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DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Call for Papers" is now open. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps,  AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. Speaking Opportunities ▸ Here Sponsorship Opportunities ▸ Here Secrets of Our Most Popular Faculty Members ▸ Here Cloud Topics will include: Machine Learning Consumption-Based Billing Cognitive Computing Cloud-Based Compliance Cloud Federation and Intercloud Virtual Private SaaS (VPS) Hardware as a Service SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Green IT Application Portability Automation Mobility High-Perf... (more)

CloudEXPO TV: @IBMGraph with @ShannaKam | @CloudExpo @IBMcloud #GIS #GraphDatabases

"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York will be held November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes. O... (more)

Capital One Presented at @DevOpsSummit New York | @TopoPal #DevOps

From Our Faculty Archives: @DevOpsSummit New York 2015 DevOps at Enterprise: Capital One Shifts Left In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, told a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise - driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" - Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, Capital One now has 500+ Agile Teams delivering quality software via Agile and DevOps practices. Speaker Bio Tapabrata Pal has 20 years of IT experience in various technology roles (Developer, Operations Engineer and Architect) in the retail, healthcare and finance industries. Over... (more)

eQ! Foundation: Build Enterprise-class e-Business Apps with Little to No Coding

(December 13, 2002) - Browsersoft Inc. recently released eQ! Foundation, the first declarative development framework for Java that gives mainstream application developers the ability to build enterprise-class e-business applications with little to no Java coding or expertise. Browsersoft's offering marks a departure from traditional Rapid Application Development approaches, and technologies such as code generation tools. Using the eQ! Foundation, developers focus their time defining quality business components that are critical to the success of applications throughout the enterprise. The eQ! Foundation then combines robust services with an easy-to-learn configuration environment that allows developers to build and deploy applications with little to no coding. This declarative approach to development not only focuses resources toward solving the business, rather tha... (more)

Is Sun Rising or Setting?

Today was strange. First Sun announces it's open cloud computing platform. Sun Unveils Open Cloud Computing Platform "Sun on Wednesday announced plans to offer its own Open Cloud Platform, starting with server and storage services aimed at developers who need an extended platformto produce a new application. Sun expects to have cloud servers and storage available to customers by "this summer," where customers will run applications under Windows, Solaris or Linux in Sun VirtualBox virtual machines. Open Cloud Platform will compete with Amazon(NSDQ: AMZN ).com's Elastic Compute Cloud and S3 storage services." Then ... IBM in Talks to Buy Sun in Bid to Add to Web Heft "International Business Machines Corp. is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems Inc., people familiar with the matter said, a combination that would bolster IBM's heft on the Internet, in software and in finance and... (more)

PaaS: .NET vs Java EE

Windows Azure and PaaS for the .NET World Ever since the beginning of this century a comparison between the platform capabilities of Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition) and Microsoft .NET has been a common discussion when choosing an enterprise platforms. With the advent of Cloud, Microsoft has taken a lead with the Windows Azure PaaS (Platform as a Service). Many key decision makers for cloud enablement now have questions on how good an equivalent the Java EE platform could be. Windows Azure Stack From a platform perspective Windows Azure provides a complete list of options that are available to.NET developers  in a  ‘On Premise' setup, which includes: Full support for .NET framework and languages like C#, Visual Basic Web development using ASP.NET Distributed processing using WCF (Windows Communication Framework) Enterprise database support with SQL Azure Data acce... (more)

Jazillian Expands Portfolio of Java(TM) Translation Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazillian, Inc., a company specializing in translating legacy code to Java(TM) code, announced today its new translation solution designed to enable the migration of C++ to Java in SOA and J2EE web-based environments at the JavaOne(TM) Conference in San Francisco, CA. Like Jazillian's C-to-Java Solution and the COBOL-to-Java Solution, this new solution replaces the manual rewrite process of code translation. Taking significantly less time and fewer resources, the solution enables clients to focus on the high-level design issues instead of time-consuming translation problems. Using a pattern-matching, rules-based engine to generate "natural" Java source code, the C++-to-Java solution produces high-quality Java code that is readable, consistent and maintainable. The Java output code is customized based on client and application n... (more)

