"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 @DevOpsSummit , held
June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center,
New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and
will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the
leading industry players in the world.
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
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In September 2014, Apple made encryption default with the introduction of the
iPhone 6. Then, in February 2016, a Los Angeles judge issued an order to
Apple to help break into the encrypted iPhone belonging to a terrorist
involved in a mass shooting.
Apple had used some of the strongest encryption technologies and practices to
protect its users and their data. The encryption technology did not
discriminate between lawful and unlawful users. While there were many sides
to this issue, it surfaced many important debates on security, privacy, and
For developers wanting to add cryptographic libraries to their applications,
a number of open source components are available to them. Of course, anyone
seeking to add encryption to an application has an important requirement for
the privacy and security it provides.
One of the more popular choices for e... (more)
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on
VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj
Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held
November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps - Operations Pain in Data Management
Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development
cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and
associated copy data management practices.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in Product
and Solution at Tintri, will talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to
update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master
VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. He will
also discuss how the "Ops" side of DevOps is ... (more)
Technology of the Year for 2016 - The Web Platform
We’re starting to see predictions about what’s going to be hot in
enterprise technology in 2017. Cloud (yet again), Blockchain, Big Data /
Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) are all among the top of the list.
However, it was Krish Subrumanian’s humorous tweet that started me thinking
about what will be the single most important contribution from the enterprise
technology community in 2016. While all the aforementioned technologies will
certainly see a lot of interest and growth, they’re all enabled by a Web
A platform is an architectural pattern and design that underlies all these
capabilities. Its attributes are the ability to deliver a focused service and
facilitate interaction through programmatic interfaces. The cloud platform
delivers metered software and infrastructure services. The Blockchain
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Fitbits and the Industrial Internet: How Both Improve Overall Wellness
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers
are leveraging Fitbits - to improve overall health and wellness. Both can
provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance
improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time
data and make adjustments to increase their activity.
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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader,
Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet and
mobile devices, manufacturers can use real-time production data to make
adjustments which increase optimal uptime and efficiency in operations.
Whether it's personal wellness or improving the "wellness" of your
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Strong Security Elements for IoT Manufacturing
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to
maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and
protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are
the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when
integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range
of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing.
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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vice president of product
management, IoT solutions at GlobalSign, taught IoT developers how to
introduce strong security elements into the manufacturing process, addressing
the critical IoT security concerns but also accelerating time-to-market and... (more)
Okay, I am weird (tell me something that I don’t know, say most of my
friends). For Christmas I wanted a Nike Apple Watch to go with my existing
FitBit and Garmin fitness trackers (I look sort of like a cyborg in the photo
below…which is always cool).
While I was intrigued by the ability to do all sorts of cool things on the
Apple Watch (like take a phone call and talk into my wrist watch like Dick
Tracy), the thing that most intrigued me was the ability to buy third-party
apps that could yield detailed exercise and health data. I was hoping that
this detailed exercise and health data could help me understand what effect
particular behaviors or activities (or lack of particular behaviors and
activities) were having on my overall health.
Why is this important to me? You can thank articles like “Unexpected
Heart Attack Triggers” for my health and exercise anxiety.... (more)
Orchestrating Distributed Deployments with Docker and Containers
Thanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship,
and run any Linux application on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is
particularly helpful for microservice architectures because their successful
implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism - which is
precisely one of the features of Docker.
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Microservice architectures are therefore becoming more popular, and are
increasingly seen as an interesting option even for smaller projects, instead
of being reserved to the largest, most complex application stacks. But those
architectures bring a new set of challenges. Breaking down an application
into many smaller components means that each individual piece is simpler and
easier to reason with; but now we need something to tie all thos... (more)
Evolution from Big Data to Smart Data
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As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key
insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes
However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from
millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly
integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems
will act as "smart systems" provide in-place analytics that speed discovery
and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at
Cloudian, addressed how and where we'll see smart data first make an impact.
Paul Turner is Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Cloudian. He is
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Digital Transformation in the Insurance Industry
By Omed Habib
The insurance industry is well aware that digital transformation is coming,
even if some CIOs can’t really say what their individual companies will
look like at the end of it all. In a survey of thousands of C-level execs
around the world, insurance came in among the top five industries that are
most likely to see “moderate to massive” digital disruption within the
next 12 months. Only 20 percent of business leaders felt that they had the
talent they needed to transform the enterprise, though. Here’s a closer
look at what’s coming next in the exciting new era of software-defined
The Growth of the Insurance Model
The basic business model of the insurance industry hasn’t changed much
since Edward Lloyd opened his coffee shop for seafaring folk in London in
1688. In the decades after Sh... (more)
While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with
Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) alike. WebRTC
makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their
applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market,
every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints.
And of course, one size does not fit all.
In her session at WebRTC Summit, Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, Vice President, Head
of Cloud and Mobile Strategy at GENBAND, explored what is needed to take a
real time communications engagement experience from a simple communication,
to a truly immersive multi-layer engagement experience. Furthermore, she will
explore the role of a Communications Platform as a Service (PaaS) in
delivering this experience.
WebRTC Summit 2017 New York, co-located with 20th Cloud... (more)
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Feb. 22, 2017 04:45 AM EST Reads: 490
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
Feb. 22, 2017 04:15 AM EST Reads: 126
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
Feb. 22, 2017 03:15 AM EST Reads: 5,463
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
Feb. 22, 2017 02:45 AM EST Reads: 1,981
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. 22, 2017 02:00 AM EST Reads: 12,953
"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 22, 2017 01:45 AM EST Reads: 6,018
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Feb. 22, 2017 01:30 AM EST Reads: 4,104
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your contain...
Feb. 22, 2017 01:30 AM EST Reads: 3,502
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 22, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 5,508
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
Feb. 22, 2017 12:30 AM EST Reads: 5,302
"Operations is sort of the maturation of cloud utilization and the move to the cloud," explained Steve Anderson, Product Manager for BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 21, 2017 10:45 PM EST Reads: 1,821
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
Feb. 21, 2017 10:00 PM EST Reads: 8,779
"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 21, 2017 09:45 PM EST Reads: 678
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Feb. 21, 2017 09:30 PM EST Reads: 727
"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 @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Feb. 21, 2017 09:15 PM EST Reads: 5,663
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Feb. 21, 2017 09:15 PM EST Reads: 700
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Feb. 21, 2017 09:00 PM EST Reads: 1,126
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the...
Feb. 21, 2017 08:30 PM EST Reads: 4,603
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
Feb. 21, 2017 07:30 PM EST Reads: 1,216
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Feb. 21, 2017 06:30 PM EST Reads: 7,620