2015 Outlook For Enterprise Cloud Adoption
On a recent flight home after meeting with a large bank, I started reflecting
on how the conversations about cloud computing with clients have changed over
the last 12 to 24 months.
In 2012 and 2013, a lot of the conversations where focused on “what is
cloud computing,” “help us build a cloud strategy” or “how do we
automate our infrastructure.”
As we near the end of 2014 these conversations have changed drastically.
Check out my latest post on Forbes where I discuss some trends I expect to
see in 2015.
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By Neil McEvoy
The concept of the ‘technological Singularity’ often refers to a single
machine AI, like IBM’s Watson, but another popular theory is one of
‘swarm intelligence’, where instead the AI is the result of lots of small
machines forming into a larger virtual self.
The Conscious Web
Back in 2003 I wrote an article that described the forthcoming evolution of
the Cloud, and with it the development towards the SIngularity. The growing
use of XML Web services would see them evolve to become intelligent agents,
forming the basis for this collective.
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The DevOps Drumbeat: Reinventing the Iron Triangle
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of
preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In
other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures.
Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality.
Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope,
and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer.
Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment
upend the time metric, the DevOps cadence ... (more)
Cloudian HyperStore Ushers In Era Of Smart Data With Efficient, Scalable
Storage For Internet Of Things
Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, today
announced availability of Cloudian HyperStore 5.1 software. HyperStore 5.1 is
an enhanced Amazon S3-compliant, plug-and-play hybrid cloud software solution
that now features full Apache Hadoop integration. Enterprises can now
transform big data into smart data by running Hadoop analytics on HyperStore
software and appliances. This in-place analytics, with no need to offload
data to other systems for ... (more)
XebiaLabs Celebrates Triple-Digit Growth
XebiaLabs has announced record growth and major highlights for 2014.
These milestones include:
Triple-digit worldwide revenue growth. Record number of new customers
including 3M, Allianz, American Express, Credit Agricole, Digital Globe,
Electronic Arts, EMC, Expedia, Fandango / NBC Universal, GATX, General
Electric, ING, KPMG, Liberty Mutual, Natixis, Paychex, Providence Health,
Societe General, Thomson Reuters TIIA-CREF and Umpqua Bank. Free community
editions of XL Deploy, XL Release and XL Test products. These
fully-functional version... (more)
Is DevOps What Organizations Really Seek?
What organizations really want is to become a high performing organization.
DevOps can help but it is just one piece of the puzzle.
Check out my latest post on The Virtualization Practice which discusses how
some enterprises think hiring DevOps engineers is the way to high performance
instead of focusing on leading transformational change.
Software Is Eating the World
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Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find
themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As
the inn... (more)
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NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company, has opened a new enterprise-class data center located in Santa Clara, California. The new data center will enable NaviSite to meet growing demands for its enterprise-class Cloud and Managed Services from existing and new customers. This facility, which is owned by data center solution provider Digital Realty, will join NaviSite’s fabric of nine existing data centers across the U.S. and U.K., all of which are designed to provide a resilient, secure, hi...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Intelligent Systems Services will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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PubNub on Monday has announced that it is partnering with IBM to bring its sophisticated real-time data streaming and messaging capabilities to Bluemix, IBM’s cloud development platform.
“Today’s app and connected devices require an always-on connection, but building a secure, scalable solution from the ground up is time consuming, resource intensive, and error-prone,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “PubNub enables web, mobile and IoT developers building apps on IBM Bluemix to quickly add sc...
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The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs.
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Data-intensive companies that strive to gain insights from data using Big Data analytics tools can gain tremendous competitive advantage by deploying data-centric storage. Organizations generate large volumes of data, the vast majority of which is unstructured. As the volume and velocity of this unstructured data increases, the costs, risks and usability challenges associated with managing the unstructured data (regardless of file type, size or device) increases simultaneously, including end-to-...
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The truth is, today’s databases are anything but agile – they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Performance suffers as a result, and it takes far longer than it should to deliver new features and capabilities needed to make your organization competitive. As your application and business needs change, data repositories and structures get outmoded rapidly, resulting in increased work for applica...
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The excitement around the possibilities enabled by Big Data is being tempered by the daunting task of feeding the analytics engines with high quality data on a continuous basis. As the once distinct fields of data integration and data management increasingly converge, cloud-based data solutions providers have emerged that can buffer your organization from the complexities of this continuous data cleansing and management so that you’re free to focus on the end goal: actionable insight.
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DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures.
In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
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Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall short of requirements.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is causing data centers to become radically decentralized and atomized within a new paradigm known as “fog computing.” To support IoT applications, such as connected cars and smart grids, data centers' core functions will be decentralized out to the network's edges and endpoints (aka “fogs”). As this trend takes hold, Big Data analytics platforms will focus on high-volume log analysis (aka “logs”) and rely heavily on cognitive-computing algorithms (aka “cogs”) to mak...
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There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immed...
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With several hundred implementations of IoT-enabled solutions in the past 12 months alone, this session will focus on experience over the art of the possible. Many can only imagine the most advanced telematics platform ever deployed, supporting millions of customers, producing tens of thousands events or GBs per trip, and hundreds of TBs per month.
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Big Data is amazing, it's life changing and yes it is changing how we see our world. Big Data, however, can sometimes be too big. Organizations that are not amassing massive amounts of information and feeding into their decision buckets, smaller data that feeds in from customer buying patterns, buying decisions and buying influences can be more useful when used in the right way.
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