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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.

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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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Articles & Feature Stories
14th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured three content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, and DevOps led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the IT ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
People often ask how Qubell is different from Chef, Puppet, OpenShift, Docker, Heat, Ansible, Mesos, Kubernetes or some other hip product du jour. Like any comparison of apples to oranges, the answer involves a surprisingly deep investigation into botanical conventions, differences between cultivars and species, and even a venture into dangerous waters of “what is fruit, really?”. Intellectually stimulating, but not that useful from the nutritional standpoint. However, over time it became clear that it is much easier to phrase the question differently. The right question is “I got Chef/Puppet/etc, what’s next?” So I raise you the following model (dibs on the name “Klimow’s Pyramid”)
Qubell, an innovator in application deployment and configuration management, empowers online companies to do what they have never been able to do before: put into consumers' hands innovative new features and services, almost as fast as they can conceive them, without sacrificing control, reliability or uptime. Qubell emerged from stealth in the summer of 2013 (see related press release) and announced that Kohl's completed its initial implementation (see press release). Founded by pioneers in enterprise cloud applications and services, Qubell has its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. For more information, visit qubell.com.
BlueBox bridge the chasm between development and infrastructure. Hosting providers are taking standardization and automation too far. For many app developers it does nothing but spawn mayhem and more work. They have to figure out how their creations live on a pre-fab infrastructure solution full of constraints. Operations-as-a-Service is what BlueBox does. BlueBox utilizes development tools such as OpenStack, EMC Razor, Opscode’s Chef and BlueBox's proprietary tools give the power to do the unorthodox things which most hosting providers shun.
Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve customer service, and lower the risk in the creation of new revenue opportunities. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Dave Wagstaff, Vice President and Chief Architect at BSQUARE Corporation, will discuss the real benefits to focus on, how to understand the requirements of a successful solution, the flow of data, and how to best approach deploying an IoT solution that will drive results.
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additionally, the school sought a partner to provide OpenStack infrastructure deployment and operations expertise. They ultimately selected Blue Box’s Private Cloud as a Service, powered by OpenStack, leveraging Blue Box's Zurich, Switzerland data center.
SYS-CON Events announced today that the NetofEverything Blog has been named "Media Sponsor" of SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, with over 100 major sponsors and exhibitors in 2014 and more than 6,000 delegates from 17 countries. NetofEverything brings you the latest on the Internet of Things. For more information, visit http://netofeverything.blogspot.com.
Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Smart Home, Building City Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Applications. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications growth is expected to accelerate, particularly in certain industry verticals, and especially due to the anticipated Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. One of the key areas of growth for M2M and IoT falls within the area of smart homes, smart buildings including offices and industrial, and smart cities.
Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced on Thursday its first 12 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June 10-12, 2014 with over 6,000 delegates attending the conference. Among the first 12 announced world class speakers, IBM will present two highly popular IoT sessions, which will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. More than 150 all-star faculty members will discuss, including the hottest Internet of Things technology topics in November.
Yahoo CIO Mike Kail will present a session on DevOps at the 3rd International DevOps Summit, November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Mike brings more than 23 years of IT operations experience with a focus on highly scalable architectures to Yahoo. Prior to Yahoo, he served as VP of IT Operations at Netflix. The Netflix culture highlighted the transformation we see within forward-thinking IT organizations today and its use of public cloud and ‘No Ops' is well known in the industry. Mike Kail worked to develop this culture within Netflix's own IT organization, where he focused not only on the technology, but also on hiring and training the right talent. In order to achieve the right mix of technology innovation and human talent, he concentrated on identifying the right mind set for a new way of IT (DevOps) and how to transition from IT Ops to DevOps
Cloud Expo Latest Stories
14th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured three content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, and DevOps led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the IT ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore’s Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of chips, a critical consequence of this is rapid depreciation of servers. The hardware for clustered systems (e.g., Hadoop, OpenStack) tends to be significant capital expenses. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mason Katz, CTO and co-founder of StackIQ, to discuss how infrastructure teams should be aware of the capitalization and depreciation model of these expenses to fully understand when and where automation is critical.
Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects – scalability and performance. While applying cloud computing environments to the EHR systems, a special consideration needs to be given to the cloud enablement of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), i.e., the largest single medical system in the United States.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g., OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services. Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions, at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 10...
Most of today’s hardware manufacturers are building servers with at least one SATA Port, but not every systems engineer utilizes them. This is considered a loss in the game of maximizing potential storage space in a fixed unit. The SATADOM Series was created by Innodisk as a high-performance, small form factor boot drive with low power consumption to be plugged into the unused SATA port on your server board as an alternative to hard drive or USB boot-up. Built for 1U systems, this powerful device is smaller than a one dollar coin, and frees up otherwise dead space on your motherboard. To meet the requirements of tomorrow’s cloud hardware, Innodisk invested internal R&D resources to develop our SATA III series of products. The SATA III SATADOM boasts 500/180MBs R/W Speeds respectively, or double R/W Speed of SATA II products.
As more applications and services move "to the cloud" (public or on-premise) cloud environments are increasingly adopting and building out traditional enterprise features. This in turn is enabling and encouraging cloud adoption from enterprise users. In many ways the definition is blurring as features like continuous operation, geo-distribution or on-demand capacity become the norm. NuoDB is involved in both building enterprise software and using enterprise cloud capabilities. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Proctor, CTO at NuoDB, Inc., will discuss the experiences from building, deploying and using enterprise services and suggest some ways to approach moving enterprise applications into a cloud model.
Until recently, many organizations required specialized departments to perform mapping and geospatial analysis, and they used Esri on-premise solutions for that work. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dave Peters, author of the Esri Press book Building a GIS, System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, will discuss how Esri has successfully included the cloud as a fully integrated SaaS expansion of the ArcGIS mapping platform. Organizations that have incorporated Esri cloud-based applications and content within their business models are reaping huge benefits by directly leveraging cloud-based mapping and analysis capabilities within their existing enterprise investments. The ArcGIS mapping platform includes cloud-based content management and information resources to more widely, efficiently, and affordably deliver real-time actionable information and analysis capabilities to your organization.
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.
Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization’s assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Derek Tumulak, Vice President of Product Management at Vormetric, will discuss how to address data security in cloud and Big Data environments so that your organization isn’t next week’s data breach headline.
The cloud is everywhere and growing, and with it SaaS has become an accepted means for software delivery. SaaS is more than just a technology, it is a thriving business model estimated to be worth around $53 billion dollars by 2015, according to IDC. The question is – how do you build and scale a profitable SaaS business model? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jason Cumberland, Vice President, SaaS Solutions at Dimension Data, will give the audience an understanding of common mistakes businesses make when transitioning to SaaS; how to avoid them; and how to build a profitable and scalable SaaS business.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at 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. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia, the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions, will exhibit at 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. Solgenia is the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions. Designed to “Bridge the Gap” between personal and professional social, mobile and cloud user experiences, our solutions help large and medium-sized organizations dramatically improve productivity, reduce collaboration costs, and increase the overall enterprise value by bringing collaboration and infrastructure solutions to the cloud.
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, will explore the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations.
Enterprises require the performance, agility and on-demand access of the public cloud, and the management, security and compatibility of the private cloud. The solution? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist(global role) for VMware, will explore how to unlock the power of the hybrid cloud and the steps to get there. He'll discuss the challenges that conventional approaches to both public and private cloud computing, and outline the tough decisions that must be made to accelerate the journey to the hybrid cloud. As part of the transition, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service model will enable enterprise IT to build services beyond their data center while owning what gets moved, when to move it, and for how long. IT can then move forward on what matters most to the organization that it supports – availability, agility and efficiency.
Every healthy ecosystem is diverse. This is especially true in cloud ecosystems, where portability and interoperability are more important than old enterprise models of proprietary ownership. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Baker, Server Product Manager at Canonical/Ubuntu, will discuss how single vendors used to take the lead in creating and delivering technology, but in a cloud economy, where users want tools of their preference, when and where they need them, it makes no sense.
