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Container Monitoring: Top Docker Metrics to Watch By Stefan Thies Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These servers and applications running on them are typically very static, with very long uptimes. Docker deployments are different: a set of containers may run many applications, all sharing the resources of one or more underlying hosts. It's not uncommon for Docker servers to run thousands of short-term containers (e.g., for batch jobs) while a set of permanent services runs in parallel. Traditional monitoring tools not used to such dynamic environments are not suited for such deployments. On the other hand, s... (more)

[session] @Nutanix' Persistent #Containers | @DevOpsSummit #SDN #DevOps

Persistent Storage for Containers In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent. Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure, adding additional complexity. In his session [email protected] at 20th Cloud Expo, Denis Guyadeen, a Product Manager at Nutanix, will explore the benefits of persistent containers, talk about why persistence for containers makes sense and explore some of the Nutanix technologies that enable this persistence. Speaker Bio Denis Guyadeen is a Product Manager at Nutanix and currently leading the ... (more)

Juniper Networks to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY | @JuniperNetworks #AI #ML

SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value. For more information, visit www.juniper.net. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Ha... (more)

[session] Composable Infrastructure | @CloudExpo @HTBase #SDN #DataCenter

Why Composable Infrastructure Instead of HyperConvergence? HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let's say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it. This meant that up to now the HyperConverged vendors were in charge of the requirements. Composable Infrastructure came to solve this issue by putting the business in charge of the requirements and how you build your infrastructure. Truly hardware-agnostic and flexible-scaling, now it doesn't matter where workloads ... (more)

WAN Challenges of Large Enterprises | @CloudExpo #Cloud #AWS #Virtualization

When it comes to wide area networking, large global enterprises have some unique challenges to ensure that networking capabilities keep up with their complex business requirements. The most obvious challenge is the sheer scale of WAN operations. A very large enterprise could have hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of locations around the world-and this makes the cost multipliers huge. Changing the cost equation for branch access can mean a difference in saving versus spending millions of dollars per month. Branch growth might happen in multiple global locations, often in countries where traditional MPLS service may not be cost effective-if it is available at all. Think about trying to stand up a new location on a small island in the South Pacific, or in a village in the Andes Mountains. Not only are communication options extremely limited, but the IT exp... (more)

[session] Rolling Out @Docker | @DevOpsSummit @DatagridSystems #DevOps

Continuous Deployment for Docker: Lessons Learned from Rolling Out a Real Live Service Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. In her session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Stefana Muller, Vice President of Datagrid Systems, will share the journey her engineering team took to continuously deploy their containerized application over the past year. Highlighting the pitfalls and lessons l... (more)

Software-Defined Technologies: Transforming the Value Stream | @CloudExpo #SDN #NFV #Cloud

Software-Defined Technologies: Transforming the Value Stream Software-defined is a concept that refers to the ability to control some or all of the functions of a system using software. The concept is sometimes incorrectly characterized as a buzzword or marketing jargon, when in fact it has a clear meaning that needs to be understood by organizations looking to keep pace with change. When technologies become software-defined, there are major systemic benefits for organizations that use them, including lower costs, higher quality products and services, and less risk. At the same time, software-defined technologies require major organizational changes for incumbent enterprises to adopt and use effectively. This often involves expensive and risky transformation projects that reengineer the value stream to take advantage of decoupled components, reduced dependencies an... (more)

Does Your DevOps Department Need More Attention? | @DevOpsSummit #Cloud #DevOps #Containers

Does Your DevOps Department Need More Attention? By Josh Symonds There are some big red flags that signify your DevOps department needs an overhaul. Your deployment process seems to take forever. It only work from a few developers’ computers. It’s different for each server you deploy to. Sound familiar? Luckily the warning signs of a DevOps department in need of help are pretty easy to recognize. Read on to learn how to identify if and when your infrastructure team needs more attention—plus a few suggestions to implement those changes as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. All your servers are slightly different Automation is the byword of DevOps. With automation, you remove manual intervention (and possible human error), which means you can deploy new services and recover from critical events faster. If a server were to go down, a new one should be automatically cr... (more)

Virtual #Storage From @FormationDS | @CloudExpo #SDS #SDN #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)

DevOps Five Years Later at @DevOpsSummit | #DevOps #APM #Microservices

DevOps Five Years Later: What Does the Future Hold? After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns' are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done', or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists looked back at what DevOps has become, and forward at what it might create next. Panelist Bios: Randy De Meno joined Commvault in 1994 and initiated Commvault's direction into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of the industry. Randy holds dozens patents on a number of CommVault's technologies including the Granular Ap... (more)

Enabling #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @GlueNetworks #NFV #SDN #SDNO

Digital transformation requires rapid network changes. Navigating these changes well is difficult but critical, as the function of business applications are at stake. Customers aren't interested in what's going on behind the scenes; they simply want the platform to work. Hosting Facts researchers found that a single-second delay in website loading time can result in a seven percent loss in conversion, and 40 percent of web users will abandon a website if it takes longer than three seconds to load. As customer expectations have increased, the network's ability to handle applications and Quality of Service (QoS) policies becomes crucial. This means that how well the Development and Operations teams communicate and collaborate is critical. In what seems like the Wild West of networking, is it possible for network engineers to take back control? DevOps Management Chang... (more)