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Adopting an Application Performance Management (APM) strategy will help you manage the quality of the Customer Experience. The challenge is that APM has evolved into a mosaic of monitoring tools, analytic engines, and event processors that provide many solutions to different problem se...
SYS-CON Events announced today that PEER 1 Hosting, the global web infrastructure and cloud hosting provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. PEER 1 Hosting, a wholly-...
Whether they admit it or not, the emergence of public cloud providers has dramatically altered the playing field for hardware vendors of every type. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its competitors opened Pandora’s box by introducing the world to a completely programmatic, scalable, evolv...
The time has come for humanity's first interstellar trek to Terranuvem, the cloud planet, and Chief Engineer Cyrus Agarwal has been chosen to ready a ship for the voyage. He must make the right architectural choices to transform the ship for the long journey and be prepared for the unk...
Normally in a document database such as CouchDB or BigCouch, data is queried using b-tree indexes built with map-reduce functions. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Brad Bonn, Systems Engineer at Cloudant, will discuss how Cloudant has extended the platform to natively take advantag...
“We recommend that Ops people take a Dev person to lunch and vice versa,” said Matt Selheimer, SVP of Marketing at ITinvolve, in this exclusive Q&A with Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff. “It’s a great way to build bridges, foster collaboration, and better understand what is “upstream” ...
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Dan Rosanova, Sr. Architect at West Monroe Partners, will examine how Big Data and cloud computing technologies will shape the emerging Internet of Things that promises to connect a trillion devices in the next decade. The sheer numbers and volume o...
Cloud technology brings one of the most fundamental changes to the global business model in decades. Originally seen as a desirable efficiency, today cloud delivery models have become operational necessities that drive improvements in business performance and innovation. In his sessi...
“Most on-premise vendors assume that creating a virtual deployment instance of their software and hosting it through AWS makes them a cloud provider,” noted Jeff Morris, VP of Product Marketing at GoodData, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vane...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud-enabled data centers, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Avere deliv...
Most enterprises are concerned with security and privacy when putting data into the cloud, but what about latency? In putting data in the cloud, you need to make sure you have a sense for latency or the time it takes for messages to traverse the network (and back). If your message suff...
Last month, the Information Security Forum released their annual prediction of the top 10 information security threats they foresee for the next two years – through 2016. While I found the entire list insightful, half of the list resonated strongly with me as someone who is working wit...
“I see almost no one running hybrid clouds,” noted Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. “The few examples are usually public cloud deployments with backup and/or DR options in a private setup.” Cloud Co...
“Hybrids need to coexist with private and public clouds as that’s what cloud consumers will request,” noted Chris Tella, CMO and EVP of Sales at Basic6, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. “The best advice I’ve heard so far was fr...
How are hybrid clouds evolving to allow the coexistence of private and public clouds? What are the challenges to meeting a true hybrid cloud scenario? Businesses large and small have been at times both seduced and confused by the grand promise of the cloud. But when they talk about “h...
“As the cloud service provider market place grows, and cloud standards evolve to support interoperability and transparent migration capabilities, the corporate business risk concerns will be addressed and then, and only then, we may see the cloud architecture move toward replacing on-p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, a leading IT infrastructure and cloud provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Peak 10 provides hybrid infrastructure ser...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, has been named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading hybrid cloud storage company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Cloudian is a Foster C...
Server virtualization is no longer hype. It¹s reality. But as the infrastructure has converged, with server virtualization leading consolidation efforts, blind spots now exist causing more and more data to be hidden from enterprise tools. With more emphasis on data analysis for applica...
Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offered by cloud providers are too often about Specification and not Service. It should come as no surprise that vanity metrics, like Availability, are used instead of business metrics because they are simple to measure and easy to misconstrue. Metrics t...
Ariba’s product and services roadmap is rapidly evolving, including gaining more analytics capabilities. BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand how at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas. To learn more about the recent news at Ariba LIVE -- and also what...
Arlington Computer Products improved their financial processes and operations using the new AribaPay cloud-based B2B payment service. Agile business services are entering into a new era, an integrated and on-demand approach to ordering, billing, and settlement processes between buyers...
NuoDB, Inc., on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of the Blackbirds Free Edition of the NuoDB product on the newly launched preview of the IBM Cloud Marketplace. “The new IBM marketplace will be the primary destination for customers deploying cloud applications and service...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silanis, the world’s leading electronic signature provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Silanis is the world’s leading electron...
In 2013, Adobe took the bold step of moving from a perpetual licensing model to a subscription-based model to sell its creative software. The world is becoming more connected, collaborative and mobile, and Adobe wanted to make the shift to meet those needs. The process began in 2012 wh...
In today’s application economy, enterprise organizations realize that it’s their applications that are the heart and soul of their business. If their application users have a bad experience, their revenue and reputation are at stake. As public, private and hybrid cloud are becoming m...
APIs came about to help companies create and manage their digital ecosystem, enabling them not only to reach more customers through more devices, but also create a large supporting ecosystem of developers and partners. While Facebook, Twitter and Netflix were the early adopters of APIs...
Every company worries about competition. When I ran a large enterprise solutions organization, I took steps every day to ensure we were outpacing the competition. Frequently this involved making “build” vs “buy” decisions for the various product parts or services we needed to drive our...
Gigamon® Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), has released financial results for the first quarter ended March 29, 2014. Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $31.8 million, compared to $25.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, representing growth of 23% year-over-year. GAAP gros...
Cloud computing security can be a conundrum. The point of using the public cloud is to outsource certain infrastructure and application needs to third party providers, after all. How can you secure your data once it leaves your perimeter and your control? As puzzling as it may seem, th...
Setting up a deployment process on the cloud means a variety of choices. Most likely you’re prepared to make some tradeoffs. But getting a view across these potential tradeoffs can be difficult. Here are six popular deployments and advice for making the best choice for your organizatio...
Cloud backup and recovery services are critical to safeguarding an organization’s data and ensuring business continuity when technical failures and outages occur. With so many choices, how do you find the right provider for your specific needs? In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Dani...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann has been named Summit Chair of DevOps Summit 2014 Silicon Valley. The 3rd International DevOps Summit will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is set to be one of the mo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, providers of Stackato, the platform for the agile enterprise, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. ActiveState believ...
Now, up to five existing Windows or Linux servers can be migrated to Windstream Hosted Solutions vCloud infrastructure at no cost via Racemi’s cloud migration technology. Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to p...
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his Gene...
While articles on cloud computing are popping up everywhere, very few actually understand what it is and how it can help in business. In reality, cloud computing is all about making access to data easier regardless of your location. Cloud computing enables users to store files and sof...
Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization’s assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensi...
As organizations continue expanding their adoption of the public cloud, many IT and security professionals are beginning to see that they need improved cloud-monitoring and cloud-auditing capabilities. By cloud monitoring, I’m referring to the process of identifying cloud use within an...