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Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that’s reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel c...
As technology evolves, business models evolve. The corner grocery store gave way to the emporium, which became the supermarket. Now we order groceries online with a credit card, and a truck turns up with the goods. Hansom cabriolets became taxis and limos, and now we have Uber. At one ...
Following a successful launch in October 2013, the CloudCatalyst consortium is proud to announce the launch of its new website (www.cloudcatalyst.eu). The website has been completely revamped and now contains direct links to the events the consortium takes part in, major news and the d...
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 15th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 6th International Big Data Expo and 4th International SDN Expo, 3r...
Parasoft and Skytap have announced a joint offering that enables Service Virtualization and Test Lab Management in the cloud. The solution, which features Parasoft Service Virtualization plus Skytap Cloud, provides enterprises on-demand access to complete, complex test environments ...
Because it is completely hypervisor agnostic, fully supports VMware, and is easy to install, maintain and use within existing VMware environments, OpenNebula is widely used as an open alternative to VMware vCloud at significantly lower costs. Some of our users also see OpenNebula as a ...
Red Hat, Inc. on Monday announced the launch of several updated system administration training courses and certification exams, to teach and qualify students on how to install, configure, deploy, and troubleshoot Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The courses continue to feature a hands-on...
Just by its mere name, virtualization conjures up images of expensive, complicated technologies that for the most part only the largest companies can grasp, when in fact there are many benefits that virtualization can bring to small businesses, two being IT efficiency and cost savings....
Users are becoming increasingly impatient with new apps that don’t work. Often, you get one shot to get it right. But, new applications are being rolled out all the time and being accessed from all sorts of devices. Operations need to provide developers with real-world production data ...
While there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster, leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure, giving the develope...
The promise of easy, rapid, and low-cost deployment is luring increasing numbers to the cloud. Is security the only remaining obstacle to total domination by the cloud? In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, John Gunn, VP of Corporate Communications for VASCO Data Security, will examine ...
As businesses look to unlock greater value out of their existing IT investments, they are increasingly re-evaluating their overall desktop strategy. A greater mobile workforce shifting usage models like BYOD and legacy infrastructure refresh cycles are all acting as catalysts in fuelin...
As open technologies continue to make a bigger splash in the industry, the growth with OpenStack is showing the shift toward a new way to manage and consume IT resources. In the public and private cloud ecosystems, OpenStack has an opportunity to bring existing organizations into a sta...
Isaacson will give a brief preview of his upcoming book and answer questions regarding why we have been looking at databases all wrong. Cory Isaacson is the CEO and CTO of CodeFutures, a provider of agile Big Data technologies. He has been actively involved in leading information tech...
Distrix (formerly Spark Integration Technologies) on Friday announced it will demonstrate the latest version of its flagship software platform at the Internet of @ThingsExpo in New York, June 10-12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City. Version 4.1 of the Distrix Gateway Router e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Connect2.me, the IoT marketplace showcasing the latest and most advanced connected/smart devices and APIs, will exhibit at SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York ...
Has Washington finally caught on to the cloud? As a "borderless technology," cloud computing is subject to the laws and regulations of many different countries – some more than others. The American legal and regulatory system has recently been paying more attention to cloud computing, ...
Cloud adoption is an evolutionary process that has been leading to hybrid clouds – specifically, open hybrid clouds that provide for portability of applications and data. This new model means avoiding new points of proprietary lock-in and new silos, and breaking from proprietary softwa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Parasoft will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations define a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a global leader in authentication, digital signatures, and identity management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Ja...
The private cloud momentum among enterprises is undeniable. Private cloud is able to deliver the agility and ease-of-use that users have come to expect – without sacrificing any of the security or control that is critical to so many industries. But implemented incorrectly, there's no q...
Electronic signatures are an important component of any web application. They make it possible to keep business processes online even when a signature is required on a contract, form or application. If you are interested in learning how to quickly integrate e-signatures into your clou...
As enterprises look to take advantage of the cloud, they need to understand the importance of safeguarding their confidential and sensitive data in cloud environments. Enterprises must protect their data from (1) system administrators who don’t need to see the data in the clear and (2)...
Distrix (formerly Spark Integration Technologies) has announced the latest version of its flagship network-virtualization software. Distrix 4.1, available now, extends the manageability of remote networks while also improving the programmability of software-defined networking (SDN) env...
CiRBA Inc. on Tuesday announced that three members of its management team will be speaking at four industry events over the next two weeks: Gartner Infrastructure and Operations Management Events in Berlin and Orlando, Cloud Expo in New York and the J.P. Morgan 4th Annual Cloud & Beyon...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DevOps.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's “DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo,” which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. DevOps.com is where the world meets DevOps. It is the largest collectio...
Taking mission-critical applications out of their current data center environments and moving them to the cloud is usually not a simple matter of lift and shift. Companies leading the way in deploying customer-facing applications to either a public or a private cloud have learned the h...
Like electricity, compute resources can readily scale up and burst, and workloads can easily operate geographically. Storage however is more like water, where moving large amounts of data can be very challenging, especially over distance. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Joe Arnold...
In his General Session at 14th Cloud Expo, Matt Wood, GM of Data Science at Amazon Web Services, will discuss some observations, themes and stories gathered from over eight years of providing cloud computing services to customers. He'll discuss expeditions companies have made to the cl...
Good optimization best practice can help a CIO to lower operating costs, increase asset utilization and employee productivity Somewhere back in the mid-nineties we started talking about optimization (or optimisation if you prefer) as if it were some part of the de facto terminology th...
Enterprises have invested a lot in their own data centers and are reluctant to throw away that investment. Increasingly there is a trend to optimizing internal resources before combining public and private cloud resources to obtain maximum benefit. This Power Panel at 14th Cloud Expo w...
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Tony Shan, a Chief Architect and Big Data consultant, will discuss the drivers, concept, means, and buildout of Big Data competency. He will start with why – the current resource deficit and the imperatives for new skillsets in the Big Data space. T...
A global asset management company needed to accelerate testing for parallel and Agile development. Learn how service virtualization and API test automation resulted in a 20X reduction in testing time. Ignis Asset Management is a global asset management company, headquartered in London...
The benefits of using a Cloud Platform-as-a-Service are clear – higher elasticity, lower cost and risk, and support for new business models. But what are some of the pitfalls? What type of workloads should you start with? And what will make your deployment successful? Based on data fro...
When it comes to protecting an IT investment, a natural choice today is to leverage a cloud technology. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist at Veeam Software, will discuss how you can start to engage one or more cloud technologies for your dat...
“While cost has traditionally been a foundational benefit of the cloud, we believe that other factors can play a more important part in defining the cloud of tomorrow,” said Todd Gleason, Vice President of Technology at FireHost, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs ...
We live in a time when seconds – even milliseconds – can have a dramatic economic impact on your company’s future. With technology being the primary conduit for consumer interaction, the user experience is at center stage. User experience will be a deciding factor in separating the f...
Water’s path from sea level to a cloud is quite a journey and often misunderstood, similar to that of an organizations path as they traverse from a traditional on premise compute model, to public and private cloud adoption. Infrastructure changes have a ripple effect, and impact functi...
Learn why network virtualization is the final frontier to conquer for high-utilization and high-performance clouds (since server and storage virtualization are already mature). 2013 was the year of SDN’s debut, but in his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Robert Drost, Co-Founder and COO o...
It's a great time to be in the business of delivering software. Today, every business needs to leverage software to differentiate its products or services. So, like it or not, every business is in the software business. This theme resonated at the SDLC Acceleration Summit that occurre...