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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)

ITIL vs. DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ITIL #FedRAMP #Microsevices

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)

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-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 an... (more)

Cloud Services Are Instrumental to IT Transformation

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 years. "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)

Cloud Computing: The Risks, Benefits, and Success Factors

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)

Ventana New Media Sweeps Up Three Awards at Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony

Ventana New Media has earned the prestigious Golden Bridge Awards titles for their Ventana New Media Engine. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. Winners were honored in New York on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 during the 3rd annual awards dinner and presentations. Ventana New Media was established to give companies vastly greater control over their corporate message and audienc... (more)

dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.6 Now Supports Firefox 11

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 browsers. You can also check out the Release Notes for a more detailed description of the enhancements. 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)

Modernized IT Infrastructure Spawns Cloud and Mobile Computing Benefits

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)

Cloud Fabric Technology to Solve Challenges of Workload Portability

Zerto on Wednesday announced its strategy to create a new infrastructure layer called "Cloud Fabric" that allows organizations to seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds across leading hypervisors and cloud providers. Gil Levonai, VP marketing and products at Zerto, stated, "The notion of a Cloud Fabric is a concept that will evolve over time, but certainly includes ability to protect and mobilize production workloads between VMware, Microsoft, Amazon, OpenStack and in a later stage between any cloud or hypervisor. This is vital for both providers and customers to avoid lock-in and to retain their ability to choose any IT environment that fits their business needs." Through hypervisor-based replication technology, Zerto enables the replication, orchestration, reporting and monitoring of BC/DR and migration opera... (more)

Anthem Teams with @IBMCloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

IBM has announced a new strategic technology services agreement with Anthem, Inc., a health benefits company in the U.S. IBM has been selected to provide operational services for Anthem's mainframe and data center server and storage infrastructure for the next five years. Among the benefits of the relationship, Anthem has the ability to leverage IBM Cloud solutions that will help increase the ease, availability and speed of adding infrastructure to support new business requirements. "IBM and Anthem have a rich history of collaboration in applying robust technology services to improve health care processes and quality," said Philip Guido, general manager, IBM Global Technology Services, North America. "The extension of our partnership will further support Anthem's growth strategy and continued leadership in enabling innovative health care solutions through technolog... (more)

Server Sales Up

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 buildouts. 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)