Virtualization Journal

Cloud and Things and Big Operational Data Software-defined architectures are critical for achieving the right mix of efficiency and scale needed to meet the challenges that will come with the Internet of Things If you've been living under a rock (or rack in the data center) you m... (more)
Enterprise applications are increasing in complexity, with multi-tier and distributed applications being the new standards for dealing with high-volume, high-scale requirements. In many development environments, the ideal scenario is to enable DevOps teams to manage dev/test envi... (more)
Replacing Wings of Your Airplane While Flying When you set off to build an app that will change the world, designing your system architecture to be reliable and scalable is important but the stark reality is that, for your MVP, you probably had a "need for speed" (of development... (more)
The Service Provider Path to NFV Nirvana Starts with Consolidation Certainly, enterprises feel the pressure to transition their networks to next generation architectures like SDN to brace the coming storm that is an app economy. Service providers could provide valuable advice to t... (more)
Monetize This! Customers in the Age of Internet of Things - From Devices to Internet of Agents and Services The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo... (more)
Regardless if you’ve migrated multiple applications or this is your first migration to a public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) you will want to run a small proof-of-concept to make sure that the basic elements of data flow operate as expected and your components will run in t... (more)
Why PaaS Represents the Future of IT Cloud computing in the form of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has revolutionized the expectations of IT. Infrastructure that used to take weeks to months to provision is now available in minutes. Moreover, most of the traditional drawbacks... (more)
Applications typically log additional data such as exceptions to different data sources. Windows event logs, local files, and SQL databases are most commonly used in production. New applications can take advantage of leveraging big data instead of individual files or SQL. One of ... (more)
Which CSS Preprocessor Should You Choose? With the growing number of CSS Preprocessors like LESS, Sass, Turbine, Stylus andSwith CSS to name a few, it's hard to decide which to choose for your project, and which will provide the best CSS authoring. Rather than focus on evaluati... (more)
Network Engineers, Pay Attention to Big Data You have probably realized we are having a Big Data kind of week here at the Plexxi blog. And for good reason. The amount of development and change in this big bucket of applications we conveniently label “Big Data”, is astonishing. ... (more)
Why Platform-as-a-Service is the Operating System Of The Cloud When I took my operating systems fundamentals course in college I was taught that an operating system provides very specific capabilities that provides users with access compute resources for building and running appli... (more)
Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the resulting Internet of Things are leading us inexorably toward everything-as-a-service (XaaS). As more things get connected, the range of service opportunities expands. And as those services are presented online, they become available fo... (more)
The Internet of Things Is Not Just Another Subscription Service | Part 1 Companies that until recently had never heard of the Internet of things (IoT) are now excited to find that they've been IoT players all along. Businesses involved in home automation, security services, vehicl... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, a global leader providing software application development and management solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named "Silver Sponsor" of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-tim... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that BSQUARE Corporation, a leading enabler of smart connected systems, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. BSQU... (more)
From a software development perspective IoT is about programming "things," about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo New York, Yakov Fain, co-founder of Farata Systems and SuranceBay, showed how small IoT-... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that SOA Software, an API management leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SOA Software is a leading provider of API M... (more)
Samsung promises to be one of the 800-pound gorillas of the IoT, if its success in recent years with Android devices and other consumer electronics is any guide. Showing its willingness to be a big IoT player, the company recently acquired SmartThings, a recent startup that's d... (more)
Thriving in a Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Security World This is the theme at this year's Dell World opening keynote and this view is supported by Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015: Computing Everywhere - As mobile devices continue to proliferate, Gartner pr... (more)
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