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Cloud Computing Expo 2009 WEST MEDIA SPONSORS

AJAXWorld Magazine:

AJAXWorld Magazine is the pre-eminent independent vendor-neutral resource for the fastest growing new segment of the software business: entirely Web-based applications and experiences like Gmail, Google Maps, Live.com, MySpaces, and Flickr. AJAXWorld Magazine recognizes that the next-generation user-centric Web is hurtling toward us and that it's a rich-media future in which AJAX, as the most talked about of all the Rich Internet technologies, is positioned firmly at center stage. AJAXWorld Magazine provides developers, architects, IT managers, and corporate decision makers with comprehensive information and insight into the biggest paradigm shift in website design, development, and deployment since the invention of the World Wide Web fifteen years ago.
asp.netPRO

asp.netPRO is the premier information resource for the ASP.NET developer community. It teaches by example. By showing valuable programming techniques in action - through real-world apps and code - we help professional software developers build, debug, deploy, and run the next generation of dynamic, distributed Web applications quickly and easily.
Cloud Computing Journal:

At SYS-CON Media our mission through http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com is to help open the eyes of Enterprise IT professionals to the economics and strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Cloud computing potentially impacts every aspect of how IT deploys and operates software. It also impacts many aspects of how software is developed/purchased. Cloud Computing Journal is the first and only online source covering the booming market of Cloud Computing for the enterprise, providing key decision makers with how-to articles to improve product efficiency and lower costs by leveraging network and computing resources.

As the publisher, in addition to Cloud Computing Journal, of some of the world s leading i-Technology online sources, such as Virtualization, Journal, SOAWorld Magazine, Web 2.0 Journal, AJAXWorld Magazine, Java Developer s Journal and others, SYS-CON Media delivers to advertising partners the most efficient and highest-performing channels through which to reach their target audience. With a combined readership of over half a million IT professionals, SYS-CON Media has the tools (SYS-CON.TV Internet Video, Webinars and Webcasts) and the experience you need to deliver a message that is cost-effective, striking and unforgettable.

Conference Guru:

We track hundreds of technology conferences around the world to help our Members find the right conferences...to get in front of the right people...at the right price.
Data Center Journal

The Data Center Journal is the only magazine portal for the data center industry that provides information and resources for the three groups that help make a data center successful; Information Technology, Facilities and Design.
ebizQ

ebizQ offers online content and events designed to help members increase the agility of their business and IT infrastructure. We help business and IT professionals achieve common goals such as innovating with Cloud Computing. All of ebizQ's content is freely available to subscribers. For more information visit ebizq.net
ERP

ERP .com is the gathering point for ERP professionals, services and software. The site was developed by ERP professionals to get valuable information, product reviews, job and sales leads and more. The power of your business contacts, network, and information is critical to your success and ERP.com is designed to help maximize your career and business.
ESC

Held in key strategic technology development locations worldwide, the Embedded Systems Conference is the global electronics industry's leading event. With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, ESC is the ideal venue for the design engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. In addition, ESC celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation and significant contributions to the global technology industry.
Extension Media

Extension Media publishes resource guides, websites and email newsletters for developers and IT professionals including the Eclipse Platform Resource Catalog, Java Technology Resource Catalog, Microsoft Application Development Resource Catalog, Open Source Technologies Resource Guide, Cloud Computing and Web Services Resource Guide and the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform Resource Catalog. Visit www.techguideonline.com
ICST:

The Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering sponsors global research, innovation and technology transfer to promote and maximize the benefits and impact of ICT in all sectors of human society. It is a worldwide grassroots organization of research communities in diverse technical and geographical areas representing the academic, research, regulatory and business sectors.
Imago Communications':

Established in 2001, Imago Communications’ track record is one of constant innovation in the fields of business communications, IP, wireless and mobility. We excel in creating cutting-edge events, conferences and online forums which bring new technology solutions to the market in an accessible and timely way, generating real business benefit for our customers. All are led by vendor and user community needs, focusing on topical and business-critical issues. Our next event IP Expo, is the UK’s leading IP Infrastructure, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing event. Now in its fourth year visitors to IP’09 will meet over 100 vendors, view over 500 products across two days and listen to top-level end-user keynotes. FREE to attend the event features an extensive exhibition floor and a comprehensive seminar programme including 160 free sessions split into the following 10 theatre tracks. See www.ipexpo.co.uk for more details.
The Knowledge Congress:

