Welcome!

Machine Learning Authors: Shelly Palmer, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: Machine Learning , Containers Expo Blog, @CloudExpo, @DevOpsSummit

Machine Learning : Blog Feed Post

A Round Up of Software Defined Predictions for 2016 By @momskij | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

I love this time of year as it's a chance for me to take time and read a number of the predictions articles that have come out

A Round Up of Software Defined Predictions for 2016
By John Rakowski

One thing I have learned so far this holiday season is that a 15 pound turkey is too big for only four people! I love this time of year as it's a chance for me to take time and read a number of the predictions articles that have come out in recent weeks. Here are some that have caught my attention and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.

Gazing Into The Crystal Ball of Predictions
‘Tis the season for predictions and there are many!

APM, DevOps, Analytics and IoT
2016 Application Performance Management Predictions
-
This year there are so many APM predictions that they could not possibly fit into one article :-S  - so there is not only Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4...but also Part 5. It's like a full blown Christmas-dinner-of-an-article :-) Our very own Jonah Kowall contributed to this series of predictions.

  • The key prediction not to miss - "From a high level, APM will become more about the business and its effectiveness will be increasingly measured on its business impact." Cameron Haight, Research VP, IT Operations" -Too right, applications drive processes which drive services which drives customer engagement which drives business success. Applications and software are central to business success and so APM is not an IT only imperative but a business imperative.

2016 DevOps Predictions - Hot on the heels of the APM predictions are the DevOps predictions. Again 5 parts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and the key predictions section not to miss here is part 3 which is all about how DevOps is not just about Development and IT Operations but how it's essential for also bridging gaps with the business.

Advanced analytics predictions for 2016 - With the number of analytics solutions on the market being so vast, it's difficult to find one predictions article that summarizes this product area well. The best I could find is this article and the key prediction to highlight is that "All innovation will trace back to analytics". Knowledge gleaned from data will lead to new products and services and this is especially true for AppDynamics Application Analytics as this helps to optimize software strategy and better plan new application design and release.

2016 predictions for IoT and smart homes - There are lots of IoT predictions articles out there at the moment and too many to list. IoT will be one of the hottest buzzwords in 2016 and for good reason as the combination of sensors and software promises to transform the mundane into the intelligent i.e. connected cars, toys, refrigerators etc etc. The key prediction in this article is that "software will expand beyond the hardware" and this means that software and applications can be used to to update hardware and create new functionality. Think about a refrigerator, in the past to get new features you would need to buy a new refrigerator but software enables a manufacturer to be able to deliver new features over the internet! It's all about the software with this hot area!

How About Some Industry Predictions?
I think we all accept that every industry is going through digital transformation and that technology plus software is a key enabler. The result is that all industry predictions have an undertone of digital and here are my picks:

Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2016 - For me, if there was a Top Trumps of different industries then retail banking would have a digital disruption rating of 10! I have to admit I am a little bit fascinated with this sector as there is a phenomenal amount of change happening and we have a large customer base here. Lots of big predictions but the four to highlight, as apps are central to them are:

  1. The ‘Platformification' of Banking - While new Fintech startups/challenger banks pose a threat to the existing, established banks, they also, conversely, offer an opportunity. Existing banks have the customer base but are hampered by legacy systems/processes/politics, while the startups have the tech and skills but not the customers or the trust. New challenger banks and Fintech startups can't assume that customers will ‘switch' just because they offer mobile apps etc, as highlighted in this article. The opportunity is therefore for partnership and strategic alliances creating a banking platform - essential to this is software.
  2. Removing Friction from the Customer Journey - Digital business success is about using tech to deliver the right customer experience in order to build trust and loyalty. Apps and IoT are central to this and a great customer experience is one that removes the friction or difficulty in consuming a service. Think about Uber, what makes them successful is that they have removed (using an app) the friction in booking and taking a cab/taxi - they have made it easy and enjoyable. Retail banks have to do the same - an app for the sake of it is not going to work but an app that is personalised and removes friction in a banking service will lead to great customer experience and ultimately, loyalty.
  3. Making Big Data Actionable  - Today's retail banks run on software and where there is software, there is data, Big Data in fact. Key to optimising the software that supports the services delivered is analytics, and one of the focus areas in 2016 will be analytics solutions that can turn data into actionable information quickly and easily.
  4. Introduction of ‘Optichannel' Delivery - ‘Optichannel' has to be one of my favourite buzzwords for 2016! In 2015 we had ‘Omnichannel' which is about delivering across multiple channels, so mobile, branch, web etc, but ‘Optichannel' is about making sure that the best channel is used to deliver the best customer experience.

