Five Reasons for IT Leaders to Consider Data Virtualization
It is no doubt that the latest and greatest technologies get your juices
flowing. Researching the details, comparing the benchmarks, imagining the
differences you could make within your organization if you could just put the
right technology solutions in the right place. If only budgets and time were
endless. If only you could start again from scratch. How different things
would be. Insert screeching record and your return to reality. You are not
only tasked with integrating legacy systems the business has relied on for
years and numerous data sources scattered throughout the organization but now
the expectation (and excitement) is to integrate Big Data. What the what? As
you shake (or bang) your head in disbelief, stop for a moment and consider
Data virtualization is the process of pr... (more)
Using AWS and Solving All Security Issues
The Amazon Web Services public infrastructure cloud is seeing massive
adoption, and for good reason. Using AWS arms companies with advanced
infrastructure that, in most cases, they could not possibly achieve in their
own datacenters. In fact, According to Gartner, AWS has 5 times more deployed
cloud infrastructure as their next 14 competitors have...combined.
Customers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, Unilever, and Lionsgate are taking
advantage of the broad and deep services of the AWS Cloud to grow their
businesses and accelerate innovati... (more)
The Healthcare Industry Must Address Data Security Threats
Despite the data privacy protections supposedly conferred by regulations like
HIPAA and HITECH, consumers' confidential health and personal information is
still not safe enough. That's the lesson to be learned from Franklin,
TN-based Community Health Systems' (CHS) August 18 regulatory filing. In the
filing, CHS disclosed that the names, SSNs, addresses, birth dates, and phone
numbers of approximately 4.5 million people across 28 states have been
stolen, according to Computerworld. Those 4.5 million victims, whom
Depending on whom you listen to, the private cloud is either dead or on the
cusp of a major market breakthrough. Some tech pundits argue this technology
has already been replaced by more efficient public cloud offerings and
businesses just need time to catch up, while others claim there's a bright
future for private solutions.
Research supports the latter - according to IDC, spending on hosted private
cloud services should hit $24 billion by 2016. Why? Because there's real
value in this model. Here's a look at five compelling advantages of the
It's Not On-Premise... (more)
Earlier in the year, Gartner forecast that by year-end 2016, more than 50
percent of global companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in a
public cloud platform. These services can scale very quickly, which has made
them very popular for applications that have a requirement for flexibility.
Cloud storage offers organizations significant cost and agility benefits, but
can pose some security, privacy, accessibility and performance challenges.
Therefore, a big part of selecting a best-fit cloud storage provider is
investing the time to perform the research to fully understand... (more)
Enterprise applications are increasing in complexity, with multi-tier and
distributed applications being the new standards for dealing with
high-volume, high-scale requirements. In many development environments, the
ideal scenario is to enable DevOps teams to manage dev/test environments in
public clouds, with on-demand, usage based billing model - and to ultimately
deploy these complex applications in on-premises clouds. Achieving
application portability between heterogeneous cloud environments is critical
to achieve the productivity goals of DevOps - yet often requires
Compute virtualization has been transformational, yet security policy implementation and enforcement has lagged behind in agility and automation.
There are a number of key considerations when implementing policy in private and hybrid clouds. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Holland Barry, VP of Technology at Catbird, will discuss the impact of this new paradigm and what organizations can do today to safely move to software-defined network and compute architectures, including:
How normal ope...
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Can we look to the paradigm of cloud computing from a completely different perspective?
In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Gundars Kulups, Sales Director at DEAC, will discuss what we can learn from our dining habits when choosing a cloud solution.
Gundars Kulups is Sales Director at DEAC, full service data center operator. An IT expert, he specializes in European countries and has worked in the IT industry since 1992. He graduated from Riga Technical University (RTU) in Latvia and com...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that SOA Software, an API management leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accel...
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As cloud gives an opportunity to businesses to buy services externally - how is cloud impacting your customers?
In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Fabio Gori, Director of Worldwide Cloud Marketing at Cisco, will provide answers to big questions: Do you see hybrid cloud as where the world is going? What benefits does it bring? And how does Cisco connect all of these clouds? He will also tell us everything about Intercloud and Cisco investment on it.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that TMCnet has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is the world's leading business to business and integrated marketing media company, servicing niche markets within the communications and technology industries.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Aria Systems, the recurring revenue expert, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Aria Systems helps leading businesses connect their customers with the products and services they love. Industry leaders like Pitney Bowes, Experian, AAA NCNU, VMware, HootSuite and many others choose Aria to power their recurring revenue bu...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Parasoft will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
For 27 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating Development Testing, API/cloud/SOA/composite app testing, and service virtualization, we reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secur...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals.
In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., will show what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Utimaco will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose hardware security module (HSM) as a customiz...
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One of the biggest challenges when developing connected devices is identifying user value and delivering it through successful user experiences.
In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kuniavsky, Principal Scientist, Innovation Services at PARC, will describe an IoT-specific approach to user experience design that combines approaches from interaction design, industrial design and service design to create experiences that go beyond simple connected gadgets to create lasting, multi-devic...
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Until recently, many organizations required specialized departments to perform mapping and geospatial analysis, and they used Esri on-premise solutions for that work.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dave Peters, author of the Esri Press book Building a GIS, System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, will discuss how Esri has successfully included the cloud as a fully integrated SaaS expansion of the ArcGIS mapping platform. Organizations that have incorporated Esri cloud-based appl...
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Once the decision has been made to move part or all of a workload to the cloud, a methodology for selecting that workload needs to be established. How do you move to the cloud? What does the discovery, assessment and planning look like? What workloads make sense? Which cloud model makes sense for each workload? What are the considerations for how to select the right cloud model? And how does that fit in with the overall IT tranformation?
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, John Hatem, head of V...
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Dyn solutions are at the core of Internet Performance. Through traffic management, message management and performance assurance, Dyn is connecting people through the Internet and ensuring information gets where it needs to go, faster and more reliably than ever before. Founded in 2001 at WPI, Dyn’s global presence services more than four million enterprise, small business and personal customers.
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IBM and Tencent Cloud signed a business cooperation memorandum to collaborate on providing public cloud with Software-as-a-Service solutions for industries. Both parties agreed to focus on emerging small and medium enterprises in the smarter cities and smarter healthcare industries as well as other fields. This will enable these industries to utilize mobile, cloud computing and big data tools to transform internal processes and operations, thus achieving cloud transformation in the era of mobili...
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SimpleECM is the only platform to offer a powerful combination of enterprise content management (ECM) services, capture solutions, and third-party business services providing simplified integrations and workflow development for solution providers. SimpleECM is opening the market to businesses of all sizes by reinventing the delivery of ECM services. Our APIs make the development of ECM services simple with the use of familiar technologies for a frictionless integration directly into web applicat...
Oct. 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,012
European data center operator DEAC is the largest in the Baltics. The activities are orientated to provide data center services and IT outsourcing on Eurasia and America scale in order to create the primary or backup or additional data center for customer in the EU, to protect its business and, most importantly, reduce costs up to 40% within 3-5 years.
DEAC is an IT outsourcing services and solutions company whose highly experienced and qualified employees offer various groups of services and...
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The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
Oct. 31, 2014 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,356
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson.
IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center. Can you elaborate on your commitment to keep the platform open? Jacopo Lenzi: S...
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The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs.
In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Ashar Baig, Research ...
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Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, will address the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. How important are public, private, and hybrid cloud to the enterprise? How does one define Big Data? And how is the IoT tying all this together?
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