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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:45:00 EDTThose that lead are able to collect and analyze data that followers can't. Think about the first climber to reach the top of the mountain, they have a new and different view slower followers don't. If you believe, as I do, that understanding data is the secret sauce of the digitally transformed enterprise, then having data not available to your competitors is a treasure! Those that achieve digital transformation before their competitors will have advantages - and advantages have advantages. Not only do they have new experiences and new data to analyze and understand, they are able to develop and implement new strategies that make no sense to slower competitors without access to the new data. The digitally transformed can act on data invisible to slower competitors.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:30:00 EDTCloud analytics is dramatically altering business intelligence. Some businesses will capitalize on these promising new technologies and gain key insights that’ll help them gain competitive advantage. And others won’t. Whether you’re a business leader, an IT manager, or an analyst, we want to help you and the people you need to influence with a free copy of “Cloud Analytics for Dummies,” the essential guide to this explosive new space for business intelligence.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 08:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere, IT is empowered to take control of their data centers. Stratoscale is offering a Hyperconverged cloud supporting OpenStack out of the box.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 07:00:00 EDTThe cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating to the cloud is a simple affair – just call up a cloud provider and your wishes come true. The reality is quite different, however, as enterprises struggle with a wide variety of migration issues, from security to overtaxed IT teams and everything in-between.
Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:15:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 1@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, high-productivity enterprise web applications for any device. SmartClient couples the industry’s broadest, deepest UI component set with a java server framework to deliver an end-to-end solution for building web applications.
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:30:00 EDTWith major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.
Sat, 20 Feb 2016 05:00:00 ESTSilver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communication on both 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies, integrating 4G LTE communications, and delivering simplified modularity for easier device integration. These Gen5 platform enhancements, coupled with Silver Spring’s existing multi-application, range, latency, scale, distributed intelligence, and power optimization capabilities, further enable utilities, cities and other Internet of Things (IOT) device and application providers to deliver multiple applications on a single, unified network without compromising reliability, speed, security, or cost.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:00:00 ESTA recent business conversation led to the establishment of the fact that the datacenter business is becoming much more cutthroat than ever. Price wars, advanced offerings, upsells and what not are the usual tactics that have been used, but now competing forces are pressuring data center providers to go beyond the usual and utilize something new. Data center businesses are now relying more and more on leveraging strategic footprints, global presence and larger capabilities to educate and work with customers at a local level. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 3 million data centers. With data center services more abundant than grocery stores, how will the model sustain itself and what will determine the winners from the losers? My answer to that news is granularity.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:15:00 ESTWhen I was in college, I would drive the 1040 miles from Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee to my parent’s house in Rhode Island for things like summer vacation and semester break. It seemed to take forever, especially through Pennsylvania where the state speed limit at the time was 55mph. I always tried to complete it straight through yet would inevitably start the head drop and would fall asleep at some rest stop in Connecticut, about 3 hours from my goal. This is back when they still had toll booths on the Connecticut turnpike.
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 21:30:00 ESTWebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, introduced the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas such as entertainment, video surveillance, interactive media broadcasting, gaming or advertising. He concluded with a discussion of their potential business applications beyond plain call models.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:45:00 EDTThe Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will addresses this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 14:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SUSE provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed - today and tomorrow.
Sat, 30 May 2015 12:00:00 EDTSchwab Institutional, a leading provider of custodial, operational and trading support for more than 5,000 independent investment advisors today announced an enhanced package of offers that will help entrepreneurial advisors who choose to leave traditional financial services companies start their own independent firms. The new offers include expanded partnerships with a national insurance broker and major commercial real estate firm, a lending program pilot, and expanded service teams. In addition, Schwab Institutional is launching a new public web site and an advertising campaign to educate advisors about the benefits of the independent model.
