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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.


Desktop Linux: Think Thin
The potential killer app for Linux

Thin-client computing is alive and well...and thriving in early-adopter environments. In this article, Dr. Migration explains why thin-client systems are showing up everywhere from POS applications to classrooms, and why you might want to consider a thin-client solution for your own organization.

Almost every desktop computer user today is familiar with the PC computing model in which user applications are executed on the local PC and data is stored on the local hard drive. This type of computing model is sometimes referred to as thick-client computing when extended to the network with file or print serving.

An alternative to this model is thin-client computing, in which applications are executed on the server and information is redisplayed over a network to "dumb terminals" or "thin clients" that offer input and video display capabilities. This model was necessary when computer-processing power was expensive and there was a need to share expensive mainframe computers. However, as computer hardware prices fell the PC became ubiquitous and, subsequently, the economics changed, allowing many users access to computers as an everyday part of their jobs and even in their homes.

Despite the rise of the inexpensive x86 commodity PC, thin-client computing is still alive and well for many who use client/server applications every day by virtue of the World Wide Web. Web services allow many applications that execute on the server to be redisplayed back to the PC via a Web browser. In addition to the Web, there are many other client/server applications that are truly thin client. Linux, which is a multi-user operating system, is ideally suited to power these thin-client solutions and being superbly suited to operate as a client OS for thin-client computing applications because it can provide the necessary thin-client tools in a small and efficient footprint.

What Does a Thin-Client Network Look Like?
A thin-client network has at least three components: server (or terminal server), network (preferably Ethernet), and thin client (software and/or hardware).

  1. Server or terminal server: The Linux operating system has been developed as a multi-user system with the capability to serve virtual terminals, hence the terminology "terminal server." Therefore, many individual users can log into the server and use it simultaneously. Individual user configurations can be limited to single applications or a full-blown desktop computing environment. Tools exist in most Linux distributions that allow administrators to limit permissions and grant access to certain applications only. Permissions can be controlled at a user level and users can be included in groups that have common traits and have like permissions and applications.
  2. Network: The network requirements for thin-client GUI implementations depend on a reasonable amount of bandwidth and low latency to be suitable for everyday use. In a corporate environment a 10/100 LAN that operates optimally with adequate bandwidth should serve well. Server sessions can be streamed to clients via the X.11 protocol and redisplayed by an X server in these optimal environments. However, in less ideal situations, redisplay technologies can be utilized to improve performance by compressing redisplay data and limiting the screen refresh and redraw rates. Technologies like Tarantella (www.tarantella.com) and Citrix (www.citrix.com), as well as the popular open source solution Tight VNC (www.tightvnc.com) offer such capabilities.
  3. Thin client: Thin-client software can reside on a PC or on a device designed for thin-client applications. These solutions normally provide a mechanism for video redisplay and input. Clients are normally stateless so data and configuration data are limited or nonexistent. Therefore, if the client is damaged the loss is only in the operating software or hardware - data and computing environments are preserved. Also, since information no longer resides locally, everyday occurrences like employee moves and coffee spilled on machines are less disruptive. Figure 1 shows a simple schematic for thin-client computing. Note that the processing resides on the server and thin clients redisplay video and relay keystrokes and other information over the network. Also, it's possible to run thin-client software on thick-client PCs.
 

Why Go Thin Client?
It's very easy to make a case for thin-client computing from a systems management standpoint. Environments are easily standardized, and costs for such systems can be considerably lower than for traditional PC environments. The advantages of the thin-client model are numerous. Following are some common benefits that organizations might find in thin-client computing.

Reduced Cost of Desktop Computing Hardware
Thin-client PCs only serve video and provide input functions in most cases. Because technology in these areas doesn't obsolesce as quickly as in the processor and memory world, the useful life of these devices can be many times longer than that of a traditional PC. Also, because storage is pooled on the server CPU, memory and storage can be leveraged over a pooled user base. Resources that were once dedicated to single users are now shared among a group. For example, when a user is on a break, or "off the network," a second user can take advantage of those extra cycles. Mice and keyboards, monitors, and video cards can have a useful life that is much longer than that of the rest of the PC.

