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The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud hosts. This BriefingsDirect cloud services maturity discussion focuses on new ways to gain container orchestration, to better use serverless computing models, and employ inclusive management to keep the container love alive. Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Here to help unpack insights into the new era of using... (more)

Is Your Enterprise Data Secure? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Analytics

Keeping your enterprise data safe and secure is more important now than it ever has been. IT has always been an ever-changing industry, but in recent years, it has been changing more and more quickly. Now, thanks to the cloud, big data, and mobile devices all expanding at once, it may seem like the entire IT field is completely different every other day. This means your company is going to almost always be re-evaluating and upgrading your network security tools and methods. It's hard to deal with the current threats to your data, never mind prepare for new ones. Fortunately, while it is stressful to keep up with this changing world, it's not impossible. If your team is up to the challenge and is dedicated to protecting your network and the big data you collect, it is possible. Here are five techniques you can use to eliminate a large number of threats and secure yo... (more)

Announcing @EnterpriseTek Named “Media Sponsor” of @CloudExpo | #IoT #M2M #CloudNative

SYS-CON Events announced today that EnterpriseTech has been named "Media Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. EnterpriseTech is a professional resource for news and intelligence covering the migration of high-end technologies into the enterprise and business-IT industry, with a special focus on high-tech solutions in new product development, workload management, increased efficiency, and maximizing competitive edge. Delivering a powerful combination of world-class journalism, expert commentary, and in-depth analysis, EnterpriseTech clearly defines how the forces driving the integration of advanced computing technologies are merging with the key elements used for enterprise infrastructures. For more information, visit www.enterprisetech.com. Wit... (more)

How The Open Group Healthcare Forum and Health Enterprise Reference Architecture cures process and IT ills

The next BriefingsDirect healthcare thought leadership panel discussion examines how a global standards body, The Open Group, is working to improve how the healthcare industry functions.   We’ll now learn how The Open Group Healthcare Forum (HCF) is advancing best practices and methods for better leveraging IT in healthcare ecosystems. And we’ll examine the forum’s Health Enterprise Reference Architecture (HERA) initiative and its role in standardizing IT architectures. The goal is to foster better boundaryless interoperability within and between healthcare public and private sector organizations.   Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app. Read a full transcript or download a copy.   To learn more about improving the processes and IT that better supports healthcare, please welcome our panel of experts: Oliver Kipf, The Open Group Healthcare ... (more)

Case study: How HCI-powered private clouds accelerate efficient digital transformation

The next BriefingsDirect cloud efficiency case study examines how a world-class private cloud project evolved in the financial sector.   We’ll now learn how public cloud-like experiences, agility, and cost structures are being delivered via a strictly on-premises model built on hyper-converged infrastructure for a risk-sensitive financial services company.   Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app. Read a full transcript or download a copy.   Jim McKittrick joins to help explore the potential for cloud benefits when retaining control over the data center is a critical requirement. He is Senior Account Manager at Applied Computer Solutions (ACS) in Huntington Beach, California. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.   Here are some excerpts:   Gardner: Many enterprises want a private cloud fo... (more)

‘Enterprise Cloud Migration’ By @Verizon | @CloudExpo [#Cloud] @VZCloud

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Once the decision has been made to move part or all of a workload to the cloud, a methodology for selecting that workload needs to be established. How do you move to the cloud? What does the discovery, assessment and planning look like? What workloads make sense? Which cloud model makes sense for each workload? What are the considerations for how to select the right cloud model? And how does that fit in with the overall IT transformation? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, John Hatem, head of Verizon's Cloud Strategy Professional Services group, explored: Five ways to move to the cloud How to do discovery, assessment and planning for a cloud migration What criteria customers are using to select the right cloud model How the move to the cloud fits in to your overall IT strategy Speaker Bio: Dr. John Hatem is head of Verizon's Cloud Strat... (more)

[slides] @SAP in the Cloud | @CloudExpo @Approyo #API #SAP #AI #DX #DigitalTransformation

Approyo CEO Chris Carter got a chance to sit down with Stefana Muller of Datagrid Systems at the recent Cloud Expo. Chris and Stefana discuss the state of the industry, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Big Data and more.... Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here SAP in the Cloud, Is It the Best for You and How? In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Carter, CEO of Approyo, discussed the basic set up and solution for an SAP solution in the cloud and what it means to the viability of your company. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Chris Carter is CEO of Approyo. He works with business around the globe, to assist them in their journey to the usage of Big Data in the forms of Hadoop (Cloudera and Hortonwork's) and SAP HANA. At Approyo, we support firms who are looking for knowledge to grow through current business process, where even 1% increase can... (more)

[video] Full Potential of Cloud | @CloudExpo @Ocean9Inc #SAP #AI #DataCenter

"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here 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 enterp... (more)

As Times Square Ball Drops, EarthCam's There Live

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer On December 31, EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and industry leader in webcam technology, webcast its 14th annual New Year's Eve Times Square interactive celebration live from New York City and locations around the world. EarthCam brought the world's largest party in Times Square directly to visitors live in real time via its interactive New Year's website and without commercial interruption. The evening's events were also accessible through mobile devices, including the iPhone. In this year'sNew Year 2010 event (http://newyears.earthcam.com/), there were 25 live camera views from Times Square. Viewers were able to choose from among the New York cameras throughout the day and enjoy events from viewpoints they chose. Cameras available for selection in additional locations throughout the world included Moscow,... (more)

Winning in Chaos - Digital Enterprise Strategies | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Digital technology innovations and advancements, and our adoption of them, have changed us. We are different consumers, employers and employees. Our expectations have increased. We have become mobile, impatient and demanding. We are global. We demand immediate, accurate and real-time responses. We use our technology not just for reading historic events and news, but also for predicting our future turn while navigating at 60 MPH. Today we want personalized and contextually relevant experiences. We want digital experiences that are beautiful, simple and elegant. We want instant access to all products, services, news, information and friends' status. We want to share our lives instantly and globally. We want to find things, buy things, move money and complete transactions from anywhere at anytime. We want to work from anywhere and have all the information we need instan... (more)

Enterprise Architects: Critical Resource for GDPR Compliance

The primary goal of digital transformation is to improve an enterprise’s focus on its customers. Given the complexity of today’s digital enterprises, however, there are often additional priorities that are every bit as important, if not as strategic as customer focus. In particular, the primary business driver of digital transformation is frequently regulatory change. Regulatory compliance is essentially a risk mitigation business driver. Furthermore, compliance with new or changed regulations typically comes with a firm deadline. In the case of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regulatory change is driving cross-organizational transformation at companies in Europe and around the globe. At the same time, such efforts also improve those firms’ focus on their customers as well, as the GDPR mandates how companies deal with information about any EU citizen... (more)