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Snowflake Computing Announces Partnership with Looker | @BigDataExpo @SnowflakeDB #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/26/2016 - 16:15
Snowflake Computing has announced a technology and go-to-market partnership with Looker, the business intelligence platform for data-driven companies, to leverage the cloud and bring powerful, self-service analytic insights at any scale to customers without the complexity and inflexibility of conventional solutions. Building on the native integration between Looker’s business intelligence platform and the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse™, this partnership will further extend the ability of Looker users to take advantage of unique Snowflake capabilities, provide easy deployment of Snowflake with Looker and accelerate market adoption.

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Broadcom Expands Enterprise Storage Connectivity | @CloudExpo @Broadcom #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 16:00
Broadcom Limited has announced its new family of Emulex® Gen 6 Fibre Channel host bus adapters to address the demanding enterprise data storage requirements of flash storage arrays, virtualized and cloud datacenters. Data centers are rapidly deploying flash arrays to accelerate storage performance, but have ended up moving the performance bottleneck from the hard drive to the storage network. Gen 6 Fibre Channel alleviates the network bottleneck and enables data centers to get maximum ROI from their flash storage investments. Using industry-standard TPC-H benchmarks, research firm Demartek found that when Emulex Gen 6 HBAs were connected to an all-flash array, data warehousing transactions were completed in one-fourth the time compared to 8GFC (Gen 4) HBAs, and approximately half the time compared to Gen 5 (16GFC) HBAs, improving business operations and time-to-revenue.

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CollabNet Reports 31 Percent Increase in New Business for FY 2015 | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 14:30
in sales with existing customers. CollabNet experienced strong demand for its TeamForge platform that helps Enterprises and Government organizations adopt and manage enterprise-scale Agile and DevOps initiatives. “We see strong momentum because more organizations are creating software in order to compete and differentiate their offerings. CollabNet is well positioned to help those customers build and deploy quality software faster than ever,” said Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet. “Our TeamForge product and service offerings deliver enterprise software collaboration, integration, and visibility to an expanded marketplace that must efficiently manage distributed Agile implementations and, increasingly, DevOps initiatives.”

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StreamAnalytix from @ImpetusTech Selected for @Hortonworks DataFlow | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 14:30
Impetus Technologies has announced that StreamAnalytix™ has been selected by Hortonworks® as a complementary solution to provide real-time streaming capabilities for the new version of Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™). HDF powered by Apache NiFi is an integrated platform to collect, conduct and curate real-time data, moving it from any source to any destination. StreamAnalytix is the industry's first open-source based, enterprise-grade, multi-engine platform for rapid and easy development of real-time streaming analytics applications.

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Cryptzone Unveils AppGate XDP 2.0 | @CloudExpo @Cryptzone #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:15
Cryptzone has announced version 2.0 of AppGate XDP, Cryptzone’s dynamic, secure access control platform that dramatically reduces the attack surface for all users across applications and data hosted both on-premises and in the cloud. Traditional security tools like VPNs, firewalls, and NACs are labor-intensive to manage, and provide all-or-nothing access, giving authenticated users overly broad network access and allowing wide-reaching breaches. AppGate XDP provides a simpler way – establishing secure, encrypted tunnels between users and authorized network resources. Everything else on the network is invisible and unreachable, regardless of where it is hosted, closing the door on attackers. Because AppGate XDP automatically adjusts access decisions based on policy and user context, the business obtains the agility it needs without overloading IT and Security teams.

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The Future of Storage Is a Cold Core and Hot Edge | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 18:00
451 Research recently published its 2016 Enterprise Storage Outlook in which both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft become top 5 enterprise storage vendors by 2017. Further, AWS surges from 6th place to 2nd place while NetApp plummets from 2nd place to 6th place. Spending on public cloud storage over doubles between 2015 and 2017 while spending on on-premises storage falls over 17%.

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Announcing @ChetuInc to Exhibit at @ThingsExpo New York | #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 16:15
SYS-CON Events announced today that Chetu Inc., a worldwide leader in custom software solutions for niche businesses, software-defined storage and data services platform, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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Who’s Your Betamax of IoT Standards? | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 13:30
In the world of IoT/IIoT an explosion of standards has fallen upon us. While we all can agree that standards are what binds our current communication infrastructures together, it does take time for the victorious standard to rise to the top of adoption. Some of us remember the battle that arose in the video tape arena between VHS and Betamax. While Betamax's claim to fame was the superior picture, VHS had the longer recording time and a larger backing from the industry. In the end VHS won. And who can remember the tale of HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray, token-ring vs 10Base-T or WiMax vs LTE?

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Cloud-Based Backup | @CloudExpo #BigData #DataCenter #Storage

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 22:15
Many organizations today require 24x7 access to the data they need to run their operations. According to a recent survey, when IT teams modernize their data centers, high-speed recovery and data loss avoidance are the two most sought-after capabilities. Eliminating any “availability gap” is the aim; however, cost and lack of skills are often a roadblock.

