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The transition to microservices-based application development is well underway. About nine out of 10 surveyed organizations are using or have plans to use microservices, and a like number expect to expand their use in the year ahead.1 Please attend Gary Arora's CloudEXPO presentation scheduled for Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Register for this session Here Likewise, the scope and reach of cloud computing continue to expand beyond its early use for cost-saving, lift-and-shift migration of workloads and services from data centers to the cloud. Since the early days of cloud computing, running workloads on public clouds has become common practice, with an estimated 92 percent of organizations now doing so.2 With such high adoption normalizing the cost benefits, simply being in the cloud may no longer be enough to remain competitive. Worse yet, market forces a... (more)

Cloud Computing - IBM Creates Cloud Box

IBM claims to have created new species of custom-built, industry-standard, Linux-based rack server for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing companies with massive data centers and tens of thousands of servers, like online gaming, social networks, search and Internet firms. A relatively limited marketplace of maybe a thousand companies with fat wallets capable of shelling out tens of millions for such system. IBM means to replace the white boxes they use now or build themselves like Google does. It says it’s got a few hundred early adopters and potential customers in China, Germany, Japan, the UK and America, including Yahoo and Texas Tech, which is thinking of using it for a HPC center. WinterGreen Research puts the market at $10 billion. IBM calls the thing iDataPlex and leverages its blade server widgetry to build what it calls a “completely new design point.&rdq... (more)

Unisys: A Clear Vision for Cloud Computing

Following Unisys’ recent announcement regarding their cloud computing strategy (Unisys Moves to Break Through Barriers to Adoption of Cloud Computing) I had the opportunity to speak with Rich Marcello, president of Unisys Systems & Technology, and Sam Gross, VP of Unisys Global IT Outsourcing Solutions. What struck me was the coherence and clarity of their cloud computing vision as compared to HP or IBM. Unisys’ strategy bridges public, private and hybrid cloud models, and includes well-differentiated infrastructure, platform and software as a service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS). Further, they wrap this all in a set of comprehensive service offerings that they can deliver globally. It’s a big vision, and if they can pull it off it should make them one of the more interesting providers out there. One of their key differentiators is Unisys Stealth (described bel... (more)

Unisys Unveils Secure Cloud Computing Strategy at 4th Cloud Computing Expo

“Unisys cloud computing strategy is based on providing industrial-strength security and data protection,” said Rich Marcello, president, Unisys Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions, as Unisys today unveiled at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, what it described as "the latest in a series of aggressive moves to expand the full spectrum of secure cloud computing options available to enterprise CIOs." “Like our public cloud offering," said Marcello - referring to Unisys Secure Cloud Solution, already launched earlier this year - "Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution goes a long way toward allaying the security concerns of enterprises and their customers." Marcello announced the Unisys Secure Private Cloud during his Opening Keynote address at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo being held this week in Silicon Valley, at... (more)

Nick Carr's Cloud-Network Disconnect

Virtualization and cloud computing are promising to change the way in which IT services are delivered and, in effect, transform computing as we know it today.  I think the promises are likely to come true, if and only if critical technology issues are addressed. Nicholas Carr told a recent audience at IDC Directions that "Cloud computing has become the center of investment and innovation."   While he is not a technologist, his sometimes shocking insight into the transformation of IT have been prescient, even if he doesn't sweat the details of how complex IT infrastructures can morph into the equivalent of today's public utilities. To his credit Carr has predicted the rise of the cloud computing press release, multiple cloud conferences and panels and even the SaaS repositioning exercise.  He also foresaw the rise in Amazon and Google cloud announcements, perhaps year... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Big Data Analysis in Ad Marketing By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

The Power of Big Data Analysis in Ad Marketing The next BriefingsDirect bid data trailblazer interview examines how New York-based adMarketplace, a search syndication advertising network, has met its daunting data-warehouse requirements. Learn here how adMarketplace captures and analyzes massive data to allow for efficient real-time bidding for traffic sources for online advertising. And we'll hear how the data-analysis infrastructure also delivers rapid cost-per-click insights to advertisers. For the inside story, BriefingsDirect sat down with Michael Yudin, the Chief Technology Officer at adMarketplace at the recent  HP Discover 2014 Conference in Las Vegas. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Tell us first about what adMarketplace does. It sounds very interesting, but I'm no... (more)

Big Data Analytics Improve Application Support | @CloudExpo #BigData

The latest BriefingsDirect cloud innovation case study interview highlights how Full 360 uses big data and analytics to improve their applications support services for the financial industry -- and beyond. To learn how Full 360 uses HP Vertica in the Amazon cloud to provide data warehouse and BI applications and services to its customers from Wall Street to the local airport, BriefingsDirect sat down with Eric Valenzuela, Director of Business Development at Full 360, based in New York. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Tell us about Full 360. Valenzuela: Full 360 is a consulting and services firm, and we purely focus on data warehousing, business intelligence (BI), and hosted solutions. We build and consult and then we do managed services for hosting those complex, sophisticat... (more)

Mobile Delivery Days | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Mobile #Microservices

Boy, did I have a blast the last couple of days!  Earlier this week, our CTO, Anders Wallgren, and I were thrilled to attend the 2-dayMobile Delivery Days conference (#mobileDD) in San Francisco. Last night, we had the privilege of helping the organizers wrap up the show with a special episode of #c9d9 - live from the event (video below). DevOps for Mobile: The Community Is Here to Help Delivery and operations of mobile applications is still in its early stages - the tool set is brittle, and best practices and patterns for the different stages along your pipeline are still emerging. If you're looking to enhance your skills-set and learn from the community how to streamline your delivery practices for mobile apps - I strongly encourage you to look out for the presentations and talks from #mobileDD - which according to the organizers will be made available online soon. T... (more)

Jogl and Java 3D | @CloudExpo #Java #Linux #IoT #IIoT #AI #SmartCities

Deployment Methodology 1. Problem Statement We are given a desktop platform with Java 8 or Java 9 installed and seek to find a way to deploy high-performance Java applications that use Java 3D and/or Jogl without having to run an installer. We are subject to the constraint that the applications be signed and deployed so that they can be run in a trusted environment (i.e., outside of the sandbox). Further, we seek to do this in a way that does not depend on bundling a JRE with our applications, as this makes downloads and installations rather long. The novel javapackager command (included in the JDK versions 8 and 9), produces the program installation packages in the range of sizes from 57 to 202 Megabytes approximately. 2. Motivation We have a long history of making use of Java 3D applications in the software engineering community. Since the introduction of Java 3D i... (more)

Cloud Computing Will Eventually Require Orchestration

Andy Mulholland's CTO Blog I have followed with interest a number of comments about the reliability of Cloud Computing, based on the actual, or perceived, problems with service from Google and Amazon. Of course there are some real incidents that have caused "out-rage" (my definition of the rage one experiences from a system ‘outage’), but are failures in ‘best endeavors’ mail services such as Gmail really the basis for considering the risks and rewards for Cloud Computing? Maybe or maybe not, but more serious was the outage of Amazon S3 storage service Sunday July 20th. This was the second outage from a respected leader who is selling cloud capacity as a service. Amazon is well respected for its technology capabilities so this was a shock especially as a month or so before they had apparently been blaming problems on their ‘complicated systems’, but then for Google t... (more)

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