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Find Your Way Through the Clouds
Sign Up Today for
Cloud Computing Bootcamp
at Cloud Expo 2011 Silicon Valley

  Want to make sense of the hottest new concept in Enterprise IT?
Want to understand in just hours what experts have spent many hundreds of days deciphering?



Cloud computing is a technology that has rapidly evolving peppered with a lot of hype along the way. Customers find it hard to navigate through this and make sense of what aspects of this technology will give them real business benefit..

Cloud Expo's ever-popular Cloud Computing Bootcamp is a great way to get a practical understanding of this technology. We offer multiple days of actionable insight into what vendor offerings are currently available and help you comprehend their strategy.

Allow the experts who keep a tab on the hype to help you differentiate between "cloudwashed" and real cloud solutions.

Click Here to Register Now for Cloud Computing Bootcamp 2011 East and Save!

The ever-popular Bootcamp, which is now held regularly around the world, is being held this time round in conjunction the 9th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA (November 7-10, 2011). It is led by our 2011 Bootcamp Instructor Larry Carvalho.

BOOTCAMP SUMMARY: A compelling deep-dive into just what it takes to take full advantage of cloud computing. Get a fuller understanding of the capabilities of different vendors and how they address rapidly changing market demands.


Boot Camp Agenda: Cloud Computing Bootcamp

Cloud Computing Expo 2011
Santa Clara, CA Day 1 - Monday, November 7th

10:30 – 12:00 pm

What is cloud computing? Presentations and discussion moderated by Larry Carvalho featuring several well known cloud computing experts.

Larry Carvalho
Introduction to BootCamp and objectives.  High-level view of cloud computing.

How Cloud Computing is Changing our World  
Dave Nielsen
As Cloud Computing gains traction, we realize it is growing much faster than even the analysts had anticipated. Even industries like manufacturing are getting sucked into the Cloud. Dave will describe how the hidden undercurrent of Cloud Computing is effecting every industry, including yours!

Is Cloud a Good Fit? 
Penelope Everall Gordon
,
Penelope will demonstrate how an executive without any cloud knowledge can use the Decision Tree for Buyers (featured in the recently published “Cloud Computing for Business, The Open Group Guide”) to quickly determine in ten or fewer questions which type - if any - of cloud solution would be a good fit for a particular business situation. 

BigData and Cloud 
Vineet Tyagi, Impetus

Enterprises across the globe are including Cloud in their Big Data strategy for faster, smarter and better solutions to their Big Data problems. The session will address important questions and present strategies for key objectives such as:

  • Which Big Data problems qualify for Cloud
  • Leveraging Cloud as the Big Data platform
  • Strategies for moving your Big Data solutions to the Cloud
  • Addressing security, scalability, maintenance, performance challenges

1:00 - 1:45 pm Opening Keynote | Oracle
1:50 - 2:20 pm General Session | Oracle
2:40 - 3:25 pm

Larry Carvalho

Mapping the Cloud Ecosystem: Who are the entities that make up the cloud computing ecosystem? This session will covering start-ups, enterprise vendors, service and hosting providers that are mapped to solutions provided.

3:30 - 4:15 pm General Session | Intel
4:20 - 4:50 pm

General Session | PerspecSys

4:55 - 5:40 pm

Larry Carvalho

Identifying your position in the ecosystem:
The application of cloud computing to practical uses depends on various factors. It depends on whether you are a customer (large or mid-market), systems integrator/service provider or independent software vendor? In this session, get an awareness of the capabilities of different entities and how they are addressing rapidly changing market demands.

