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Open Hybrid Clouds | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT #ML #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 20:45
The cloud has evolved quickly. Businesses have weighed the perks of private, public, and even hybrid clouds. If those options weren’t enough, here comes the open hybrid cloud. An open hybrid cloud leverages the benefits of accessing data and processes across private and public implementations, while facilitating open source development. It is a model that has expanded within the military. In the search for costs savings, the Department of Defense has experimented with many new cloud models.

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Big Data Predictions for 2016 By @JnanDash | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:15
As every year begins, several experts and analyst firms like to make predictions. Let us try to make some observations in an area much talked about lately – Big Data. So here goes: Big Data quandary will continue as companies try to understand its value to business. Just dumping all kinds of data into a data lake (read Hadoop) is not going to solve anything. There has to be business value on what insights are needed. Therefore much like the Data Warehousing era brought additional tools in the ETL space, there is need for data curation and transformation for practical use besides the analytics piece.

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What Has NIST Done for Me Lately? By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:00
According to a study, 82 percent of federal IT professional respondents reported that they were using the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) cybersecurity framework to improve their security stance. The survey also demonstrated that the document is being used as a stepping stone to a more secure government. When I first read this, my immediate reaction was a resounding, “So what!” These results tell me that US Federal Government agencies are using US Government guidance to do their US Government job. Isn’t that what you would expect? Making an impression on me would require a study across multiple industry verticals. If other industries were voluntarily using the NIST Framework, that would be saying something!

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Speaking Opportunities at @DevOpsSummit | #DevOps #API #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:00
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City, and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.

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IoT's Impact on Smart Buildings | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 14:00
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT’s direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Building actually breathes - immediately flagging overheating in a closet or over cooling in unoccupied hotel rooms.

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Information Security 2016 | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Cybersecurity

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:00
Shot this late last year for Information Security Buzz. What are five information security new year’s resolutions for improving cyber security in 2016 and why?

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DevOps and Automation Bolster Security | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:45
As 2016 has arrived, we reflect upon one of the most debated issues around DevOps in 2015 – Information Security (InfoSec) and compliance. Needless to say, both are critical to an enterprise (especially given past examples of data breaches and looming cybersecurity threats). As a result, the combination of InfoSec and DevOps practices can be viewed as counter-intuitive, since the ability to “go faster” can be seen as a potential risk to security mechanisms in place, and thus harder to ensure compliance and enable auditability.

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A New Market Segment: SDN / NFV | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #SDN #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:30
SDN / NFV may not be new with next gen telcos and data centers but by 2016 it is certainly going to be the new beast in DevOps space. It's a multi-million dollar virgin market, so it's not only those traditional OEMs are in the fray even the DB companies will be entering this new market. Telcos and Data center wants a vendor agnostic network devices and are expected to replace all physical devices including those routers and switches with software devices. This not only drastically brings down the PCB replacement costs and other maintenance charges but the latest release automation tools and technology of DevOps will do radical changes by reducing the overall current service provisioning time from 4-5 months to few hours. In the near future the network administration may not require to have niche skill sets to manage large networks because the latest zero touch release automation technology with GUI based orchestration dashboard will do the network configuration.

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Industrial IoT: IT/OT Convergence | @ThingsExpo #IoT #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 23:15
The Internet of Things or IoT is more than the newest fitness monitor or cool device. It is the process of transparently deploying countless sensors and devices, which produce data that is transformed into valued information. This happens each time a consumer buys a smart device such as a fitness monitor. The consumer knowingly enables the device to monitor an event, such as a run. In turn, the device creates data, e.g., step count, which is transported across the internet to a cloud application. Analytics are then performed on aggregated data, e.g. friends’ data, to create information, e.g. rankings, which is then consumed through human or machine action, e.g. to improve run father, possibly faster.

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Fitbit: The Dangers of Inaccurate M2M Data | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 23:00
Fresh off the Vegas-style hypefest that is the Consumer Electronics Show, fitness wearables darling Fitbit is already in hot water. Numerous customers, furious at the inaccuracies of Fitbit’s devices, filed a national class-action lawsuit on January 5. “Plaintiffs and many consumers like them have experienced—and testing confirms—that the [Fitbit] PurePulse Trackers consistently mis-record heart rates by a very significant margin, particularly during exercise,” the lawsuit alleges. “Far from ‘counting every beat,’ the PurePulse Trackers do not and cannot consistently and accurately record wearers’ heart rates during the intense physical activity for which Fitbit expressly markets them.”

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Dojo Recap – Week Ending January 8, 2016

The Dojo Toolkit - Announcements - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:43
Up next in Dojo 1.x

We were incredibly active over the holidays triaging and working through issues for the Dojo 1.11 release. I personally read all 1300+ open tickets, and made the decision to close about 800 tickets. Given that we are starting to aggressively work on Dojo 2, it was time to be realistic about what we can actually fix, vs. what we need help from the community to fix. As such, I closed about 650 tickets as those which require a contribution or they will not get fixed, and another 150 as things that have already been fixed, or things we were able to fix over the holidays!

