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"We focus on SAP workloads because they are among the most powerful but somewhat challenging workloads out there to take into public cloud," explained Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Full house at @CloudExpo keynote. Ocean9 using native #Cloud API as opposed to @cloudfoundry. See at booth #234. pic.twitter.com/0EzFWg3HLc 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the realit... (more)

[session] Composable Infrastructure | @CloudExpo @HTBase @Azure #AWS

Composable Infrastructure and Multi-Cloud Imagine having the ability to leverage all of your current technology and to be able to compose it into one resource pool. Now imagine, as your business grows, not having to deploy a complete new appliance to scale your infrastructure. Also imagine a true multi-cloud capability that allows live migration without any modification between cloud environments regardless of whether that cloud is your private cloud or your public AWS, Azure or Google instance. Now think of a world that is not locked into that rigid appliance vendor or specific public cloud provider, where all silos are now unified into one. No longer do you have to imagine as that is Composable Infrastructure. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, will discuss Composable Infrastructure, the next evolution of hyper-convergen... (more)

Partners @Interoute and @Rancher_Labs | @CloudExpo #DevOps #Serverless

Interoute Named "Bronze Sponsor" of Cloud Expo New York, June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs' container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented "Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster. The integration of Rancher software with Interoute Digital Platform gives developers access to a managed container platform that sits on a global privately networked cloud, enabling true distributed computing." The advent of containers has revolutionized the way enterprises can build, and deploy software a... (more)

Cloud Management Tools Still Elusive | @CloudExpo #API #AWS #Cloud

Cloud Management Tools Still Elusive By Christine Cignoli Google's Cloud team this week discussed multicloud integration with their own platform and AWS using Google Cloud Endpoints and AWS' Lambda. The Cloud Endpoints let you develop open APIs, and you can then call those APIs up from Lambda. This may be the way forward for businesses eager to get their multiple public cloud providers integrated. We're interested in the network dependency that's now been introduced as the two providers connect. We'll see what other integration or multicloud management tools come out as this trend grows. On the topic of clouds working together, the theme of this week's ONUG Spring 2017 conference was hybrid cloud. ONUG, the Open Networking User Group, concerns itself with developing and using the open technologies that can help businesses run. Group members decided on hybrid cloud b... (more)

Migrating Your Database to the Cloud? | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud

Migrating Your Database to the Cloud? Look Beyond MySQL Companies are migrating infrastructure to the cloud in order to achieve advantages and agility that they need to remain competitive. However, they may have difficulty achieving one extremely important benefit of cloud computing as they attempt to run their MySQL databases in the cloud - scalability in true utility fashion. Similar to the power utilities we are all familiar with, this entails the ability to get what you need, when you need it and pay for only what you use, even during peak demand. Why switch to the cloud if databases like MySQL limit scalability and performance? It's very simple: the advantages of shedding the headaches of managing one's own machines and reducing operating and capital expenditures are still too great to ignore. However, organizations are in many cases shortchanging themselves by... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

An #AI-Defined World | @CloudExpo @ReneBuest #AiDI #ArtificialIntelligence

Disruption: The Cloud Was Just the Beginning For years, the cloud has been considered as the most powerful and disruptive force ever. What is true for IT, however, it is hard to find legit arguments for the entire enterprise stack. The cloud delivers the necessary toolset to support the digital evolution on a very technological level to purchase, build and run an infrastructure, platform and software as service. Thus, the cloud must be considered as the foundation, the non-discussable requirement! However, for IT as well as business decision makers the voluntary exercise now is artificial intelligence (AI). Only if they can collect, aggregate, process and make use of the companies' knowledge as well as the knowledge of the surrounding environments in an automated way, they will be competitive in the future. Indeed, last year the hype around AI has reached its clim... (more)

[slides] #DevOps and Immutable Infrastructure | @CloudExpo @Botchagalupe

You often hear the two titles of "DevOps" and "Immutable Infrastructure" used independently. In his session at DevOps Summit, John Willis, Technical Evangelist for Docker, covered the union between the two topics and why this is important. He provided an overview of Immutable Infrastructure then showed how an Immutable Continuous Delivery pipeline can be applied as a best practice for "DevOps." He ended the session with some interesting case study examples. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio John Willis is Technical Evangelist for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, he was VP of Customer Enablement at Stateless Networks, and prior to that he was Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the... (more)

HP Spins webOS Team Off into New Company

Secrets never stay secret very long at HP, but this sounds more like a secret they want known. HP is moving its webOS gang into a new semi-autonomous company called GRAM. webOS Nation broke the story after it got its hands on a flyer and an internal e-mail penned late last week after an all-hands meeting by HP chief of staff Martin Risau, who's been responsible for the webOS Global Business Unit. It says that webOS operation under Gram is "no longer a consumer hardware brand, we are a different company with focus on software, user experience, cloud, engineering and partnering." It's called an "incubation company" and a "start-up." It's supposed to be in stealth mode on its product offering. Risaeu tells the team to wear Gram's stylized butterfly logo to build momentum but keep mum about what's really going on - presuming they know - "to give it time to take root and grow." Wh... (more)

Moving to the Cloud: The Road Ahead

Over the past few posts I covered a number of key points to consider as you plan to move to the cloud.  These issues are based on our experiences with many public clouds, as well as what we have learned from working with enterprises adopting the cloud. I hope it’s clear that today’s clouds are powerful resources that can be used to rapidly develop and deploy applications; they provide on-demand resources and true value.  The challenges I outlined in configuration, storage, networking, and management really come into play when you try to integrate the power of the cloud with your existing infrastructure and processes.  These challenges are centered on the fact that the cloud is separate from the data center – a problem that hits home when you want to utilize existing applications and rely on your existing services and infrastructure. We believe that this hybrid mo... (more)

Cloud Computing Was the Big News of 2009

Early Bird Registration Cloud Expo This time of year is a great time to reflect upon the last 12 months and see what has occurred as well as discuss the impact of the events on this year and next. The Big News The big news in IT this year has to be Cloud Computing. Like the result of a Gremlin fed after midnight, Cloud Computing turned into the Stripe of the IT world. As pundits and vendors raced to gain mindshare as a means of priming the economy-dulled sales pipeline, IT buyers were caught trying to figure out, "is this the next great frontier, or am I going to look like an ass for recommending yet another useless acquisition?" Cloud Expo New York will draw more than 5,000 delegates on April 9-21, 2010 at te Jacob Javits Convention Center Interestingly, cost is not the major driver behind these offerings, but instead access to compute resources on demand that don'... (more)