Impact of Third-Party Tags on Performance: Take II
By Dawn Parzych
Two years ago, we published an ebook on the True Impact of Third-party Tags.
A lot can change in two years, especially when it comes to technology, so we
felt it was time to revisit the sites we tested. In 2015, we analyzed sites
across four verticals – US banking, ecommerce, news, and travel – to see
what impact third-party tags have on page weight, response times, and the
number of requests. We conducted the same analysis on these sites based on
data from November 2016, during which over 600,000 test runs were analyzed.
If I said I had no assumptions going into the analysis, I would be lying.
There are always assumptions or hypotheses involved in an analysis such as
this. Here were a few of mine:
Average page sizes would increase Percentage of third party requests would
increase Response times woul... (more)
Persistent Storage for Containers
In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all
sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such
as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased
flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent.
Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases
simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure,
adding additional complexity.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Denis Guyadeen, a Product
Manager at Nutanix, will explore the benefits of persistent containers, talk
about why persistence for containers makes sense and explore some of the
Nutanix technologies that enable this persistence.
Denis Guyadeen is a Product Manager at Nutanix and currently leading the
Four Signs Your Network Needs Saving
The network is at the core of every business, yet the majority of today's
networks were not designed to handle the next generation of business
requirements. More than two decades ago the world standardized on the
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) / Internet Protocol (IP) stack and little
innovation has taken place in routing since. Modern networks are built upon
the same fundamental protocols established before anyone could envision
current demands. This has given rise to an entire industry surrounding
routers aimed at delivering bolt-on functionality such as firewalls and load
balancers. This approach has resulted in outages and data breaches for
businesses as these jerry-rigged networks continue to grow too complex, too
fragile and too expensive to deliver the security, control and agility needed
for cloud, mobile and IoT ap... (more)
Advanced Network Scheduling and Isolation in Kubernetes Using a Containerized
Given the popularity of the containers, further investment in the telco/cable
industry is needed to transition existing VM-based solutions to containerized
cloud native deployments. The networking architecture of the solution
isolates the network traffic into different network planes (e.g., management,
control, and media). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in
container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Kuralamudhan
Ramakrishnan, a Senior Network Software Engineer at Intel, will discuss a
solution that aims to provide advanced scheduling and discovery of network
features in Kubernetes. Through a CNI plugin we support accelerations
(sr-iov/vt-d/ebpf/xdp), multi-tenancy/network and network... (more)
Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center
operating system, exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®,
which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016.
Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a
zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale's hardware-agnostic,
Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run
anything and scale everywhere, IT is empowered to take control of their data
centers. Stratoscale is offering a Hyperconverged cloud supporting OpenStack
out of the box.
Led by an experienced management team that brings a proven track record in
the field of startups, Stratoscale was named a "Cool Vendor in Servers and
Virtualization" by Gartner. Stratoscale is backed by leading investors
including: Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco, In... (more)
Six (or More) Data Center and Software Defined Management Dashboards
Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing
Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who
the six different dashboard solutions were instead of finding list of
dashboard considerations for modern data centers and data infrastructures.
Turns out the piece was nothing more than a list of six items featured as
part of the vendors (Sunbird) piece about what to look for in a dashboard
(e.g. their product). Sure there were some of the usual key performance
indicator (KPI) associated with or related to IT Service Management (ITSM),
Data Center Infrastructure (Insight/Information) Management (DCIM),
Configuration and Change management databases (CMDB), availability, capacity
and Performance Management Databases (PMDB) among others.
Space Inventory C... (more)
How to Become the "Most Popular" @CloudExpo, @ThingsExpo and @DevOpsSummit
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout
classes, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo are two of the most important technology
events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, Cloud Expo and
@ThingsExpo have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds
of sponsors and exhibitors!
In this blog post, I provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class
faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But
before reading these essential tips, please take a moment and watch this
brief video from Sandy Carter.
