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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:30:00 EDTCloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availability, efficient and greener solutions can offer much reduced operational expenses (OPEX) to the cloud service providers. Further considering the reduced OPEX, voluminous deployment in cloud environment, lesser form factors (i.e. reduced real estate investment) and intrinsic design solutions, capital expenses (CAPEX) becomes much equitable and compelling proposition. This white paper also discusses how Calsoft can resolve the technical challenges of integrating storage in the cloud with various approaches, backed by understanding of both cloud requirements and the capabilities of large class of enterprise storage products.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:15:00 EDTI spend a lot of time helping organizations to “think like a data scientist.” My book “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science” has several chapters devoted to helping business leaders to embrace the power of data scientist thinking. My Big Data MBA class at the University of San Francisco School of Management focuses on teaching tomorrow’s business executives the power of analytics and data science to optimize key business processes, uncover new monetization opportunities and create a more compelling, engaging customer and channel engagement.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:30:00 EDTThe security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vice president of product management, IoT solutions at GlobalSign, taught IoT developers how to introduce strong security elements into the manufacturing process, addressing the critical IoT security concerns but also accelerating time-to-market and reducing manufacturing costs.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:30:00 EDTMost people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid Data, discussed how wearables, analytics, and geospatial technologies can be combined to transform the world into the ultimate game board. Organizations can grasp consumer, employee, or client intrinsic interest by setting up cool, collaborative, and rewarding systems using the IoT.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 10:00:00 EDTDevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and 18% reduction in dev and ops costs, according to research firm Vanson-Bourne. It is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:45:00 EDTStakeholders need to monetize the benefits and ROI to make the organization's change real. Join this IBM webcast for a discussion on monetizing key DevOps benefits and associated costs. We share a case study where cost benefit analysis frameworks were leveraged to justify DevOps ROI.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:15:00 EDTIn his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at Jet.com, will discuss Jet.com's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low latency (under 10ms). He is working at Jet.com as a Director of Software Engineering leading key initiatives around service containerization, scaling and geo-redundancy. His extensive knowledge integrating docker, mesos, kafka, and many more pieces of the big data stack resulted in numerous performance boosts and operational cutoffs. Yoseph holds an MSc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Math.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:15:00 EDT"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 18:00:00 EDT@DevOpsSummit taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City, and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:00:00 EDTThe Internet of Things (IoT) is creeping into every aspect of our lives. With the advent of smart cities, smart manufacturing, precision agriculture, drones and digital energy, businesses and individuals alike have seen the influx of IoT technology. For example, a recent report from Gartner, “suggests that more than 26 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020, with 250,000 of them being vehicles.” So, with the billions of connected things, its only natural this week’s top news roundup would highlight how IoT is maturing and what experts see for the future ahead.
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.
Tue, 31 May 2016 12:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Hanu Software 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. Leveraging best-in-class people, processes, and technologies, Hanu provides high-quality, high-value software development and business process outsourcing services to independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises.
Mon, 30 May 2016 12:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today the How to Create Angular 2 Clients for the Cloud Workshop, being held June 7, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified. Now it’s a component-based well-performing framework. The immersive one-day workshop led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay, will provide you with everything you wanted to know about Angular 2.
Sun, 22 May 2016 04:30:00 EDTIf the cloud was once (ever) bleeding edge, now the cloud is sheer necessity for anyone doing anything on the Internet. It has changed the way we architect applications, build IT budgets, grow userbases, even write individual lines of code. As the Internet continues to lambdify, cloud services will become more specialized; but for now, how can you take advantage of the granularity, elasticity and pre-baked-ness of modern cloud services? And, on the flip side, as your applications expand outside blade-boxes and even beyond individual data centers, how do you design applications that treat network links like second generation buses that won’t get hung up if a service a continent away just isn’t working? And what about the applications that store sensitive data on machines whose geolocation and hardware configuration is unknown?