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[session] Zap the Zombies and So Much More By @BMCSoftware | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 19:45
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that an estimated 10 million zombie servers worldwide burn energy equal to the output of 8 large power plants. You might be wondering what’s burning in your data center? How can you confidently identify a zombie server from infrastructure that supports critical services? In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michelle Kerby, the Sr. Director for BMC Software Solutions Marketing, will discuss how automated asset discovery and dependency mapping can give IT a holistic view of all enterprise assets and the relationships between those assets. In minutes, IT can link infrastructure and software to how it impacts the business to optimize capacity, ensure stronger security and improve service, change and problem management. Make smart IT decisions to zap the zombies.

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A Digital Transformation Doctrine Is Required By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 19:30
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 commerce, or wireless mobile communications? What came first the commercial airline industry or the airplane? What came first armored knights being used as shock troops, or stirrups? Stirrups of course! Technology innovations have a long history of appearing first, and then doctrines evolving slowly later. What we are learning, however, is if your outdated business doctrines are dictating the speed of your technology adoptions - you are in big trouble! The world is moving much too fast and organizations must now align the tempo of their business doctrine evolution with the pace of technology innovations and customer adoptions.

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Performance Testing for Modern Apps By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 18:15
The performance of your application affects your business more than you might think. Top engineering organizations think of performance not as a nice-to-have, but as a crucial feature of their product. Unfortunately, most engineering teams do not regularly test the performance and scalability of their infrastructure. To understand how to test performance in modern applications, you must start by understanding performance is key to a great user experience. The reality is the only performance metric that matters is the user’s perceived load time.

The post Performance Testing for Modern Apps appeared first on Application Performance Monitoring Blog | AppDynamics.

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HPE Tapping the Potential of DevOps By @Dana_Gardner | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:45
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE's) internal engineering and IT organizations are exploiting the values and benefits of DevOps methods and practices. The next BriefingsDirect DevOps innovator case study discussion explores how Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE's) internal engineering and IT organizations are exploiting the values and benefits of DevOps methods and practices. To help us better understand how DevOps significantly aids in the task of product and technology development, please welcome James Chen, Vice President of Product Development and Engineering at HPE. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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AlphaGo vs. You: Not a Fair Fight By @ShellyPalmer | @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 15:00
What made move 37 so interesting is that no one expected it. It was early in game two of the million-dollar Google DeepMind Challenge Match, and AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by Google, placed its 19th stone on a part of the game board that no human Go master would have considered. Some called it a “mistake.” Others called it “creative” and “unique.” But considering that AlphaGo went on to win its third game in a row against one of the strongest Go players in the world, the move should probably have been called what it really was: “intuitive.”

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The Largest #WebRTC Resource Launched By @ThingsExpo | #IoT #RTC

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 12:15
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here

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What If This Is the Most Important Thing the Government Can Do to Enhance Our Cybersecurity? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 19:15
In December 1998 when transitioning into a job doing intelligence support to DoD computer network defense, one of my mentors reminded me of a Reagan-era publication that helped the public better understand the Soviet threat called "Soviet Military Power." This document was based on the intelligence. It provided the best possible understanding of Soviet military hardware and operational concepts but was produced at an unclassified level so it could be broadly disseminated. My mentor was making the point to me that in my new role leading intelligence support to operational cyber defense I should champion something analogous in the cyber security domain.

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Hidden Lessons of Incident Management By @JasonHand | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 19:00
One of the most common early goals of implementing DevOps principles is a deep understanding of our systems in a stable state. However, this objective is not a “once and done” effort. It is important to continuously circle back in some form (a feedback loop) as changes are introduced. It’s an ongoing exercise for an entire organization as our processes, tools, and teams improve continuously over time.

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Software Delivery Nirvana | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 15:15
If you’re not employing DevOps tools and methods, chances are your software delivery deployment practices look something like this: It takes you weeks, sometimes months to deploy new software to production. You test for bugs and try to pinpoint why your deployment only works in the development environment and not the production one. Because your development and operational teams are separated, there is a lack of clear communication and instruction between the two, leading to a wide range of inefficiencies.

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Who Owns Your Customer Database in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 12:30
The question of who owns the data is partly determined by the kind of cloud infrastructure that is in place for your business. The advantages that cloud based hosting brings needs to reiteration. Cloud hosting is infinitely scalable, needs radically lower CapEx and with distributed hosting, it is much more fail-proof than data hosted on your premise. But the recent legal spar between Apple and the US government has brought the limelight once again back on the debate about ownership of data. In the case of Apple, the fight is over decrypting the iPhone used by a criminal in order for the government to hack in. But the case may as well be between law enforcement and a web host over data stored by your customers on your startup service.

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New Relic Delivers Innovations for IT Operations Teams | @CloudExpo @NewRelic #Cloud #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 12:30
New Relic, Inc. has announced a set of new features across the New Relic Software Analytics Cloud that offer IT operations teams increased visibility, and the ability to diagnose and resolve performance problems quickly. The new features further IT operations teams’ ability to leverage data and analytics, as well as drive collaboration and a common, shared understanding between teams. Software teams are under pressure to resolve performance issues quickly and improve availability, as the complexity of software architectures they manage ranges from more traditional on-premises IT systems to those now including public cloud. The New Relic Software Analytics Cloud provides a comprehensive monitoring platform allowing software teams to work together to monitor from different perspectives for any technology stack. For IT operations this includes proactively monitoring and identifying issues that may impact the performance of critical applications, understanding which customers may be impacted, and enabling them to collaborate with developers and DevOps teams to address an issue.

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