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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)

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)

[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)

Gordon Haff Joins @DevOpsSummit New York Faculty [@GHaff #DevOps]

Containers: Don't Skeu Them Up. Use Microservices Instead Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn't actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, will discuss why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices rather than mimicking legacy server virtualization workflows and architectures. It's far more fruitful and useful to approach containers as something fundamentally new and enabling that's part and parcel of an environment including containerized operating systems, container packaging systems, container orchestration like K... (more)

Hybrid IT for #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #IoT #M2M

Logicalis chief technologist defines the new ideology of hybrid IT The next BriefingsDirect thought leader interview explores how digital disruption demands that businesses develop a new ideology of hybrid IT. We'll hear how such trends as Internet of things (IoT), distributed IT, data sovereignty requirements, and pervasive security concerns are combining to challenge how IT operates. And we'll learn how IT organizations are shifting to become strategists and internal service providers, and how that supports adoption of hybrid IT. We will also delve into how converged and hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) provide an on-ramp to hybrid cloud strategies and adoption. To help us define a new ideology for hybrid IT, we're joined by Neil Thurston, Chief Technologist for the Hybrid IT Practice at Logicalis Group in the UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, P... (more)

Transforming Enterprise Architecture for Digital Empowerment

By Laura Mauersberger CRACK THE CODE In our latest white paper, Jason Bloomberg strips away any vague definitions of the EA role and redefines the group as the Center of Digital Empowerment – CODE. The change in terminology also signals a vital move toward self-organization. CODE should be a self-organizing group made up of business and IT leaders across the enterprise. EAs aren’t the only people in CODE. Going forward, this group should assist the EA in creating a strong framework that supports business-wide priorities of the digital effort. Read the entire article at http://blog.leanix.net/en/transforming-enterprise-architecture-for-digital-empowerment ... (more)

Microsoft: Cloud Solution Design best practices

Cloud Solution Design is the review and planning process to translate customer requirements into deployed Cloud services that meet those needs. In this presentation for building a Cloud strategy the Microsoft Enterprise Architecture and Strategy team shared their blueprint for an overall framework to guide Cloud Migration. Most notably they approach this from an Enterprise Architecture-led point of view, including encapsulating Business Architecture best practices too. Why Enterprise Architecture Must drive Cloud Strategy and Planning from Rateb Abu Hawieleh Presentation summary: How EA/BA provides the connecting logic between Strategy and Execution Mapping Strategic Goals on to relevant XaaS Cloud Services, through ‘Cloud Pattern Matching‘ (slide 50) Enterprise Architecture to Drive Cloud Strategy and Planning Business Value Driven Methodology slide 20 – connecti... (more)

Private Clouds | @CloudExpo @RamchandaniRaj #DigitalTransformation

Private Clouds - What Enterprises Should Know Before Implementation Enterprises are rapidly implementing private clouds for sound business reasons. Private clouds offer greater agility, enabling companies to quickly adapt to constantly changing business needs and innovate faster than competition. Digital and cloud services can be provided to developers at a pace of innovation that equals any public cloud. Companies can maintain security and compliance, along with the reliability, availability and stability of IT systems of large enterprises. Private clouds also provide better SLAs for new services than most public clouds offer. While there is a sense of urgency surrounding implementation, enterprises must still carefully choose the best technology stack to deliver their new dynamic cloud infrastructure and services. They must carefully develop a transition plan, un... (more)

Converged IoT Systems | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #AI #ML #DataCenter

Converged IoT Systems - Bringing the Data Center to the Edge of Everything The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership panel discussion explores the rapidly evolving architectural shift of moving advanced IT capabilities to the edge to support Internet of Things (IoT) requirements. The demands of data processing, real-time analytics, and platform efficiency at the intercept of IoT and business benefits have forced new technology approaches. We'll now learn how converged systems and high-performance data analysis platforms are bringing the data center to the operational technology (OT) edge. To hear more about the latest capabilities in gaining unprecedented measurements and operational insights where they’re needed most, please join me in welcoming Phil McRell, General Manager of the IoT Consortia at PTC; Gavin Hill, IoT Marketing Engineer for Northern Europe at Nati... (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)

The Place of Business Architecture within Enterprise Architecture

By Iris Business Architect Searching for the Business Value of Enterprise Architecture A fairly recent Jason Bloomberg article in Forbes pointed out that “enterprise architects have used various frameworks and other tools to document how their organization operates, often with meticulous detail. But to what end? The cost savings and responsiveness benefits that EA has purported to deliver have been few and far between. Stories of stalled or misdirected EA initiatives vastly outnumber bona fide examples of EA efforts leading to measurable business value. (…) Unfortunately, EA is often synonymous with the practice of documenting one person’s viewpoint of their company’s IT. (…) In fact, the notion that the practice of EA has become all about documentation rather than effecting business change is a common theme across many boardrooms and IT shops. Read the entire arti... (more)