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” Hear leading government officials, consultants, and experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.
SD Times:

SD Times is the Newspaper of Record for the Software Development industry. SD Times provides news, news analysis, specialized features and comprehensive analyses on new products, alliances, and emerging market trends for software and application development managers, IT managers, and ISVs, who manage development projects. Published twice per month, SD Times covers application development from strategic, business objective and management perspectives. Regular topics include development tools, Internet and web development, operating systems, embedded systems, database and client server development, Linux, XML, and JAVA. Subscriptions are FREE at www.sdtimes.com.
SOAWorld Magazine:

SOAWorld Magazine is the premier publication addressing the technical and strategic depth of Web Services. Its target audience is anyone who wishes to design, administer, sell, or use Web Services - from the developer, to the ISV, to the CTO, and to the end user. It is for anyone who wishes to apply the new model for creating and using distributed applications across the Internet, utilizing common interfaces for efficient communication and high level interoperability.
SYS-CON TV:

SYS-CON TV is your complete resource for LIVE i-Technology News and Views about the latest trends.

Toolbox:

Toolbox for IT is an online community of professionals who share practical information on IT topics. This community enables anyone to access the collective information of a worldwide audience of experienced professionals, including 28 different knowledge bases ranging from business intelligence to wireless technologies.

 


Ulitzer

Ulitzer.com is the leading original content Website covering more than 2,000 topics, from AJAX to Zebra. Ulitzer.com has 5,500 authors and 600,000 original articles, published in more than 5,000 topic-specific online journals. Each journal offers up to 14 content-specific sections, written by the world’s most-respected authors, who are experts in their particular fields.
Virtualization Journal

Virtualization is the hottest subject today, triggering dramatic changes in product offerings and business practices to support virtualized operational models. Virtualization Journal covers these breakneck speed developments, including all aspects of the plethora of solutions that’s already emerged as more and more companies turn to virtualization to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands.
Web Host Industry Review

Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review (www.thewhir.com) has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web host industry providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, reviews and resources to the hosting community. TheWHIR Blogs (www.thewhir.com/blogs) provides a community of expert industry perspectives. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine (www.thewhir.com/magazine) also offers a business-minded, issue-driven perspective of interest to executives and decision-makers at both large and small hosting companies as well as suppliers, resellers and web hosting customers. WHIR TV (www.thewhir.com/tv) offers on demand web hosting video interviews and web hosting video features of the key persons and events of the web hosting industry.

Cloud Computing Expo 2008 WEST MEDIA SPONSORS

asp.netPRO Magazine:

asp.netPRO is the premier information resource for the ASP.NET developer community. It teaches by example. By showing valuable programming techniques in action - through real-world apps and code - we help professional software developers build, debug, deploy, and run the next generation of dynamic, distributed Web applications quickly and easily.

 


Augitaly:

Augitaly is the website dedicated to one of the most active Italian usergroups in the field of Adobe-related software. The website has a special permanent section called FlexGala (www.augitaly.com/flexgala) dedicated to the diffusion and exchange of knowledge and experiences in the use of Adobe Flex, Adobe AIR and in the world of the Rich Internet Applications in general. The editorial effort behind this site is strong and targeted at presenting not only conventional articles but also innovative contents in form of videotutorials and live presentations over Adobe Connect. Marco Casario (http://casario.blogs.com), the founder of the portal, gives a permanet contribution to the site's table of contents.

Business Trends Quarterly

Business Trends Quarterly Business Trends Quarterly establishes a dynamic forum where business strategy experts and IT decision-makers unite to analyze existing enterprise systems and challenges from an IT solutions standpoint. BTQ continues to supply senior-level decision-makers with on-demand, real life business experience and leading industry research to address the needs of a diverse and consistently changing marketplace.


BZmedia:

BZmedia LLC is a privately held, high-tech media company based in Huntington NY on Long Island's beautiful north shore. BZ Media was founded in 1999 by veterans from Miller Freeman, CMP, IDG, Newsday and Ziff-Davis.

 


The Data Center Journal:

The Data Center Journal was formed in 2003 and proudly serves as the only portal to the data center industry. The Data Center Journal provides information and services for the three groups that help make a data center successful; Information Technology, Facilities and Design.

