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"We are a leader in the market space called network visibility solutions - it enables monitoring tools and Big Data analysis to access the data and be able to see the performance," explained Shay Morag, VP of Sales and Marketing at Niagara Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs. For more information, visit http://niagaranetworks.com. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New... (more)

[session] @VMware's Cross-Cloud Operations | @CloudExpo @CSWolf #VM #AI

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. Speaker Bio 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)

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)

The In-House IT and MSP Dynamic | @CloudExpo @SolarWinds #AI #Monitoring

We Can Work IT Out: The In-House IT and MSP Dynamic In-house IT professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) have had an interesting relationship over the course of IT history. Yes, they are vastly different, but if we drew a Venn diagram of IT and the MSP, the intersection of the two is worth exploring, particularly regarding how IT professionals can best manage their MSPs and work harmoniously to advance the common goal of IT performance. For IT professionals, the very utterance of the acronym "MSP" may conjure feelings of skepticism and fearing the reaper, which doesn't need to be the case. MSPs don't always equal outsourcing IT in its entirety. Let's explore common scenarios where in-house IT professionals and MSPs work together, because in these cases, in-house IT professionals need to understand how to get the most out of these relationships and up-level... (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)

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)

Peak 10 Completes Data Center Expansions | @CloudExpo @Peak_Ten #Cloud #DataCenter

Peak 10 has announced that it has completed a 20,000 square foot expansion of its Cincinnati-area data center, a 6,000 square foot expansion of its data center campus in Charlotte's University Research Park, and added a pair of seasoned executives to its leadership team. This further propels the company on its aggressive growth trajectory to meet the rising demand for flexible hybrid IT strategies and solutions across its enterprise customer base. Cincinnati is home to companies like Kroger, Proctor & Gamble, and GE. The expansion of Peak 10's facility, located in West Chester, OH, was driven by the increasing demand for its IT infrastructure solutions. Since first entering the Cincinnati market in 2008, Peak 10 has seen steady customer growth, primarily in the industries of healthcare, manufacturing and technology. The company serves hundreds of area customers, incl... (more)

Tintri to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY | @Tintri #SDN #DevOps #DataCenter

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)

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)

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)

[slides] Network-Aware #Orchestration | @CloudExpo #SDN #AI #DataCenter

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Network-Aware Orchestration: The Next Level of SD-WAN Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing performance and reducing operational risk through standardization and best-practice architectures. Software-defined networking (SDN) promises to provide network configuration management via software to make a network more agile and adaptable. With SDN, network configurat... (more)