Top Three Cloud Takeaways from @CloudExpo | #IoT #M2M #API #DevOps – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
We had over 300 conversations about Cloud Monetization at Cloud Expo just a few weeks ago. What was more surprising was the fact that Cloud Monetization is not something new that is revolutionizing the industry, but a natural need of the market. Imagine that you came up with the new cake recipe. It doesn’t change the fact that people need to eat!
Moving on from cakes to the cloud, here are some observations from Cloud Expo.
A Look at Hybrid Cloud Catalysts By @DinkoEror | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
Where’s my data? Not in the ‘where did I leave my glasses’ sort of way, but rather thinking of data resilience, a key concern for many businesses putting their data and applications in the cloud. It’s especially crucial in light of the recent EMC Global Data Protection Index, which showed that almost two thirds of companies surveyed suffered disruption due to data loss and unplanned downtime—losing as much as $1.7 trillion.” That’s a staggering number, larger than the GDP of many countries.
That’s why, when assessing their operational problems – be that those caused by people (e.g. users demanding more from their applications), process (e.g. new data protection or e-discovery requirements) or technology (an application underperforming , failing to scale or costing too much to maintain) many organizations are also looking for a solution that will solve the disaster recovery issues they face; a continuous availability solution that combines production, high availability, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations in a single solution. This is something that we have been looking to address with EMC Federation Hybrid Cloud disaster recovery, and why we’ve spent a lot of time making sure we get it right.
Polyglot Persistence with @RajRSingh | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
“The idea of polyglot persistence is you have to apply the right database for the job – you always have to have many different databases in play. We offer that whole system as a service,” explained Raj Singh, Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud Data Services, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
What Is “Micro” About a Microservice? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Microservices – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
One of the hottest new terms in the world of enterprise computing is the microservice. Starting with the seminal 2014 article by James Lewis and Martin Fowler of ThoughtWorks, microservices have taken on a life of their own – and as with any other overhyped term, they have generated their fair share of confusion as well.
Perhaps the best definition of microservices comes from Janakiram MSV, Principal at Janakiram & Associates. “Microservices are fine-grained units of execution. They are designed to do one thing very well,” according to Janakiram. “They contain everything from the operating system, platform, framework, runtime and dependencies, packaged as one unit of execution.” As a result, “a microservice architecture promotes developing and deploying applications composed of independent, autonomous, modular, self-contained units.”
Future of Information Storage with ISS SuperCore and Ceph | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
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 session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage consumers.
CommVault Named “Bronze Sponsor” in Silicon Valley | @CloudExpo @CommVault #IoT #API #Containers #Microservices – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
SYS-CON Events announced today that CommVault has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of 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. A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault’s exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault’s Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer.
Announcing @CloudianStorage to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #IoT #M2M #API #Microservices #InternetOfThings – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
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., is a Foster City, California – based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian, an Amazon S3-compliant cloud object storage platform, the bedrock of cloud computing systems, that enables cloud service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable cloud storage solutions. In addition, Cloudian is actively partnering with the leading cloud computing environments including Citrix Cloud Platform and OpenStack, cloud on-ramp providers, and the vast ecosystem of tools and applications that is afforded through true S3 compatibility. Cloudian’s customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone, Nextel, Docomo, NTT, SoftBank, Telecom Italia, Nifty, LunaCloud, Constant Hosting, and Clara Online. The company has additional offices in China and Japan.
[slides] Extreme Internet of Things Games By @MadGreek65 | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #InternetOfThings – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
To many people, IoT is a buzzword whose value is not understood. Many people think IoT is all about wearables and home automation.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed some incredible game-changing use cases and how they are transforming industries like agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and smart cities. He will discuss cool technologies like smart dust, robotics, smart labels, and much more. Prepare to be blown away with a glimpse of the future.
Supplier Diversity in the Networked Economy By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Sun, 05 Jul 2015
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 transforming supplier discovery and improving their supplier diversity through collaboration across cloud-based services and open business networks.
Learn from Caesars’ best practices on how they expand diversity across their supply chain and how that’s been accomplished using Ariba Discovery. We’ll hear first-hand how one supplier, M and R Distribution Services, has benefited from such supplier visibility on the business network.
State of Application Delivery 2015 By @LMacVittie | @CloudExpo #SDN #Cloud – Sun, 05 Jul 2015
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. And for yet others it was about efficient use of time – speed – in getting apps to market faster.
