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How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications


Speaker:

Jordan Shamir

Associate Offering Manager
IBM Cloud

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Cloud–based disaster recovery is critical to any production environment and is a high priority for many enterprise organizations today. Nearly 40% of organizations have had to execute their BCDR plan due to a service disruption in the past two years. Zerto on IBM Cloud offer VMware and Microsoft customers simple, automated recovery of on-premise VMware and Microsoft workloads to IBM Cloud data centers.

In this breakout session you will learn how to meet RTO in minutes and RPO in seconds using Zerto on IBM Cloud. We will specifically focus on a Cloud Provider and IBM/Zerto Partner use case that can utilize IBM Cloud to build out their own multi-tenant DRaaS offering by converting their capital expense into operating expense. We'll dive into the benefits of the solution for VMware and Microsoft environments and show you why to leverage this solution for ensuring consistency, performance, reliability, and ease of recovery for your critical workloads.




 
A Considered Approach to the Decomposition of Legacy Solutions and Their Migration to the Cloud


Speaker:

Craig Sproule

CEO
Metavine

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Today companies are looking to achieve cloud-first digital agility to reduce time-to-market, optimize utilization of resources, and rapidly deliver disruptive business solutions. However, leveraging the benefits of cloud deployments can be complicated for companies with extensive legacy computing environments. This session will outline the challenges enterprises face in migrating legacy solutions to the cloud. It will also present an approach to address those challenges, accelerate the process, and minimize the risk of the migration.




 
A DevOps State of Mind: Continuous Security for Containers


Speaker:

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist
Red Hat

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


With the rise of DevOps, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in Enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery for the business. When it comes to adopting containers in the enterprise, security is the highest adoption barrier. Is your organization ready to address the security risks with containers for your DevOps environment?

In this presentation, you'll learn about:
  • The top security risks with containers and how to manage these risks at scale including Images, Builds, Registry, Deployment, Hosts, Network, Storage, APIs, Monitoring/Logging, Federation.
  • How to make your Container enabled DevOps workflow more secure without slowing down your CI/CD pipeline
  • Automating security vulnerability management and compliance checking for container images
Also, a demo of Kubernetes managing the container image lifecycle, automating container security scans, and deployment strategies for security updates at scale including Canary, Blue/Green deployments and A/B testing.




 
AI: Is Winter Coming?


Speaker:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different?

Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of commercial firms. It’s not solely the province of relatively narrow government and academic research.

That said, it’s easy to look at wins in specific domains and generalize to an overly optimistic view of AI writ large. In this talk, I’ll take a look at the AI landscape and identify those domains and technologies that have seen genuine advance and why. I’ll also discuss those areas where significant challenges remain and which may see limited commercialization in the near-term.




 
APIs and Financial Services Innovation


Speaker:

Lennart Frantzell

Developer Advocate
IBM

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. These tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing developers to use IBM services or combine them with their own data.




 
Architecting an Interactive Query Layer for Big Data


Speaker:

Tomer Levi

Senior Software Engineer
Intel

Track: Big Data | Analytics


An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities.

Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines.

In this talk we will cover the challenges, architectural considerations, best practices, and frameworks available to enable interactive analytics integrated into big data platform.




 
Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready?


Speaker:

JP Ascenci

Solution Specialist
Cast Highlight

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators.

In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most of the time we are dealing with complex portfolios, many including hundreds of legacy applications.

This presentation will aim at describing how Application Portfolio Analysis assists to baseline, quality and engage with cloud migration




 
Big Data and Security – The Challenge in Securely Providing Rapid Big Data Application Development in a DevOps World


Speaker:

Tim Ober

Chief Technology Architect
CSPi

Track: Big Data | Analytics


Today traditional IT approaches leverage well-architected compute/networking domains to control what applications can access what data, and how. DevOps includes rapid application development/deployment leveraging concepts like containerization, third-party sourced applications and databases. Such applications need access to production data for its test and iteration cycles. Data Security? That sounds like a roadblock to DevOps vs. protecting the crown jewels to those in IT.

This session will describe techniques for ensuring securely spawned container/database environments, properly securing data-at-rest and in-motion and lastly how to protect keys from breaches.




 
Blockchain for Business


Speaker:

René Bostic

Technical VP
IBM Cloud

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? We invite you to join in this exciting session to learn the basics of Blockchain, preview the Blockchain Reference Architecture, and be introduced to the mechanics of a Blockchain Business Network.




 
Cloud Literacy for the Enterprise


Speaker:

Alex Casalboni

Cloud Evangelist
Cloud Academy

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments.

This talk will explore and discuss the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve full cloud literacy in the enterprise world.




 
Continuous Deployment for Docker: Lessons Learned from Rolling Out our Real Live Service


Speaker:

Stefana Muller

Vice President and Developer Advocate
Opsani

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall.

As with most new architectures, this dream takes a significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features or change requirements

In this talk, Stefana Muller will share the journey her engineering team took to continuously deploy their containerized application over the past year. Highlighting the pitfalls and lessons learned so that you too can adopt these best practices to app deployment. If you are working to adopt containers or find yourself patching together script after script to automate your deployment pipeline, this talk is for you.




 
Demystifying Kubernetes for Enterprise Developers


Speaker:

Jim Bugwadia

CEO
Nirmata

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises.

However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex to learn. This is because Kubernetes is more of a toolset than a ready solution. Hence its essential to know when and how to apply the appropriate Kubernetes constructs. In this session we will cover all Kubernetes concepts that are important to develop a typical enterprise application. This includes constructs like Pods, Deployments, Services, Jobs, Stateful Sets, Replica Sets, Network Policies, Ingress, Persistent Volume Claims and more. We will then model a real-world application using these concepts and learn how it can be deployed and managed on a Kubernetes cluster. The session will also cover best practices for enterprise teams (after all software development is a team sport!) including how to manage continuous delivery pipelines with Kubernetes.




