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Confessions of #DevOps: Fannie Mae, Liberty Mutual, Capital One | @CloudExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 10:45
True Story. Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software. Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month. At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%. But, how did they do it? During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry. Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation.

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[video] Many IoTs Panel | @ThingsExpo #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 10:00
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.

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Application Delivery Controller | @CloudExpo #SDN #VM #AI #Virtualization

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 18:00
Application Delivery got its start in the form of network-based load balancing hardware. It is the essential foundation on which Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) operate. The second iteration of purpose-built load balancing (following application-based proprietary systems) materialized in the form of network-based appliances. These are the true founding fathers of today’s ADCs. Because these devices were application-neutral and resided outside of the application servers themselves, they could load balance using straightforward network techniques. In essence, these devices would present a “virtual server” address to the outside world, and when users attempted to connect, they would forward the connection to the most appropriate real server doing bi-directional network address translation (NAT).

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TAP Accelerates #ArtificialIntelligence | @CloudExpo #AI #BigData #Hadoop

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 12:00
Over the past few years, the use of artificial intelligence has expanded more rapidly than many of us could have imagined. While this may invoke fear and dread in some, these relatively new technology applications are clearly delivering real value to our global society. This value is generally seen in four distinct areas:

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Beyond Audio and Video: #WebRTC | @ThingsExpo #IoT Java #RTC #Telecom

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 08:15
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at different existing uses of peer-to-peer data sharing and how it can become useful in a live session to enable richer collaboration using WebRTC and HTML5.

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Insurance Industry's #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @AppDynamics #ML

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 08:15
The insurance industry is well aware that digital transformation is coming, even if some CIOs can’t really say what their individual companies will look like at the end of it all. In a survey of thousands of C-level execs around the world, insurance came in among the top five industries that are most likely to see “moderate to massive” digital disruption within the next 12 months. Only 20 percent of business leaders felt that they had the talent they needed to transform the enterprise, though. Here’s a closer look at what’s coming next in the exciting new era of software-defined insurance companies.

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[video] #WebRTC with @ReadyTalk | @WebRTCSummit #IoT #RTC #UCaaS

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 06:45
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Evaluating Hybrid Cloud | @CloudExpo #SDN #DataCenter #Compliance

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 15:45
Technology is advancing at a rapid pace. To keep up, organizations must now take more strategic approaches to their business management solutions that support respective requirements. Today, in every organization, conflicting interests, misinformation, and fear of change make it difficult to know how to navigate the cloud safely. That’s why, when making a sensible technology plan for the times ahead, it’s crucial to ask the following questions to wade through the confusion.

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Testing and Automation in 2017 | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Monitoring #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 15:00
Another year has come and gone, and many of us are reflecting on the past and looking ahead to see how we can best prepare for the future. Let’s see what Gartner has to say about it in terms of the application development world. As last year was beginning to wind down, the research firm published the Predicts 2017: Application Development report authored by analysts Mike West, Maritess Sobejana, Joachim Herschmann, and Keith James Mann. It includes key findings in application development that will impact organizations and recommendations for application leaders to provide insight for planning in the years to come. These Gartner analysts make multiple predictions for 2017 and beyond, but two stand out to me as worth highlighting.

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It Is Not About Security | @CloudExpo @StackIQ #AI #ML #Cybersecurity

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:30
There has certainly been no lack of punditry and controversy in the US regarding the hacking of John Podesta’s email account (along with the DNC email hack), with some claiming they were responsible for Mrs. Clinton’s loss in the election. I will leave the impact of these claims to those who write and talk about politics. I don’t discuss politics in a work setting, so will leave that aspect to them.

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Optimizing the Ops in #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @GHaff #SDN #CD #Docker

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 09:30
We call it DevOps but much of the time there’s a lot more discussion about the needs and concerns of developers than there is about other groups. There’s a focus on improved and less isolated developer workflows. There are many discussions around collaboration, continuous integration and delivery, issue tracking, source code control, code review, IDEs, and xPaaS – and all the tools that enable those things. Changes in developer practices may come up – such as developers taking ownership of code and pulling pager duty. We also talk about culture a great deal in the context of developers and DevOps. About touchy-feely topics like empathy, trust, learning, cooperation, and responsibility. It can all be a bit kumbaya.

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[slides] #DevOps with @Docker for #Microservices | @CloudExpo @SiRuslan

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 06:45
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of DevOps with containers. In addition, he will discuss known issues and solutions for enterprise applications in containers.

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[video] #BigData-Driven #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #IoT #SDN #AI #Hadoop

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 21:45
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 19th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will explore this emerging use of Big Data generated by the digital business to complete the DevOps feedback loop, and inform operational and application decisions.

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[video] @Tintri's #DevOps Offerings at @CloudExpo | #VM #SDN #DataCenter

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 14:00
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri 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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Five #Logstash Alternatives | @DevOpsSummit @Sematext #Elasticsearch

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:45
It's not the oldest shipper of this list (that would be syslog-ng, ironically the only one with "new" in its name), it's certainly the best known. That's because it has lots of plugins: inputs, codecs, filters and outputs. Basically, you can take pretty much any kind of data, enrich it as you wish, then push it to lots of destinations. Logstash's main strongpoint is flexibility, due to the number of plugins. Also, its clear documentation and straightforward configuration format means it's used in a variety of use-cases. This leads to a virtuous cycle: you can find online recipes for doing pretty much anything. Here are a few examples from us: 5 minute intro, reindexing data in Elasticsearch, parsing Elasticsearch logs, rewriting Elasticsearch slowlogs so you can replay them with JMeter.

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What Is #MQTT? | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #RTC #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 07:00
The mad dash to connect virtually every noun to the internet or The Internet of Things, is creating a massive M2M network for all the devices, systems, sensors and actuators to connect & communicate on the Internet. With that, they need a communications protocol to understand each other. One of those is Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT). MQTT is a “subscribe and publish” messaging protocol designed for lightweight machine-to-machine (or IoT) communications. In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I light up how MQTT works.

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Go Cloud or Go Home | @CloudExpo @AppNeta #BigData #APM #Monitoring

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 05:00
‘Tis the season for technology predictions in 2017. This one goes in-depth on the job skills that will be most important in the year ahead. There's nothing too extreme (we're not actually hiring robots yet) but mobile and big data jobs, two trends a few years back, are at the bottom of this top ten list. Programmers and help desk employees are in highest demand. Any and all of these job roles will likely be involved with cloud apps and services in some way.

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[session] #WebRTC for the #IoT | @CloudExpo @MontesLu #RTC #ML #M2M

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 02:15
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.

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Top @Docker Content of 2016 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #SDN #APM #AI

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 17:45
2016 has been an amazing year for Docker and the container industry. We had 3 major releases of Docker engine this year , and tremendous increase in usage. The community has been following along and contributing amazing Docker resources to help you learn and get hands-on experience. Here’s some of the top read and viewed content for the year. Of course releases are always really popular, particularly when they fit requests we had from the community.

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Should You Fear #ArtificialIntelligence | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #AI #ML

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:00
Opining about the future of AI at the recent Brilliant Minds event at Symposium Stockholm, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt rejected warnings from Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the dangers of AI, saying, “In the case of Stephen Hawking, although a brilliant man, he’s not a computer scientist. Elon is also a brilliant man, though he too is a physicist, not a computer scientist.” This absurd dismissal of Musk and Hawking was in response to an absurd question about “the possibility of an artificial superintelligence trying to destroy mankind in the near future.” Schmidt went on to say, “It’s a movie. The state of the earth currently does not support any of these scenarios.”

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