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Businesses want to take advantage of the flexibility and cost benefits of running applications in the public cloud. To balance the benefits and risks, businesses need to deliver consistent security compliance across both private and public clouds. To develop their security compliance s...
The mobile tsunami has arrived and app dev is experiencing similar growing pains experienced in past decades. Choices in standards, architecture, device priorities, and a broad landscape of device types pose significant challenges for IT today. This eBook draws from the experience of ...
The online experience, whether it be via apps or online advertising, continues to dictate the relationship between the user and the business. While this might not seem like news, the pervasive nature of the online experience does present some pretty seismic shifts in PR analytics techn...
A hacked server is a system administrators worst nightmare, but it’s how you handle it that separates the professionals from the dilatantes.
Disruption in the communications ecosystem is creating a market opportunity for Cloud Real-Time Communications (RTC) platforms. We expect this market to represent a $4.5 billion opportunity by 2018. Cloud RTC Platforms are cloud services that enable mobile and web developers to integra...
Go ahead. Name a cloud environment that doesn't include load balancing as the key enabler of elastic scalability. I've got coffee... so it's good, take your time... Exactly. Load balancing - whether implemented as traditional high availability pairs or clustering - provides the mean...
In the last blog we started the conversation on our findings from @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015 as the industry came together to explore the impact of Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) on business models as we know them. While often the focus of IoT are consumer services and t...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Paul Duvall, Chairman and CTO at Stelligent, and author of “Continuous Integration” and “DevOps in AWS”. We discuss continuous integration and the cultural changes that must occur for an organization to make the switch to continuous delivery and in...
There are not many times in my career that I am going to be able to quote Will Smith, but in the “Will2K” video, Will states “You Never Know Where You Are Going Until You Know Where You Have Been”. For me, this summarizes why measurements and metrics are so important. Unless you can u...
“Life,” according to a saying often attributed to John Lennon, “is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Nowhere is this truer than in IT – especially in the world of ops. Operations staffs spend much of their time firefighting infrastructure emergencies. These un...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudian, Inc., i...
More organizations are embracing DevOps to realize compelling business benefits such as more frequent feature releases, increased application stability, and more productive resource utilization. However, security and compliance monitoring tools have not kept up and often represent the ...
DevOps has quickly become the buzzword du jour for the software industry and promotes something that many developers and IT Administrators don’t enjoy: collaboration. According to Wikipedia, “DevOps acknowledges the interdependence of software development, quality assurance, and IT ope...
Big Data is the revolution the business world has been waiting for. The transformation that has taken place among many companies due to the adoption of Big Data analytics simply can’t be understated. Organizations of all types have looked into the many ways in which big data can help t...
I love all this digital hullaballoo, really I do. I love all these different trends and disruptions and turmoil. I especially love the confusion – it gives me something to write about. But sometimes, I’ve just had enough. Especially when the digital disruption story starts repeating...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides private all-in-one social intranets allowing workers to secu...
Have we come to the point of guaranteed successful cloud migrations from/to almost anything for less than $1,000? That’s the promise of migration services specialists, WSM, which has successfully completed 250,000 migrations and based on that experience will start offering $849 fixed p...
In his session at DevOps Summit, Kristopher Francisco, Founder and CTO of Evolute, will evaluate containerization, service discovery, and cluster scheduling in order to obviate the path all microservice architectures across our industry are trying to achieve. By first analyzing the "...
Just as companies now communicate with their consumers and prospects in much different ways -- with higher emphasis on social interactions -- so too the IT industry has abruptly changed.
The goal of any DevOps solution is to optimize multiple processes in an organization. And success does not necessarily require that in executing the strategy everything needs to be automated to produce an effective plan. Yet, it is important that processes are put in place to handle a ...
In my last post I discussed how all major business models are facing a software-enterprise threat, and that IT will need to tackle this head on in order for businesses to remain successful. However: how can previous generation businesses ACTUALLY succeed in this new software-defined w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Intelligent Systems Services will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Established in 1994, Intelligent Systems Services Inc. is located ...
