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Everyone Is Excited About #Containers | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Microservices]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 15:00
Our guest on the podcast this week is Jon Baier, container expert and Senior Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss why containers have risen in popularity and what advantages they bring to cloud computing. Platforms, like Docker and Kubernetes, maximize resource usage, and increase flexibility for development teams. Listen in to learn how containers will continue to gain support and which companies are leading the charge.

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Internet of Things and ‘The Physical Web’ | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 14:45
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.

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The Mouse That Roared… for Business by @ChrisFleck

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 14:00
The Citrix X1 Mouse dramatically improves the user experience of any remote Windows app or desktop delivered to an iPad via Citrix and makes anyone more productive. At Citrix, we’ve been helping people access and use business apps on any device for years. Yet many of our customers depend on Windows-based applications that are hard to use on iPad and Android tablets, because so many features depend on the point-and-click simplicity and accuracy of a physical mouse.

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IoT: Device-Focused or Service-Focused? By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 13:00
Everyone’s talking about the Internet of Things recently, but one topic I don’t see addressed much is the difference between Service-Focused IoT and Device-Focused IoT. The concept of “The Internet of Things” has always been about vast, heterogeneous networks of small, limited-purpose devices. However, there is a growing need to further differentiate IoT into the two delivery models. In my previous blog, I discussed how hardware manufacturers are able to leverage IoT and recurring revenue to further lock in customers, increase lifetime value, and raise exit barriers around their services. However, these examples all require the service provider to also be some sort of hardware manufacturer. Nest (the popular smart thermostat company) is fantastic, but you must buy a Nest-branded device in order to leverage Nest cloud services. Canary (a home security camera) is great, but you must buy Canary cameras and subscribe to Canary cloud services in order to fully take advantage. If the manufacturer goes down (or worse, out of business), the devices become useless.

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Virtualization vs. Containers | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Containers]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 13:00
The guest servers float on top of the hypervisor, which floats on the real hardware providing excellent isolation and division of resources. Enter Docker, King of the Containers. Docker provides separation and resource allocation to applications running on the same host. It is more lightweight than full virtualization. Containers make management much easier than a virtual server with a full operating system. Docker is not only for Linux anymore! Microsoft decided to take a page from the Open Source playbook and implement Docker for it’s applications.

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Microservices: Operationalization of the Network | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:45
Microservices are the result of decomposing applications. That may sound a lot like SOA, but SOA was based on an object-oriented (noun) premise; that is, services were built around an object - like a customer - with all the necessary operations (functions) that go along with it. SOA was also founded on a variety of standards (most of them coming out of OASIS) like SOAP, WSDL, XML and UDDI. Microservices have no standards (at least none deriving from a standards body or organization) and can be based on nouns, like a customer or a product, but just as easily can be based on verbs; that is, functional groups of actions that users take when interacting with an application like "login" or "checkout."

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SoftLayer "Platform Track" at @CloudExpo | @SoftLayer | [#IoT #DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:45
Cloud is not a commodity. And no matter what you call it, computing doesn’t come out of the sky. It comes from physical hardware inside brick and mortar facilities connected by hundreds of miles of networking cable. And no two clouds are built the same way. SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. One platform that takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything. Join SoftLayer on June 9 at 16th Cloud Expo to learn about IBM Cloud's SoftLayer platform, explore several of the API endpoints available with SoftLayer, and how to get your application deployed in an agile way.

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WSM to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | @WSMINTL [#DevOps #Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:45
SYS-CON Events announced today that WSM International (WSM), the world’s leading cloud and server migration services provider, 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. WSM is a solutions integrator with a core focus on cloud and server migration, transformation and DevOps services.

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A Focus on the Operations Model with @NuoDB | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:15
NuoDB just introduced the Swifts 2.1 Release. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, Inc., discussed why scaling databases in the cloud is challenging, why building your application on top of the infrastructure that is designed with this in mind makes a difference, and what you can do with NuoDB that simplifies your programming model, your operations model.

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Docker and OpenStack By @BlueBox | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Docker #OpenStack]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 03:00
When OpenStack aficionados gather in Vancouver in a couple of weeks, one of the hot topics will be containers, a “new” alternative to virtualization. Actually, container technology has been around for a couple of decades, but it is trending among the IT community at a fever pitch these days and stands to have a huge impact on the future of cloud computing.The appeal of container technology is easy to appreciate. In a nutshell, containers can enable you to run many more applications on the same hardware than using hypervisors and virtual machines, and they can greatly enhance the application development process with their portability and almost instantaneous startup time.

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Agile Release Management By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:15
Over on the other side of the fence IT ops are screaming at the various portfolio dev teams for releasing highly risky functionality way too frequently but since the Agile dev adoption production has only had a couple of low priority P4 incidents caused by bad code releases. Things must be looking good with the new dev process but then a few months down the track BAM a P1 incident the Monday morning after a agile delivered release is deployed. Highly important business functionality is broken in one of the downstream systems. It's all hands to the pump and both IT dev and IT Ops team are getting frustrated with each other trying to resolve the incident holding back blame on which side of the fence caused the incident. A few hours later all fixed and the communication goes out to the business that prod incident is resolved.

