Purpose-driven Networking: Where IoT and Microservices Intersect
One of the neat things about microservices is the ability to segment
functional actions into scalability domains. Login, browsing, and checkout
are separate functional domains that can each be scaled according to demand.
While one hopes that checkout is similarly in demand, it is unlikely to be as
popular as browsing, after all, and the days of wasting expensive money on
idle compute resources went out when the clouds descended.
In that same vein comes the ability to also create performance domains. After
all, if you're scaling out a specific functional service domain you can also
specify performance requirements for that domain - and do something about it.
Whether it's through caching or minification or TCP optimization techniques,
you can improve the performance of a specific logical domain right along... (more)
It's hard to believe, but the conclusion of the NFL football season is upon
us. In the east coast vs. west coast championship rivalry, Neotys will be
rooting for our own New England Patriots. It shouldn't come as a surprise, as
our office is only 35 miles from Gillette Stadium. Not only will the Patriots
take on the Seattle Seahawks in the big game, but many web-based companies
will be taking on large-scale traffic challenges after airing their prime
time commercials that day. After hearing this, you should ignore the pregame
hype, put down the nachos and get your servers ready f... (more)
Plutora is the necessary "Air Traffic Control" for an increasingly Agile
By Dalibor Siroky
I keep coming back to this analogy because it's the most apt description of
what Plutora provides for the Enterprise.
We provide the software that you need to manage a busy release schedule.
Without Plutora you are forced to use manual methods to orchestrate releases
and manage resources, and the analogy that connects with most of our
customers is that Plutora is the necessary "Air Traffic Control" for an
increasingly agile enterprise.
The two disciplines are very similar both... (more)
Employee collaboration and access to communication tools are essential for
workplace productivity. Organizations are increasing their use of Microsoft
Office 365, a subscription-based service that provides hosted versions of
familiar Microsoft applications. Most businesses choose Exchange Online as
the first app in Office 365 they adopt.
The challenge with any SaaS application such as Office 365 is that user
authentication is usually handled by the application itself, so user
credentials are typically stored and managed in the cloud by the provider.
The challenge for IT is to pr... (more)
Recently, Forrester analyst Rick Holland brought up the point of quality vs.
quantity when it comes to threat indicators. We agree, the focus should never
be on the quantity of data, it should be on the quality of data. So the
question becomes, where and how can you gather or make sense of this quality
As an industry, we need to work together to understand threat data better.
Everyone needs quality data to make decisions. Just like marketing
departments need quality data to determine who to market (and sell) to; the
SOC, IR, threat, and network defense team... (more)
IBM has announced software that allows people to hide or anonymize their
personal information on the Web, ensuring protection from identity theft and
other misuse. Developed by researchers at IBM's laboratory in Zurich,
Switzerland, the software - called Identity Mixer - will enable consumers to
purchase goods and services on the Internet without disclosing personal
As consumers hand over personal details in exchange for downloading music or
subscribing to online newsletters, they leave a data trail behind that
reveals pieces of information about the size, frequency... (more)
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services.
He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space.
Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what th...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness,...
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Dale Kim is the Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science f...
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“The year of the cloud – we have no idea when it's really happening but we think it's happening now. For those technology providers like Zentera that are helping enterprises move to the cloud - it's been fun to watch," noted Mike Loftus, VP Product Management and Marketing at Zentera Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate.
The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads.
Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
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OneCloud Software has launched the OneCloud Partner Program. Responding to demand from prospective partners, the Program offers managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers the resources they need to grow their business with the OneCloud Recovery solution. OneCloud Recovery is an automated solution for disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC), which leverages Amazon Web Services as the disaster recovery site.
“This is a tremendous opportunity with an innovative hybrid cloud-based DR pro...
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"ElasticBox is an enterprise company that makes it very easy for developers and IT ops to collaborate to develop, build and deploy applications on any cloud - private, public or hybrid," stated Monish Sharma, VP of Customer Success at ElasticBox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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Cloud Technology Partners on Wednesday announced it has been recognized by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards as one of the Best Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partners.
Selected by the editors of TechTarget's SearchDataCenter.com, and by votes from customers and strategic channel partners, the companies acknowledged by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards represent the top providers of cloud consulting services for AWS including application migration, application development, inf...
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“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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"Blue Box has been around for 10-11 years, and last year we launched Blue Box Cloud. We like the term 'Private Cloud as a Service' because we think that embodies what we are launching as a product - it's a managed hosted private cloud," explained Giles Frith, Vice President of Customer Operations at Blue Box, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, John Meza, Product Engineer at Esri, showed how Esri products hook into Hadoop cluster to allow you to do spatial analysis on the spatial data within your cluster, and he demonstrated rendering from a data center with ArcGIS Pro, a new product that has a brand new rendering engine.
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The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
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"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment.
In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, discussed how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your onlin...
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SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices.
The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by minin...
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The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
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The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
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"We are the top stocking distributor for HP renew products in North America. We can only sell to U.S. authorized partners and resellers for HP," explained Miguel Diazdelcastillo Jr., Sales Executive at Creative Business Solutions, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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Puppet Labs on Wednesday released the DevOps Salary Report, based on salary data gathered from Puppet Labs' industry-recognized State of DevOps Report. The data confirms that market demand for DevOps skills is growing, and that DevOps engineers are among the highest paid IT practitioners today. That's because IT organizations today are grappling with how to be more agile and responsive to the business, while maintaining the stability of their infrastructure. DevOps practices, such as continuous ...
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Software Defined Storage provides many benefits for customers including agility, flexibility, faster adoption of new technology and cost effectiveness. However, for IT organizations it can be challenging and complex to build your Enterprise Grade Storage from software.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Paul Turner, CMO at Cloudian, looked at the new Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) market and how it is changing the storage world. Now Software Defined Storage companies can build Enterprise grade ...
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