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By Bob GourleyOn 16 January 2014 the federal Cloud Computing community will be gathering at the Newseum for an exchange of ideas and a continued focus on ways to leverage emerging cloud computing capabilities to the betterment of federal missions. I most strongly endorse this event for...
Getting started with DropWizard, OpenShift, and AppDynamics In this blog post, I’ll show you how to deploy a Dropwizard-based application on OpenShift by Red Hat and monitor it with AppDynamics. DropWizard is a high-performance Java framework for building RESTful web services. It...
Je viens de... créer un nouvel acronyme dans le monde du Cloud Computing : LaaS, Legacy as a Service. En effet, à a grande surprise, quand j’ai fait une recherche sur Google pour savoir ce qui existait sur ce thème...
After lecturing on SOA concepts, Architecture and Technology, I present Case Studies. While presenting Case Studies, I ask my students: "Why many Case Studies and Success Stories are from the Telco industry?" Usually they do not provide a good answer to the good question.
CloudSigma's Advanced Hybrid Cloud Offering Recognized for its Industry-First Private Patching and Secure Data AccessZurich, Switzerland - December 23, 2013 - CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, has been shortlisted in the 2013-2014 Cloud Aw...
40 million card numbers stolen. Will your firm be the next target? News broke last week that a major retailer was the victim of a massive theft of customer credit card data, in what is becoming an all too common cadence of data breaches.  Thieves made off with not just the credit card ...
2013 has seen some massive outages; and given our heavy reliance on technology today, there is more at stake than ever before. Outages affect not only internal users, but a company’s customers and partners – and impact revenue, credibility, trust, reputation and productivity. With all ...
LZA SOA Training & Certification: Washington DC – June 10 – 13, 2014 Tuesday June 10, 2014-Friday June 13, 2014 Dovel Technologies 7901 Jones Branch Drive McLean VA 22102 Price: $2,495.00 (including $500 early discount)   We offer additional discounts for groups of...
Skytap is pleased to announce the opening of our newest data center in Singapore. This allows Skytap to serve our customers based in APAC as well as those customers with a presence in the region. It has been a busy year at Skytap in terms of expansion. In addition to our new US-East ...
- MaxCloud provides a complete view of corporate Amazon Web Services and IT infrastructure for monitoring and optimisationCorporate users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) can now have complete visibility of their cloud computing operations with the launch of MaxCloud, a new monitoring serv...
Upgrade option enables greater flexibility and collaboration for academic researchersLondon, UK and Boston, USA: Figshare, an online repository for academic researchers to securely host, publish and share all their research, today launched Figshare Premium - offering users up to 20GB o...
The New Year is fast approaching and it’s time for some wild, speculative predictions on API Management for 2014. As I mentioned in earlier posts, the space is has been rapidly maturing over the second half of 2013 with larger vendors such as IBM, Tibco and Intel making big moves. In ...
By Bob GourleyDC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done.  How do you pick the right events? My recommendation is to look for events that have a good mix of thought leade...
San Francisco, CA, December 06, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Constellation Research, Inc. the research and advisory firm focused on helping organizations understand technological disruption today announced the publication of "Inclusion Layer Products Enter the Market” by Constellation...
Parasoft showcased our Service Virtualization solution at Gartner AADI earlier this week. Here's a list of the top questions we received about service virtualization. 
Reinforcing its leading market position in managed services and hybrid computing solutionsLondon - December 03, 2013 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network.T...
. At the center of ZapThink 2020 is continuous transformation.
  To prove the cloud’s value to your business, executives must first appreciate the cloud features that can boost the enterprise beyond the IT department. True leaders must show the way to capture the real savings and potential of cloud computing. The only thing bigger than ...
Focus on disruption that leads to business agility instead of chaos
Here are two jobs which may interest readers of this blog. Both require Axway (Vordel) skills for API Management. The first job is more of an administrator role, and the second is more of a dev role:
November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter Welcome to the November 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter)...
Portland, OR, November 20, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The industry standard for having access to these online courses is 45 to 90 days - The Art of Service has decided to give their clients lifetime access to the intermediate and advanced ITIL courses to support their career development not on...
One of the most surprising moments of my talk at QCon San Francisco last week was when I asked the audience who is ‘doing’ service oriented architecture inside their Enterprise. Everyone raised their hand, or nearly everyone. There was no hesitation. The question was clear and the res...
