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Air Traffic Control for Agile Enterprise By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - 2 hours 11 min ago
We provide the software that you need to manage a busy release schedule. Without Plutora you are forced to use manual methods to orchestrate releases and manage resources, and the analogy that connects with most of our customers is that Plutora is the necessary "Air Traffic Control" for an increasingly agile enterprise. The two disciplines are very similar both deal with a delicate transition between two states. Air Traffic Controllers deal with the transition being in-flight and on the ground, and Release Managers deal with the transition between in-development and running on production. Both disciplines involve a highly orchestrated sequence of operations to minimize risk and manage these transitions, and both jobs involve managing several competing inputs at once. While an Air Traffic Controller needs to guide 10 airplanes onto a busy runway, a Release Manager has to guide 10 projects onto a busy set of environments.

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Internet of Things Mobile Outlook By @Zumigo1 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #Security]

Java Developer's Journal - 2 hours 41 min ago
As we continue to work with global companies focused on everything mobile, one thing is clear – the mobile space is changing rapidly and with that comes opportunity for security attacks and identity theft. We are committed to delivering the best-of-breed mobile identity and mobile location-based transaction authentication solutions for retail merchants, financial institutions, wireless carriers and device manufacturers. For 2015 we see the following trends emerge in the mobile payments arena.

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CDB Software To Be Acquired By @BMCSoftware | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - 4 hours 11 min ago
BMC Software plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company that has developed utilities for managing IBM DB2 databases with virtually no outage. Focusing on the availability of mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it continues to help its customers transform IT into a competitive advantage for their business. CDB's technology complements BMC's existing mainframe data management portfolio, which includes software utilities for DB2 administration, maintenance, application tuning, and backup/recovery. The integrated BMC portfolio will give DB2 customers an advantage as they manage ever-larger DB2 objects and real-time transaction volumes in a digital 24x7 world.

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.@MapR Unveils Free On-Demand Training Program | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

Java Developer's Journal - 4 hours 11 min ago
MapR Technologies on Tuesday announced the availability of free Hadoop On-Demand Training for developers, analysts and administrators which represents a $50M in-kind contribution* to the broad Hadoop community. The Hadoop training program is a multi-course curriculum designed to expand worldwide adoption of Hadoop technology. The curriculum provides engaging and interactive video lessons, hands-on exercises, labs and quizzes, enabling professionals to acquire valuable Hadoop skills and knowledge on their own schedule.

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‘Tiered Archive Appliance’ By @QuantumCorp | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - 4 hours 11 min ago
More and more file-based and machine generated data is being created every day causing exponential data and content growth, and creating a management nightmare for IT managers. What data centers really need to cope with this growth is a purpose-built tiered archive appliance that enables users to establish a single storage target for all of their applications - an appliance that will intelligently place and move data to and between storage tiers based on user-defined policies. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Janae Lee, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Quantum, will discussed how VM applications can simply send user file data via NAS or HTTP to an intelligent storage target and user content will automatically route content to the appropriate archive tier(s) to deliver the desired mix of resiliency and access - whether it is private or hybrid cloud storage for broad access, or tape for less active long term protection. She also discussed how this simplified blending of storage to enable protection and timely access to valuable data and content is the future of archive

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Making ‘The Year of the Retail Breach’ a Thing of the Past By @ForeScout

Java Developer's Journal - 5 hours 11 min ago
The steadily increasing frequency of data breach occurrences in 2014 has been both astounding and worrisome. From Target and Neiman Marcus to Michaels, Chick-fil-A and Home Depot, fraudsters are leaving no stone unturned, and the millions of customers unlucky enough to use infected point of sale (POS) machines at these retailers now need to worry about whether their sensitive information has fallen into the wrong hands. While retail IT organizations are keenly aware of the problem, they are often not so clear on the solution. Granted, though fraud-prevention solutions such as chip-and-PIN can help reduce the possibility that a customer’s stolen information is useable to a hacker, this is not a failsafe approach and will not prevent an attack in the first place. The vast majority of brick-and-mortar retail attacks are the result of malware being installed on POS terminals, relaying customer data directly to hackers upon a scan. That said, the real problem lies in the endpoint (POS), and once a particularly malicious malware, such as Backoff, takes hold, it is able to proliferate across other POS endpoints on the same network, creating one giant collection facility for hackers that provides customer credit and debit information.