The Data Center Journal articles are delivered to our readers every week through our online print (www.datacenterjournal.com) and printed four times yearly for our readers worldwide. In addition, we offer continuing education programs and consulting on data center issues.

For more information about us, how to submit articles or advertising please contact us at 678-762-9366 or email: info@datacenterjournal.com.


ExeConnect

ExeConnect is an executive meeting company providing business development services to Fortune 1000 and start-up companies. We engage corporate executives with prospective customers and partners face-to-face, presenting innovative solutions that address company business initiatives. The online Executive Private Network™ increases leading company visibility and enables valuable business networking.
Extension Media

Extension Media publishes 20+ resource catalogs, websites and email newsletters for IT professionals and software developers covering the industry’s important platforms and technology areas. Publications include resource catalogs covering Security, Grid and Cluster, IBM Information Management, Storage, VoIP and IP Telephony, Enterprise Linux, Windows® Server and Business Intelligence. Visit www.techguideonline.com.

HPCwire

HPCwire is the most recognized and accessed news and information site covering the entire ecosystem of high performance computing. HPCwire is the publication of choice for the global community of business and technology professionals interested in computationally- and data-intensive computing, including infrastructure topics such as software, middleware, hardware, networking, storage, tools and applications. Request your FREE HPCwire subscription today!


ITO America

ITO America is part of the BIR division owned and operated by CDM Media. ITO America is the premiere 'Business Technology Leadership Publication' for enterprises across North America. Released on a four times-yearly basis; ITO America strategically works with CIOs, analysts and thought leaders to create unique and diverse ways of bringing the latest IT trends and strategies to the business people that matter.

Working within our four editorial pillars of technology innovation, technology leadership, corporate strategy & executive peer to peer views, ITO America is able to cultivate a disciplined editorial calendar that creates forward thinking and innovation. ITO America offers multiple communication platforms to influence readers and audiences alike, ranging from print, e-marketing, web events as well as custom design one on one business briefings. Our 28,000+ subscribers and ever-growing online audiences, coupled with strategic partner conferences ensure ITO America and your brand stay in front of the decision makers and thought leaders at all times.


ITtoolbox:

ITtoolbox is an online community, enabling peers to share professional knowledge about information technology. Since 1998, ITtoolbox has helped professionals make IT decisions and stay current in the rapidly changing IT market through peer collaboration. The ITtoolbox platform incorporates blogs, discussion groups, and a wiki, facilitating targeted community interaction that IT advertisers can participate in through a proprietary contextual matching system. This combination of community and advertising value has made ITtoolbox a leading destination for professionals and a leader in online advertising, performing for over 520 clients including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Dell, and HP.


Manning Publications

Manning's focus is on computing titles at professional levels. We publish for programmers, system administrators, designers, architects, managers and others. We care about the quality of our books and work with our authors to coax out of them the best writing they can produce. We consult with technical experts on book proposals and manuscripts, and we may use as many as two dozen reviewers in various stages of preparing a manuscript. Our books are designed without gimmicks. Their main goal is elegance and readability--we feel the two are often the same.


On-Demand Enterprise

On-Demand Enterprise is dedicated to serving IT executives by providing commentary, feature articles, and current news on real-time computing. Every issue will focus on topics such as scalability, flexibility, availability, dynamism, low latency, utility computing, high efficiency and other "on-demand" capabilities. Technologies like cloud computing, grid computing, virtualization and data caching already have proved themselves in terms of performance, ROI and competitive advantage in today’s leading organizations, and On-Demand Enterprise will bring you the latest information as these technologies continue to evolve. Request your FREE On-DemandEnterprise subscription now!


SD Times:

SD Times is the only IT trade newspaper specifically written for the software development manager. The broad-based IT newsweeklies abandoned this reader a decade ago. Now you can reach them directly, efficiently and inexpensively in SD Times.
SOAWorld Magazine:

SOAWorld Magazine is the premier publication addressing the technical and strategic depth of Web Services. Its target audience is anyone who wishes to design, administer, sell, or use Web Services - from the developer, to the ISV, to the CTO, and to the end user. It is for anyone who wishes to apply the new model for creating and using distributed applications across the Internet, utilizing common interfaces for efficient communication and high level interoperability.

