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Learn how intelligent automation in the cloud can enable you to transform
your business, make your processes more flexible, reduce your security risk
and lower your IT security OpEx 40-60%. Forrester's research shows that
leveraging the cloud is difficult because of the cost and complexity of
security compliance. Regulated industries like financial services (banking,
investments, insurance), retail, and healthcare have to maintain compliance
with industry standards (FFIEC, PCI-DSS, HIPAA). Forrester's recommendation
is that IT automation is the only way to cost effectively leverage the cloud
and deliver security compliance on-premise and in the cloud.
IBM and Cloud Raxak use automated security compliance to enable enterprises
Move workloads to the cloud while maintaining continuous security compliance
Reduce cloud security costs by ... (more)
"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of
requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a
fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO
of Enzu, 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
XaaS - ... (more)
Opining about the future of AI at the recent Brilliant Minds event at
Symposium Stockholm, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt rejected warnings
from Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the dangers of AI, saying, “In the
case of Stephen Hawking, although a brilliant man, he’s not a computer
scientist. Elon is also a brilliant man, though he too is a physicist, not a
This absurd dismissal of Musk and Hawking was in response to an absurd
question about “the possibility of an artificial superintelligence trying
to destroy mankind in the near future.” Schmidt went on to say, “It’s a
movie. The state of the earth currently does not support any of these
If You Ask the Wrong Question …
Hal 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey), WOPR (War Games) and Colossus (The Forbin
Project – it’s a 70’s B-budget disaster/thriller; look it up) are all
pure ... (more)
Our Top 100 Sponsors and the Leading "Digital Transformation" Companies
(ISC)2, 24Notion (Bronze Sponsor), 910Telecom, Accelertite (Gold Sponsor),
Addteq, Adobe (Bronze Sponsor), Aeroybyte, Alert Logic, Anexia, AppNeta,
Avere Systems, BMC Software (Silver Sponsor), Bsquare Corporation (Silver
Sponsor), BZ Media (Media Sponsor), Catchpoint Systems (Silver Sponsor), CDS
Global Cloud, Cemware, Chetu Inc., China Unicom, Cloud Raxak, CloudBerry
(Media Sponsor), Cloudbric, Coalfire Systems, CollabNet, Inc. (Silver
Sponsor), Column Technologies, Commvault (Bronze Sponsor), Connect2.me,
ContentMX (Bronze Sponsor), CrowdReviews (Media Sponsor) CyberTrend (Media
Sponsor), DataCenterDynamics (Media Sponsor), Delaplex, DICE (Bronze
Sponsor), EastBanc Technologies, eCube Systems, Embotics, Enzu Inc., Ericsson
(Gold Sponsor), FalconStor, Formation Data Systems, Fusion, Hanu Softw... (more)
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Government Cloud Enablement: A Federated Model
While many government agencies have embraced the idea of employing cloud
computing as a tool for increasing the efficiency and flexibility of IT, many
still struggle with large scale adoption. The challenge is mainly attributed
to the federated structure of these agencies as well as the immaturity of
brokerage and governance tools and models. Initiatives like FedRAMP are a
great first step toward solving many of these challenges but there are a lot
of unknowns that are yet to be tackled.
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In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Majed Saadi, Chief Technology Officer at
Govplace, focused on providing a quick update about the state of the cloud in
the federal government with an emphasis on current trends and drivers. He
also introduced a new ... (more)
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How Cloud-Based Service Providers Can Use Security as an Advantage
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to
ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the
increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build
security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and
improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for
customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
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In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lila Kee, Chief Product Officer for
GlobalSign, discussed security best practices for cloud-based service
providers and how a superior user experience - backed by security features -
will enable business growth and reduce customer churn.
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Every organization collects, stores and retains portions of dark data. It's
the digital equivalent of emotional baggage which hangs around after every
user interaction, transaction, and customer engagement.
In fact, not using data effectively is costing United Airlines almost $1
Billion annually in lost revenue.
Gartner Inc. describes dark data as "information assets that organizations
collect, process and store in the course of their regular business activity,
but fail to use for other purposes."
