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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
This report details findings from Forrester Research, Inc. about how the nine most significant solution providers for privileged identity management meet the 18-criteria evaluation and where they stand in relation to each other to help security and risk (S&R) professionals select the right partner for their privileged identity management.
File sync and share. Endpoint protection. Both are massive opportunities for today’s enterprise thanks to their business benefits and widespread user appeal. But one size does not fit all, especially user-adopted consumer technologies. Organizations must apply the right enterprise-ready tool for the job in order to properly manage and protect endpoint data. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Michael Bachman, Senior Enterprise Systems Architect at Code42, he will discuss how the synergy of an enterprise platform – where sync/share and endpoint protection converge – delivers incredible value for the business.
Simply defined the SDDC promises that you’ll be able to treat “all” of your IT infrastructure as if it’s completely malleable. That there are no restrictions to how you can use and assign everything from border controls to VM size as long as you stay within the technical capabilities of the devices. The promise is great, but the reality is still a dream for the majority of enterprises. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Tech, at SUPERNAP, will cover where and how a business might benefit from SDDC and also why they should or shouldn’t attempt to adopt today.
Today, developers and business units are leading the charge to cloud computing. The primary driver: faster access to computing resources by using the cloud's automated infrastructure provisioning. However, fast access to infrastructure exposes the next friction point: creating, delivering, and operating applications much faster. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Bernard Golden, VP of Strategy at ActiveState, will discuss why solving the next friction point is critical for true cloud computing success and how developers and business units can leverage service catalogs, frameworks, and DevOps to achieve the true goal of IT: delivering increased business value through applications.
Most companies only analyze subsets of their business data and fragmented data in several places – there is nothing “big” about that. By freeing IT time and resources, the process of analyzing your data can be streamlined, ensuring that all the data is in the system, complete, and available. With the operations, implementation, and data management outsourced and IT teams being used as dedicated shepherds of data into and out of the system, executives get the smartest data at their fingertips. Business Intelligence is a huge market. It is more important than ever to understand that projects are still built by small teams of BI specialists. The future – and to a great extent uncharted territory – is generated BI applications. With hundreds of applications, each of them is slightly different. We have already seen this happening in different parts of the IT industry. We have witnessed what...
In this report Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) analysts explore the ways in which gaining visibility and control over high-privilege access helps organizations achieve regulatory compliance, assure responsible governance, and improve security all while reducing IT operational costs. The characteristics of an effective privileged access management solution are examined, along with evidence from EMA research that supports the values of a more consistent approach to operational IT control.
APIs came about to help companies create and manage their digital ecosystem, enabling them not only to reach more customers through more devices, but also create a large supporting ecosystem of developers and partners. While Facebook, Twitter and Netflix were the early adopters of APIs, large enterprises have been quick to embrace the concept of APIs and have been leveraging APIs as a connective tissue that powers all interactions between their customers, partners and employees. As enterprises embrace APIs, some very specific Enterprise API Adoption patterns and best practices have started emerging. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Sachin Agarwal, VP of Product Marketing and Strategy at SOA Software, will talk about the most common enterprise API patterns and will discuss how enterprises can successfully launch an API program.
VisionMobile recently published one of the best reports on apps for vehicles that I have read. It is frustrating with how difficult it is to actually get an app approved for use in a car. Here are some of the unique challenges: Safety first considerations (like driver distraction) Long sales and car vendor app approval process Car vendor led UX and ideation processes Low risk strategies for selecting apps Deal negotiation skills requirement Massive market fragmentation
MapDB is an Apache-licensed open source database specifically designed for Java developers. The library uses the standard Java Collections API, making it totally natural for Java developers to use and adopt, while scaling database size from GBs to TBs. MapDB is very fast and supports an agile approach to data, allowing developers to construct flexible schemas to exactly match application needs and tune performance, durability and caching for specific requirements.