5:45 - 6:30 pm Krishnan Subramanian, Industry Analyst/Researcher

The Importance of Open Source In The Cloud: As we move from the traditional software world to a cloud based world, advocates and pundits supporting Open Cloud are arguing against the need for open source in ensuring an openness in the cloud ecosystem. Initially started by Tim O' Reilly who advocated openness in architecture over licensing, this debate has been going on in the industry for the past few years resulting in the announcement of Open Cloud Initiative.  In this talk, you will hear arguments highlighting the importance of open source in a cloud based world and potential risks involved. It will show you how open source is a necessary condition for ensuring a federated cloud ecosystem which, in turn, is a necessary to prevent a monopoly of small providers controlling the marketplace just as in the case of US telecom. Finally, you will hear how open source addresses some enterprise concerns towards cloud computing and will span both the infrastructure and platform as a service layer.
6:35 - 7:05 pm

General Session | Bill Lowry, Terremark

7:10 - 7:55 pm

Larry Carvalho

Economic and budgeting dynamics: Information technology (IT) use in the new era will require change in how initiatives are funded and charged back to business units. Cloud delivery of services will require IT financing to review executive considerations while measuring subscription, usage or ad supported business models. Service providers need to consider to sales commissions, renewals and billing models. In this session, get an insight into how this business model will play into your initiatives.

7:40 - 9:00 pm Welcome Reception: Expo Floor Open

Cloud Computing Expo 2011
Santa Clara, CA Day 2 - Tuesday, November 8th

7:00 am

Registration Opens

7:40 - 8:10 am

General Session | Rich Lechner, IBM

8:15 - 9:00 am General Session
9:05 - 9:50 am

Day 3 Keynote | Pete Malcolm, Abiquo

9:55 - 10:40 am

Larry Carvalho

Connecting the dots: Cloud computing is not always the best approach to a business problem. You need to connect your requirements to solutions that are available in the market. How do you determine a road map to take advantage of this very nascent technology? This session will help you develop a strategy to gauge the relevance of cloud computing to your business needs.

10:30 - 12:30 pm Morning Coffee Break: Expo Floor Open
11:45 - 12:15 pm

General Session | John Engates, Rackspace

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

12:45 - 1:30 pm CTO Power Panel
1:35 - 2:05 pm General Session | Duke Skarda, SoftLayer
2:10 - 2:55 pm

Larry Carvalho

Cloud Application Strategy: Business leaders are asking IT to provide an environment that responds quickly to business needs. Public Clouds have demonstrated their value; now Private Clouds are beginning to emerge. This session will help you assess the risks and benefits of moving your application to public or private clouds.

3:00 - 3:45 pm General Session | New Relic
3:50 - 6:00 pm Afternoon Snack Break: Expo Floor Open
5:00 - 5:30 pm General Session | Red Hat
5:35 - 9:00 pm CLOUD CAMP

Cloud Computing Expo 2011
Santa Clara, CA Day 3 - Wednesday, November 9th

Platform as a Service day Moderated by Larry Carvalho
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) represents a subtle, yet significant shift in the transition from traditional web appdev/hosting technology to cloud-native appdev/hosting technology. As the last piece of the Cloud Computing pyramid to evolve there are several definitions of the term which are confusing, both to customers and the market as a whole. These sessions will allow vendors to share their PaaS strategy and demonstrate their products.

7:00 am

Registration Opens

7:40 - 8:10 am

"Cloud Superstars" Power Panel

8:15 - 9:00 am Day 3 Keynote | Akamai
9:05 - 9:50 am

Run Your Enterprise Applications in the Oracle Public Cloud Reza Shafii, Oracle
Learn how easy it is to instantly provision Java Cloud Service instances through cloud.oracle.com. This session will begin with an overview of the Oracle Public Cloud Java Cloud Service and its integration with the Database Cloud Service. The session will end with an end-to-end demo.

9:55 - 10:40 am

Get Your Code in the Cloud and Your PaaS Over Here – The OpenShift Primer for Developers
David Blado, Red Hat
Whether you're a seasoned Java developer looking to start hacking on EE6 or you just wrote your first line of Ruby yesterday, the cloud is turning out to be the perfect environment for developing applications in just about any modern language or framework. There are plenty of clouds and platform-as-a-services to choose from, but where to start? Join us for an action-packed session where we'll cover what's out there and what the pros and cons are. We'll then show you how to deploy an application written in the language of your choice – Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl or Python, with the framework of your choice – EE6, CDI, Seam, Spring, Zend, Cake, Rails, Sinatra, PerlDancer or Django to the OpenShift PaaS in just minutes. And without having to rewrite your app to get it to work the way the cloud provider thinks your app should work.

