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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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Asymmetric Warfare Includes Cyberwarfare By @JamesCarlini | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 19:15
This is an excerpt of some concepts from his upcoming book, NANOKRIEG: BEYOND BLITZKRIEG, a book covering the changes in Military Infrastructure, Strategies and Tactics needed to win the War on Terrorism. It includes chapters on cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare. With the latest terrorist occurrences in Brussels, Belgium, and Paris, France, on hard targets, we tend to equate terrorism with overt acts of small groups in shootings, stabbings, and bombings of people in order to disrupt their day-to-day lives and create fear in a region’s economy.

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Lifeguards Use Drones? | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:15
Drones have actually been around for quite some time, even though the recent "lift-off" of commercial applications has vaulted the technology further into the spotlight. I've started seeing some incredible uses of the technology and how not only businesses will benefit, but people as well. For example, lifeguards and emergency responders have started flying drones as another means to quickly assist swimmers in trouble. By dropping a life jacket as soon as possible, distressed swimmers can get assistance quickly while further assistance is in pursuit of reaching the swimmer in the water. In the same vein, another reason lifeguards are flying drones is to identify and monitor other threats to beachgoers such as sharks. This will lead into drones enabling automatic warning systems when sharks get closer to the swim zones, and warn lifeguards to deploy means to both repel sharks and notify others in the surrounding area.

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How New Technology Trends Disrupt the Very Nature of Business By @Dana_Gardner | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:30
Major new trends in technology are translating into disruption, and for the innovative business -- opportunity. The next BriefingsDirect technology innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on how major new trends in technology are translating into disruption, and for the innovative business -- opportunity. From invisible robots, to drones as data servers -- from virtual reality to driverless cars -- technology innovation is faster than ever, impacting us everywhere, broadening our knowledge, and newly augmenting processes and commerce. We'll now explore the ways that these technology innovations translate into business impacts, and how consumers and suppliers of services and goods can best prepare.

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DevOps and Hybrid Infrastructure Synergy By @Kevin_Jackson | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:45
The definition of DevOps emphasizes collaboration and communication between software developers and other IT professionals while automating the software delivery and infrastructure change process. While agile software development and the use of automated infrastructure configuration tools stand proudly in the DevOps spotlight, little has been said about the actual infrastructure that modern tools such as Puppet and Chef automate.

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SuperAdmins to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @SuperAdm1ns #DataCenter #Storage

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:30
SYS-CON Events announced today that SuperAdmins 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. SuperAdmins specializes in providing high-quality IT infrastructure services for MSPs, hosting and cloud providers. Services they offer include 24/7 NOC - Remote monitoring of the key equipment/services.

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Industrial Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:00
Throughout history, industrial revolutions have hinged on the power of automating processes. While automation today offers many benefits, imagine if you could automate thousands – or even millions – of processes simultaneously? This is the next potential wave of innovation, and it’s the organizations that are “geographically dispersed” or “automation heavy” that will benefit the most. While long-range communications and connectivity have become increasingly easier to attain, businesses need to be able to break down their isolated islands of automation in industry to achieve comprehensive and connected automation at scale. For example, there always has been a clear line dividing operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) networks. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) blurs that line as industrial operations head in the direction of complete connectivity for all devices on a network - including those remotely located in the field. With new dedicated access layer platforms, IoT data can be analyzed, acted upon and transmitted from anywhere in an Industrial IoT (IIoT) network.

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Interoute @CloudExpo Bronze Sponsor | @Interoute #IoT #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:30
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centers across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities.

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State of 5th DevOps Report By @RealGeneKim | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:15
As I have mentioned many times, I’ve learned more doing this project than any project in my professional career. This has been a four-year collaboration with Jez Humble and Dr. Nicole Forsgren, as well as Nigel Kersten and Alanna Brown from Puppet Labs. "I only got four hours of sleep last night. I woke up after an anxiety dream about deadlocks in the database." Anyone who has run an online service probably knows this feeling. And this is what Jez Humble wrote on our Slack channel, 24 hours before the launch of the 5th annual State of DevOps Survey. As I have mentioned many times, I've learned more doing this project than any project in my professional career. This has been a four-year collaboration with Jez Humble and Dr. Nicole Forsgren, as well as Nigel Kersten and Alanna Brown from Puppet Labs.

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TestLeft from @SmartBear | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousIntegration

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:45
SmartBear Software has announced a new developer focused test automation tool, TestLeft. The tool enables developers working in an Agile and continuous delivery environment to create robust tests within IDEs, which helps reduce test creation and maintenance time. “We are very excited about opportunities SmartBear’s TestLeft will bring to our testing organization,” said Brian Schaffer, Director Automated Testing at Interactive Intelligence. “Combining the best UI object recognition in the industry with extremely fast intelli-sense, the power of .NET framework and benefits of a strongly typed object oriented language will give us an opportunity to make our functional UI tests faster and more maintainable than ever before.”

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Andi Mann @DevOpsSummit Chair | @AndiMann #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:45
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to 'DevOps at Cloud Expo 2016' as Conference Chair The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at @DevOpsSummit and Cloud Expo tell the world how they can leverage this emerging disruptive trend." Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant. Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology - published in USA Today, New York Times, Forbes, CIO, and Wall Street Journal; presented at Gartner ITxpo, VMworld, CA World, Interop, Cloud Expo, and DevOps Summit; participated and hosted interviews for radio, television, webcasts, podcasts, and live events; and more.

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Spread the DevOps Virus | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:15
Today most enterprises are undergoing massive shifts under the name digital transformation. Let’s say you successfully navigate this transformation. Will you be done? Of course not – change will be ongoing and even accelerating. So, is it good enough to struggle through one transformation after another? Or is the more strategic decision to become better able to deal with such change – in other words, to be more agile?

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There’s No C in DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @XebiaLabs #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 16:15
These days I mostly make my living as a consultant. Consultants in general are probably not the best loved group in the world. It is common to think of consultants wafting-in to your organization, telling you things that you already know and advising you to “change your culture”, whatever that means. Subsequently they depart, no-doubt with a fat fee, and leave you as you were before with the same problems and no progress made.

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Formation Data to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @FormationDS #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:15
SYS-CON Events announced today that Formation Data Systems, a company revolutionizing enterprise storage, 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. Formation Data Systems enables organizations to realize transformative benefits of modern, software-defined storage to address the challenges faced by customers deploying traditional and modern applications. The revolutionary FormationOne™ Dynamic Storage Platform combines the agility, flexibility and simplicity of public cloud approaches with the control, security and flexibility of private datacenter storage. FormationOne has been built for Enterprise IT, SaaS application providers, and service providers, seeking ways to transform the agility and economics of their storage and data management environment.

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IoT and #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:00
Let us face it, there are many technological innovations taking place right now and we’re not short of buzzwords. Some years ago it was the cloud, last year was Big Data and this year it seems to be the Internet of Things. Beneath all the noise, what matters is whether these things are truly game changers or just noise. Let's take a look at the reality. Back in the days of our ancestors, the Neanderthals, there was probably a lot of hype around as well. New spear design, new flint stones (not the cartoons), or arrowheads must have made waves. This passed down the ages and possibly a few thousand years ago created hype around things like the invention of the wheel and irrigation systems. A few hundred years ago, innovation moved more into warfare and technology inventions such as better weapon design, the invention of gunpowder and maybe better ways to identify disease.

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