CodeFutures on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted it a patent for its Continuous Replication technology that helps database administrators perform maintenance and other processing functions without downtime. U.S. Patent 8,626,709, titled Scalable Relational Database Replication, adds to the growing portfolio of database innovations offered by CodeFutures. Its database performance tools, including dbShards for scaling large, high-transaction volume databases, dramatically increases deployed database scalability, performance and reliability.
Cloud Expo Breaking News
File sync and share. Endpoint protection. Both are massive opportunities for today’s enterprise thanks to their business benefits and widespread user appeal. But one size does not fit all, especially user-adopted consumer technologies. Organizations must apply the right enterprise-ready tool for the job in order to properly manage and protect endpoint data. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Michael Bachman, Senior Enterprise Systems Architect at Code42, he will discuss how the synergy of an enterprise platform – where sync/share and endpoint protection converge – delivers incredible value for the business.
Simply defined the SDDC promises that you’ll be able to treat “all” of your IT infrastructure as if it’s completely malleable. That there are no restrictions to how you can use and assign everything from border controls to VM size as long as you stay within the technical capabilities of the devices. The promise is great, but the reality is still a dream for the majority of enterprises. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Tech, at SUPERNAP, will cover where and how a business might benefit from SDDC and also why they should or shouldn’t attempt to adopt today.
Today, developers and business units are leading the charge to cloud computing. The primary driver: faster access to computing resources by using the cloud's automated infrastructure provisioning. However, fast access to infrastructure exposes the next friction point: creating, delivering, and operating applications much faster. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Bernard Golden, VP of Strategy at ActiveState, will discuss why solving the next friction point is critical for true cloud computing success and how developers and business units can leverage service catalogs, frameworks, and DevOps to achieve the true goal of IT: delivering increased business value through applications.
APIs came about to help companies create and manage their digital ecosystem, enabling them not only to reach more customers through more devices, but also create a large supporting ecosystem of developers and partners. While Facebook, Twitter and Netflix were the early adopters of APIs, large enterprises have been quick to embrace the concept of APIs and have been leveraging APIs as a connective tissue that powers all interactions between their customers, partners and employees. As enterprises embrace APIs, some very specific Enterprise API Adoption patterns and best practices have started emerging. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Sachin Agarwal, VP of Product Marketing and Strategy at SOA Software, will talk about the most common enterprise API patterns and will discuss how enterprises can successfully launch an API program.
MapDB is an Apache-licensed open source database specifically designed for Java developers. The library uses the standard Java Collections API, making it totally natural for Java developers to use and adopt, while scaling database size from GBs to TBs. MapDB is very fast and supports an agile approach to data, allowing developers to construct flexible schemas to exactly match application needs and tune performance, durability and caching for specific requirements.
The social media expansion has shown just how people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize their digital life through a brand new cloud service, starting from infrastructure to the users’ interface. A revolution that began from inventing and designing our very own infrastructure: we have created the first server network powered solely by ARM CPU. The microservers have “organism-like” features, differentiating them from any of the current technologies. Benefits include low consumption of energy, making Cynny the ecologically friendly alternative for storage as well as cheaper infrastructure, lower running costs, etc.
Next-Gen Cloud. Whatever you call it, there’s a higher calling for cloud computing that requires providers to change their spots and move from a commodity mindset to a premium one. Businesses can no longer maintain the status quo that today’s service providers offer. Yes, the continuity, speed, mobility, data access and connectivity are staples of the cloud and always will be. But cloud providers that plan to not only exist tomorrow – but to lead – know that security must be the top priority for the cloud and are delivering it now. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Kurt Hagerman, Chief Information Security Officer at FireHost, will detail why and how you can have both infrastructure performance and enterprise-grade security – and what tomorrow's cloud provider will look like.