Zoomdata has announced that it is a certified partner on the Azure Marketplace. Microsoft Azure customers seeking to capitalize on the performance of big data can now use Azure's one-click deployment to activate the Zoomdata Server, along with its Cloudera, Hortonworks and Spark smart ...
Full 360 uses big data and analytics to improve their applications support services for the financial industry -- and beyond.
Now that we’ve had a few years of cloud adoption under our belts, I thought it was a good time to take a look at how some of the cloud models are performing. Public cloud has it’s own great case study with Amazon AWS, and private clouds see strong supporters with forward-thinking IT t...
The processes for IT, facilities and human resources (HR) are broadly similar and do overlap, such as with commencement and exit procedures, and can easily be brought together in a single tool to manage. However, even when doing so and when supporting departments have their own tools a...
This year marks the 80th birthday of Fujitsu, and we continue with an accelerated drive of putting innovation in action. The company was originally founded in 1935 as a producer of telecommunications switches and spread out into computers and many other areas of Information and Communi...
The New Data Center has arrived. Over the past decade we have seen the migration from physical servers to virtual machines and now to public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. Each of these migrations has taken a similar path. Test, dev and non-critical workloads are the first to m...
The multi-trillion economic opportunity around the "Internet of Things" (IoT) is emerging as the hottest topic for investors in 2015. As we connect the physical world with information technology, data from actions, processes and the environment can increase sales, improve efficiencies,...
An edge gateway is an essential piece of infrastructure for large scale cloud-based services. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Mikey Cohen, Manager, Edge Gateway at Netflix, will detail the purpose, benefits and use cases for an edge gateway to provide security, traffic management ...
A recent survey conducted by Slashdot Media asked mobile developers four key questions that look into the most pressing challenges they face today, how their development approach is changing, which mobile platforms are taking the forefront in the coming years, and how they are ensuring...
The concept of cloud backup has been around awhile and seems well-understood: For a monthly fee, a third-party vendor will back up your business data and store it “in the cloud” (network of servers) so it can be retrieved on demand at a later date. What is less well-understood is th...
Over the last six months we have all seen a serious uptake in people quickly building new POCs and early prototypes, as well as production workloads running on Docker. We recognize Docker is here to stay and it is going to have a massive impact on how we innovate in the future. Because...
One of the big performance benefits of moving to HTTP/2 comes from its extensive use of multiplexing. For the uninitiated, multiplexing is the practice of reusing a single TCP connection for multiple HTTP requests and responses. See, in the old days (HTTP/1), a request/response pair re...
SYS-CON Events announced today that xMatters, inc., a leader in communication-enabled business processes, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. xMatters’ cloud-based...
Now – that Node.js 4.0.0 was officially released – you may wonder what it delivers to you and if you should upgrade right away, or not. This post covers the most important changes you need to know, and some key implications you may have to take into account in making your decision. Th...
Cloudian, Inc., has released Cloudian HyperStore ‘forever live’ FL3000 series arrays and HyperStore 5.2 software. The new appliances, which can start small and scale up to 3.8 petabytes of storage in a single data center rack, offer businesses the ability to scale with the demands of t...
Chef, the leader in automation for DevOps, today announced it has closed a $40 million Series E funding round. The round was led by DFJ Growth and included Millennium Technology Value Partners, as well as all existing investors: Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, DFJ, Ignition Partners, ...
iRise has launched iRise 10.5, which broadens the ability to integrate iRise’s advanced product definition capabilities into the rest of the application development lifecycle, allowing artifacts to be visible and consumable in tools used later in the software development process. ...
According to a survey published by Gallup, just over 13 percent of employees globally are actually "involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace." The rest of the global workforce is not just indifferent - a good chunk of them are also "actively disengaged"...