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Ten Tips to Tempt Top-Tier Testing Talent By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:30
Sites don’t perform at their peak without great performance testers, and it takes time and effort to acquire them. You want the best in the business, just like any other department at any other company. But what do they want? What will convince them to join your organization? This post will reveal what great performance testers look for in a company and a few things that your organization can do to attract them.

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The Benefits of IoT for Security Systems | @ThingsExpo @Cisco_IoT [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:15
A network-centric systems approach to IoT has begun to dramatically affect physical security. The opportunity reaches well beyond simply connecting new sensors and information sources. Integration of sensors and controllers is a necessary step and serves as a foundation for generating all the information to transform customers' business processes. For safety and security systems, the integration results in enhanced accuracy, responsiveness, automation, and scale.

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IoT and Agile Big Data By @CoryIsaacson | @CloudExpo [#BigData #IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:00
There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immediate and actionable interpretation of events as they happen. Another aspect concerns how to deliver data in a meaningful way, one that really delivers on what end-users need to maintain a competitive position in fast-changing markets. What is needed is an agile approach to Big Data, one that affords architects and developers the freedom to rapidly support a wide variety of changing business requirements and needs - without a full "reset" of the Big Data infrastructure and toolset.

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Death, Taxes & Performance Testing By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:00
Online tax companies go from an absolute standstill to 100 mph in a matter of days. How do these companies do it? Tax laws change every year, so that online application is basically a brand new release when users start pounding away at it in February. What is it like to test the performance of a website that sees a higher traffic spike than an eCommerce site on Black Friday – with no warm-up period preceding it? How do they get performance right the first time that they face an onslaught of users?

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Isomorphic Exhibitor & Featured Speaker at @DevOpsSummit | @IsomorphicHQ [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:00
SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simplicity and reach of the open web

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Sensing and Sharing the Physical World By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:15
We spend a lot of time talking and writing about the IoT (Internet of Things) in the macro, as a giant worldwide network of objects and things, communicating with themselves and others. That is indeed interesting, but the most interesting components of the IoT, in my opinion, are the sensors. Sensors are defined as, "Devices that detect or measure a physical property and record, indicate, or otherwise responds to it." In the context of IoT, sensors detect or measure a physical property and then communicate the findings wirelessly to a server for analysis. Sensors are our digital fingers that touch and feel the earth and environment!

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Performance Testing for Wearables By @Neotys | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 14:45
This week’s post is about the trials and tribulations of companies who make wearable applications – from fitness trackers to the nascent smartwatch market. They have a tough road ahead, and the competition is heating up. And everyone is talking about them. You may be thinking: what is going on here? Last year, I made my first wearable purchase on a whim - a Vivofit wristband tracker. I had heard mixed reviews about a lot of wearables. A former roommate's rant about his always-broken wearable was permanently etched in my mind. Would my case be different? Well, as it turned out, I liked the Vivofit but just couldn't get it to sync with my iPhone properly, so I had to return it. It makes you think - is the wearables market ready for prime time? This week's post is about the trials and tribulations of companies who make wearable applications - from fitness trackers like the one I received to the nascent smartwatch market. They have a tough road ahead, and the competition is heating up. And everyone is talking about them. You may be thinking: what is going on here?

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John Lennon Can Teach Us About #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit [#Microservices]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 14:45
“Life,” according to a saying often attributed to John Lennon, “is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Nowhere is this truer than in IT – especially in the world of ops. Operations staffs spend much of their time firefighting infrastructure emergencies. These unplanned activities drive up costs and keep IT from focusing on the support of new projects that have strategic value to the business. And, according to numbers from IDC and others, things are getting worse – not better. IT’s server firefighting costs have multiplied by 8-10x over the past 20 years, while spending on servers themselves has remained flat. So IT leaders have to more aggressively confront the issue of unplanned activities if they’re going to survive the coming application onslaught.

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Monitoring to Success By @Monitis | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 14:30
The mantra of the day is – performance, performance, performance! It is clear that everything needs to be totally available all of the time, function at the fastest speeds and performance as close to perfect as is possible. In all the business discussions swirling around us we hear the words; application performance, website performance, transaction performance, server performance and on and on in regards to virtually everything digital that we live and breath with. Performance is no longer just one of the items we need to be paying attention to, it is THE item we need to be critically aware of every minute of every day! No longer are the words “it’s good enough” acceptable. The impacts to business can be catastrophic if the digital performance of your business is not at the highest levels. So the question we are all challenged with is how can we be sure that the performance levels we need are actually what we are achieving? The answer is monitoring! The only way to measure this is to monitor everything and to monitor it from end to end constantly. It is the key that unlocks the door to success.

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