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Last week I was both learning and speaking at the The Internet of @ThingsExpo in New York City. I taught a session on the subject of IoT, Code Halos and Digital Transformation Strategies. Then I had the privilege of interviewing Microsoft's mobile and IoT guru Nick Landry (Twitter @ActiveNick). In this interview he shares Microsoft's solutions and strategies around the Internet of Things. Enjoy!
In today’s software-defined business era, uptime and availability are key to the business survival. The application is the business. However, ensuring proper application performance remains a daunting task for their production environments, where do you start? Enter Business Transactions. By starting to focus on the end-user experience and measuring application performance based on their interactions, we can correctly gauge how the entire environment is performing. We follow each individual user request as it flows through the application architecture, comparing the response time to its optimal performance. This inside-out strategy allows AppDynamics to instantly identify performance bottlenecks and allows application owners to get to the root-cause of issues that much faster.
In June I was presenting at the ThingsExpo conference  at the Javits Center in New York City. During my talk I was demonstrating how to integrate consumer devices into a business workflow. In particular, I was doing live measuring of my own blood pressure to show how to integrate consumer devices into a business workflow. Internet […]
I came across a very interesting story posted at the Reviewed.com. Website in the section covering home oven reviews. The headline read “The Smart Home Dominates the Internet of Things.” The story, based on a recent report published by Appinions, a market research firm, stated that while home automation “is used interchangeably” with the Internet of Things, the fact is that the IoT is far bigger than that. “It promises to unify a vast array of industrial and commercial devices and activities, not just your phone and dishwasher.” To be sure, home automation is leading the way right now, what with Apple, Google, Microsoft and other companies jumping on the bandwagon. What is missing in the piece is the real challenge (and opportunity) of the IoT: monetization.
The evolution of JavaScript and HTML 5 to support a genuine component based framework (Web Components) with the necessary tools to deliver something close to a native experience including genuine realtime networking (UDP using WebRTC). HTML5 is evolving to offer built in templating support, the ability to watch objects (which will speed up Angular) and Web Components (which offer Angular Directives). The native level support will offer a massive performance boost to frameworks having to fake all these features like Polymer and Angular. It will also encourage people who are not familiar with these next generational frameworks to get in on the action. As I am from a gaming background then I always complain that TCP (Web Sockets) is not genuinely real-time, so I look forward to seeing UDP (WebRTC) solutions being delivered like Desktop Sharing in Chrome 34.
So exactly how do you kick start a DevOps strategy? For example, say your organization is tied down to a very sequential, but cumbersome Waterfall approach to software development that is wasting precious dollars and hindering productivity? In the following we’ve outlined some strategy tips that every business leader will need to consider as they start down the path of DevOps adoption. Whatever steps your organization takes on the DevOps path of rolling out software faster and more effectively and deployment will require the support of your senior level management team. Explain the advantages of DevOps to the executive team in terms that they can easily understand. Provide an outline of how DevOps and cloud computing can save on ROI and get your new mobile application into the hands of the customer faster and more effectively with higher quality.
The IoT has the potential to transform the world, bringing new functions and efficiency to big problems such as disease, poverty, traffic, and government transparence. It also makes for a nice Christmas gift for “kids in science fair projects.” This latter point was made by Broadcom and Brian Bedrosian, the company's senior director for wireless connectivity. Specifically, the company has introduced its Wiced Sense Kit at a price of US$20. The kit—suitable for adult use, of course, as well--allows IoT developers and the millions of “makers” in the thriving Maker Movement to build sensors that communicate with iPhones, home communication hubs, and other devices. Suggested uses include baby monitors, door locks, and personal healthcare monitors. Broadcom's kit presumably competes with a US$25 kit from Texas Instruments, which also has Android and Bluetooth functionality.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting personal. Wearables, ingestables, even implantables – devices that not only help us with our fitness, but can monitor and manage disease and its treatment – are right around the corner. And where the IoT goes, money follows. In this case, Big Pharma smells opportunity. But while these new consumer doodads get all the press, health-related IoT technologies are only the tip of the iceberg for the Digital Transformation hitting the pharmaceutical industry, as it struggles with a turbulent business landscape. “There are very few blockbuster drugs,” explains Eric Pilkington, EVP Digital Strategy at McCann Health North America. “The pharma companies are trying to figure out what to do. The competitors are the generics: identical and cheaper. The pharmas have to provide value beyond the drug itself.”
