The Dangers of Cloud Storage By @tofly4wifi | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Fri, 06 May 2016
Today nearly all of us have our information stored on the cloud. It’s a very easy solution that allows users to seamlessly create back-ups of photos, contacts and other personal information, giving users access to their accounts anywhere from any device. Perhaps its most prized feature is that it has no storage limits, unlike mobile devices and PCs.
There is, however, a downside to cloud services. Although it is useful in storing data, it could be the reason data is lost. Recently, the celebrity iCloud hack went to trial. The hacker admitted he acquired the credentials by spear phishing his victims and once he had them, all the data they stored on the cloud, whether intentionally or not, was exposed and later posted online.
Overcoming Network Limitations: A New Approach By @SDietric | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Fri, 06 May 2016
More is being required today of network infrastructure than ever before, due in part to the changing latency and bandwidth needs of modern applications. Wide area networks (“WANs”) are feeling the pressure, especially those that use many technologies from different services providers, are geographically diverse and are stretched to the limit by increased video and cloud app usage.
In view of these challenges, hybrid WAN architectures with advanced application-level traffic routing are of particular interest. They combine the reliability of private lines for critical business applications with the cost-effectiveness of broadband/Internet connectivity for non-critical traffic.
WordPress Docker Container | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Microservices – Thu, 05 May 2016
I have an article in the recently released “DZone Guide to Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud” entitled “Fullstack Engineering in the Age of Hybrid Cloud”. In this article I discuss the need and skills of a Fullstack Engineer with relation to troubleshooting and repairing complex, distributed hybrid cloud applications. My recent experiences with troubleshooting issues with my Docker WordPress container only reinforce the details I wrote about in this piece. Without my comprehensive understanding of both the infrastructure and application layer I don’t believe I could have achieved resolution (if I have, but more on that later).
IoT Service to IoT Profit | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings – Thu, 05 May 2016
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehend.
Announcing @SoftLayer Named “Gold Sponsor” of @CloudExpo New York | #Cloud – Thu, 05 May 2016
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON’s 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York.
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Peak 10 Introduces More Agile Business Structure | @CloudExpo @Peak_Ten #Cloud – Thu, 05 May 2016
Peak 10, Inc., has announced the implementation of IT service management, a business process alignment initiative based on the widely adopted Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework. The implementation of IT service management enhances Peak 10’s current service-minded approach to IT delivery by propelling the company to deliver higher levels of personalized and prompt service. The majority of Peak 10’s operations employees have been trained and certified in the ITIL framework, allowing the immediate improvement of the customer experience while shaping one cohesive ecosystem for employees, customers and partners.
CollabNet, Leader in ALM, Agile and DevOps, Set to Speak and Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY | @CollabNet #Cloud – Thu, 05 May 2016
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet (www.collabnet.com) a global leader in enterprise software development and delivery solutions that help customers create high-quality applications at speed, will exhibit at SYS-CON’s 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The CEO of CollabNet Flint Brenton will also present about DevOps challenges in today’s global, open, and heterogeneous world of software development.
Ransomware Evolution | @CloudExpo #InfoSec #DataCenter #Security – Thu, 05 May 2016
Initially, we came across ransomware which exploited the entire system and just restricted you from interacting with your own device, later on requiring you to pay dollars if you want to go back and use your computer.
And then it started becoming obsolete because an end-user. People were asking themselves: “That is my computer, would I pay $100 for it? If I don’t really have data, I’d better format my PC and start all over again.” So, that strategy – locking access to computers, started becoming obsolete. What did the bad guys do? They realized that the previous strategy was only good when the data that computer was holding was valuable. So they started asking ransom for the data, and that’s what they’re doing now.
Announcing @EnzuInc to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | #Cloud – Wed, 04 May 2016
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu, a leading provider of cloud hosting solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON’s 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their online business and let Enzu manage their IT hosting infrastructure.
A High Performing API | @CloudExpo #API #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation – Tue, 03 May 2016
Performance is the elusive butterfly of API development. Everybody is intrigued with its beauty, yet few know how to capture it.
In the old days, the approach of many shops to ensure a performant API was to create some code and then pass it over to the wall to QA to do load testing. Later some integration testing took place. As long as the API worked and it was met some marginal performance benchmarks, things were good.
