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SYS-CON Events announced today that Keisoku Research Consultant Co. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA...
"We're no longer an airline. We're a software company with wings," claims Veresh Sita, CIO, Alaska Airlines. The success of today's businesses rests on software. It is an integral part of infrastructure, so we need to always ask, "How can it be better? More reliable? More secure?" Nat...
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 ...
Internap Corporation has expanded its OpenStack-based bare-metal Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, AgileSERVER 2.0, to its data centers in Amsterdam, Dallas and Santa Clara, Calif. Launched in 2015 out of Internap’s New York Metro data center in Secaucus, N.J., AgileSERVER 2.0 is n...
If you hadn’t seen (and you might not have, it was a developer kind of thing after all) there was a big uproar caused by the removal of 11 lines of JavaScript from the popular NPM repository. You can read more about it but the TL;DR is this: dude removed some JavaScript that was relied...
Seismic monitoring tends to pop up in the news only during disaster situations, or, more recently, in conjunction with North Korea’s possible detonation of a hydrogen bomb. Earlier in 2015, The New Yorker ran a piece, “The Really Big One,” looking at the probability of a large earthqua...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure ...
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, will provide an introduction to IBM Cloud's SoftLayer platform, including some of the most useful services and how to best make use of them in your projects. He will walk you throu...
“10 Hot Internet of Things Startups.” “5 Internet of Things Startups to Watch.” “Top 8 IoT Startups of 2015.” These are the actual titles of just a few of the many articles being written about IoT. It’s a concept that generates a lot of excitement among business leaders and consumers a...
While the idea of converged infrastructure isn’t that new, and we’ve seen some strong efforts from vendors over the last few years to drive more adoption, the uptake from enterprises has been met with some challenges.  In 2014, and now in 2015, organizations are not just looking to gai...
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult – let alone tracking network connections or ma...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC 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. BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitiv...
Over the years, a variety of methodologies have emerged in order to overcome the challenges related to project constraints. The successful use of each methodology seems highly context-dependent. However, communication seems to be the common denominator of the many challenges that proje...
In the consumer IoT, everything is new, and the IT world of bits and bytes holds sway. But industrial and commercial realms encompass operational technology (OT) that has been around for 25 or 50 years. This grittier, pre-IP, more hands-on world has much to gain from Industrial IoT (II...
The need to be connected to the ‘smarter world’ is ever increasing with the rise in the number of mobile devices. LTE is now a global reality for millions of subscribers and the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) is well and truly upon us. While this opens up a variety of opportunitie...
You deployed an app. Nothing has changed in three days, but it suddenly crashes. Why? Memory leak. You deployed an app. Nothing has changed in three weeks, but it suddenly stops working. Why? A database query came back empty and the web application freaked out trying manipulate a nu...
In my new report titled Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure, I ask 80 IT and business professionals involved in enterprise mobility to answer a series of questions. The results will be shared here in the following article series.
Software-defined architectures are critical for achieving the right mix of efficiency and scale needed to meet the challenges that will come with the Internet of Things If you've been living under a rock (or rack in the data center) you might not have noticed the explosive growth of te...
If you listen to the persistent murmur in the market surrounding the Internet of Things right now, you'd believe that it's all about sensors. Sensors and big data. Sensors that monitor everything from entertainment habits to health status to more mundane environmental data about your h...
I knew one software company that failed their SaaS transition because they chose to cut a few corners with the operations. Since they were software engineers, they did not really want to spend time on such mundane tasks as security, auditing, backups and so on. One day they let a disgr...
Let’s say we developed an application and plan to move our app to production on Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2). Our application, in the form of a webapp, was developed using eclipse and we have tested it on Tomcat running locally. Now, we may want to test our app on an EC2 environment befo...
Infrastructure has provided the path to increase commerce and trade for over 5,000 years. It has created trade routes by overcoming natural obstacles ranging from spanning rivers and gorges, to providing access by land (roads and railroads), sea (docks and ports) and air (airports) to ...
