Enterprise DevOps Journey, The Things No One Told Me...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and
cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This
was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very
long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no
longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond
reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a
fundamental difference, even changed our culture.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Amir Fried, Software
Architect at Amdocs, will take you through Amdocs past, present and future,
sharing valuable insights.
Amir Fried is a Software Architect at Amdocs, a company with more than 25,000
employees serving customers in over 90 countries. He is... (more)
The Most Popular Programming Languages for 2017
By Jordan Bach
It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2017. But with the new year comes
new challenges, new opportunities—and, of course—new software projects.
One of the most important questions beginner, intermediate, and advanced
coders all have to answer before they begin their next project is which
programming language to use. Instead of reaching for an old favorite, pause
for a moment to consider the options.
There are no perfect languages, so it’s important to take the time to
understand the tradeoffs. When you decide on a language, you also determine
what libraries and tools you have at your disposal, the pool of candidates
you can hire, the availability of documentation, and much more. In this
article, we examine the top programming languages from leading industry
sources to help you make an informed decision ... (more)
We Can Work IT Out: The In-House IT and MSP Dynamic
In-house IT professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) have had an
interesting relationship over the course of IT history. Yes, they are vastly
different, but if we drew a Venn diagram of IT and the MSP, the intersection
of the two is worth exploring, particularly regarding how IT professionals
can best manage their MSPs and work harmoniously to advance the common goal
of IT performance.
For IT professionals, the very utterance of the acronym "MSP" may conjure
feelings of skepticism and fearing the reaper, which doesn't need to be the
case. MSPs don't always equal outsourcing IT in its entirety. Let's explore
common scenarios where in-house IT professionals and MSPs work together,
because in these cases, in-house IT professionals need to understand how to
get the most out of these relationships and up-level... (more)
The mad dash to connect virtually every noun to the internet or the Internet
of Things is creating a massive M2M network for all the devices, systems,
sensors and actuators to connect & communicate on the Internet.
With that, they need a communications protocol to understand each other. One
of those is Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT). MQTT is a “subscribe
and publish” messaging protocol designed for lightweight machine-to-machine
(or IoT) communications.
In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I light up how MQTT works.
IoT Ready Infrastructure IoT Effect on Applications IoT Influence on Society
What are These "Things? The Intruders of Things
Internet [email protected], taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New
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Brand owners are caught in a digital crossfire.
From one direction comes intense competitive pressure to innovate or to at
least follow very, very quickly. From the precisely opposite direction comes
the potentially existential threat of an app very publicly flopping or - even
worse - being very publicly revealed to jeopardize the customer's well-being.
Either way, you lose brand value in a social marketplace where brand is your
What's a brand owner to do?
The car industry offers an excellent case in point. One day, carmakers are
climbing all over each other to position themselves as au courant with Apple
CarPlay and Google Auto. The next day they are scurrying to determine their
vulnerability to the kind of car hack described in a Wired story getting
plastered all over digital and traditional media.
The roller coaster ride that auto br... (more)
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WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working
with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about
WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was.
You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find
the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly
documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when
things went wrong.
Those in the industry have been working hard to sweeten the deal again -
efforts have been made to bring WebRTC into the mainstream and as a result
the technology is experiencing a rebirth. Thanks to those who have remained
dedicated to improving the situation for those around them, WebRTC is finally
starting to fulfill the original expectations that were had of it. Both the
WebRTC Business Models Beyond Video Conferencing
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WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form
of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going
beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with
capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and
augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, introduced the
technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments
performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas such as
entertainment, video surveillance, interactive media broadcasting, gaming or
advertising. He concluded with a discussion of their potential business
applications beyond plain call models.
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Five Steps to DevOps Success - Avoiding the High Cost of Downtime
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a
critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the
average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5
billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on
the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for
development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations
In his session at DevOps Summit, Anand Akela, provided an overview of the
research and share five steps to DevOps success leveraging an application
performance management solution. He will also discuss how BizDevOps takes the
concept of DevOps to a new level by bringing the business context and
insights to day-to-day DevOps a... (more)
Overcoming the Challenges in Testing WebRTC Services
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses
some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but
also for those who need to test and monitor these services.
In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC,
reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and
monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
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Tsahi Levent-Levi is co-founder of testRTC, a WebRTC testing and monitoring
company, as well as an independent analyst and consultant for WebRTC.
Tsahi Levent-Levi has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications,
VoIP and 3G industry as an engineer, manager, marketer and CTO. He is an
entrepreneur, independent analyst and consultant, assisting companies to form
a bri... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Adobe has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of
SYS-CON's 19th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016 at
the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers
develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build
loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones,
computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by
millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to
enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its
established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not only to make great
content, but to manage, measure and monetize it for maximum impact.
For more information, visit www.adobe.com.
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Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful
dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the
data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people
understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are
interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these
people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on
their mind like "How is my application doing" but no idea how to get a proper
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In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Alois Reitbauer, Chief Technical
Strategist at Dynatrace, discussed how they have worked to build a
conversational interface on top of Artificial Intelligence to... (more)
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
Jan. 17, 2017 01:45 AM EST Reads: 5,203
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, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
Jan. 17, 2017 12:45 AM EST Reads: 6,006
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Jan. 16, 2017 11:45 PM EST Reads: 4,187
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 16, 2017 11:30 PM EST Reads: 3,516
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was.
You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Jan. 16, 2017 09:00 PM EST Reads: 7,441
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Jan. 16, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 4,578
The proper isolation of resources is essential for multi-tenant environments. The traditional approach to isolate resources is, however, rather heavyweight. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Igor Drobiazko, co-founder of elastic.io, drew upon his own experience with operating a Docker container-based infrastructure on a large scale and present a lightweight solution for resource isolation using microservices. He also discussed the implementation of microservices in data and application integrat...
Jan. 16, 2017 06:45 PM EST Reads: 3,490
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
Jan. 16, 2017 05:00 PM EST Reads: 4,021
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files.
He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest.
Jan. 16, 2017 03:30 PM EST Reads: 4,824
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
Jan. 16, 2017 03:15 PM EST Reads: 365
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 16, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 5,272
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Jan. 16, 2017 01:45 PM EST Reads: 3,599
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Jan. 16, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 3,320
Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and associated copy data management practices. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in Product and Solution at Tintri, will talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. He will also...
Jan. 16, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 1,033
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
Jan. 16, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 855
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jan. 16, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 5,482
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Jan. 16, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 5,021
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 16, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 3,374
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
Jan. 16, 2017 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,416
Discover top technologies and tools all under one roof at April 24–28, 2017, at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, CA. Explore the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test Expo and enjoy all of these unique opportunities: The latest solutions, technologies, and tools in mobile or IoT software development and testing. Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today's most innovative organizations
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