Partnership Enables Smaller Companies to Leverage Advanced BI Solutions
Without Necessitating the Involvement of IT
New York, NY - August 13, 2014 - Information Builders, a leader in business
intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity and integration
solutions, today announced its partnership with Arrow Enterprise Computing
Solutions, a global provider of business computing solutions. The company
will distribute Information Builders' WebFOCUS Express offering, a solution
designed to deliver the advanced BI benefits enjoyed by large enterprises to
Information Builders' WebFOCUS Express offering helps business users
transform data into knowledge without the need for IT. By putting the power
in the hands of a broader user group, WebFOCUS Express allows smaller
organisations - or specific departments within larger organisations - to
HotLink® Corporation, the market leader in transformation solutions for
hybrid IT management, today announced major enhancements to its HotLink
Hybrid Express™ and HotLink DR Express™ solutions. Leveraging patented
transformation technology, HotLink’s latest product releases enable easy
deployment of hybrid production workloads at scale, provide advanced
analytics spanning on- and off-premise resources, and deliver even tighter
integration between VMware vCenter and Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a
dramatically simple and cost-effective administration and management
These days, computing processing power has advanced to the point where we can
collect a previously unimaginable wealth of information relating to virtually
everything. And it can be reasonably concluded that such processing power
will increase substantially in the years to come, just as it has in years
As we enter the age of big data, it’s more important than ever that
companies have the ability to process those vast amounts of data, analyzing
it in such a way to derive actionable information that can be leveraged to
improve business processes and better serve customers.
The OpenNebula Project has just announced the Beta release of vOneCloud, a
CentOS Linux virtual appliance for vSphere that contains all required
OpenNebula services optimized to work on existing VMware vCenter deployments.
vOneCloud is for companies that want to create a self-service cloud
environment on top of their VMware infrastructure without having to abandon
their investment in VMware and retool the entire stack. vOneCloud deploys an
enterprise-ready OpenNebula cloud just in a few minutes where the
infrastructure is managed by already familiar VMware tools, such as vSphere ... (more)
This is part of the ever-expanding "Microservices and PaaS" blog series
covering the rapidly evolving use of microservices in modern cloud software
projects. Parts I and II introduced microservices concepts and discussed
patterns and practices being spearheaded by microservices pioneers, notably
Netflix, who were represented at a recent microservices meetup that was the
genesis of this series.
Part III presented a list of challenges and pitfalls that adopters of
microservices face. This list is formidable and somewhat daunting; pointing
out the significant changes in mindset, or... (more)
Is open source positioned to become the next mode of standardization in the
It appears that might very well be the case following the European
Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions
Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group’s decision to move
forward with an open source project designed to meet that end. The group
hopes that open source solutions can be leveraged to provide businesses with
the interoperability in their data centers that previously resulted from
The group’s project—Open Platform for NFV—wou... (more)
BMC Software plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company that has developed utilities for managing IBM DB2 databases with virtually no outage. Focusing on the availability of mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it continues to help its customers transform IT into a competitive advantage for their business.
CDB's technology complements BMC's existing mainframe data management portfolio, which includes software utilities for DB2 administrat...
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The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include:
Functions as the first layer of defense
Easy operation –CNAME change
Implement an integrated solution
Best architecture for addressing network-l...
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DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
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In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, John Meza, Product Engineer at Esri, showed how Esri products hook into Hadoop cluster to allow you to do spatial analysis on the spatial data within your cluster, and he demonstrated rendering from a data center with ArcGIS Pro, a new product that has a brand new rendering engine.
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In this scenarios approach Joe Thykattil, Technology Architect & Sales at TimeWarner / Navisite, presented examples that will allow business-savvy professionals to make informed decisions based on a sound business model. This model covered the technology options in detail as well as a financial analysis.
The TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and ROI (Return on Investment) demonstrated how to start, develop and formulate a business case that will allow both small and large scale projects to achieve...
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The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
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How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends:
Exposing the device to a management framework
Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic
Exposing that business layer and data to end users.
This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...
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The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate.
Get ready to show them the money!
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The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
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The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
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DevOps is all about agility. However, you don't want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques...
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Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization's assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements?
Jan. 27, 2015 11:45 AM EST Reads: 2,491
Axios Systems on Tuesday announced it has selected CenturyLink Cloud as the hosting platform for Axios Systems’ IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions in Canada. CenturyLink, a global provider of communications and IT services, joins other leading technology providers across North America, Europe and APAC to help Axios’ international customers drive efficiencies and innovation across their service management provision. The arrangement with CenturyLink enables Axios to further strengthen its pres...
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"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrateg...
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The BPM world is going through some evolution or changes where traditional business process management solutions really have nowhere to go in terms of development of the road map. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Kyle Hansen, Director of Professional Services at AgilePoint, shows AgilePoint’s unique approach to dealing with this market circumstance by developing a rapid application composition or development framework.
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ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's
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Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution.
Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
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The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
Jan. 27, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 3,259
Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are increasing at an unprecedented rate. The threat landscape of today is drastically different than just a few years ago. Attacks are much more organized and sophisticated. They are harder to detect and even harder to anticipate. In the foreseeable future it's going to get a whole lot harder. Everything you know today will change. Keeping up with this changing landscape is already a daunting task. Your organization needs to use the latest tools, methods and ex...
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