Software Business

Software Business is focused exclusively on the software industry and provides industry leaders with monthly eNewsletters, an information packed website and two well attended conferences. Readers and attendees are top executives and managers of companies that provide software-based products and services including packaged software, customized software, and information technology products and services that are based on proprietary software code. To learn more visit: www.softwarebusinessonline.com


SYS-CON TV:

SYS-CON TV is your complete resource for LIVE i-Technology News and Views about the latest trends.
UserMatter(s):

UserMatter(s) is a magazine focused on creativity and user experience topics made by user experience professionals, rich internet application developers, and creative designers. The magazine can be read in different format: downloading the PDF version, browsing the articles over the web site or consuming the articles on mobile devices (thanks to MobyMobile application www.mobybmobile.com).
Webgrrls International:

Webgrrls International is a networking organization of professional women who are in or interested in the Internet and technology. Our mission is to encourage women to embrace the Internet and technology and leverage them as tools to help propel their careers forward and help them succeed.

Webgrrls is a forum that is local, regional, national and international where women can gather online and offline. Our purpose for gathering is to share information, ideas, and experiences, to learn new skills, to exchange job and business leads, to find interns or mentors, meet the right people with whom to network, to meet the appropriate contacts to help form businesses and strategic alliances all with the goal to propel our careers and businesses forward.

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Cloud Computing Bootcamp with Larry Carvalho

5th Cloud Expo announces the welcome return to New York City of its full one-day, immersive "Cloud Computing Bootcamp" - led by our 2010 Bootcamp Instructor Larry Carvalho, ex-IBM and now Entrepreneur and Principal of RobustCloud.