 
Deploy an Armored Cloud with Secure Service Containers - No Reengineering Required


Speaker:

Mark Figley

Director of LinuxONE Offerings
IBM

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Your clients expect transactions to never fail, cloud access to be fast and always on, and their data to be protected - no exceptions. Hear about how Secure Service Container (SSC), an IBM-exclusive open technology, enables secure building and hosting of next-generation applications, both cloud and on-premises. SSC protects the full stack from external and insider threats, allows automatic encryption of data in-flight and at-rest, and is tamper-resistant during installation and runtime – with no changes to applications required.

Hear how clients are deploying this technology on LinuxONE, the industry’s most advanced enterprise Linux platform, to deliver premium cloud services that are not only secure, but accelerate data movement and support massive transaction volumes.




 
Determining the Economic Value of Your Data


Speaker:

William Schmarzo

CTO for the Big Data Practice
Dell EMC

Track: Big Data | Analytics


Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.

Bill Schmarzo will discuss the transformative potential of Big Data and offers an overview of the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index — a guide for helping organizations understand where and how they can leverage data and analytics to power their business models. He also explains how to apply economic and data science concepts to quantify the economic value of the organization's data and the resulting analytics.




 
DevOps Evolution: Architecting the Modern Software Factory


Speaker:

Anand Akela

Senior Director, DevOps Solutions
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Translating agile methodology into real-world best practices within the modern software factory has driven widespread DevOps adoption, yet much work remains to expand workflows and tooling across the enterprise.

As models evolve from pockets of experimentation into wholescale organizational reinvention, practitioners find themselves challenged to incorporate the culture and architecture necessary to support DevOps at scale.

In this session, learn how existing adopters are employing unified agile and DevOps techniques to engage functional processes and toolchains that deliver increased software quality, faster time to market and measurably improved customer experience. Specific topics to be highlighted include:
  • How integrated DevOps use cases are driving massive efficiency
  • The role of automated toolchains in advancing DevOps velocity
  • Specific business benefits resulting from agile + DevOps adoption




 
DevOps vs SRE vs Cloud Native


Speaker:

Rob Hirschfeld

CEO and Co-founder
RackN

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


DevOps is under attack because Developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE).

Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and controlling infrastructure. The rise of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is part of that redefinition of operations vs development roles in organizations.

In this talk, he’ll explore this trend and discuss concrete ways to cope with the coming changes. We’ll look at the reasons while SRE is attractive and get specific about ways that teams can bootstrap their efforts and keep their DevOps Fu strong.




 
Digital Transformation Requires Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation


Speaker:

Jason Bloomberg

President
Intellyx

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation.

In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the connection between building better software and business agility has been a tenuous one at best. But now that Agile is maturing and Digital Transformation is driving change across enterprises large and small, companies are realizing that their best bet for achieving business agility is to take the best of Agile and apply it across the entire organization.

The first step in this ‘Agile transformation’: moving away from traditional hierarchical organizational models to small, self-organizing teams. Executives must learn the fine art of Agile leadership. The challenge: balancing Agile and traditional management approaches.

The bottom line: Digital Transformation requires business agility, and applying the lessons of Agile to the entire organization is the only approach that has shown consistent success. It’s time to crack open your software development organization and bring Agile into the light of the business.

Attendees of this session will:
  • Learn how Agile Transformation requires a complete rethink of how an organization quantifies and manages risk
  • Understand the principles for creating and managing self-organizing teams
  • Gain an appreciation for the fact that organizations must be ‘all in’ with Agile transformation to succeed with Digital Transformation




 
Digital Transformation Simplified


Speaker:

Pranay Prakash

CEO
Dihuni

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


There is huge complexity in implementing a successful digital business that requires efficient on-premise and cloud back-end infrastructure, IT and Internet of Things (IoT) data, analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Applications. In the data center alone, there are physical and virtual infrastructures, multiple operating systems, multiple applications and new and emerging business and technological paradigms such as cloud computing and XaaS. And then there are people, process and technology structure and portfolios that are different from one company to another and often not suitable for digital transformation. In this talk, we will look at the best way to embark on a Digital journey.




 
Dumb IoT Isn’t Cool. Making IoT Smart at the Edge


Speaker:

John Crupi

VP and Engineering System Architect
Greenwave Systems

Track: Big Data | Analytics


Because IoT devices are deployed in mission-critical environments more than ever before, it’s increasingly imperative they be truly smart. IoT sensors simply stockpiling data isn’t useful. IoT must be artificially and naturally intelligent in order to provide more value. IoT artificial intelligence (AI) can be carried out via edge analytics and machine learning technologies that enable things to process event data at the source, learn patterns of behavior over time for taking independent action, and deliver more accurate results in real-time. This opens the door to limitless possibilities, enabling businesses to make better decisions with far less effort.




 
European Data Regulations with Global Reach: What Is GDPR in Reality and Why Should We Care?


Speaker:

Adam Ryan

Vice President and General Manager EMEA
Calligo

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


With tough new Regulations come to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is Global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for Cloud, Big Data and IoT. This session will examine the Regulation and provide insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence around personal data.




 
Extend User Experience of WebRTC with Unique Sensor Devices


Speaker:

Masashi Ganeko

Manager
INFOCOM

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. Masashi Ganeko will introduce two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them.

"Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multiple Intel RealSense Depth Camera to scan 3D and build 3D models in real-time, and display as hologram in front of remote participants.




