Creating Value with DevOps By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] – Sun, 24 May 2015
DevOps is all about agility. However, you don’t want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques that facilitate higher value creation for your enterprise.
DevOps Summit Silicon Valley ‘Call for Papers’ | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] – Sun, 24 May 2015
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open.
Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world’s largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and 18% reduction in dev and ops costs, according to research firm Vanson-Bourne. It is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software.
AppDynamics on @DevOpsSummit | @AppDynamics [#DevOps #Microservices] – Sun, 24 May 2015
In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there’s little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what’s happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
Cloud Expo Sponsorship Opportunities Announced | @CloudExpo [#Cloud] – Sun, 24 May 2015
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday’s debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
The Next Paradigm Shift By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud] – Sun, 24 May 2015
Major product cycle changes tend to come around roughly every five years or so. The technology industry is fond of labeling these movements as paradigm shifts, but we’ve all heard too many of those things referenced, so let’s not go there.
Looking back over the last decade and the emergence of touch, our appetite for richer controls is never long satisfied. As soon as one finger touch arrived we wanted two-finger touch. Pinch and zoom wasn’t far behind and multi-user touch soon followed.
Thinking Like a Data Scientist | @CloudExpo [#BigData #IoT #DevOps] – Sun, 24 May 2015
One question I frequently get is: “How do I become a data scientist?” Wow, tough question. There are several new books that outline the different skills, capabilities and technologies that a data scientist is going to need to learn and eventually master. I’ve read several of these books and am impressed with the depth of the content.
Unfortunately, these books spend the vast majority of their time reviewing and/or teaching things such as the data science processes (such as CRISP: Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining), and basic and advanced statistics, data mining and data visualization techniques and tools.
Information Storage with ISS SuperCore and Ceph | @CloudExpo [#Cloud] – Sun, 24 May 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 DevOps Summit, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., will share foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage consumers.
The Business World Changed By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud] – Sun, 24 May 2015
It’s enough to drive a regular IT market watcher to the point of despair. There has been a wide-ranging change in the way business operates driven by technology-driven transformation – could there ever be a more obvious statement to make, ever?
The problem is how does it all work?
The problem is how does all the data connect?
The Role of Internet Performance in #Cloud Services By @Dyn | @CloudExpo – Sun, 24 May 2015
With worldwide spending on cloud services and infrastructure growing by 23% in 2015 to $118B, it is clear that cloud services are here to stay. Yet, the rate of cloud adoption varies by companies and markets around the world. With thousands of outages and hijacks across the Internet every day, one reason for hesitation is the faith in quality Internet performance.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Kane, Senior Manager at Dyn, will explore how Internet performance affects your end-user’s experience and how you can make variations in the Internet work to your competitive advantage.
‘Internet of Things’ Keynote By @Mac_Devine @ThingsExpo [#IoT] – Sun, 24 May 2015
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
OpenStack Making Progress, but Manageability Remains a Concern – Sun, 24 May 2015
NEWS ANALYSIS: OpenStack is being widely deployed for enterprise cloud projects, but even its biggest advocates say the community must make the platform more manageable.
OpenStack Governance Bridges and Hierarchies in the ‘Big Tent’ – Fri, 22 May 2015
VIDEO: Mark McLoughlin, OpenStack technical director at Red Hat, discusses what the new ‘Big Tent’ approach will mean for OpenStack distributions.
IBM is Most Popular Hosted Private Cloud Provider: Survey – Fri, 22 May 2015
A recent Forrester survey of more than 2,200 IT leaders indicates IBM is the most popular hosted private cloud provider.
How Cisco Enabled Comcast to Be an OpenStack Contributor – Fri, 22 May 2015
VIDEO: Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of cloud computing at Cisco, discusses his company’s OpenStack efforts, internally and with customers.
OpenStack Summit Showcases ‘Big Tent’ Plans, Containers and More – Fri, 22 May 2015
Every six months, developers and vendors gather at the OpenStack Summit to discuss the latest user stories, new technology and best practices.
Microsoft Enables DLP on OneDrive for Business File Syncing – Thu, 21 May 2015
The new data loss prevention capability helps organizations keep better tabs on their cloud-hosted files, preventing damaging leaks of sensitive business data.
Why PayPal Sees Itself as a Budding ‘Digital Commerce OS’ – Thu, 21 May 2015
The online payment processor outlined at a high level its future plans, introduced some new partnerships and unveiled a new co-op-based service.
Microsoft Making OneNote More Elementary for Teachers – Thu, 21 May 2015
School’s (nearly) out for summer, but Microsoft is already gearing up for the new class year with updates to its OneNote data-sharing cloud platform.
Entrepreneurs Share How to Build an OpenStack-Powered Business – Thu, 21 May 2015
A panel of top OpenStack entrepreneurs explains what it takes to build a successful cloud startup with free software.
Twitter Content Appears in Google Searches on iOS, Android Devices – Wed, 20 May 2015
The feature is available on Google.com in English in the Google app for Android and iOS and will later be delivered in other languages and in desktop searches.
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Microsoft revealed as mystery buyer in attempted Salesforce acquisition – Fri, 22 May 2015
According to reports, the two tech giants entered into acquisition talks sometime in early spring, but apparently failed to reach a deal.
IT innovation’s four horsemen: Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft – Fri, 22 May 2015
A TechPro Research survey shows how large enterprises have little innovation faith in the business tech market. The IT pecking order is shifting, but the game isn’t over.
BlackBerry announces plan to buy back 12 million shares – Fri, 22 May 2015
The buyback program represents approximately 2.6 percent of the public float.
Brocade Q2 misses on revenue as SAN sales decline – Thu, 21 May 2015
The networking solutions provider beat EPS estimates by 2 cents, with IP Networking sales helping to carry the quarter.
Intuit smashes Q3 expectations after good tax season, but outlook worsens – Thu, 21 May 2015
Wall Street was expecting earnings of $2.74 cents per share with $2.15 billion in revenue.
HP’s Q2: Earnings on target, revenue miss; offers split update – Thu, 21 May 2015
Wall Street was looking for earnings of 86 cents per share with $25.63 billion in revenue.
PayPal’s incoming CEO discusses what’s next for mobile, e-commerce – Thu, 21 May 2015
PayPal is building up its One Touch checkout experience, connecting the dots between native mobile app and web experiences.
Best Buy’s omnichannel efforts pay off in Q1 – Thu, 21 May 2015
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly credited the chain’s omnichannel efforts to merge in-store and digital operations as “what has allowed us to consistently outperform the market.”
UNICEF, ARM team up foster development of ‘Wearables for Good’ – Thu, 21 May 2015
“A wearable built to address social good would ultimately need to follow a systemic, communitarian approach,” according to UNICEF.
HP, Tsinghua partner in joint Chinese enterprise tech venture – Thu, 21 May 2015
The companies say the newly-formed company will become a leader in Chinese storage, server and technology services.
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