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Picking the ideal platform for your private cloud strategy is a critical decision – when do you pick commercial VMware and Microsoft-based solutions? When is an OpenStack solution a good option? In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, Brent Doncaster, a Sr. Strategist for Product Market...
5G Networks are being discussed and better defined by key industry manufacturers and network carriers so they can be deployed in the 2020 time period. They will represent a giant leap in capacity, baseline speeds and overall capabilities. They have to. Consumers are turning to Smart...
The IoT is inundating my world like a monsoonal energy wave this year. No doubt many of you are experiencing the same thing. As we enter the final run-up to @thingsexpo in New York on June 10-12, I am lining up interviews and meetings over what I can see will be an insanely busy we...
"It is early days for PaaS, but a significant issue here is to define what a common platform really is," explained John Michelsen, CTO of CA Technologies, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. "Even to say that every organization ha...
In many companies, the business leadership team, the application team and the infrastructure team are all different entities. And while they are all very dependent on each other in many ways, often organizational goals and alignment can be very different for each team. For example, bu...
Having the latest technologies can be great. But gambling with a possibly steep learning curve and the risk of unexpected faults in new technology can cost your organization more than just the expense of the upgrade. Why run these risks when your current tech already does what you need...
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Dan Rosanova, Sr. Architect at West Monroe Partners, will examine how Big Data and cloud computing technologies will shape the emerging Internet of Things that promises to connect a trillion devices in the next decade. The sheer numbers and volume o...
Cloud technology brings one of the most fundamental changes to the global business model in decades. Originally seen as a desirable efficiency, today cloud delivery models have become operational necessities that drive improvements in business performance and innovation. In his sessi...
“Most on-premise vendors assume that creating a virtual deployment instance of their software and hosting it through AWS makes them a cloud provider,” noted Jeff Morris, VP of Product Marketing at GoodData, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vane...
The industry’s jargon can be hard to decipher at times, especially when trying to explain these buzzwords to fellow co-workers within your organization who don’t really have a clue what you are talking about. Buzzwords are unavoidable, however there needs to be a clear understanding of...
Microsoft Tech Ed 2014 attendees will get a first look at the only automated application migration tool for modernizing enterprise server applications ahead of the end of life of Windows Server 2003 when AppZero releases AppZero V6 during the conference May 12-15 at the George R. Brown...
Microsoft Azure now provides the right services for enterprises. But what scenarios are most interesting to enterprise leaders, and why? Which of these do most enterprises want to start with, why do they want them, and what are the common objections? In his General Session at 14th Cl...
As suggested by numerous reports and white papers by both big players and analysts, the market potential for IoT is in the trillions of dollars globally per year and growing. Microsoft has rightly adopted the enablement of IoT with appropriate platform and tools. The Microsoft Azure In...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud-enabled data centers, 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. Avere deliv...
Now, ConVirt software adds Hyper-V clusters as well as live migration. In addition, now ConVirt incorporates support for VPCs on Amazon cloud. Convirture added support for Hyper-V to its multi-virtualization, multi-cloud management software in January 2014 and got an overwhelmingly po...
Microsoft Azure is open and flexible, enables rapid development and is enterprise proven. Come find out why more than 57% of Fortune 500 companies are using Microsoft Azure to accelerate their time-to-market, open up new business opportunities and save them money. In his session at 1...
Is crime cyclic in nature? Can we predict when it will occur in cities? How does this impact your IT operation and how can you leverage analytics? In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Steve Surfaro, Axis Communications Industry Liaison and Chairman of the ASIS Physical Security Counc...
Red Hat, Inc., on Thursday announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, the next generation of its award-winning, on-premise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. Enhancements in OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 are aimed to further enable DevOps practices through the deliv...
IBM on Thursday announced at the OpenStack Summit that it is expanding its support of open technologies by providing advanced OpenStack® integration and cloud virtualization and management capabilities across IBM's entire server portfolio with IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack. As comp...
Hosted PaaS providers have given independent developers and startups huge advantages in efficiency and reduced time-to-market over their more process-bound counterparts in enterprises. Software frameworks are now available that allow enterprise IT departments to provide these same adva...