 
Federal Cloud Topology with Digital Transformation


Speaker:

Rasananda Behera

Big Data Architect

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and Integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient?

What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? Let’s examine together and implement the proposed solutions:
  • Private or Public or Hybrid cloud
  • Responsible Governing bodies
  • How can we accomplish?




 
Flip the Switch to Container Clouds


Speaker:

Bill Borsari

Head of Systems Engineering
Datera

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point.

This session will explore how organizations can reap the benefits of the cloud without losing performance as containers become the new paradigm. Topics include:
  • How containerized stateful applications can be automated to scale
  • Options to manage persistent data
  • Container storage and deployment models that deliver the greatest agility




 
General Session | Data Mobility: Embracing Hybrid Cloud with Confidence


Speaker:

Greg Tevis

IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist
IBM Systems

Track: All Tracks


Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. This session will explore how storage and software-defined solutions from IBM have evolved for the road ahead. Walk-away knowing how you can bring new levels of speed, agility and efficiency to the applications and workloads you choose to deploy across a hybrid cloud model.




 
General Session | Getting Public Cloud Benefits Without Public Cloud Drawbacks


Speaker:

Steve Conner

VP of Sales
Cloudistics

Track: All Tracks


You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.

What do you do?
Private cloud infrastructure based on composable technologies result in environments that are suitable for all your workloads while also providing you with many of the benefits of the public cloud, and without the pitfalls. Composable infrastructure is an emerging data center architecture that provides you with the resource flexibility inherent in traditional infrastructure, but with the economics, ease-of-use, and scalability of cloud. With composable infrastructure, you’re able to maintain peak levels of application performance without having to mess around with LUNs and other archaic constructs.

During the education webinar, you will:
  1. Learn about what makes composable infrastructure tick
  2. Discover how composable infrastructure goes beyond hyperconverged
  3. Find out what pros and cons there are to public cloud adoption




 
Going Serverless the Amazon Lambda Way? Stay Calm and Monitor On!


Speaker:

David B. Martin

Principal Product Owner
CA Technologies

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single-threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code.

In this session, Dave Martin, Product owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to overcome the challenges of monitoring S3 and RDS. This presentation will provide an overview of necessary Amazon Lambda concepts and discuss how to integrate the monitoring data with other tools.

This presentation is for experienced Java coders, but does not require any familiarity with Amazon Lambdas specifically.




 
Horizontally Scaling Apps that Are Using Websocket Protocol


Speaker:

Roman Swoszowski

CTO and VP, Cloud Foundry Services
Grape Up

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


With Cloud Foundry you can easily deploy and use apps utilizing websocket technology, but not everybody realizes that scaling them out is not that trivial. During this talk Roman will show you an example of how to deal with this issue. He will demonstrate a cloud-native Spring Boot app running in Cloud Foundry and communicating with clients over websocket protocol that can be easily scaled horizontally and coordinate communication between multiple instances by using an additional message broker.




 
How to Architect an IoT Solution


Speaker:

Yung Chou

Cloud Architect
BlueMetal

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Recently, IoT seems to be emerging as a solution vehicle for data analytics on real-world scenarios from setting a room temperature setting to predicting a component failure of an aircraft. Compared with developing an application or deploying a cloud service, is an IoT solution unique? If so, how? How does a typical IoT solution architecture consist? And what are the essential components and how are they relevant to each other? How does the security play out? What are the best practices in formulating an IoT solution? These are all the topics that this presentation will cover. Ultimately, this session delineates a structured approach for architecting an IoT solution. Those who assume technical leadership in developing, operating, assessing and advising IT solutions will benefit most from this delivery.




 
How to Build a Better Private Cloud PaaS with Containers


Speaker:

Alise Cashman Spence

Offering Manager, Power Systems Cloud Solutions
IBM

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Trying to improve density, lower costs and run applications faster than before? Today, enterprises looking for a secure cloud strategy are increasingly turning to container-based Platform as a Service solutions for on-premises hosted DevOps. In this session, you'll learn about the driving factors behind these cloud trends and how IBM customers are realizing exceptional performance, security and control for data and analytics services.




 
How to Make Use of Serverless Compute Solutions for IoT Device Simulation


Speaker:

Deven Samant

Director of Enterprise Cloud and Mobility Solutions
Infostretch

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be looking at some significant engineering investment.

On-demand, serverless computing enables developers to try out a fleet of devices on IoT gateways with ease. With a sensor simulator built on top of AWS Lambda, it’s possible to elastically generate device sensors that report their state to the cloud. This presentation will demonstrate how to specify a number of devices to simulate, simulation duration, publish frequency, message topic, protocol choices, test data set(s) and more using the set of Lambda functions.

Attendees of this session will learn:
  • How to implement a simulator that feeds data sets into AWS IoT Gateways
  • Practical tips on how to monitor the simulators in real time, visualize data, configure your own sensor, and add hooks to start simulators from your projects




 
Implement Advanced Scheduling Techniques in Kubernetes


Speaker:

Oleg Chunikhin

CTO
Kublr

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?

Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter?

How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations?

Oleg Chunikhin will answer those questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and cost-effective resources on AWS, coupled with the ability to deliver a minimum set of functionalities that cover the majority of needs – without configuration complexity.

You’ll get a run-down of the pitfalls and things to keep in mind for this route.




 
Intelligent Automation in the Digital Transformation Era


Speaker:

Brian Boeggeman

VP Alliances & Partnerships
Ayehu

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today. This session will talk about how business value is created and delivered through intelligent automation to today’s enterprises. The open ecosystem platform approach toward Intelligent Automation that Ayehu delivers to the market is core to enabling the creation of the self-driving enterprise.




