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You hear this everywhere these days: Build applications that are cloud-native – that is, developed specifically for cloud platforms. The trouble is everyone has his or her own definition of "cloud-native." As a result, cloud-hosted applications are all over the place in their use of na...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Basic6 will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Basic6, the tool that securely consolidates the management and control of Linux/Unix and Win...
John Felker is the Director, Cyber and Intelligence Strategy, at HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector. He works to develop cyber intelligence strategies to better integrate a broad range of cyber intelligence inputs to improve defensive cyber and business operation efforts, in di...
On her social media platform Melodramatic.com, with global reach and over 1,000 uniques daily, Sara Robertson released a WebRTC network that created a peer-to-peer connection between every visitor on every page load. Geographical location data and round-trip data transfer rates of each...
Security is critical to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption because we want to make sure we can trust the sensors, actuators, rules engines and other connected componentry we embed in every element of our existence. Bringing this down to earth is as easy as pointing out that people's sma...
Oracle has announced the availability of JDK 8, a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 8 Platform Specification, which was recently approved through the Java Community Process (JCP). This release includes the largest upgrade to the Java programming model since the platform wa...
A major reason for innovation sluggishness is friction and misalignment in the dev/ops process. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Ravi Srivastav, CEO and Co-founder of ElasticBox, will discuss the whole new world of simplified, modular application development. ElasticBox is pionee...
VoltDB announced that it has closed $8 million in Series B funding. The round was led by a Silicon Valley luminary with participation from two additional independent investors as well as existing stakeholders Sigma Partners and Kepha Partners. This funding represents the first in a suc...
Fujitsu RunMyProcess and MongoDB extend their existing collaboration to deliver seamless integration for cloud solutions to joint customers. More than 350 companies around the world deploy Fujitsu RunMyProcess-based workflow applications that integrate MongoDB. Fujitsu RunMyProcess ...
Automation tools are central to DevOps transformation, but what is the intelligence driving your automations and how do you ensure the right people are informed when automations are added, changed, or removed? Collaboration is also essential to DevOps, so how do you effectively communi...
If you want to bring the new kind of elastic cloud infrastructure revolutionized by leading public clouds or web-scale companies like FB, Google and Twitter, you have to change your thinking about a few key things: hardware, failure and scalability. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summi...
Technology is integrated into the DNA of business and of society itself. Some of the most recent entrants are cloud computing, Big Data, and mobile. By putting these technologies together, we arrive at an intersection that creates a "sweet spot" where innovation can be enhanced within ...
ObserveIT has been selected as one of two IBM Beacon Award finalists in the “outstanding ready for IBM security intelligence solution” category. The IBM Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions using IBM products and services. By deliver...
MongoDB’s open source document database has helped various archives and data systems to digitize Britian’s history including The National Archives First World War diaries. The documents have now been made available digitally to the public through The National Archives’ Discovery Platf...
Compuware Corporation on Wednesday announced that Compuware APM for Big Data now offers enhanced support and out-of-the-box dashboards that enable organizations to optimize big data projects through unmatched visibility into Hadoop, NoSQL and Cassandra deployments. Now organizations ha...
CloudBees, Inc., on Wednesday announced it has closed an $11.2 million Series C financing round. The round was led by Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of Verizon Communications Inc. The round also included existing investors Matrix Partners and LightSpeed Venture Partners, as well ...
QTS Realty Trust has launched the QTS Enterprise Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. Built upon industry-leading VMware, EMC and Cisco technologies, the platform is secure and flexible to meet evolving enterprise IT infrastructure needs. "As a VMware vCloud® Powere...
Windstream Hosted Solutions has officially opened its fourth data center in Charlotte, N.C., bringing its nationwide total to 27. The new enterprise-class data center is currently 39,300 square feet, with 10,380 square feet of raised floor space. Using a phased approach, Windstream Ho...
Cascading is the popular Java-based application development framework for building Big Data applications on Apache Hadoop. This open source framework allows you to leverage existing skillsets such as Java, SQL, R, and more to create enterprise-grade applications without having to think...
The world’s largest and most successful private cloud operations are revolutionizing their approach to demand management. These organizations have recognized that while self-service portals are a component in the overall cloud architecture, these tools do not enable demand management. ...