This worked well when a public, HTTP based API, consumed by a wide variety of distributed devices was more the exception than the rule. However, today APIs are a big deal and they are everywhere, so much so that companies are posting very big infographics prominently in the front page of the New York Times to create even more awareness about the technology to the general public.
IBM Banking on Cloud, Cognitive Computing in Transformation Effort – Fri, 06 May 2016
IBM has been racking up cloud wins of late, also tapping into its cognitive, IoT and mobile expertise to land new business.
Joyent CTO Says Enterprises Supporting Cloud Apps to Avoid Disruption – Thu, 05 May 2016
Q&A: Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill says more enterprises understand that they need to innovate by supporting containers and cloud computing to avoid market disruption by competitors.
LinkedIn Report Touts Social Media to Help Sales Pros Close Deals – Thu, 05 May 2016
Goodbye cold calls? A new study sponsored by LinkedIn says a majority of sales professionals, particularly Millennials, are using social media to research and connect with prospects.
Microsoft Joins Blockchain Trade Association – Thu, 05 May 2016
The Chamber of Digital Commerce has gained a major new backer in bringing blockchain-based technologies to Wall Street.
CNN Launches New Political Campaign App Using CA Tools – Wed, 04 May 2016
The CNN Politics app, built with CA’s API management and mobile analytics, tracks the latest polling, delegate, voting and fundraising data behind the 2016 race.
Microsoft Flips the Switch on Dynamics CRM Online in India – Wed, 04 May 2016
Microsoft’s cloud-based customer relationship management software comes to new data centers in India.
IBM Puts Its Twist on Blockchain With New Security Framework – Tue, 03 May 2016
IBM launches new secure blockchain services for financial services, government and health care on IBM Cloud.
Virtustream Launches Global Hyper-scale Storage Cloud – Mon, 02 May 2016
Dell EMC’s cloud will face tough, entrenched competition from IBM Softlayer, Amazon, Microsoft and Oracle for enterprise storage business.
OpenStack Makes Strides Despite Persistent Identity Problem – Mon, 02 May 2016
NEWS ANALYSIS: There are plenty of definitions for the OpenStack cloud platform, but the best way to understand what it does is to look at how companies such as AT&T and Verizon are deploying it.
Microsoft Unveils Cheaper Azure Cool Blob Storage Option – Mon, 02 May 2016
Businesses can now park their back-ups and other infrequently accessed data in the cloud for as low as a penny per gigabyte.
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Google’s BigQuery can now analyze data from Sheets – Fri, 06 May 2016
Google is in the process of tearing down the wall between the Google Cloud Platform and Google Apps — two of the company’s primary, and typically siloed, business products.
Cognizant posts slowest Q1 revenue growth in 14 years – Fri, 06 May 2016
The IT outsourcing company managed to beat first quarter earnings target, however.
Ford invests $182m in cloud software to transform from auto to mobile – Fri, 06 May 2016
The automaker hopes the investment will act as a springboard into the mobile space.
Will drones deliver organs on-demand in the future? – Fri, 06 May 2016
A biomedical and UAV company have joined forces to try and revolutionize how quickly organs can be brought to patients.
Google, Honeywell resolve Nest Labs patent dispute – Thu, 05 May 2016
The resolution “promotes product innovation and consumer choice in the market for smart home products,” the companies said.
eBay buys Swedish machine learning startup Expertmaker – Thu, 05 May 2016
Expertmaker has been a partner of eBay’s since 2010 as part of the company’s structured data initiative.
Square tops Q1 revenue estimates, raises guidance for fiscal year – Thu, 05 May 2016
The mobile payments service run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reported a Q1 net loss of $9 million, or 29 cents a share.
Tableau Q1 strong as visualization software lures enterprise – Thu, 05 May 2016
Tableau’s first quarter came in better than expected as rival Qlik made a bevy of moves recently.
Apple, SAP forge enterprise app pact for iPhone, iPad – Thu, 05 May 2016
SAP will provide an SDK that will allow developers and customers to create native enterprise apps on Apple devices.
Vonage buys Nexmo for $230 million, eyes cloud communications dominance – Thu, 05 May 2016
Based in San Francisco, Nexmo is touted as the second largest CPaaS company in terms of revenue.
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