 
Intelligent Bots: Manage Your Smart Home from the Cloud!


Speaker:

Sergey Grebnov

Senior Software Engineer
Akvelon

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution and join Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader, Sergey Grebnov, for an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.




 
Intelligent DNS as the Cornerstone of Digital Transformation


Speaker:

Carl J. Levine

Senior Technical Evangelist
NS1

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


In this talk, we’ll objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases.




 
Introduction to Node-RED


Speaker:

Greg Gorman

Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT
IBM Cloud

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


This session will give you a short tutorial on Node-RED, a Node.js-based programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using a wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. There is a large library of contributed nodes that help solve many challenges, and anyone can contribute back new nodes or join the Node-RED project and help out!




 
IoT End to End - Turn Your IoT Sensor Data into Insights Using Watson IoT


Speaker:

John Walicki

Watson IoT Developer Advocate
IBM Cloud

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Real IoT production deployments running at scale are collecting sensor data from hundreds / thousands / millions of devices. The goal is to take business-critical actions on the real-time data and find insights from stored datasets. Join John Walicki in this breakout session for a fast-paced developer journey that follows the IoT sensor data from generation, to edge gateway, to edge analytics, to encryption, to the IBM Bluemix cloud, to Watson IoT Real Time rules/actions, to visualization, to Node-RED processing, to cloud storage, to Data Science Experience, to Apache Spark analysis in Jupyter notebooks, to PixieDust visualization and finally machine learning algorithms. You don't need to be an expert data scientist to look for predictive maintenance insights using Watson IoT.




 
Leveraging AI for Mobile Enterprise Applications


Speaker:

Michael Meiner

Director of Engineering
Oracle

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophisticated patterns, and chatbots replace the traditional mobile apps. This session will look at this evolution of mobile computing, along with the underlying enterprise technologies that enable this shift. Demos using Amazon Alexa and Oracle Mobile Suite will be shown.




 
Live and Let Die: The Need for an AI-Enabled Enterprise


Speaker:

Rene Buest

Director of Market Research & Technology Evangelism
Arago

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses.
  • Understand the Digital Enterprise Evolution in context of Artificial Intelligence
  • Understand the threats of the Internet giants towards the established economy
  • Understand the importance to become an AI-enabled Enterprise
  • Understand the steps during this necessary AI-journey




 
Lunch Keynote | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud


Speakers:

Aruna Ravichandran

Vice President
CA Technologies

and
Nicole Forsgren

Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist
DevOps Research and Assessment

and
Silvia Prickel

Managing Director
United Airlines

Track: All Tracks


As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance.

How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?

In this session, a panel of industry experts and real-world practitioners will share their insight into an emerging set of best practices that lie at the heart of today’s digital transformation.

Specific topics to be addressed include:
  • Standing up self-service infrastructure to enable DevOps
  • Leveraging DevOps to drive complex apps to the cloud
  • Integrating DevOps toolchains to automate cloud delivery
Join us for this influential panel that will offer hands-on expertise from those individuals who have presided over the complicated marriage of cloud and DevOps strategies to advance and win in the Application Economy.




 
Lunch Power Panel | Speed, Quality, Impact - Building Success on the Three Foundations of DevOps


Speaker:

Andi Mann

Chief Technology Advocate
Splunk

Track: All Tracks


Many organizations adopt DevOps to reduce cycles times and deliver software faster; some take on DevOps to drive higher quality and better end user experience; others look to DevOps for a clearer line-of-sight to customers to drive better business impacts. In truth, these three pillars go together. Join this group of industry experts to discuss how leading organizations build application success from all three of these pillars of DevOps - speed, quality, and impact.




 
Machine Learning for Cloud-Based DevOps


Speaker:

Ajay Gulati

Co-founder and CEO
ZeroStack

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Many companies start their journey to the cloud in the DevOps environment, where software engineers want self-service access to the custom tools and frameworks they need. Machine learning technology can help IT departments keep up with these demands. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss the use of machine learning for automating provisioning of DevOps resources, taking the burden off IT teams.




 
Network and Cloud Optimization


Speaker:

Paul Mako

CEO & CTO
Massive Networks

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Connecting to major cloud service providers is becoming central to doing business. But your cloud provider’s performance is only as good as your connectivity solution.

Massive Networks will place you in the driver's seat by exposing how you can extend your LAN from any location to include any cloud platform through an advanced high-performance connection that is secure and dedicated to your business-critical data.

Please join Paul Mako, CEO & CIO of Massive Networks, in his discussion to learn about the intricacies of network and cloud management optimization.




 
Offshore Development - How Not to Screw It Up


Speaker:

Alan Winters

U.S. Head of Business Development
MobiDev

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


What is the best strategy for selecting the right offshore company for your business? This session will discuss the things to look for - positive and negative - in evaluating your options. It will also cover concerns you might have in using a remote software development team and discuss how to maximize productivity with your offshore developers.

Before you start your search, clearly understand your business needs and how that impacts software choices:

  • Flexibility
  • Level of Expertise
  • Idea generation vs straightforward execution
  • Critical functions and features

Narrowing Your Options in a Sea of Choices
Thousands of companies worldwide available to do your development work. Filtering them wisely is critical. Do your research:

  • Google search
  • Upwork (including rankings/ratings)
  • Conventions/events
  • Geographic location
  • LinkedIn - company + linked employees

Selecting a Company - History, Structure and Projects
In conducting your "interviews," there are tangible things to look for and ask for:

  • Portfolio Website
  • Time in business
  • Numer of clients - current, historic
  • Size of company - "insurance" against staff turnover/instability
  • Verifiable satisfaction ratings
  • Growth indicators - relationships with universities, professional events

Selecting a Company - People and Processes

  • Experience level of the employees
  • Team structure
  • The "lost in translation" factor
  • The "sleep deficit" alert
  • Demonstrated clarity of written and verbal communications
  • Written roadmap for how you will work together
  • On time/on budget guarantee?

