Delivering Microservices in a Hybrid Environment
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many
organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices
promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems,
but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different
projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds.
How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different
iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" in this scenario:
microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend B
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Andrew Phillips, head of strategy at
XebiaLabs, discussed decoupling as the key principle for tackling this
problem, with the aim of eliminating the dependency as much as possi... (more)
Top DevOps Tools
By Angela Stringfellow
Even though DevOps has been around for a few years, it still is a fuzzy area
for some organizations. A mashup of development and operations teams, DevOps
centers on collaboration and a culture that seamlessly integrates developers
and IT operations teams working to put out the best new apps. Because DevOps
encompasses two teams working from ideation through product release, DevOps
tools fall into several categories including those for logging, monitoring,
automation, security, and configuration management.
Due to the intensive work DevOps engineers and their teams complete on a
daily basis, they don't have time to search for tools to help them complete
their work more efficiently and productively. That's why we have searched for
the top DevOps tools and created this list of the most reliable, secure,
relevant, and useful tools... (more)
What to Look for When Choosing a Serverless Architecture
By Sunil Mavadia
Information Technology has advanced in different areas at different speeds.
This has always been true, as people found workable solutions to the problems
that faced them today, most often before there was a market for those
solutions. While things like virtualization and eventually cloud computing
grew slowly, programming languages sat at the same point for around a decade
before the current round of new languages and approaches—Python, Ruby,
Node, Swift—came about. These things seem unrelated, but there is a union
of the two sets of changes that we are about to see blossom.
That union is serverless computing. The joining of easily deployable
instances–ultimately in the form of containers–with the ubiquity of
REST-based APIs and the new programming languages that made REST-based APIs
an easy a... (more)
For a while already we have been working with a large enterprise client,
helping them to migrate their on-premise workloads to the cloud. Of course,
as added value to the process, they are also migrating their legacy
development processes to the modern, better, agile DevOps approach. And of
course, they have built a modern Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
(CI/CD) pipeline consisting of Bitbucket, Jenkins, Artifactory, Puppet and
some relevant testing frameworks. “It is all great!”, you would say
“what is the problem?”.
Because I am on all kinds of mailing lists for this client, I noticed
recently that my dedicated email inbox started getting more and more emails
related to the CI/CD pipeline. Things like unexpected Jenkins build failures,
artifacts cannot be downloaded, server outages and so on and so on. You
already guessed it – emails that report proble... (more)
A Tale of Two Protocols: Why the "C" in CAMS Is Critical to DevOps
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DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation,
Measuring, Sharing. While we've seen a lot of focus on the "A" and even on
the "M", there are very few examples of why the "C" is equally important in
the DevOps equation.
In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored
HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative
culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success.
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Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application
services available across F5's entire product suite. Her role includes
authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of
community-based forums and industry standards organizations... (more)
Docker Monitoring Doesn't Need to Be So Hard
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New
ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need
to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of
In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer,
will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the
tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be
monitoring to successfully use containers in your environments.
David Gildeh is a serial entrepreneur. He founded and sold his last startup,
SambaStream, to Alfresco in 2011, thus launching their cloud business.
He co-founded and is the CEO of Outlyer, a SaaS infrastructure monitoring
tool, and is the founder of the world's largest DevOps Meetup, DevOps
Exchange Lond... (more)
ChatOps: A Practical Guide for DevOps Automation
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of
integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently,
HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various
ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can
involve orchestration and complex workflows.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at
Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning
infrastructure/applications, self-remediation workflows, integrating
monitoring and complimenting integrations between Atlassian tools and other
top tools in the industry.
Himanshu Chhetri is the CTO at Addteq and has a background in DevOps &
Atlassian Tool implementations. His recent interests include ChatOps,
What, Why, and How of IaaS and PaaS
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are
delivered as services.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at
Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important
cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform
as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what
exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and
the strategies for IT to transition into and take advantages of these
emerging service models.
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Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. Within the company, he has
had opportunities serving customers in the areas of support account
management, technical support, technical sales, and evangelism. Prior to
Microsoft, he h... (more)
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure
platform with Rancher Labs' container management platform, Rancher. This
approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and
Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented "Enterprises developing and building
apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital
ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster. The
integration of Rancher software with Interoute Digital Platform gives
developers access to a managed container platform that sits on a global
privately networked cloud, enabling true distributed computing."
The advent of containers has revolutionized the way enterprises can build,
and deploy software applications, bringing greater agility, quicker
deployment times and lower operational costs. I... (more)
Accelerating DevOps with Data Virtualization
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Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge
headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across
companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take
days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to
quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending
them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and
bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating the organization
can lead to inconsistent masking and exposure of sensitive data.
But some organizations are adopting a new method of data management for
DevOps that is delivering transformational business outcomes in faster time
to market, lower costs, and great control.... (more)
The Seven Spices of a Continuous Delivery Pipeline
By Andreas Prins
A Continuous Delivery pipeline as part of an Agile transformation is like
spices in a meal. Without them, the food is bland and worthless. On the other
hand, the right blend of spices will leave you craving more, stimulating your
senses and energizing you. But as any good cook will tell you, it can be a
bit difficult to find the exact right blend of spices for a specific dish.
Salt and pepper are usually basic requirements, but knowing how to give your
creation a boost by adding more complex spices, like turmeric, star anise,
ginger or coriander, is a little trickier. It requires selecting the spices
with care to make the dish tasteful—and that’s exactly like choosing
tools for your CD pipeline and building your pipeline up. In short, creating
a Continuous Delivery pipeline is not like using a standar... (more)
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
Mar. 26, 2017 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 4,230
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at 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. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
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Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
Mar. 26, 2017 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,567
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, will posit that disruption is inevitable for c...
Mar. 26, 2017 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,094
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 Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
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DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we’ve seen a lot of focus on the “A” and even on the “M”, there are very few examples of why the “C" is equally important in the DevOps equation.
In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success.
Mar. 26, 2017 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 10,527
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Mar. 26, 2017 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 932
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Mar. 26, 2017 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,733
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media 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. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great dea...
Mar. 26, 2017 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 4,350
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
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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 ...
Mar. 26, 2017 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,819
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
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Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development ...
Mar. 26, 2017 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 3,552
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media 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.
Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Mar. 26, 2017 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,111
SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at 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. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in S...
Mar. 26, 2017 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,295
What if you could build a web application that could support true web-scale traffic without having to ever provision or manage a single server? Sounds magical, and it is! In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Munns, Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services, will show how to build a serverless website that scales automatically using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon S3. We will review several frameworks that can help you build serverle...
Mar. 26, 2017 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,897
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
Mar. 26, 2017 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,109
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...
Mar. 26, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,589
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at 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. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Mar. 26, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,192
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at 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.
Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
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