2016 has been an amazing year for Docker and the container industry. We had
3 major releases of Docker engine this year , and tremendous increase in
usage. The community has been following along and contributing amazing Docker
resources to help you learn and get hands-on experience. Here's some of the
top read and viewed content for the year:
Of course releases are always really popular, particularly when they fit
requests we had from the community. In particular, we had:
Docker for Mac & Docker for Windows Beta and GA release blog posts, and the
Docker 1.12 Built-in Orchestration release, and the DockerCon keynote where
we announced it
And the release of the Docker for AWS and Azure beta
When Microsoft made Windows 2016 generally available, people rushed to
Our release blog to read the news Tutorials to find out how to use Windows
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global
Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional
Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud
services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed
how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate
cloud solution development.
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Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation.
He has been engaged in the technology industry for more than 15 years in
business development and management roles. He supports several of EMC's most
strategic Cloud Service Provider relationships, including Windstream. His
organization focuses on identification, solution development and joint
Windstream Enterprise Cloud booth at Clo... (more)
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could
possibly go wrong?
In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president
of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana;
Lori MacVittie, , Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's
Technical Product Manager; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important
architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the
enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly
intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we
must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no
problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.
Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the
enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his expertis... (more)
In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, David Shacochis, host of The
Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigated three
key trends of the "gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500
communications company in transformation.
Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery
all intersect, he will cover the role of storytelling and empathy in
achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information
David Shacochis currently leads the Cloud Ecosystem team at CenturyLink,
responsible for partner integration, technology evangelism, and platform
metrics for one of the major cloud computing platforms in the world. As a
senior leader within the CenturyLink Cloud Development Center, he is
commercially responsible for cloud ecosystem growth as well as technology
partner ... (more)
With cybersecurity on the everyone's mind, 2017 will be see the emergence of
True Fog Computing and Programmable/Intelligent Edge Devices with the
strongest security measures to-date.
As 2017 kicks into full gear and a particularly interesting 2016 fades into
the rearview mirror, we took a look around the IIoT landscape to see what
this year might potentially have in store. We will be unveiling five
IIoT-related predictions throughout this week and into next, so stay tuned
and let us know what you think!
For a rundown of how our 2016 bold predictions fared, check out the recap we
posted last month.
It's become increasingly difficult to ignore the importance of cybersecurity.
From the role it played in the 2016 presidential election to the recent
revelation that in 2013 more than one billion Yahoo accounts were breached,
cybersecurity is no longer a problem unique ... (more)
Tune into: Ecosystem Platforms
During 2016 cloud computing celebrated its tenth anniversary. Therefore, at
the beginning of 2017, we’ll briefly look at what the next decade may
bring. Also this brings to a close the version of Tune into the Cloud that
was published monthly in the Dutch print publication Cloudworks, the magazine
where we started this series.
On your tenth birthday, as fresh teenager, you’re normally not yet an
adolescent – a.k.a, a beginning adult – and you may not be seated at the
adult table yet. But there are exceptions. Sometimes things just move faster.
Just look at a Max Verstappen, our Dutch Formula 1 phenomenon who – by
literally going faster – now starts standard from the front of the grid.
And also the cloud has maneuvered itself in pole position for the 2017 race,
with more and more “fans” who go for a ‘cloud first’, an ‘all-in
cloud or ... (more)
How valuable would it be to know everything about your customer's
interactions with your competition? Creating a 360-degree customer view is
considered the holy grail of customer intelligence, and you can create it,
Would you like to know how much they're spending, when they're spending, why
they're buying with the competition and not you, what drives their purchase
behavior and what steps you can take to capture a greater share of wallet.
This consumer intelligence is fundamentally obtained and analyzed through the
creation of a 360-degree customer profile platform, which your organization
can create without a lot of effort and without hiring expensive consultants
or data scientists.
For many organizations, creating a 360-degree platform which they can feed
data into can represent the largest challenge. How do we collect the data?
Where will it come from? H... (more)
Five Ways ITSM Analytics Improves IT Service Delivery
By Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, Product Management, ManageEngine
Over the past few years, IT service management (ITSM) has become increasingly
important to an organization's IT strategy, and companies are seeking new
ways to improve IT service delivery and efficiency via better ITSM processes.
