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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Nimsoft to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo NewYork $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Nimsoft, a provider of Unified Monitoring solutions for virtualized datacenters, hosted and managed services, cloud platforms, and SaaS resources, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Nimsoft provides Unified Monitoring solutions for virtualized data centers, hosted and managed services, cloud platforms, and SaaS resources. The Nimsoft Unified Monitoring architecture eliminates the need to deploy a new monitoring solution for outsourced services, public or private clouds, or SaaS implementations. Over 1000 customers use Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solutions, including hundreds of leading hosting, cloud and managed service provide... (more)

From Enterprise to Cloud, Virtualization Today on SYS-CON.TV

Virtualization has become a critical part of Enterprise IT strategy. Why and how has it become one of the most important change agents in our industry? To answer these questions I had the good fortune recently to be able to speak to a select group of top IT industry executives who joined me in the 4th Floor Reuters TV Studio overlooking Times Square in New York City for a special SYS-CON.TV "Virtualization Power Panel." The executives - Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, Egenera CTO Pete Manca, Allen Stewart, Group Manager of Windows Virtualization at Microsoft, and Brian Duckering, Sr. Director of Products and Alliances at Symantec - were energized about virtualization for a variety of reasons, not least because it has already proven itself (the recent woes of VMware notwithstanding) to be a multi-billion dollar business. Virtualization itself is cu... (more)

NetScaler VPX Hits Launch

Citrix Wednesday delivered a finished NetScaler VPX, the software-based virtual appliance version of the NetScaler MPX hardware appliance that it started previewing back in May as a publicly available tech release. NetScaler has typically targeted large-scale, mission-critical web applications with purpose-built equipment that required mucho networking skill to deploy and manage. NetScaler VPX is supposed to deliver the same functionality in a simple, relatively low-cost format that can be downloaded and run on any standard server platform. The widgetry is meant to tickle application delivery and provide load balancing and security from an appliance-turned-virtualized service. Citrix sorta figures it’s created the ADC-as-a-service market, at least the cloud side of software-based application delivery controllers in a virtual footprint. Judging from the 3,000 downlo... (more)

How to Market Cloud Computing Solutions

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Got back Friday after a week in the East coast attending the Cloud Expo and meeting with customers/partners. I roamed around the exhibits and found one vendor area that was always packed - Microsoft.  Folks were attracted to the huge honking collection of hardware placed right in middle of their exhibit space. Now Microsoft is not a hardware vendor - but they seem to have partnered with others to bring this and show their might.  It also needed a special drop of electricity into the hall - 400V or so using a thick cable! Cloud computing is a collection of components that has to be delivered seamlessly - and customers notice.  Microsoft seems to know that and they did an excellent job in presenting their story - of course sharing their stage with a hardware partner - to deliver that message. Whi... (more)

Storage Wars Move to Cloud Computing

An overall shift towards cloud computing has ramped up the demand for offsite data storage centers. The growing demand for data storage has predictably brought lots of competition as well. Larger storage companies have simply found acquisitions to be a more viable way to deal with the uptick in competition. According to the Bedford Report, earnings season was not kind to key players in the Data Storage industry following a string of disappointing quarterly reports. Seagate said last month that its net income fell to $150 million, or 31 cents per share, in its fiscal second quarter. The results missed analyst estimates looking for earnings of 33 cents a share and were down sharply from $533 million, or $1.03 per share, in the same period a year earlier. As a result, companies are increasingly looking to cloud computing environments in order to accelerate value in b... (more)

Notes and Videos from the Mobile World Congress 2013, Part 2

Day Two of the Mobile World Congress 2013, and also Wrinkle Tuesday.  My hotel does not have irons or ironing boards and it was on the MWC 2013 recommended list...ugh. Here are some notes from my observations and discussions on Day 2: SAP Mobile Documents - this is an internally developed solution that acts like a secure Dropbox, but able to be central managed by IT.  Very useful! SAP is discussing M2M and/or The Internet of Things in at least two different locations here.  They have a demo in the Connected City, and a demo of a smart vending machine in their booth. Dropbox is also showing off an enterprise version.  You can now switch between a personal Dropbox and your enterprise version (secured and managed by your IT). SAP has developed several very interesting mobile B2C apps with deep social engagement models built in.  I love it.  One for sports teams and the o... (more)

Achieving the Full Promise of the Cloud

As the cloud market explodes, a distinct chasm has become apparent between the operation of infrastructure and applications. Sharing, isolation and load balancing issues in the network, combined with high density virtualization in compute and storage resources, can adversely impact the performance of applications running across the network, frustrating application developers and end users alike. Enter application defined networking (ADN), which offers great business value for cloud users. A complement to software defined networking (SDN), ADN enables applications to directly control and adapt their networking for optimal performance across both public and private clouds, without compromising on portability or security. With ADN solutions, developers and administrators can automatically instrument, analyze and reconfigure the virtual network of resources to ensure t... (more)

