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Quite often you will see IT or business teams estimate the cloud costs only based on the compute power and storage that they need. One quite often overlooked component of the cloud cost is the traffic (inbound and outbound) that can become significant charge depending on your applicati...
The Bloomberg Agile Architecture™ (BAA) Technique offers a way of thinking about and doing architecture that is laser-focused on business agility as the fundamental business driver. Yet while the BAA Technique is an approach to Enterprise Architecture, it’s not a framework or a methodo...
The 3rd WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technol...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Get a jump on that rapidly evolving trend at Big Data Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, co-located with 15th International Cloud Expo, 3rd DevOps Summit, 2nd Internet of @Thing...
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 15th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 6th International Big Data Expo and 4th International SDN Expo, 3r...
Knowledge creation is a major source of value creation. And great companies –and their employees – know that continuous learning is a key to generating knowledge, and thus value. The agile mindset, particularly in development, is gaining popularity, with credit to a suite of powerful i...
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...
Parasoft and Skytap have announced a joint offering that enables Service Virtualization and Test Lab Management in the cloud. The solution, which features Parasoft Service Virtualization plus Skytap Cloud, provides enterprises on-demand access to complete, complex test environments ...
CA Technologies on Tuesday unveiled CA Cloud Service Management, a mobile-ready, SaaS-based IT Service Management (ITSM) solution that delivers simplicity and speed across the enterprise. CA Cloud Service Management is designed with a unique ‘configure, don’t code’ approach that offer...
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 @Act...
Because it is completely hypervisor agnostic, fully supports VMware, and is easy to install, maintain and use within existing VMware environments, OpenNebula is widely used as an open alternative to VMware vCloud at significantly lower costs. Some of our users also see OpenNebula as a ...
Perfecto Mobile is using a variety of cloud-based testing tools to help its developers rapidly create the best mobile apps for both enterprises and commercial deployment. We have surely entered a golden age of mobile apps development, not just for app stores wares, but across all kind...
The first time I keynoted about the Agile PMO I received the following question: ‘do you mean that the PMO is in itself managed in an Agile way, or do you mean that the PMO governs projects which are managed in an Agile approach?' Good question! As a smart consultant my immediate a...
Last week's Joyent outage brought us thinking how many IT teams make the effort what is the meaningful downtime that will not have significant impact on their business. In this post I will not discuss this particular outage although it is a yet another good example for improving the IT...
It used to be that only application developers knew what APIs were, but things have changed to the point where there are entire conferences dedicated to APIs, websites track them, and people can make a living from doing API reviews. CEOs tout their own APIs in keynote speeches, and CMO...
We’ve distilled lessons learned from Snowden scandal and created 5 questions every CEO should be asking their CIO / CISO in order to avoid a catastrophic rogue insider event in the private sector both in using cloud as a vector of exfiltration as well as protecting their data stored in...
In the wake of the end of support of Windows XP and the almost immediate exploitation with the IE vulnerability, focus has turned to the next big End of Support (EOS) event which is for Windows Server 2003. To help companies prepare to navigate large migration projects of WS 2003 AppZ...
The Agile Architecture bar is set. Vendors should know what their products must do. Architects have some insight into the patterns they must follow. And business stakeholders can finally rest assured that at least it’s possible to achieve technology-enabled business agility. True, it’s...
Red Hat, Inc. on Monday announced the launch of several updated system administration training courses and certification exams, to teach and qualify students on how to install, configure, deploy, and troubleshoot Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The courses continue to feature a hands-on...
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....
New Ariba spot-buying service allows companies to bring "emergency" or small purchases under control. It remains one of the last bastions of enterprise spend over which companies have little or no control. Yet companies have been loathe to tamper with how their employers and managers ...
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 ...
Users are becoming increasingly impatient with new apps that don’t work. Often, you get one shot to get it right. But, new applications are being rolled out all the time and being accessed from all sorts of devices. Operations need to provide developers with real-world production data ...
Hear from Red Hat leaders and industry experts on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 11am and see how Red Hat Enterprise Linux continues to deliver unmatched customer value, increased efficiency, and true strategic advantage for global customers across every industry. Attendees will learn mor...
The promise of easy, rapid, and low-cost deployment is luring increasing numbers to the cloud. Is security the only remaining obstacle to total domination by the cloud? In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, John Gunn, VP of Corporate Communications for VASCO Data Security, will examine ...
As businesses look to unlock greater value out of their existing IT investments, they are increasingly re-evaluating their overall desktop strategy. A greater mobile workforce shifting usage models like BYOD and legacy infrastructure refresh cycles are all acting as catalysts in fuelin...
While there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster, leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure, giving the develope...
As open technologies continue to make a bigger splash in the industry, the growth with OpenStack is showing the shift toward a new way to manage and consume IT resources. In the public and private cloud ecosystems, OpenStack has an opportunity to bring existing organizations into a sta...
Isaacson will give a brief preview of his upcoming book and answer questions regarding why we have been looking at databases all wrong. Cory Isaacson is the CEO and CTO of CodeFutures, a provider of agile Big Data technologies. He has been actively involved in leading information tech...
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...
The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Joe Weinman will discuss four generic strategies – digital disciplines – to exploit emerging digital technologies for str...
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...
Has Washington finally caught on to the cloud? As a "borderless technology," cloud computing is subject to the laws and regulations of many different countries – some more than others. The American legal and regulatory system has recently been paying more attention to cloud computing, ...
Cloud adoption is an evolutionary process that has been leading to hybrid clouds – specifically, open hybrid clouds that provide for portability of applications and data. This new model means avoiding new points of proprietary lock-in and new silos, and breaking from proprietary softwa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Parasoft will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations define a...
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...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a global leader in authentication, digital signatures, and identity management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Ja...
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...