Sun, 10 May 2015 13:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced that Blue Box has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Blue Box delivers Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) to a worldwide customer base. Built on a technology platform leveraging decades of operational expertise in cloud and distributed systems, Blue Box Cloud is a managed private cloud product available in both hosted and on-prem versions. Each Blue Box Cloud is run on dedicated hardware, powered by OpenStack and fully managed by our global team of infrastructure experts. Blue Box Cloud delivers the core benefits of both public and private clouds in one offering and provides the control, performance and security customers need in a wide range of industries, including healthcare & life sciences, financial services, digital media & entertainment, gaming, technology and retail.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:00:00 ESTCloud Technology Partners on Wednesday announced it has been recognized by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards as one of the Best Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partners. Selected by the editors of TechTarget's SearchDataCenter.com, and by votes from customers and strategic channel partners, the companies acknowledged by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards represent the top providers of cloud consulting services for AWS including application migration, application development, infrastructure modernization, DevOps and more.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:30:00 ESTI saw more discussion on big data at CES 2015 this week, compared to previous years. Everyone talked about data as the central core of everything. The IoT (Internet of Things), NFC (near Field Communication) and M2M (Machine to Machine) communication are enabling pieces for many industries - security monitoring, asset and inventory tracking, healthcare, process control, building environment monitoring, vehicle tracking and telemetry, in-store customer engagement and digital signage. Big data is the big deal here. The Big Data ecosystem includes - cloud computing, M2M/IoT, dumb terminal 2.0 (devices getting dumber - more cloud, better broadband, less about storage and more about broadband access and high quality display), and analysis. The big data business is slated to be a $200B business in 2015. Every company must insert the big data ecosystem into their future roadmap or get left out. The key here is not the technology, but its business value.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:00:00 ESTSimply by having access, privileged users may unwittingly put data at risk – or be used by an outside actor as a conduit for siphoning data. Unsurprisingly, privileged accounts are very attractive targets for attackers seeking to leverage access privileges for their own nefarious purposes. Therefore, it’s completely accurate to say that all privileged users – regardless of whether or not they have bad intentions – can be considered an “insider threat.”
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:00:00 EST(article written for the Scality blog) It has been six years since I wrote my first object storage blog, even though I didn’t mention object storage in that specific article. I had my head in the clouds as our early cloud startup was being acquired by Sun Microsystem when someone asked me to write a […](image)
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:00:00 ESTIn high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:00:00 ESTOSCON – O'Reilly Open Source Convention – taking place July 20–24, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors. In the early days, this trailblazing O'Reilly event was focused on changing mainstream business thinking and practices; today OSCON is about how the close partnership between business and the open source community is building the future. That future is everywhere you look.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 23:00:00 ESTWorking with Big Data is challenging, especially when decision makers depend on market insights and intelligence from your data but don’t have quick access to it or find it unusable. In their session at 15th Cloud Expo, Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia; Zel Bianco, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Interactive Edge of Solgenia; and Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder at Solgenia, will discuss how a revolutionary cloud-based BI along with mobile analytics is already changing the way organizations rely on data for decisions that affect operations as well as strategy. Also learn how combined predictive analytics, data modelling, mobile, and cloud BI are fast changing the key decision-making mechanisms in the enterprise.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDTBSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:15:00 EDTThe Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dave Duggal, Founder and Managing Director of EnterpriseWeb LLC, will focus on public-private work being done today to identify the IoT standards, architecture, frameworks and security needed to enable and accelerate the $32 trillion opportunity ahead.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:30:00 EDTIxia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:00:00 EDTCome learn about what you need to consider when moving your data to the cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Skyla Loomis, a Program Director of Cloudant Development at Cloudant, will discuss the security, performance, and operational implications of keeping your data on premise, moving it to the cloud, or taking a hybrid approach. She will use real customer examples to illustrate the tradeoffs, key decision points, and how to be successful with a cloud or hybrid cloud solution.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:45:00 EDTThe devil made him do it. Or maybe it's that the devil is in the details for Matt Olander, Chief Science Officer of iXsystems and a long-time contributor to FreeBSD. A red devil icon plays a prominent role in this NAS storage company's branding and image, which is open souce “in everything we do,” according to the company. The company now has decades of experience “producing rock-solid solutions on an open source foundation. With more than1,000 clients, we have a proven history of building and delivering the right solution every time - for open source and beyond,” the company says. We thought we'd find out what Matt has to say about open source and the state of NAS storage today: Cloud Computing Journal: What advantages does NAS storage bring as cloud computing continues to grow? Matt Olander: Network Attached Storage (NAS) allows new or existing cloud-computing platforms to easily extend storage capacity as service offerings grow. Since FreeNAS & TrueNAS offer both block & file access, no matter what architecture a deployment is using, our NAS solution can easily integrate into the chosen environment. CCJ: What advantages have you seen Open Source provide for your customers? Matt: There are many advantages offered by leveraging Open Source. Using Open Source alleviates one of the main problems with current storage solutions, which is vendor lock-in. By deploying something that is based on an Open Source solution, a client is free to explore other options and can rest assured knowing that they have other options at all times during the lifecycle of their investment. Using Open Source can reduce costs by eliminating or reducing the proprietary licensing fees of a commercial, closed-source solution. An Open Source solution also typically means that there are more people looking at the source-code. This means that the Open Source alternative can be more secure as well as higher quality, since more people are using, trying, and reviewing the software. CCJ: What sort of trends do you see as cloud, Big Data, and the IoT grow? For example, the growth of solid-state storage. Matt: According to Science Daily last year, 90% of the world's data has been generated over the last 2 years. This is not slowing down and in fact, as more people and devices access the Internet, the need for storing and analyzing that data is growing. We are moving into a time where devices at home will communicate with devices at work and even devices on the consumers body, in the form of wearable technology. All of these devices will benefit from a centralized location to share and store data. Storage will get faster and cheaper while the need for that storage will continue to grow.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:00:00 EDTThe Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness, and in-car entertainment and this excitement will bleed into other areas. On the commercial side, more manufacturers will embed sensors in their products and connect them to the Internet to monitor their performance and offer pro-active maintenance services. As a result, engineers who know how to incorporate software and networking into their mechanical designs will become more in demand.
