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“Organizations take time to evolve. That’s why we’re bound for a hybrid future, where public and private clouds blend to create a shared infrastructure that spans application, organization and data center boundaries,” noted Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, in this exclusive Q&A with...
Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that’s reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel c...
As technology evolves, business models evolve. The corner grocery store gave way to the emporium, which became the supermarket. Now we order groceries online with a credit card, and a truck turns up with the goods. Hansom cabriolets became taxis and limos, and now we have Uber. At one ...
While on-premise deployments are still the default for many enterprise applications today, most everyone agrees that SaaS and Cloud are the future. The question from the CXO is no longer, “Should we consider putting this application in the cloud?” It is, “Why wouldn’t we deploy this in...
Big Data is big - but just how big may surprise you. According to a new QuinStreet survey, 77 percent of respondents consider Big Data analytics a priority. Another 72 percent cite enhancing the speed and accuracy of business decisions as a top benefit of big-data analytics. And 71 pe...
Experts say that cloud computing is disruptive and then continue on to discuss how the cloud quickly enables innovation while competition between cloud service providers drive costs down. Both of these scenarios are accurate, but the disruption from cloud has additional shockwaves that...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann has been named Summit Chair of DevOps Summit 2014 Silicon Valley. The 3rd International DevOps Summit will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is set to be one of the mo...
The private cloud is misunderstood. At this stage, vendors can be forgiven for not having a firm idea of what the private cloud is and how it can uniquely improve their processes. Too many service providers have branded legacy technologies as "cloud-based," warping buyers' expectations...
Just by its mere name, virtualization conjures up images of expensive, complicated technologies that for the most part only the largest companies can grasp, when in fact there are many benefits that virtualization can bring to small businesses, two being IT efficiency and cost savings....
It’s no secret that doing nothing is often considered a safe bet. The psychology behind inaction is well understood, particularly in the case of IT — the path of least disruption is usually maintaining the status quo rather than trying something new, But once in a while, a decision ...
Distrix (formerly Spark Integration Technologies) on Friday announced it will demonstrate the latest version of its flagship software platform at the Internet of @ThingsExpo in New York, June 10-12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City. Version 4.1 of the Distrix Gateway Router e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Connect2.me, the IoT marketplace showcasing the latest and most advanced connected/smart devices and APIs, will exhibit at SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York ...
What process has your provider undertaken to ensure that the cloud tenant will receive predictable performance and service? What was involved in the planning? Who owns and operates the data center? What technology is being used? How is it being supported? In his session at 14th Cloud...
Business differentiation depends upon the efficient development, deployment and management of new applications. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Ruslan Synytsky, CTO of Jelastic, will describe and demonstrate how an enterprise can utilize a private cloud to deliver a scalable, high...
The private cloud momentum among enterprises is undeniable. Private cloud is able to deliver the agility and ease-of-use that users have come to expect – without sacrificing any of the security or control that is critical to so many industries. But implemented incorrectly, there's no q...
OpenStack continues to grow exponentially as the de facto standard for open source cloud platforms. But how can someone quickly get started with learning this exciting new technology? In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Kenneth Hui, a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace, will walk pa...
Electronic signatures are an important component of any web application. They make it possible to keep business processes online even when a signature is required on a contract, form or application. If you are interested in learning how to quickly integrate e-signatures into your clou...
As enterprises look to take advantage of the cloud, they need to understand the importance of safeguarding their confidential and sensitive data in cloud environments. Enterprises must protect their data from (1) system administrators who don’t need to see the data in the clear and (2)...
GoodData has announced the launch of its Enterprise Partnership Enablement Program. This program provides implementation and reseller partners with the training and tools necessary to support GoodData's end-to-end Open Analytics Platform. This initiative supports GoodData's commitment ...
CodeFutures on Wednesday announced that it has been named a Top-100 company in data management and analysis by Database Trends and Applications magazine (www.dbta.com). The “DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data” list recognizes Big Data vendors based on their presence, exec...
As we know, the subject of Big Data and the ‘space race’ to produce software application development functions that will enable us to extract insight and (therefore) value from the Big Data mountain remains one of the most discussed issues in information technology today. Increasingly...