This increases the importance of tracking and measuring critical KPIs.
However, due to overwhelmingly large amounts of data, users find it
challenging to manually access, track and analyze critical help desk
information quickly. Using advanced IT analytics, managers can identify blind
spots and hidden gaps in their ITSM process as well as make accurate
decisions by monitoring key metrics.
Here is how advanced IT analytics can make the best of your IT service desk.
1. Minimize the impact of business downtime
Anticipate servi... (more)
The State of DevOps at the Start of 2017
By Reanna Miranda
The word—or rather, the contraction—is simple: DevOps. But DevOps, which
refers to the increased communication and collaboration between development
and IT operations, is an ever-changing, sometimes complicated term. While
“dev” and “ops” used to be siloed into separate philosophies,
practices, tools, and work flows, they’re merging into one. The result? A
more efficient, reliable process and product.
Though the basics aren’t exactly new, the DevOps world is still trying to
figure out how it will evolve and integrate into already established
infrastructures. Whether you head a company that relies heavily on DevOps or
you’re just now dipping your toes into the DevOps pond, there’s plenty to
learn—because this movement and culture are anything but set in stone. To
get a better feel for what’s in store for DevO... (more)
To paraphrase an old joke, there are four stages of digital transformation:
What is digital transformation? We need digital transformation! We need
whatever comes next after digital transformation! What is digital
By 2016, most enterprises had successfully navigated their way from #1 to #2,
but now that it's 2017, there's a good chance #3 is in the offing.
After all, digital transformation has been the hot topic for a while now.
Will 2017 be the year it becomes passé? And if so, what should we do next?
Buzzword Fatigue: It's Inevitable
In times of disruption, buzzwords play an important role. As new
technologies, approaches, and priorities spring up, we need a common
vocabulary so that we can cogently discuss such innovations.
However, it's easy to overuse or misapply buzzwords. Just like salt in your
soup: a pinch may be pleasing, but put in too much a... (more)
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The Science Behind Generating Big Data
Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is
collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase
behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we'd never think of. The
demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to
services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between
"Cloud" and "Big Data" but on Big Data and "Hybrid," where hybrid hosting is
the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure problem.
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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Emil Sayegh, CEO of Hostway, discussed the
ideal architecture for Big Data infrastructures:
A re-understanding of performance on dedicated or bare metal servers in
tandem with cloud as opposed to 100% cloud architec... (more)
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Jan. 18, 2017 11:15 PM EST Reads: 4,422
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
Jan. 18, 2017 09:45 PM EST Reads: 6,493
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was.
You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Jan. 18, 2017 09:30 PM EST Reads: 7,614
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development.
Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has been engaged in t...
Jan. 18, 2017 08:15 PM EST Reads: 4,835
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time.
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Jan. 18, 2017 07:30 PM EST Reads: 3,141
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus o...
Jan. 18, 2017 06:15 PM EST Reads: 4,191
Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we’d never think of. The demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between “Cloud” and “Big Data” but on Big Data and “Hybrid,” where hybrid hosting is the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure pro...
Jan. 18, 2017 05:30 PM EST Reads: 4,878
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files.
He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest.
Jan. 18, 2017 04:45 PM EST Reads: 4,885
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 18, 2017 04:45 PM EST Reads: 5,372
In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, David Shacochis, host of The Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigated three key trends of the “gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500 communications company in transformation. Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery all intersect, he will cover the role of storytelling and empathy in achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information technology.
Jan. 18, 2017 04:45 PM EST Reads: 4,588
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud enviro...
Jan. 18, 2017 04:30 PM EST Reads: 4,779
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Jan. 18, 2017 03:30 PM EST Reads: 3,685
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud 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. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Jan. 18, 2017 03:30 PM EST Reads: 3,408
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...
Jan. 18, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 994
"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...
Jan. 18, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 5,609
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. 18, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 5,105
@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. 18, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 3,468
"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.
Jan. 18, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 6,321
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...
Jan. 18, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 2,503
Discover top technologies and tools all under one roof at April 24–28, 2017, at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, CA. Explore the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test Expo and enjoy all of these unique opportunities: The latest solutions, technologies, and tools in mobile or IoT software development and testing. Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today's most innovative organizations
Jan. 18, 2017 12:15 PM EST Reads: 1,547