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The World's 30 Most influential Cloud Bloggers
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Articles & Feature Stories
up.time, from uptime software, monitors performance, availability and capacity across all servers, virtual machines, applications, IT services, and the network. Proactively find IT system performance issues before they happen, report on total capacity, easily identify troublemakers, trouble-shoot server and application problems fast, create and report on SLAs, and more. A unified IT Dashboard that monitors and reports on all server and application health (performance, availability and capacity). A GUI that is easily customizable, with a drag and drop dashboard design. In minutes, create private dashboards, team dashboards (server team, application team, capacity team, etc.) and a NOC for the entire datacenter.
This white paper digs deep into the reasons testing mobile apps is fundamentally harder than traditional web or desktop applications. A collaboration by Tina Zhuo and Dennis Schultz from IBM along with Yoram Mizrachi from Perfecto Mobile and John Montgomery from uTest, these experts explore the complexities of mobile test environments, the value of the mobile device cloud, the unique role crowd sourcing can play, and how teams can leverage automation to help deliver quality apps.
Today's datacenters face a gauntlet of challenges including protection of physical and virtual environments, fast recovery of data, reducing backup times and storage requirements, server consolidation, and disaster recovery. How are savvy CIOs conquering these types of challenges? Find out how in this white paper by expert David Davis.
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
CodeFutures, a provider of agile Big Data technologies, on Tuesday announced the release of Cory Isaacson’s newest book, “Understanding Big Data Scalability.” Isaacson is the CEO/CTO for CodeFutures and an industry-leading innovator of data management software. “Understanding Big Data Scalability” focuses on how to apply Big Data scalability to common applications with the wide selection of database management system engines available today. “We’re very excited about this opportunity to introduce a whole new perspective to Big Data,” Isaacson said. “’Understanding Big Data Scalability’ is the next step in how we approach data management moving forward. As the sheer amount of data continues to grow exponentially in today’s applications, taking an agile, scalable approach to the data tier is a step that simply must be taken.”
Cloud Computing is evolving into a Big Three of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Cloud 360: Multi-Cloud Bootcamp, being held Nov 4–5, 2014, in conjunction with 15th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA, delivers a real-world demonstration of how to deploy and configure a scalable and available web application on all three platforms. The Cloud 360 Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, an analyst with Gigaom Research, is the first bootcamp that introduces the core concepts of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on the workings of the Big Three platforms – Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Azure VMs. Bootcamp attendees will get to see the big picture and also receive the knowledge needed to make the best cloud decisions for their business applications and entire enterprise IT organization.
Avaya has escalated its efforts to get customers to fast-track to the cloud with the first of several sweeping initiatives that will optimize solutions and processes for delivery of collaboration as a service (CaaS) via the Avaya Collaborative Cloud. Strong demand for Avaya communications and collaboration applications from large and midsize enterprises is driving a focus on expanded scale and reach as well as simpler, faster provisioning that requires fewer resources. Avaya collaboration solutions, including unified communications, video and contact center via the cloud, offer a new path to greater business agility. While many other areas of IT have successfully adopted cloud-based solutions, the communications infrastructure is one of the last remaining hold-outs due to complexity and concerns around reliability, security and privacy. As the business environment changes, however, new...
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
This independent report from Info-Tech evaluates and scores 14 companies in the Virtual Machine Backup market. It can help you understand what's new in the virtual backup market, evaluate virtual backup vendors and products for your needs and determine which products are most appropriate for your organization. Find out why Symantec was named a “Champion” in virtual backup software.
Octoblu on Tuesday emerged from stealth mode to announce its vision to provide an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for real-time connections and communication management across applications, people and physical devices. The convergence of global trends, including cloud computing, the proliferation of mobile devices and social and business transactions over the Internet, are creating the IoT – where devices and sensors are connecting and exchanging information. This presents tremendous opportunity for companies to deliver new products and services; According to Gartner estimates, the IoT will include 26 billion units installed by 2020, and by that time, IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services.[1]
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Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
Cloud Computing is evolving into a Big Three of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Cloud 360: Multi-Cloud Bootcamp, being held Nov 4–5, 2014, in conjunction with 15th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA, delivers a real-world demonstration of how to deploy and configure a scalable and available web application on all three platforms. The Cloud 360 Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, an analyst with Gigaom Research, is the first bootcamp that introduces the core concepts of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on the workings of the Big Three platforms – Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Azure VMs. Bootcamp attendees will get to see the big picture and also receive the knowledge needed to make the best cloud decisions for their business applications and entire enterprise IT organization.
The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Joe Weinman will lay out four generic strategies – digital disciplines – to exploit emerging digital technologies for strategic advantage. Joe Weinman has held executive leadership positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Telx, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DevOps.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's “DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo,” which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. DevOps.com is where the world meets DevOps. It is the largest collection of original content relating to DevOps on the web today Featuring up-to-the-minute news, feature stories, blogs, bylined articles and more, DevOps.com is where the thought leaders of the DevOps movement make their ideas known.
