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Peak 10 Completes Data Center Expansions | @CloudExpo @Peak_Ten #Cloud #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:00
Peak 10 has announced that it has completed a 20,000 square foot expansion of its Cincinnati-area data center, a 6,000 square foot expansion of its data center campus in Charlotte’s University Research Park, and added a pair of seasoned executives to its leadership team. This further propels the company on its aggressive growth trajectory to meet the rising demand for flexible hybrid IT strategies and solutions across its enterprise customer base. Cincinnati is home to companies like Kroger, Proctor & Gamble, and GE. The expansion of Peak 10’s facility, located in West Chester, OH, was driven by the increasing demand for its IT infrastructure solutions. Since first entering the Cincinnati market in 2008, Peak 10 has seen steady customer growth, primarily in the industries of healthcare, manufacturing and technology. The company serves hundreds of area customers, including Gorilla Glue, CareStar and Aero Fulfillment Services.

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Pentaho Ends Machine Learning Gridlock | @BigDataExpo @Pentaho #ML #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:00
Pentaho has announced orchestration capabilities that streamline the entire machine learning workflow and enable teams of data scientists, engineers and analysts to train, tune, test and deploy predictive models. Pentaho’s Data Integration and analytics platform ends the ‘gridlock’ associated with machine learning by enabling smooth team collaboration, maximizing limited data science resources and putting predictive models to work on big data faster – regardless of use case, industry, or language – whether models were built in R, Python, Scala or Weka.

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Four Best Practices for Agile API Load Testing | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Agile

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 13:00
One important organizational point of Agile API delivery is the concept of a team producing a usable version - which should result in the improved alignment of development, QA, and technical operations teams. Perhaps an even larger benefit of Agile is that it allows teams to effectively manage change in both external and software functionality, while simultaneously accelerating the development of quality software. Part of the challenge with managing this change, however, is providing quick feedback on when the change in software happens, and its resulting impact.

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[session] @Midokura to Present #IoT and #EdgeComputing | @ThingsExpo #AI

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 02:30
There are 66 million network cameras capturing terabytes of data. How did factories in Japan improve physical security at the facilities and improve employee productivity? Edge Computing reduces possible kilobytes of data collected per second to only a few kilobytes of data transmitted to the public cloud every day. Data is aggregated and analyzed close to sensors so only intelligent results need to be transmitted to the cloud. Non-essential data is recycled to optimize storage.

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Hitrons IoT to Exhibit at @ThingsExpo New York | @HSItweets #IoT #M2M

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 01:30
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.

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[session] Alexa, Manage My Storage | @CloudExpo @Tintri #IoT #AI #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 22:15
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with Tintri's web services architecture and APIs. Impress your DevOps team with smart and autonomous infrastructure.

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Why You Should Build Your Supply Chain from the Customer Up | @CloudExpo #SaaS #Cloud #Agile

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:00
Satisfying customers and winning their loyalty is the foundation that every successful business is built upon. Delivering a consistently excellent experience builds a level of customer intimacy that will set your business apart from the competition. Consider that 80% of your company’s future revenue will come from just 20% of your existing customers, according to Gartner. The supply chain landscape is shifting, as customer expectations soar and new services and software bring greater complexity. There’s a great deal of pressure to maintain operational excellence, integrate disruptive new technologies, and innovate for a superior customer experience. Tying these disparate threads together requires responsive Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO).

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[video] @Ericsson #IoT with @EsmeSwartz | @ThingsExpo @EricssonIT #M2M

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 13:00
"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

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Cloud and Virtualization | @CloudExpo @SHD_9 #PaaS #SaaS #AI #SDN #SDS

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 02:15
As today’s businesses increasingly turn to the cloud to run their operations, seasoned enterprise technology professionals may recognize a familiar pattern. Years ago, virtualization emerged as a transformational technology with a similar pattern of business drivers; initially the promise of significant cost savings justified deployments. Just as virtualization evolved from a tactical cost-saving technology into a corporate strategy enabling enterprises to be responsive to changing business demands, cloud computing is following a similar path.

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Bad PR Might Sink #ArtificialIntelligence | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #ML #DL

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 23:15
On the one hand, AI is perhaps the most revolutionary set of innovations since the transistor. But on the other, the bad press surrounding it continues to mount, perhaps even faster than the innovations themselves. This PR storm impacts enterprises as well, as AI promises to change the role technology plays for every industry on this planet. That is, unless the killer robots do us in first.

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[session] #ChatOps for #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @Addteq #AI #CD #SDN

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 03:15
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infrastructure/applications, self-remediation workflows, integrating monitoring and complimenting integrations between Atlassian tools and other top tools in the industry.

