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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)

Agile Cloud Integration at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! Cloud integration will be the biggest business in the cloud, just as enterprise integration was the biggest business inside the enterprise. Successful cloud integration that scales with the needs of the enterprise requires fundamentally new architectures and approaches. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Rob May, CEO and Co-Founder of Backupify, will discuss how Agile Cloud Integration enables successful cloud integration and how to avoid the mistakes of the past. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Javits Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo in Manhattan Speaker Bio: Rob May is CEO and Co-Founder of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Backupify, the leading backup provider for cloud-based data. Serving as the company's chief strategist and resident visionary, he has firmly positioned Backu... (more)

Virtualization Is Not Cloud Computing

Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog Recently I've been frequently asked; "Is virtualization...cloud computing?" So this next bit may sound a little odd coming from someone who has built a cloud computing platform on the basis of server virtualization. Although virtualization is an ideal building block for a cloud environment, saying that "virtualization" is the only basis for cloud computing is wrong. Notably Google uses little to no virtualization technology and is seen as the poster child for the cloud computing movement. They recognized that cloud computing is about the move away from the desktop to a network-centric software model. The key to cloud infrastructure is abstraction to the point that it "just doesn't matter." Your infrastructure is always available and completely fault tolerant. Think more along the lines of the iPhone application delivery model (App ... (more)

Recession of 2008 Makes Cloud Computing the Biggest New IT Topic

Greg Ness's Blog Cloud computing has replaced virtualization as the new hot topic of 2008. Yet underneath the headlines a very basic shift is taking place in the network that promises even more conversations in the very near future. Let’s call this shift the rise of Infrastructure 2.0 or the result of escalating pressures on an already tired network infrastructure. Over the last three decades we’ve watched a meteoric rise in processing power and intelligence in network endpoints and systems drive an incredible series of network innovations; and those innovations have led to the creation of multi-billion dollar network hardware markets. As we watch the global economy shiver and shake we now see signs of the next technology boom: Infrastructure2.0. Infrastructure 1.0 - The Multi-billion Dollar Static Network From the expansion of TCP/IP in the 80s/90s, the emergence of... (more)

Nirvanix CEO Speaking at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

The Nirvanix Blog The term “Cloud Storage” has become en vogue in the past 18 months, pushing the hype curve into the red. While industry buzz and news around this technology has increased, definitions have failed to root any sensibility and meaning as to what it really is and what can differentiate services that proclaim to provide it. The purpose of this blog post is to show where the Nirvanix SDN fits into the Cloud Storage space and how our proprietary technology makes us the best choice for the enterprise looking for an alternative to building and owning a local or global storage infrastructure to support such data-intensive operations as online archive, remote backup or media library management. A Cloud Is White, But So Is A Whiteboard The terms “Cloud Storage” or “Cloud Computing” come from us whiteboard aficionados of the 1990s who loved scribbling a crude fluf... (more)

Servoy to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Servoy, a provider of open source hybrid (SaaS and on premises) software, 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 ! Servoy BV is an international market leader in powerful open source hybrid (SaaS and on premises) software. Servoy is used by independent software vendors (ISVs) to develop entire vertical and horizontal applications and by enterprises and consultants for bespoke application development. Today over 100,000 companies and more than 20,000 developers are working with the Servoy product suite. Companies like Symantec, Stanford University, Wells Fargo, Verizon and UCLA hospital rely on Servoy's technology stack for managing ... (more)

OnApp to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that OnApp, a cloud engine for hosting providers, 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 ! OnApp is one of the fastest growing cloud platforms in the market, with over 40,000 virtual servers deployed on the platform. Designed for the needs of the hosting market, OnApp enables hosting providers to set up public or private clouds based on commodity hardware, and deploy customizable virtual machines in just a few clicks. OnApp uses multi-hypervisor technology (such as Xen and KVM) to ensure complete security and isolation for virtual machines. It also offers unrivalled scalability, with virtualization management that enables service provid... (more)

Architect Certification in the Cloud Era

We've assembled a panel in conjunction with the recent Open Group Conference in Austin, Texas, to explore the impact and role of certifications for IT professionals. Examine here how certification for enterprise architects, business architects, and such industry initiatives as ArchiMate are proving instrumental as IT organizations seek to reinvent themselves. There are now a lot of shifts in skills and a lot of movement about how organizations should properly staff themselves. There have been cost pressures and certification issues for regulation and the adoption of new technologies. We're going to look at how all these are impacting the role of certification out in the field. Here to help better understand how an organization like The Open Group is alleviating the impact and supporting the importance of finding verified IT skills is Steve Philp, Marketing Director fo... (more)

Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 3

First things first – If you do not already have a test machine, build one! - Download a trial version of Windows Server 2008 R2 and install it to a capable machine that you can use for study and learning. Next, do yourself a favor and read this short...(read more ) ... (more)

The SANMAN nominated for Top Virtualization Blog of 2013

While pop stars have the Grammys, actors & actresses have the Oscars and Simon Cowell's latest manufactured projects have the Brits, techie geeks such as myself have the annual pleasure of voting for the Top Virtualization Blogs. This year as I went on the site to cast my vote for my usual top ten, I was surprised and delighted to see the SANMAN up for nomination. To say I'm chuffed is putting it mildly and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of the readers that visit this site. While I sometimes struggle to try and blog as much as I want in my spare time, I'm extremely appreciative of the many readers that visit and take the time out to read my posts. It is indeed you that keep me motivated to stay up in the late hours of the night writing! So if you haven't already here's a chance to vote for your own personal favourites of 2013: http://www.surveygizmo.com... (more)

Interoute makes multi million euro investment in new Ghent data centre to meet European enterprise demand

New data centre has 1500m2 of space, protected by cutting edge security systems and is connected to Europe's largest fibre optic network. London, 29 April, 2013, Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, today announced the significant expansion of its Ghent data centre, which can now accommodate up to 8000 servers for hosting and colocation. As European businesses continue to place more and more of their data and applications in the cloud, demand is rising for European data centres that help enterprises comply with European data regulations. Interoute is strengthening its data centre portfolio in order to meet this growing need for a resilient and reliable European data centre network, with its state-of-the-art Ghent data centre. Situated in the heart of Flanders, Belgium, the upgraded data centre will help Interoute to meet the demand f... (more)

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While a hybrid cloud can ease that transition, designing and deploy that hybrid cloud still offers challenges for organizations concerned about lack of available cloud skillsets within their organization. Managed service providers offer a unique opportunity to fill those gaps and get organizations of all sizes on a hybrid cloud that meets their comfort level, while delivering enhanced benefits for cost, efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.
Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simplicity and reach of the open web. With staff in 10 timezones, Isomorphic provides a global network of services related to our technology, with offerings ranging from turnkey application development to SLA-backed enterprise support. Leading global enterprises use Isomorphic technology to reduce costs and improve productivity, developing & deploying sophisticated business applications with unprecedented ease and simplicity.
DevOps has long focused on reinventing the SDLC (e.g. with CI/CD, ARA, pipeline automation etc.), while reinvention of IT Ops has lagged. However, new approaches like Site Reliability Engineering, Observability, Containerization, Operations Analytics, and ML/AI are driving a resurgence of IT Ops. In this session our expert panel will focus on how these new ideas are [putting the Ops back in DevOps orbringing modern IT Ops to DevOps].
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.