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDTCode Halos – aka “digital fingerprints” - are the key organizing principle to understand a) how dumb things become smart and b) how to monetize this dynamic. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ben Pring, Co-Director (AVP), Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions, will outline research, analysis and recommendations from his recently published book on this phenomena on the way leading edge organizations like GE and Disney are unlocking the IoT opportunity and what steps your organization should be taking to position itself for the next platform of digital competition.
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:30:00 EDT"Big data" gets all the press - but for the vast majority of people who work with data, it's the proliferation of "little data" that impacts us the most. What do I mean by little data? I'm referring to the proliferation of various SaaS and Cloud-based applications, on-premises applications, databases, spreadsheets, log files, data files and so forth. Many organizations are plagued with multiple instances of the same applications or multiple applications from different vendors that do essentially the same thing. These are the applications and data that run today's enterprise - and they're a mess.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:00:00 EDTThe Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. In addition, as more internet-enabled ‘Things' get connected, people will rely on DNS to name and find their fridges, toasters and toilets.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:00:00 EDTThe Open Group and BriefingsDirect recently assembled a distinguished panel at The Open Group Boston Conference 2014 to explore the practical implications and limits of the Internet of Things. This so-called Internet of Things means more data, more cloud connectivity and management, and an additional tier of “things” that are going to be part of the mobile edge -- and extending that mobile edge ever deeper into even our own bodies. Yet the Internet of Things is more than the “things” – it means a higher order of software platforms. For example, if we are going to operate data centers with new dexterity thanks to software-defined networking (SDN) and storage (SDS) -- indeed the entire data center being software-defined (SDDC) -- then why not a software-defined automobile, or factory floor, or hospital operating room -- or even a software-defined city block or neighborhood?
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:00:00 EDTIs your organization struggling to deal with skyrocketing volumes of digital assets? The amount of data is growing exponentially and organizations are having a hard time managing this growth. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Amar Kapadia, Senior Director of Open Cloud Strategy at Seagate, will walk through the essential considerations when developing a cloud storage strategy. In this discussion, you will understand the challenges IT is facing, why companies need to move to cloud, and how the right cloud model can help your business economically overcome the data struggle.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:45:00 EDTVideo management and delivery has become increasingly challenging due to the diversity of solutions, mobile devices, platforms and video formats. As a result, companies are often required to piece together multiple solutions and vendors to get what they need. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Ralf Jacob, Chief Revenue Officer at Verizon Digital Media Services, addresses the challenges of streaming live and on-demand adaptive video to multiple platforms and devices by moving the workflow from hardware-dependent infrastructure to software and cloud-based infrastructure. He will demonstrate how Verizon Digital Media Services eliminates complexity instead of managing it, with a simpler, more scalable approach that significantly reduces costs.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:00:00 EDTFor the last hundred years, the desk phone has been a staple of every business. The landline has been a lifeline to customers and colleagues as the primary means of communication – even as email threatened to render the telephone obsolete. For some purposes, like conference calling, there was simply no substitute. That is, until a few years ago. With all due respect and apologies to Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, the desk phone is becoming just one solution, out of many devices, used for the modern business world. The idea of tethered, point-in-time communications has become a major limiting factor to business growth as new technologies have given companies the ability to grow faster than the conventional on-premise PBX infrastructure could accommodate.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:00:00 EDTThe consumption economy is here and so are cloud applications and solutions that offer more than subscription and flat fee models and at the same time are available on a pure consumption model, which not only reduces IT spend but also lowers infrastructure costs, and offers ease of use and availability. In their session at 15th Cloud Expo, Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, and Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia, will discuss this shifting dynamic with an example of a top European Telco provider. Find out how they are leveraging the power of acloud-based consumption model services to offer more value to the mass market and enable a new revenue model that embraces the true meaning of the Third Industrial Revolution.