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Managing Remote Operations Teams Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., focused on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what doesn't. He covered proper training and integration of these teams into the corporate structure, and the most effective ways to introduce them to customers. He also discussed proper vetting of third-party teams should these functions be outsourced. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Sagi Brody joined Webair in 1998 and is responsible for a... (more)

Talk to Your Microservice Via a Chat Bot, Not UI | @CloudExpo #BigData #Microservices

Talk to Your Microservice Via a Chat Bot, Not UI In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be much more convenient, both for a user ... (more)

How to Bring DevOps to Everyone | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

How to Bring DevOps to Everyone The principles behind DevOps are not new - for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to move from an insulated culture where automation is abs... (more)

Lifecycle of Microservices | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #API #Microservices

From Build to Scale: The Lifecycle of Microservices More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply "build, ship, and run," which changes how developers and operators work to... (more)

Big Data Services | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #ML #InternetOfThings

Tech Primer: Big Data Services in the Cloud (or Understanding Big Data Services in the Cloud) The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it's challenging to understand all the options - from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging "as-a-service" options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and dat... (more)