Centralized Administration
Rather than process updates across individual desktop computers, administrators can process system-wide updates on the server. Updating software for many users can be taken care of with one simple installation. To evaluate how valuable this could be to your organization, speak to your IT help desk and ask them how much time they spend on the "SneakerNet." The "SneakerNet" refers to the time they spend walking around looking for cubicles, to fix user PCs. Not only do they need to find the cubicle, but also they need to bring parts, software, and tools to fix the PC. Thin clients are very low maintenance and most of the time formerly spent traveling to and from cubicles can be dedicated to improving the operating environment rather than maintaining it. If something does break, help desk personnel can open the user session locally at their desk, make the fix, and then allow the user to reacquire their session at their desk - no travel time required.

Portability of Computing Environment
Since there is little or no personal data kept on thin-client devices, users can pull up their computing environment from any network-connected thin-client workstation. On the Sun Microsystems campus, users simply carry their employee ID and embedded smart card with them and they can pull up their computing desktop at any Sun Ray workstation (www.sun.com/sunray) on campus, making it possible for employees to travel among connected campuses and pull up their work environment anywhere, from a cubicle to a conference room, which makes them much more productive. Sun also claims that they can more efficiently use space because of workstation mobility and sharing abilities.

The same flexibility Sun illustrates on their campus can be applied to telecommuting empowered by secure WAN redisplay solutions like Citrix and Tarantella. Workers at home can use thin-client software on top of their PC securely, without the need to maintain a corporate laptop that can take abuse during the commute to and from work. Helping home users maintain their work computing environments can be very difficult for corporate IT departments. Maintaining the environment in the data center limits the problems associated with remote PC maintenance.

High Availability
In businesses where employee downtime has immediate and severe effects, high-availability solutions are key. In an inbound sales center, for example, it's important that order processing and billing systems are highly available and rendundant. Desktop models in contrast are not redundant and have many points of failure. During the time that employees' computers are down they lose productivity. This isn't always obvious, but in many businesses employee downtime due to IT troubles can be much more expensive than the cheap IT systems on which the business saved a relatively small amount of money.

Rapid Deployment
Imagine the case of a large florist whose normal business increases tenfold for Mother's Day, or a large catalog company that quadruples its workforce for the Christmas holiday season. Rapid expansions like this can cause IT headaches. A relatively pain-free solution would be to simply add user accounts to a server farm and plug thin-client devices, such as Neoware's Eon (www.neoware.com/products/eon/preferred.html) or Sun's Sun Ray, into Ethernet ports in a cubicle versus installing operating systems and software on hundreds or thousands of PCs. Or in the case of disasters, for example, Hurricane Isabel in the eastern U.S. this past fall, if work environments were housed safely in hardened telecom facilities, displaced workers could simply go to a new network-connected facility while flood waters receded and infrastructure in the affected areas was repaired. In each case installation of new systems could be completed in minutes rather than a few days.

Standardization and Implementation of Standards
Because the computing environments are "virtual," it's easy to standardize the configuration so that all users have the same environment. This is valuable for training purposes as well as in accounting for computing systems and software.

These are all compelling arguments for deploying a thin-client environment. Even taken singly, each one has a common motivating factor: it could and would save organizations money. This is especially true in environments with large numbers of task-based workers who have relatively modest computing needs.

Thin-Client and Desktop Migration Strategy
Many organizations that are looking at migrating to Linux on the desktop still think in terms of fat-client PCs. However, in the case of a desktop migration in which the whole operating system changes it may be advantageous to deploy via a thin-client model. Not only does this model offer a relatively easy way to stage and implement a new desktop environment, it also frees users from their desks. Imagine developing a presentation with supporting documents in your office, then walking to a conference room with a thin-client terminal to pull up that same information - without carrying a laptop or CD. This model obviously offers flexibility within the office and could also be extended to any Internet terminal so that employees could telecommute easily or do remote-site presentations for clients, partners, and other employees.