There are 182 billion emails sent every day, generating a lot of data about how recipients and ISPs respond. Many marketers take a more-is-better approach to stats, preferring to have the ability to slice and dice their email lists based numerous arbitrary stats. However, fundamentally what really matters is whether or not sending an email to a particular recipient will generate value. Data Scientists can design high-level insights such as engagement prediction models and content clusters that allow marketers to cut through the noise and design their campaigns around strong, predictive signals, rather than arbitrary statistics. SendGrid sends up to half a billion emails a day for customers such as Pinterest and GitHub. All this email adds up to more text than produced in the entire twitterverse. We track events like clicks, opens and deliveries to help improve deliverability for our customers – adding up to over 50 billion useful events every month. While SendGrid data covers only abo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the Web Host Industry Review 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. Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web hosting industry providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, reviews and resources to the hosting community. TheWHIR Blogs provides a community of expert industry perspectives. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine also offers a business-minded, issue-driven perspective of interest to executives and decision-makers. WHIR TV offers on demand web hosting video interviews and web hosting video features of the key persons and events of the web hosting industry. WHIR Events brings together like-minded hosting industry professionals and decision-makers in local communities. TheWHIR is an iNET Interactive property.
SYS-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.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Verizon has been named “Gold 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. Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizonenterprise.com to learn more.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TMCnet 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. Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is the world's leading business to business and integrated marketing media company, servicing niche markets within the communications and technology industries.
"In my session I spoke about enterprise cloud analytics and how we can leverage analytics as a service," explained Ajay Budhraja, CTO at the Department of Justice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo® 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4–6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
“We are starting to see people move beyond the commodity cloud and enterprises need to start focusing on additional value added services in order to really drive their adoption," explained Jason Mondanaro, Director of Product Management at MetraTech, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo® 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4–6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
"We are automated capacity control software, which basically looks at all the supply and demand and running a virtual cloud environment and does a deep analysis of that and says where should things go," explained Andrew Hillier, Co-founder & CTO of CiRBA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo® 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4–6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mac Devine, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, will discuss bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover.
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at 15th Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chad Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy of LogMeIn's Xively IoT Platform, will show you how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
All too many discussions about DevOps conclude that the solution is an all-purpose player: developer and operations guru, complete with pager for round-the-clock duty. For most organizations that is not the way forward. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Golden, Vice President of Strategy at ActiveState, will discuss how to achieve the agility and speed of end-to-end automation without requiring an organization stocked with Supermen and Superwomen.
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I love receiving gifts in the form of new insights! It doesn't matter if others received the same gift years ago and I am just getting it now. If it is new to me, I get excited. It is like waking up in the morning and discovering a new room in your house. I read an article by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times this weekend titled, "And Now for a Bit of Good News." The subject of the article was the new "sharing economy," think Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, etc. In the article, Friedman calls Airbnb a "Trust Platform." To me, this weekend, this term was a gift. He is so right. I have used Airbnb many times when traveling with my family, and to date have been very pleased with our experiences. Often the transactions are sizeable as I am reserving a home in a desirable location for a week. I am engaging in a transaction of some size with a person I don't know, in a home I have never visited, most often in a foreign country using different currency, involving different laws and customs. Why did I risk it? I trusted the platform.
Do you avoid stores that have had a credit card breach? You are not alone. About 52% of people avoid merchants who have had a data breach according to a recent Lowcards survey. They surveyed over 400 random consumers to better understand the impact of identity theft on consumer behavior. 17% said they or a family member was a victim of identity theft over the last year with half the cases being credit card theft. 94% said they are more concerned or equally concerned about ID theft. They estimate that there were 13.5 million cases of credit card identity theft in the United States over the last 12 months.
I like this word re-imagination from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends presentation. We are seeing so many aspects of our life being transformed by the internet. Take for example, ordering a cab to go somewhere. Either we phone for a yellow cab here in California or if you are in New York city, then you stand and wave for an incoming yellow cab to stop. The new game-changer is Uber. All you do is touch your smartphone screen for UberX or Black car and you get an instant message about the car coming in less than 5 minutes time with the driver and car info. It is cheaper and you pay by card (pre-registered in your Uber account). This is re-imagining the transport sector. Uber, a San Francisco company is worth about $17B and is operating in 70 cities around the world. Quite a disruptive force!
If you've had to test one of today's composite applications, you know that "access" has become one of the most daunting barriers to SDLC acceleration. Whether we're talking about access to dev/test environments or access to dependent applications, the ability to pull all the required pieces together in order to test thoroughly is equivalent to herding feral cats. If you haven't experienced this fun firsthand, consider this: our recent research revealed that systems under test have an average of 30 dependencies, but team members have consistent access to only 6. The time available to access test environments is extremely limited (4 hour slots) and 30% of that limited time was consumed by configuration/setup tasks. Ultimately, testers had time to execute only 50% of the available test plan. Service virtualization is a revolutionary new technology that helps you break through these constraints by providing ubiquitous, global access to complete dev/test environments. Organizations leveraging service virtualization are able to conduct testing earlier, faster, more thoroughly, and more accurately—significantly reducing the risk of application failure. In case you're just starti...
