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Implementing IIoT Communications | @ThingsExpo #IIoT #IoT #M2M #ML

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 19:00
*This is part of a series of blogs examining Sensor-2-Server (S2S) communications, development and implementation. Last week, in part one of our series, we worked to define Sensor-2-Server (S2S) for IIoT communications, the access layer, and high-level applications. This week, we’re looking at the actual implementation of S2S communication systems.

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NHK World Featured @ThingsExpo | #IoT #M2M #BigData #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 19:00
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley. The program, to be aired during the peak viewership season of the year, will have a major impact on the industry in Japan. The film's director is writing a scenario to fit in the story in the next few days will be turned in to the network.

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Cloudant to Present PouchDB | @CloudExpo @IBMCloudant #API #PouchDB

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:00
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.

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Cloud Orchestration From @Pythian | @CloudExpo #Ansible #Puppet #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 09:15
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Alex Lovell-Troy, Director of Solutions Engineering at Pythian, will present a roadmap that can be leveraged by any organization to plan, analyze, evaluate, and execute on moving from configuration management tools to cloud orchestration tools. He will address the three major cloud vendors as well as some tools that will work with any cloud.

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Taking Back IT - DevOps I Bimodal IT By @CHarrold303 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 18:15
In my previous posts I have been talking about the issues with DevOps as seen from the Operations side; the cultural changes needed and the reality of the challenges that are faced getting there. As a firm believer in the idea that you "never present a challenge without a possible solution" it's time we talked about one of the ways to start building towards true Operationalized DevOps.

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Infrastructure as (Someone Else’s) Code By @DMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 18:15
We are rapidly approaching a world where the bulk of datacenter day-to-day operations are automated. The major application provisioning tools are integrating with infrastructure vendor APIs to give operations the power to control and monitor the datacenter – including things like SAN and networking gear – through their systems. To my mind this is a very cool development, but before we rush headlong into this world, let’s have a frank discussion about the nature of infrastructure, the nature of these integrations, and the nature of hackers. Because it’s never all sunshine and unicorns, and automation is no exception.

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Weekly Top 10: Mapping the DevOps Journey | @DevOpsSummit @ElectricCloud #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 17:30
2016 is shaping up to be the year of DevOps in the mainstream, as enterprises across every industry – from FinServ and Retail to Automotive and Telecom – adopting DevOps practices. However, many still have lingering questions about what this DevOps thing is and the best ways to begin implementation. Continue reading to learn best practices on how to map your DevOps journey and what DevOps trends are permeating in the software delivery world. More experienced in your DevOps practice? There are still plenty of stories for you about compliance and the increasing complexity of the CIO role. As always, stay tuned to all the news coming from @ElectricCloud on DevOps and Continuous Delivery throughout the week and retweet/favorite to get your top news items featured in our weekly recap!

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The Needs and Visions of a Cloud Ecosystem | @CloudExpo @FalconStor #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 13:45
“Our customers see PaaS and IaaS as cost-saving models to be applied based on specific project needs, noted Steve Ahlgrim, Business Development Manager at FalconStor, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff. “Depending on their level of IT expertise and staffing, PaaS can be the most cost effective solution.”

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Why Organizations Need to Bridge the Gap Between Dev and QA By @SmartBear | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 13:30
Over the years we've seen a push in the software industry for tighter release schedules and a more agile development process. As a result, departments that used to function independently in a waterfall development environment are now working more closely together in an accelerated release environment. What does this mean for the relationship between development and QA? Folks in Dev and QA are part of a symbiotic relationship that's critical to put out a high-quality product quickly. Teams that are able to bridge the gap between these departments will have a real advantage.

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In Defense of Java By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit #Java #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 21:00
So we have an eBook, The Top 10 Java Performance Problems, that we tweet out from time to time. Without exception, a few people reply with some version of “the problem is you’re using Java.” Java, apparently, is constantly criticized, and people have been predicting its demise for some time. Sure, it’s not as cool, flexible, or fun as some of the newer, more dynamic languages such as Python, Node.js, or Ruby, however, Java remains an important language for applications everywhere.

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Solutions for Application Producers | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 19:45
Flexera Software is the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises. Our next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology.

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Continuous Delivery: The Atlassian Way By @WeeksTweets | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:45
Sonatype's Mark Miller catches up with Ian Buchanan at Atlassian to discuss DevOps leadership, ChatOps, and usage of tools in the continuous delivery pipeline. Ian discussed his experiences at Atlassian, including continuous delivery, ChatOps, and use of tools like Bamboo, Nexus, Puppet, and Datadog.

