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Data Infrastructures exists to support business, cloud and information technology (IT) among other applications that transform data into information or services. The fundamental role of data infrastructures is to provide a platform environment for applications and data that is resilient, flexible, scalable, agile, efficient as well as cost-effective. Put another way, data infrastructures exist to protect, preserve, process, move, secure and serve data as well as their applications for information services delivery. Technologies that make up data infrastructures include hardware, software, cloud or managed services, servers, storage, I/O and networking along with people, processes, policies along with various tools spanning legacy, software-defined virtual, containers and cloud. Data Various Types and Layers of Infrastructures Depending on your role or focus, you may ... (more)

Virtual Machine Awareness | @CloudExpo @Tintri #DataCenter #IoT #DevOps

"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 20th International Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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, ... (more)

[slides] Accelerating #DevOps with @Actifio | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Docker

Accelerating DevOps with Data Virtualization Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating the organization can lead to inconsistent masking and exposure of sensitive data. But some organizations are adopting a new method of data management for DevOps that is delivering transformational business outcomes in faster time to market, lower costs, and great control.... (more)

Virtual #Storage From @FormationDS | @CloudExpo #SDS #SDN #IoT #DataCenter

"We formed Formation several years ago to really address the need for bring complete modernization and software-defined storage to the more classic private cloud marketplace," stated Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Formation Data Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 20th International Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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 Xa... (more)

Tintri to Present #DevOps June 6-8 at @CloudExpo | @Tintri #VM #SDN

"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)

[video] #ObjectStorage with @HGSTStorage | @CloudExpo #SDS #DataCenter

"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 20th International Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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 en... (more)

[slides] #DevOps and @Docker | @DevOpsSummit @Siruslan #AI #Microservices

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps with Containers in Virtual Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, will review the current landscape of DevOps with containers and the benefits. In addition, he will discuss known issues and solutions for enterprise applications in containers. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Ruslan Synytsky is CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, Inc., the first company that introduced a new degr... (more)

Keep Your Data Active | @CloudExpo @HGSTStorage #DataCenter #IoT #SDN

Keep Your Data Active We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources. See how HGST has used these solutions to gain more value out of the information we have - and capitalize on that value by delivering better products. Speaker Bio With over 30 years of engineering and marketing experience in Systems, flash, disk and tape storage, Scott enjoys a rich environment of storage and solutions focus. Cleland has lead WW marketing efforts as Senior Director at Violin Memory most recently and previously was the director of en... (more)

Data #Virtualization Helps Build Self-Reliance | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #ML

How Data Virtualization Helps Build Self-Reliance for Information Self-Service Information self-service is undoubtedly one of the main drivers of Modern Data Management. From "data services marketplaces" to "self-service Big Data analytics," one of the objectives of most data-related initiatives today is to provide business professionals with new ways to solve their information needs with the goals of achieving self-reliance and minimizing the IT bottleneck. However, is it realistic to expect business users to assume this job? Studies [1] report that more than 60 percent of companies grade their experience with self-service initiatives as "average" or lower, with nearly four out of five (73 percent) claiming that "...it requires more training than expected." So, what is the problem and what can we do to solve it? Let's start with the easy part: data visualization... (more)

[slides] #DevOps to @Docker Networking | @DevOpsSummit @Dynatrace #SDN

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps Guide to Container Networking Programmable network connectivity and network overlay technologies like Docker libnetwork, Weave Net, and Calico are essential tools for DevOps engineers using orchestration tools to manage and deploy Docker containers in production. Because network troubleshooting and optimization falls within the jurisdiction of DevOps, it's vital that DevOps engineers understand exactly how network overlays work. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit, 18th Cloud Expo, Dirk Wallerstorfer, Technology Lead for networking, SDN, and OpenStack at Dynatrace, discussed the fundamentals of container networking, provided practical examples of common network overlays, and offered guidance on effectively using and tuning network overlays. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speak... (more)

[video] @Docker and #Kubernetes | @CloudExpo #SDN #DevOps #Monitoring

How Containers Will Usher in a New Era of Cloud Computing View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker containers gain prominence. He explored these challenges and how to address them, while considering how containers will influence the direction of cloud computing. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio... (more)