The New Age of the Internet
By Ameer Abbas
Enterprises and service providers are moving to cloud. Cloud providers are
expanding their infrastructure, reach and ease of adoption. Users are
becoming mobile, they access their information and services on their personal
mobile devices first. We have seen game changers like Netflix and AirBnB
become vastly successful by using the power of public cloud as their
infrastructure of choice. Service providers like Microsoft, Adobe and
Oracle are quickly moving their services to cloud, offering them as a SaaS
subscription. So why are we seeing this new "app store" model of
development, delivery and consumption gain so much popularity now than ever?
and what does it mean for the internet? Is the internet infrastructure
equipped to handle this additional load? Lets first look at it from the three
main constituents cloud effe... (more)
A lot of companies believe that they can transform the way they do business.
Some go so far as to include transformation in some job titles. You might be
an architect, an agile coach, or otherwise responsible for setting the new
standards or transitioning to a new set of tools. Sometimes you may have just
one shot at doing it right; it’s worth taking the time to do it right. Let
me suggest two quick tips to make your life easier.
Education Before Enforcement
All chances for a lasting transformation depend on how well change
management is executed in the organization. People absorb... (more)
Clouds are typically classified into four different topologies: private,
public, community and hybrid clouds. Let's focus on hybrid clouds: what are
the use cases that require this topology, what are the challenges, and who
stands to benefit from the hybrid cloud trend?
First off, a definition: A hybrid cloud is a topology in which more than one
cloud infrastructure is utilized to solve a particular problem. Some
In order to generate a monthly report of your customers' stock portfolios,
you need to process some personal information (e.g., name, address, credit
card nu... (more)
I’ve heard several clients complain about the curse of “orphaned
analytics”; which are one-off analytics developed to address a specific
business need but never “operationalized” or packaged for re-use across
the organization. Unfortunately, many analytic organizations lack a framework
for ensuring that the analytics are not being developed in a void.
Organizations lack an overarching model to ensure that the resulting
analytics and associated organizational intellectual capital can be captured
and re-used across multiple use cases.
Without this over-arching analytics framework... (more)
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Deploying applications in hybrid cloud environments is hard work. Your team
spends most of the time maintaining your infrastructure, configuring dev/test
and production environments, and deploying applications across environments -
which can be both time consuming and error prone. But what if you could
automate provisioning and deployment to deliver error free environments
faster? What could you do with your free time?
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Incident Management and Continuous Integration, a Partnership for Success
By Zachary Flower
As a developer, I’m a huge fan of continuous integration. For the
uninitiated, continuous integration is a software engineering practice in
which code changes are tested as soon as they are committed. This enables
early problem detection. It also provides immediate feedback on code quality,
allowing for issues to be identified and fixed immediately.
Often mentioned in the same breath as continuous integration is continuous
deployment. Continuous deployment is an extension of continuous integ... (more)
Cloud analytics is dramatically altering business intelligence. Some businesses will capitalize on these promising new technologies and gain key insights that’ll help them gain competitive advantage. And others won’t.
Whether you’re a business leader, an IT manager, or an analyst, we want to help you and the people you need to influence with a free copy of “Cloud Analytics for Dummies,” the essential guide to this explosive new space for business intelligence.
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You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
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Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage.
Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
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ReadyTalk has expanded the capabilities of the FoxDen collaboration platform announced late last year to include FoxDen Connect, an in-room video collaboration experience that launches with a single touch.
With FoxDen Connect, users can now not only engage in HD video conferencing between iOS and Android mobile devices or Chrome browsers, but also set up in-person meeting rooms for video interactions. A host’s mobile device automatically recognizes the presence of a meeting room via beacon tech...
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Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
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On Dice.com, the number of job postings asking for skill in Amazon Web Services increased 76 percent between June 2015 and June 2016. Salesforce.com saw its own skill mentions increase 37 percent, while DevOps and Cloud rose 35 percent and 28 percent, respectively.
Even as they expand their presence in the cloud, companies are also looking for tech professionals who can manage projects, crunch data, and figure out how to make systems run more autonomously. Mentions of ‘data science’ as a skill ...
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In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs.
This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
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IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
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Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time.
Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
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Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform.
In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
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"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products.
Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...
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Ovum, a leading technology analyst firm, has published an in-depth report, Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a DevOps Release Management Solution, 2016–17. The report focuses on the automation aspects of DevOps, Release Management and compares solutions from the leading vendors.
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Continuous testing helps bridge the gap between developing quickly and maintaining high quality products.
But to implement continuous testing, CTOs must take a strategic approach to building a testing infrastructure and toolset that empowers their team to move fast.
Download our guide to laying the groundwork for a scalable continuous testing strategy.
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Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
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Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office.
Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
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UpGuard has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk.
CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist t...
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Deploying applications in hybrid cloud environments is hard work. Your team spends most of the time maintaining your infrastructure, configuring dev/test and production environments, and deploying applications across environments – which can be both time consuming and error prone. But what if you could automate provisioning and deployment to deliver error free environments faster? What could you do with your free time?
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Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
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