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The Art of Scale with Microservices | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 16:00
Microservice architectures are the new hotness, even though they aren't really all that different (in principle) from the paradigm described by SOA (which is dead, or not dead, depending on whom you ask). One of the things this decompositional approach to application architecture does is encourage developers and operations (some might even say DevOps) to re-evaluate scaling strategies. In particular, the notion is forwarded that an application should be built to scale and then infrastructure should assist where necessary.

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Connected Cars and Connected Clouds By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:30
In recent years, we’ve watched mobile, cloud technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) enable increased connectivity for every network and every industry, ranging from connected cars to commercial vehicles and fleet management to smart cities to data centers. At MWC, it was clear that professionals in these areas are continuing to make strides in their fields. Below are a few of the major developments we noticed and look forward to hearing more as 2015 progresses.

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Is the Cloud Disrupting the CIO? By @EFeatherston | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:15
Technology today seems to be moving at breakneck speeds. This speed of change is creating tectonic shifts in how businesses operate and leverage technology to achieve their goals. The convergence of key disruptive technologies (i.e., social, mobile, analytics, and cloud) is what Gartner refers to as the nexus of forces. Cloud is an underpinning of this nexus. How is this disruption impacting the CIO? Does the role change in the face of all these forces, or is it just a continuation of what the CIO is (or should be) doing already? Let’s take a deeper look at how the cloud may be changing how the CIO operates and what is needed to succeed in what seems to be a constant state of disruption.

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Integrate Network Services By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 01:15
Polymorphism is a concept central to object-oriented programming. The notion of polymorphism is used to extend the capabilities of a basic object, like a mammal, to specific implementations, like cats or dogs or honey badgers, even though they don't care about such technical distinctions. A good example of this is cats and dogs, which are both of the type "mammal" but that "speak" in a different voice.

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James Casey VP of Engineering at @Chef | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:00
Chef announced that James Casey has been appointed Vice President of Engineering. Casey has more than a decade of experience managing engineering and operations for CERN and is a three-year Chef veteran. Casey brings deep expertise in DevOps practices, as well as an innate understanding of the needs of Chef customers and the community. Casey will oversee the quality and cadence of product development for Chef's engineering and operations teams, and will report to Chef CEO Barry Crist.

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Solgenia to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY & Silicon Valley | @Solgenia_Corp [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Solgenia is the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions. Designed to “Bridge the Gap” between Personal and Professional Social, Mobile and Cloud user experiences, our solutions help large and medium-sized organizations dramatically improve productivity, reduce collaboration costs, and increase the overall enterprise value by bringing collaboration and infrastructure solutions to the Cloud. Based on innovative patented technologies that support Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud models, all our products offer ease of use, platform neutrality and mobile ubiquity. Solgenia products and solutions are used by 3500 plus companies worldwide.

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Internet of Things and Mobile Communications By @LMacVittie | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:00
There's a lot of focus on the performance of mobile communications given the incredible rate at which mobile is outpacing legacy PC (did you ever think we'd see the day when we called it that?) usage. There's been tons of research on the topic ranging from the business impact (you really can lose millions of dollars per second of delay) to the technical mechanics of how mobile communications is impacted by traditional factors like bandwidth and RTT. Spoiler: RTT is more of a factor than is bandwidth in improving mobile app performance.

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What Ops Needs to Know about HTTP/2 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:00
So HTTP/2 is official. That means all the talking is (finally) done and after 16 years of waiting, we've got ourselves a new lingua franca of the web. Okay, maybe that's pushing it, but we do have a new standard to move to that offers some improvements in the areas of resource management and performance that make it definitely worth taking a look at. For example, HTTP/2 is largely based on SPDY (that's Google's SPDY, for those who might have been heads down in the data center since 2009 and missed its introduction) which has proven, in the field, to offer some nice performance benefits. Since its introduction in 2009, SPDY has moved through several versions, resulting in the current (and according to Google, last) version of 3.1, has shown real improvements in page load times mostly due to a combination of reduction in round trip times (RTT) and use of header compression.

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Application Analytics By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit [#APM #DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:00
In my last blog post, I made a case for the powerful combo of APM and Analytics that you shouldn’t miss out on. Today, I’m going to explain what I mean by that with an example on how you can build better apps and write better code leveraging this powerful combination. There is a common misperception that the only way a developer can write better code is by running profilers and by painstakingly collecting every call graph of their application to learn how its code is actually behaving. Cutting edge developers have started using application performance management (APM) to understand code performance and identify bottlenecks. The problem with both these approaches is that this often results into testing just the happy-path of your code. Negative or failure testing will catch exception scenarios but that is rarely coupled with stress testing scenarios. Rarely do testers test combine the two (negative and stress) to uncover scenarios that develop over time with cumulative or sequential failures.