Sun Microsystems Introduces Sun Rapid Solutions, a Set of New Services to Help Customers Cut Costs and Increase Datacenter Efficiency

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the availability of Sun(TM) Rapid Solutions, a new set of solutions designed to meet rapidly changing business needs. The three solutions were developed by Sun to target specific customer network infrastructure requirements around global web buildout, datacenter efficiency and high performance computing. “Today's market challenges drive the need to demonstrate business return on investment,” said Amy O'Connor, vice president, Services Marketing, Sun Microsystems. “Sun's Rapid Solutions combine our portfolio of products with services that get customers on the fast track to deployment and help them remain focused on building their business.” Businesses are under increasing pressure to reduce cost and complexity while also staying focused on providing value for their customer base. Based on standardized IP architect... (more)

NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Conexant Systems, Zoran, National Semiconductor and EZchip Semiconductor

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has updated outlooks for Conexant Systems (Nasdaq: CNXT), Zoran (Nasdaq: ZRAN), National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM) and EZchip Semiconductor (Nasdaq: EZCH). Editor Paul McWilliams has displayed uncanny accuracy in predicting the ebb and flow of the markets during the last 12 months. He not only called the relief rally that started in November 2008 and nailed the March bottom to the day, but also predicted the catalysts that would start what has been one of the most significant recovery rallies in NASDAQ history. In an effort to prepare his readers for the remainder of 2009 and help them position their portfolios for the coming year, Next Inning has published McWilliams' S... (more)

Groupon Announces Sri Viswanath as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com) today announced Sri Viswanath as its Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. He will report to interim CEO Eric Lefkofsky. “We are extremely excited to add someone of Sri’s reputation, talent and vision,” Lefkofsky said. “Technology is at the center of our mission to surprise and delight consumers every day with unbeatable deals when they are out and about. Sri’s addition will help us further cement Groupon as a daily destination for consumers across the world.” Viswanath joins Groupon from VMWare, where he served as vice president of research and development for mobile computing. Prior to VMWare, he was senior vice president of Engineering at Glam Media and general manager of its publisher products group. He was also the SVP of Engineering at Ning, Inc., and was instrumental in that company’s acquisition ... (more)

A Cup of AJAX? Nay, Just Regular Java Please

These days everyone is talking about AJAX. It’s supposed to be a cool way of creating Web applications. The idea is noble: instead of rendering an entire HTML page on each little change on the page, it’s much better to send an asynchronous request that will  get the data for you and refresh only the relevant portion of the screen. Every author writing on AJAX is giving the same (the only? ) example where this technology is being used: Google maps and email. (BTW, I’m a little sick of these examples). Since I’m not going to be helping Google in improving their maps, I’d like to see some real-world examples implementing  this technology.  Ajax proponents will immediately come with this exciting example of how great it is to refresh some  screen info as the user enters character in a text field. And here's  a sample conversation that might have happened between an imag... (more)

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Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure using the Kublr platform, and how Kubernetes objects, such as persistent volumes, ingress rules, and services, can be used to abstract from the infrastructure.
Everyone wants the rainbow - reduced IT costs, scalability, continuity, flexibility, manageability, and innovation. But in order to get to that collaboration rainbow, you need the cloud! In this presentation, we'll cover three areas: First - the rainbow of benefits from cloud collaboration. There are many different reasons why more and more companies and institutions are moving to the cloud. Benefits include: cost savings (reducing on-prem infrastructure, reducing data center foot print, reducing IT support costs), enabling growth (ensuring a highly available, highly scalable infrastructure), increasing employee access & engagement (by having collaboration tools that are usable and available globally regardless of location there will be an increased connectedness amongst teams and individuals that will help increase both efficiency and productivity.)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silicon India has been named “Media Sponsor” of 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. Published in Silicon Valley, Silicon India magazine is the premiere platform for CIOs to discuss their innovative enterprise solutions and allows IT vendors to learn about new solutions that can help grow their business.
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. SD-WAN helps enterprises to take advantage of the exploding landscape of cloud applications and services, due to its unique capability to support all things cloud related.