Trial and Pilot Programs
Thin-client computing trials need not permanently change any PC other than the server you use to serve Linux. You could simply allow Windows users to receive their Linux sessions on Windows. That way they can dip their toes in the waters of Linux without giving up their Windows security blanket. There are many ways to do this without making irrevocable changes to your infrastructure. Consider the following tactics for a "trial separation" from Windows.

Live CD Trials
In my first LWM column (Vol.1, issue 1, www.linuxworld.com/story/33889.htm) I discussed Knoppix (www.knopper.net/knoppix), a bootable Linux CD that is an excellent way to get your feet wet with Linux. Before uprooting and replacing existing desktops you may want to consider the wave of bootable Linux CDs with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals to evaluate. These CDs can be booted from your existing CD drive and run Linux on your existing PCs without damaging your existing installations. Also, many of them have the ability to access your existing file system in read-only mode. Three good options are Knoppix (www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-old-en.html), LindowsCD (www.lindows.com/lindowscd_info.php), and SUSE Linux for i386 Live-Eval (www.suse.com/us/private/download/suse_linux/index.html). These live trial CDs are designed for running thick-client models but also offer the necessary software to temporarily convert desktops with a method for rollback.

X Windows on Windows
Herman Verkade's article "Cross-Platform Integration with X Windows" (LWM, Vol. 1, issue 1, www.linuxworld.com/story/33902.htm) explains how to run Linux applications on your existing Windows PC. This is also a good way for those not yet willing to commit to Linux, or those just looking for the best of both worlds, to obtain cross-platform integration. Linux applications can be integrated into your existing infrastructure easily and at little or no software licensing costs, and once again all applications are housed on the server, leaving current PC and infrastructure in place. Linux simply augments this environment.

Phased-in Approach to Migration
It's not practical for most organizations to take a giant leap to a new operating system. However, there will probably be inflection points in the enterprise software life cycle that will make phased-in migration more appropriate. Examples of transition opportunities to start deploying Linux thin-client desktops may include the addition of new employees, the end of useful life for thick-client workstations that could be easily converted to thin clients, or the time of renewal for your existing operating system. In some cases it may not be necessary or practical to switch all of your systems at once, but by introducing Linux, even gradually, into the desktop computing mix you begin to add a powerful and frugal tool to your infrastructure.

Recycle: It's Good for Your IT Environment
One very frugal approach to thin-client computing is the recycling method. This method works well when repurposing machines that have outlived their useful life as a desktop PC. Despite having lower CPU speeds, less memory, and limited storage space, these machines are far from useless. The LTSP - Linux Terminal Server Project (www.ltsp.org), an open source community project, helps breathe new life into what may have been thought of as useless hardware. This organization offers a blueprint for repurposing aging PCs into thin-client devices. They also outline how you could configure a terminal server to serve desktop environments. Granted, there will still need to be some investment in servers to drive the LTSP, but in comparison to a thick-client model, it's considerably cheaper than upgrading all the desktop PCs in environments with five or more PCs and task-based users.

Data and Application Replacement
Before making arrangements to move from one platform to another, it's important to inventory which data needs to moved and which supporting applications need to be available to the desktop computer user base. No matter what your strategy, either straight migration or phased movement from platform to platform, it's important to make sure that you have a plan to protect your infrastructure. One good first step is to migrate local PC data to file servers. A good Linux solution for Windows users would be a Linux server running Samba (www.samba.org), which can appear just like a Windows file server to the clients. Once data is uploaded it's just as easy to retrieve the information from the Linux thin client.