Selecting a Company - Added Value or Not? Does the development company:

  • Demonstrate having researched your industry and your business needs?
  • Elevate your ideas in terms of product vision and implementation?
  • Give you options that provide alternative approaches to software development?
  • Behave like a partner or a vendor?

You've Made Your Choice - Maximizing Productivity as You Move Forward

  • Set reasonable deliverables targets - whether you're a start-up with an MVP or an enterprise with larger software products.
  • Lock in your budget with clearly defined functions and features.
  • As your project evolves, update budgets and deliverables in writing.
  • Lock in your communications schedule - daily, weekly, monthly.
  • Stop the action if your gut says something is off track. Tackle concerns immediately.




 
Open Source Tool Chains for Continuous Testing


Speaker:

Dave Karow

Developer Advocate
CA Technologies

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


The goal of Continuous Testing is to shift testing left to find defects earlier and release software faster. This can be achieved by integrating a set of open source functional and performance testing tools in the early stages of your software delivery lifecycle.

There is one process that binds all application delivery stages together into one well-orchestrated machine: Continuous Testing. Continuous Testing is the conveyer belt between the Software Factory and production stages. Artifacts are moved from one stage to the next only after they have been tested and approved to continue. New code submitted to the repository is tested upon commit. When tests fail, the code is rejected. Subsystems are approved as part of periodic builds on their way to the delivery stage, where the system is being tested as production ready. The release process stops when tests fail. The key is to shift test creation and execution to the left, rather than creating tests after development is complete. As code is committed and promoted, all tests run in the background near instantaneously, as there is no longer time for human intervention in a continuous deployment cycle.

Open source functional and performance tools can help achieve superior test coverage earlier in the development lifecycle while simultaneously achieving faster time to release. Join Guy Salton, senior support and professional services engineer at BlazeMeter, and learn how to integrate open source tools such as Apache JMeter and Selenium with Taurus and Jenkins as part of a Continuous Testing Effort.




 
Power Panel | Will Multi-Clouds Play Nice Together?


Speaker:

Andrew Siegmund

Application Migration Specialist
CAST Highlight

Track: All Tracks


The last two years has seen discussions about cloud computing evolve from the public/private/hybrid split to the reality that most enterprises will be creating a complex, multi-cloud strategy. Companies are wary of committing all of their resources to a single cloud, and instead are choosing to spread the risk - and the benefits - of cloud computing across multiple providers and internal infrastructures, as they follow their business needs. Will this approach be successful? How large is the challenge to get multiple clouds to work in a unified way? This panel brings together experts with diverse experience and points of view with the evolving world of cloud computing.




 
Real-Time Communication Testing Evolution with WebRTC


Speaker:

Alex Gouaillard

CEO and Founder
CoSMo Software

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems.

In his session Dr. Alex Gouaillard will present a comprehensive view of the numerous testing challenges researchers have faced before arriving at the first release candidate of the WebRTC specifications. More specifically, he will touch on WebRTC testing at different levels: W3C JS API compliance, stand-alone web application testing, WebRTC security testing, P2P network and ICE testing, synchronous and asymmetric testing and eventually full global interoperability testing. He will show at each level how WebRTC has been pushing the boundaries of existing test suites and triggering new developments both for the standards and for the industry.

Finally he will present KITE, an open source, generic, reusable and easy to maintain automated testing environment for testing WebRTC P2P interoperability across all types of WebRTC-compliant clients.




 
Risk Tree API: Expose Your Vulnerabilities


Speaker:

John Morello

CTO
Twistlock

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Vulnerability management is vital for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts, but many struggle to understand how exposed they are when they discover a new high security vulnerability. John’s presentation will address this pressing concern by introducing the concept of the “Vulnerability Risk Tree API,” which brings all the data together in a simple REST endpoint, allowing companies to easily grasp the severity of the vulnerability. Through this talk, he will provide attendees with actionable advice related to understanding and acting on exposure due to new high severity vulnerabilities.




 
SAP in Public Cloud – Between a Rock and a Hard Place?


Speaker:

Swen Conrad

CEO
Ocean9, Inc.

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Managing mission-critical SAP systems and landscapes has never been easy. Add public cloud with its myriad of powerful cloud native services and this may not change any time soon.

Public cloud offers exciting new possibilities for enterprise workloads. But to make use of these possibilities and capabilities, IT teams need to re-think everything they have done before. Otherwise, they will just end up using public cloud as a hosting platform for their workloads, aka knows as “lift and shift”.

Join this session to understand and appreciate the amazing possibilities public cloud brings to enterprise workloads like SAP. You will learn how to correctly size systems in the cloud, how to adjust for critical business seasons and how to achieve high availability and disaster recovery with 90% savings over traditional approaches. The concepts will be backed up by a demo of SAP running in the public cloud.

Join this session to experience SAP in Public Cloud: Easy as pie!




 
Security in a Cloud-First World Is Cloudy


Speaker:

Ben Johnson

Co-Founder and CTO
Obsidian Security

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Enterprises are moving to the cloud faster than most of us in security expected. CIOs are going from 0 to 100 in cloud adoption and leaving security teams in the dust. Once cloud is part of an enterprise stack, it’s unclear who has responsibility for the protection of applications, services, and data.

When cloud breaches occur, whether active compromise or a publicly accessible database, the blame must fall on both service providers and users. We’ll explore how both groups must do more to make cloud more secure, from leveraging AI to improving APIs, to incorporating cloud into current security programs.




