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What Is Function-as-a-Service? Serverless Architectures Are Here By Matt Watson It has never been a better time to be a developer. Thanks to cloud computing, deploying our applications is much easier than it used to be. How we deploy our apps continues to evolve thanks to cloud hosting, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and now Function-as-a-Service. What Is Function-as-a-Service (FaaS)? FaaS is the concept of serverless computing via serverless architectures. Software developers can leverage this to deploy an individual "function", action, or piece of business logic. They are expected to start within milliseconds and process individual requests and then the process ends. Principles of FaaS: Complete abstraction of servers away from the developer Billing based on consumption and executions, not server instance sizes Services that are event-driven and instantaneously scala... (more)

[slides] Make Use of Serverless Compute Solutions | @CloudExpo @Infostretch #AI #IoT #M2M #AWS #Serverless

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How to Make Use of Serverless Compute Solutions for IoT Device Simulation When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it's simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be looking at some significant engineering investment. On-demand, serverless computing enables developers to try out a fleet of devices on IoT gateways with ease. With a sensor simulator built on top of AWS Lambda, it's possible to elastically gene... (more)

Don’t Get Lost in the Cloud | @CloudExpo @RackWare #Compliance #AI #DX #HybridCloud

For most organizations, the move to hybrid cloud is now a question of when, not if. Fully 82% of enterprises plan to have a hybrid cloud strategy this year, according to Infoholic Research. The worldwide hybrid cloud computing market is expected to grow about 34% annually over the next five years, reaching $241.13 billion by 2022. Companies are embracing hybrid cloud because of the many advantages it offers compared to relying on a single provider for all of their cloud needs. Hybrid offers balance and flexibility. It helps companies achieve a wide array of business goals, including availability, reliability, security and cost-efficiency. Still, there are a number of challenges associated with hybrid cloud. Here are four management issues that companies need to address to enjoy a successful hybrid cloud implementation. Managing complexity. More clouds can sometimes... (more)

[session] The Future of Data Centers in a Serverless World | @CloudExpo @Evernote #Cloud #DataCenter #Serverless

The Future of Data Centers in a Serverless World While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, will discuss how data centers of the future will be managed, how the public cloud best suits your organization, and what the future holds for operations and infrastructure engineers in a post-container world. Is a serverless world inevitable? Speaker Bio Ben McCormack is Evernote's VP Operations and moved Evernote from in-house run and managed data centers into the public cloud. Previously, he w... (more)

[session] #Serverless ML Operations | @CloudExpo #MachineLearning #IoT #AI #ML #DL #DX

Serverless Machine Learning Operations Any startup has to have a clear go -to-market strategy from the beginning. Similarly, any data science project has to have a go to production strategy from its first days, so it could go beyond proof-of-concept. Machine learning and artificial intelligence in production would result in hundreds of training pipelines and machine learning models that are continuously revised by teams of data scientists and seamlessly connected with web applications for tenants and users. In his demo-based session at 21st Cloud Expo, Stepan Pushkarev, CTO of Hydrosphere.io, will walk through the best practices for simplifying machine learning operations across the enterprise and providing a serverless abstraction for data scientists and data engineers so they could train, deploy and monitor machine learning models faster and with better quality. ... (more)

[session] #Serverless Computing | @CloudExpo #ERP #CloudNative #DevOps

Serverless Computing: Constructing Distributed Scalable Transactional Applications in a Hostile Environment Cloud resources, although available in abundance, are inherently volatile. For transactional computing, like ERP and most enterprise software, this is a challenge as transactional integrity and data fidelity is paramount - making it a challenge to create cloud native applications while relying on RDBMS. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Claus Jepsen, Chief Architect and Head of Innovation Labs at Unit4, will explore that in order to create distributed and scalable solutions ensuring high availability and fault tolerance using non-RDBMS in enterprise software, new technologies and architectural patterns need to be to in practice ensuring equal data fidelity and transactional integrity. Speaker Bio Claus Jepsen is Chief Architect and Head of Innovation Labs, Un... (more)

[session] Public Cloud Alternative | @CloudExpo @Cloudistics #SDS #DataCenter

The Need for the Public Cloud Alternative What You Need to Know You know you need the cloud, but you're hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You're looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you're concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies. What do you do? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carmelo McCutcheon, VP of Pre-Sales Engineering and Services at Cloudistics, will discuss how private cloud infrastructure based on composable technologies result in environments that are suitable for all your workloads while also providing you with many of the benefits of the ... (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. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, 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. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here 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 str... (more)

[slides] Container and Virtual Machine: Friends or Foes | @DevOpsSummit #VM #AI #DevOps #Serverless

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Container and Virtual Machine: Friends or Foes Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one technically superior to the other? What about performance and security? Does IT need either one, or both? Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Cloud Architect at BlueMetal, examined these topics. The learning objectives of... (more)

[video] Cloud-Scale with @JuniperNetworks | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #DevOps #AI #DX

"We're here to tell the world about our cloud-scale infrastructure that we have at Juniper combined with the world-class security that we put into the cloud," explained Lisa Guess, VP of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Track 1. Enterprise Cloud | Cloud-Native Track 2. Big Data | Analytics Track 3. Internet of Things | IIoT | Smart Cities Trac... (more)

Serverless, FaaS, AWS Lambda | @CloudExpo #AWS #CloudNative #Serverless

If you are part of the cloud development community, you certainly know about “serverless computing,” almost a misnomer. Because it implies there are no servers which is untrue. However the servers are hidden from the developers. This model eliminates operational complexity and increases developer productivity. We came from monolithic computing to client-server to services to microservices to the serverless model. In other words, our systems have slowly “dissolved” from monolithic to function-by-function. Software is developed and deployed as individual functions – a first-class object and cloud runs it for you. These functions are triggered by events that follow certain rules. Functions are written in a fixed set of languages, with a fixed set of programming models and cloud-specific syntax and semantics. Cloud-specific services can be invoked to perform complex ta... (more)