation

Boys Town Says “Yahoo!” Over $25,000 Donation: "


We gave a Yahoo! yodel here at Boys Town recently when Yahoo! employees Seth Dallaire, Marcus Gallo and Jason Johnson surprised us with a check for $25,000! We were blown away by their generosity!

What’s really neat to me is that how both Yahoo! and Boys Town are beacons that help people find their way. Yahoo! helps people find what they’re looking for on the internet and Boys Town helps kids and families find the help they need – and now Yahoo! is helping us do just that.

To know the care these funds are going to make available to struggling children and families amazes me. Many of them have lost their way in a confusing world. Maybe mom’s lost her job and has turned to alcohol, or Susie is skipping school to spend time with her older boyfriend. There are a thousand scenarios for the children and families we help. But what they all have in common is that they need guidance. They’re traveling down the wrong path and Boys Town has the map to success they need.

It is because of individuals and companies like Yahoo! that Boys Town is able to provide life-changing youth care and health care to nearly 370,000 children and families every year.

It all started with a dream by one man, Father Edward Flanagan, in 1917 to change the way America cared for children. His small house in Omaha, Neb., has grown to 12 sites across the country and is one of the top youth care models in the world. We provide not only physical healing, but emotional and spiritual healing as well. Father Flanagan understood the importance a person’s spiritual life has in getting better. It is an increase in spirituality and awareness of self that make the biggest difference in the life of a child.

A man who uses the character changes he sees to mold successful men is Boys Town High School Football Head Coach Kevin Kush. With Coach Kush, many of the youth in our care are part of a team for the first time. They are all working together to accomplish a common goal. Just as Coach Kush inspires his players every day on the field, Coach Kush inspired Yahoo! employees at a conference he spoke at in Phoenix. This was just the beginning of our organizations joining together to better the community.


We are incredibly thankful for the mission-driven folks at Yahoo! who are making so much possible for our children. We know times are tough, but this is when the need for our care is at its highest. Yahoo! is making that care possible.

God’s Blessings,

Father Steven Boes

Boys Town National Executive Director


“100 Movies to See Before You Die” – You Better Get Started

“100 Movies to See Before You Die” – You Better Get Started: "

Many late night coffee runs, impassioned arguments, and hundreds of edits later, we couldn’t be more proud of Yahoo! Movies’ second installment of the “100 Movies to See Before You Die” list. This time we focused on the “Modern Classics” – movies that shaped pop culture and ushered in the next phase of film-making over the last 20 years.

We realize there are many movie lists out there, but several things set Yahoo! Movies and our definitive “100 Movies to See Before You Die” lists apart from the others. To begin with, we do not concentrate solely on American fare —over 20% of the “Modern Classics” are movies from abroad, representing France, China and other countries. What also sets us apart is the painstaking attention we paid to creating a full representation of the last two decades of cinema. Whether your movie preferences are based upon laughs or tears, this is a list that has more than a few options for everyone.

Creating this list was incredibly enjoyable, but the fun really starts when we go live with the list: it’s your comments and honest opinions we most look forward to. Just a few short days after posting the list, we have now received over 5,000 comments on the site, not including Facebook and Twitter responses. As die-hard film fans we love nothing more than a healthy discourse about the 100 films you’ll see on Yahoo! Movies. So enjoy and please weigh in!

-Sean Phillips, Executive Producer Yahoo Movies


Yahoo's search model developing a new face

Yahoo's search model developing a new face: "

Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle

April 29, 2010

by James Temple

Yahoo Inc. stresses that it's still in the online search business, but a series of papers and presentations the company is unveiling at a major conference this week underscore how navigating the Web has less to do with the search box and blue links we know so well.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing: "

Short video showing how cloud computing will help us in the future.


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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ajay Srihari
Service Manager, Hewlett Packard.

"Ajay’s skills are the defining invariance"

I changed some four companies and joined HP in 2009. Jan 9th ’09 was the first day when I first met Ajay. The first question he asked all of us [J&J Engineers],”Who is your Manager? Where is Ajay, anyone has seen him?” I tried looking into his ID badge, but it was back side front. I though Ajay to be my functional manager rather people manager as he distributed the list of my Username/password and asked me to login to ensure and verify if everything is okay.

Ajay is not only decisive, intelligent, and aggressive, but caring, sensitive, and personable. He is able to handle conflict and have the ability to develop solutions to complex problems.

People skills are probably one of the most important qualities that Ajay possess. When something goes wrong, or a decision needs to be made; people look to him for assistance.

Ajay stresses more on individual growth and team building. His passion towards technology is next to none and his way to sense the issue & acknowledge adds another kodachi into his arsenal as a Manager.

