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Taking the Next Step Forward in SaaS | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:30
The benefits of efficiency and lower cost have been the primary drivers toward the cloud and SaaS deployments, but this is just the low-hanging fruit of a much greater body of potential. According to a Cisco-sponsored IDC report, a second wave of cloud adoption now targets a much more strategic set of benefits, with 54 percent of businesses surveyed expecting cloud to allow them to allocate IT budgets more strategically, and 53 percent looking to cloud solutions to increase revenues. According to the Cisco study, cloud and SaaS adoption takes place along a spectrum, with ad hoc deployment on one end and a centrally managed cloud platform on the other. On the ad hoc side, early adopters look to SaaS to solve an immediate need. These early adopters are often “power users” or ad hoc staff outside of IT, often managing a specific line of business, such as marketing, sales, or finance, and operating independently and often keeping the apps and potentially beneficial data to themselves.

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New Changes in Persistent Memory | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:45
Incumbent storage vendors such as EMC, Netapp, and Nutanix have built their rich code base on the block layer. This means that the only viable option to use Persistent Memory as a storage tier is to wrap it up with an abstraction layer that will present it as a block device.

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A Multi-Layered Approach to Payment Data Security | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:15
The EMV liability shift that began in October 2015 is likely to reduce card present payment card fraud. That’s a double-edged sword for retailers with an online presence and those who accept mobile payments, as fraudsters are seeking easier routes to ill-gotten gain. Add to this the ongoing data breach environment that has become the new normal, and securing payment transactions has never been more significant.

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Data Sovereignty Driving New Approaches for Enterprises | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 00:00
Regulations around data sovereignty are forcing enterprises to consider new approaches to data location, intellectual property, and cloud collaboration services. As organizations move beyond their on-premises data centers, regulation and data sovereignty issues have become as important as the technical requirements for their cloud infrastructure and applications.

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Microservices and Python | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:30
The goal of any tech business worth its salt is to provide the best product or service to its clients in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. This is just as true in the development of software products as it is in other product design services. Microservices, an app architecture style that leans mostly on independent, self-contained programs, are quickly becoming the new norm, so to speak. With this change comes a declining reliance on older SOAs like COBRA, a push toward more sustainable API approaches and fewer monolithic development and deployment models.

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[session] Cutting Through the Fog of the Internet of Things By @AerisCTO | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:15
There is an ever-growing explosion of new devices that are connected to the Internet using “cloud” solutions. This rapid growth is creating a massive new demand for efficient access to data. And it’s not just about connecting to that data anymore. This new demand is bringing new issues and challenges and it is important for companies to scale for the coming growth. And with that scaling comes the need for greater security, gathering and data analysis, storage, connectivity and, of course, the need to find a platform (solution) that is capable of quickly and easily managing all of these complex necessities.

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IT Monitoring Clickbait | @CloudExpo #APM #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:45
It is a sad but very real truth that many, dare I say most, IT professionals consider alerts to be the bane of their existence. After all, they’re annoying, noisy, mostly useless and frequently false. Thus, we IT professionals who specialize in IT monitoring are likely well acquainted with that familiar sinking feeling brought on by the discovery that the alert you so painstakingly crafted is being ignored by the team who receives it.

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The Open Group IT4IT Architecture Offers a New Direction | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 17:15
A BriefingsDirect expert panel discussion examines the value and direction of The Open Group IT4IT initiative, a new reference architecture for managing IT as a business. IT4IT was a hot topic at The Open Group San Francisco 2016 conference in January, and the enterprise architect and IT leader attendees examined it from a variety of different angles. This panel, conducted live at the event, elevates the IT4IT discussion to the level of enabling digital business value.

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[session] Understand What’s Happening Inside Your Containers By @JFHuard | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 17:15
As the rapid adoption of containers continues, companies are finding that they lack the operational tools to understand the behavior of applications deployed in these containers, and how to identify issues in their application infrastructure. For example, how are multiple containers within an application impacting each other’s performance? If an application’s service is degraded, which container is to blame? In the case of an application outage, what was the root cause of the outage?

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Enterprises Turn to SD-WANs to Improve Branch Office Connectivity

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:30
SD-WANs offer more flexibility, agility and affordability in branch office networks, and there's a crowded field of vendors giving customers a lot of options.
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Google's Antitrust Worries Won't Go Away Just by Paying Huge EU Fines

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:25
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google's problems with the EU stem from Android phones, and the fact that Google insists on including its own browser and shopping apps.
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Malware Posing as Legitimate Apps on Google Play, Security Firm Warns

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:18
PhishLabs says it has discovered 11 malicious apps posing as popular payment apps on Google's official Android application store.
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Announcing @Ericsson Named “Gold Sponsor” of @ThingsExpo NY | #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world rely every day on networks that we manage. With more than 39,000 granted patents, we have one of the industry's strongest intellectual property rights portfolios.

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Wearable Payments: Contactless NFC, RFID, and QR/Barcode Payment Technologies | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 15:00
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes as enabling technologies, and the contactless point of sale (POS) terminals and backend payment processing infrastructure being utilized for mobile payments are being leveraged to extend payment capabilities to wearables, as well.

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Announcing @Peak_Ten to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #DataCenter #Storage

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:45
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus internal resources on core competencies.

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IoT: Next Generation of Communities | @ThingsExpo #IoT #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:45
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run efficiently and sustainably.

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Overcoming Network Limitations: A New Approach By @SDietric | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:45
More is being required today of network infrastructure than ever before, due in part to the changing latency and bandwidth needs of modern applications. Wide area networks (“WANs”) are feeling the pressure, especially those that use many technologies from different services providers, are geographically diverse and are stretched to the limit by increased video and cloud app usage. In view of these challenges, hybrid WAN architectures with advanced application-level traffic routing are of particular interest. They combine the reliability of private lines for critical business applications with the cost-effectiveness of broadband/Internet connectivity for non-critical traffic.

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Large Scale Machine Learning Gig | @ThingsExpo #ML #IoT #M2M #API

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:30
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine learning. She will briefly review the frameworks available to train machine learning models on large amounts of data, touch on feature engineering and algorithm selection, and give a few tips to help you avoid the most common mistakes.

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Intuit’s DevSecOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Gamification #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:15
Wow, if you ever wanted to learn about Rugged DevOps (some call it DevSecOps), sit down for a spell with Shannon Lietz, Ian Allison and Scott Kennedy from Intuit. We discussed a number of important topics including internal war games, culture hacking, gamification of Rugged DevOps and starting as a small team. There are 100 gold nuggets in this conversation for novices and experts alike.

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Continuous Integration | @DevOpsSummit @Datical #ContinuousIntegration

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:00
In 2006, Martin Fowler posted his now famous essay on Continuous Integration. Looking back, what seemed revolutionary, radical or just plain crazy is now common, pedestrian and "just what you do." I love it. Back then, building and releasing software was a real pain. Integration was something you did at the end, after code complete, and we didn't know how long it would take. Some people may recall how we, as an industry, spent a massive amount of time integrating code from one team with another, or even just between developers that sat next to each other. The arguments against it at the time seemed valid and impactful. Now they seem weak and silly. Fowler proposed Continuous Integration, an idea that was simple, elegant and had far-reaching repercussions. By producing constant, automated, self-testing builds in development, a huge amount of resource overhead typically incurred down the line was eliminated.

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