Spotify ‘Connect’ Provides Control Over Music From Any Device

Spotify is freeing your music from the device you use to listen to it. With a feature called “Spotify Connect,” your current listening sessions will be synced to the cloud, and you’ll be able to use any of your devices to control exactly where and how your music plays. Most importantly, this feature — alongside a set of new Spotify Connect-compatible wireless speakers — will let you switch the music you’re listening to from your phone to your stereo when you get home without stopping playback. But since it more generally allows you to separate the device you use to control playback from the device that’s actually playing music, you can set up an iPad on your kitchen counter that guests can use to browse and select songs that will then play on your speakers. Or, for a more basic use of the technology, you could just pick up the music where you left off when switchi... (more)

Tquila Joins ExactTarget Orange Partner Network, strengthening its position as the leaders in digital consulting

13th January, 2014 - London, UK Tquila, a Salesforce Platinum Partner and market-leader in cloud based Enterprise Software has been awarded Partner status by ExactTarget Marketing Cloud and will join the Orange Partner Network. The partnership enables Tquila to expand its service to customers, offering marketers new solutions to power digital marketing across email, mobile, social media and the web. As an ExactTarget Orange Partner, Tquila provides clients a seamless experience by combining its deep expertise in Salesforce CRM with ExactTarget's capabilities in email, social media, mobile, web, and analytics to create, deliver and optimise digital marketing programs. With a global ecosystem of approximately 500 marketing service providers worldwide, the Orange Partner Network extends ExactTarget's cross-channel interactive marketing platform with professional service... (more)

Box (iOS) Currently Offering 50 GB of Free Cloud Storage

Box has released an update to its iOS apps that now features a sleeker and faster experience, new preview file capabilities, full text search functionality, and more. To mark the occasion, the company is giving away 50GB of free storage to users that download the new app within the next 30 days. Calling it a “critical foundation” for the its mobile platforms, Box’s Vice President of Mobile Products David Still said that the redesign will improve content discovery, viewing, and collaboration across teams. Included in the “all new” Box for iOS app is new functionality for previewing files. The company has added in its preview capability that it revealed during its Boxworks conference last September. Both its Android and Windows Phone counterparts have since integrated with this feature. With it, Box for iOS apps can now support more than 100 file types, thereby displa... (more)

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Blockchain has shifted from hype to reality across many industries including Financial Services, Supply Chain, Retail, Healthcare and Government. While traditional tech and crypto organizations are generally male dominated, women have embraced blockchain technology from its inception. This is no more evident than at companies where women occupy many of the blockchain roles and leadership positions. Join this panel to hear three women in blockchain share their experience and their POV on the future of blockchain.
Cloud Storage 2.0 has brought many innovations, including the availability of cloud storage services that are less expensive and much faster than previous generations of cloud storage. Cloud Storage 2.0 has also delivered new and faster methods for migrating your premises storage environment to the cloud and the concept of multi-cloud. This session will provide technical details on Cloud Storage 2.0 and the methods used to efficiently migrate from premises-to-cloud storage. This session will also discuss best practices for implementing multi-cloud environments.
Concerns about security, downtime and latency, budgets, and general unfamiliarity with cloud technologies continue to create hesitation for many organizations that truly need to be developing a cloud strategy. Hybrid cloud solutions are helping to elevate those concerns by enabling the combination or orchestration of two or more platforms, including on-premise infrastructure, private clouds and/or third-party, public cloud services. This gives organizations more comfort to begin their digital transformation without a complete overhaul of their existing infrastructure - serving as a sort of "missing link" for transition to cloud utilization.
In very short order, the term "Blockchain" has lost an incredible amount of meaning. With too many jumping on the bandwagon, the market is inundated with projects and use cases that miss the real potential of the technology. We have to begin removing Blockchain from the conversation and ground ourselves in the motivating principles of the technology itself; whether it is consumer privacy, data ownership, trust or even participation in the global economy, the world is faced with serious problems that this technology could ultimately help us in at least partially solving. But if we do not unpack what is real and what is not, we can lose sight of the potential. In this presentation, John Bates-who leads data science, machine learning and AI in the Adobe Analytics business unit-will present his 4-prong model of the general areas where Blockchain can have a real impact and the specific use...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitations of the existing public IaaS clouds were forgiven. However, now that we've lived a few years with public IaaS clouds, developers and CloudOps pros are giving a huge thumbs down to the...