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Has MapR Already Won This Contest? | @CloudExpo [#BigData @MapR]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:00
If you're part of the decision making process in how to get started with Big Data then you've probably already discovered that open source Apache Hadoop has a big lead. You also know that unless you've got a particularly deep NoSQL team or want to write your own proprietary code that the free open source version of Hadoop is not for the great majority of businesses. You want the benefits of open source but with some support and some capabilities that tie the open source components together in an enterprise quality database system. You want a Hadoop Distribution.

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Going Global with the @Vormetric Insider Threat Report | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:00
While news about the malicious hacking trade and the actions of elusive cyber-criminals continue to grab headlines, the third of our annual Insider Threat reports confirm that the risk posed by those legitimately ‘inside the fence’ continues to top business data security concerns. Of course, there can be no denying that the breadth and depth of private and public sector breaches in the past few years that have resulted from trusted insiders turning rogue or being compromised by perpetrators of APTs and the like indicates that there is a major disconnect when it comes to organisations’ handling of data security – and, crucially, how they manage their privileged users.

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‘Data Privacy: US vs Europe’ By @CiscoCloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:15
It's time to face reality: "Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus," and in today's increasingly connected world, understanding "inter-planetary" alignments and deviations is mission-critical for cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems, discussed cultural expectations of privacy based on new research across these elements

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Containers: Don't Skeu Them Up, Man | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:00
Gordon Haff wrote an insightful column today about “skeuomorphic virtualizaton,” in other words the notion of thinking of virtual servers as having the same look and feel of the physical machines lying underneath. The upshot is that virtualization ends up just being a form of partioning; users view virtualized instances as no different from a single physical server. Gordon urges the end of skeuomorphism's reign of terror (my words, not his) now that containers are (back) in the news. So don't simply stuff “a hodepodge,” as Gordon says, of operating systems versions along with your app and all that goes with it (web server, database, storage, comms) into a container as if it's just another virtualized machine. Instead, he writes that it's time to think of “containerized operating systems, container packaging systems, container orchestration like Kubernetes, DevOps practices, microservices architectures, “cattle” (shorter term) workloads, software-defined everything, and pervasive open source as part of a new platform for cloud apps.” Reboot Time Old habits die hard. The relentless drive for efficiency in business focuses itself evermore on IT operations, breeding an instinct to view the new tool as simply an improved hammer and to simply try to slam things through with it more quickly. An increasing focus on DevOps, as seen from the high management level, can certainly reinforce this view. But that would be wrong. Containers give everyone another shot at imagining their software as a number of services rather than a unified application. Further, as Gordon notes, they let you throw in an OS here, some orchestration there, a VPN there, and truly become efficient (and more future-proof) in the way you design and deploy what you're trying to do. The original SOA days seem far away to me, but the idea of provisioning services is still a radical one. Too often today, software-as-a-service in the cloud still means software-as-an-application from the sky. The inexorability of Moore's Law allows people to slam things through for short-term gain rather than long-term efficiency, and this will be particularly true as containers become prized for their relative abstemious use of resources. But an expeditious, rather than more profound, use of containers will just create tomorrow's hodgepodge. The potential of containers to reboot the way we think of services and how they should be delivered can logically lead to re-imagining how users should experience what the services offer – and how skeuomorphic those experiences should be, of course.

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He Said / You Said By @MJannery | @CloudExpo [#Cloud #SDN]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:00
Some of the network gear vendors cast a wary look at network management vendors, particularly those who do continual, automatic discovery of the network inventory and connectivity. Why? We know what’s actually out there, and what’s actually being used. We had one customer in the insurance industry who was due to renew their maintenance agreement with a large, well-known network gear vendor. The typical scenario was to be handed a spreadsheet by the salesperson, listing the serial numbers of the network devices they had purchased, together with a summary of maintenance charges.

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Software-Defined Business with @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:00
"Application monitoring and intelligence can smooth the path in a DevOps environment. In a DevOps environment you see constant change. If you are trying to monitor things in a constantly changing environment, you're going to spend a lot of your job fixing your monitoring," explained Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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GE's Industrial Internet of Things as a Service | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:00
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.