While writing this blog, I tried recalling all previous managers, I worked to single out the best qualities of manager's that I experienced in the past. I fell short of words to describe Ajay, but to write – his skills are the defining invariance. Ajay’s analogical skills are injected in his communication. He is daring manager who loves to give opportunities and make his employee feel motivated to achieve their finale goal.

Ajay is an excellent manager to work with, a friend to share your feelings, a techxpert to get his vision and ideas and above all – A person who gives more values to Emotional Intelligence.

~Raju Singh

Monday, February 15, 2010

Introducing Google Buzz

Introducing Google Buzz: "We've blogged before about our thoughts on the social web, steps we've taken to add social features to our products, and efforts like OpenSocial that propose common tools for building social apps. With more and more communication happening online, the social web has exploded as the primary way to share interesting stuff, tell the world what you're up to in real-time and stay more connected to more people. In today's world of status messages, tweets and update streams, it's increasingly tough to sort through it all, much less engage in meaningful conversations.

Our belief is that organizing the social information on the web — finding relevance in the noise — has become a large-scale challenge, one that Google's experience in organizing information can help solve. We've recently launched innovations like real-time search and Social Search, and today we're taking another big step with the introduction of a new product, Google Buzz.

Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail. Buzz brings this network to the surface by automatically setting you up to follow the people you email and chat with the most. We focused on building an easy-to-use sharing experience that richly integrates photos, videos and links, and makes it easy to share publicly or privately (so you don't have to use different tools to share with different audiences). Plus, Buzz integrates tightly with your existing Gmail inbox, so you're sure to see the stuff that matters most as it happens in real time.

We're rolling out Buzz to all Gmail accounts over the next few days, so if you don't see it in your account yet, check back soon. We also plan to make Google Buzz available to businesses and schools using Google Apps, with added features for sharing within organizations.

On your phone, Google Buzz is much more than just a small screen version of the desktop experience. Mobile devices add an important component to sharing: location. Posts tagged with geographical information have an extra dimension of context — the answer to the question 'where were you when you shared this?' can communicate so much. And when viewed in aggregate, the posts about a particular location can paint an extremely rich picture of that place. Check out the Mobile Blog for more info about all of the ways to use Buzz on your phone, from a new mobile web app to a Buzz layer in Google Maps for mobile.

We've relied on other services' openness in order to build Buzz (you can connect Flickr and Twitter from Buzz in Gmail), and Buzz itself is not designed to be a closed system. Our goal is to make Buzz a fully open and distributed platform for conversations. We're building on a suite of open protocols to create a complete read/write developer API, and we invite developers to join us on Google Code to see what is available today and to learn more about how to participate.

We really hope you enjoy the experiences we've built within Gmail and for mobile phones. If you want to learn more, visit We look forward to continuing to evolve and improve Google Buzz based on your feedback.

Update on 2/10: The video from yesterday's Google Buzz launch event is now available:

Posted by Todd Jackson, Product Manager, Gmail and Google Buzz


Think big with a gig: Our experimental fiber network

Think big with a gig: Our experimental fiber network: "Imagine sitting in a rural health clinic, streaming three-dimensional medical imaging over the web and discussing a unique condition with a specialist in New York. Or downloading a high-definition, full-length feature film in less than five minutes. Or collaborating with classmates around the world while watching live 3-D video of a university lecture. Universal, ultra high-speed Internet access will make all this and more possible. We've urged the FCC to look at new and creative ways to get there in its National Broadband Plan – and today we're announcing an experiment of our own.

We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.

Our goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better and faster for everyone. Here are some specific things that we have in mind:
  • Next generation apps: We want to see what developers and users can do with ultra high-speeds, whether it's creating new bandwidth-intensive 'killer apps' and services, or other uses we can't yet imagine.
  • New deployment techniques: We'll test new ways to build fiber networks, and to help inform and support deployments elsewhere, we'll share key lessons learned with the world.
  • Openness and choice: We'll operate an 'open access' network, giving users the choice of multiple service providers. And consistent with our past advocacy, we'll manage our network in an open, non-discriminatory and transparent way.
Like our WiFi network in Mountain View, the purpose of this project is to experiment and learn. Network providers are making real progress to expand and improve high-speed Internet access, but there's still more to be done. We don't think we have all the answers – but through our trial, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the shared goal of delivering faster and better Internet for everyone.

As a first step, today we're putting out a request for information (RFI) to help identify interested communities. We welcome responses from local government, as well as members of the public. If you'd like to respond, visit this page to learn more, or check out our video:

We'll collect responses until March 26, and will announce our target communities later this year. Stay tuned.

Posted by Minnie Ingersoll and James Kelly, Product Managers