Web conferencing in a public cloud has the same risks as any other cloud service. If you have ever had concerns over the types of data being shared in your employees’ web conferences, such as IP, financials or customer data, then it’s time to look at web conferencing in a private cloud. In her session at 14th Cloud Expo, Courtney Behrens, Senior Marketing Manager at Brother International, will discuss how issues that had previously been out of your control, like performance, advanced administration and compliance, can now be put back behind your firewall.
More and more enterprises today are doing business by opening up their data and applications through APIs. Though forward-thinking and strategic, exposing APIs also increases the surface area for potential attack by hackers. To benefit from APIs while staying secure, enterprises and security architects need to continue to develop a deep understanding about API security and how it differs from traditional web application security or mobile application security. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Sachin Agarwal, VP of Product Marketing and Strategy at SOA Software, will walk you through the various aspects of how an API could be potentially exploited. He will discuss the necessary best practices to secure your data and enterprise applications while continue continuing to support your business’s digital initiatives.
The revolution that happened in the server universe over the past 15 years has resulted in an eco-system that is more open, more democratically innovative and produced better results in technically challenging dimensions like scale. The underpinnings of the revolution were common hardware, standards based APIs (ex. POSIX) and a strict adherence to layering and isolation between applications, daemons and kernel drivers/modules which allowed multiple types of development happen in parallel without hindering others. Put simply, today's server model is built on a consistent x86 platform with few surprises in its core components. A kernel abstracts away the platform, so that applications and daemons are decoupled from the hardware. In contrast, networking equipment is still stuck in the mainframe era. Today, networking equipment is a single appliance, including hardware, OS, applications and user interface come as a monolithic entity from a single vendor. Switching between different vendor'...
Cloud backup and recovery services are critical to safeguarding an organization’s data and ensuring business continuity when technical failures and outages occur. With so many choices, how do you find the right provider for your specific needs? In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Daniel Jacobson, Technology Manager at BUMI, will outline the key factors including backup configurations, proactive monitoring, data restoration, disaster recovery drills, security, compliance and data center resources. Aside from the technical considerations, the secret sauce in identifying the best vendor is the level of focus, expertise and specialization of their engineering team and support group, and how they monitor your day-to-day backups, provide recommendations, and guide you through restores when necessary.
Cloud scalability and performance should be at the heart of every successful Internet venture. The infrastructure needs to be resilient, flexible, and fast – it’s best not to get caught thinking about architecture until the middle of an emergency, when it's too late. In his interactive, no-holds-barred session at 14th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, will dive into how to design and build-out the right cloud infrastructure.
You use an agile process; your goal is to make your organization more agile. What about your data infrastructure? The truth is, today’s databases are anything but agile – they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Performance suffers as a result, and it takes far longer than it should to deliver on new features and capabilities needed to make your organization competitive. As your application and business needs change, data repositories and structures get outmoded rapidly, resulting in increased work for application developers and slow performance for end users. Further, as data sizes grow into the Big Data realm, this problem is exacerbated and becomes even more difficult to address. A seemingly simple schema change can take hours (or more) to perform, and as requirements evolve the disconnect between existing data structures and actual needs diverge.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SherWeb, a long-time leading provider of cloud services and Microsoft's 2013 World Hosting Partner of the Year, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. A worldwide hosted services leader ranking in the prestigious North American Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM, and Microsoft's 2013 World Hosting Partner of the Year, SherWeb provides competitive cloud solutions to businesses and partners around the world. Founded in 1998, SherWeb is a privately owned company headquartered in Quebec, Canada. Its service portfolio includes Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Dynamics CRM and more.
The world of cloud and application development is not just for the hardened developer these days. In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, and Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, will pull back the curtain of the architecture of a fun demo application purpose-built for the cloud. They will focus on demonstrating how they leveraged compute, storage, messaging, and other cloud elements hosted at SoftLayer to lower the effort and difficulty of putting together a useful application. This will be an active demonstration and review of simple command-line tools and resources, so don’t be afraid if you are not a seasoned developer.