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Unit Testing By @Logentries | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00
Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, and provide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture. So you've started to build applications with AngularJS; or, maybe you've done unit testing before but haven't used it with AngularJS; or, maybe it's all new to you, but either way this article should help to orient you to the value of using Karma with Jasmine and offer some tips on displaying functionalities of Angular JS. Let's get started! My app is small it doesn't need any tests, right?

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Dale Kim of @MapR Joins SYS-CON Authors | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00
Dale Kim is the Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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The Migration to Cloud Computing By @JohnSavageau | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00
A couple years ago I attended several "fast pitch" competitions and events for entrepreneurs in Southern California, all designed to give startups a chance to "pitch" their ideas in about 60 seconds to a panel of representatives from the local investment community. Similar to television's "Shark Tank," most of the ideas pitches were harshly critiqued, with the real intent of assisting participating entrepreneurs in developing a better story for approaching investors and markets.

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Three Technologies That Will Change the World By @IanKhanLive [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:45
Three technologies that will change the face of the world are realistic, present and growing. Revolutionary in nature, these technologies have not reached their pinnacle yet but are growing quite significantly. Predicted to become a $200 billion industry by 2020, the cloud is now reaching a stable stage of growth. As a cloud advocate I work within the industry and can comfortably say that everything about the cloud is growing at a significant pace. This includes smaller verticals and specializations within the cloud, not to mention Business Intelligence, analytics, and other cloud-powered platforms and services

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Service Automation Takes a Big Step Up the Maturity Model by @JohnSavageau [#SDN]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:45
SDNs, or more specifically provisioning automation platforms service provider interconnections, and have crept into nearly all marketing materials and elevator pitches in discussions with submarine cable operators, networks, Internet Exchange Points, and carrier hotels. While some of the material may have included a bit of "SDN Washing," for the most part each operators and service provider engaging in the discussion understands and is scrambling to address the need for communications access, and is very serious in their acknowledgement of a pending industry "Paradigm shift" in service delivery models.

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Gates Foundation & Our IoT 2040: Nice Contrast

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:00
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently identified four keys areas in which to focus for the next 15 years: Health, Farming, Banking, and Education. Bill himself holds forth on a regular basis about the challenges facing many billions of people in the world, particularly in Africa, as well as the opportunities to save lives and change lives. He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. He also seems committed to respecting national sovereignty in implementing programs, difficult as that may be sometimes. And he seems to understand very clearly that even the vast wealth of his and his wife's foundation and its allies cannot hope to achieve signficant results on its own. I would add Energy, Transportation, and Government to Bill's and Melinda's list–aware that the Foundation supports these areas and many others as well. In our efforts at the Tau Institute, we then focus on how the Internet of Things will play a role in these areas as well as societal improvement and transformation overall. We've also chosen a 25-year timeframe, an thus use the term IoT 2040 to describe our activities. Our program includes research, events, consulting, and technical education. We have four overriding goals: 1. To spur beneficial economic development in all corners of the world 2. To reduce poverty & disease 3. To curtail violence as a way of settling disputes 4. To produce political and societal leaders who will maintain progress We think a good way to measure progress is through the research we've been conducting for the past few years, which creates relative,"pound-for-pound" rankings that show how well nations are doing with respect to their available resources. Our rankings reflect a lot of time spent, by me and by our associates and advisors, living in the various corners of the world. We integrate several technology and social factors into our algorithms -- on the one hand including average bandwidth, access to broadband, number of dataservers, on the other hand including income disparity, perception of corruption, human development, and the local cost of living. The most dynamic countries should correlate well over time with those most quickly growing their economies in an equitable way.

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Application Intelligence From @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:00
AppDynamics, the application intelligence leader for software-defined businesses, announced the general availability of the AppDynamics Fall '14 Release. Serving the combined needs of IT and business teams across the enterprise, the latest release provides a comprehensive view across all aspects of digital performance in ultra large scale deployments. AppDynamics delivers Application Intelligence by building out advanced capabilities across the key areas of analytics, unified monitoring and DevOps. The Fall '14 Release of the AppDynamics Application Intelligence platform introduces: powerful new DevOps collaboration capabilities in the 'Virtual War Room'; AppDynamics Application Analytics, which capture operational and business events and metrics across entire application environments; support for additional integration platforms; a massively scalable data store; and integration of AppDynamics database monitoring into the main platform.

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