If you want to learn how the OpenShift PaaS and investing an hour of your time can change everything you thought you knew about developing applications in the cloud, this session is for you!

10:30 - 12:30 pm Morning Coffee Break: Expo Floor Open
11:45 - 12:30 pm

General Session | James Thomason & Garima Thockchon, Gale Technologies

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

12:45 - 1:30 pm CEO Power Panel
1:35 - 2:20 pm General Session | Pete Malcom, Abiquo
2:25 -3:10 pm IBM can get you to PaaS 
Joe Bohn, IBM

There is a lot of noise and excitement building over PaaS and you want to be part of it. But just what exactly is PaaS and what does it mean for you? Do you have to start from the ground up and rewrite your applications to participate in a PaaS solution? Do you have to use an off premise solution to gain the flexibility and agility of PaaS offerings? And what about the investment that you have already made in your enterprise applications and infrastructure? The good news is that you don't have to start from scratch (unless of course you want to) and you don't have to go down this path alone. With a long history of helping companies manage and host enterprise applications, an industry-leading portfolio of key middleware technologies and an enterprise-class cloud service delivery platform, IBM is uniquely positioned to provide platform services.

Come and learn about IBM's PaaS offerings for both off premise and on premise clouds. In this session we will introduce IBM's PaaS application environment solutions with IBM Workload Deployer and soon to be available in our IBM SmartCloud Application Services hosted solutions. After an overview of the value and features in these solutions we will present a demonstration so that you can see for yourself the ease of use and flexibility of these solutions.
3:15 - 4:00 pm General Session
4:00 - 6:00 pm Afternoon Snack Break: Expo Floor Open
5:00 - 5:30 pm General Session
5:35 - 7:10 pm

Cloud Foundry, the Open Platform as a Service
Patrick Chanezon, Senior Director, Developer Relations, VMware
This talk will provide an overview of the PaaS (Platform as a Service) landscape, and will describe the Cloud Foundry open source PaaS, with its multi-framework, multi-service, multi-cloud model.

Cloud Foundry allows developers to provision apps in Java/Spring, Ruby/Rails, Ruby/Sinatra, Javascript/Node, and leverage services like MySQL, MongoDB, Reddis, Postgres and RabbitMQ. It can be used as a public PaaS on CloudFoundry.com and other service providers (ActiveState, AppFog), to create your own private cloud, or on your laptop using the Micro Cloud Foundry VM.

The talk will end with a demo of Cloud Foundry in action, showing the end to end development workflow, from developing locally with Micro Cloud Foundry to deploying on Cloud Foundry.com.

If you want to get started with Cloud development, bring your laptops, check the requirements and download pre-requisites at https://cloudfoundry.com/micro, and we'll help you setup your environment and get started with Cloud Foundry on your local machine.

Cloud Computing Expo 2011
Santa Clara, CA Day 4 - Thursday, November 10th

Cloud Interoperability Day Moderated by Larry Carvalho
Vendor lock-in is a concern brought up by many customers when adopting cloud computing technology. Cloud interoperability is a way to alleviate those issues. Vendors will be able to show how their products address these issues in these sessions.

7:00 am

Registration Opens

7:40 - 8:10 am

"Early-Bird" Power Panel

8:15 - 9:00 am Day 4 Keynote
9:05 - 9:50 am

To Cluster or Not to Cluster
Azmir Mohamed, Senior Director Product Management - Abiquo, Inc
VM clustering has many benefits, including autonomous VM placement, mobility and increased uptime. However, as more and more enterprises adopt heterogeneous environments, interoperability from one type of hypervisor "cluster" to the next becomes a necessity. In addition, as hybrid clouds become more prevalent, can clusters be adapted to work as effectively in the cloud?

