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Understanding #Serverless at @CloudExpo | #DevOps #NoCode #LowCode #AI

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:30
Serverless is considered the successor to containers. And while it’s heavily promoted as the next great thing, it’s not the best fit for every use case. Understanding the pitfalls and disadvantages of serverless will make it much easier to identify use cases that are a good fit. This post offers some technology perspectives on the maturity of serverless today. First, note how we use the word serverless here. Serverless is a combination of “Function as a Service” (FaaS) and “Platform as a Service” (PaaS). Namely, those categories of cloud services where you don’t know what the servers look like. For example, RDS or Beanstalk are “servers managed by AWS,” where you still see the context of server(s). DynamoDB and S3 are just some kind of NoSQL and storage solution with an API, where you do not see the servers. Not seeing the servers means there’s no provisioning, hardening or maintenance involved, hence they are server “less.” A serverless platform works with “events.” Examples of events are the action behind a button on a website, backend processing of a mobile app, or the moment a picture is being uploaded to the cloud and the storage service triggers the function.

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[session] Digital Cohesion | @CloudExpo @JuniperNetworks @BethGage #AI

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 01:00
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust - will shape the way users, service providers and the industry creates the foundation for the next networking era.

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[video] @Docker and #Kubernetes | @CloudExpo @Rancher_Labs #DevOps #AI

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 19:00
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker containers gain prominence. He explored these challenges and how to address them, while considering how containers will influence the direction of cloud computing.

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Top Continuous Integration Tools | @DevOpsSummit @Stackify #DevOps #AI #CD

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 05:15
Poorly managed development projects are bound to crash eventually. It's likely happened to you a dozen of times already. While writing code can be a lot of fun, managing code and dependencies can quickly become a maze of its own when you're dealing with the continuous growth of your codebase and feature branches. At Stackify, we aim to make the lives of developers easier (and less frazzling). One way to de-stress your work is with the aid of continuous integration tools.

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Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 08:56
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BizDevOps | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Agile #DevOps #AI #BizDevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 01:00
I recently had a conversation with Jennifer Lent from TechTarget. She’s a respected thinker in our field and covers major trends. We spoke about the emergence of BizDevOps and its implications for businesses. We tackled a number of topics. She wrote about our conversation in a recent article, “BizDevOps: Here’s how to make it happen in your organization.”

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Scorecard for #SaaS | @CloudExpo #DevOps #AI #SaaS #FinTech #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 07:15
The balanced scorecard (BSC) is a tool that organizations have used for many years to measure strategic, operational and financial performance. The concept behind the BSC is simple: a company and/or business unit prioritizes a set of 15 to 20 financial and non-financial metrics across four quadrants linked to the company’s market and operations strategy in order to measure and manage performance. While the BSC is a good organizing framework and remains relevant today, it needs a major shift to be effective in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) world where traditional BSC measures don’t adequately gauge and predict performance.

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The Hotel California of #AI | @CloudExpo @ReneBuest #ArtificialIntelligence

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 04:30
In 1977, the Eagles released “Hotel California”, a song about drugs and the effects an addiction has on people. Putting "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device" in the context of our today’s digital lifestyle we find a lot of truth. There is a reason why Google provides most of its services for free or why Amazon wants us to have an Echo in every home or why Facebook has become our directory of “friends”. What looks pretty convenient is a threat. It is a threat to the end consumers but also a threat to the established economy. And even if we have the choice to check out any time – we will never leave.

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Immutable Servers in a #Serverless World | @DevOpsSummit #AI #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 03:30
Snowflakes are beautiful, unique creations. But, let's keep them in nature. They don't belong in our server infrastructure. Snowflake servers, where every configuration is just a little different, can introduce unnecessary security vulnerabilities and complications. While common in IT infrastructure, in the DevOps realm, they are gradually becoming ancient history. At the recent All Day DevOps conference, Erlend Oftedal (@webtonull), with Blank and head of the OWASP Norway chapter, discussed the benefits of immutable infrastructure practices within serverless architectures. Erland walked us through the positive effects on security as well as offered insight on potential problems.

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Supermicro to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY | @Supermicro_SMCI #SDN #AI #ML

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at 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. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly solutions available on the market.

