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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here 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. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, posited that disruption is inevitable for companies that refuse to embrace the cloud and the culture shift that comes along with it. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, is responsible for the global entertainment and news company's transformation into a cl... (more)

File System Reconquers Market Lost to Object Storage | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage

An article published in The Register states that object storage has missed its opportunity to serve the secondary storage market. How did this happen? Let's rewind the clock a bit. A few years ago, object storage was the new technology that promised to replace file system in the secondary storage market. It would scale beyond the limits of file systems and deliver better costs. The trade-off would be lower ease-of-use with new protocols that required rewriting of the applications. File systems would keep its place as the tier-one storage solution, because of its superior performance. The world order was clear with object storage elbowing file system out of secondary storage and gradually squeezing it out of tier one as its performance improved. The marketing message was that the role of the file system was rapidly diminishing, because its technology could not keep up... (more)

Enzu to Exhibit at @CloudExpo CA | @EnzuInc #AI #DX #Serverless #DataCenter

"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu,  in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Int\ernational Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu's mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their online business and let Enzu ... (more)

Tappest to Exhibit @MooseFS at @CloudExpo NY | #SDN #AI #ML #DX #Storage

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 functions on all major operating systems and is used around the world by businesses, universities and NGOs. The MooseFS team provides on-site implementation and support for your operations. For more information, visit https://moosefs.com. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @Cl... (more)

Join DDN June 6-8 at @CloudExpo NY | #HPC #SDN #SDS #AI #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, explored 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 strate... (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)

Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures | @CloudExpo #SDN #AI #DataCenter

HPE Continues Buying into Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures This past week HPE continued buying into server storage I/O data infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g., no stock) acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over $1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it had traded at. As a refresh, or overview, Nimble is an all flash shared storage system leverage NAND flash solid storage device (SSD) performance. Note that Nimble also partners with Cisco and Lenovo platforms that compete with HPE servers for converged systems. Earlier this year (keep in mind its only mid-March) HPE also announced acquisition of server storage Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor Simplivity (about $650M USD cash). In another investment this year HPE joined other investors as part of scale out and software de... (more)

The Human Body and Data Center Automation | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DataCenter

The Human Body and Data Center Automation - Part 2 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 !! 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 working of a human body to that of a data center. 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. This article is divided into four parts covering each of body main functions and drawing parallels on automation. This i... (more)

Today’s Cloud and Hybrid IT Reality | @CloudExpo @SolarWinds #DataCenter

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 IT professionals. 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)

Cloud Orchestration Made Easy | @CloudExpo @CAinc #AI #DX #Automation

Cloud Automation and Orchestration Made Easy By Neville Kroeger Step into any boardroom and the talk is all about speed and quality: How to accelerate the delivery of innovative new products and services, while improving the quality of existing ones. When this question is asked, all eyes turn to the CIO: How can IT bring business velocity to both the software lifecycle and the digital business, end-to-end from digital touchpoint to system of record? This is especially the case for cloud-based services. Today's modern enterprise environments are no longer strictly on-premises, as most companies are now leveraging the cloud as well-whether it's a public healthcare provider remotely monitoring patient health, a bank delivering financial transactions in the cloud or an everyday retailer marketing its services in the cloud. The challenge is leveling the playing field acr... (more)

DevSecOps: Embracing Automation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #DevSecOps

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)