Insane in the Mainframe?
By Lisa Wells
This is the burning question these days for the great minds of the
enterprise regardless of industry! The digital revolution changes the way we
do business and enables a world of new possibilities. But it also places
unprecedented demands on businesses, on IT departments… and on legacy
environments that were never designed to meet these challenges.
Even today, 96% of enterprises involve mainframes in their new business
initiatives. Forrester recently worked with Compuware to do some analysis and
conduct a survey on How to Improve Application Development and Delivery with
Trends in Enterprise DevOps
The results infographic shows some interesting trends and also highlights
areas where enterprises can significantly improve by applying DevOps
principles and tools.
With 90% of IT professionals reporting that their mainfram... (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)
Guest Post: Building a Winning DevOps Team
By Adi Glasman
DevOps, and Ops in general, is one of the most important components of a
company’s production machine. Investing in building a winning DevOps team
should be a priority for every company and will pay off quickly.
As organizations and operations grow (products, features, number of
customers, etc.), the scale of traffic, data, OS types and so on, increase
rapidly. More products to support, new features to release and a lot more
in-house cycles (e.g., QA, CI\CD, SME, SRE) need to be managed.
A DevOps team’s first mission is to build, maintain and support the
company’s technology stack. Whether it’s a PaaS, SaaS or IaaS
environment, microservices or monolithic, Docker or K8S, it does not matter
– DevOps engineers need to be able to support any environment the company
chooses at any time and anywhere (On Premises, ... (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)
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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
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Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took
place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016.
Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by
providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity
software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity PlatformTM,
organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between
public, private and hybrid clouds. The company's flagship product, Zerto
Virtual Replication, has become the standard for protection, recovery and
migration of applications in cloud and virtualized data centers.
For more information, visit www.zerto.com.
The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2... (more)
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)
Causation and Correlation: What Difference Does It Make?
By Joseph Hoffman
Causation and Correlation: What’s the difference? Why does it matter? Does
it matter? Some vendors use time-based correlation to connect events across
multiple observed data sets, and claim there’s a connection between two
observed data sets. This type of approach is flawed and can lead to wildly
inaccurate conclusions, which itself leads to wasted time by technical teams
and high cost to the business.
In the chart below we observe the Number of Requests and the Memory
Utilization. Wow, the increase in the Number of Requests is causing memory
utilized to go up. Quick, call Engineering and get them on this right away.
We can easily see that there’s a correlation between the Number of requests
and the memory size. Based on this data it would be relatively easy to
conclude that the increase in R... (more)
When it comes to centralizing logs to Elasticsearch, the first log shipper
that comes to mind is Logstash. People hear about it even if it's not clear
what it does:
- Bob: I'm looking to aggregate logs
- Alice: you mean... like... Logstash?
When you get into it, you realize centralizing logs often implies a bunch of
things, and Logstash isn't the only log shipper that fits the bill:
fetching data from a source: a file, a UNIX socket, TCP, UDP... processing
it: appending a timestamp, parsing unstructured data, adding Geo information
based on IP shipping it to a destination. In this case, Elasticsearch. And
because Elasticsearch can be down or struggling, or the network can be down,
the shipper would ideally be able to buffer and retry
In this post, we'll describe Logstash and its alternatives - 5 "alternative"
log shippers (Filebeat, Fluentd, rsyslog, syslog-ng and Logag... (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)
Aruna Ravichandran Named Co-Chair of @DevOpsSummit New York & Silicon Valley
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.
"DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools,
organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity
and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product
and solutions marketing, CA Technologies. "It's this results-driven
combination of technology and bus... (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.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze 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.
Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you...
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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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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...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com 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. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers...
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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. 19, 2017 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,881
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...
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@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...
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While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all.
In her session at WebRTC Summit, Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, Vice President, Head of C...
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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.
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In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development.
Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has been engaged in t...
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In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, will discuss new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of securit...
Feb. 19, 2017 09:45 AM EST Reads: 1,141
TechTarget storage websites are the best online information resource for news, tips and expert advice for the storage, backup and disaster recovery markets. By creating abundant, high-quality editorial content across more than 140 highly targeted technology-specific websites, TechTarget attracts and nurtures communities of technology buyers researching their companies' information technology needs. By understanding these buyers' content consumption behaviors, TechTarget creates the purchase inte...
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"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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As cloud adoption continues to transform business, today's global enterprises are challenged with managing a growing amount of information living outside of the data center. The rapid adoption of IoT and increasingly mobile workforce are exacerbating the problem. Ensuring secure data sharing and efficient backup poses capacity and bandwidth considerations as well as policy and regulatory compliance issues.
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Many private cloud projects were built to deliver self-service access to development and test resources. While those clouds delivered faster access to resources, they lacked visibility, control and security needed for production deployments. In their session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steve Anderson, Product Manager at BMC Software, and Rick Lefort, Principal Technical Marketing Consultant at BMC Software, discussed how a cloud designed for production operations not only helps accelerate developer inno...
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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...
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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...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, 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. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
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"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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