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Glue Records and Why They Are Crucial | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #WebPerf

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:15
A lot has been written and discussed about Domain Name System (DNS) in the past few days. The DDoS attacks on one of the major managed DNS Providers a while ago just made us all take DNS issues seriously once again. So why so much emphasis on getting DNS Right? Like a lot of other people in this Ecosystem, we believe that DNS is not just a metric but a lifeline; a backbone for our online systems. It is extremely important to the Internet as it lays the foundation for the WWW (World Wide Web).

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TechTarget: Cloud Storage Security at @CloudExpo NY | #SDN #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:00
As pervasive as cloud technology is -- and as persuasive as the arguments are for using it -- the cloud has its limits. Some companies will always have security concerns about storing data in the cloud and certain high-transaction applications will always be better suited for on-premises storage. Those statements were among the bottom-line takeaways delivered at Cloud Expo this week, a three day, bi-annual event focused on cloud technologies, adoption and associated challenges.

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Serverless Computing | @CloudExpo #DevOps #Kubernetes #AI #Serverless

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:00
We'd all like to fulfill that "find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life" cliché. But in reality, every job (even if it's our dream job) comes with its downsides. For you, the constant fight against shadow IT might get on your last nerves. For your developer coworkers, infrastructure management is the roadblock that stands in the way of focusing on coding. As you watch more and more applications and processes move to the cloud, technology is coming to developers' rescue-most recently, in the form of serverless computing.

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Join @_ANEXIA June 6-8 at @CloudExpo NY | #SDS #SDN #AI #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 03:30
"We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global," explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

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How to Boost Enterprise Software Testing Predictability | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 20:30
Are you tired of slipping deadlines and missing commitments? Do you feel like the consistency of Software Testing is out of your control? Here is how to improve the predictability of software testing across multiple teams and projects. The foundation of enterprise software testing predictability is built on consistent practices, processes, and tools. Improving the predictability of software testing for a single team is difficult; doing so across multiple enterprise teams working on multiple features is exponentially more difficult.

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WAN Challenges of Large Enterprises | @CloudExpo #Cloud #AWS #Virtualization

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:00
When it comes to wide area networking, large global enterprises have some unique challenges to ensure that networking capabilities keep up with their complex business requirements. The most obvious challenge is the sheer scale of WAN operations. A very large enterprise could have hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of locations around the world—and this makes the cost multipliers huge. Changing the cost equation for branch access can mean a difference in saving versus spending millions of dollars per month.

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How to Manage Hybrid and Multicloud Environments | @CloudExpo #Cloud #APM #Monitoring

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 16:00
Even for the most seasoned IT pros, the cloud is complicated. It can be difficult just to wrap your head around the many terms and acronyms that make up the cloud dictionary-not to mention actually mastering the technology. Unfortunately, complicated cloud terms are often combined to the point that their meanings are lost in a sea of conflicting opinions. Two terms that are used interchangeably (but shouldn't be) are hybrid cloud and multicloud. If you want to be the cloud expert your company needs, you have to lock down the differences between these terms-and understand how to manage a mix of these environments.

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Top DevOps Tools | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #APM #Monitoring

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 08:00
Even though DevOps has been around for a few years, it still is a fuzzy area for some organizations. A mashup of development and operations teams, DevOps centers on collaboration and a culture that seamlessly integrates developers and IT operations teams working to put out the best new apps. Because DevOps encompasses two teams working from ideation through product release, DevOps tools fall into several categories including those for logging, monitoring, automation, security, and configuration management.

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TechTarget: #CognitiveComputing at @CloudExpo New York | #AI #ML #DL

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 07:00
Judith Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, a Needham, Mass., research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology, including big data, cognitive computing and governance. She is co-author of the book Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics, published in 2015. Her Cloud Expo session, "What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing?" is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 8:40 a.m. In it, she puts cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the business, examines what it takes to build a cognitive application and identifies the types of services that best fit this data-driven approach. She spoke with SearchCloudApplications to offer a preview.

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It’s Not About Agile Release Planning | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:00
That's not a fancy twist on a popular approach in IT. This post is about untangling the mess Agile Release Planning has become. We're living in an age where we're chasing the latest buzzwords and trends. We hardly slow down to look at the path we've covered to see if we've improved or not. It's time to realize that Agile is truly about an organization's agility.

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