9:55 - 10:40 am

An Open Interoperable Platform for Digital Business
Gurvinder Ahluwalia, Chief Technology Officer Private Cloud – West US, IBM

This session views cloud computing as an open, interoperable, overlay platform for running scalable, agile, digital business. The key operative terms the discussion will hone in on are platform and interoperable - which in turn generate desirable outcomes for institutions. The session will discuss open interoperability for cloud, patterns of integration, and the nature of interoperability. It will outline essential properties that constitute a platform. The discussion will also touch on examples from industry customer councils, technology standards organizations, open source, and commercial source in order to show markers of our execution as an industry in light of interoperability in a cloud platform.

10:30 - 12:30 pm Morning Coffee Break: Expo Floor Open
11:45 - 12:15 pm

General Session | SHI

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

12:45 - 1:30 pm CMO Power Panel
1:35 - 2:05 pm General Session
2:10 - 2:40 pm

General Session | VMware

2:45 - 3:30 pm PaaS Software - The Cloud OS is Here!
Dave Nielsen

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software is changing the game of Cloud Computing. PaaS software provides the same Cloud Computing benefits as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), but without locking your app to one Cloud Service Provider. And ... because you can run PaaS software on both Public and Private Clouds, it is likely to become VERY popular.

If the benefits of cloud computing are so obvious, why are enterprises so slow to adapt? The answer: IaaS software products don't provide enough benefit to justify the risk ... and the lock in.

Join Dave Nielsen, the founder of CloudCamp, in this vendor-neutral presentation as he explains why PaaS software will make up for the shortcomings of IaaS software and possibly become ... The Next Cloud OS!
3:30 - 5:30 pm Afternoon Snack Break: Expo Floor Open

Seats are limited to the first 250 attendees.

Click Here to Register Now for Cloud Computing Bootcamp 2011 West and Save!



7th Cloud Expo in Silicon Valley- the Expo Floor attracted more than 4,500 delegates in four days!
A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, High-Energy Sessions, and Cloud-savvy Delegates!


Cloud Expo New York will feature 150+ technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
 
All the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented in the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. And they'll all be back to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network this November, too, in Santa Clara!
 
The high-energy New York event is a must-attend for senior technologists including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.



Themes & Topics to Be Discussed in 200+ Technical Sessions

• Cloud Enablement
• Bringing Chargeback to
x the Cloud
• Consumption-Based
xBilling
• Java in the Cloud
• Cloud-Based
xCompliance
• Cloud Federation and
xIntercloud
• Virtual Private SaaS
x (VPS)
• Hardware as a Service
• SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
• Green IT
• Application Portability
• Virtual Private
xInter-Cloud
• Automation

• High-Performance
xComputing
• Cloudsourcing
• Grid Software
• Cloud-Delivered Testing
• Cloud Lock-in vs.
x Cloud Interoperability
• Web-scale Computing
• In-Cloud Data
x Encryption
• Cloud Delivered Security
• Cloud Reliability
• Cloud Serviceability
x & Architecture
• Elastic Computing
• Secure Cloud
x Computing
• Cloud Management

• Cloud Databases
• Private vs. Public Clouds
• Cloud Computing & SOA
• Enterprise Cloud
• Scalability g
• Internal Clouds
• Cloud Analytics
• Cloud Computing &
xSMBs
• Cloud Applications
• Enterprise Cloud
x Orchestration
• Multi-Cloud World
• Fabric Computing
• Cloud Internetworking
• Eclipse & Cloud
xComputing
• HPC in the Cloud



Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARN exactly why cloud computing is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts what issues and questions you should consider when evaluating cloud-based systems.
  SEE what the potential benefits - and pitfalls - are of moving to the cloud.
  DISCOVER what to look for in a cloud computing provider to ensure the security of your data and applications.
  FIND OUT how to transform a traditional data center that is less flexible and costly to a cloud computing environment that is secure, virtualized and automated.
  ATTEND our one-day Cloud Computing Bootcamp entirely FREE of charge with your “Golden Pass” delegate registration.
  MASTER how to improve business agility while lowering operating and capital costs within the enterprise.
  LEARN what works, what doesn't, and what's next.
SYS-CON Events Expo Floor at New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center
Benefits of Visiting the Cloud Expo Floor
  VISIT our 100+ booths, demo theaters and exhibits and ask questions face-to-face with vendors that might save your company millions of dollars.
  ENJOY special events & giveaways, happening throughout the largest Cloud conference in the world.
  WIN software and services offered by sponsors & exhibitors in various drawings
  VIEW industry movers and shakers being interviewed live at our on-site SYS-CON.TV studio.
  RELAX in our Beanbag Lounge and take advantage of our free wireless broadband.