My feeling is that in order for the issue tracking system to be useful, it needs to have a manageable number of tickets, so that we can respond to all new issues quickly. I was also able to land nearly 100 pull requests, many of which were from the community. I wish we had been able to get to this a few years ago, and my goal is to get our number of open tickets down to below 200 within the next couple of months.

Ticket Graph

We are now aiming to finish the remaining dozen Dojo 1.11 tickets by the end of the month, do a release candidate, and then release 1.11 in February!

Rather than listing the large number of items that were fixed, I’ll simply provide some relevant links:

Recently in dgrid and dstore

dgrid 1.0 was released this week, as well as dgrid 0.4.1. dstore 1.1.1 was also released at the same time.

Recently in Intern

Work has been done to add several new features to Intern including collapsible test suites in the HTML reporter, support for CodeShip and Bamboo, documentation for driving Intern tests via Gulp, and to allow test suites to be skipped more efficiently.

Experimental work has also started on a refactor of Intern in TypeScript.

Recently in Dojo 2

We’re making further progress on Dojo 2 as well. We’ve made significant progress as follows:

Upcoming Dojo 2 efforts

We are currently working on the initial design document for Dojo 2’s widgets, and continuing to make progress on each package. If you’re interested in helping out in these areas, or other parts of Dojo 2, just let us know, either in the comments or on IRC.

Weekly IRC meeting

We’ve moved the minutes for our meetings for 2016. Meetings are still 9am US Pacific time on Tuesdays, IRC, #dojo-meeting.

Thanks!

Thanks for your help in improving Dojo 1.x and towards Dojo 2!

Categories: Open Source, RIA

Internet of Things: Wi-Fi Emerges as Leading Technology Segment | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 20:00
"Internet-of-Things" (IoT) is touted as the next big thing slated to revolutionize how we communicate online or how we work. The majority of the chatter rising from industries nowadays is focused on how to deploy machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and optimally capitalize on the technology. Simply put, IoT is built on the paradigm of cloud computing and data gathering sensors networks. Hence, it provides instantaneous and mobile virtual connection. Proponents of the technology believe that within a few years IoT will make even the smallest speckle of technology in our lives, "smart'. Be it seaports or road transport systems, soon IoT will transform them into sectors driven by smart technologies.

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DevOps and Automation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ML #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 20:00
Because of the explosive growth of DevOps, there is still a seemingly large amount of confusion on the topic. While I’ve written about this before [link to DevOps article], this article takes a shot at dividing things in a way that we naturally do as users, but vendors often fail to differentiate, simply because “DevOps” is a hot term, and it’s all too often about SEO and AdWords when vendors talk/write.

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Hybrid Cloud – Taming the Digital Dragon | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 19:00
In the Gartner white paper Taming the Digital Dragon, they define the Hybrid Cloud model as an enabling blueprint for digital transformation and leadership. They give it such an elaborate name because their definition goes far beyond the normal industry use of the term, a mix of on-premise and public Cloud computing, whereas Gartner instead defines a Hybrid Cloud business model.

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Enterprise Release Management Resolutions for 2016 By @DaliborSiroky | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 17:00
Happy 2016. To help you think about the Environment Management year ahead, we've assembled a collection of resolutions for you to try out. Resolution #1 - I will plan ahead for environment requirements. Many environment managers operate in a reactive mode. They make some wildly inaccurate forecasts about future demand and they sit on excess capacity throughout the year. When a project needs a new environment they dole out VMs or physical machines to projects, but they rarely think ahead and they rarely base estimates on easily predictable demand.

The post Enterprise Release Management Resolutions for 2016 appeared first on Plutora Inc.

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eCubeSystems Systems to Exhibit at @DevOpsSummit | #DevOps @eCubeSystems

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 17:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, the leading provider of modern development tools and best practices for Continuous Integration on OpenVMS, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware products and development tools that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies turn to eCube Systems to reduce risk, extend ROI and increase productivity as they consolidate existing capabilities and evolve legacy systems to meet modern requirements for productivity, flexibility and modern best practices.

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Five Ways Application Performance Monitoring Will Change in 2016 | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 15:45
The application performance monitoring industry underwent a lot of big changes in 2015. And 2016 won't be any different. From changing consumer behavior to new tools and developments in the application performance space - there's a lot to keep an eye on in the New Year. Here are five ways application performance monitoring will change in 2016: Changing consumers and the device mesh

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PaaS That Enables DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #OpenShift #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 15:15
With containerization using Docker, the orchestration of containers using Kubernetes, the self-service model for provisioning your projects and applications and the workflows we built in OpenShift is the best in class Platform as a Service that enables introducing DevOps into your organization with ease. In his session at DevOps Summit, Veer Muchandi, PaaS evangelist with RedHat, provided a deep dive overview of OpenShift v3 and demonstrated how it helps with DevOps.

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How to Sponsor @WebRTCSummit | @ThingsExpo #IoT #RTC #WebRTC

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 15:00
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.

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Continuous Testing | @DevOpsSummit @Spirent #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 13:00
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software development and delivery pipelines. Software Defined Networks (SDNs) turns the network into a flexible configurable system of software components and connections that is powerful but presents new complexities and challenges for network software development, delivery and deployments.

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