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, has announced a strategic partnership with Zensar Technologies, a global software services and infrastructure management provider. Together the companies will leverage their expertise to support clients looking to evolve their businesses thr...
Taking office technology to a new level, Brother is preparing to showcase its latest mobile-focused innovations - and has literally gone beyond the clouds and into space. The office tech specialist's newest technology is designed to meet the demands of today's mobile savvy workforce -...
NuoDB announced on Wednesday that it has closed a new round of investment. In addition to existing investors, Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solu...
Percona has announced the availability of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6, the latest release of the company's open source high-availability solution for MySQL, designed to consistently deliver an optimal experience through increased performance, faster recovery from node failure, and great...
Compuware Corporation has announced the 2013 winners of its annual Best of the Web awards, honoring top performing sites across five major industries. A comprehensive report featuring all category winners and detailed results of each winner's performance can be downloaded here. Compuw...
As organizations and projects scale up, the patterns that seemed helpful at small scale start to get in the way and velocity suffers. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Adrian Cockcroft, Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures, to discuss how delivering at high velocity requires four...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ITinvolve, provider of the industry’s first IT agility application, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of 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. During the DevOps Summit, ...
Akamai Technologies has completed its acquisition of Prolexic Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Hollywood, Florida that provides cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attac...
Linode has announced availability of the Linode CLI, a new tool that provides a convenient way to provision and manage Linode cloud services from the command line. The Linode CLI enables users to easily automate common tasks, such as creating, rebooting, or resizing servers, while als...
Hostway Corporation on Thursday announced the appointment of 30-year technology industry veteran Robert Boles to the post of Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds John Martis, who is the new Chief Operating Officer and will work with Boles to broaden the company’s Infrastructure-as-a-Se...
"As businesses increasingly consider IP address management necessary for effective network management, growing trends such as BYOD and 'The Internet of Things' are making it more complicated by attaching a diverse and unpredictable array of devices to the network. IT Pros now have to m...
CopperEgg has announced year-end results for 2013, achieving 380 percent growth in monthly recurring revenues year-over-year, and adding 440 new customers. The company also named Chad Bockius as CEO, Heidi Farris as vice president of marketing, and Chris Yndo as vice president of sales...
CDNetworks has added a Point of Presence (PoP) in Mexico City, helping global manufacturers quickly and easily reach partners and employees throughout Mexico. “Mexico has become an important manufacturing hub for the world,” said Jeff Kim, President and COO, CDNetworks. “Our new PoP e...
AppDynamics on Tuesday announced it achieved record-breaking growth in its fiscal year ending Jan. 31, with a 175 percent year-over-year increase in bookings. In addition to rapid growth, the company ended the year with new blue chip customers including ADP, Toshiba, Nike, GE, Toyota, ...
Innodisk has announced a full-rate production of a nanoSSD SATA device that conforms to JEDEC’s standard (MO-276). Innodisk integrates a flash control chip, NAND flash, and ball grid array (BGA) package to deliver a nanoSSD that is approximately 1% of the size (16mm x 20mm x2mm) of a ...
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its just-published M2M Strategies by Vertical: North American Enterprise Survey, which provides a view of the machine-to-machine (M2M) market - also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) - through the eyes of businesses us...
Compuware Corporation has announced that hybris software, an SAP company, and Compuware APM have extended their partnership to empower collaboration among developers, QA and production teams. This application performance lifecycle approach helps hybris partners provide higher quality r...
Enterprises need an API tier to meet the demands imposed by mobile technology. The impact of next generation of API servers on mobile and middleware development can be equated to the impact J2EE application servers like WebLogic, JBoss or WebSphere had on web development. It enables en...
IDenticard® Access Control is a leading manufacturer of integrated access control solutions to protect employees, visitors, and facilities. Owned by Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC), a $1.15 billion manufacturer of identification products, IDenticard Access Control draws on its 30 years of...
Development teams have a tendency to think that once they push the deploy button, the release is done. But with DevOps, it's quite the opposite now. More software changes, and more deploys, make every production release a new piece of code with new idiosyncrasies. This has made what ha...