All had at their root this common theme – efficiency. IT and indeed businesses today are experiencing rapid and sometimes unexpected growth driven by demand for mobile applications and the introduction of things into the equation. All agree that IT is under incredible pressure to step up and become more fast, scalable and efficient in order to deliver the apps upon which business now relies in this new economy. SDN, like DevOps, is one of the ways in which organizations are looking to operationalize their networks using programmability to automate and orchestrate the processes that govern the production pipeline.
Google Launches Mobile App for Managing Cloud Resources – Sun, 05 Jul 2015
The Google Cloud Console app for Android and iOS will let administrators use mobile devices to view and manage cloud hosted applications.
Oracle Adds Commerce Cloud to Its Online Services Lineup – Thu, 02 Jul 2015
Commerce Cloud becomes a center point of the Oracle Customer Experience app portfolio that runs on—you guessed it—the Oracle Public Cloud.
What’s in Apple Music to Make Listeners Switch From Streaming Rivals – Thu, 02 Jul 2015
Many users will shift to Apple Music because they love all things Apple; for others, Apple will have to prove it’s delivered a well-designed service.
Google Touts Its Cloud Platform for Distributed App Workload Testing – Wed, 01 Jul 2015
Google says enterprises can use containers with Kubernetes to run application massively scaled testing workloads at much lower cost than dedicated infrastructure.
Microsoft Extends Its Hybrid Cloud Management Portfolio – Wed, 01 Jul 2015
The company releases a new add-on for System Center that allows organizations to manage workloads across on-premises servers and clouds.
Google Disputes Report That It Manipulates Search Results – Tue, 30 Jun 2015
Claims in the Yelp-sponsored study that Google deliberately degrades other search engines’ results in favor of its own are not new, the company said.
IBM Taps Startups in European Cloud Expansion – Tue, 30 Jun 2015
IBM is targeting startups and young companies as it expands its cloud presence in the Central and Eastern European region.
Cloud Security Open API Effort Kicks Off – Mon, 29 Jun 2015
CipherCloud and the Cloud Security Alliance form a new working group to fill a perceived gap in the cloud access security broker market.
Forced Data Localization Hurts Businesses Economically, Google Says – Fri, 26 Jun 2015
Businesses that are required to host electronic data on local systems could miss out on the economic benefits of cloud computing, Google said.
Why Dell Is Better as a Private Company – Fri, 26 Jun 2015
VIDEO: Jim Ganthier, Dell VP/GM for engineered solutions and cloud, discusses how Dell is benefiting from becoming private and how the HP split will be an opportunity.
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Microsoft’s HoloLens big for business? Object Theory thinks so – Tue, 07 Jul 2015
Object Theory is a startup that’s part developer and part services firm for augmented reality apps for Microsoft’s HoloLens.
AMD sees weaker than expected Q2 sales ahead – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
The chip maker says that PC demand is weak ahead of the Windows 10 launch.
Cloud IT infrastructure spending to reach $33.4 billion in 2015: IDC – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
Overall, spending on cloud IT infrastructure will grow by 26.4 percent, with public clouds showing the largest growth trajectory.
A Google Glass rebirth in the enterprise? We’ll see – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
A next-gen Google Glass could show up in the enterprise, according to reports. The problem is the device would have as many strengths as weaknesses in the enterprise.
Army exoskeletons train soldiers to shoot – Mon, 06 Jul 2015
The film ‘Aliens’ provided the inspiration for a US Army research lab to use robotic arms in target practice.
Intel president Renee James steps down to take external CEO role – Thu, 02 Jul 2015
James is Intel’s highest ranking female executive. She will stay with Intel until January to help with the transition.
Amadeus snaps up Accenture’s Navitaire in $830m deal – Thu, 02 Jul 2015
The acquisition is intended to improve digital services for airline passengers.
PayPal buying money transfer provider Xoom in $890 million deal – Wed, 01 Jul 2015
When the deal is done, Xoom will operate as an independent service within the PayPal portfolio.
Microsoft launches website to help push Minecraft into classrooms – Wed, 01 Jul 2015
The idea with the website is that people who have come up with unique Minecraft-inspired lessons can post them to a forum, and others looking for inspiration can go there to find it.
MIT uses artificial intelligence to predict online learning drop outs – Wed, 01 Jul 2015
MIT is trying to figure out which students will thrive in massive open online courses as well as the ones that’ll drop out.
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