The stack is the hack, Jack. That's my takeaway from several events I
attended over the past few weeks in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia.
I listened to and participated in discussions about everything from large
datacenter management (think Facebook Open Compute) to enterprise-level
cyberfraud (at a seminar in Manila attended by the US State Dept. and
Philippine National Police) to the world of entrepreneurial startups, app
deployment, and mobility (in a series of meetups and talks in both the US and
I also attended the announcement of a very high-level report from the Asian
Cloud Computing Association, Internet Society of Asia-Pacific, and TRPC
Research on the topic of "Re-Thinking the Digital Economy," in which a
presentation by a member of the Philippine Cabinet on bringing free WiFi to
the masses was just one topic. This report will be discussed in sev... (more)
Security as Code
One of the most difficult things to do today, given the automated
environments in which we operate, is to identify a legitimate user. Part of
the problem is that the definition of a legitimate users depends greatly on
the application. Your public facing website, for example, may loosely define
legitimate as "can open a TCP connection and send HTTP request" while a
business facing ERP or CRM system requires valid credentials and group
membership as well as device or even network restrictions.
This task is made more difficult by the growing intelligence of bots. It... (more)
Keeping data from getting out into the wild or being damaged by cyber
attackers is what keeps CISOs, the executive team and boards of directors up
at night. To protect organizations, cybersecurity needs to be automated and
real-time, it needs to learn contextually like we do and it needs to monitor
every corner of the network in a way that organizations can afford without
The deeper or more distributed a network is, the harder it is to detect
cyberattacks. Remote sites are often the most vulnerable because the security
systems at headquarters are too costly... (more)
The 16th Cloud Expo has added coverage containers and microservices to its
program for New York, to be held June 9-11 at the Jacob Javits Convention
Cloud Expo has long been the single, independent show where delegates and
technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the
cloud. This year will be no different.
Containers are an old concept that saw renewed life with the emergence of
Docker in 2013. Then late in 2014, CoreOS shook up the cloud-computing world
by announcing its own container strategy called Rocket. Meanwhile, enterprise
IT heav... (more)
Understanding the New Economics of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is changing the way we look at IT costs, according to
industry experts on a recent Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat panel discussion.
Enterprise IT, traditionally viewed as a cost center, now plays a central
role in the delivery of software-driven goods and services. Therefore,
companies need to understand their cloud utilization and resulting costs in
order to ensure profitability on their business offerings.
Led by Bernard Golden, this fireside chat offers valuable insights on how
organizations can get a better handl... (more)
Modern Systems announced completion of a successful project with its new
Rapid Program Modernization (eavRPMa"c) software. The eavRPMa"c technology
architecturally transforms legacy applications, enabling faster feature
development and reducing time-to-market for critical software updates.
Working with Modern Systems, the University of California at Santa Barbara
(UCSB) leveraged eavRPMa"c to transform its Student Information System from
Software AG's Natural syntax to a modern application leveraging C# and SQL
Server. The newly modernized system enabled UCSB to leverage agile
SYS-CON Media announced that IBM, which offers the world’s deepest portfolio of technologies and expertise that are transforming the future of work, has launched ad campaigns on SYS-CON’s numerous online magazines such as Cloud Computing Journal, Virtualization Journal, SOA World Magazine, and IoT Journal.
IBM’s campaigns focus on vendors in the technology marketplace, the future of testing, Big Data and analytics, and mobile platforms.
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SYS-CON Events announced today the IoT Bootcamp – Jumpstart Your IoT Strategy, being held June 9–10, 2015, in conjunction with 16th Cloud Expo and Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York City. This is your chance to jumpstart your IoT strategy.
Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but includes hands-on demos and walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of Do-It-Yourself IoT platforms including Arduino, Ras...
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The WebRTC Summit 2014 New York, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit.
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DevOps tasked with driving success in the cloud need a solution to efficiently leverage multiple clouds while avoiding cloud lock-in. Flexiant today announces the commercial availability of Flexiant Concerto. With Flexiant Concerto, DevOps have cloud freedom to automate the build, deployment and operations of applications consistently across multiple clouds. Concerto is available through four disruptive pricing models aimed to deliver multi-cloud at a price point everyone can afford.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that SafeLogic has been named “Bag Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SafeLogic provides security products for applications in mobile and server/appliance environments. SafeLogic’s flagship product CryptoComply is a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic engine designed to secure data on servers, workstations, appliances, mobile devices, and in the Cloud....
