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A simple description of DevOps is such: ‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to accelerate feedback and improve time to market.’ What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of principles and practices that enables an organization to ...
Basho Technologies has announced that Innometrics has adopted its Riak KV database to power its Profile Cloud API. Innometrics is a pioneering start-up that enables brands to bring together data about their customers' behaviour across multiple channels and power more intelligent marke...
Sonatype's Mark Miller catches up with Ian Buchanan at Atlassian to discuss DevOps leadership, ChatOps, and usage of tools in the continuous delivery pipeline. Ian discussed his experiences at Atlassian, including continuous delivery, ChatOps, and use of tools like Bamboo, Nexus, Puppe...
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that an estimated 10 million zombie servers worldwide burn energy equal to the output of 8 large power plants. You might be wondering what’s burning in your data center? How can you confidently identify a zombie server from infrastructure that ...
Flexera Software is the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises. Our next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous li...
Drones are an interesting case study in the technology maturation process. Previously only available for military and defense applications, drone use have spread through the industrial and consumer markets faster than nearly anyone, especially the FAA, was prepared for. Despite the reg...
The WebRTC Summit 2016 New York, to be held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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 technologi...
SYS-CON Events announced today CyberTrend has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, a...
iXsystems has introduced the FreeNAS Mini XL Storage Device. The FreeNAS Mini XL is based on the same proven hardware used by the smaller FreeNAS Mini, but offers greater storage capacity and performance. Available today, the FreeNAS Mini XL can be purchased at iXsystems.com or from Am...
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 ha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Chetu Inc., a worldwide leader in custom software solutions for niche businesses, software-defined storage and data services platform, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jelastic, Inc., has launched their latest release – Jelastic Cooper 4.6. The main focus of this version is a new reselling option that makes PaaS and CaaS business accessible for a wide range of hosting companies and MSPs. The inspiration for this release name lies in the words of Jos...
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder ...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated...
As the world moves towards more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack and NetFlix, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry – a comple...
Fail fast, fail often. Yeah, but the first failure blew up the satellite. Well, this is just a photo-sharing app..not rocket science. Okay, but your photos are accessed by users who have passwords that they probably use for other things..and aren't some photos as important as satellite...
Drones have actually been around for quite some time, even though the recent "lift-off" of commercial applications has vaulted the technology further into the spotlight. I've started seeing some incredible uses of the technology and how not only businesses will benefit, but people as w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and d...
We have been indoctrinated in the last 3 decades of IT to believe that a system slowdown, outage, failure, change, or anything that has material potential impact is intrinsically bad. Yet, on the software side we have been told to "fail fast, fail cheap" to "develop in production" to r...
Once again, the boardroom is in a bitter battle over what edict its members will now levy on their hapless IT organization. On one hand, hybrid cloud is all the rage. Adopting this option promises all the cost savings of public cloud with the security and comfort of private cloud. This...
In a previous post on theoretical Appsec vulnerabilities, I covered how "it's theoretical" is misused by those who are trying to avoid fixing a security vulnerability or taking responsibility for it-for example, the Lenovo Superfish breach, Heartbleed, and airline wifi attacks. The ...
SaaS companies can greatly expand revenue potential by pushing beyond their own borders. The challenge is how to do this without degrading service quality. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Adam Rogers, Managing Director at Anexia, will discuss how IaaS providers with a global pres...
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances ...
Although we live in a new On Demand Economy defined by the likes of Uber, Airbnb, Facebook and Twitter among others, firms who clearly demonstrate that the strategic use of modern new technologies like Cloud and Mobile to generate huge increases in shareholder value, many still struggl...
Boy, did I have a blast the last couple of days! :) Earlier this week, our CTO, Anders Wallgren, and I were thrilled to attend the 2-day Mobile Delivery Days conference (#mobileDD) in San Francisco. Last night, we had the privilege of helping the organizers wrap up the show with a spe...
The market for cloud computing continues to grow and defy all expectations. Startups are starting to slow down, but the big three - Amazon, Microsoft and Google - reported excellent earnings last quarter. Who exactly are “The Big Three”? Who are the others? What do MSPs need to know in...
Over the past few years, a growing number of companies have made the move from a monolithic to microservices architecture. The list of companies that have made the switch include: Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, and PayPal. A microservices architecture consists of smaller services, each fo...
In the world of IoT/IIoT an explosion of standards has fallen upon us. While we all can agree that standards are what binds our current communication infrastructures together, it does take time for the victorious standard to rise to the top of adoption. Some of us remember the battle t...
Zones, Inc., illustrated how technology solutions can improve patient care at the HIMSS16 Conference and Exhibition. Zones’ healthcare experts showcased technology to enhance patient care, ensure access to electronic medical and health records (EMR/EHR), design and implement mobility i...
SUSE® has announced the general availability of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, the latest enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds with less stress on IT staff and resources. Based on the OpenStack release Liberty, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 delivers hig...
“The demands of modern cloud architecture and workloads like Cassandra are pushing the industry to find performance anywhere it can,” said Jonathan Ellis, co-founder at DataStax. “Running core infrastructure on hardware like Rackspace’s OnMetal is the closest thing we have to an assure...
ROKITT Inc., has developed a number of products in its technology lab since its inception in 2014. After a year of innovating and developing in an incubator environment, ROKITT is announcing the launch of its data product, ROKITT Astra. “Through complex algos we developed, ROKITT Astr...
Dell SecureWorks is launching Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection (AETD) Red CloakTM, a fully-managed SaaS solution that can slash the time required to detect and respond to cyber-attacks from months or weeks to hours or minutes. Armed with strong threat detection and endpoint monitori...
I hear it often; I need to acquire more customers like my “most valuable” customers. But what makes a customer “most valuable”? What are the characteristics and/or behaviors that make a customer “most valuable”? This simple question is anything but simple. Let me explain through an exe...
In the middle of World War II, very basic and primitive computers were designed to improve accuracy for naval gunfire. The first computers ran complex mathematical applications to calculate trajectories and gunfire from large battleships. The size of the computer was huge and was made ...
Over the past year, Microsoft has been introducing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) as the preferred way to provision and manage resources in its Azure cloud. ARM is the successor to the original Service Management model, also known as “Classic.”[1] While Classic will continue to be suppor...
Whether you’re a beginner simply looking to get started or a seasoned vet brushing up on your subject knowledge, this post will serve as a definitive guide on how to perform effective load testing on a web or mobile application. Load Testing: A performance-related testing process that...
Symantec Corp. has announced the worldwide availability of Encryption Everywhere, a website security package available through web hosting providers. Encryption Everywhere lets web hosting providers integrate encryption into every website from the moment it is created. With the new web...
Gone are the days when SOAP, REST and microservices were buzzwords that did not apply to you. Gone are also the days when monolithic applications were built by organizations end-end. The availability of specialized components and services from different organizations and the access t...
Cryptzone has announced version 2.0 of AppGate XDP, Cryptzone’s dynamic, secure access control platform that dramatically reduces the attack surface for all users across applications and data hosted both on-premises and in the cloud. Traditional security tools like VPNs, firewalls, an...