Most enterprises are concerned with security and privacy when putting data into the cloud, but what about latency? In putting data in the cloud, you need to make sure you have a sense for latency or the time it takes for messages to traverse the network (and back). If your message suff...
I had the privilege this week at the M6 Mobility Xchange of getting to know mobility guru and expert Jack Gold. In this interview we talk about his views on wearables, the Internet of Things, enterprise mobility and mobile strategies. Enjoy!
SYS-CON Events announced today that BigDataVendors.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 5th International Big Data Expo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 6th International Big Data Expo, which will take place...
CodeFutures on Wednesday announced MapDB, a new open source project for Java databases that increases the performance, speed and flexibility of managing and gaining value in Java applications. MapDB supports CodeFutures’ focus on making Big Data infrastructures, and the data they store...
One of my most interesting achievements in life is having the first downloadable mobile game ever rejected. I was running an internal games team back in the days of the emergence of J2ME and we were actually running custom built MIDP 2.0 emulators (that I had to build myself) on top of...
Zerto on Wednesday announced its strategy to create a new infrastructure layer called “Cloud Fabric” that allows organizations to seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds across leading hypervisors and cloud providers. Gil Levonai, VP...
OutSystems has announced that FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) is rapidly delivering new software modules for its Sustainability Workbench platform by using OutSystems to develop web and mobile applications. Part of the ADEC Group, a multinational organization focusing on healthcare, sustai...
The CLBeaconRegion class enables notifications when the iPhone detects that the range of an iBeacon has changed and this can be used to launch your App even if it was not running. The class also enables the construction of a Virtual Beacon whereby the iPhone itself uses the iBeacon BLE...
For many SDN and DevOps enthusiasts, the natural outcome of this wave of technological change is a highly-automated network that is well-orchestrated with surrounding systems and applications. One of the prevailing thoughts is that this level of automation is a well-formed abstraction ...
A brief item here. I'm curious as to how much competition – as well as “coopetition” and collaboration – the biggest players will be doing as the IoT unfolds. I've reached out to all the key IoT people at Cisco, Intel, IBM, HP, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and EMC – the biggest of the b...
Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence enables organizations to leverage the Cloud and provide end to end data aggregation and analysis capabilities. The objective is to develop Analytics on the Cloud to support Business Intelligence and Analysis capabilities. Effective s...
Your mobile apps should be like great cocktails -- they should be easy to make, delicious to consume, and have your customers coming back for more. This fun little slideshow takes a different and very thought-provoking look at why your mobile apps should be like great cocktails -- the...
Last month, the Information Security Forum released their annual prediction of the top 10 information security threats they foresee for the next two years – through 2016. While I found the entire list insightful, half of the list resonated strongly with me as someone who is working wit...
Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service are technologies that are fast becoming integrated, and this is good news for enterprises looking to implement private, public or hybrid clouds. The availability of resources on-demand through companies like Amazon and Google has ...
“I see almost no one running hybrid clouds,” noted Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. “The few examples are usually public cloud deployments with backup and/or DR options in a private setup.” Cloud Co...
Intelligent systems may share common architectures, but they can solve a variety of challenges – from increasing accuracy with a rail signaling system to improving safety with an air traffic control system. In the transportation industry, addressing these challenges is particularly cri...
We've been tracking the progress of WebRTC (real-time communication) since the API standard was first announced by Google two years ago, and in that time we've seen lots of predictions and promises about how this standard is going to disrupt the UC world. To make sense of these myriad ...
Red Hat, Inc., on Monday announced collaboration with NetApp to deliver an open hybrid cloud reference architecture based on OpenStack IceHouse, the newest version of the rapidly maturing open source cloud software platform. Based on open technologies, the architecture will help organi...
National IT infrastructure and cloud provider, Peak 10, Inc. (“Peak 10”) on Monday announced that private equity firm GI Partners (“GI”) has agreed to acquire Peak 10 from private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“Welsh Carson”). Peak 10 provides hybrid IT infrastructure ...
Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, has announced that its real-time relational database management system is now available as a public beta. The Splice Machine database enables companies to replace traditional RDBMS systems that are too costly or difficult to scale. A f...