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Security as an Advantage | @CloudExpo @GlobalSign #BigData #IoT #InfoSec

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:00
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.

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[slides] Network-Aware #Orchestration | @CloudExpo #SDN #AI #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 09:30
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing performance and reducing operational risk through standardization and best-practice architectures.

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Massive Content Stores | @CloudExpo @Alfresco #ECM #BPM #IoT #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 09:15
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addressed the challenges of scaling document repositories to this level; architectural approaches for coordinating data; search and storage technologies, Solr, and Amazon storage and database technologies; the breadth of use cases that modern content systems need to support; how to support user applications that require subsecond response times.

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Announcing @TS_Embedded to Exhibit at @ThingsExpo | #IoT #AI #Embedded

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 07:30
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers, computer-on-modules, touch panel computers, peripherals and industrial controllers. They also offer custom configurations and design services. Technologic Systems specializes in the ARM and X86 architectures, FPGA IP-core design, and open-source software support based on Linux, Android, and Windows, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.

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[video] @Covisint's Connected Car Security | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #AI #ML

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 07:00
"There are a lot of security issues with connected vehicles right now. We provide the connected vehicle infrastructure for both Hyundai and OnStar," explained David Miller, Chief Security Officer at Covisint, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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[slides] @VeloCloud's #IoT Networking | @ThingsExpo #WAN #M2M #AI #SDN

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 21:00
Although it has gained significant traction in the consumer space, IoT is still in the early stages of adoption in enterprises environments. However, many companies are working on initiatives like Industry 4.0 that includes IoT as one of the key disruptive technologies expected to reshape businesses of tomorrow. The key challenges will be availability, robustness and reliability of networks that connect devices in a business environment. Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is expected to play a key role in overcoming these challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Wood, vice president for VeloCloud Networks, discussed how SD-WAN can offer a simple, agile, cost-effective approach for enterprise IoT networks.

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[video] @ImpigerTech's Roadmaps | @CloudExpo #Mobile #IoT #AI #ML #DL

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 20:45
"We're a custom software development company. We do enterprise solutions, mobility and cloud," explained Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Blockchain and Smart Contracts | @CloudExpo #FinTech #Bitcoin #Blockchain

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 20:45
Blockchain is certainly the rage. No matter the industry, you can’t seem to have a technology discussion before the topic is raised. According to Gartner’s latest hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ Approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just this year, according to PwC executive Seamus Cushley. While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is being taken very seriously across industries and cannot be ignored.

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A Simple Trick For Faster Apps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #ML #WebPerf

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:30
I am often humbled by the depth of insight of those who toil in the trenches of the enterprise data center. At our Agility conference back in August, my cohort and I gave a presentation on the State of Application Delivery. One of the interesting tidbits of data we offered was that, over the course of the past year, our iHealth data shows a steady and nearly even split of HTTP and HTTPS traffic. To give you an example, my data from October was derived from over 3 million (3, 087, 211 to be precise) virtual servers. Of those, roughly 32% were configured to support HTTP, and another 30% were supporting HTTPS.

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Digital Business Architecture | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 12:00
IT leaders face a monumental challenge. They must figure out how to sort through the cacophony of new technologies, buzzwords, and industry hype to find the right digital path forward for their organizations. And they simply cannot afford to fail. Those organizations that are fastest to the right digital path will be the ones that win. The path forward, however, is strewn with the legacy of decisions made long ago — often before any of the current leadership team assumed their roles. While it’s fun to think about the future with a green-field mindset, that’s not reality for IT leaders sitting in the trenches.

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Holistic View of #SDLC and #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #CD #Scrum

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 20:45
If you haven’t heard yet, CollabNet just put out some very big news for managing and gaining value from DevOps. We introduced CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) — a platform designed exclusively for providing a single pane of glass, dashboard, and traceability views across your DevOps toolchain and processes from planning to operations and that can be traced back to planning and development.

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Crossing the Line from Virtual to Real | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #AI #Sensors

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 20:15
I was on a high-rise construction site 34-floors above the city. I was talking to the construction crew when a fight broke out. There was an explosion and the floor collapsed. I removed the virtual reality (VR) goggles and laughed. It was so real. The VR solutions provided an incredible experience, almost like being there. As good as my experience was, it was not reality. It was a controlled pre-programmed experience - a notional idea. Today, however, VR and sensor technologies enable a notional idea to become reality – a Real-Reality.

