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SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri, Inc, a leading provider of enterprise cloud infrastructure, 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. Tintri offers an enterprise cloud platform built with public cloud-like web services and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds - to build agile development environments for cloud native applications and to run mission-critical enterprise applications. Only Tintri enables organizations to guarantee the performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks to reduce operating expenses, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and predict their needs to scale - the underpinnings of a modern data center. For more information, please vis... (more)

Break Down the Silos: Correlate Data Between Vendors | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

Break Down the Silos: Correlate Data Between Vendors By Chris Riley Thanks to the DevOps movement, we now understand why software delivery chains that consist of a series of silos are bad. They complicate communication between different teams, leading to delivery delays, backtracking, and bugs. When it comes to incident management, there is another type of silo to contend with - the kind that separates incident management data from one vendor or product to another. These silos hamper incident resolution, as it makes it more difficult to collect and analyze monitoring data from multiple sources. How do you break down these silos to keep incident management operations flowing efficiently? Identify the Silos The first step in working past incident management silos is to understand why silos exist in the first place. The reason is simple: Modern infrastructure consists o... (more)

Modernize Your #DataCenter with @vCloud | @CloudExpo #SDS #SDN #AI #ML

Four Questions to Ask When It's Time to Modernize Your Data Center Cloud computing is here to stay. The agility and scalability of the cloud model - as well as  its ability to transform up-front capital expenditures into flexible operating expenditures - are too compelling to ignore. For CIOs in organizations of all sizes, the question is no longer whether to take advantage of the cloud ... but how. Unfortunately, that question isn't as easy to answer as it might sound. Not all cloud providers are created equal. Different vendors offer different features, terms and service levels. And once you engage with one vendor, it can be difficult to change your mind down the road - even if that vendor's offering doesn't fully mesh with your existing IT practices and policies. While navigating the cloud marketplace can be a challenge, you can successfully formulate your strate... (more)

Ten Attributes of #Serverless | @CloudExpo #FaaS #AI #Lambda #OpenWhisk

Serverless Computing or Functions as a Service (FaaS) is gaining momentum. Amazon is fueling the innovation by expanding Lambda to edge devices and content distribution network. IBM, Microsoft, and Google have their own FaaS offerings in the public cloud. There are over half-a-dozen open source serverless projects that are getting the attention of developers. This year, expect to see new platforms emerging in this segment. With all the excitement and hype around serverless, it’s important to understand what really defines the platform. Here is an attempt to highlight the key attributes of serverless computing platforms. For customers, it acts as a checklist for choosing the right offering while helping platform vendors in optimizing their product. 1. Polyglot Platform The biggest benefit of FaaS is choosing the best of the breed languages and runtimes optimized for... (more)

Stratoscale's #SDDC at @CloudExpo NY | @Stratoscale #SDC #SDN #DataCenter

Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale's hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere, IT is empowered to take control of their data centers. Stratoscale is offering a Hyperconverged cloud supporting OpenStack out of the box. Led by an experienced management team that brings a proven track record in the field of startups, Stratoscale was named a "Cool Vendor in Servers and Virtualization" by Gartner. Stratoscale is backed by leading investors including: Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco, In... (more)

LeaseWeb Exhibited at @CloudExpo NY and CA | @LeaseWebUSA #DataCenter

LeaseWeb USA, the leading cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, exhibited at Cloud Expo New York and Silicon Valley, which took place at New York City's Javits Center in June 2016 and at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA in November 2016. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions. These solutions are backed by 24/7 support and connected to one of the largest, most reliable networks in the world, boasting 5.5 Tbps bandwidth capacity and 99.9999% core uptime and state-of-the-art data centers across the US, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.leaseweb.com. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New Yo... (more)

Announcing @DCDnews Named “Media Sponsor” of @CloudExpo NY | #Cloud #DataCenter

SYS-CON Events announced today that Data Center Dynamics has been named "Media 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. DCD is a global B2B events and media company, delivering unmatched insight and networking, to help the professionals driving the data center scale IT infrastructure sector to make better strategic and operational decisions. At the heart of the market for two decades, DCD has built a global audience of over 1 million ICT, engineering and technology professionals interacting with our market leading content and services, as they navigate the complexities of technology convergence. Central to this community are over 20,000 highly influential professionals attending DCD's world-renowned events each year, across over 20 countries and four continents. This core a... (more)

Hybrid Cloud Security | @CloudExpo #SDN #AI #ML #Security #DataCenter

What You Need to Know About Hybrid Cloud Security Thanks to its many business benefits, cloud computing is becoming commonplace within organizations of all sizes. Historically, companies have struggled to determine which model - public or private - best met their needs. But of late, IT professionals are increasingly starting to realize that both public and private clouds can exist harmoniously within the same organization, and that, in many instances, a hybrid cloud model can actually be the most effective approach. RightScale's "2016 State of the Cloud Survey" found that hybrid cloud adoption increased from 58 percent to 71 percent year-over-year. The uptick in hybrid cloud computing has not been overlooked by cybercriminals, who have been busy adapting traditional attack methods and devising new ways to target threat surfaces and vulnerabilities in the cloud. In... (more)

Hybrid Cloud Security | @CloudExpo #API #AI #Cloud #Security #Cybersecurity

Part 2: What You Need to Know About Hybrid Cloud Security In the first article of this three-part series on hybrid cloud security, we discussed the Shared Responsibility Model and examined how the most common attack strategies persist, are amplified, or are mitigated as assets move from data centers to the cloud. Today, we'll look at some of the unique security challenges that are introduced by public cloud environments. While cloud computing delivers many operational, cost-saving and security benefits, it takes place in a public, shared and on-demand environment, which creates a new set of security challenges for organizations. Because cloud computing infrastructure is also dynamic and scalable, it changes more frequently and further complicates the security monitoring process. Because of these factors, many legacy security monitoring tools that were built for the ... (more)

Join DDN June 6-8 at @CloudExpo NY | #BigData #SDN #SDS #DataCenter

Collaborating in the Cloud: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Data Safe 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. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Kurt Kuckein, Director of Product Management at DDN, will explore how to address the massive scalability requirements of Big Data and the need to provide secure cloud collaboration, file sharing and content distribution across the entire enterprise. Speaker Bio Kurt Kuckein is Director of Product Management at DDN and his responsibilities include product str... (more)

Store It, Secure It, Share It | @CloudExpo @Appneta #Security #DataCenter

Store It, Secure It, Share It By Christine Cignoli At this point in the hybrid cloud evolution, data is accumulating quickly in the cloud and in data centers, not to mention moving from place to place. So it's natural that storage concerns are rising. This recent survey from Wikibon found that software services are the most popular use of cloud technology, followed by infrastructure and platform services. All these applications' data need storage that can scale up and down as needed, as another survey found: Cloud storage elasticity was respondents' top cloud challenge. And on the cloud app front, here's a look at one class of business applications that are really tied into cloud computing: collaboration tools. Lots of these apps are new, or relatively new, and employees depend on them as they work anywhere and everywhere there's a WiFi connection. File sharing, i... (more)