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Anexia to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | @_Anexia #IoT #SaaS #IaaS

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 10:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Anexia will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Anexia offers high-quality customized managed hosting solutions for SaaS and IaaS companies. The company was founded in 2006 in Klagenfurt, Austria. Today, it has additional offices in Vienna, Graz, Munich, Cologne and New York City to serve numerous international customers.

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Innometrics Chooses @Basho Technologies Riak KV | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:15
Basho Technologies has announced that Innometrics has adopted its Riak KV database to power its Profile Cloud API. Innometrics is a pioneering start-up that enables brands to bring together data about their customers' behaviour across multiple channels and power more intelligent marketing by integrating customers' data silos in a single API service called Profile Cloud. Founded in 2009, it now operates from offices in Stockholm, London, San Francisco and Mumbai and serves customers including 3 Mobile, Tele2 and Dansk Supermarked. The company built its core Profile Cloud on the highly resilient open source Riak KV database from the offset, so when it launched in summer 2014 Innometrics was able serve a forty-fold increase in traffic over the course of the year and rapidly grow its business by delivering consistent and reliable service.

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Plugging Data Leaks By @PSilvas | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:45
Whether intentional or accidental, data leaks are a huge concern for organizations. And it has been for years. Going back to a 2004 survey from an IT security forum hosted by Qualys, found that 67% of security executives do not have controls in place to prevent data leakage, A December 2006 survey, Boston-based researchers Simon Management Group noted that some 78% of respondents said they were "very concerned" about data exposure. A 2010 article published by Trustwave on CSOonline.com said that 65% of leakage occurs due to the following combined methods: Microsoft SMB sharing, Remote Access Applications, and Native FTP clients.

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Docker Cloud Monitoring and Logging By @Sematext | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Containers

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:15
Docker Cloud is a hosted service for Docker Container Management, originally based on Tutum Cloud, which was acquired by Docker in October 2015. Sematext supported the deployment of Sematext Docker Agent on Tutum Cloud from the get-go, so naturally we were quick to add support for Docker Cloud as well. Docker Cloud is a container management service that supports multiple cloud providers such as Amazon, DigitalOcean, IBM Softlayer, MS Azure and Packet.net. This makes it much easier to switch Docker deployments to different cloud providers or use a mix of providers including on-premises nodes for hybrid cloud applications. The user interface in Docker Cloud makes it easy to manage nodes on all supported cloud platforms and is able to deploy application stacks in containers, defined in a “Stack YAML” file. This Stack files are very similar to Docker Compose files, but with additional options, e.g. to define deployment strategies for the containers. The graphical user interface helps to view and modify container configurations.

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Blockchain: Why It’s So Much More than Bitcoin By @EFeatherston | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:15
There’s a new kid on the block of disruptive technology. Blockchain. A day doesn’t go by that you can’t find numerous articles about it. Topics range from how JP Morgan is making significant investments in exploring the technology, to the Republican GOP using blockchain to allow online voting. It’s definitely a hot topic of discussion. At times it sounds like blockchain is replacing cloud in discussions as the technology panacea that will solve all problems. On the flip side, one of the first statements I invariably hear when blockchain enters the conversation with clients is, “We’re not interested in Bitcoin.” For many, the terms blockchain and Bitcoin are synonymous.

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DevOps and Container Networking | @DevOpsSummit @Dynatrace #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:30
Programmable network connectivity and network overlay technologies like Docker libnetwork, Weave Net, and Calico are essential tools for DevOps engineers using orchestration tools to manage and deploy Docker containers in production. Because network troubleshooting and optimization falls within the jurisdiction of DevOps, it’s vital that DevOps engineers understand exactly how network overlays work. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, 18th Cloud Expo, Dirk Wallerstorfer, Technology Lead for networking, SDN, and OpenStack at Dynatrace, will discuss the fundamentals of container networking, see practical examples of common network overlays, and receive guidance on effectively using and tuning network overlays.

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Drone Innovation: Supporting 2016 and Beyond | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:15
Drones are an interesting case study in the technology maturation process. Previously only available for military and defense applications, drone use have spread through the industrial and consumer markets faster than nearly anyone, especially the FAA, was prepared for. Despite the regulatory issues that have accompanied this growth, users are finding increasingly innovative and creative applications for the technology. This week, we’ve looked around for drone applications that really caught our eye for the potential long-term implications to the respective industries. Of course, for every example we’ve found, there are hundreds more. Let us know which applications you find most interesting!

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FreeNAS Mini XL from @iXsystems Now Available | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:45
iXsystems has introduced the FreeNAS Mini XL Storage Device. The FreeNAS Mini XL is based on the same proven hardware used by the smaller FreeNAS Mini, but offers greater storage capacity and performance. Available today, the FreeNAS Mini XL can be purchased at iXsystems.com or from Amazon. Storage solutions like the FreeNAS Mini XL have become increasingly important to users as technologies that allow for content capture and creation become mainstream and intensive. More than ever, customers value solutions that allow for large amounts of storage that are fast and secure.

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eSignLive E-Signatures Available in FedRAMP Compliant Cloud | @CloudExpo @VASCODataNews #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:30
VASCO Data Security International has announced that eSignLive ™, the e-signature choice for government organizations, has worked with Cloud Services Provider (CSP) Project Hosts to deliver its electronic signature solution in a FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud. U.S. government agencies can now implement e-signatures in the cloud and meet GSA security requirements. Electronic signatures have proven cost-effective, efficient and able to improve service for government organizations for more than 20 years. Agencies including the General Services Administration, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Army and the USDA, are using eSignLive to enable the secure and compliant electronic signing of documents. In-office or in the field on a mobile device, Federal agencies use eSignLive in conjunction with either a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card or Common Access Card (CAC). Use cases for e-signatures have included e-contracting, procurement, mobility and field force enablement, supply chain management, HR and operations.