Retraining
An open source, thin-client model offers a multitude of benefits from an administration and software licensing perspective, but on the other side, the aspect that presents the most risk for many companies is the disruption caused by an OS migration. Retraining staff on a new suite of applications is the factor that has to be weighed most carefully. My recommendation for an organization that's making the choice to migrate to open source desktop environments would be to start using open source applications on their legacy OS first. By starting to use OpenOffice or StarOffice in place of their existing office suites users will cut down on the learning curve afforded by a brand new cast of applications and OS later on. By gaining familiarity with these suites in a comfortable setting (existing desktop environments) users can become familiar with applications that will be their sole choice down the road. Also, the use of Mozilla (www.mozilla.org) instead of Microsoft's Internet Explorer may be a wise choice. Not only does Mozilla offer nearly all the same features, it also offers some additional value in its tab-based browsing and pop-up blocker. E-mail clients are quick and easy switchover candidates. Not only are Linux e-mail clients fairly intuitive for users, IT staff will be thankful for the decreased vulnerability to Microsoft Outlook and Windows viruses that results from using Linux solutions. Additionally, for those applications that you have already invested in for Windows there are "bridging" technologies that allow you to run Windows applications on Linux. Codeweavers' CrossOver Technology (www.codeweavers.com) and NeTraverse's Win4Lin (www.netraverse.com) allow applications to run on Linux in the cases where retraining or application availability are limiting factors.

'Sweet Spots' for Thin-Client Technology
Early adopters of thin-client computing are those who have relatively modest computing needs in terms of their desktop computing complexity. They typically need their systems to be highly available, cost-effective, and mobile. The following functional groups and organizations meet this profile.

Point of Sale (POS)
One area where thin-client computing has seen success is in Point of Sale (POS) applications. POS is ideal for thin-client computing because retail is often required to expand and contract with seasonal shopping. Additionally, it's important that these applications are highly available because down time can cause sales losses. Apropos Retail Systems (www.aproposretail.com) in Bellevue, Washington, understands this and has converted their line of POS systems to Linux. They chose Linux as their preferred platform despite being located miles from Microsoft's Redmond campus. Levin Furniture (www.levinfurniture.com), a western Pennsylvania furniture retailer, is implementing thin-client technologies because they like the idea of mobile desktops that can run their Java-based sales applications from any workstation in their showroom. This makes it easier for them to speak to customers but still pull up SKUs and order information from their warehouses.

Call Center
Thin-client computing excels in call centers. Often call center employees have specific repetitive tasks. Also, they typically have large numbers of users with identical needs. Many times they require workstations to be shared and used by employees who may sit in a different seat every day. Because of this need for mobility it's advantageous for them to have a customized but mobile desktop. In a thin-client environment they could simply log in from any desktop and have access to all the tools they need to do their job.

Schools
For all the reasons that thin-client computing makes sense in the call center it makes sense in schools. Computer users, or in this case students, share workstations among as many as seven or eight users a day. Linux has robust user management systems that can be used to create individual virtual desktops for students or to create sessions that rebuild themselves automatically as classrooms turn over groups of students. In the Netherlands, systems integrator Siceroo has helped numerous schools provide this type of infrastructure through Linux and Sun Rays. Each student gets a smart card that holds his or her authentication data. Their computer labs are equipped with Sun Ray thin clients. When students arrive at class they can start their work at any stateless Sun Ray workstation. They can then remove their smart card and walk to the teacher's desk and pull up their work via a similar thin-client terminal. Schools who are often the beneficiary of donations of older computing equipment are ideal candidates for the LTSP or an offshoot of this program, which is the K-12 LTSP (http://www.k-12ltsp.org) for schools.

Branch Infrastructure
Branch infrastructure with many small offices where an on-site IT person makes little sense could benefit greatly from a thin-client configuration. Thin clients employed at the local branches would have fewer "moving parts" that might break, while complex desktop environments could be maintained in the data center and distributed over the wire to remote offices. Additionally, a standard server and user application configuration makes it easy to create uniform implementations that can be easily installed and maintained across a large number of branches. This is a cookie-cutter and plug-and-play model that is becoming popular in retail organizations. The fact that the Linux server license is free also makes it much more economical to replicate across hundreds or thousands of "small" servers, while a Microsoft server license would make such a strategy expensive.