 
Serverless Computing: Constructing Distributed Scalable Transactional Applications in a Hostile Environment


Speaker:

Claus Jepsen

Chief Architect and Head of Innovation Labs
Unit4

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Cloud resources, although available in abundance, are inherently volatile. For transactional computing, like ERP and most enterprise software, this is a challenge as transactional integrity and data fidelity is paramount – making it challenging to create cloud native applications while relying on RDBMS.

This presentation will explore how in order to create distributed and scalable solutions ensuring high availability and fault tolerance using non-RDBMS in enterprise software, new technologies and architectural patterns need to be to in practice ensuring equal data fidelity and transactional integrity.




 
Serverless Machine Learning Operations


Speaker:

Stepan Pushkarev

CTO
Hydrosphere.io

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Any startup has to have a clear go-to-market strategy from the beginning. Similarly, any data science project has to have a go-to-production strategy from its first days, so it could go beyond proof-of-concept. Machine learning and artificial intelligence in production would result in hundreds of training pipelines and machine learning models that are continuously revised by teams of data scientists and seamlessly connected with web applications for tenants and users.

In this demo-based talk we will walk through the best practices for simplifying machine learning operations across the enterprise and providing a serverless abstraction for data scientists and data engineers, so they could train, deploy and monitor machine learning models faster and with better quality.




 
Taking a Data First Approach to Real Time Applications


Speaker:

Jack Norris

Senior Vice President
MapR Technologies

Track: Big Data | Analytics


To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. Jack Norris reviews best practices to show how companies develop, deploy, and dynamically update these applications and how this data-first approach is fundamentally different from traditional applications.

Jack will cover examples of how leading companies have identified ways to simplify data streams in a publish-and-subscribe framework (for example, how focusing on a stream of electronic medical records simplified the deployment of real-time applications for hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies). Jack also details how a data-first approach can lead to rapid deployment of additional real-time applications as well as centralize and simplify many data management and administration tasks.




 
Technical Strategy for Industrial IoT, with Real-World Use Cases


Speaker:

Jay Mason

Associate Partner
M&S Consulting

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen! We present a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. We discuss the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud technical architecture, IoT platform selection, end-to-end security, enterprise systems integration and monetization techniques. Seize market opportunities by following our methodology to design and implement a systems architecture that meets complex demands for security, flexibility, durability, and scalability.




 
The Cloud Is Getting Louder: How to Choose the Best Cloud Infrastructure for Your Startup


Speaker:

Ashu Garg

General Partner
Foundation Capital

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Deciding which cloud to use is suddenly a big - and for some companies, public - ordeal. Amazon Web Services’ longtime hold on the market has made it harder for players like Google and Microsoft to catch up, and while more competition means lower prices and a better product, it also means more voices screaming to be heard and built upon. How do you evaluate your options and decide which is best for your business? Ashu will discuss what to look for when selecting a cloud service, which solutions are emerging as front runners in the industry, what AWS is doing to continually disrupt and innovate the market, and what others must do to compete.




 
The CMP 2.0: Bringing Automation, Orchestration and Governance to Cloud Native Apps and DevOps


Speaker:

Scott Davis

CTO
Embotics

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In this session, Embotics CTO Scott Davis will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. Davis will explain how automation, orchestration and governance are fundamental to managing today’s hybrid cloud environments and are critical for digital businesses to deliver services faster, with better user experience and higher quality, all while saving money.




 
The Five Key Elements to Build, Deploy and Operationalize Artificial Intelligence at Scale


Speaker:

Sangeeta Chakraborty

Chief Customer Officer
Ayasdi

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence.

Sangeeta will provide a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to operationalize the intelligence and how to implement a strategy to scale efforts. She’ll pull from her experience helping tackle HSBC's anti-laundering threats and identifying genetic susceptibilities of diseases for Mt. Sinai with machine intelligence.




 
The Future of Data Centers in a Serverless World


Speaker:

Ben McCormack

VP of Operations
Evernote

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. This talk will discuss how data centers of the future will be managed, how the public cloud best suits your organization, and what the future holds for operations and infrastructure engineers in a post-container world. Is a serverless world inevitable?




 
The Need for the Public Cloud Alternative


Speaker:

Carmelo McCutcheon

VP of Pre-Sales Engineering and Services
Cloudistics

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


What You Need to Know
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.

What do you do?
Private cloud infrastructure based on composable technologies result in environments that are suitable for all your workloads while also providing you with many of the benefits of the public cloud, and without the pitfalls. Composable infrastructure is an emerging data center architecture that provides you with the resource flexibility inherent in traditional infrastructure, but with the economics, ease-of-use, and scalability of cloud. With composable infrastructure, you’re able to maintain peak levels of application performance without having to mess around with LUNs and other archaic constructs.




 
The Path to Cloud


Speaker:

Stefano Bellasio

CEO and Founder
Cloud Academy

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


This session will discuss our experience working with several enterprises worldwide that are moving to cloud. Most of the time there is a lot of work involved to move to the cloud, and most of that isn't really related to AWS or Azure or Google Cloud. Before we talk about public cloud vendors and DevOps tools, there are usually several technical and non-technical challenges that are connected to it and that every company needs to solve to move to the cloud. In this talk, we are going to see what are the tools, disciplines, and cultural aspects that enterprise companies are considering to get to Cloud and eventually transform the way they build software and services.




 
The Reactive Edge: Reinventing the Edge Tier Using a Reactive Communication Protocol


Speaker:

Ryland Degnan

Senior Software Engineer
Netflix

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. By leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol, we have been able to solve many of these problems at the communication layer. This makes it possible to create rich application experiences and support use cases such as mobile-to-mobile communication and large file transfers that would be difficult or cost-prohibitive with traditional networking.