SOA in the Cloud


The convergence of SOA and Cloud Computing is now so clear as an industry-wide trend, SOA in the Cloud track will cover rich content focus at the Cloud Expo In New York.


RIAs in the Cloud


The rise of RIAs and cloud computing are spawning the need for contextual apps that take advantage of specific functionality offered by operating systems and devices. RIAs in the Cloud track is designed to examine all aspects of RIAs and the cloud.
Articles & Feature Stories
92% of enterprises are using the public cloud today. As a result, simply being in the cloud is no longer enough to remain competitive. The benefit of reduced costs has normalized while the market forces are demanding more innovation at faster release cycles. Enter Cloud Native! Cloud Native enables a microservices driven architecture. The shift from monolithic to microservices yields a lot of benefits - but if not done right - can quickly outweigh the benefits. The effort required in monitoring, tracing, circuit breakers, routing, load balancing, etc. for thousands of microservices can become overwhelming. This talk will address strategies to run & manage microservices from 0 to 60 using Istio and other tools in a cloud native world.
It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitations of the existing public IaaS clouds were forgiven. However, now that we've lived a few years with public IaaS clouds, developers and CloudOps pros are giving a huge thumbs down to the constant monitoring of servers, provisioned or not, that's required to support the workloads.
In very short order, the term "Blockchain" has lost an incredible amount of meaning. With too many jumping on the bandwagon, the market is inundated with projects and use cases that miss the real potential of the technology. We have to begin removing Blockchain from the conversation and ground ourselves in the motivating principles of the technology itself; whether it is consumer privacy, data ownership, trust or even participation in the global economy, the world is faced with serious problems that this technology could ultimately help us in at least partially solving. But if we do not unpack what is real and what is not, we can lose sight of the potential.
Serveless Architectures brings the ability to independently scale, deploy and heal based on workloads and move away from monolithic designs. From the front-end, middle-ware and back-end layers, serverless workloads potentially have a larger security risk surface due to the many moving pieces. This talk will focus on key areas to consider for securing end to end, from dev to prod. We will discuss patterns for end to end TLS, session management, scaling to absorb attacks and mitigation techniques.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addresses many of the challenges faced by developers and operators as monolithic applications transition towards a distributed microservice architecture. A tracing tool like Jaeger analyzes what's happening as a transaction moves through a distributed system. Monitoring software like Prometheus captures time-series events for real-time alerting and other uses. Grafeas and Kritis provide security polic...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also received the prestigious Outstanding Technical Achievement Award three times - an accomplishment befitting only the most innovative thinkers. Shankar Kalyana is among the most respected strategists in the global technology industry. As CTO, with over 32 years of IT experience, Mr. Kalyana has architected, designed, developed, and implemented custom and packaged software solutions across a vast spectrum o...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and European perspective.
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust that they are being taken care of.
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-centric compute for the most data-intensive applications. Hyperconverged systems already in place can be revitalized with vendor-agnostic, PCIe-deployed, disaggregated approach to composable, maximizing the value of previous investments.
Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in development and launches of disruptive technologies to create new market opportunities as well as enhance enterprise product portfolios with emerging technologies. His most recent venture was Octoblu, a cross-protocol Internet of Things (IoT) mesh network platform, acquired by Citrix. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of Teleku, a communications-as-a-service cloud platform which was acquired by Voxeo. Chris was also the founder of Digital Voice Technologies, the creator of the first VoiceXML-powered voice browser, which was acquired by Ideas & Associates.
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Cloud Expo 2013 East Opening Keynote by IBM
In this Cloud Expo Keynote, Danny Sabbah, CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform, will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
Lisa Larson, Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions of Rackspace Hosting Live From New York City
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud.

