Power Panel | The Internet of Things: A New Age
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of
terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way
we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being
created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized
systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional?
In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger
Strukhoff, panelists will addresses this very serious issue of profound
change in the industry.
Brendan O'Brien is Chief Evangelist and a Co-founder at Aria Systems. In 2002
he introduced the world to cloud billing, and innovated database-driven,
enterprise-grade web applications - before the concept of "cloud" was even on
the horizon. O'Brien is at the forefront of the recurri... (more)
Decisions on Streaming Data
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Amazon, Google and Facebook are household names in part because of their
mastery of Big Data. But what about organizations without billions of dollars
to spend on Big Data tools - how can they extract value from their data?
In his session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Ali Ghodsi, Co-Founder and Head of
Engineering at Databricks, discussed how the zero management cost and
scalability of the cloud is addressing the challenges and pain points that
data engineers face when working with Big Data. He also shared how the
growing deman... (more)
Monitoring Kibana 4's Node.js App
By Stefan Thies
The release of Kibana 4.x has had an impact on monitoring and other related
activities. In this post we're going to get specific and show you how
to add Node.js monitoring to the Kibana 4 server app. Why Node.js?
Because Kibana 4 now comes with a little Node.js server app that sits
between the Kibana UI and the Elasticsearch backend. Conveniently, you
can monitor Node.js apps with SPM, which means SPM can monitor Kibana in
addition to monitoring Elasticsearch. Futhermore, Logstash can also be
monitored with SPM, which mean... (more)
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After a couple of false starts, cloud-based desktop solutions are picking up
steam, driven by trends such as BYOD and pervasive high-speed connectivity.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT, cut
through the hype and the acronyms, and discussed the emergence of
full-featured cloud workspaces that do for the desktop what cloud
infrastructure did for the server. He also discussed VDI vs DaaS,
implementation strategies and evaluation criteria.
Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT, is responsible for guiding ... (more)
With the advent (or surge in popularity) of cloud computing, our use of the
so-called ‘computer operating system' is coming into question.
Given that the cloud exists on the back end to drive power to our
‘endpoint' devices (in whatever form they may be) today, the way those
devices handle the user experience comes down to the user interface almost as
much as it does the operating system, or so the argument goes.
A well-known operating system
That being said, we are of course on the cusp of a well-known software firm
being about to release its new operating system and it will come ... (more)
Next Generation Cloud Services: EMC-Windstream Partnering to Drive Cloud
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global
Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional
Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, will review next generation cloud
services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discuss
how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate
cloud solution development.
Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation.
He has been... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust...
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2015 predictions circa 1970: houses anticipate our needs and adapt, city infrastructure is citizen and situation aware, office buildings identify and preprocess you. Today smart buildings have no such collective conscience, no shared set of fundamental services to identify, predict and synchronize around us. LiveSpace and M2Mi are changing that. LiveSpace Smart Environment devices deliver over the M2Mi IoT Platform real time presence, awareness and intent analytics as a service to local connecte...
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High-performing enterprise Software Quality Assurance (SQA) teams validate systems that are ready for use - getting most actively involved as components integrate and form complete systems. These teams catch and report on defects, making sure the customer gets the best software possible. SQA teams have leveraged automation and virtualization to execute more thorough testing in less time - bringing Dev and Ops together, ensuring production readiness. Does the emergence of DevOps mean the end of E...
May. 29, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,584
Amazon and Google have built software-defined data centers (SDDCs) that deliver massively scalable services with great efficiency. Yet, building SDDCs has proven to be a near impossibility for companies without hyper-scale resources.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, David Cauthron, CTO and Founder of NIMBOXX, highlighted how a mid-sized manufacturer of global industrial equipment bridged the gap from virtualization to software-defined services, streamlining operations and costs while connect...
May. 29, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,741
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate.
The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads.
Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
May. 29, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 5,098
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
May. 29, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,451
paradigm shifts in networking, to cloud and licensure, and all the Internet of Things in between.
In 2014 automation was the name of the game. In his session at DevOps Summit, Matthew Joyce, a Sales Engineer at Big Switch, will discuss why in 2015 it’s complexity reduction.
Matthew Joyce, a sales engineer at Big Switch, is helping push networking into the 21st century. He is also a hacker at NYC Resistor. Previously he worked at NASA Ames Research Center with the Nebula Project (where OpenSta...
May. 29, 2015 03:21 PM EDT Reads: 687
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
May. 29, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,191
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting.
In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will address the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affec...
May. 29, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,271
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy.
How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In this session, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Architect for the ...
May. 29, 2015 02:33 PM EDT Reads: 671
While there are hundreds of public and private cloud hosting providers to choose from, not all clouds are created equal. If you’re seeking to host enterprise-level mission-critical applications, where Cloud Security is a primary concern, WHOA.com is setting new standards for cloud hosting, and has established itself as a major contender in the marketplace. We are constantly seeking ways to innovate and leverage state-of-the-art technologies.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Mike Rivera, Seni...
May. 29, 2015 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,491
EMC Corporation on Tuesday announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Virtustream. When the transaction closes, Virtustream will form EMC’s new managed cloud services business. The acquisition represents a transformational element of EMC’s strategy to help customers move all applications to cloud-based IT environments. With the addition of Virtustream, EMC completes the industry’s most comprehensive hybrid cloud portfolio to support all applications, all workl...
May. 29, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,572
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp.
When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary.
In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series dat...
May. 29, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,874
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to DevOps Summit 2015 as Conference Chair.
The 4th International DevOps Summit will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"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 team at ...
May. 29, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,520
Enterprises are fast realizing the importance of integrating SaaS/Cloud applications, API and on-premises data and processes, to unleash hidden value. This webinar explores how managers can use a Microservice-centric approach to aggressively tackle the unexpected new integration challenges posed by proliferation of cloud, mobile, social and big data projects.
Industry analyst and SOA expert Jason Bloomberg will strip away the hype from microservices, and clearly identify their advantages and d...
May. 29, 2015 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,760
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enter...
May. 29, 2015 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 3,073
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
May. 29, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,478
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using ...
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Thanks to widespread Internet adoption and more than 10 billion connected devices around the world, companies became more excited than ever about the Internet of Things in 2014. Add in the hype around Google Glass and the Nest Thermostat, and nearly every business, including those from traditionally low-tech industries, wanted in. But despite the buzz, some very real business questions emerged – mainly, not if a device can be connected, or even when, but why? Why does connecting to the cloud cre...
May. 29, 2015 12:42 PM EDT Reads: 843
SYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption...
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