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The goal of Microservices is to improve software delivery speed and increase system safety as scale increases. Microservices being modular these are faster to change and enables an evolutionary architecture where systems can change, as the business needs change. Microservices can scale elastically and by being service oriented can enable APIs natively. Microservices also reduce implementation and release cycle time and enables continuous delivery. This paper provides a logical overview of the Microservices Reference Architecture that highlights various sub systems needed to support Microservices deployment and execution. Introduction Switch over to Microservices is an hour of need in web application development and delivery and is crucial for the success of Enterprises today. Of late, enterprises are adopting technologies like analytics, mobility, social media, IoT... (more)

[video] @AndiMann's Data-Driven Decisions | @ClodExpo @Splunk #DevOps

View General Session: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here View General Session: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Making Data-Driven Decisions for Better DevOps Outcomes DevOps promotes continuous improvement through a culture of collaboration. But in real terms, how do you: Integrate activities across diverse teams and services? Make objective decisions with system-wide visibility? Use feedback loops to enable learning and improvement? View General Session: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here With technology insights and real-world examples, in his general session at @DevOpsSummit, at 21st Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, explored how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps to close their feedback loops to drive continuous improvement. View General Session: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will learn: What are ‘known good prac... (more)

[slides] Flip the Switch to Container Clouds | @CloudExpo @DateraInc #CloudNative #DevOps #Kubernetes

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Flip the Switch to Container Clouds Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the benefits of the cloud without losing performance as containers become the new paradigm. Topics included: How containerized stateful applications can be automated to scale Options to manage persistent data Container storage and deployment models that deliver ... (more)

Should #ArtificialIntelligence Fool You? | @ExpoDX #AI #DX #DigitalTransformation

In the 67 years since Alan Turing proposed his Imitation Game - the infamous ‘Turing test' for artificial intelligence (AI) - people have been confused over the very purpose of AI itself. At issue: whether the point of AI is to simulate human behavior so seamlessly that it can fool people into thinking they are actually interacting with a human being, rather than a piece of software. Such deception was never the point of Turing's exercise, however. Rather, he realized that there was no way to define true intelligence, and thus no way to test for it. So he came up with the game as a substitute - something people could theoretically test for. Regardless of Turing's intentions, setting the bar for AI based on its ability to snooker an audience has become fully ingrained in our culture, thanks in large part to Hollywood. The AI We Love - and Love to Hate Ever since the... (more)

[slides] Reinventing the Edge Tier | @CloudExpo @Netflix #DX #CloudNative #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The Reactive Edge: Reinventing the Edge Tier Using a Reactive Communication Protocol There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, discussed how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol, we have been able to solve many of these problems at the communication layer. This makes it possible to create rich application experiences and support use-cases such as mobile-to-mobile communication and l... (more)

[video] Scale and Simplify with WineSOFT | @CloudExpo #Cloud #APM #Monitoring

"WineSOFT is a software company making caching proxy server software, which is widely used in the telecommunication industry or the content delivery networks or e-commerce," explained Jonathan Ahn, COO of WineSOFT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformatio... (more)

Fundamental Flaw in #DigitalTransformation Practice | @ExpoDX #AI #ML #DX

Transformation Practice: The Key to Making Change a Core Competency Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo There is a fundamental flaw in how many people think about digital transformation. First, as we've written about extensively at Intellyx, people tend to think about it as a finite corporate project, rather than as a process of continual transformation. There is a deeper flaw in thinking, however, that leads to this type of project mentality. Enterprise leaders commonly think of transformation as something done at a corporate level - something the organization does to itself. But that mindset creates a separation between the act of transformation at an organizational level and the transformation that must occur within each individual to make organizational transformation a reality. The truth, however, is that there is no such thing as organization... (more)

[video] How Serverless Changes Cloud, and Your Job | @CloudExpo @CloudTP #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps

View Mid-Day Keynote: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How Serverless Computing Changes Cloud, and Your Job In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. View Mid-Day Keynote: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitati... (more)

Three #DigitalTransformation Truths | @CloudExpo #ArtificialIntelligence #DX

Three Digital Transformation Truths and One Great Myth By Charles Araujo It's conference season and, as you might expect, Jason and I have been on the road covering a bunch of them. It's always great to see what the disruptive players in the market are doing - and this year did not disappoint. But there is one thing that repeatedly happens that just gets under my skin: transformation-washing. As Jason explained in a Forbes article over a year ago, ‘washing' is when a vendor (or pundit) applies a buzzword loosely in an overt attempt to attach themselves to its buzz. And transformation-washing is rampant. At virtually every event vendors bombarded the attendees with all the reasons that this tool or that solution was the driving force behind digital transformation. Unquestionably, many of these tools are innovative and represent genuine breakthroughs. But no tool, in a... (more)

[session] Visual Cloud and #DevOps | @CloudExpo #Serverless #CloudNative

Cloud DevOps with a Visual Model As people view cloud as a preferred option to build IT systems, the size of the cloud-based system is getting bigger and more complex. As the system gets bigger, more people need to collaborate from design to management. As more people collaborate to create a bigger system, the need for a systematic approach to automate the process is required. Just as in software, cloud now needs DevOps. In this session, the audience can see how people can solve this issue with a visual model. Visual models have existed for a long time. It is easy to perceive and understand, so people set various standards around the various models. And it's ideal for cloud DevOps, just like CAD is for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Kihyeon Kim, CEO and Head of R&D at Cloud4U, will present common models for overall DevOps st... (more)

[session] Continuous Deployment for #Docker | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #DX

Continuous Deployment for Docker: Lessons Learned from Rolling Out our Real Live Service Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features or change requirements In her session at @DevOpsSummit, Peter Nickolov, co-founder and CTO of Opsani, will share the journey her engineering team took to continuously deploy their container... (more)