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MapR Technologies, Inc., completed a $110 million financing. Google Capital led the $80 million equity financing. Also participating was Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures, and existing investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfiel...
“We are seeing a lot more of the enterprise class customers building a hybrid type solution as well as expanding into managed services,” explained Darryl S. Brown, VP Product Management & Marketing at Net Access, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, held ...
Red Hat, Inc., on Wednesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eNovance, a provider of open source cloud computing services. Combined with Red Hat’s existing leadership in OpenStack, the addition of eNovance’s systems integration capabilities and engineering...
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley. The 2nd Global Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Rog...
Electronic signatures are an important component of any web application. They make it possible to keep business processes online even when a signature is required on a contract, form or application. If you are interested in learning how to quickly integrate e-signatures into your cloud...
The 3rd WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technol...
Parasoft and Skytap have announced a joint offering that enables Service Virtualization and Test Lab Management in the cloud. The solution, which features Parasoft Service Virtualization plus Skytap Cloud, provides enterprises on-demand access to complete, complex test environments ...
While there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster, leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure, giving the develope...
As open technologies continue to make a bigger splash in the industry, the growth with OpenStack is showing the shift toward a new way to manage and consume IT resources. In the public and private cloud ecosystems, OpenStack has an opportunity to bring existing organizations into a sta...
Isaacson will give a brief preview of his upcoming book and answer questions regarding why we have been looking at databases all wrong. Cory Isaacson is the CEO and CTO of CodeFutures, a provider of agile Big Data technologies. He has been actively involved in leading information tech...
The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Joe Weinman will discuss four generic strategies – digital disciplines – to exploit emerging digital technologies for str...
What process has your provider undertaken to ensure that the cloud tenant will receive predictable performance and service? What was involved in the planning? Who owns and operates the data center? What technology is being used? How is it being supported? In his session at 14th Cloud...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Parasoft will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations define a...
The private cloud momentum among enterprises is undeniable. Private cloud is able to deliver the agility and ease-of-use that users have come to expect – without sacrificing any of the security or control that is critical to so many industries. But implemented incorrectly, there's no q...
In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Vasu Sankhavaram, Chief Strategist of DevOps and Cross Portfolio Architecture Alignment at HP Software, will discuss strategic and tactical challenges for DevOps adoption – how to get buy-in for and implement DevOps. Vasu Sankhavaram is Chief Strat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that KOTRA has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and SYS-CON's 2nd International @ThingsExpo,which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the...
Join Oracle at 14th Cloud Expo on a journey to Terranuvem, the cloud planet, where you will learn key success factors for your own journey to the cloud. From Big Data Management Systems to Platform-as-a-Service, the following sessions from Oracle will provide attendees with the latest ...
Like electricity, compute resources can readily scale up and burst, and workloads can easily operate geographically. Storage however is more like water, where moving large amounts of data can be very challenging, especially over distance. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Joe Arnold...
IBM on Monday announced that businesses of all sizes – from start-ups to large enterprises - are rapidly adopting IBM Bluemix to develop software in the cloud with greater speed, security and quality. IBM also announced additional services on Bluemix, which will move from beta testin...
Enterprises have invested a lot in their own data centers and are reluctant to throw away that investment. Increasingly there is a trend to optimizing internal resources before combining public and private cloud resources to obtain maximum benefit. This Power Panel at 14th Cloud Expo w...
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Tony Shan, a Chief Architect and Big Data consultant, will discuss the drivers, concept, means, and buildout of Big Data competency. He will start with why – the current resource deficit and the imperatives for new skillsets in the Big Data space. T...
The Internet of Things is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. Why? Because the "things" are not just desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The "things" come from the world of sensor-driven Big Data that is even now expanding the siz...
Water’s path from sea level to a cloud is quite a journey and often misunderstood, similar to that of an organizations path as they traverse from a traditional on premise compute model, to public and private cloud adoption. Infrastructure changes have a ripple effect, and impact functi...
IBM on Monday announced that the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Montpellier, France, are working with IBM to make data-driven decisions to rapidly transform the way they provide water, transportation and emergency management. These and other cities around the world are increasi...
Healthcare executives like you are challenged with implementing changes from healthcare reform, adapting to value-based reimbursement, and bending the cost curve. At the same time, you are expected to maintain a high level of patient satisfaction and deliver quality outcomes. Your oper...
A lot of people are heralding IoT as the future, but what can your business do today? Quite a lot, it turns out, if you know what to look for and how to talk about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Reid Carlberg, Senior Director at Salesforce.com, will discuss business processes rip...
Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions in the cloud are spawning a wide spectrum of services that are revolutionizing the workplace for employers and employees. Instead of HR being just a cost center, cloud computing is affording HR the opportunity to add significant value to the bot...
“Most on-premise vendors recognize the need for a SaaS model with a self-service sales model,” observed Dustin Whittle, Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. “Companies are often having trouble m...
The MAS guidelines for Internet Banking and Technology Risk Management (TRM), issued in June 2013, identify security and risk management issues in a comprehensive manner, covering everything from identity assurance and access controls to accountability and audit. This white paper detai...
The time has come for humanity's first interstellar trek to Terranuvem, the cloud planet, and Chief Engineer Cyrus Agarwal has been chosen to ready a ship for the voyage. He must make the right architectural choices to transform the ship for the long journey and be prepared for the unk...
Data generation and storage is rapidly accelerating and is expected to grow 44x in the next few years .Strict regulations and compliance combined with the need to mine this data to gain competitive advantage make it mandatory for enterprises to store this data for longer periods of tim...
"It is early days for PaaS, but a significant issue here is to define what a common platform really is," explained John Michelsen, CTO of CA Technologies, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. "Even to say that every organization ha...
Is crime cyclic in nature? Can we predict when it will occur in cities? How does this impact your IT operation and how can you leverage analytics? In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Steve Surfaro, Axis Communications Industry Liaison and Chairman of the ASIS Physical Security Counc...
Red Hat, Inc., on Thursday announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, the next generation of its award-winning, on-premise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. Enhancements in OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 are aimed to further enable DevOps practices through the deliv...
Most enterprises are concerned with security and privacy when putting data into the cloud, but what about latency? In putting data in the cloud, you need to make sure you have a sense for latency or the time it takes for messages to traverse the network (and back). If your message suff...
CodeFutures on Wednesday announced MapDB, a new open source project for Java databases that increases the performance, speed and flexibility of managing and gaining value in Java applications. MapDB supports CodeFutures’ focus on making Big Data infrastructures, and the data they store...
“I see almost no one running hybrid clouds,” noted Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. “The few examples are usually public cloud deployments with backup and/or DR options in a private setup.” Cloud Co...
Red Hat, Inc., on Monday announced collaboration with NetApp to deliver an open hybrid cloud reference architecture based on OpenStack IceHouse, the newest version of the rapidly maturing open source cloud software platform. Based on open technologies, the architecture will help organi...
Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, has announced that its real-time relational database management system is now available as a public beta. The Splice Machine database enables companies to replace traditional RDBMS systems that are too costly or difficult to scale. A f...
“Hybrids need to coexist with private and public clouds as that’s what cloud consumers will request,” noted Chris Tella, CMO and EVP of Sales at Basic6, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. “The best advice I’ve heard so far was fr...