Summary
Thin-client computing is an excellent solution for many environments. In my opinion it has the potential to be the killer application for Linux because the architecture is flexible and relatively painless to implement using a phased approach. The ideal candidates for early adoption have relatively modest desktop computing needs with large numbers of task-based workers. To date, the lack of a thin-client migration strategy or experience base, both of which are necessary to offer a quick and efficient desktop implementation, is one reason for the limited Linux desktop adoption. Thin-client computing is a practical approach for those looking for less volatile migration paths. Terminal servers offer a way to stage and cautiously deploy desktop environments. Additionally, the thin-client architecture adds value in the form of mobile, or device-independent, computing and reduced administration.

Case Study: Thin-Client Solutions in Schools
Siceroo (), a systems integrator in the Netherlands, implements IT solutions in primary and secondary schools. Their mission is to provide cost-effective solutions for educational institutions throughout their country. Schools need access to education applications written for Windows. However, they are limited financially, and by a lack of localized technical staff. Siceroo looked at a number of thin-client computing solutions, including Microsoft-based Citrix, to solve these problems. However, Linux teamed with bridging technology in the form of Win4Lin Terminal Server () made a Linux thin-client solution the logical choice.

Zodiac is Siceroo's answer to the schools' needs for a low-cost, dependable computing solution. Zodiac is Siceroo's thin-client approach to desktop computing, which works well because it not only offers a highly available, scalable desktop environment but also allows systems to be remotely managed. For primary schools this is a great advantage as system management problems are a limiting factor for not integrating computing solutions into daily lessons.

System Architecture
Students in the Netherlands utilize a number of educational applications written for Windows. Zodiac delivers these applications via a thin-client computing model. Windows applications are deployed from a central Linux server that has been enabled to run Windows applications thanks to NeTraverse's Win4Lin Terminal Server. The students' workstations are Sun Ray thin clients, which allow students to access their work via a smart card. This smart card lets them pull up their work at any Sun Ray desktop, be it at a workstation or their teacher's desk.

Typical Implementation
Ivar Janmaat, chief technology officer of Siceroo, is responsible for the deployment of these systems in Dutch schools. A typical school's configuration consists of a single Linux server, together with a Sun Ray setup for 15–50 concurrent users. Smart cards are used to maintain Linux desktop state on the Sun Rays, allowing students and teachers to instantly enable sessions on different clients by simply transferring the smart cards.

Windows on Linux the Best Choice
Siceroo did not come to the decision to use a Linux solution lightly. They investigated a number of different architectures, including Microsoft Citrix, but Linux-based NeTraverse Terminal Server was clearly superior because of the following:

  • Good audio/video/animation synchronization.
  • Good video performance. 2D panorama views in Encarta and 3D CAD/CAM applications are acceptable under Win4Lin; with Citrix this is unusable and slow.
  • Almost full Windows 95/98 compatibility is important for educational software written for Win3.1/95/98, which will not run on Windows NT or 2000 and thus not on a MS Windows Terminal Server.
  • Easy distribution of software utilizing Linux scripting tools.
  • The ability to install plain windows without an application. Schools can then install their own applications. Citrix doesn't allow this. Citrix Metaframe/MS terminal server is a shared environment, so supported applications could be corrupted by the installation of some software.
Summary
The solution has become a model for how schools with very limited resources, a large number of users, and shared workstations can deploy affordable computing systems. Siceroo continues to convert schools throughout the Netherlands to this model as it best utilizes their IT budgets without sacrificing their need for educational applications.
About Mark R. Hinkle
Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Soure Solutions at Citrix. He also is along-time open source expert and advocate. He is a co-founder of both the Open Source Management Consortium and the Desktop Linux Consortium. He has served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. Hinkle is also the author of the book, "Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration" (Thomson, 2006). His blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at http://www.socializedsoftware.com.