Such devices and connected technologies exist today, and the sector is driving the leading edge of the Internet of Things under the label of the “Connected Home” or “Smart Home”. Fact is, some pretty traditional low-tech concepts are becoming technology-enabled, such as/including locking doors, turning on the lights, heating the home, etc. What this means is that technology companies are broadening into areas that have historically been outside of their business plans. Apple is in the fitness business. Google is in the heating business. Samsung is in the appliance business. Others include cable TV and Internet provider Comcast, and the Schlage-brand lock maker Ingersoll Rand.
When we talk about the impact of BYOD and BYOA and the Internet of Things, we often focus on the impact on data center architectures. That's because there will be an increasing need for authentication, for access control, for security, for application delivery as the number of potential endpoints (clients, devices, things) increases. That means scale in the data center. What we gloss over, what we skip, is that before any of these "things" ever makes a request to access an application it had to execute a DNS query. Every. Single. Thing.
Elasticity is hailed as one of the biggest benefits of cloud and software-defined architectures. It's more efficient than traditional scalability models that only went one direction: up. It's based on the premise that wasting money and resources all the time just to ensure capacity on a seasonal or periodic basis is not only unappealing, but unnecessary in the age of software-defined everything. The problem is that scaling down is much, much harder than scaling up. Oh, not from the perspective of automation and orchestration. That is, as the kids say these days, easy peasy lemon squeezy. APIs have made the ability to add and remove resources simplicity itself. There isn't a load balancing service available today without this capability - at least not one that's worth having.
As enterprises work to rapidly embrace the mobile revolution, both for their workforce and to engage more deeply with their customers, the pressure is on for IT to support the tools needed by their application developers. Mobile application developers are working with a massive variety of technologies and platforms, but one trend that stands out is the rapid adoption of NoSQL database engines and the use of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platforms and services to run them. Gartner has predicted that by 2017, 20% of enterprises will have their own internal mobile app store, meaning that enterprises are deploying both commercial and custom applications to their workforce at increasing speeds. There’s no denying the massive growth in mobile applications within the enterprise.
The Internet of Things is only going to make that even more challenging as businesses turn to new business models and services fueled by a converging digital-physical world. Applications, whether focused on licensing, provisioning, managing or storing data for these "things" will increase the already significant burden on IT as a whole. The inability to scale from an operational perspective is really what software-defined architectures are attempting to solve by operationalizing the network to shift the burden of provisioning and management from people to technology.
GovCloud Network is proud to announce that we have teamed with Tech Equity Ltd to deliver cloud education and training on a global basis. With this partnership, GovCloud Network will also add the Cloud Clinique Online Training and Cloud Computing Best Practices program to it's list of services. CloudClinique is an online cloud certification platform that contains over 7,500 cloud best practice concepts across 18 separate domains. Compiled by certified cloud practitioners and trainers, learning is organized around 10 minute sessions, and delivered using tools designed to reinforce your understanding and confidence level. The content and database is very rich and designed to prepare candidates for most cloud certification programs. Revision modules are available for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification, CompTIA Cloud+ Certification, Cloud School Cloud Professional Certification, Cloud School Cloud Architect Certification, and the Cloud Security Alliance's Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge.
When Instagram was sold to Facebook in 2012, it employed only 13 people and maintained over 4 billion photos shared by its 80 million registered users. Internally, Instagram was a small business. Externally, it was a web monster. Filling the gap between those two contradictory perspectives is DevOps. Now to be fair, Instagram (like many other web monster properties today) has it easier than most other businesses because it supported only one application. One. That's in stark contrast to large enterprises which are, by most analyst firms, said to manage not one but one hundred and even one thousand applications - at the same time. Our own data indicates an average of 312 applications per customer, many of which are certainly integrated and interacting with one another.