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From a cost perspective, the networking dialogue is dominated by CapEx. Acquisition costs for new networking gear have historically been tied to hardware, and despite the relatively recent rise of bare metal switching, networking hardware remains a high-stakes business. But SDN is changing this dynamic in potentially significant ways. The first point to clarify when talking about CapEx is that CapEx does not necessarily mean hardware (at least not the way that most people mean). While there is a strict financial definition for CapEx, in the networking industry it has become shorthand for Procurement Costs. Because networking solutions have been predominantly monetized through hardware, we associate procurement costs with hardware, but this is changing.
loud providers Google, AWS and Microsoft are doing some spring-cleaning - out with the old, in with the new - when it comes to pricing services. With the latest cuts, here's a news flash: There's a new business model driving cloud that is every bit as exponential in growth -- with order of magnitude improvements to pricing -- as Moore's Law has been to computing. Let's call it "Bezos' Law," and go straight to the math
Take a moment to consider the things we put up with on a daily basis because they have been understood and accepted as the status quo. Perhaps the old adage, “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t,” rings no truer than for traditional on-premise data storage systems. Sure, there have been numerous improvements in data storage over the years. Sure, the slower, capacity-limited storage systems of yesterday continue to be replaced by bigger, faster storage systems all the time — but has there really been much improvement to address the most common idiosyncrasies that have existed for so long? While data storage systems and cars have very little in common, imagine what automobiles would be like if they suffered from the same constraints and requirements have become the accepted norm with storage systems. Quite simply, owning an automobile would be a vastly different experience. How different? Think about all the things you would need:
Over the past few years, the SaaS community has gained a solid understanding of SaaS financial metrics, as well as many of the operational principles required to achieve them. However, there has always been an obvious gap between what happens on the top line and what happens on the ground. It’s one thing to claim that a 50% reduction in churn will result in a 2X increase in recurring revenue, but it’s quite another thing to make it happen. Achieving that 50% reduction in churn is usually a tedious and unreliable process of trial and error. This is about to change. As the SaaS industry matures, we are witnessing the evolution of SaaS metrics beyond simple, historical financial measures toward sophisticated operational measures in the form of new SaaS customer success metrics and predictive analytics.
In the beginning there was a simply acronym: MTTI (mean time to innocence). Weary after years of costly and time-consuming war room battles, IT organizations turned to AppDynamics to give an objective application-level view of production incidents. As a result, application issues are swiftly pinpointed and fixed, accelerating time to repair by up to 90%. In fact, gravitation towards fact-based constructive issue management spawned a whole new movement – DevOps – with the goal of ingraining this maturity and cooperative spirit into IT organizations from the ground up. The movement was discussed by Jim in a previous blog post. Of course, AppDynamics (or at least, easily accessible fact-based information about application behaviour in production) is a necessary prerequisite to this.
We've talked before about the bifurcation of the network, which is driven as much by the evolution of network services from "nice to have" to "critical" as it is by emerging architectures. The demarcation line in the network stack has traditionally been - and remains - between layers 3 and 4 in the OSI model. The reason for this is that there is a transition as you move from layer 3 to layer 4 from stateless networking to stateful networking.
Like moving to IPv6, simply picking up your existing network architecture and moving it to a completely new one is not going to happen overnight. There will undoubtedly still be "traditional" networks hanging around even when SDN adoption is considered mainstream and fully mature. That's the nature of evolution; it doesn't happen in the blink of eye, it takes time. Right now organizations are faced with a variety of options in networking. From VXLAN to NVGRE, from traditional to software-defined, choices abound today. And chances are that most largish networks will actually take advantage of several of those choices, depending on what phase of adoption they're in.
Appthority is an app risk management company with a Software-as-a-Service solution that analyzes mobile apps for hidden behaviors that pose privacy and security risks. Our main customers are large organizations and we provide them with the first all-in-one App Risk Management service to uncover the hidden actions of apps and enable enterprises to create custom policies to prevent unwanted app behaviors. Appthority combines the largest global database of analyzed public and private apps with advanced policy management tools to automate control over risky app actions to protect corporate data on company-issued and BYOD mobile phones as employees bring their own apps to work.