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Fusion to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @FusionConnectSM #IoT #SDN #AI #ML

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 19:45
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry’s single source for the cloud. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, cloud connectivity, and cloud computing. Fusion’s innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower our customers’ cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability, and speed of deployment.

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Top Five Content Management Challenges | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 19:15
This is a guest post from Cloudinary, a cloud-based image and video management solution. We are always looking for ways to help companies deliver digital experiences that will meet customers expectations in terms of content and performance. Tackling these 5 challenges is a good step towards delivering a top-notch digital experience. We are in the midst of a great evolution when it comes to website design. Formerly text-heavy sites now rely on eye-catching images and video to draw in visitors, improve engagement rates and drive readership. These results are proven. Articles with relevant images get 94 percent more total views, according to digital marketing expert Jeff Bullas. And images are vital to websites influencing page views and user engagement for news articles, press material, local search, eCommerce, and social media.

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[slides] Choosing the Right AWS Services | @CloudExpo @BMCSoftware #Cloud #Storage #APM #Monitoring

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 16:45
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. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Moran, a Senior Architect, TrueSight R&D, at BMC Software, shared those lessons learned and how to balance cost control with the many choices of service, storage, and compute paradigms.

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Implementing DevOps, Step 1: Buy T-Shirts… | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 15:15
I was walking down the street in Toronto one morning juggling a large tray of Tim Horton's coffee. Standing at a busy corner, waiting for the walk signal, I overheard the following conversation: Woman: "I can't believe they delivered the new application with all those options. No one said they'd be live." Man: "I know. I made the changes last week, and for some reason, they went into QA but weren't tested. So I assumed that we weren't rolling them out."

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Serverless | @CloudExpo #Serverless #IoT #ML #Lambda #OpenWhisk

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 13:45
About a year ago we tuned into “the need for speed” and how a concept like "serverless computing” was increasingly catering to this. We are now a year further and the term “serverless” is taking on unexpected proportions. With some even seeing it as the successor to cloud in general or at least as a successor to the clouds’ poorer cousin in terms of revenue, hype and adoption: PaaS. The question we need to ask is whether this constitutes an example of Hype Hopping: to effortlessly pivot to the next new thing once the previous one turns out to be just a bit less attractive and certainly a lot more complex then we all thought at first. The Gartner Hype Cycle has been calling this for years the trough of disillusionment, a valley that only the strongest of innovations manage to pass in order to reach the slope of enlightenment or even the plateau of productivity that lies beyond.

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[slides] Analyzing #IoT Data | @ThingsExpo @OnProcess #BigData #Analytics

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 07:30
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, discussed recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model for spare parts forecasting and inventory planning using connected-product failure predictability. He showed how, by analyzing IoT data, you can slash both costly inventory stock and stock-outs, and meet heightened customer expectations for repairs and uptime.

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Cloud-Native Apps | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter #SDN #IoT #M2M #API

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 22:15
We've come across a lot of talk about "cloud-native" apps lately. (They even have their own foundation!) Developers build these apps specifically to run on a cloud-based infrastructure, with the kind of user interface we all expect from our apps now. Cloud-native applications are scalable, usable and flexible, usually packaged using containers. It's a step further in the cloud computing journey, and a step away from the way we used to conceive of apps. Application development happened for many years inside an IT bubble, with a long development and deployment lifecycle. They were used only in-house, on desktop computers, which were also on a strict, and non-agile, refresh cycle.

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Speed and Agility in the Age of IoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Agile #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 21:15
Hewlett Packard Enterprise advanced across several fronts at HPE Discover 2016 in London, making inroads into hybrid IT, Internet of Things, and on to the latest advances in memory-based computer architecture. A leaner, more streamlined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) advanced across several fronts at HPE Discover 2016 in London, making inroads into hybrid IT, Internet of Things (IoT), and on to the latest advances in memory-based computer architecture. All the innovations are designed to help customers address the age of digital disruption with speed, agility, and efficiency.

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