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USDA Forest Service and @Esri Introduce Interactive Trove of Maps | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 15:45
Esri and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service announce the publication of Engagement Portfolio, a gallery of maps and apps that gives everyone access to US forestry data. The portfolio of maps and analysis tools opens the Forest Service's rich content to a broad spectrum of users, engaging everyone from forestry professionals to conservation-minded laypeople. Engagement Portfolio opens up the Forestry Inventory and Analysis (FIA) database, a trove of detailed information on the nation's forest ecosystems, which the Forest Service has maintained for almost a century.

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[whitepaper] Scale Like an Enterprise | @DevOpsSummit @IBMBluemix #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:15
Across nearly every industry, innovative entrants are disrupting traditional markets and displacing long-established players. This IBM Point of View white paper describes the IBM Bluemix Garage Method that was created to support the October 19, 2015 launch.

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Top Five Digital Trends | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:00
BI Intelligence recently published the Top 5 Digital Trends that is worth looking at. It starts with a dramatic statement, “today, nearly 43% of the world is connected to the Internet, enabling us to talk, share photos, and conduct business halfway across the globe. As a result, we have seen more technological advancements in the past 10 years than we’ve witnessed in the past 10,000 years. And in the next five years, we’ll see even more”. Here are the key trend areas:

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Your DevOps Flavor | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ITIL #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:45
If there is anything we have learned by now, is that every business paves their own unique path for releasing software- every pipeline, implementation and practices are a bit different, and DevOps comes in all shapes and sizes. Software delivery practices are often comprised of set of several complementing (or even competing) methodologies – such as leveraging Agile, DevOps and even a mix of ITIL, to create the combination that’s most suitable for your organization and that maximize your business value. Our top 10 industry posts this week cover all the bases of software development/delivery and dig deep to discover more on the roles of Agile development teams, ITIL in FinServ and the emergence of microservices and containers as buzzwords. As always, stay tuned to all the news coming from @ElectricCloud on DevOps and Continuous Delivery throughout the week and retweet/like to get your top news items featured in our weekly recap!

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No Code/Low Code Platform | @CloudExpo @ProgressSW #LowCode #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:15
Low-code platforms are an important strategy to create all sorts of applications extremely quickly and at a drastically reduced cost. Additionally, they enable building applications that would never have been created in the first place due to cost, time constraints, or lack of expertise. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Thierry Ciot, Software Architect at Progress, will talk about why low code platforms are emerging, what opportunities they create and why they help build responsive and adaptive applications that users really want.

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An Introduction to Docker – Part 1 By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:45
In simple terms, the Docker platform is all about making it easier to create, deploy and run applications by using containers. Containers let developers package up an application with all of the necessary parts, such as libraries and other elements it is dependent upon, and then ship it all out as one package. By keeping an app and associated elements within the container, developers can be sure that the apps will run on any Linux machine no matter what kind of customized settings that machine might have, or how it might differ from the machine that was used for writing and testing the code. This is helpful for developers because it makes it easier to work on the app throughout its life cycle.

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FalconStor to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @FalconStor #BigData #IoT #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 13:30
SYS-CON Events announced today that FalconStor Software® Inc., a 15-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. FalconStor Software®, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading software-defined storage company offering a converged, hardware-agnostic, software-defined storage and data services platform. Its flagship solution FreeStor®, utilizes a horizontal architecture that unlocks a new world of storage opportunities, allowing IT managers, MSPs, and CSPs to maximize efficiencies and lower costs, while taking advantage of public cloud, hybrid cloud, flash storage and software-defined storage.

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Faster, Smarter DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:30
Call it DevOps or not, if you are concerned about releasing more code faster and at a higher quality, the resulting software delivery chain and process will look and smell like DevOps. But for existing development teams, no matter what the velocity objective is, getting from here to there is not something that can be done without a plan. Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. I will discuss some of the benefits and approaches to getting there.

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Global Cloud Security Market | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #Storage #InfoSec

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:45
According to a study the rising number of cloud-specific security attacks are likely to propel the demand for cloud security systems to 20 percent CAGR over the next four years. Adoption of cloud computing services has risen and so have the security risks associated with them. According to a study published by Technavio Research, the rising number of cloud-specific security attacks are likely to propel the demand for cloud security systems over the next few years. Growth has been pegged at 20 percent CAGR over the next four years. According to the study, the usage of cloud-based services require users to reveal their credentials and this is a system prone to identity theft. The study predicts the dominance of American customers (which is at 51 percent at the moment) do decline by 2020 due to saturation in the market.

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Four Questions to Ask Before Adopting IoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:30
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: there’s another side to the Internet that isn’t just about connecting people. The Internet of Things (IoT) is about connecting virtually any “thing” or machine. They could range from personal wearables to smart homes, smart cities’ infrastructure, utilities, transportation, and manufacturing. You’ve probably heard by now; the IoT is far bigger than the Internet of people, and it’s growing fast. Gartner says the IoT will grow 30 percent in 2016, reaching 6.4 billion devices, with more than five million new devices connected daily. It’s expected to continue growing to 20.8 billion devices by 2020.

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A Doctrine for #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:45
In my 30-years in the high tech industry I have often heard the business maxim, “Develop a business strategy first, and then find the technology to support it.” This well-worn business doctrine, I have come to believe in this age of digital transformation, is wrong and it is time to repudiate it. Let me support my argument by first asking a few questions. What came first e-commerce or the Internet? What came first mobile banking, or wireless mobile communications?

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