 
Three Steps to DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams


Speaker:

Dana Boudreau

Senior Director
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Did you know that you can develop for mainframes in Java? Or that the testing and deployment can be automated across mobile to mainframe? Join this talk and demo to see how increasingly teams are developing with agile methodologies, using modern development environments, and automating testing and deployments, mobile to mainframe.




 
WebRTC Potential for Edge Computing Scenarios


Speaker:

Kensaku Komatsu

Research and Development Engineer
NTT Communications

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service.

However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interoperability. It has lots of potential to address current issues around IoT - security, connectivity and so on - based on P2P technology. It will become a key-component especially in edge computing use cases, in his view. In this talk, he will explain more insight about this topic.




Presentation Slides
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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, presented the findings of a series of six detailed case studies of how large corporations are implementing IoT. The session explored how IoT has improved their economic performance, had major impacts on business models and resulted in impressive ROIs. The companies covered span manufacturing and services firms. He also explored servicification, how manufacturing firms shift from se...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, discussed how AI can simplify cloud operations. He covered the following topics: why cloud mana...
Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of Kontena, discussed solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. H...
yperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it....
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Given the popularity of the containers, further investment in the telco/cable industry is needed to transition existing VM-based solutions to containerized cloud native deployments. The networking architecture of the solution isolates the network traffic into different network planes (e.g., management, control, and media). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement.
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, shared examples from a wide range of industries – including en...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, presented an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He then expounded on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and ...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...
Cloud adoption is often driven by a desire to increase efficiency, boost agility and save money. All too often, however, the reality involves unpredictable cost spikes and lack of oversight due to resource limitations. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, tackled the question: “How do you build a fully optimized cloud?” He will examine: Why TCO is critical to achieving cloud success – and why attendees should be thinking holistically abo...
For financial firms, the cloud is going to increasingly become a crucial part of dealing with customers over the next five years and beyond, particularly with the growing use and acceptance of virtual currencies. There are new data storage paradigms on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive financial data around the world without touching terrestrial networks. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Cliff Beek, President of Cloud Constellation Corporation, d...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...
Consumers increasingly expect their electronic "things" to be connected to smart phones, tablets and the Internet. When that thing happens to be a medical device, the risks and benefits of connectivity must be carefully weighed. Once the decision is made that connecting the device is beneficial, medical device manufacturers must design their products to maintain patient safety and prevent compromised personal health information in the face of cybersecurity threats. In his session at @ThingsExpo...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Kelly Looney, director of DevOps consulting for Skytap, showed how an incremental approach to introducing containers into complex, distributed applications results in modernization with less risk and more reward. He also shared the story of how Skytap used Docker to get out of the business of managing infrastructure, and into the business of delivering innovation and business value. Attendees learned how up-front planning allows for a clean sep...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
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, discussed new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of security i...
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 ...
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Cedexis will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cedexis is the leader in data-driven enterprise global traffic management. Whether optimizing traffic through datacenters, clouds, CDNs, or any combination, Cedexis solutions drive quality and cost-effectiveness.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enroute Lab will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enroute Lab is an industrial design, research and development company of unmanned robotic vehicle system. For more information, please visit http://elab.co.jp/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mobile Create USA will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Mobile Create USA Inc. is an MVNO-based business model that uses portable communication devices and cellular-based infrastructure in the development, sales, operation and mobile communications systems incorporating GPS capability.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Suzuki Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Suzuki Inc. is a semiconductor-related business, including sales of consuming parts, parts repair, and maintenance for semiconductor manufacturing machines, etc. It is also a health care business providing experimental research for dementia, etc. For more information, visit http://www.e-suzuki.co.jp/en/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of engineers can navigate the Carrier Ecosystem for your IT team acting as an extension of your business, producing a hassle-free experience.
With the rise of DevOps, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in Enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery for the business. When it comes to adopting containers in the enterprise, security is the highest adoption barrier. Is your organization ready to address the security risks with containers for your DevOps environment? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, will discuss: The top security risks with containers and how to manage these risks at scale including Images, Builds, Registry, Deployment, Hosts, Network, Storage, APIs, Monitoring/Logging, and Federation.
Many companies start their journey to the cloud in the DevOps environment, where software engineers want self-service access to the custom tools and frameworks they need. Machine learning technology can help IT departments keep up with these demands. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-Founder, CTO and Board Member at ZeroStack, will discuss the use of machine learning for automating provisioning of DevOps resources, taking the burden off IT teams.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nihon Micron will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Nihon Micron Co., Ltd. strives for technological innovation to establish high-density, high-precision processing technology for providing printed circuit board and metal mount RFID tags used for communication devices. For more information, visit http://www.nihon-micron.co.jp/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that mruby Forum will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. mruby is the lightweight implementation of the Ruby language. We introduce mruby and the mruby IoT framework that enhances development productivity. For more information, visit http://forum.mruby.org/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. We are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http://www.ryobi-sol.co.jp/en/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Daiya Industry specializes in orthotic support systems and assistive devices with pneumatic artificial muscles in order to contribute to an extended healthy life expectancy. For more information, please visit https://www.daiyak.co.jp/en/.
Today traditional IT approaches leverage well-architected compute/networking domains to control what applications can access what data, and how. DevOps includes rapid application development/deployment leveraging concepts like containerization, third-party sourced applications and databases. Such applications need access to production data for its test and iteration cycles. Data Security? That sounds like a roadblock to DevOps vs. protecting the crown jewels to those in IT.
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. B2Cloud specializes in IoT devices for preventive and predictive maintenance in any kind of equipment retrieving data like Energy consumption, working time, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp empowers global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.
Most of the time there is a lot of work involved to move to the cloud, and most of that isn't really related to AWS or Azure or Google Cloud. Before we talk about public cloud vendors and DevOps tools, there are usually several technical and non-technical challenges that are connected to it and that every company needs to solve to move to the cloud. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Stefano Bellasio, CEO and founder of Cloud Academy Inc., will discuss what the tools, disciplines, and cultural aspects are that enterprise companies are considering to get to the cloud and eventually transform the way they build software and services.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Corporation is a company developing, manufacturing and marketing high quality and wide variety of industrial computers and interface modules such as PCIs and PCI express. For more information, visit http://www.interface-amita.com/aboutus/interface_profile.asp.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Keisoku Research Consultant Co. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Keisoku Research Consultant, Co. offers research and consulting in a wide range of civil engineering-related fields from information construction to preservation of cultural properties. For more information, visit http://www.krcnet.co.jp/eng_site/e_index.htm.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusic will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Fusic Co. provides mocks as virtual IoT devices. You can customize mocks, and get any amount of data at any time in your test. For more information, visit https://fusic.co.jp/english/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data and analytics insights onto a single, holistic, display, focusing attention on what matters, when it matters.
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features or change requirements
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the connection between building better software and business agility has been a tenuous one at best. But now that Agile is maturing and Digital Transformation is driving change across enterprises large and small, companies are realizing that their best bet for achieving business agility is to take the best of Agile and apply it across the entire organization.
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, will discuss how data centers of the future will be managed, how the public cloud best suits your organization, and what the future holds for operations and infrastructure engineers in a post-container world. Is a serverless world inevitable?