In my first post, I discussed how software and various tools are dramatically changing the Ops department. This post centers on the automation process. When I was younger, you actually had to build a server from scratch, buy power and connectivity in a data center, and manually plug a...
Executives charged with building business-driven applications have an extremely challenging task ahead of them. However, the cavalry has arrived with useful tools and strategies built specifically to keep modern applications working efficiently. We partnered with Gigaom Research to ca...
Thousands of high speed Newtec Ka-band VSAT terminals planned to be deployed within first year of service HAYLING ISLAND HAMPSHIRE, UK, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 28 August 2014 Bentley Walker, one of the world's leading service providers for broadband satellite VSAT services, is exten...
New Nodes Feature Access to NaviCloud Director, providing UK businesses with a more flexible, customisable, enterprise class, production-oriented hybrid cloud environmentLONDON - 28 August, 2014 - NaviSite Europe Limited, a Time Warner Cable company, today announced that they have laun...
Brocade Leasing to be underwritten by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, allowing organisations to align network capacity with fluctuating business demandsSAN JOSE, Calif.; 27 August, 2014 - Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced a partnership with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions to deliver ...
By Katie Kennedy The Defense Information Systems Agency’s chief information officer and director for Enterprise Information Services Dave Bennett opened for FedScoop’s “Lowering the Cost of Government with Information Technology (IT) Summit” on August 21. Bennett’s opening discussion b...
Companies to sell a combined portfolio of unified communications, contact center as a service, and infrastructure modernization services HP to assume service delivery of a significant portion of Avaya Private Cloud ServicesSanta Clara, Calif. - August 26, 2014 - Avaya and HP (NYSE: HPQ...
Further new sponsors announced including: CommVault, GCI, Huawei, Kaseya, NaviSite, Opengear, Riverbed, SolidFire, Techgate, Tintri and Zycko[London, 26 August 2014] The managed services and hosting industry is seeing an unprecedented level of change, with consolidation and birth of ne...
First satellite connectivity solution to harness the power, scalability and flexibility of the innovative Newtec Dialog® platform SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, August 20 2014. Airbus Defence and Space is expanding its Terralink satellite connectivity service portfolio with the introduct...
CloudSigma Continues U.S. Cloud Expansion into Honolulu-Based Data Center to Assist Companies Migrating to the Cloud and Strengthen Presence in APAC Palo Alto, Calif. - August 20, 2014 - Following its recent Silicon Valley and Miami cloud location openings, CloudSigma, a public cloud I...
In my previous post, I defined and differentiated, How principles of virtualisation can help you to understand cloud computing. I have identified the main cloud services on demand that are Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PasS), the software service -Software ...
New Cloud Locations Address Growing Customer Base with Improved Latency Performance, Redundancy and Access to Key Markets in the West, Southeast and Latin AmericaPalo Alto, Calif. - August 19, 2014 - CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today...
Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter adds new functionality to accelerate Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) adoption SAN JOSE, Calif., August 19, 2014 - Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) and Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) have partnered to establish new benchmarks for the deployment and performance of N...
Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, specialists in secure IP infrastructure solutions, looks at the risks involved with mobile devices and how to secure them. Mobile devices with their large data capacities, always on capabilities, and global communications access, can represent ...
Equinix broadens reach for cloud service providers by enabling direct access to enterprise customers and network service providersREDWOOD CITY, Calif. - August 18, 2014 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that CloudSigma, ...
In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service.[1] According to research firm Nasumi, there is over one exabyte currently stored in the cloud. An exabyte is over a billion GB.[2] Considering the...
You can't truly accelerate the SDLC without a dependable continuous testing process. Evolving from automated to continuous testing requires on-demand access to a complete, realistic test environment. Yet, such access can be extremely difficult to achieve with today's increasingly compl...
There is no doubt that software defined networking has the power to improve network performance on college campuses. University networks demand flexible and reliable solutions and many institutions are turning to SDN to save time, increase efficiency and reduce IT costs. A few of the a...