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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:30:00 ESTThe pace of innovation, vendor lock-in, production sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and managing risk… In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, discussed how CIOs are challenged finding the balance of finding the right tools, technology and operational model that serves the business the best. He also discussed how clouds, open source software and infrastructure solutions have benefits but also drawbacks and how workload and operational portability between vendors and platforms give control back to the users and drives innovation.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:30:00 ESTData is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization in a “as-a-service” cloud model, and discussed the role that the data lake plays in monetizing the organization’s growing wealth of data.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:15:00 ESTAs the race for the presidency heats up, IT leaders would do well to recall the famous catchphrase from Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 campaign against George H. W. Bush: “It’s the economy, stupid.” That catchphrase is important, because IT economics are important. Especially when it comes to cloud. Application performance management (APM) for the cloud may turn out to be as much about those economics as it is about customer experience.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:00:00 ESTThe 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:45:00 ESTThe many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation; Alan Williamson, Principal at ParkerGale Capital; Chris Matthieu, Director IoT Engineering at Citrix; and Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst at Flatiron Strategies looked at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analytics that bring its full value to the enterprise. The era of Big Data and "Little Big Data" has arrived, and will soon be eating an enterprise near you!
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:45:00 ESTSYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint, a leading digital experience intelligence company, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint Systems is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into your customer-critical services to help you consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed for digital business, Catchpoint is the only end-user experience monitoring (EUM) platform that can simultaneously capture, index and analyze object-level performance data inline across the most extensive monitor types and node coverage, enabling a smarter, faster way to preempt issues and optimize service delivery. More than 350 customers in over 30 countries trust Catchpoint to strengthen their brand and grow their businesses.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:45:00 ESTTechnology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT deployments can go bad, and in some cases downright ugly, when firms focus on the wrong things and fail to be transparent with their customers concerning data ownership and usage surveillance.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:45:00 ESTWith all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now all corporate assets – people, objects, and spaces – can share information about themselves and their surroundings. And this data can help make better decisions through improved insights.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:00:00 ESTIn his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:00 ESTThe U.S. Presidential election is finally over. The protests are winding down, they’ve stopped burning cars in Oakland (for now), and the talks of California succession are waning. But I am struggling to return to “normal” because in this election, truth got hammered. Many candidates treated opinions as “truth” and a large portion of the American public grabbed a hold of these “truths” as gospel. It may have been a good time to be in the “fact checking” business, but I’m not sure how effective even the fact checkers could be given the spontaneous nature of “opinions as facts” being thrown around, not to mention the people who create fake news intentionally.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 04:00:00 EST"Qosmos has launched L7Viewer, a network traffic analysis tool, so it analyzes all the traffic between the virtual machine and the data center and the virtual machine and the external world," stated Sebastien Synold, Product Line Manager at Qosmos, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 02:00:00 ESTWe have been seeing a sudden rise in the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL). It looks like the long “AI winter” is finally over. It is interesting to note that AI was mentioned by Alan Turing in a paper he wrote back in 1950 to suggest that there is possibility to build machines with true intelligence. Then in 1956, John McCarthy organized a conference at Dartmounth and coined the phrase Artificial Intelligence. Much of the next three decades did not see much activity and hence the phrase “AI Winter” was coined. Around 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue won the chess match against Kasparov. During the last few years, we saw deployments such as Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and IBM’s Watson (beating Jeopardy game show champions in 2011). In 2014, DeepMind team used a deep learning algorithm to create a program to win Atari games.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST"We are a custom software development, engineering firm. We specialize in cloud applications from helping customers that have on-premise applications migrating to the cloud, to helping customers design brand new apps in the cloud. And we specialize in mobile apps," explained Peter Di Stefano, Vice President of Marketing at Impiger Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:30:00 ESTWhat happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the lifecycle of people, systems and devices, transportation and fleet services are at risk of having connected, yet disparate systems.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:15:00 ESTI’m a huge fan of open source DevOps tools. I’m also a huge fan of scaling open source tools for the enterprise. But having talked with my fair share of companies over the years, one important thing I’ve learned is that you can’t scale your release process using open source tools alone. They simply require too much scripting and maintenance when used that way. Scripting may be fine for smaller organizations, but it’s not ok in an enterprise environment that includes many independent teams and tons of applications. You’ll end up with an unmanageable spaghetti factory. And who maintains those scripts? Your developers, some of the most talented and expensive folks in your organization. This is bad for the company, of course, but also for developers, who are much happier building code than doing maintenance work. Standardization is the answer and that’s where commercial tools come in.