Keynote: Driving Cloud Innovation: SSDs Change Cloud Storage Paradigm
Cloud is a transformational shift in computing that can have a powerful effect on enterprise IT when designed correctly and used to its full potential. Join Citrix in a discussion that centers on building, connecting and empowering users with cloud services and hear examples of how enterprises are solving real-world business challenges with an architecture and solution purpose-built for the cloud.

Go Beyond IaaS to Deliver "Anything As a Service"
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms—software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and deliver real value. Join us to learn about the new ITaaS model and how to begin the transformation.


CloudEXPO Stories
92% of enterprises are using the public cloud today. As a result, simply being in the cloud is no longer enough to remain competitive. The benefit of reduced costs has normalized while the market forces are demanding more innovation at faster release cycles. Enter Cloud Native! Cloud Native enables a microservices driven architecture. The shift from monolithic to microservices yields a lot of benefits - but if not done right - can quickly outweigh the benefits. The effort required in monitoring, tracing, circuit breakers, routing, load balancing, etc. for thousands of microservices can become overwhelming. This talk will address strategies to run & manage microservices from 0 to 60 using Istio and other tools in a cloud native world.
It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitations of the existing public IaaS clouds were forgiven. However, now that we've lived a few years with public IaaS clouds, developers and CloudOps pros are giving a huge thumbs down to the constant monitoring of servers, provisioned or not, that's required to support the workloads.
In very short order, the term "Blockchain" has lost an incredible amount of meaning. With too many jumping on the bandwagon, the market is inundated with projects and use cases that miss the real potential of the technology. We have to begin removing Blockchain from the conversation and ground ourselves in the motivating principles of the technology itself; whether it is consumer privacy, data ownership, trust or even participation in the global economy, the world is faced with serious problems that this technology could ultimately help us in at least partially solving. But if we do not unpack what is real and what is not, we can lose sight of the potential.
Serveless Architectures brings the ability to independently scale, deploy and heal based on workloads and move away from monolithic designs. From the front-end, middle-ware and back-end layers, serverless workloads potentially have a larger security risk surface due to the many moving pieces. This talk will focus on key areas to consider for securing end to end, from dev to prod. We will discuss patterns for end to end TLS, session management, scaling to absorb attacks and mitigation techniques.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addresses many of the challenges faced by developers and operators as monolithic applications transition towards a distributed microservice architecture. A tracing tool like Jaeger analyzes what's happening as a transaction moves through a distributed system. Monitoring software like Prometheus captures time-series events for real-time alerting and other uses. Grafeas and Kritis provide security polic...
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Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
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What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.
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92% of enterprises are using the public cloud today. As a result, simply being in the cloud is no longer enough to remain competitive. The benefit of reduced costs has normalized while the market forces are demanding more innovation at faster release cycles. Enter Cloud Native! Cloud Native enables a microservices driven architecture. The shift from monolithic to microservices yields a lot of benefits - but if not done right - can quickly outweigh the benefits. The effort required in monitoring, tracing, circuit breakers, routing, load balancing, etc. for thousands of microservices can become ...
It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitations of the existing public IaaS clouds were forgiven. However, now that we've lived a few years with public IaaS clouds, developers and CloudOps pros are giving a huge thumbs down to the constant monitoring of servers, provisioned or not, that...
In very short order, the term "Blockchain" has lost an incredible amount of meaning. With too many jumping on the bandwagon, the market is inundated with projects and use cases that miss the real potential of the technology. We have to begin removing Blockchain from the conversation and ground ourselves in the motivating principles of the technology itself; whether it is consumer privacy, data ownership, trust or even participation in the global economy, the world is faced with serious problems that this technology could ultimately help us in at least partially solving. But if we do not unpack...
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"We had extremely positive feedback from both customers and prospects that attended the show and saw live demos of NaviSite's enterprise cloud based services."
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"Good crowd, good questions. The event looked very successful."
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