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HSSBC Improved Efficiency with ITSM By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:00
Health Shared Services BC in Vancouver implemented one of the healthcare industry’s first Service Asset and Configuration Management Systems to help them optimize performance of their IT systems and applications. We'll explore how HSSBC has successfully implemented one of the healthcare industry’s first Service Asset and Configuration Management Systems to help them optimize performance of their IT systems and applications.

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Software-Defined Operations By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:15
We explore how retailer Columbia Sportswear has made great strides in improving their business results through modernized IT, and where they expect to go next with their software-defined strategy. To learn more about the new wave of IT, we sat down with Suzan Pickett, Manager of Global Infrastructure Services at Columbia Sportswear in Portland, Oregon; Tim Melvin, Director of Global Technology Infrastructure at Columbia, and Carlos Tronco, Lead Systems Engineer at Columbia Sportswear. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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NOC, NOC… Who’s There? By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 07:30

In part one of this series, our COO tackles the history and purpose of the NOC. A NOC, for those who don’t know, stands for Network Operations Center and, quite simply, is how large organizations with complex systems monitor them. Early versions of the NOC came about in the early 1960’s when there was a need for humans to actively take part in noticing, and fixing, complex errors. An early NOC was opened by AT&T in New York to display switch and route information, in…
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Locking Down Data with @Vormetric’s Derek @Tumulak | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 05:15
"Vormetric is a data security company. We secure information at rest and our customers are some of the largest organizations in the world. The threats that are coming around today are either from state-sponsored activities and organized crime, and the intent is to steal information," explained Derek Tumulak, Vice President of Product Management at Vormetric, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Frost & Sullivan Award Goes to @BroadSoftNews | @ThingsExpo [#WebRTC]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:45
BroadSoft on Tuesday announced that it is a recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award in the Hosted/Cloud Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony market for Latin America. According to Frost & Sullivan market research, the Latin America (LATAM) hosted/cloud Internet Protocol (IP) telephony market, including integrated unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) applications, is currently experiencing a rapid growth trajectory and is expected to exhibit a tenfold rise in annual revenues in the 2013-2020 period. With more than 600 cloud deployments internationally, BroadSoft was recognized as a pioneer in delivering hosted communications solutions in LATAM and across the globe, and as being strongly positioned to enable LATAM service providers to capitalize on this market opportunity.

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More DevOps Stories Than All Others Combined By @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:30
SYS-CON Media announced today that 9 out of 10 " most read" DevOps articles are published by @DevOpsSummit Blog. Launched in October 2014, @DevOpsSummit 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. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.

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Five Reasons APM Fails By @AppDynamics | @DvOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:00
The first cause of failure is the silos in many of today’s organizations. There are often too many stakeholders involved in APM decision-making ranging from application support, server teams, network teams, database teams (DBAs), application developers, and various architects across the organization. We’re also seeing more non-technical users, such as the business owner of an application interested in seeing usage and performance data on critical Business Transactions within the application. These business users will become a more central user of APM in the future. It’s critical to identify the primary user of the product, and determine requirements focused on those primary users. Secondary users can have input but should not be the ones driving the key decision points. As products mature, they can sell into multiple areas or even cross sell through teams, but it shouldn’t be the focus of the initial implementation.

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Internet of Things Is Here, Now What? By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:30
Every year, the technology industry gathers at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to see the latest gadgets ranging from home appliances, TVs, wearables, games, cars, etc. We have all come to expect the unveiling of cutting-edge technology that according to the rhetoric of their manufacturers make our lives just a little bit better. Technology has become so embedded in our daily lives that we can use it to outsource common tasks such as home management, personal fitness and family communications.

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Security & Mobile Experience Are Symbiotic By @JackieKahle | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:00
A new report sponsored by CA Technologies examines how IT and business leaders aim to sync the security and mobile user experience. CA Technologies’ latest research determines that though top concerns of IT Security practices include the elimination of breaches, data protection and identities – mobility customer experience, in fact, ranks number two in top security priorities.

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DevOps vs the Enterprise By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:30
For better or worse, DevOps has gone mainstream. All doubt was removed when IBM and HP threw up their respective DevOps microsites. Where are we on the hype cycle? It's hard to say for sure but there's a feeling we're heading for the "Peak of Inflated Expectations." What does this mean for the enterprise? Should they avoid DevOps? Definitely not. Should they be cautious though? Absolutely. The truth is that DevOps and the enterprise are at best strange bedfellows. The movement has its roots in the tech community's elite. Open source projects and methodologies driven by the alumni of companies like Netflix, Google and Amazon. This is a great thing for the evolution of DevOps. It can be alienating for Enterprise IT though. Learning about Netflix and their simian armies, or Facebook and their mind-melting scale is fascinating. Can you take it back to the office on Monday morning though?

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Make Sense of Errors and Logging By @Stackify | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:45
While errors and logs are often instrumental to diagnosing application issues, getting the most out of them isn't easy. If you’re using a narrowly focused tool or rolling your own solution, it’s likely you’re either struggling to quickly get to the data you need when you need it, or you’re trying to find a needle in a haystack. Learn how to make sense of all this data in this interesting blog.

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