Much has been published about the Open Compute Project. Initiated by Facebook, it has become an industry effort focused on standardization of many parts and components in the datacenter. Initially focused on racks, power and server design, it has also added storage and now networking to its fold. Its goal is fairly straightforward: “how can we design the most efficient compute infrastructure possible”, a direct quote from its web site. The focus of OCP has been mostly around hardware designs and specifications. If you look at the networking arm of OCP, you find several Top of Rack (ToR) ethernet switch hardware designs donated by the likes of Broadcom, Mellanox and Intel. By creating open specifications of hardware designs for fairly standard ethernet switches, the industry can standardize on these designs and economics of scale would drive down the cost to create and maintain this hardware. A noble goal and there are many opinions on both sides of this effort. Mostly referred to as “bare metal” and “commodity”, you can easily spend days reading up on many opinions. Mike Bushong yesterday discussed pricing implications for resellers in this blog post.
In a post Snowden world it is clear that for cloud data security, we need strong encryption. When properly implemented, encryption in the cloud reduces risk to levels acceptable for sensitive data. There is no doubt data protection in the cloud computing era is never going to be a ‘one size fits all’ kind of a solution. It requires a 360-degree view of the company with 365-days a year dedication. The best place to start is with a risk analysis so you know what kind of data you have, its levels of sensitivity, who’s using it, where it’s used and stored, and how and where and over what technologies it’s going to ‘commute’. You need to understand your company’s data – in terms of technology and human weaknesses. Data should be unreadable to an attacker. It must be incoherent at all times to anyone other than you and your trusted personnel: while it’s travelling – or you are; whether it’s in transit, storage, stopping, or resting, data is safest in encrypted form.
Some people are never satisfied. These fearless agents of change are everywhere. They're informed, confident and willing to experiment. They seek out the best business technology solution for the job at hand. They act on instinct. Yes, you could say that they're driven. However, they're also at risk of being labeled as "rogue employees" because they ordered a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and perhaps expensed it without prior approval. Sometimes they're the champion of progressive projects that are referred to as Shadow IT -- intentionally bypassing their company's formal evaluation and procurement process. How can this happen? Is it just because their activities are tolerated, or are they being encouraged? If so, by whom? Why would any business leader applaud a team member that breaks the rules? Maybe, the simple answer is that staying within the confines of the status-quo won't enable a top-performer to fully apply their talent, achieving their absolute best.
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One of the primary principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) is encapsulation. Encapsulation is the way in which the state of an object is protected from manipulation in a way that is not consistent with the way the variable is intended to be manipulated. The variable (state) is made private, that is to say only the object itself can change it directly. Think of it as the difference between an automatic transmission and a standard (stick). With the latter, I can change gears whenever I see fit. The problem is that when I see fit may not be appropriate to the way in which the gears should be shifted. Which is how engines end up being redlined.
Cloud computing has finally come into its own. While we’ve been hearing for 8 years or more that cloud computing would one day take over the enterprise, the fact of the matter is that it’s been slow going. While the spread of cloud computing solutions hasn’t been as rapid as many early proponents predicted it would be, we are now to a place where cloud solutions are seen as viable for most organizations, and are being utilized regularly.
It's an application world; a world that is rapidly expanding. With new opportunities and markets arising driven by mobility and the Internet of Things, it is only going to keep expanding as applications are deployed to provision, license, and manage the growing sensors and devices in the hands of consumers. Applications are not isolated containers of functionality. No application winds up in production without a robust stack of resources and services to support it. Storage and compute, of course, are required, but so are the networking - both stateless and stateful - services that provide for scale, security and performance.
We're launching the "Tap In Open Forum": a new series of blog posts where we detail a current topic being discussed in the software development and testing community and invite you to participate in an open discussion with our best and brightest here at Skytap. Feel free to share your thoughts and we'll do the same! InformationWeek and IBM Mobile Technical Sales Leader Dustin Amrhein presented a webinar last week as part of their “DevOps Rado” series. The Frictionless Enterprise: Built for Business, looked at DevOps as a viable solution for removing the friction that prevents enterprises from innovating at not just the speed they would like, but at the speed absolutely required to stay relevant, and hopefully ahead of their competition.
Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place. This paper answers these questions, and proposes a total cost calculation framework for CTOs and CIOs that are evaluating solutions for their organization’s use case(s). In the text below, I examine an on-premise Hadoop ecosystem as a general purpose Big Data solution in relation to alternative commercial purpose-built storage technologies (-e.g. Oracle, Teradata, IBM, SAP, Microsoft, EMC, etc). It may be difficult to determine the exact point at which you should leverage one over the other. It is my contention that when the total cost of using all your data exceeds what you are able to spend using purpose-built technologies, it is time to consider using a general purpose solution like Hadoop for process offloading....
Public cloud service adoption is already a mainstream phenomenon in most organizations. Meanwhile, many large enterprises see a private cloud in their future. But choosing whether to invest in building an internal cloud infrastructure or buy from a cloud service provider will become more challenging – in anticipation, savvy IT leaders are becoming brokers of dynamic business technology solutions.

Hybrid cloud resource management and progressive operational process adoption are the key focal points in preparation for this transition. Moreover, Line of Business demand for emerging use cases and just-in-time IT workload creation requires speedy access to a managed self-serve DevOps deployment model.

That’s why comprehensive management and provisioning tools -- such as Red Hat CloudForms -- have become essential platforms. Besides, given the pervasive trends in the marketplace, every business will eventually need an actionable hybrid cloud adopt...
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