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Microservices Set to Unleash Application Release Tsunami | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 18:00
Pressure on application release cycles over the last few years has been steadily mounting. Thanks to increased demand for mobile computing applications, many organizations have significantly quickened the pace at which they develop custom applications. Looking over the horizon, however, it’s also apparent that the rate at which applications will be released and updated is about to exponentially increase as more and more organizations are moving to embrace microservices architectures.

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2017 Predictions: Cloud-Based Software Development Accelerates | @CloudExpo #SaaS #Cloud #Security

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 14:45
Adoption and use of cloud-based software engineering platforms will accelerate in 2017. Teams have been working in the cloud for a few years now, but in 2017, the trend will gain far more momentum as senior engineering staff and service providers realize and document the benefits of cloud-based development gains. Adoption will not be limited to open source or Microsoft solutions as all software engineering tool stacks are moving quickly to catch the adoption wave. Leading application lifecycle management companies are already delivering enhanced SaaS platforms for issue and backlog management, source code management, IDEs and testing, allowing for greater control among and between teams and environments. The elimination of "well, it worked on my machine" or "we fixed that bug last release" can be achieved by well-integrated and managed SaaS software engineering environments.

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Hang on Healthcare; 2017 Promises to Be Another Thrill Ride of a Year | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Analytics

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 14:00
2016 was a year of dips and dives, twists and turns. Judging by the first couple of weeks of the new year, it’s reasonable to expect 2017 will be another roller coaster year for providers, patients, suppliers and payers. As president and CMO of LeanTaaS, a growth-stage innovator of cloud-based solutions for healthcare, I have a front-car seat in partnership with the 30+ leading health systems with which we work all over the country.

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[session] #IoT's “Smart” Sea Change | @ThingsExpo @JohnCrupi #AI #M2M

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 13:15
Now that the world has connected “things,” we need to build these devices as truly intelligent in order to create instantaneous and precise results. This means you have to do as much of the processing at the point of entry as you can: at the edge. The killer use cases for IoT are becoming manifest through AI engines on edge devices. An autonomous car has this dual edge/cloud analytics model, producing precise, real-time results. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Crupi, Vice President and Engineering System Architect at Greenwave Systems, will discuss how as more smart, AI-enabled “things” operate at the edges of our networks, we’ll see things moving beyond being connected and into actively embodying intelligence.

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[slides] The Right #AWS Services | @CloudExpo @BMCSoftware #TrueSight

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 08:00
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service.

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[session] #FinTech Analytics | @CloudExpo @KineticaDB #Bitcoin #Blockchain

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 01:45
The financial services market is one of the most data-driven industries in the world, yet it’s bogged down by legacy CPU technologies that simply can’t keep up with the task of querying and visualizing billions of records. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jared Parker, Director of Financial Services at Kinetica, will discuss how the advent of advanced in-database analytics on the GPU makes it possible to run sophisticated data science workloads on the same database that is housing the rich information needed to drive trading decisions. With the unique multi-core architecture of the GPU, financial computations can be processed efficiently and quickly, making it ideal for financial services streaming datasets. He will share how several financial institutions’ quantitative science groups are specifically using GPUs to accelerate analytics, deep learning/machine learning, and converging AI and BI.

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Software Defined, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage Fundamentals | @CloudExpo #SDN #Cloud #Storage

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 21:15
Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage fundamentals page part of the objectstoragecenter.com micro site collection of resources. Software defined, Bulk, Cloud and Object Storage exist to support expanding and diverse application data demands. There are various types of cloud, bulk and object storage including public services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3), Google, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, Rackspace among many others. There are also solutions for hybrid and private deployment from Cisco, DDN, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Noobaa, OpenStack, Quantum, Rackspace, Scality, Seagate, Spectra, Storpool, Suse, Swift and WD among others.

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Rejecting Systems of Intelligence Has Consequences | @CloudExpo #AI #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:30
Amazon knows me. Oh boy, do they know me! Our dog thinks the deliveryman is part of our family. Amazon knows what I like, and does their very best to create a wonderful and personalized experience for us by using their "system of intelligence" to provide it. Amazon Prime membership now offers movies, music and audio books in addition to other membership services all tailored to my family and me. Alexa, Amazon's hit home bot, can be set-up to automate my home and much more to enhance convenience and comfort. All of these offerings and services are designed to improve and personalize my experiences so I will feel inclined to increase my business, loyalty and commitment to Amazon.

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How Cloud Startups Have Reinvented Business Development | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:00
A growing number of BDMs (business development) today have a technology or product marketing background. Their role - increase product reach through piggyback marketing. The job description of BDM is pretty straight-forward - find new opportunities for your business. They play an important role in the direction a company takes. This includes identifying new markets to venture into, new partnerships to build, identifying new products or services that the company could launch and finally figuring out new ways to reach existing markets.

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