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SYS-CON Events announced today that the DevOps Institute has been named “Association Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The DevOps Institute provides enterprise level training and certification. Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT Service Management field and the IT training market, the DevOps Institute is setting the standard in quality for DevOps education and training.
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Plutora provides enterprise release management and test environment SaaS solutions to clients in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Leading companies across a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, retail, pharmaceutical and media, rely on Plutora's SaaS solutions to orchestrate releases and environments faster and with integrity.
Products include Plutora Release Manager, Plutora Test Environment Manager and Plutora Deployment Manager.
Mar. 28, 2015 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,522
SYS-CON Events announced today the DevOps Foundation Certification Course, being held June ?, 2015, in conjunction with DevOps Summit and 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
This sixteen (16) hour course provides an introduction to DevOps – the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will res...
Mar. 28, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,510
Recent Big Data challenges have driven the need for a distributed approach to analytics e...
Mar. 28, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,446
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices
Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch ...
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Modern Systems announced completion of a successful project with its new Rapid Program Modernization (eavRPMa"c) software. The eavRPMa"c technology architecturally transforms legacy applications, enabling faster feature development and reducing time-to-market for critical software updates.
Working with Modern Systems, the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) leveraged eavRPMa"c to transform its Student Information System from Software AG's Natural syntax to a modern application lev...
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SOA Software has changed its name to Akana. With roots in Web Services and SOA Governance, Akana has established itself as a leader in API Management and is expanding into cloud integration as an alternative to the traditional heavyweight enterprise service bus (ESB). The company recently announced that it achieved more than 90% year-over-year growth. As Akana, the company now addresses the evolution and diversification of SOA, unifying security, management, and DevOps across SOA, APIs, microser...
Mar. 28, 2015 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,993
Even though it’s now Microservices Journal, long-time fans of SOA World Magazine can take comfort in the fact that the URL – soa.sys-con.com – remains unchanged. And that’s no mistake, as microservices are really nothing more than a new and improved take on the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) best practices we struggled to hammer out over the last decade. Skeptics, however, might say that this change is nothing more than an exercise in buzzword-hopping. SOA is passé, and now that people are ...
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The webinar, hosted by XebiaLabs, will feature 4 experts including Special Host Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project, along with IT thought leaders Gary Gruver, Randy Shoup and XebiaLabs' Andrew Phillips. The panel brings more than 30 years of collective experience surrounding microservices transformations at major companies including Google, eBay and Tripwire.
"The story around microservices and containers is pretty compelling and the attraction of more flexibility is obviously alluring,"...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Creative Business Solutions will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Creative Business Solutions is the top stocking authorized HP Renew Distributor in the U.S. Based out of Long Island, NY, Creative Business Solutions offers a one-stop shop for a diverse range of products including Proliant, Blade and Industry Standard Servers, Networking, Server Options and...
Mar. 28, 2015 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,779
WHOA.com has announced the newest addition to its data center footprint with the expansion into Equinix's newest state-of-the-art facility: DC-11 Washington, DC IBX+. Located in Ashburn, VA, this data center expands Whoa.com's presence to meet rapidly expanding customer demand for secure cloud solutions.
Equinix, Inc. operates International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 32 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Equinix is committed to operating faciliti...
Mar. 28, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,020
SYS-CON Events announced today that FierceDevOps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
FierceDevOps keeps software developers and IT operations personnel updated on the latest news and trends around the rapidly evolving role of the traditional IT worker.
Mar. 28, 2015 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,364
The Open Compute Project is a collective effort by Facebook and a number of players in the datacenter industry to bring lessons learned from the social media giant's giant IT deployment to the rest of the world.
Datacenters account for 3% of global electricity consumption – about the same as all of Switzerland or the Czech Republic -- according to people I met at the recent Open Compute Summit in San Jose.
With increasing mobility at the edge of the cloud and vast new dataflows being pre...
Mar. 28, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,780
GENBAND has announced that SageNet is leveraging the Nuvia platform to deliver Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to its large base of retail and enterprise customers. Nuvia’s cloud-based solution provides SageNet’s customers with a full suite of business communications and collaboration tools.
Two large national SageNet retail customers have recently signed up to deploy the Nuvia platform and the company will continue to sell the service to new and existing customers. Nuvia’s capabili...
Mar. 28, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,396
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Cisco makes amazing things happen by connecting the unconnected. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by becoming the worldwide leader in transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborat...
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