From emotional commerce to neuroscience, six predictions for retail and brands in 2016 - Predictions 2-4 above for retail banking also apply to retail. In 2016 personalization or as the author puts it, those who ‘bring order and value to the customer journey will be in the best position to win'. I also love the closing lines in this article:

  • "Whatever happens, it won't be technology that wins the battle for the customer, but understanding what the customer wants and working backwards from that starting point." Bravo! This is a vital digital business lesson which goes beyond retail! Want to read more on why ‘An app is not enough‘ for retail?

5 Things To Look Out For In The eGaming Market in 2016 - This sector is driven completely by software and applications. In-play betting and the wide variety options mean that APM and application analytics is essential. Mobile is set to become the preferred customer channel, but in 2016 it really will be the continuing battles with regulatory policies that eGaming companies will have to deal with. I expect more consolidation of companies in this market.

Ten telecoms industry predictions for 2016 - It was a lot harder to find any predictions documents of interest in this sector but this is a good one. 2016 will be a defining year for this industry. Telcos own the networks that all these digital innovations utilize, so mobile apps, IoT, connected cars etc and Telcos need to take advantage of this - a great example is Verizon's Hum device

Well that's enough for me, back to my turkey leftovers! Wishing you all a prosperous 2016!

The post A Round Up Of Software Defined Predictions For 2016 appeared first on Application Performance Monitoring Blog | AppDynamics.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Jyoti Bansal

In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally.

DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.

@CloudExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Progress, a global leader in application development, 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. Enterprises today are rapidly adopting the cloud, while continuing to retain business-critical/sensitive data inside the firewall. This is creating two separate data silos – one inside the firewall and the other outside the firewall. Cloud ISVs ofte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tappest will exhibit MooseFS 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. MooseFS is a breakthrough concept in the storage industry. It allows you to secure stored data with either duplication or erasure coding using any server. The newest – 4.0 version of the software enables users to maintain the redundancy level with even 50% less hard drive space required. The software func...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute 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. Interoute is the owner operator of Europe's largest network and a global cloud services platform, which encompasses over 70,000 km of lit fiber, 15 data centers, 17 virtual data centers and 33 colocation centers, with connections to 195 additional partner data centers. Our full-service Unifie...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EARP 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. "We are a software house, so we perfectly understand challenges that other software houses face in their projects. We can augment a team, that will work with the same standards and processes as our partners' internal teams. Our teams will deliver the same quality within the required time and budget just as our partn...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, 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. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Carbonite 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. Carbonite protects your entire IT footprint with the right level of protection for each workload, ensuring lower costs and dependable solutions with DoubleTake and Evault.
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 his session at 20th Cloud Expo, David Martin, Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to ov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outscale 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. Outscale's technology makes an automated and adaptable Cloud available to businesses, supporting them in the most complex IT projects while controlling their operational aspects. You boost your IT infrastructure's reactivity, with request responses that only take a few seconds.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
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 will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Progress, a global leader in application development, 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. Enterprises today are rapidly adopting the cloud, while continuing to retain business-critical/sensitive data inside the firewall. This is creating two separate data silos – one inside the firewall and the other outside the firewall. Cloud ISVs oft...
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?
As cloud adoption continues to transform business, today's global enterprises are challenged with managing a growing amount of information living outside of the data center. The rapid adoption of IoT and increasingly mobile workforce are exacerbating the problem. Ensuring secure data sharing and efficient backup poses capacity and bandwidth considerations as well as policy and regulatory compliance issues.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, 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. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that A&I Solutions 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. Founded in 1999, A&I Solutions is a leading information technology (IT) software and services provider focusing on best-in-class enterprise solutions. By partnering with industry leaders in technology, A&I assures customers high performance levels across all IT environments including: mai...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, 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. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus intern...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, 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. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real r...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy 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. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud computing technologies. Ge...