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Jul 16, 2013   //   by Cary Landis   //   Cloud Computing News  //  Comments Off

DevOps and Cloud By @AndiMann | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] – Sun, 03 May 2015
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together!
In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, explored the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations on how to:
Embrace, source, consume, and expose shared services across the SDLC
Apply automation lessons from the cloud to deliver ‘software-defined everything’
Accelerate time from ideation to release for new applications and services
Drive service efficiency and scalability while better managing cost and risk
Establish more effective feedback loops, from pre-planning to post-production
Secure rapid access to cloud infrastructure, platform, and software services
Whether you are a startup or an enterprise; using private cloud, public cloud, or no cloud; an Agile n00b or a DevOps pro; struggling with core banking systems, or building a new social/local/mobile app that will change the world (!); this session provides actionable ideas on using cloud and DevOps together to revolutionize your software and service delivery lifecycle.

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TelecityGroup to Bring PCaaS to the UK By @BlueBox | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] – Sat, 02 May 2015
As we recently previewed (read more about our London PoP in Jesse’s post), Blue Box is opening a new Data Center in London, but hadn’t announced the provider. Today we’re excited to partner with TelecityGroup, whom we’ve selected as our data center partner in London. We chose their Powergate location, which is one of the U.K.’s most advanced, flexible and energy efficient carrier-neutral data centres.

Why does that matter to you? Well, when customers choose Blue Box, they’re trusting us with their most valuable assets, apps and data. As most folks are realizing, every company is a technology company, and data is one of the most valuable assets any organization has. Partnering with organizations that share our commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences, competitive pricing and game-changing services matter to our customers.

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Soha CEO to Present at @DevOpsSummit New York | @SohaSystems [#DevOps] – Sat, 02 May 2015
How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Haseeb Budhani, CEO and Co-founder of Soha, will share five common approaches that DevOps teams follow to secure access to applications deployed in AWS, Azure, etc., and the friction and risks they impose on the business.

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Cloud is Stacking Up Nicely By @IoT2040 | @CloudExpo [#IoT #DevOps] – Sat, 02 May 2015
The stack is the hack, Jack. That’s my takeaway from several events I attended over the past few weeks in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia.

I listened to and participated in discussions about everything from large datacenter management (think Facebook Open Compute) to enterprise-level cyberfraud (at a seminar in Manila attended by the US State Dept. and Philippine National Police) to the world of entrepreneurial startups, app deployment, and mobility (in a series of meetups and talks in both the US and Asia.)

All had something to do with some sort of stack – IT is interconnected, globally, as never before. The increasingly ubiquitous nature of decent connectivity across the globe has joined billions of people into one large, mobile, data-driven stack of information and entertainment.

All aspects of all this will be present in force at our upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11. The event, as has been its practice recently, will also feature the WebRTC Summit (chaired by Acision’s Peter Dunkley) and DevOps Summit (chaired by CA’s Andi Mann).

This time out, there is also the IoT Bootcamp (taught by Janakiram MSV, who conducted a fabulous Cloud Bootcamp at Cloud Expo last November in Santa Clara), and for the first time, the DevOps Certification Foundation Track (taught by Alan Shimel of the DevOps Institute.)

But back to the stack—or stacks. There are many ways to view the current era. One way is to look at SMAC—social media, mobility, analytics, and cloud computing:

93% of marketers now use social media for business (according to AdWeek)
In the US, 89% of adults 18-29 are regular social media users. No surprise, but two-thirds of adults in the 30-64 age group are also active, as well as 43% of those age 65 and over (according to AdWeek).
Mobile access has now reached a median of 100MB per person in the US, and an amazing 361MB per person in Asia (according to Sandvine).
Mobile will represent more than 50% of all Internet traffic by the end of next year (according to Cisco).
Analytics are driving a Big Data era that’s going to put the world into the Zettabyte Age (a zettabyte is one million petabytes) by the end of next year (according to Cisco).
Big Data is dovetailing with the emerging Internet of Things, which will see 82% annual growth rates in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market alone this year and beyond (according to Cisco).
The IoT has almost 5 billion “things” deployed today, and will grow to 20 billion in 2020 (according to Gartner).
Analytics are seen as forming a market greater than $40 billion by 2018 (according to IDC).
Then there’s cloud computing, which is reaching some level of maturity even as it still commands only about 8% of the world’s $2.1 trillion in IT expenditures (according to several sources). Even at that, cloud now commands well over $100 billion in hardware services alone, and has the vibrant software ecosystem that will be on display at Cloud Expo.

SMAC is of course just one way to look at the overall picture. The open-source world has given us OpenStack and Apache CloudStack, which continue to drive a lot of conversations if not enormous revenue just yet. The venerable LAMP stack and its many derivatives has quietly become a de facto way to build serious websites and connect them to serious back ends. The idea of stacking all this IT across compute resources, connectivity, and the software the drives it is taking hold.

I’ve grown fond of telling people that I’m glad the dot-com crash occurred more than a decade ago, because had I been able to retire then (and oh how close so many of us came to doing so) I would have missed today, the greatest era of innovation and creativity in the history of computing.

Things are stacking up for this to be a great year.

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Embracing Software Defined By @StorPool | @CloudExpo [#Cloud] – Sat, 02 May 2015
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale – when building software defined infrastructure.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, will provide some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing “software-defined” in the datacenter.

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Chef and Canonical Partner | @Chef @Canonical @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] – Sat, 02 May 2015
Chef and Canonical announced a partnership to integrate and distribute Chef with Ubuntu. Canonical is integrating the Chef automation platform with Canonical’s Machine-As-A-Service (MAAS), enabling users to automate the provisioning, configuration and deployment of bare metal compute resources in the data center. Canonical is packaging Chef 12 server in upcoming distributions of its Ubuntu open source operating system and will provide commercial support for Chef within its user base.