Wed, 04 May 2016 21:00:00 EDTStruggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Learn how Platform as a Service (PaaS) can streamline application development processes and make resource management easy.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:30:00 EDTJoin IBM June 8 at 18th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn how to innovate like a startup and scale for the enterprise. You need to deliver quality applications faster and cheaper, attract and retain customers with an engaging experience across devices, and seamlessly integrate your enterprise systems. And you can't take 12 months to do it.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDTThe adoption of cloud analytics is accelerating in companies of all sizes and across industries. For an increasing number of companies in all industries around the globe, their center of gravity for mission-critical business data is moving to cloud applications. Companies are looking to use cloud analytics solutions to accelerate the delivery of actionable business insights. Cloud offers strong advantages in terms of speed and agility. Hear from UBM how they have implemented their Cloud Analytics environment using Amazon Redshift and visualize it via powerful dashboards using Tableau.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:00:00 EDTFollowing the notion of "The cloud" as a model and not a place, learn how to extend your SoftLayer infrastructure to utilize the PaaS offerings of Bluemix. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Ryan Tiffany, a Sales Engineer at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, will utilize both the command line and GUI portals and show you how to order a SoftLayer server and configure a front end application to use the Database as a Service offering from Bluemix.
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 01:15:00 EDTLuxoft Holding has launched a solution integrating financial services software, a peer-to-peer payment technology, into the connected car. Luxoft has used this innovative payment technology, originally built for the financial services segment, and brought it into the autonomous vehicle enabling a monetization platform for IoT use cases. The underlying peer-to-peer payment solution, which has been seamlessly integrated into the vehicle’s infotainment system allows drivers to make purchases and perform routine financial transactions, in real time, both inside and outside the vehicle. This collaboration is at the forefront of such innovative change and is demonstrating the convergence of adjacent vertical technologies. This shows just how digitization is playing an increasing role in the automotive and the financial services industries.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17:00:00 ESTIn his session at @ThingsExpo, Noah Harlan, Founder of Two Bulls and President of AllSeen Alliance, will discuss why open source frameworks are vital for the future of IoT. Noah Harlan is President of AllSeen Alliance and a Founder of Two Bulls, a leading mobile software development company with offices in New York, Berlin, and Melbourne. He is also Managing Director of Digital Strategy for Sullivan NYC, a brand engagement firm based in New York. He has served as an advisor for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy on gaming and the outdoors, has appeared as a commentator on Bloomberg TV discussing mobile technology, and has an Emmy Award for Advanced Media Interactivity.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 11:00:00 ESTThere is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher. Big Data at Cloud Expo New York is the place where you can see the technologies and use cases that are delivering Big Data to enterprise IT.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 ESTRadical business transformation is an essential part of business growth, but that transformation is dependent more on process than it is technology – and on creating a culture of change within the business that has buy-in at every level. Technology vendors often tout the transformative potential of products, but when those initiatives fail to deliver? A company must take a deeper look at the reasons because it may not be the vendor or flaw in the technology, so much as the problem lies within the corporate culture. Most change management challenges include new technological tools, and most of them have familiar IT acronyms – TMS and TBM and CRM and ERP – all of which need to perform in alignment with the reasonable expectations of the corporate decision-makers who chose them for their data advantages and automated process efficiencies. That investment is often sizeable, but unless a similar commitment is made in orienting the workforce to the goals that the systems are designed to achieve, the finance team will be wondering why they’re not seeing the ROI numbers while everyone else feels the frustration.
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:00:00 EST@DevOpsSummit taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City, and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 01:45:00 ESTAs organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at CommVault, will discuss how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault Simpana software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 19:00:00 ESTAs organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloudian, addressed how and where we’ll see smart data first make an impact.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:45:00 ESTBeing able to ensure a positive experience for your customers and end users is one of the hallmarks of any great company. Yet with all of the different internal and external online systems needed to do that, early detection and rapid response to performance issues becomes harder and more expensive. Join us for the OpsCast, Delivering the Honeywell User Experience Through OnPrem Monitoring, to learn how Honeywell International, one of the world’s largest producers of commercial and consumer technology, has deployed synthetic OnPrem agents throughout their global networks. Citing specific examples of obstacles that the company has faced, Paul Fries, Monitoring Leader at Honeywell, will show how their customers benefit from synthetic OnPrem monitoring.