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:05:51 EDTOlisipo Learning in Portugal has a culture that is based on the constant search for new challenges. Recognized by their clients as the “Best HR Supplier”, they have placed more than 450 specialists into some of the country's most attractive and innovative IT projects. As a leading Portuguese IT sourcing partner, they also take the responsibility of managing and developing consultant skills very seriously. Olisipo's diversified and differentiating training experience accelerates professional success and enhances talent. As the only Portuguese IT company listed as a Top 500 Growth Company in Europe, they also contribute directly to the creation of jobs in the European Union. These are just a few of the reason why Olisipo has prioritize NCTA CloudMASTER® Certification in 2017 for their candidates, consultants and clients. allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/sZ0p4duewf8/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sZ0p4duewf8?feature=player_embedded" width="320">The current European Cloud Computing Policy is set towards building a Digital Single Market Strategy through the European Cloud Initiative, the European Free Flow of Data Initiative and the emerging issues related to ownership, access, portability of data and switching of cloud service providers. This is why Olisipo sees themselves as more than just a company, They see themselves as a "Sea of Opportunity" for those seeking to participate in the growth of cloud computing in Europe.In order to deliver on their promise of opportunity, 2017 CloudMASTER® Certification training is being delivered at their Lisbon office on the following dates:January 23-27, 2017 - Cloud Technologies: Managing the core set of cloud technologies.This course is designed for system administrators or prospective system administrators who have one year of experience working with Windows Server or other server platforms and who want to develop their evaluation, selection, and implementation skills for cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions that target businesses of all sizes.February 20-24, 2017 - Cloud Operations: Deploying, configuring, and administering Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.This course is designed for system administrators or cloud technologists who wish to further develop their skills for evaluating, deploying, and administering cloud services. This includes evaluating and selecting Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions and deploying applications to the cloud, as well as maintaining, securing, and optimizing cloud solutions to achieve the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI).TBD 2017 - Cloud Architecture: Manage the design and plan the implementation of cloud architectures.This course is designed for system administrators who wish to plan, design, and implement cloud services for their organizations. This includes the ability understand cloud solution features, capabilities, and components offered by cloud provides at a deep level so as to design cloud and hybrid solutions for application deployment and infrastructure scenarios. Cloud architects must also evaluate, and plan for the appropriate compute, network, database, and security components to build a solution that meets the needs of their organization. In addition, they must secure, monitor, and optimize those solutions.These three CloudMASTER courses guide students through a wide expanse of cloud based technologies. Technologies co[...]
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:11:29 EDTVirtualization continues to impact the enterprise and how IT delivers services to meet business needs. Desktop Virtualization (VDI) offers employees anywhere, anytime, flexible access to their desktops whether they are at home, on the road, in the office or on a mobile device. In this edition of Lightboard Lessons, I show how BIG-IP can secure, […](image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:36:30 EDTLast week we talked about WebSafe and how it can help protect against phishing attacks with a little piece of code. This is important since malware can steal credentials from every visited web application from an infected machine. This time we’re going to look at how to protect against credential grabbing on a BIG-IP APM […](image)
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:09:46 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. DNS […](image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:31:00 EDTOur world is driven by data. It may speak in whispers, but it can also scream insight and information to those that understand it’s language. This is why I’ll be attending Strata+Hadoop World, Sept 26th to 29th, in New York City. Even though data can also speak many different languages, data scientist act as our interpreters and guides. They help us survive and thrive in this data-driven world by addressing and taming the many business challenges it presents
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:51:00 EDTPokemon GO's meteoric rise can be attributed to a lot of things. It's quite "sticky" because the platform is built on an endless reward cycle of Pokemon to catch. The face to face social aspect of playing with other people in the real world opens up a whole new way to experience games that many modern video games have lost. Most importantly, it has a fantastic brand history that connects with young and old users alike. You may think it's only a game for kids, people of all ages are playing and you should too. At minimum, you'll be surprised at how it gets you walking outside and experiencing your city on foot. Niantic originallycrowdsourced based all of its location data from their original game, Ingress, but now public art, sculpture, and historic landmarks have evolved into Pokestops in their virtual world. As you explore your neighborhood, you'll be surprised to see how local businesses are getting involved with this game. If a local business is fortunate enough to be close to a Pokestop, they'll incentivize customers to putlures down to attract more players to drive more business. If a business isn't close enough to a Pokestop to use a lure, they can still connect with customers by offering discounts to Pokemon GO teams and even retweeting when customers post about Pokemon caught at their location.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:43:02 EDTI recently built out a LightBoard Studio for my home office so I can start contributing to the awesome LightBoard Lessons on DevCentral. These are short, informative videos explaining various technologies and often, how to implement on a BIG-IP system. Instead of writing on a whiteboard and looking over your shoulder into the camera as […](image)
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:28:04 EDTJosh Becigneul is the ADC Engineer for Secure-24 and DevCentral’s Featured Member for September! Josh has been working in the IT industry in various positions for a little over 10 years. He’s moved through various disciplines including MS server administration, Linux, Networking, and now has been working primarily with F5 BIG-IPs. For the past 3 […](image)
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:17:12 EDTThere is one element of any brand’s emotional connection to its customers that never pales – the human touch. When digital sameness drives out your margins, eliminates your differentiation, and bores your customers, you can always fall back on real, human interactions with them. After all, there is no more important emotional connection in this world than the connection between people. This conclusion should serve as an important wakeup call for anyone who believes what can be automated should be automated. True, automation provides enormous value to customers while driving costs out of the business. But in the end, being able to chat with a real live, human teller at our local bank branch – or watching original content by all-too-human storytellers – might become the only differentiated brand value remaining in our increasingly digital world.