The silos within IT are breaking down, at least in terms of awareness of each other and the need to coordinate provisioning and orchestration of compute, network and application services. No longer is it acceptable to simply provide a solution; that solution must integrate, collaborate...
There's a lot of lip service given to east-west (intra-VM) traffic in emerging data center architectures. We talk about how it's increasing, how it's important, but understanding why it's happening offers some insight into the impact it will have on service placement within next-genera...
London, 18 November 2013 - At the web giant's re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon has named Cloudreach as Premier Consulting Partner for its Amazon Web Services suite of cloud products. The London-headquartered cloud consultancy becomes one of the first European firms to be recog...
Hit Rail introduces HEROS, the new message interoperability service for the European Railway IndustryUtrecht, 18 November 2013 - Thanks to Hit Rail's new HEROS web services, the Swiss railway undertaking Rhätische Bahn is the first rail organisation in Europe to become interconnec...
I catch up with Nojan Moshiri, Product Manager for LineRate Systems, to talk about what LineRate offers and how it can help solve many DevOp challenges. ps Related: AWS re:Invent 2013 – Find F5 AWS re:Invent 2013 – Cloud Bursting Reference Architecture (feat. Pearce) AWS re:Inven...
IBM didn’t have to flaunt its debatable cloud dominance over Amazon Web Services on the sides of public buses if it wanted to upstage the cloud kingpin at its user conference this week — Big Blue could have just led with the news that its famous, Jeopardy!-champ-destroying Watson syste...
London, 13 November 2013 - Easynet Global Services today launches the Easynet App as part of its drive to maintain communications excellence with its customers. As a direct response to a request from its Customer Advisory Board, the managed cloud infrastructure provider has developed ...
Head of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy and an impressive handful of invited guests took the stage on Wednesday to give the keynote address at this year’s AWS re:Invent conference. While the speakers’ backgrounds were widely varied, from finance, to journalism, to CGI in today’s biggest...
Avere Cloud NAS Enables Freedom to Store and Access Data Anywhere Without CompromisesKey HighlightsAvere Cloud NAS drives the cost out of data storage with unlimited capacity scaling in the cloud and unlimited performance scaling at the edge of the data center.Existing on-premises stor...
San Francisco, CA and London, UK-November 12, 2013 - Moogsoft, the leading provider of demand-driven service assurance software, today announced that Dan Fishback has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors, effective October 30, 2013. Mr. Fishback, formerly CEO of DemandTec...
Je viens de passer une semaine en Californie pour participer à 3 conférences dont les thèmes tournaient tous autour du Cloud. Le Cloud Channel Summit, GiGaOm RoadMap 2013. Cloud Computing Expo. Trois conférences, trois thèmes très différents, trois ambiances distinctes......
Anthony Soave supports GoFrac in its commitment to using only the most efficient, reliable, and innovative equipment in the industry. Soave Enterprises’ affiliate, GoFrac, is committed to delivering the highest quality hydraulic fracturing services.  As a partner with GoFrac, Anthony S...
San Francisco, CA and London, UK - November 6, 2013 - Moogsoft, the leading provider of demand-driven service assurance solutions, today announced the appointments of two senior sales executives, adding key leadership and expertise to further extend company's market reach. Mark Watson ...
Some fall 2013 AWS cloud storage and compute enhancements By Greg Schulz Some fall 2013 AWS cloud storage and compute enhancements I just received via Email the October Amazon Web Services (AWS) Newsletter in advance of the re:Invent event next week in Las Vegas (yes I wi...
GAMA ? Ce sont les initiales de quatre acteurs majeurs de l’informatique, Google, Amazon, Microsoft et Apple. Deux d’entre eux, Microsoft et Apple, sont nés dans une culture poste de travail et ont pris leur essor dans les années 80...
Last week I was at the HTML5 developer conference and then spent the remainder of the week at the API Strategy Conference in San Francisco. All of the keynotes and presentations were great and I think everyone enjoyed a new, … Read more >The post API Management or E...
CloudSigma's Dual U.S. Locations Improve Customers' Geographical Load Balancing, Latency Performance and Data Redundancy for a More Seamless Public Cloud ExperiencePalo Alto, Calif - October 29, 2013 - CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-servi...