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  Think Big – Now Think Even Bigger
  Join Us at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo, November 11-13,
at the Javits Center!


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend Internet of Things at Cloud Expo in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

Delegates to Internet of Things at Cloud Expo will be able to attend eight separate, information-packed tracks:

  • Enterprise Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility & Security
  • DevOps | Containers & Microservices
  • Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
  • Big Data | Analytics
  • IoT | IIoT | Smart Cities
  • Hot Topics | FinTech | WebRTC

There are 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.


We'll see you in New York!



Day 3 Keynote at @ThingsExpo | Chris Matthieu, CTO of Octoblu
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
  Themes & Topics to Be Discussed

Consumer IoT
• Wearables
• Smart Appliances
• Smart Cars
• Smartphones 2.0
• Automation
• Smart Travel
• Personal Fitness
• Health Care
• Personalized Marketing
• Customized Shopping
• Personal Finance
• The Digital Divide
• Mobile Cash & Markets
• Games & The IoT
• The Future of Education
• Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT
• The Business Case for
x IoT
• Smart Grids
• Smart Cities
• Smart Transportation
• The Smart Home
• M2M
• Authentication/Security
• Wiring the IoT
• The Internet of
x Everything
• Digital Transformation
x of Enterprise IT
• Agriculture
• Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Local & State
x Government
• Federal Government

IoT Developers | WebRTC Summit
• Eclipse Foundation
• Cloud Foundry
• Linux Containers
• Node-Red
• Open Source Hardware
• Ajax and the IoT
• Leveraging SOA
• Multi-Cloud IoT
• Evolving Standards
• WebSockets
• Security & Privacy
x Protocols
• GPS & Proximity
x Services
• Bluetooth/RFID/etc
• XMPP
• Nest Labs



The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty and the Most Qualified Delegates of ANY Internet of Things Event!


The future of computing lies in these things. As computing takes a much more active role in our lives it will at the same time become much more invisible. Internet of Things Expo will address the challenges in getting from where we are today to this future.
 
The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down – 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.




@ThingsExpo Power Panel | The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARNexactly why Internet of Things is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts the common issues and requirements for creating a platform for the Internet of Things.
  SEE what new tools and approaches the Internet of Things requires.
  DISCOVER how to drive a distributed approach to the Internet of Things, where applications move to the data.
  FIND OUThow the vast volumes of new data produced by the Internet of Things provides a valuable new source of business insight through advanced analytical techniques.
  MASTER how the ongoing development of smart cities, cars, and houses will enhance connectivity infrastructure.
Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT- Moderated by Jason Bloomberg
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetic, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.


Devops Is Not All About Automation
Tools are for automation, devops is for people

It’s easy to get caught up in the view that devops is all about automation. That’s because right now, most of the value of devops and repeatable processes is focused on deployment of applications within virtual or cloud computing environments and dealing with that volatility requires automation and orchestration to combat the growing dearth of human resources available to handle it. But devops isn’t about the environment, or the automation. Those are just tools, albeit important ones, to achieving devops. Devops is more about the agility and efficiency gained through streamlining processes and being able to react rapidly. You know, agile. It’s about iterating over processes and refining them to make them more efficient. You know, agile.

blue devops Devops is about continuity; about ensuring continuous delivery. More often than not this focuses on automated and integrated deployment processes enabling rapid elasticity, but that’s just the most obvious use case. Not every process can be automated, nor should they be. Agility is about being able to react; to have processes in place that can efficiently and effectively address challenges that crop up from time to time.

devopsmaturitymodel_thumb[3]The programmability of infrastructure, for example, can enable devops to put into place processes that define how IT reacts to emerging threats. This is one of the promises of SDN and OpenFlow – that the network can adapt to external pressures and events through programmatic intervention. With generally new and unknown threats, there’s no immediate remediation available and no button operations can push to deploy a preventive measure against it. Programmatic intervention is necessary. But who is responsible for intervening? That’s part of the question devops should be able to answer.

AN EXAMPLE

If we take as an example the typical response to an emerging threat, say a 0-day threat, we can see how devops applies.

Initially, organizations respond by panicking (more or less. The agitated state of a security professional upon learning about the threat appears similar to panicking in the general population). The response is unpredictable and reactive. If the threat is in the application or application server infrastructure layers, no one’s quite sure who is responsible for handling. The threat may remain real and active for hours or days before someone figures out what it is they’re going to do.

In a more mature devops stage, experience may have taught operations what to do, but response is still reactive. Operations may not always proactively monitor or scan for potential threats and thus may be caught off-guard when one suddenly appears on the threat radar. The process for handling, however, is repeatable on a per-service basis.

As organizations continue to mature, standards evolve regarding how such threats are handled. Potential threats are monitored and processes are in place to manage eventual emergence. Responsibility is well understood and shared across operations and development. Operations understands at this point how what stop-gap measures – such as network-side scripts to prevent penetration of emergent application layer threats – are likely to be needed, and development and administrators understand which of these threats must be addressed by whom, and at what point in the process they must be mitigated.

Quantifying metrics for success follows, with both development and operations using the same metrics. Time to initial redress, time to complete resolution, time at risk, etc… Finally optimization – streamlining – of processes can begin as devops fully matures. Substitution of automated scanning and virtual patching for scanning and manual mitigation occurs, speeding up the process as well as assuring a higher security profile for the entire organization.

Most of this maturation process does not involve nor require automation. Most of it requires people; people who collaborate and define processes and policies that govern the delivery of applications. Devops must first define and refine processes before they can be automated, thus automation is unlikely to occur except in the most mature of devops-enabled organizations.

In many cases, processes will still comprise manual steps. Some of those steps and tasks may be automated at a later date, but until an organization is fully invested in devops and allows the maturation process to occur organically (with guidance of course) automation may result in nothing less than what developers and architects got with SOA – lots of duplication of services that made the entire system more complex, more costly to manage, and more difficult to troubleshoot.

Devops is a verb. It’s not something you build, it’s something you do.

Read the original blog entry...

About Lori MacVittie
Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5’s entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. MacVittie has extensive programming experience as an application architect, as well as network and systems development and administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning Senior Technology Editor at Network Computing Magazine, where she conducted product research and evaluation focused on integration with application and network architectures, and authored articles on a variety of topics aimed at IT professionals. Her most recent area of focus included SOA-related products and architectures. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University.

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