Fri, 13 May 2016 07:19:00 EDT
Rehabilitation robot market size at $221.4 million in 2015 is expected grow dramatically to reach $1.1 billion by 2022. Exoskeleton markets will be separate and additive to this market. A separate exoskeleton market will create more growth. Market growth is a result of the effectiveness of robotic treatment of muscle difficulty. The usefulness of the rehabilitation robots is increasing. Doing more sophisticated combinations of exercise have become more feasible as the technology evolves. Patients generally practice 1,000 varied movements per session.
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:33:00 EDTFreeWave Technologies (www.freewave.com), a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, today unveiled its next generation of industry-changing wireless IoT Sensor-2-ServerTM (S2STM) solutions, the high-performance ZumLink Family (http://go.freewave.com/zumlink). The ZumLink Family represents an entirely new class of wireless IoT communication solutions by offering a flexible new radio design that supports a link rate of up to 4Mbps PLUS the ability to support third-party applications on top of the versatile communications platform. These capabilities provide customers with increased bandwidth, lower power consumption and endless possibilities for collecting, protecting, transporting and controlling data from the network end points all the way back to the server.
Sun, 01 May 2016 11:32:00 EDTUbersmith announces version 4.0 of its integrated billing, infrastructure management and help desk software suite for data centers and cloud-related service providers that comes with a completely redesigned user interface, as well as additional capabilities for more sophisticated pricing of services, plus global event notifications.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:34:09 EDT
OnPage is Compatible with Yahoo Stock Price Alerts! Follow the stocks you care about most and get personalized news and alerts. Access real-time stock information and investment updates. OnPage can integrate with any sensor or application that sends a notification. The OnPage system is an ideal deployment for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. When you cannot afford to miss time-sensitive notifications, simply route them via OnPage. The service is NOT free, but if priority messaging is mission critical for your business, it will pay for itself quickly. YAHOO Stock Price Alerts via OnPage An OnPage for Android Creative Use Story. Also Works on iPhone & Blackberry. “Here’s my step by step “How to get Yahoo stock alerts with OnPage”: OnPage works great! I just got a Real-Time stock price alert with OnPage + Yahoo. Once in the Yahoo Stock Portfolio, there is a tab called “Set Alerts” just above […]
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:03:16 EDTEverything you need to know about Java EE and its current status
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 00:45:00 ESTAll eyes appeared to be on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas since last week, as more than 3,600 companies unveiled the IoT and IIoT innovations we can all expect to see in the coming year. This year's CES showcased plans to make the car a complete mobile office-with technology in place to allow Skype calls and the use of Microsoft 365 from the car. The other hot theme at CES was drones - not a surprise since these unmanned crafts have pulled us in like a tracker-beam to the mother ship. The autonomous ‘copter drone was one of the most impressive releases with the reality that the businessman of tomorrow doesn't need a private jet, just a ‘copter drone and a smart phone.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:00:00 EDTMost of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. The document states the process of allowing deploying polyglot data pipelining software with the clear notion of supporting immutability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Shashank Jain, a development architect for SAP Labs, will discuss the objective, which is to automate the IoT deployment process from development to production scenarios using Docker containers.
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:11:03 EDTF5 and SimpliVity partner to improve manageability, strengthen security, and ensure faster and more successful deployments. Joint customers benefit from the integration and interoperability that result from this close collaboration. https://www.simplivity.com/ ps Related: VMworld2015 – The Preview Video VMworld2015 – Find F5 VMworld2015 – Realize the Virtual Possibilities (feat. de la Motte) VMworld2015 – Business […](image)
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:03:49 EDTI attend a lot of technology trade shows throughout the year and still remember going to my first technology event for F5 back in 2004. Small, almost high school science fair type booths handing out glossy flyers of the latest product along with our famous squeeze balls. And for the years that followed, the events, […](image)
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:19:00 EDTBizSlate is a cloud-based, supply chain software solution that enables small- and mid-sized manufacturing and distribution businesses to compete more effectively, reduce operational costs, and gain greater visibility into their supply chains. Unlike most ERP and order management software that is accounting-focused, BizSlate’s solution is designed from the supply chain process inward. The result is a revolutionary approach that provides proprietary capabilities to solve real-world supply chain challenges.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:31:00 EDTBrian Pickering, Regional VP – Cloud Partners, talks about F5 Ready, a program that makes sure that F5 BIG-IP virtual editions are compatible with a growing list of cloud providers via an F5-driven verification process and flexible licensing and usage models. Gain cloud confidence by extending proven F5 solutions to a broad set of F5 Ready cloud environments with a hybrid delivery model and consistent policies. Take your BIG-IP VE license and run it in the cloud!
