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Cloud is Stacking Up Nicely By @IoT2040 | @CloudExpo [#IoT #DevOps]

The stack is the hack, Jack. That's my takeaway from several events I attended over the past few weeks in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia. I listened to and participated in discussions about everything from large datacenter management (think Facebook Open Compute) to enterprise-level cyberfraud (at a seminar in Manila attended by the US State Dept. and Philippine National Police) to the world of entrepreneurial startups, app deployment, and mobility (in a series of meetups and talks in both the US and Asia.) All had something to do with some sort of stack – IT is interconnected, globally, as never before. The increasingly ubiquitous nature of decent connectivity across the globe has joined billions of people into one large, mobile, data-driven stack of information and entertainment. All aspects of all this will be present in force at our upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11. The event, as has been its practice recently, will also feature the WebRTC Summit (chaired by Acision's Peter Dunkley) and DevOps Summit (chaired by CA's Andi Mann). This time out, there is also the IoT Bootcamp (taught by Janakiram MSV, who conducted a fabulous Cloud Bootcamp at Cloud Expo last November in Santa Clara), and for the first time, the DevOps Certification Foundation Track (taught by Alan Shimel of the DevOps Institute.) But back to the stack—or stacks. There are many ways to view the current era. One way is to look at SMAC—social media, mobility, analytics, and cloud computing: 93% of marketers now use social media for business (according to AdWeek) In the US, 89% of adults 18-29 are regular social media users. No surprise, but two-thirds of adults in the 30-64 age group are also active, as well as 43% of those age 65 and over (according to AdWeek). Mobile access has now reached a median of 100MB per person in the US, and an amazing 361MB per person in Asia (according to Sandvine). Mobile will represent more than 50% of all Internet traffic by the end of next year (according to Cisco). Analytics are driving a Big Data era that's going to put the world into the Zettabyte Age (a zettabyte is one million petabytes) by the end of next year (according to Cisco). Big Data is dovetailing with the emerging Internet of Things, which will see 82% annual growth rates in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market alone this year and beyond (according to Cisco). The IoT has almost 5 billion “things” deployed today, and will grow to 20 billion in 2020 (according to Gartner). Analytics are seen as forming a market greater than $40 billion by 2018 (according to IDC). Then there's cloud computing, which is reaching some level of maturity even as it still commands only about 8% of the world's $2.1 trillion in IT expenditures (according to several sources). Even at that, cloud now commands well over $100 billion in hardware services alone, and has the vibrant software ecosystem that will be on display at Cloud Expo. SMAC is of course just one way to look at the overall picture. The open-source world has given us OpenStack and Apache CloudStack, which continue to drive a lot of conversations if not enormous revenue just yet. The venerable LAMP stack and its many derivatives has quietly become a de facto way to build serious websites and connect them to serious back ends. The idea of stacking all this IT across compute resources, connectivity, and the software the drives it is taking hold. I've grown fond of telling people that I'm glad the dot-com crash occurred more than a decade ago, because had I been able to retire then (and oh how close so many of us came to doing so) I would have missed today, the greatest era of innovation and creativity in the history of computing. Things are stacking up for this to be a great year.

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Microsoft Rolls Out Azure AD Employee Self-Service Apps Preview

eWeek - Application Development - 1 hour 23 min ago
The company releases new features that empower employees to make decisions about the apps that they need to get their jobs done.
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Luminaries Discuss Hot Security Trends, From Clouds to Hacks, at RSA

eWeek - Application Development - 1 hour 57 min ago
The keynote speakers at the 2015 RSA conference were a big draw. Security experts offered their take on the latest issues and trends.
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Pwnie Express Sets Its Sights on the Enterprise

eWeek - Application Development - 2 hours 47 min ago
VIDEO: Paul Paget, CEO of Pwnie Express, explains how the popular penetration testing hardware vendor is set to grow.
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Comcast Drops $45B Bid to Merge With Time Warner Cable

eWeek - Application Development - 4 hours 12 min ago
With federal regulators looking at the deal with concern, Comcast decided to end its bid to merge with Time Warner Cable. The deal that would have created a cable mega-empire in the U.S.
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Embracing Software Defined By @StorPool | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, will provide some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacenter.

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Chef and Canonical Partner | @Chef @Canonical @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Chef and Canonical announced a partnership to integrate and distribute Chef with Ubuntu. Canonical is integrating the Chef automation platform with Canonical's Machine-As-A-Service (MAAS), enabling users to automate the provisioning, configuration and deployment of bare metal compute resources in the data center. Canonical is packaging Chef 12 server in upcoming distributions of its Ubuntu open source operating system and will provide commercial support for Chef within its user base.

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Announcing @LAutomation to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York [#IoT #Cloud]

SYS-CON Events announced today that Litmus Automation 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. Litmus Automation’s vision is to provide a solution for companies that are in a rush to embrace the disruptive Internet of Things technology and leverage it for real business challenges. Litmus Automation simplifies the complexity of connected devices applications with Loop, a secure and scalable cloud platform.

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Cloud Expo Launches "Microservices Journal" | @CloudExpo [#Microservices]

The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal 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. Follow new article posts on Twitter at @MicroservicesE

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Internet of Things Becomes High Fashion By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting wearables as fashion accessories and moving away from the original clunky technology associated with the industry. Along with more pleasing aesthetics, software updates and more capabilities also target early adopters.

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Deep Engine Brings Enterprise-Level Performance to MySQL Databases

eWeek - Application Development - 5 hours 42 min ago
Deep Information Sciences' plug-and-play storage engine brings HTAP capabilities to MySQL, making it suitable for big data and other data-intensive projects.
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Soha CEO to Present at @DevOpsSummit New York | @SohaSystems [#DevOps]

How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Haseeb Budhani, CEO and Co-founder of Soha, will share five common approaches that DevOps teams follow to secure access to applications deployed in AWS, Azure, etc., and the friction and risks they impose on the business.

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ThingsExpo World's Most Influential IoT Media Brand | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this case) takes into account the number and quality of contextual references that a user receives.

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IoT Middleware for Faster Time to Market By @robomq | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, will discuss how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at the same time reduce Time to Market (TTM) by using plug and play capabilities offered by a robust IoT middleware platform.

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The Biggest #Cloud, #IoT and #DevOps Opportunity in 2015 | @CloudExpo

The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked for their ability to explore the economic strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Whether public, private, or in a hybrid form, cloud computing, Internet of Things & Big Data are rapidly becoming an integral part of the enterprise IT environment. By shifting some of their applications out of the enterprise data center and into the cloud, IT managers can eliminate a whole litany of costs and headaches; in capital equipment, in power and cooling, in administration and maintenance.

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The State of the 'Internet of Things' By @MadGreek65 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.

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MapR Declines Invitation to Join ODP

Devx: Latest Published Articles - 6 hours 35 min ago
The company says the standards initiative is "vendor-biased" and redundant.
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Red Hat Updates Developer Toolset, Software Collections

Devx: Latest Published Articles - 6 hours 39 min ago
The open source tools are aimed at enterprise application development and web development teams.
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Seven Ways the Solr Search Platform Touches Our Daily Lives

eWeek - Application Development - 6 hours 57 min ago
Solr is a scalable and widely used enterprise search engine platform that operates on top of relational databases and frameworks like Hadoop.
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Internet of Things Microservices | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

An explosive combination of technology trends will be where ‘microservices’ and the IoT Internet of Things intersect, a concept we can describe by comparing it with a previous theme, the ‘X Internet.' The idea of using small self-contained application components has been popular since XML Web services began and a distributed computing future of smart fridges and kettles was imagined long back in the early Internet years.

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