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:45:00 EDTDevOps Summit, taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and Javits Center in New York City, 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 widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest Cloud Providers of 2015 by CRN and was also the recipient of two CODiE awards and a Frost & Sullivan Cloud innovation award for 2014.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:30:00 EDTClearly the way forward is to move to cloud be it bare metal, VMs or containers. One aspect of the current public clouds that is slowing this cloud migration is cloud lock-in. Every cloud vendor is trying to make it very difficult to move out once a customer has chosen their cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Naveen Nimmu, CEO of Clouber, Inc., will advocate that making the inter-cloud migration as simple as changing airlines would help the entire industry to quickly adopt the cloud without worrying about any lock-in fears. In fact by having standard APIs for IaaS would help PaaS explode much faster as there is no need to support plethora of clouds by every PaaS vendor.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, provider of leading network visibility and monitoring solutions, will exhibit at the 17th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading provider of high speed networking solutions focused on Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet network access and connectivity products. For over 20 years, the company has been providing innovative networking solutions with customization services to OEMs, large enterprises and sophisticated end users. Interface Masters has been an OCP member contributing multiple white box designs to the project while supporting customer SDN development.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:30:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Logz.io has been named a "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Logz.io provides open-source software ELK turned into a log analytics platform that is simple, infinitely- scalable, highly available, and secure.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:30:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Agema Systems will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Agema Systems is the leading provider of critical white-box rack solutions to data centers through the major integrators and value added distribution channels.
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:45:00 EDTHave we come to the point of guaranteed successful cloud migrations from/to almost anything for less than $1,000? That’s the promise of migration services specialists, WSM, which has successfully completed 250,000 migrations and based on that experience will start offering $849 fixed price server migrations.
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:00:00 EDTContainers allow for compute processes to be isolated from each other and portable, but not all applications and solutions are run only in the compute layer; many require the use of some storage. Deployment of software-defined storage can be the first step in this evolution, providing portability and scalability with persistent storage. This could be in the form of storage that the containers connect to locally or in a remote or cloud location, or it could be storage residing in the containers.
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 21:00:00 EDTThe OpenStack cloud operating system includes Trove, a database abstraction layer. Rather than applications connecting directly to a specific type of database, they connect to Trove, which in turn connects to one or more specific databases. One target database is Postgres Plus Cloud Database, which includes its own RESTful API. Trove was originally developed around MySQL, whose interfaces are significantly less complicated than those of the Postgres cloud database. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Fred Dalrymple, product manager for EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Cloud Database, addressed the issues encountered in using Trove to abstract a complicated cloud database, including gaining access to database functionality not native in the standard abstraction, providing portability for the database interface into non-OpenStack contexts, and preventing the database from being commoditized by abstraction.
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 13:00:00 EDTEverything is moving to the cloud. From public to private to hybrid, enterprises are adopting cloud technologies as their primary operating model. From Juniper’s perspective, a truly cloud-enabled enterprise is more than just how to make more money via a company’s Web site. Achieving a cloud enabled enterprise entails taking a holistic approach to involving the entire network. When it’s done right, a cloud-enabled enterprise results in the following three characteristics.
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 15:00:00 EDTConsumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Treloar, President and COO of Bebaio, will explore examples of brands transforming their businesses by tapping into this powerful aspect of the IoT. He will also review some emerging techniques being used for hyper-contextual engagement in consumer IoT apps.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:00:00 EDTCountless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry. Resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, broke down what we've got to work with and discuss the benefits and pitfalls to discover how we can best use them to design hosted applications. As Lead Technology Evangelist, Phil Jackson helps SoftLayer customers and partners integrate with the company's platform. For the past 10 years, he has worked in various roles within the IaaS industry, from sales to development. He started his career in Web hosting at Ev1Servers, where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, Jackson has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the technology community.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:15:00 EDT17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.