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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)

Top @CloudExpo Sponsor | #IoT #M2M #ML #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Ten Tips on How to Maximize Your @CloudExpo and @ThingsExpo Sponsorship Benefits @CloudExpo and @ThingsExpo, two of the most important technology events in the world, have hosted hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors since their launch eight years ago. In this blog post, I provide 10 tips on how our sponsors and exhibitors can maximize their participation at our events. But before reading my top 10 tips for our sponsors and exhibitors, please take a moment and watch this brief Sandy Carter video. "Cloud Expo was really the event to connect with thought leaders, innovators, business folks who are interested in what the cloud can bring to their business. You know really how it allows them to bring the transformation of the business process." Sandy Carter, IBM's General Manager for the Cloud Ecosystem and Developers 1) Sponsor and exhibit in both New York and Silicon ... (more)

[video] Composable Infrastructure with @HTBase | @CloudExpo #IaaS #Cloud

"We focus on composable infrastructure. Composable infrastructure has been named by companies like Gartner and Forrester as the evolution of the IT infrastructure where everything is now driven by software," explained Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, 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 T... (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)

[slides] Major #Serverless Shift | @CloudExpo @LinuxAcademyCOM #AWS #Docker #Kubernetes

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Serverless - The Next Major Shift in Cloud Computing In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, discussed why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers with heavy investments in serverless computing, when most of the industry has its eyes on Docker and containers. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Doug Vanderweide has developed software and conducted DevOps for more than 20 years. He'... (more)

What Is Containerization and Will It Spell the End for Virtualization? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Containers

What Is Containerization and Will It Spell the End for Virtualization? By Ron Gidron Containerization is popularly viewed as the ‘virtualization of virtualization' or ‘next generation virtualization.' However, containers have existed long before virtualization or the advent of modern container technology like Docker and Linux Containers. Similar tech was built into mainframe systems that pervaded the IT landscape for the preceding decades. However, the implication, as the name suggests, is that modern software containerization will have the same seismic impact on the IT industry as shipping containers have had on maritime freight transport. Indeed, it is quite common now for many major online companies to run their entire infrastructure on containers. The reason behind the analogy, which is even alluded to by Docker in their logo, is that in the same way shipping con... (more)

Case Study From @DDN_limitless | @CloudExpo #HPC #Storage #AI #ML #DX

Driving Research Discoveries and New Drug Therapies with an End-to-End Solution Van Andel Institute has a 20-year legacy of biomedical research and scientific education with a focus on improving health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations. Formed in 1996 by Jay and Betty Ann Van Andel, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based organization has evolved into a premier center for research and education that supports more than 360 scientists, educators, and staff. At Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), a dedicated team works tirelessly to determine the epigenetic, genetic, molecular and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson's and other diseases. Using state-of-the-art technologies and instrumentation, the Institute's scientists are working to translate discoveries into highly innovative and effective diagnostics and treatments. For example, scientists in V... (more)

[session] Docker and VM | @DevOpsSummit #VM #AI #DevOps #Serverless

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? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Cloud Architect at BlueMetal, will examine these topics. The learning objectives of this session include: Understanding the technical discrepancies and merits of con... (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)

SD-WAN: Symbiosis Without Compromise | @CloudExpo #SDN #Cloud #Storage

SD-WAN - Symbiosis Without Compromise WAN infrastructures are highly persistent due to typically enormous investments in their dedicated hardware and management tools. WAN services like MPLS have undoubtedly been beneficial and enduring, but enterprises and IT departments require more flexible and economical solutions to provide employee access to corporate resources and cloud-based applications. SD-WAN promises to fulfill these needs with software-based, cloud-based solutions - running on commercial off-the-shelf hardware platforms - to connect their various branch offices. For more than a decade technologies like leased lines, VPNs and MPLS were the dominant architectures connecting enterprise entities. Proven to be highly secure and reliable, they nevertheless lack flexibility and typically entail high costs for limited bandwidth. On the other hand, the ubiquity ... (more)

Serverless Architectures Are Here | @CloudExpo #FaaS #AI #DX #Serverless

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)