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Cloud Networking Adoption Drives Record 2015 Revenue and EPS | @Cloud @AristaNetworks #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:30
Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET), has announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. Revenue of $245.4 million, an increase of 41.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, and an increase of 12.8% from the third quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP gross margin of 64.0%, compared to non-GAAP gross margin of 67.4% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 65.5% in the third quarter of 2015. GAAP gross margin of 63.6%, compared to GAAP gross margin of 67.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 65.2% in the third quarter of 2015.

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Iron.io Delivers New Job Processing Solutions | @CloudExpo @getIron #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:15
Iron.io has debuted three new solutions that give modern enterprises greater flexibility and control as they build and scale apps. These solutions – for data processing, file processing, and extract, transform, load (ETL) – combined with a rich feature set, empower enterprises to reliably scale their Docker-based jobs on any cloud, including hybrid environments. Additionally, Iron.io announced Project Kratos, which will enable enterprises to run AWS Lambda functionality in any cloud provider, as well as on-premise, eliminating vendor lock-in. Iron.io is currently seeking project members, who will provide input and feedback as the project is developed. Project members will have the option of becoming beta users.

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Nike’s Journey to Microservices – Getting to Production Fast | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:00
Nike is an organization that understands the shift driven by trends like the Internet of Things, where technology becomes an integral part of product value. Fitness is a key area where IoT wearable technologies combined with new apps will become differentiating factors that influence which new sports shoes and clothes we buy.

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Broadvoice and @Metaswitch Build Geo-redundant Solution in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:00
Network software provider Metaswitch Networks® has announced that Broadvoice has gone live with a multi-state, geo-redundant configuration of Metaswitch’s clustered MetaSphere Multiservice Telephony Application Server (MTAS) in the cloud. “With this further investment in Metaswitch’s world-class technology and support services, we are doubling-down on our success to ensure that we are best positioned for taking advantage of NFV while securing our network against potential disasters, including earthquakes,” said Jim Murphy, CEO of Broadvoice. “We are committed to providing a best-in-class communication platform to our channel partners and customers. All of our hosted voice customers have been seamlessly migrated to the new platform, affording them unrivalled redundancy and reliability while giving us the ability to easily flex and scale our services to our customers’ demands, at any location.”

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Customer Loyalty: The Big Data Disintermediation Cure By @Schmarzo | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:15
I recently wrote about the two D’s of Big Data: Disintermediation and Disruption. As I stated in that blog: Across multiple industries, startups are coupling new big data technologies and new sources of data with advanced analytics (data science) to uncover new customer, product, operational and market insights in order to disintermediate existing customer relationships and disrupt existing business models.

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Trend Micro Finalizes Acquisition of TippingPoint | @CloudExpo @TrendMicro #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:15
Trend Micro International has announced the close of an agreement to acquire TippingPoint from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Trend Micro TippingPoint solutions are immediately available to bring customers comprehensive threat intelligence and protection for current and zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits. “We are very excited to see this agreement come to fruition as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enterprise security,” said Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro. “With the addition of TippingPoint, Trend Micro provides customers with the unmatched ability to respond to known and unknown threats, exploits and vulnerabilities across the entire attack lifecycle. Trend Micro is now in a unique position to deliver these integrated, layered capabilities to address the complex network security challenges facing global companies today.”

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SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 Now Available | @CloudExpo @SUSE #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:00
SUSE® has announced the general availability of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, the latest enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds with less stress on IT staff and resources. Based on the OpenStack release Liberty, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 delivers high availability enhancements and non-disruptive upgrades for future releases, along with Docker and IBM z Systems mainframe support to make it easier to move business-critical applications and data to the cloud. In addition, SUSE is offering new OpenStack training and certification for deployment and operation of OpenStack private clouds.

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WSO2 Introduces @WSO2 Microservices Framework for Java | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:45
The rise of cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications is spurring the implementation of microservices that are easy to share, modify and maintain. To facilitate the creation of microservices based on Java, WSO2 today introduced WSO2 Microservices Framework for Java 1.0 (WSO2 MSF4J). Using the open source WSO2 MSF4J, developers can quickly and easily create secure, high-performance microservices in Java that support container-based deployments.

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