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Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his general session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore the ways that Nutanix technologies empower teams to react faster than ever before and connect teams in ways that were either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures. Speaker Bio Chris Brown is a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix. He has 6 years of IT experience, with the majority of that time being spent i... (more)

The Pros and Cons of an Industry Cloud | @CloudExpo #SDN #DataCenter

When call centers first came about in the 1960s, they were built over PBX systems. Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) are essentially a small-scale version of the telephone exchange and are typically handled by one of the few telephone network providers in the country. Fast forward to today, a call center software provider does not need to own even the VoIP line that is necessary to handle communication. The software can simply connect to third party VoIP services with the help of an API and get started on their service. The cloud has brought down the cost of operating a business and while this is a good thing for the consumers, it also means a rise in the number of competitors one has to deal with. Service providers in saturated industries have tried to carve a niche by launching what are now known as industry cloud applications. In short, these are niche cloud applicat... (more)

Baby, It’s Cloudy Outside | @CloudExpo #APM #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Baby, It's Cloudy Outside By Christine Cignoli It's the holiday season, and one IT wish list item may be cloud control and confidence. There's a whole new crop of companies offering cloud management and governance services to ease the adoption and maintenance of cloud. There are a lot of challenges to getting the best value out of cloud, like security, multi-cloud management and end-to-end visibility. This time of year is ideal for eating a lot and finding out where your gifts are hidden around the house. Soon enough, though, it'll be resolution time when the new year arrives and you take stock of your big-picture goals for 2017. We hear a lot about "digital transformation" and modernizing IT, which can seem like awfully lofty goals. What's the actual day-to-day plan? What are the actions IT teams, managers and CIOs can take to make sure they're improving upon their... (more)

Stackify Launches APM+ | @CloudExpo @Stackify [#Cloud]

Cloud-based application performance monitoring and management provider Stackify announces the launch of their APM+ (Application Performance Management) solution for Microsoft® ASP.NET, a cost-effective solution offering real-time, code-level insights for business-critical applications. This lightweight solution requires minimal server resources while giving developers continuous code-level visibility into application behavior to improve their system's overall performance. Stackify's new APM+ solution was designed to run on production servers, thus allowing developers to capture and fix application performance problems immediately instead of requiring them to spend time reproducing reported errors in order to solve them. The new APM+ moves beyond many traditional APM solutions on the market that are either too expensive or have high resource utilization, causing dev... (more)

9th Cloud Expo | Speaker Faculty A–Z

With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) beginning its final two days at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's remind you in greater detail about all the the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT? Just click on the speaker name of your choice to go straight to the relevant Cloud Expo Speaker Profile. Brett Adam - CTO at rPath Michael Adams - GPM at VMware Brian Adler - Sr. Professional Services Architect at RightScale Rahul Akolkar - Services Cloud Platform  team at IBM Allen Allison - Chief Security Officer at NaviS... (more)

Disrupting Application Architecture | @CloudExpo #SaaS #PaaS #Cloud #AI #ML

A revolutionary change in the industry was the foundation for cloud on the automation of virtualization technologies. Initially it was meant for infrastructure, but with the advent of new and innovative cloud services it has crossed the boundary of Infrastructure and invaded the application space. The concept of ‘as a Service' model has three pillars: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). Over a period of time cloud services have grown and diversified to the extent that clubbing the services into these three pillars is not only difficult but unattainable. That's the reason none of the public cloud providers classify their services in ‘as a Service' model category. A public cloud provider has an edge over a private cloud and differentiates itself by providing rich services as compared to focus on automation ... (more)

Cloud Application Migration

The business value of a cloud model does not require any special emphasis to enterprises. The Infrastructure elasticity promises to offer the desired flexibility that allows businesses to penetrate new and emerging markets without the risk of a significant capital expenditure. The free cash flow made available will allow businesses to increase spending on R&D or other strategic initiatives. For small and medium businesses, Cloud Computing offers an ecosystem that allows them to co-exist, if not compete, with large businesses. For large businesses, it's a natural progression of how IT could better optimize its data centers and deliver more value for the business. What are the real challenges that make organizations take a cautious, wait-and-watch approach to cloud adoption? The reasons are many. For one, concerns with regard to security and regulatory compliance overs... (more)

Cloud Computing and Big Data in 2013: What's Coming Next?

What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo / BigDataExpo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the fast-approaching year ahead. 2013 Will Be The Year of Big Data  | The Internet of Things | Cloud To The Rescue (DR) | SSD John Engates | @jengates CTO of Rackspace Hosting Now its CTO, John joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit. Most recently, he has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace's cloud computing strategy an... (more)

Hidden Exceptions & Application Performance Problems | @DevOps #APM #DevOps

Case Study: How GeeksWithBlogs Found Hidden Exceptions & Application Performance Problems Exceptions in .NET can be very expensive when it comes to CPU cycles. Read how Geeks with Blogs (http://geekswithblogs.net) used Stackify APM+ to improve the performance of their application. About Geeks with Blogs (GWB) Thousands of software developers use Geeks with Blogs (GWB) to host their own personal blog. The code base has slowly morphed and has been modified by several developers over 15 years. As a free service, GWB decided to use Stackify to try improve the overall page load times and CPU usage with the hopes of also being able to use fewer servers to cut hosting costs and improve application performance and user experience. Here’s their story: How GWB uses Stackify APM+ to improve its application performance We installed Stackify APM+ on our web servers and configured l... (more)

[whitepaper] New Vistas Of Revenue | @CloudExpo @CalsoftInc #DataCenter

Download Whitepaper Here Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availability, efficient and greener solutions can offer much reduced operational expenses (OPEX) to the cloud service providers. Further considering the reduced OPEX, voluminous deployment in cloud environment, lesser form factors (i.e. reduced real estate investment) and intrinsic design solutions, capital expenses (CAPEX) becomes much equitable and compelli... (more)

Clearing the Confusion Around "Private Cloud"

I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’? It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at TechTarget. Let me give it a shot. First, Cloud is about leveraging economies of scale whether it is public or private. Large companies like Citi Bank, P&G, Unilever, Pfizer have the economies of scale to create an equivalent of ‘Amazon EC2′ within the corporate network.When most people refer to ‘Private Cloud’ they are thinking about Virtualization. Private Cloud != Virtualization. To me, Cloud =... (more)