Optimizing Alignment - Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise,
organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud
strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring
How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to
enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
In their general session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Aruna
Ravichandran, VP of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies, Christi
Liebe, CTO for Rent-a-Center, and Melissa Mitchell, VP of Strategy at
Lockhead Martin, will share their insight into an emerging set of best
practices that lie at the heart of today's digital transformation. Specific
topics to be addressed include:
Standing up self-service infrastructure to enable DevOps Leve... (more)
Supercharging Your Hybrid Cloud with Modern IT Operations
Cloud promises the agility required by today's digital businesses. As
organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT
resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these
require modern IT operations and tools.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product
Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations
in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will
be sharing best practices around collaboration, monitoring, configuration and
analytics that will help you boost experience and optimize utilization of
your modern IT Infrastructures.
Raj Sundaram is a Director of Product at CA Technologies for the company's
Agile Ops and cloud management solutions. Prior to joining CA, h... (more)
How Cloud Enables Digital Transformation for Small and Medium Businesses
Whether you are an owner of a thriving small business or a decision maker at
an established enterprise, you cannot ignore digital technology. Businesses
worldwide are going digital to deliver compelling experiences to customers,
which is becoming a key differentiating factor.
The rise of social and mobile have increased the discoverability of
businesses. Consumers are turning to social media to find the right product
and retailers based on recommendations and reviews from their friends. Before
embracing social media, it is important for businesses to have a visible
online presence. Having a website is the first step towards adopting the
digital transformation strategy. It becomes the focal point for establishing
a strong online presence, which will be amplified through search engine
The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are
pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This
‘Digital Transformation' demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of
new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new
service delivery techniques - including DevOps.
In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps
Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to
meet the demands of Digital Transformation - including accelerating
application delivery, closing feedback loops, enabling multi-channel
delivery, empowering collaborative decisions, improving user experience, and
ultimately meeting (and exceeding) business goals.
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend.
How to Realize New Opportunities for Innovation and Growth with Blockchain
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust,
accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by
the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project,
Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost
and time for product recall as well as advance trade. Are you curious about
Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation
In her session at 20th Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM
Cloud Unit in North America, will discuss the basics of Blockchain, and
explore real world use cases across a variety of industries.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. She
is an expert in cloud computin... (more)
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DevOps in an Open and Heterogeneous World
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is
taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms,
open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services
requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to
use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice,
now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed
and output. To make DevOps work, organizations must focus on what is most
relevant to deliver value, reduce IT complexity, create more repeatable
agile-based processes and leverage increasingly secure and stable,
cloud-based infrastructure platforms.
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In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Clo... (more)
The Disruptor That Needs Disrupting
By Greg Lord
Many people mistakenly believe that Al Gore invented the Internet, but in
reality it was Tim Berners-Lee. He created URIs, HTTP, HTML, and the first
web browser - all critical building blocks that paved the way for the
Internet to operate as the ubiquitous, decentralized network for sharing
information that we take for granted today. As a result of his contributions
to society, it was recently announced that Tim Berners-Lee has been awarded
the prestigious Turing Award.
Side note: The A.M. Turing Award is the heavyweight of all computer
science-related awards, intended to recognize "an individual selected for
contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community". This is
an understated way of saying "people who have done something really awesome"
in the realm of computer science. For anyone who is famil... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International
Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center
in New York City.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform
(HCP) portfolio. This is the industry's only offering that allows
organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud
storage gateways, and sophisticated search and analytics to create a tightly
integrated, simple and smart cloud-storage solution. HCP provides massive
scale, multiple storage tiers, powerful security, cloud capabilities, and
multitenancy with configurable attributes for each tenant, all backed by
legendary Hitachi reliability. Designed to preserve data for long durations,
HCP carries built-in data protection mechanisms ... (more)
From Digital Disruption to Digital Cohesion
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era - Digital
Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver
predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information
from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services
seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is
happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key
drivers - Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust - will shape the
way users, service providers and the industry creates the foundation for the
next networking era.
In her session at 20th Cloud Expo, Beth Gage, Senior Director of Systems
Engineering at Juniper Networks, will outline how the four key drivers are
pushing development and describe what challenges must be solved to ac... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute has been named "Bronze Sponsor"
of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June
6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Interoute is the owner operator of Europe's largest network and a global
cloud services platform, which encompasses over 70,000 km of lit fiber, 15
data centers, 17 virtual data centers and 33 colocation centers, with
connections to 195 additional partner data centers. Our full-service Unified
ICT platform serves startups and international enterprises, as well as every
major European telecommunications service provider and major operators across
the world, global internet giants, governments and universities.
For more information, please visit www.interoute.com.
The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
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Common items are becoming "smarter." IoT is making an impact on businesses
across the board, including commercial buildings, manufacturing, retail and
You‘ve probably heard of the Internet of Things by now, and if you haven't,
you might be surprised to discover it's likely already made an impact on your
life. The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, refers to connecting everyday
objects to the internet and allowing them to exchange data on their
performance and the environment. By gaining the ability to communicate,
common items you interact with every day are becoming "smarter." IoT is
making an impact on businesses across the board, including commercial
buildings, manufacturing, retail and events.
IoT isn't only limited to the brick-and-mortar world though, as benefits are
even being seen by cattle farmers in the agriculture industry, where IoT
sensor m... (more)