SYS-CON Events announced today that KOTRA has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and SYS-CON's 2nd International @ThingsExpo,which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the...
Distrix (formerly Spark Integration Technologies) has announced the latest version of its flagship network-virtualization software. Distrix 4.1, available now, extends the manageability of remote networks while also improving the programmability of software-defined networking (SDN) env...
In production support it is often hard to correlate what might be happening on local servers with what users are reportedly experiencing. In April, the developers for a Java application that handles electronic distribution of scanned mail and electronic faxes were receiving reports tha...
Taking mission-critical applications out of their current data center environments and moving them to the cloud is usually not a simple matter of lift and shift. Companies leading the way in deploying customer-facing applications to either a public or a private cloud have learned the h...
Like electricity, compute resources can readily scale up and burst, and workloads can easily operate geographically. Storage however is more like water, where moving large amounts of data can be very challenging, especially over distance. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Joe Arnold...
The cloud opens up new possibilities for businesses to continuously deliver software-driven innovation and enables new ways of collaboration. At 14th Cloud Expo, IBM, SoftLayer, an IBM Company, and Cloudant, an IBM Company, offer numerous sessions that cover many aspects of cloud and B...
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Tony Shan, a Chief Architect and Big Data consultant, will discuss the drivers, concept, means, and buildout of Big Data competency. He will start with why – the current resource deficit and the imperatives for new skillsets in the Big Data space. T...
IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS (infrastructure, platform and software as a service) all have their place in enterprises today and are no strangers to utilizing them. But with the multitude of technologies out in the market, how to make a decision on which to use and when? What is most efficient ...
The benefits of using a Cloud Platform-as-a-Service are clear – higher elasticity, lower cost and risk, and support for new business models. But what are some of the pitfalls? What type of workloads should you start with? And what will make your deployment successful? Based on data fro...
“While cost has traditionally been a foundational benefit of the cloud, we believe that other factors can play a more important part in defining the cloud of tomorrow,” said Todd Gleason, Vice President of Technology at FireHost, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs ...
Water’s path from sea level to a cloud is quite a journey and often misunderstood, similar to that of an organizations path as they traverse from a traditional on premise compute model, to public and private cloud adoption. Infrastructure changes have a ripple effect, and impact functi...
Dynamic coupling, therefore, represents a paradigm shift in how to build and utilize APIs. Up to this point in time, the focus of both SOA and REST has been on building loosely-coupled interfaces: static, contracted interfaces specified by WSDL and various policy metadata when those in...
Learn why network virtualization is the final frontier to conquer for high-utilization and high-performance clouds (since server and storage virtualization are already mature). 2013 was the year of SDN’s debut, but in his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Robert Drost, Co-Founder and COO o...
With large security breaches constantly in the news, businesses are rightly concerned about security. Thankfully, big data and machine learning can work together to help. They read like a list of horror stories for businesses big and small alike. Sony’s PlayStation Network is hacked t...
There is probably never going to be a perfect balance in the industry between Do-it-yourself (DIY) and Do-it-for-you (DIFY) networking. It seems exceedingly unlikely that there is a one-size-fits-all type of solution out there. And so we will invariably end up with a bifurcated market ...
Social media of all types allows customers to share their interests and sentiments. To be successful, companies have to find ways to capture and process the information. The power of Big Data technology is being successfully applied to understanding such complex unknowns as consumer s...
GoodData, the leader in cloud business intelligence, announced Vice President of Product Marketing, Jeff Morris will be speaking at Cloud Expo on June 10, at the Javits Center in New York City. As a Bronze Sponsor of the conference, GoodData will share insight on best practices for bus...
It's a great time to be in the business of delivering software. Today, every business needs to leverage software to differentiate its products or services. So, like it or not, every business is in the software business. This theme resonated at the SDLC Acceleration Summit that occurre...
IBM on Monday announced that the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Montpellier, France, are working with IBM to make data-driven decisions to rapidly transform the way they provide water, transportation and emergency management. These and other cities around the world are increasi...