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Announcing @LAutomation to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York [#IoT #Cloud] – Sat, 02 May 2015
SYS-CON Events announced today that Litmus Automation will exhibit at SYS-CON’s 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Litmus Automation’s vision is to provide a solution for companies that are in a rush to embrace the disruptive Internet of Things technology and leverage it for real business challenges. Litmus Automation simplifies the complexity of connected devices applications with Loop, a secure and scalable cloud platform.

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Internet of Things Becomes High Fashion By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT] – Sat, 02 May 2015
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane.
The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting wearables as fashion accessories and moving away from the original clunky technology associated with the industry. Along with more pleasing aesthetics, software updates and more capabilities also target early adopters.

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Announcing @robomq to Exhibit at @ThingsExpo New York [#IoT #M2M] – Sat, 02 May 2015
SYS-CON Events announced today that will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.

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Connected Cars and Connected Clouds By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT] – Sat, 02 May 2015
In recent years, we’ve watched mobile, cloud technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) enable increased connectivity for every network and every industry, ranging from connected cars to commercial vehicles and fleet management to smart cities to data centers. At MWC, it was clear that professionals in these areas are continuing to make strides in their fields. Below are a few of the major developments we noticed and look forward to hearing more as 2015 progresses.

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Microsoft Launches More Azure Cloud Services at Build Conference – Thu, 30 Apr 2015
In addition to Azure’s new big data processing capabilities, the company announces several new services to facilitate the move to the cloud.

OpenStack Kilo Cloud Platform Debuts With Ironic Bare-Metal Service – Thu, 30 Apr 2015
The new open-source cloud computing platform adds bare-metal server deployment capabilities.

Microsoft Expands Azure Cloud Big Data Reach at Build Conference – Wed, 29 Apr 2015
Microsoft announces new Azure SQL cloud services to help businesses tackle large-scale big data projects in the cloud.

Twitter Revenue Jumps, but Profitability is Still Elusive – Tue, 28 Apr 2015
The social-network messenger saw revenue climb an impressive 74 percent, but it lost $162 million in the quarter — 23 percent more than a year ago.

Why Using the Cloud to Maintain HIPAA-Compliant IT Makes Sense – Tue, 28 Apr 2015
By 2020, most health data will pass through the cloud. Non-compliance can result in security problems and be costly.

Yahoo Expands Video Content With 18 New Original Series – Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The pioneer Web services company is investing to compete with such diverse services as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and

Open Cloud Connect Promotes Standards to Spur Cloud Computing Growth – Mon, 27 Apr 2015
NEWS ANALYSIS: Of all of the challenges standing in the way of global cloud computing adoption, finding a common interface standard is one of the most important.

Microsoft Primes Dynamics CRM for Social Engagement – Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Updates to the company’s CRM platform help businesses graduate from Social Listening to full-blown engagement, setting the stage for social CRM.

Microsoft Power BI Visualizes Temboo’s IoT Data Streaming – Fri, 24 Apr 2015
The companies team up to translate Internet of things sensor data into real-time dashboards for businesses.

Microsoft Rolls Out Azure AD Employee Self-Service Apps Preview – Fri, 24 Apr 2015
The company releases new features that empower employees to make decisions about the apps that they need to get their jobs done.

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Amazon Web Services test driving Tesla batteries in data centers – Fri, 01 May 2015
AWS engineers describe how Tesla’s latest innovation can fill in some energy gaps within data centers.

​Microsoft’s HoloLens: Wooing developers will be everything – Fri, 01 May 2015
The secret to Microsoft’s HoloLens will revolve around whether the software giant can really enable a bevy of holographic apps with just a few extra lines of code.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on cloud growth: Proof is in the numbers – Thu, 30 Apr 2015
Even if Oracle has no interest in buying, the database titan still plans to beat the CRM giant on its home turf.

MobileIron cuts 2015 outlook as customers go subscription – Thu, 30 Apr 2015
CEO Bob Tinker outlined the company’s first quarter challenges, cuts the outlook and outlines what MobileIron plans to do about it.

LinkedIn Q1: Revenue beats street but weak outlook sends stocks plunging – Thu, 30 Apr 2015
LinkedIn offered revenue guidance far below estimates, in the range of $670 million and $675 million. Analysts had expected revenue of $717.5 million.

Oracle CEO Safra Catz shoots down buyout rumor – Thu, 30 Apr 2015
“We never comment on these kinds of things,” the co-chief executive responded. “We’ve never had a deal leak.”

Apple, IBM team up with Japan Post for elderly services, support – Thu, 30 Apr 2015
Japan Post will pilot iPads with custom IBM apps to better connect the elderly to their communities and keep tabs on their well being.

​Tablet shipments fall again in Q1: Netbooks the sequel? – Thu, 30 Apr 2015
IDC said that shipments for tablets and 2-in-1 devices fell 5.9 percent from a year ago in the first quarter to 47.1 million.

​IBM claims another step toward quantum computing – Wed, 29 Apr 2015
IBM Research can detect two types of quantum errors at the same time and build on a lattice structure. Both developments could help build a working quantum computer.

Stratasys cuts Q1, 2015 outlook as 3D printer makers struggle – Tue, 28 Apr 2015
The warning from Stratasys comes just a few days after rival 3D Systems cut its outlook. Stratasys and 3D Systems both noted similar issues in the first quarter. MakerBot will be restructured.


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