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Best Practices for Enterprise Cloud Adoption - How Cloud Infrastructure Automation Delivers the Agility, Speed and Cost Benefits This talk centers around how to automate best practices in a multi-/hybrid-cloud world based on our work with customers like GE, Discovery Communications and Fannie Mae. Today's enterprises are reaping the benefits of cloud computing, but also discovering many risks and challenges. In the age of DevOps and the decentralization of IT, it's easy to over-provision resources, forget that instances are running, or unintentionally expose vulnerabilities. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeremy Snyder, VP of Business Development at DivvyCloud, will discuss the approaches to take control of your cloud with self-healing infrastructure, while realizing the promised agility, speed and cost benefits of the cloud. Speaker Bio Jeremy Snyder is the ... (more)

Hitachi to Present #DX at @CloudExpo | @HDScorp #AI #DigitalTransformation

Shift Happens: Why Enterprise Cloud and Managed Services Are the Future of Integrations The hot topics in the industry today seem to center around Digital Transformation and Mobile Apps. While a digital transformation strategy is crucial to keep up with the chaos in your industry, customer demands, and other disruptions, the need to create mobile apps to remain relevant in your market and to your customers is equally a no-brainer. Regardless of the approach, the next question always seems to pop up: What architecture should I chose? Native? Hybrid? Managed? Hosted? In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Baker, Senior Managing Director, Emerging Business Portfolio, Hitachi Data Systems, will explore the differences between these architectural approaches and the impact they have on the portability and mobility of organizational data, security concerns to keep in m... (more)

‘Enterprise DevOps’ By @JPMorgenthal | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, the question remains, is culture the leading edge of this change? I posit that in large enterprises, culture change is the result of effective process and organizational change fostered by good IT leaders and is not the front end of change. In his session at DevOps Summit, JP Morgenthal, Director, Cloud Computing Practice at Perficient, discusse... (more)

SeaMicro Upgrades Atom Server to 64-Bit Architecture

It's not every little start-up that can say that Intel built it its own personal processor but that's what SeaMicro says happened when it needed a 64-bit Atom chip for its newfangled Atom-based servers. SeaMicro CEO Andrew Feldman claims the 75-man company saw pretty enthusiastic adoption - it was "flooded with orders," as he described it, for its first-generation 32-bit machine - enough for supply to have run short because the outfit hadn't ordered enough of its proprietary ASICs, which had an 18-week lead time.  But there were potential customers that told the start-up to come back when it had a 64-bit machine. They couldn't fit their data in 2GB of OS addressable memory and didn't want to screw around recompiling their software to 32-bits. So SeaMicro importuned Intel for the dingus and Intel built the low-power N570 dual-core processor for SeaMicro's dense new ... (more)

Embracing the New Enterprise IT: Cloud Databases

As infrastructure has grown and mainstream database vendors have tweaked the cloud service model to apply to their own niche, cloud database technology has become an increasingly possible alternative to on-premises databases. Cloud database services offer many of the same benefits of other cloud services: Reduced in-house maintenance and patching, increased free time for IT staff and database administrators, and outsourced 24/7 data management and recovery. Background of Cloud Database Technology Cloud databases operate similarly to other cloud offerings. The host owns the servers and databases, and rents databases to enterprises, which can purchase as much or as little space as they need. The underlying maintenance, upgrading and security monitoring are performed by the host, freeing up in-house personnel from time-intensive maintenance. At present, cloud data mod... (more)

BYOID Exposes the “Digital Divide” Between IT and the Business

A growing number of websites allow visitors to log in using a digital identity from a trusted 3rd party -- like Facebook, Microsoft, PayPal, or Google. The fancy term for this is "federated identity," but most people call it Bring Your Own Identity, or BYOID. In today's application economy, organizations need to securely deliver new apps to grow their business quickly. This can increase IT risks, which puts a premium on an organization's ability to simplify the user experience without sacrificing security. Using an existing digital or social identity issued by a trusted third party to access applications can help organizations meet the need for simplicity, security and a positive customer experience. The Ponemon Institute and CA Technologies recently surveyed 1,589 IT security practitioners and 1,526 business users worldwide to understand how companies view BYOID. ... (more)

Deploy a Private Cloud in Minutes | @CloudExpo @Accelerite #Cloud

Zero to Cloud in 60 Minutes The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren't yet translating into a true "cloud" experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the "private cloud" market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, will explore the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between what is available in the public cloud and the early private clouds? He will also introduce their approach to solving the problem - how do we get an enterprise to deploy a private cloud in minutes that can compete with any public cloud in terms of functionality, cost and ease-of-use? Speaker Bio Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite. He is a techno... (more)

The DevOps Movement | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #DevOps #Monitoring

I recently hosted a webinar on Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit of Excellence that covers best practices for developing enterprise software that is both flexible and reliable. As software development becomes an integral part of today's enterprise, and teams are often dispersed globally, it's important as a developer to have some tried and true best practices to stand by. Scaling these principles and duplicating successes across the distributed enterprise can be a challenge however, particularly if other organizational stakeholders are turning on the heat when it comes to security, costs, and concerns about shadow IT. Often IT leaders and software development leaders have different priorities; they may be competing for the ear of C-level executives when it comes to resources and urgency. It's important to remember that they have the same agenda-to ensure th... (more)

Tips to Scaling the Enterprise for DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Tips to Scaling the Enterprise for DevOps By Divesh Rupani During a recent webinar XebiaLabs’ own Sunil Mavadia, Director of Customer Success, and Tim Buntel, Vice President of Products, discussed how to scale the enterprise for DevOps and Continuous Delivery. We compiled a list of steps from the presentation. Take a look: 1. Create a highly performing DevOps environment The first step to scaling your enterprise should be doing whatever you can to ensure you have a high performing DevOps environment. Evaluate the strengths of your enterprise and what you hope to accomplish, then decide whether you’d like to start with Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, or, the final phase, Continuous Delivery. You can start slowly, but you have to start somewhere. The following is a short list of simple things you can do to ensure your environment is truly high performing: ... (more)

Is Web 2.0 Dead or Is It Thriving?

If you listen to Gartner then you will get confused. In 2009, Gartner in their Hype Cycle declared that Web 2.0 is the technology which will have transformational impact on enterprise. However, on 2010, Web 2.0 does not even find a place in the Hype Cycle. Since Gartner is sending confusing signals, let us look at other signals to evaluate what we can conclude about the: Transformational impact of Web 2.0 Level of adoption of Web 2.0 Web 2.0 has three distinct subdivisions. Each of them can be independently evaluated for the impact and adoption to see if Gartner was right in 2009 or are they giving the correct message in 2010. Web 2.0 Fabric: There are innovators who have established infrastructure on the internet which acts as a medium of interaction between and among individuals and organizations. Every such successful innovation adds a technology to the list of ... (more)

Hitachi Stakes Out Cloud Storage with Advanced New Products

Hitachi Data Systems has sharpened its focus on "Big Data Clouds" with today's announcement of the latest version of its Hitachi Content Platform and a new product called the Hitachi Data Ingestor.  Together, they can be used by cloud service providers and distributed IT organizations to make easier, cheaper and safer to but large amounts of data, especially unstructured content, into the cloud. The Hitachi Content Platform is one big honkin' object store that can hold as much as 40 petabytes (1024 terabytes) of both structured and unstructured data per physical cluster, presented to both users and applications with a single, unified object view.   The HCP employs what the company calls "intelligent object" that can, "manage themselves given certain conditions" and eliminate the need for a "master control program" It includes a number of features for cloud service p... (more)