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SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a single platform to drive unprecedented simplicity in the data center. Customers can start with a base infrastructure and scale to multi-site and multi-geo infrastructures with predictable economics and performance. With open and secure virtual networking, elastic storage, application orchestration and SaaS management, Cloudistics is the blueprint for application-optimized ... (more)

WAN Challenges of Large Enterprises | @CloudExpo #Cloud #AWS #Virtualization

When it comes to wide area networking, large global enterprises have some unique challenges to ensure that networking capabilities keep up with their complex business requirements. The most obvious challenge is the sheer scale of WAN operations. A very large enterprise could have hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of locations around the world-and this makes the cost multipliers huge. Changing the cost equation for branch access can mean a difference in saving versus spending millions of dollars per month. Branch growth might happen in multiple global locations, often in countries where traditional MPLS service may not be cost effective-if it is available at all. Think about trying to stand up a new location on a small island in the South Pacific, or in a village in the Andes Mountains. Not only are communication options extremely limited, but the IT exp... (more)

Reinventing Cloud Storage Services Through Innovation and Collaboration

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! The reach and demand of cloud storage services are rapidly expanding as many organizations are expressing interest in storage-as-a service (STaaS) for public, private and hybrid cloud implementations. The next generation of applications and workloads are driving a big change in storage requirements that lead us to develop a new object-based software defined storage platform with elastic Exabyte scalability and enterprise consistency in flexible dynamic and open architecture. A major worldwide telco provider was looking to enter the Storage as a Service market and wanted to reinvent cloud storage services delivering unprecedented capabilities and value to a variety of external and internal customers. They explored a number of options and ultimately choose to work with Amplidata to help them design and build and enterprise... (more)

Moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footprint

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! A myriad of new methodologies and technologies from cloud computing to BYOD have changed the IT landscape demonstrably. In parallel, higher-value functions around data, customer engagement and revenue growth are pushing CIOs to consider alternative approaches. The nexus is moving IT to a zero footprint infrastructure model. Organizations including Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance and Airlines are moving in this direction. Unfortunately, traditional IT paradigms present a challenge to adopting these new methodologies. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Tim Crawford will cover the higher-value opportunities that CIOs are striving for that lead to significant changes in the IT constructs. Moving to Zero IT Infrastructure is one of the first strategies in the journey. While moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footpri... (more)

Software Defined Management Dashboards | @CloudExpo #SDN #DataCenter

Six (or More) Data Center and Software Defined Management Dashboards Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who the six different dashboard solutions were instead of finding list of dashboard considerations for modern data centers and data infrastructures. Turns out the piece was nothing more than a list of six items featured as part of the vendors (Sunbird) piece about what to look for in a dashboard (e.g. their product). Sure there were some of the usual key performance indicator (KPI) associated with or related to IT Service Management (ITSM), Data Center Infrastructure (Insight/Information) Management (DCIM), Configuration and Change management databases (CMDB), availability, capacity and Performance Management Databases (PMDB) among others. Space Inventory C... (more)

Sharing Experiences in Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! As more applications and services move "to the cloud" (public or on-premise), cloud environments are increasingly adopting and building out traditional enterprise features. This in turn is enabling and encouraging cloud adoption from enterprise users. In many ways the definition is blurring as features like continuous operation, geo-distribution or on-demand capacity become the norm. At NuoDB we're involved in both building enterprise software and using enterprise cloud capabilities. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, Inc., will cover experiences from building, deploying and using enterprise services and suggest some ways to approach moving enterprise applications into a cloud model. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, Inc., has 1... (more)

Five Things Developers Need to Know About PaaS

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! Although PaaS is new, it's rapidly gaining momentum, with growth projected at 48 percent annually by Technavio, the research firm, and topping $6 billion in value by 2016. If PaaS is treated as a strategic opportunity to align agendas across IT and across the business, it may well prove to be a ʺonce in a generationʺ opportunity to clarify, improve, and strengthen everything developers do. As with any new technology or approach to doing business, PaaS will appeal to different groups for different reasons. The clear business value is that PaaS is added at the application layer. For ISVs, PaaS can help extend the availability of a traditional software product or enable organizations to add new capabilities to their existing IT spectrum. It's also helpful to anyone wishing to achieve productivity gains, speed time to result... (more)

IoT Meets SDN for WANs – Keeping Networks Secure & Manageable

@ThingsExpo Early Bird Savings here! Reduce networking costs! Increase cyber security! Deploy applications faster! Add connectivity to our new office now! We're under attack now - drop everything and jump on it now! How does IT management keep up with these demands? On top of that challenge, the promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) are that the pace of change will increase 10x with new applications and new devices added to networks - forecasts are be between 50 billion and 200 billion over the next several years - and using ever more wireless protocols. Almost 2 billion connectable devices already are installed but they lack appropriate access and security models. Business owners, operational managers and operational technologist are demanding more and more to run the business. IT management is already feeling crushed under the weight of all these issues and it... (more)

Commercial & Open Source Choices for Building Your Private Cloud & Why?

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! Picking the ideal platform for your private cloud strategy is a critical decision - when do you pick commercial VMware and Microsoft-based solutions? When is an OpenStack solution a good option? In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, Brent Doncaster, a Sr. Strategist for Product Marketing in Dell's Cloud Solutions team, and Michael Elliott, an Enterprise Cloud Evangelist at Dell, will reveal how leading organizations are aligning their needs with the various cloud platforms to optimize their agility, efficiency and service quality objectives. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bios: Brent Doncaster is a Sr. Strategist for Product Marketing in Dell's Cloud Solutions team. In this role, he leads the design and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives for Dell's portfolio of cloud solut... (more)

Software-Defined Technologies: Transforming the Value Stream | @CloudExpo #SDN #NFV #Cloud

Software-Defined Technologies: Transforming the Value Stream Software-defined is a concept that refers to the ability to control some or all of the functions of a system using software. The concept is sometimes incorrectly characterized as a buzzword or marketing jargon, when in fact it has a clear meaning that needs to be understood by organizations looking to keep pace with change. When technologies become software-defined, there are major systemic benefits for organizations that use them, including lower costs, higher quality products and services, and less risk. At the same time, software-defined technologies require major organizational changes for incumbent enterprises to adopt and use effectively. This often involves expensive and risky transformation projects that reengineer the value stream to take advantage of decoupled components, reduced dependencies an... (more)

DDOS Mitigation Service and Layered Security

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! Chief Security Officers (CSO), CIOs and IT Directors are all concerned with providing a secure environment from which their business can innovate and customers can safely consume without the fear of Distributed Denial of Service attacks. To be successful in today's hyper-connected world, the enterprise needs to leverage the capabilities of the web and be ready to innovate without fear of DDoS attacks, concerns about application security and other threats. Organizations face great risk from increasingly frequent and sophisticated attempts to render web properties unavailable, and steal intellectual property or personally identifiable information. Layered security best practices extend security beyond the data center, delivering DDoS protection and maintaining site performance in the face of fast-changing threats. In his... (more)