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Pick Your Battles
Author: Zef Hemel.
In the quest to maximise performance of your site it is tempting to turn to
the latest and greatest, shiniest, whiz-bang tools. Working with the latest
technologies comes with a price – they don’t call it bleeding edge for
naught! Zef Hemel writes of his experience with Cloud9 and their
implementation of the hottest solution at the time – node.js and redis DB.
There are many interesting technological problems that come with being a
pioneer, and solving these may not serve your mission as well as using older,
stable, well understood tools.
Billions (of API requests) Served
Author: Dave Engberg.
Evernote’s lessons and tips in moving from their old mySQL... (more)
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Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9,
2011, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the
world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon
Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong.
Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have
participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other
Cloud-related events put together.
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"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud
computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud
Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)
We have received positive feedback from our recent announcement about our new
partnership with Unisys and their Stealth Solution Suite. To give you a
little more information about this solution, here is a recent blog post from
Unisys, reprinted with permission:
A Stealthy Defense in Depth
by Bob Supnik
It is easy for the best-planned perimeter defenses to be breached through
human error, thereby making an entire organization or company vulnerable to
hackers. Companies need to have defense in depth: security defenses that
assume compromises will happen and work to contain and limit the
enterprise’s exposure. This was echoed at the RSA Conference earlier this
year, where the watchword was, “You will get hacked.”
Stealth, Unisys’s patented cybersecurity technology, can play an i... (more)
Aptana Studio is an IDE for creating web 2.0 applications. It can be
downloaded and run as an application or run in the Eclipse IDE. The IDE can
be purchased as a professional edition or downloaded in an open source
community edition. The open source community edition boasts over 1,300,000
downloads with a combined total including the professional version of more
than 2,200,000 downloads to date. This application is designed and optimized
with other plugins available including Adobe AIR and iPhone development.
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3359) I showed
you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to list
the scripts associated with a Windows Azure Mobile Service. In this post
I’ll show you how to use that information to download a script associated
with a Windows Azure Mobile Service.
Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a
MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome
as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows
and Linux as well.
Open an instance of your command line (Terminal, Bash, Command Prompt, etc.)
and type the following:
azure mobile script download -h
As you can see the azure mobile script download command can be used to
download a script from a Windows Azure Mobile Service. In our case, we’ll
download the scrip... (more)
IBM has launched a new service that lets outside enterprises indulge in
software development and testing on its Cloud Platform. IBM currently hosts
services on the web like Lotus Live along with a Private cloud option that it
launched in 2009. Since then it has steadily expanded its cloud portfolio to
include hosted test environments, storage and other associated services. Now
along with Product testing and development, IBM is targeting the whole
Infrastructure space offered as a service on the cloud (IAAS). Big Blue has
clearly ventured into commercial Public cloud terrain complete with a Partner
ecosystem like Amazon EC2’s. Its channel partners will be able to
build their services over IBM’s cloud allowing it to offer a suite of
web based Software applications.
The new offering comes with support for Linux via Red Hat Enterprise Linux
and SUSE Linux... (more)
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa
Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here
are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with...
RANDY BIAS | @randybias
"Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.]
That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)
Red Hat is a trusted open source provider. Red Hat offers enterprise
customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and
innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management, and
Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss
Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training, and
consulting services worldwide to help enterprises take full advantage of the
value of open source technology. For more information, please visit
Red Hat CTO Delivers Virtualization Keynote
Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of
the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conferenc... (more)
Exploring the boundaries between the Enterprise and the Internet, this talk
focuses on Architectural approaches from the service pattern, process pattern
and event pattern to help SOA practitioners understand topics such as Web
2.0, AJAX, SaaS, Social Networks and how they connect with the Enterprise.
The emerging patterns of architecture can enable the savvy architect to
empower their IT to embrace an accelerating vision of the network economy.
Sponsor SOA World Conference & Expo
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Speaker Bio: Miko Matsumura is vice president and deputy CTO, SOA products at
Software AG webMethods. Miko is chair of the OASIS SOA Adoption Blueprints
Technical Committee. He is well recognized for his work at The Middleware
Company, Systinet, and as Chief Java Evangelist for Sun Microsystems. He has
an MBA from San Francisco State Unive... (more)
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing --
pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of
hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and
high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about security, quality
of service, integration, compliance, lock-in, and the long-term costs of
Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can however mitigate
these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. In a keynote address
to be given at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo,
Richard Sarwal (pictured), SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager,
will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud
computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and
The keynote w... (more)
Selenium is a free Web Application Testing System. It gained lots of
popularity since it is available. It’s integration to FireFox – which
allows instant record/replay as well as the scripting option - makes it a
great tool for functional web testing.
BrowserMob on the other side leverages Selenium by providing an automated
load-testing environment for Selenium scripts all configurable online via a
Tagging Web Requests
In my recent blog post – Get more out of functional web testing: How to
correlate test reports with server side log information? – I discussed the
problem that testing results are usually not linked to the log and
diagnostics information captured by the application under test. The blog
entry offered a way to link the two sides using HTTP Tagging via an HTTP
Proxy. Tagging individual Web Requests allows linking each individual request
- Needle Coke Industry Global and China Analysis for 2014-2016
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WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
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As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
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Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to 'DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017' as Conference Chair
The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great t...
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"At ROHA we develop an app called Catcha. It was developed after we spent a year meeting with, talking to, interacting with senior citizens watching them use their smartphones and talking to them about how they use their smartphones so we could get to know their smartphone behavior," explained Dave Woods, Chief Innovation Officer at ROHA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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If you haven’t heard yet, CollabNet just put out some very big news for managing and gaining value from DevOps.
We introduced CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) — a platform designed exclusively for providing a single pane of glass, dashboard, and traceability views across your DevOps toolchain and processes from planning to operations and that can be traced back to planning and development.
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@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Dec. 10, 2016 02:30 PM EST Reads: 2,048
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry’s single source for the cloud. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud...
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Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself.
Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, discussed how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your aud...
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Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task...
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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
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@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
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In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain.
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
Dec. 10, 2016 12:15 PM EST Reads: 7,475
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems.
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DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain.
In this power panel at @...
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The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
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20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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.
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"MathFreeOn.com is a line coding platform for engineers and scientists. When they want to solve an engineering problem and they have to use software - they have to pay a lot of money for licenses - but with MathFreeOn you don't have to pay a lot of money. Just go to our site and write the code and you can check the result right away," explained Simon Lee, CMO of MathFreeOn, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Cla...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
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20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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.
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