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The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, added the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor analytic...
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
What's the role of an IT self-service portal when you get to continuous delivery and Infrastructure as Code? This general session showed how to create the continuous delivery culture and eight accelerators for leading the change. Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud ...
The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most ...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, discussed key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the age ...
CIOs and those charged with running IT Operations are challenged to deliver secure, audited, and reliable compute environments for the applications and data for the business. Behind the scenes these tasks are often accomplished by following onerous time-consuming processes and often the management of these environments and processes will be outsourced to multiple IT service providers. In addition, the division of work is often siloed into traditional "towers" that are not well integrated for cro...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but didn’t really change the basic relationship between servers and the applications running on them. In fact, that was sort of the point. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat, will discuss how today’s workloads require a new model and a new platform for development and execution. The platform must handle a wide range of rec...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, presented a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and develop...
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
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22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
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 receive...
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager - it's starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...



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22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infras...
"We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8 in New York City, NY.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of computational needs for many industries. Their solutions provide benefits across many environments, ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
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 ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or personal computing needs.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
The cloud wars rage on. The room is full of 800lb gorillas that have been battling over market share and supremacy for several years now. You know who the key players are - Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM – all still standing. Three year ago, Gartner described the market as ‘still evolving and maturing’. However, last year, they described the market as ‘in a state of upheaval’ with many providers shifting their strategies as they struggle to obtain market share.
Supply Chain. Logistics. Provenance. Hot topics around the dinner table with the family I am sure. Okay, maybe not so much. Even so, these all impact our lives daily, while we may be blissfully unaware of it. Take the dinner table for example. That savory grilled salmon filet on your plate may have come all the way from China. Those carrots and asparagus? Possibly shipped in from Peru. The fresh (out of season) fruit? Chile or Mexico could have been the origination point. What gets all those items from their source to your dinner table, while they are still fresh, is all about the supply chain...
How much does it cost to make an app is almost as popular a question as it is confusing. No one tries to learn the exact costs of, say, making a movie: people realize that there’s an overwhelming amount of variables involved on which they depend. But almost every day a new inquiry is posted on a tech forum, Quora, or Reddit as to how much it’d take to build a mobile business app.
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share some of my observations on emerging trends. As cyber security serves as a foun...
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Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no idea how to get a proper answer.
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infras...
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Commvault, discussed how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault ...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker containers gain prominence. He’ll explore these challenges and how to address them, while considering...
"We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8 in New York City, NY.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of computational needs for many industries. Their solutions provide benefits across many environments, ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Vulnerability management is vital for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts, but many struggle to understand how exposed they are when they discover a new high security vulnerability. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, John Morello, CTO of Twistlock, addressed this pressing concern by introducing the concept of the “Vulnerability Risk Tree API,” which brings all the data together in a simple REST endpoint, allowing companies to easily grasp the severity of the vulnerability. He provided attendees with actionable advice related to understanding and acting on e...
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 ...
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual business failure.
We all know that end users experience the internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices - not doing so will be a path to eventual business failure. The real and more difficult question, in developing microservices-based applicatio...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the works because of misaligned incentives.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. SD-WAN helps enterprises to take advantage of the exploding landscape of cloud applications and serv...
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or personal computing needs.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
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"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa C...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We were founded in 2003 and the way we were founded was about good backup and good disaster recovery for our clients, and for the last 20 years we've been pretty consistent with that," noted Marc Malafronte, Territory Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Opsani helps the enterprise adopt containers, help them move their infrastructure into this modern world of DevOps, accelerate the delivery of new features into production, and really get them going on the container path," explained Ross Schibler, CEO of Opsani, and Peter Nickolov, CTO of Opsani, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the S...
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're developing a software that is based on the cloud environment and we are providing those services to corporations and the general public," explained Seungmin Kim, CEO/CTO of SM Systems Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We focus on composable infrastructure. Composable infrastructure has been named by companies like Gartner as the evolution of the IT infrastructure where everything is now driven by software," explained Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are a well-established player in the application life cycle management market and we also have a very strong version control product," stated Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet,, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Coalfire is a cyber-risk, security and compliance assessment and advisory services firm. We do a lot of work with the cloud service provider community," explained Ryan McGowan, Vice President, Sales (West) at Coalfire Systems, Inc., 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.
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in ...
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.