"Cloud Expo was really the event to connect with thought leaders, innovators,
business folks who are interested in what the cloud can bring to their
business. You know really how it allows them to bring the... (more)
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Static vs Dynamic Cloud
The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps' and resource allocation is
an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources
you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
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In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud
Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data
center' and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application
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Lee Atchison has 28 years of experience and committed his career to
architecting and building high scale, cloud-based, service-oriented, SaaS
View Ge... (more)
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran
have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo 2017.
The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017,
at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud
Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara
Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"DevOps is a key part of the culture of any successful enterprise today, and
of any enterprise that wants to be successful," said Roger Strukhoff,
Conference Chair of Cloud Expo. "We're now clearly in an era of lean, agile,
and flexible development and operations."
"DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in
decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and
I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the... (more)
Goodbye, Open Source: A New DNS for a New Internet
BYOD. IoT. Cloud computing. DevOps. IT professionals today have more demands
(and more acronyms) on their time than ever. Application development and
delivery are changing rapidly and increasing in complexity, revealing the
limitations of traditional DNS approaches in achieving modern network goals.
The IT department has made use of open source platforms for decades to
provide DNS and traffic management in their internal networks and for their
public, internet-facing services. The majority of DNS servers, both on the
internet and in enterprise intranets, are open source-based solutions such as
BIND, djbdns, PowerDNS, gdnsd and NSD.
It can feel like shoving a square peg into a round hole to try to adapt these
solutions to perform the functions needed in today's environments. In
addition, even with complex customizatio... (more)
With big corporations moving to the cloud for their computation needs, a new
type of resource usage model has come up recently that is called Server-less
Computing. Contrary to the meaning of the term “Server-less” in
“Server-less Computing,” it does not mean that servers are not involved.
Rather, it means that the developer is no longer required to worry about
provisioning and maintaining servers.
Server-less pushes the focus of the developer to adding features to their
applications, instead of working on the underlying infrastructure. The
concept behind this form of computation is that any web app, or rather any
workflow can be broken into multiple subtasks. These subtasks can then be
composed to perform the required actions. Thinking in terms of subtasks helps
the developers break down the monolithic application into several functional
components that can be sca... (more)
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Feb. 26, 2017 06:00 PM EST Reads: 886
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain.
Feb. 26, 2017 05:30 PM EST Reads: 1,930
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, a web developer at Linux Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers...
Feb. 26, 2017 05:30 PM EST Reads: 2,100
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Feb. 26, 2017 05:15 PM EST Reads: 1,881
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...
Feb. 26, 2017 05:00 PM EST Reads: 2,116
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Feb. 26, 2017 04:15 PM EST Reads: 1,651
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum 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, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
Feb. 26, 2017 03:45 PM EST Reads: 2,657
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, I provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading the...
Feb. 26, 2017 03:30 PM EST Reads: 8,893
"Storage is growing. All of IDC's estimates say that unstructured data is now 80% of the world's data. We provide storage systems that can actually deal with that scale of data - software-defined storage systems," stated Paul Turner, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Cloudian, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 17th Cloud Expo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. 26, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 7,092
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Feb. 26, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 2,437
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Feb. 26, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 2,351
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. 26, 2017 01:15 PM EST Reads: 2,200
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Feb. 26, 2017 01:15 PM EST Reads: 1,836
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Feb. 26, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 1,818
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new in...
Feb. 26, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 3,021
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
Feb. 26, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 603
@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...
Feb. 26, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 2,015
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Steve Wilkes, CTO and founder of Striim, will delve into four enterprise-scale, business-critical case studies where streaming analytics serves as the key to enabling real-time data integration and right-time insights in hybrid cloud, IoT, and fog computing environments. As part of this discussion, he will also present a demo based on its partnership with Fujitsu, highlighting their technologies in a healthcare IoT use-case. The demo showcases the tracking of patie...
Feb. 26, 2017 11:00 AM EST Reads: 1,335
DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software securi...
Feb. 26, 2017 11:00 AM EST Reads: 4,114
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business. Though, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected with a majority of IoT projects having failed. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, Chief IoTologist at Wipro, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology portfolios and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will delve in...
Feb. 26, 2017 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,773