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:00:00 EDTIf cloud computing benefits are so clear, why have so few enterprises migrated their mission-critical apps? The answer is often inertia and FUD. No one ever got fired for not moving to the cloud – not yet. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Hoch, SVP, Cloud Advisory Service at Virtustream, will discuss the six key steps to justify and execute your MCA cloud migration.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:45:00 EDTCloud based NOC provides a robust platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling the deployment of applications in hosted or cloud (private or public) environments that automatically scale to meet demand, from the first prototype to field pilot tests and production systems. Cloud NOC offers easy integration with Internet of Things (IoT) -- connected Smart Objects devices, remote network management, secure data transport and storage, data visualization, and export capability. Web services facilitate integration with external systems, simplifying the development of applications using device data.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:00:00 EDTWhile there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster, leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure, giving the developer a very flexible resource pool that they can leverage and IT is eager to do the same. In this Power Panel at 2nd DevOps Summit moderated by Cloud Expo Tech Chair Larry Carvalho, Bernard Golden, VP, Strategy at ActiveState; Andi Mann, VP of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies; John Willis, VP of Customer Enablement at Stateless Networks; Randy Bias, Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudscaling; and Vasu Sankhavaram, Chief Strategist of DevOps and Cross Portfolio Architecture Alignment within HP Software, discuss this movement that is delivering frictionless IT to the enterprise.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:45:00 EDTWith Octoblu emerging from stealth mode, it seemed like a good idea to talk to a couple of key people there. We were able to do just that with company co-founders Geir Ramleth and Chris Matthieu. Geir Ramleth serves as CEO. He was named to CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame in 2008, and served as SVP/CIO of the Bechtel Group for more than a decade during his career. Chris Matthieu serves as CTO and has a global reputation as an innovator in emerging technologies. Chris also serves as our Tech Chair at @ThingsExpo. Octoblu will utilize Meshblu (formerly code named SkyNetIM), an open source machine-to-machine (M2M) instant messaging platform that Chris created. Meshblu can be used for the discovery, control and management of any API-based software application, any hardware or appliance, or social media network. Here's what we asked Chris, and here's what he had to say: IOT Journal: This seems like a culmination of a lot of work you've previously done with SkyNet and other projects? How long have you had a vision for IoT connectivity? Chris Matthieu: I've been watching the IoT space evolve for several years now. Our open source SkyNet.im project, which is the basis for Octoblu Meshblu, came from an idea around M2M instant messaging. With a market full of smart devices, sensors, and proprietary protocols, Meshblu will enable any device using any protocol to connect to a single IoT platform capable of discovering and messaging any other device. Before creating SkyNet, I was building Twelephone, the WebRTC-powered Twitter telephone). This project was technically rewarding, but I soon realized that people seem to prefer messaging people throughout the day rather than actually "talking" to people as they work. This led me to the idea of people "chatting" with machines! After numerous strategy sessions with Geir, we realized that both of these ideas (SkyNet and Twelephone) were closely related. However, they are only half of the story. We founded Octoblu to connect, control, and manage the communications and automation across people, things, systems, and clouds. IoT Journal: What are your main technical priorities for the next year or so? Chris: At this point we see the key technology areas for development as being in the areas of security and rights management, building broad and deep connectivity services, and continued hardening and platform flexibility for scalability of deployments. IoT Journal: What key hurdles does the IoT industry face in achieving connectivity across platforms, apps, devices, and other "things”? Chris: Although we will see that cross platform, apps, devices, etc. integration will be simplified, the technical challenges will be how to keep this coordinated and orchestrated in such a manner that we don’t get “lost” in the details. The hurdles will be that we have to also get meaningful integrations in the layers of security, rights management, quality of service and assurance of performance. Geir also had some comments about th[...]