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Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
With the modern notion of digital transformation, enterprises are chipping away at the fundamental organizational and operational structures that have been with us since the nineteenth century or earlier. One remarkable casualty: the business process. Business processes have become so ingrained in how we envision large organizations operating and the roles people play within them that relegating them to the scrap heap is almost unimaginable, and unquestionably transformative. In the Digital ...
DevSecOps – a trend around transformation in process, people and technology – is about breaking down silos and waste along the software development lifecycle and using agile methodologies, automation and insights to help get apps to market faster. This leads to higher quality apps, greater trust in organizations, less organizational friction, and ultimately a five-star customer experience. These apps are the new competitive currency in this digital economy and they’re powered by data. Without ...
The nature of the technology business is forward-thinking. It focuses on the future and what’s coming next. Innovations and creativity in our world of software development strive to improve the status quo and increase customer satisfaction through speed and increased connectivity. Yet, while it's exciting to see enterprises embrace new ways of thinking and advance their processes with cutting edge technology, it rarely happens rapidly or even simultaneously across all industries.
Containers are the future of web development, in large part thanks to Docker’s explosive growth. According to DataDog, 15 percent of hosts run Docker, which is significantly up from the 6 percent of hosts running it at this point in 2015. LinkedIn has also seen a 160 percent increase in profile references to Docker in just the past year alone, indicating Docker has become a much bigger priority for IT professionals looking for work. With this technology primed to continue its exponential growth ...
These days, APIs have become an integral part of the digital transformation journey for all enterprises. Every digital innovation story is connected to APIs . But have you ever pondered over to know what are the source of these APIs? Let me explain - APIs sources can be varied, internal or external, solving different purposes, but mostly categorized into the following two categories. Data lakes is a term used to represent disconnected but relevant data that are used by various business units wit...
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reducti...
‘Trend’ is a pretty common business term, but its definition tends to vary by industry. In performance monitoring, trend, or trend shift, is a key metric that is used to indicate change. Change is inevitable. Today’s websites must frequently update and change to keep up with competition and attract new users, but such changes can have a negative impact on the user experience if not managed properly. The dynamic nature of the Internet makes it necessary to constantly monitor different metrics. O...
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
Many organizations are now looking to DevOps maturity models to gauge their DevOps adoption and compare their maturity to their peers. However, as enterprise organizations rush to adopt DevOps, moving past experimentation to embrace it at scale, they are in danger of falling into the trap that they have fallen into time and time again. Unfortunately, we've seen this movie before, and we know how it ends: badly.
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
Not very long ago, in my IT consulting career, I used to be responsible for the launch of mission-critical applications that help enterprises leap into the cutting edge of the digital business revolution. There were a lot of hard skills required for leading such a mission that involved getting the system architecture and software design right early, mentoring and managing the engineering resources, and tracking the progress to the satisfaction of the business analysts who put together the requir...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st 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 w...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the de...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley which 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...
The convergence of rapid feature development, automation, continuous delivery, and the shifting makeup of modern tech stacks has pushed monitoring requirements to a potentially overwhelming scale. But while the systems you need to monitor are complex, your monitoring strategy doesn’t have to be. The scale and pace of change involved in ops today dictate a carefully crafted monitoring and incident response strategy. Keeping the strategy simple will take some of the pain out of monitoring.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
One of the biggest challenges with adopting a DevOps mentality is: new applications are easily adapted to cloud-native, microservice-based, or containerized architectures - they can be built for them - but old applications need complex refactoring. On the other hand, these new technologies can require relearning or adapting new, oftentimes more complex, methodologies and tools to be ready for production. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, Solutions Marketi...
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists discussed...
Everyone could agree that silos created unnecessary separation, protectionism, and bureaucracy. No one would dare argue that having rigid silos were somehow good for the organization. Silos were, therefore, the easy target. They became the mantle onto which leaders could lay all past transgressions, and, in so doing, they became a convenient artifice to allow the leader to proclaim the dawn of a new era of integration, collaboration, and communication. Silos are dead! Except they never quite...