For travel companies with a strong online presence, dark data represents a
sizable portion of all data stored. Such examples might include:
How many times a user resets their password IP address when a user logs into
your website/app Last email communication date to your customers Mobile
handset type, or web browser version Free text feedback on a hotel stay or
recent flig... (more)
The best problem solver avoids being reactive. Instead, the goal is to remain
proactive and ahead of a potential problem. This is where preventative
maintenance software plays a substantial role.
Benefits of a preventative maintenance software
Let's take a look at ten of the most important benefits at play.
1. Nips Problem in the Bud
The primary benefit is being able to nip a problem in the bud as the saying
goes. Instead of letting a problem fester and simmer, it's better to get rid
of it early. This is possible with a preventative solution, which can spot
what is going on and alerts the owner. Many problems are okay until things
fall apart and the system fails. Instead of letting this happen, it's better
to focus on the right preventative maintenance software.
2. Remains Consistent
It is easier to stay consistent with a solution when you're using the right
software. ... (more)
Can Developers Benefit from Regulatory Compliance?
Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory
compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified
Information and the EU's GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing
sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria,
demonstration requests and new requirements. Developers, as part of the
pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from
updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes.
In her session at 19th Cloud Expo, Maria C. Horton, Founder and CEO of EmeSec
Incorporated, will discuss how addressing the new liabilities of Sensitive
Data Tracking for GDPR and CUI via code design can reap huge benefits for
organizations and for developers that do just that whether in cloud, IoT or
A lot of time, resources and energy has been invested over the past few years
on de-siloing development and operations. And with good reason. DevOps is
enabling organizations to more aggressively increase their digital agility,
while at the same time reducing digital costs and risks.
But as 2017 approaches, the hottest trends in DevOps aren't specifically
about dev or ops. They're about testing, security, and metrics.
2017 Prediction #1: Continuous testing becomes a top topic of interest in
The rapid promotion of new code into production is a noble goal, but it can
also be an express ticket to digital failure. DevOps success requires not
just speed, but also quality-that means the rapid promotion of really, really
good code. And the only way to ensure that your code is really, really good
is to test it, continuously.
We all intuitively know the value of testing.... (more)
There has certainly been no lack of punditry and controversy in the US
regarding the hacking of John Podesta’s email account (along with the DNC
email hack), with some claiming they were responsible for Mrs. Clinton’s
loss in the election. I will leave the impact of these claims to those who
write and talk about politics. I don’t discuss politics in a work setting,
so will leave that aspect to them.
What I would like to address is the security infrastructure versus security
posture that made this hack possible. For the uninitiated, Mr. Podesta
received a targeted phishing email directing him to reset his password. This
prompted him to contact IT support, who told him there was indeed a threat,
and he should reset his password. Up to this point, it sounds like a day in
the life of any enterprise. Reassured by IT support, he clicked on the link
in the email to reset ... (more)
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Jan. 17, 2017 02:00 PM EST Reads: 5,345
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...
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A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
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“RackN is a software company and we take how a hybrid infrastructure scenario, which consists of clouds, virtualization, traditional data center technologies - how to make them all work together seamlessly from an operational perspective,” stated Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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"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.
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"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
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The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Jan. 17, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 5,043
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 17, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 3,404
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of 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. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
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"Avere Systems is a hybrid cloud solution provider. We have customers that want to use cloud storage and we have customers that want to take advantage of cloud compute," explained Rebecca Thompson, VP of Marketing at Avere 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.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and E...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, 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. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
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20th 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.
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The unique combination of Amazon Web Services and Cloud Raxak, a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Automation, provides a seamless and cost-effective way of securely moving on-premise IT workloads to Amazon Web Services. Any enterprise can now leverage the cloud, manage risk, and maintain continuous security compliance. Forrester's analysis shows that enterprises need automated security to lower security risk and decrease IT operational costs.
Through the seamless integration into Amazon Web Services, ...
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IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
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In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, C...
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In the next five to ten years, millions, if not billions of things will become smarter. This smartness goes beyond connected things in our homes like the fridge, thermostat and fancy lighting, and into heavily regulated industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical/medical devices and energy. “Smartness” will embed itself within individual products that are part of our daily lives. We will engage with smart products - learning from them, informing them, and communicating with them. Smart produc...
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Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
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Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
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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, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
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