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"We are an outsourcing company, offering sysadmin and DevOps services mostly for managed service providers, cloud providers and hosting providers," stated Nikola Trajkovic, Business Development Manager at SuperAdmins, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here 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. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley (November 1-3, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) @CloudExpo... (more)

Paddling Through Murky APM Waters

It should come as no surprise that more and more organizations are focused on meeting customer service expectations, guaranteeing end-to-end business process delivery and modernizing their IT infrastructures.  But what does this mean for IT operations teams? If we approach this question using an iceburg analogy, the tip would probably be an easy observation, such as “IT operations needs to adopt a business-centric way of thinking.” But dealing with all the change that needs to occur beneath the surface of this statement is what can sink or float an organization. IT operations te... (more)

Cloud Computing and Big Data in 2013: What's Coming Next?

What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo / BigDataExpo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the fast-approaching year ahead. 2013 Will Be The Year of Big Data  | The Internet of Things | Cloud To The Rescue (DR) | SSD John Engates | @jengates CTO of Rackspace Hosting Now its CTO, John joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-s... (more)

EC Wants to Legislate Interoperability

Having forced a dominant player like Microsoft to open up some of its interfaces in the name of interoperability, the European Commission is now proposing to force any "significant" player like, oh, say, Apple and Adobe or RIM and Nokia to open up their proprietary interfaces so it can create a brave new kumbayah level playing field. It forced Microsoft to do it by dint of antitrust prosecution and heavy fines but now it's proposing to legislate the licensing of interfaces and data formats outside of antitrust considerations by 2012. According to EC's new digital agenda commissio... (more)

Intel Turns Contractor

Intel made the hairs on the back of the necks of the world's great contract manufacturers stand up Monday when it said it would make somebody else's chips for them. It's never done that before and who knows where the experiment will take it. It's going to make Achronix Semiconductor's Speedster22i FPGAs on its drop-dead state-of-the-art 22nm process, which will only come on line next year. The widgets are used as accelerators in all sorts of applications. The fab-less Silicon Valley outfit said it wanted an end-to-end supply chain in the United States for security. Its bigger c... (more)

Benefits of an Enterprise-Class Server and Data Consolidation Solution

CIOs cited reducing enterprise costs; improving IT applications and infrastructure; improving efficiency; and improving business processes among the top 10 business priorities, according to a Gartner Executive Program Survey conducted last year. To address these business priorities, many CIOs are rethinking how they architect their IT infrastructure to better deliver applications and services to end users. A study conducted by IDG Research Services[1] in 2013 surveyed 333 IT directors or higher titles at enterprise companies with more than 500 employees and reported that 77% of ... (more)