"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
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley
(November 1-3, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
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-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add
new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop
the Intensive Hosting business unit. Most recently, he has played an active
role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace's cloud computing strategy
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
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 competitors Xilinx and Altera
contract their parts out to offshore fabs.
The experiment is also expected to produce faster, cheaper parts and give
little Achronix more cachet.
The contract work will reportedly consume less than 1% of Intel's capacity.
Intel doesn't make FPGAs.
Earlier this week, we hosted our Continuous Discussion video podcast, this
time discussing ITIL and DevOps. The episode featured expert
panelists Jan-Joost Bouwman (ING), Kaimar Karu (AXELOS), Jeff Sussna
(DevOps writer and speaker) and Simon Morris (ServiceNow). During our
discussion, we uncovered the similarities and differences between ITIL and
DevOps, and discussed tips for how to align the two methodologies in an
organization. Read on for the top highlights, best practices and key
takeaways from this week's expert discussion.
Want more #c9d9? Join us every other Tuesday at 10 a.m. PST for free, live
episodes of Continuous Discussions video podcast. In the meantime, you can
watch every single Continuous Discussion here or on our Youtube
playlist. Also, be sure to join us on Tuesday, March 22nd for a special
episode of #c9d9 at 5 p.m. PST, live from Mobile Deliv... (more)
The market for cloud technology and integrated services is currently
transforming from the hype cycle to testing, piloting, and implementation by
larger enterprises. Given the potential for significant cost savings, smaller
and medium sized organizations are also becoming early adopters of this
technology. The emerging market for cloud services is being driven by the
economic downturn in North America, continuing globalization, government
edicts, consumer acceptance of technology, and the growth of the extended
enterprise. Cloud technology enables organizations to limit the large capital
expenditures previously associated with costly data centers and applications
and transform these costs into operating expenses paying for technology
resources only as needed. In addition, using the cloud enables end users to
accelerate time to market since it uses pre-existing virtu... (more)
The new release of dynaTrace AJAX Edition provides Beta support for the
Firefox 11 browser enabling you to test the performance of your websites with
the latest available Browsers from Mozilla and Microsoft.
AJAX Edition 3.6 supports Firefox 10, 11 and Internet Explorer 8, 9. To help
you prepare for the future, we added Internet Explorer 10 (developer
preview). If you also manage the performance of legacy browsers and automated
browser testing, you should take a look at the dynaTrace AJAX Edition Premium
which helps you to guarantee good performance for legacy, current and future
You can also check out the Release Notes for a more detailed description of
3 Steps to get started with dynaTrace AJAX Edition
Step 1: Download dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.6
Step 2: Take a look at the Online Video Tutorials
Step 3: Analyze your website
If you have any... (more)
Worldwide server sales were up 14.2% in Q3 and vendor revenue spiked 15.3% to
$10.66 billion, according to Gartner, which credited data center and cloud
HP retained pride of place with 32.1% of the revenues, up 1.9%. All of the
top five global vendors except Oracle had year-on-year revenue increases. IBM
was number two (30.2%, off 1.5%), Dell third (14.6%, up 1.2%), and Fujitsu
fourth (4.7%, down a half a point). Oracle lost 1.2% of revenue share, a lot
when you're only left with 6.2%.
Gartner said Dell grew its shipments 22.6% and was the only top five vendor
to grow above the average. It benefited in part from a weak compare and an
increased focus on its enterprise business, which the researcher says "is
starting to pay dividends."
x86 servers were the market's main growth engine, up 14.9% in units and 29.5%
in revenues. Gartner attributed the tickled... (more)
Rapid adoption of server virtualization that enabled desktop virtualization
at a large Israeli insurance and financial services group then lead to
rapidly modernized IT infrastructure that has in turn spawned cloud and
mobile computing benefits.
Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings, based in Tel Aviv, both satisfied
current requirements and built a better long-term enterprise architecture
from this path, clearly illustrating the multiplier effect of value and
capabilities from such IT transformation efforts.
In the latest BriefingsDirect podcast discussion, learn how Clal’s internal
IT organization, Clalbit Systems, translated that IT innovation and
productivity into significant and measurable business benefits for its
thousands of users and customers.
Haim Inger, the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Infrastructure
Operations and Technologies at Clalbit Systems, di... (more)
"Inside the Midmarket: A 2011 Perspective," commissioned by IBM and conducted
independently by KS&R, Inc., found 70% of midsize companies are actively
pursuing analytics technology to better understand their customers, make
better decisions and become more efficient. The study also shows growing
adoption of cloud computing among midsize firms, with two-thirds either
planning or currently deploying cloud-based technologies to improve IT
systems management while lowering costs.
More than half of midsize companies are planning to increase their
information technology (IT) budgets over the next 12 to 18 months, according
to an IBM global study of more than 2,000 midsize companies representing more
than 20 countries. As a result, these companies are investing in a wide range
of priorities including analytics, cloud computing, collaboration, mobility
and customer relatio... (more)
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 commissioner Neelie Kroes, who's proving
to be a very dangerous woman, "Any kind of IT product should be able to
communicate with any type of service in the future."
The legislative notion is part of her Digital Agenda for Europe, published in
May, which reads: "Since not all pervasive technologies ar... (more)
According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC),
cloud computing will continue to reshape the business technology landscape
over the next five years -- as spending on public cloud services expands at a
CAGR of 27.6 percent, from $21.5 billion in 2010 to $72.9 billion in 2015.
That said, apparently the trend and resulting impact of cloud services will
extend well beyond information technology (IT) spending. Managed cloud
services are a critical component in a much larger transformation that IDC
expects will be instrumental in driving IT industry growth for the next 25
"Cloud services are interconnected with and accelerated by other disruptive
technologies, including mobile devices, wireless networks, big data
analytics, and social networking," said Frank Gens, senior vice president and
chief analyst at IDC.
This collective group ... (more)