Like every one I am updating my terminology to reflect the shift that occurred – Business and technical executives immediately get that when combined with a world of smart, connected devices then Cloud computing only makes more sense. We have entered an age where IoT Cloud Computing will become the dominant form of enterprise IT architecture. Smart devices aren’t much use if they aren’t sharing their feeds with some kind of enterprise system, and so new forms of middleware as well as entirely new forms of ERP will emerge too. In short how will that RFID device on the tin of beans ordered by your smart fridge, actually place the order into the supermarket logistics systems?
This past weekend, like many of you, I started getting the blood curdling password resets from a bunch of OpenSSL affected sites. I also got a few emails from sites indicating that I had nothing to worry about. Bad news, good news. Probably the biggest security story thus far for 2014 is Heartbleed, the OpenSSL vulnerability which potentially allows attackers to extract 64 kilobyte batches of memory at random without being noticed and leaving no trace. Sounds like the perfect crime.
When I visit clients to talk about DevOps, I usually ask them what their monitoring strategy is. Too often, the answer I hear is "We use Nagios". I think Nagios is a great tool, but it sure is not a strategy. Nagios does a good job of monitoring infrastructure. It will alert you when you are running out of disk, CPU, or memory. I call this reactive monitoring. In other words, Nagios is telling you that your resources are getting maxed out and you are about to have issues. Proactive monitoring focuses more on the behavior of the applications and attempts to detect when metrics are starting to stray away from their normal baseline numbers. Proactive monitoring alerts you that the system is starting to experience symptoms that can lead to a degradation of performance or capacity issues which is more preferable than Nagios telling you are about to be screwed. With reactive monitoring, it is not uncommon that customers start complaining about the same time that the Nagios alerts start going off. The goal of proactive monitoring is to head off issues so that customers don't even notice.
One of the most powerful aspects of the Internet of Things is the process of synthesis it achieves; it provides a mental model for people to associate and relate a number of different technologies under one umbrella concept and trend. Therefore one early quick win is a simple taxonomy for listing what these different technology camps are, so here is a first draft approach for this that is now included as the guiding framework in our IoT Technology Roadmap.
OpenStack. OpenDaylight. SDN. Cloud. It's all about abstraction, about APIs and "software-defined" (which really means software-controlled, but this is neither the time or place to get into that debate). It's about jailbreaking the network. Enabling access to features and functionality in a way that results in new services, increased responsiveness and overall, the operationalization of the network.
The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (ITAAC) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are announcing a slate of innovative leaders to serve as facilitators for the upcoming "Agile Sourcing Environment for Commercial Cloud" brainstorming session being held in Alexandria, VA on April 23, 2014. Enjoying a great response thus far, industry participants include Boeing, Oracle, Google,SAP, Leidos and Capgemini. Government participants include the US Navy, US Army, US House of Representatives and GSA.
Not too long ago, it took even the most successful entrepreneurs several centuries or at least decades to reach a valuation of a billion and thus become a member of the exclusive Billionaire Boys Club*. Families like the Rothschilds, the Waltons or the Brenninkmeijers have indeed built up impressive capital wealth, but because it took them several generations, it often became quite diluted among brothers, sons, daughters, nieces, and even third-degree-nephews. With the advent of first: IT; then the Internet and now the cloud, that time frame has rapidly shrunk. Today companies with as little as 50 or even 13 employees reached valuations where reputable companies and world-renowned artists can only dream of. This acceleration is even more poignant when we look at applications in the heart the nexus of Social, Mobile, Cloud and Analytics (SMAC), such as Instagram , Tumbler and recently WhatsApp. And just like in the music industry there is a lot of interest in the tip parade: the list of runner ups; ideas and products getting ready to become the next mega hit.