To more closely examine the variety of ways in which IT departments around
the world are integrating cloud services, and the effect hybrid IT has had on
their organizations and IT job roles, SolarWinds recently released the
SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid Organization. This
annual study consists of survey-based research that explores significant
trends, developments, and movements related to and directly affecting IT and
The findings are based on a survey fielded in December 2016 that yielded
responses from 205 IT practitioners, managers, and directors in the U.S. and
Canada, from public and private sector small, mid-size, and enterprise
companies whose organizations are leveraging cloud-based services for at
least some IT infrastructure. The results help illustrate what a modern
hybrid IT organization looks like - notably, ... (more)
DevSecOps: Embracing Automation While Letting Go of Tradition
By Tyler Shields
While I am all for traditions like Thanksgiving turkey and Sunday afternoon
football, holding onto traditions in your professional life can be career
limiting. The awesome thing about careers in technology is that you
constantly have to be on your front foot. Because when you’re not, someone,
somewhere, will be and when you meet them, they’ll win.
One tradition that has a limited lifespan at this moment is waterfall-native
development and the security practices that go along with them. While the
beginning of the end might have first been witnessed when Gene Kim and Josh
Corman presented Security is Dead at RSA in 2012, we have more quantifiable
evidence from the 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey. When asked about the
maturity of DevOps practices in their organizations, 40% stated that maturit... (more)
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/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed
to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and
provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly
solutions available on the market.
For more information, please contact: CloudSales@supermicro.com.
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Global Traffic Management Informed by End-User Experience for Multi-Cloud
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
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chief Architect at Cedexis,
will cover strategies for orchestrating global traffic achieving the
highest-quality end-user experience while spanning multiple clouds and data
centers and reacting at the velocity of modern development teams.
Josh Gray has been Chief Architect at Cedex... (more)
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 Unified
ICT platform serves startups and international enterprises, as well as every
major European telecommunications service provider and major operators across
the world, global internet giants, governments and universities.
For more information, please visit www.interoute.com.
The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June ... (more)
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)
Disclaimer : I am an IT guy and my knowledge on human body is limited to my
daughter's high school biology class book and information obtained from
search engines. So, excuse me if any of the information below is not
represented accurately !
The human body is the most complex machine ever created. With a complex
network of interconnected organs, millions of cells and the most advanced
processor, human body is the most automated system in this planet. In this
article, we will draw comparisons between the working of a human body to that
of a data center. We will learn how self-defense and self-healing
capabilities of our human body is similar to firewalls and intelligent
monitoring capabilities in our data centers. We will draw parallels between
human body automation to data center automation and explain different levels
of automation we need to drive in data centers... (more)
University College London (UCL), ranked consistently as one of the top five
universities in the world, is London's leading multidisciplinary university
with more than 10,000 staff , over 26,000 students as well as more than 100
departments, institutes and research centers. With 25 Nobel Prize winners and
three Fields medalists among UCL's alumni and staff, the university has
attained a world-class reputation for the quality of its teaching and
research across the academic spectrum.
As London's premier research institution, UCL has 5,000 researchers committed
to applying their collective strengths, insights and creativity to overcome
problems of global significance. The university's innovative,
cross-disciplinary research agenda is designed to deliver immediate, medium
and long-term benefits to humanity. UCL Grand Challenges, which encompass
Global Health, Sustainab... (more)
Successful Cloud Operations Means Knowing When to Say "No!"
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud
silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane
that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer,
Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations
approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations
should be centralized and when it's best to decentralize.
Chris Wolf serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role,
he is responsible for driving the execution and communication of the Office
of the CTO's vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware's global
field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware's technical vision ... (more)
Your Data Center Is Doomed
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents
like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are
instantly "cloud ready." If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your
company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with
frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at
Turner, will posit that disruption is inevitable for companies that refuse to
embrace the cloud and the culture shift that comes along with it.
Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, is responsible for the
global entertainment and news company's transformation into a cloud-first
organization. He combines 20+ years' experience in high-scale web, mobile,
and enterprise application d... (more)
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.
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@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New Yo... (more)