Latest Blogs from SYS-CON MEDIA
Of course you know Carl Sagan the distinguished astronomer and great explainer of science via best selling books and the TV series Cosmos. One of his last interviews was conducted by Charlie Rose in May 1996.  The clip below captures a very important message from this discussion, one I...
On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, vandals cut three fiber-optic cables in an underground vault In Alameda, CA, near San Francisco, causing a blackout in phone and Internet services for several cities and thousands of businesses and homes that lasted for nearly 19 hours while repairs were made...
Growing up, jetpacks were viewed as a thing of the future. Today, they have finally become a reality. Martin Aircraft has developed personal jetpacks that can either be controlled remotely or be piloted. The jetpacks can reach speeds of 45 mph and travel as long at 30 min. Speaking to ...
Good things come to those who wait! Announcing the immediate availability of our enhanced “deep monitoring” Node.js support (version 0.12). To begin Node.js monitoring, update to Ruxit Agent v1.73 and restart your Node.js applications. The post Node.js support with deep mon...
Oracle Cloud publicized as the Next-Generation Public Cloud is comprehensive, agile and can transform your business in many ways. Like other cloud offerings Oracle Cloud is also subscription based.Oracle Cloud offers a solution which is comprehensive; having the broadest collection of ...
We know that developers love examples. One of the most requested example is how to build an app with barcode scanner and search the database. We created an app example that does exactly that. This example shows how to use the barcode scanner to scan a product then search the database f...
For some, SDN was about operational efficiency; about driving more stability and consistency out of the processes that push applications through the app deployment pipeline into production. For others, it was really about financial efficiency - the drive to lower capital expenditures. ...
Conferences agendas. Event navigation. Specific tasks, like buying a house or getting a car loan. If you've installed an app for any of these things you've installed what's known as a "disposable mobile app" or DMA. Apps designed for a single use-case and with the expectation they'll ...
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and...
Being able to append documentation to an alert is very powerful and provides the on-call person with information to help solve the problem baked right into the alert. Imagine wikis, links to runbooks or graphs right when and where you need them. But that’s only addressing half of the ...
Caesars Entertainment Corp. is transforming supplier discovery and improving supplier diversity through collaboration across cloud-based services and open business networks. The next BriefingsDirect business trends interview focuses on Caesars Entertainment Corp. and how they're tran...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organiza...
Docker containers have become hugely popular for automating application deployment and isolating application processes. Monitoring is however still problematic. Yes, Docker provides APIs for monitoring CPU and memory at the container level, but let’s face it—who really cares about cont...
Last month I spoke at the Conversion Conference, and after my talk I met a developer who had been tasked with single handedly making her company’s site faster. We talked for quite a while, and she expressed good-humored frustration at the vagueness of this directive. Some of the ...
Wrap-up of the ITARC IASA Enterprise Architecture Summit in Stockholm, May 2015. Featuring John Zachman, Robin Teigland, and Jason Bloomberg.
The U.S. as a country has a long-standing history of fighting for freedom from powerful authorities. Now, we are in a new fight: one that affects us not in a traditional manor such as a physical invasion, but one that is virtual. In light of this, we’re celebrating Independence Day in ...
Continuing their data protection through encryption episodes in their " Build Your Cloud " series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze explore Azure Key Vault , a new feature found in Azure that increases security and control over keys and passwords used in cloud apps and services...
Summer is finally here and it’s time for a DevOps summer vacation. From San Francisco to New York City, our top summer conferences list is going to continuously deliver you to the summer destinations of your dreams. These DevOps parties are hitting all the hottest summer trends with M...
Okay, kids. It's time we had "that talk". You know the one, the one you've been whispering about with your friends but heretofore were afraid to actually ask about because of course everyone else knows about it and you didn't want to appear, well, not cool by admitting you didn't reall...
The more I sit down with customers and learn about their software environments, the more I am beginning to realize the perilous nature of the Internet. Web applications were once simple; they consisted of a single-tiered application stack with a single database. Eventually, they began ...
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his...
Sharding has become a popular means of achieving scalability in application architectures in which read/write data separation is not only possible, but desirable to achieve new heights of concurrency. The premise is that by splitting up read and write duties, it is possible to get bett...
In this final blog on the DevOps CALMS model, we end on S for Sharing. Now I have to be honest, the first time I saw the CALMS model I initially questioned whether ‘Sharing' was really needed. I mean, surely with the right ‘Culture', then this would ensure sharing anyway? Even in my bl...
People have re-entered the picture in discussions about cloud computing. This was my primary takeaway from this year's Cloud Expo East in New York, an event for which I serve as Conference Chair. Over three days, we hosted thousands of delegates attending sessions from more than 150...
For those of us in the technology world, digital is a technology concept – customer-driven technology to be sure, but still about the ones and zeroes […]
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @De...
Redcentric PLC used an advanced configuration database approach to scale management of some 10,000 devices across two disparate companies and made them accessible as a single system. The next BriefingsDirect performance management discussion uncovers how Redcentric PLC in the UK tackl...
As many companies make the transition to automated testing, the way they manage the growth of testing data needs to scale as well. Spreadsheets and inbox analytic from testing tools aren’t enough to report trends or support quick test reruns anymore, enterprises need more and they need...
IFTTT stands for the conditional statement "If this then that'. It is a web based service with a simple workflow. Flow of work (action, that) is created by a trigger based on a condition(this), like say,'If it rains take the umbrella'. This service was provided in some cases, such as t...
The building processes inside the new mechanics of the cloud are difficult. There, we’ve said it – do we feel better now? Okay so maybe not so much difficult as such, but more complex in many cases… and definitely more varied. The ‘more varied’ element here is simple to understand. So...
I recently attended and presented at the east coast version of the Jenkins User Conference held this year in Washington, DC. The weather certainly fit the theme of the conference: The heat was continuous. The humidity was fully integrated with the heat. And, most importantly as you c...
Data center models are changing. A variety of technical trends and business demands are forcing that change, most of them centered on the explosive growth of applications. That means, in turn, that the requirements for application delivery are changing. Certainly application delivery ...
Cloud Migration Management (CMM) refers to the best practices for planning and managing migration of IT systems from a legacy platform to a Cloud Provider through a combination professional services consulting and software tools. A Cloud migration project can be a relatively simple ex...
"A lot of IoT projects in a lot of enterprises have been treated like skunkworks for a while, and we have finally started to cross that threshold where they are considered to be a critical part of an enterprise's strategy," noted Brendan O'Brien, Chief Evangelist and Co-founder at Aria...
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Peter RogersMy colleague at Cognizant, digital guru and mad scientist Peter Rogers shares his experiences and insights on the IoT (Internet of Things) in this guest blog.  These are his personal opinions. Enjoy!*****We hear a lot about Internet of Things but the million dolla...
Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software developm...
Collaboration is vital to a DevOps ethos that promotes agile deployment. The variety of people, tools and workloads often combine for a chaotic application release cycle with no running thread. Automation can be the common denominator that binds the process together. Automation docume...
I just read a new booklet from O’Reilly called The Software Paradox by Stephen O’Grady. You can access it here. Here is a direct quote: “This is the Software Paradox: the most powerful disruptor we have ever seen and the creator of multibillion-dollar net new markets is being commerc...
In a recent survey of eighty IT and business professionals, 73 percent responded that having optimized mobile applications and user experiences was "very important to critical" to their company's future success. In the same survey however, 78 percent reported their mobile strategies a...