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:29:00 EDTProgrammability and orchestration are critically important with cloud deployments and Alex Applebaum, Sr. Product Management Engineer, explains why and talks about ways organizations can use BIG-IP programmability in the cloud. Yet another critical F5 service, always available on the BIG-IP platform, now enabled for the cloud.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:27:00 EDTWAFs are one an organization’s key line of defenses against web application attacks and Robert Haynes, Marketing Services Architect, shares some of the app security considerations organizations must face when deploying their critical applications in the cloud. WAFs have typically been deployed on-premises within a traditional data center but those same protections and policies must follow the application to the cloud. Robert give us the scoop on how that can be accomplished.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:16:00 EDTThomas Stanley, Product Management Engineer, discusses the challenges organizations face when implementing a SSL Everywhere strategy even in the cloud. He gets into areas like SSL certificates, key management, multiple interfaces and the learning curves involved with deploying SSL Everywhere. He explains F5’s role in SSL management, how certificates move with configurations and how this central point of control makes SSL Everywhere easy, especially for cloud applications.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 EDT“The Internet of Things transforms the way organizations leverage machine data and gain insights from it,” noted Splunk’s CTO Snehal Antani, as Splunk announced accelerated momentum in Industrial Data and the IoT. The trend is driven by Splunk’s continued investment in its products and partner ecosystem as well as the creativity of customers and the flexibility to deploy Splunk IoT solutions as software, cloud services or in a hybrid environment. Customers are using Splunk® solutions to collect and correlate data from control systems, sensors, mobile devices and IT systems for a variety of Industrial Data and IoT use cases. These use cases include operational efficiency, predictive maintenance, industrial cybersecurity and asset analytics.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:18:43 EDTOnset Technology, creator of OnPage® priority messaging, announced today that Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, one of the nation’s largest generation and transmission cooperatives, has chosen OnPage to help meet its regulatory compliance requirements for cyber and physical security event notifications.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:24:00 EDTThe Opsmatic live-state monitoring service is the only solution that provides a precise, real-time picture of the detailed configuration and changes that affect an enterprise's computing infrastructure. The new offerings include all the features of the Professional Edition (announced last month), with the addition of a single sign-on and dedicated support in the Enterprise and On-Premises Editions. The On-Premises Edition is designed for customers with isolated infrastructure who require an internally deployed solution, while leveraging the same real-time visibility to quickly troubleshoot problems and reduce costly downtime.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:00:00 EDTSo what is so special about chartering a yacht, instead of just booking a private villa or a five-star luxury hotel for your next vacation? If you are new to the world of superyacht charter, you might not be aware of the endless benefits that it offers over traditional holidays. Here are the top five reasons why you should embark on this journey of discovery and ultimate luxury … and never look back!
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:22:23 EDTOur EMEA video partners at cloud-channel.tv, put together a nice wrap up F5 Agility 2015 from Edinburgh, Scotland. Special thanks to F5’s Manny Rivelo and Cisco’s Ravi Balakrishnan along with King Robert the Bruce, Sir William Wallace and a huge thanks to the many attendees for participating in our videos! And as always, Mahalo to […](image)
Thu, 21 May 2015 02:53:00 EDTThe Guardian of Scotland, Sir William Wallace, shares how the real Sir William lived, loved and ultimately met his fate. ps Related F5 Agility EMEA 2015 – The Preview Video F5 EMEA Agility 2015 – Welcome to Edinburgh What Are You Looking Forward To At F5 Agility 2015? F5 Agility 2015 EMEA – Innovate Expand […](image)
Wed, 20 May 2015 19:17:01 EDTKing Robert the Bruce, who ruled over Scotland from 1306-1329, graces us with his presence and imposes his reign upon the people of Scotland. We learn if he was a nice King or one who ruled with an iron fist and how he lead Scotland to independence against England. Reporting from the Edinburgh Castle! ps […](image)
Wed, 20 May 2015 13:20:38 EDTRavi Balakrishnan, Cisco Sr. Marketing Manager, discusses the Application Centric Infrastructure and how F5 & Cisco, former fierce competitors, have come together in a joint integrated solution to solve many customer challenges. Cisco’s SND strategy in bringing together programmability, openness of the ecosystem, the agnostic nature of physical and virtual and the ability to support […](image)