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:00:00 ESTHP Thursday put out an x86 server it claims is purpose-built for Big Data. It says existing architectures aren’t designed to handle the specific needs of Big Data workloads such as Hadoop, MPP data warehouses, Big Data analytics and object stores, and that early deployments have returned suboptimal results in terms of performance and cost. It claims its new wonder will save the user up to $1 million over three years. As the kind of ultra-dense solution required by these workloads, the new HP ProLiant SL4500 server series is supposed to provide maximum performance, productivity and cost-effectiveness. It’s said to consume up to 50% less space and 61% less power for 31% less money while using 63% fewer cables.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:02:09 EDTFollowing from the launch of Service Pack 1 (SP1), Liquid Technologies Ltd, a private software supplier, based in the UK, have announced that Liquid XML Studio 2012, their flagship xml software, right now features better XML C# code generation functionality. The most up-to-date 2012 version containing SP1, has considerable C code generation upgrades plus general performance and stability enhancements. A few of these new C# capabilities include Liquid Runtime support for Linux gcc 4.3.3 32bit C# as well as Linux gcc 4.3.3 64bit C# - and plenty of some other new features and also advancements. The produced C# code is basically platform independent and may also be used on Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, Mac, embedded computers along with more lesser known systems.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:17:48 EDTRight after the successful release of Liquid XML Studio 2012, a sophisticated xml editor and all-inclusive XML toolkit and IDE, Liquid Technologies are delighted to declare the launch of Service Pack 1, containing a host of extra features along with general functionality and stability improvements. Some of the Liquid XML Studio 2012 latest features include a completely new xml datamapper, Silverlight 5 code generation and Liquid runtime, improved WSDL 2.0 validation, an even better Large File Editor, Liquid Runtime support for Linux gcc 4.3.3 32bit C - and a lot of other new features and enhancements.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:18:00 ESTNAS devices offer an affordable compromise to investing in more expensive server solutions for small businesses. "Every small business with a network needs a server to share and secure data. NAS devices are an easy solution, but they don't provide the powerful features that would make them an ideal replacement to a server," says Warren Luebkeman, CEO of Resara LLC. "We wanted to develop a solution that would bridge the gap between NAS products and small business servers. A simple appliance that shares data, and also has advanced features like a domain controller for network management." Earlier this year, Resara LLC launched its line of OfficeBox server appliances, which offer the simplicity of a NAS solution, but pack the powerful features of a traditional small business server. "With this product, a business can configure a network with an Active Directory compatible domain controller, add users, setup DNS and DHCP, and create file shares and drive maps in just a few minutes," says Mr. Luebkeman, "There is nothing else like it on the market."
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:35:00 ESTSooner or later, every organization faces with necessity of creating computer inventory reports on hardware and software installed. Creating dozens of reports manually is very time consuming and requires a lot of patience. Imagine a network with hundreds of computers and other network devices. The manual computer inventory procedure would take a few weeks or even longer. In this case, the dedicated network computer inventory software for automatic data gathering and creating reports has a lot of advantages over the standard manual inventory process.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:15:00 EDTHere is my 'five-minute XML' series where by I give you scheduled byte size guides. Today's issue is good for those people that happen to be starting out with XML. In "XML Schema - Overview" (5 Minute XML #7), I reported the need for a schema definition language. I defined principle syntax for the purpose of indicating the namespace from the schema document and W3C URI (for referencing components and attributes not defined from the targetNamespace). In conclusion I referred to the following schema attribute:
Thu, 19 May 2011 15:55:00 EDTIn the software development services industry -- people are the software company's #1 asset. With pressure to deliver faster with fewer resources, increasingly distributed teams, and savvy customers -- software companies need to find ways to build capable leaders within their organizations. But how are next-generation tech leaders built? I spoke to Mike Lim, VP for Engineering at Exist, who by the way is currently enrolled at the prestigious Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program, about this and here's my non-verbatim summary of our short exchange.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:12:00 EDTProduction Monitoring is about ensuring the stability and health of our system, that also includes the application. A lot of times we encounter production systems that concentrate on System Monitoring, under the assumption that a stable system leads to stable and healthy applications. So let’s see what System Monitoring can tell us about our Application. Let’s take a very simple two tier Web Application:
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:36:00 ESTData Base solutions AG (DBS) in Switzerland calculates that European mainframe sites pay IBM 500 million euros – that’s $650 million – more than they have to every year because of a gimmick that has ironically been dubbed IBM’s “generosity factor.” That, it figures, is two euros or $2.70 out of the pocket of every man, woman and child in the European Union since consumers ultimately wind up paying the price of IBM’s generosity. DBS came to make the calculation in case it decides to complain to the European Commission about IBM. The EC opened a monopoly maintenance investigation of IBM last summer on complaints from other ISVs. The Justice Department is also conducting a similar probe.