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The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process aut...
As the cloud continues to grow as a topic of conversation, so too does load and performance testing within the cloud. You may be asking yourself questions like: When is it most appropriate to involve the cloud when load testing? When is the right time to conduct performance testing usi...
I guess most readers of this blog know that Ireland went through a massive bust in 2008/9. The primary cause was a massive building bubble. And because the economy was dependent upon building related taxes, the crash was brutal. One of the side effects of the bubble was that building s...
I was talking to a friend the other day about Cloud Foundry and whether there was any buzz surrounding it. Cloud Foundry in particular and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in general have now been around for a few years, a considerable amount of time in the Web Era. Recent buzz was gen...
In many organizations governance is still practiced by phase or stage gate peer review, and Agile projects are forced to accommodate, which leads to WaterScrumFall or worse. But governance criteria and policies are often very weak anyway, out of date or non-existent. Consequently gover...
Exponential growth in data and information at hand is forcing organizations to rethink their business models. With the rise of digital channels (both as sales channel and marketing channel) the business environment is becoming more complicated and challenging, and the competition is in...
Pomeroy, a Global IT managed services provider, improves quality for their applications testing, development and packaged applications customization by working with a partner, TurnKey Solutions, and HP. This next edition of the HP Discover Discussion Series highlights how Pomeroy, a G...
Business and IT leaders today need better application delivery capabilities to support critical new innovation. But how often do you hear objections to improving application delivery like, “I can harden it against attack, but not on this timeline”; “I can make it better, but it will co...
Welcome to my four-part series on what I’m going to call the Art of DevOps. We will embark on a mission to reveal the extremely valuable intelligence that’s been collected about a unique strategy to continuously deliver assets to the operational battleground safely, securely and quickl...
There is continued and escalating hype about "Big Data" and the cloud services that empower big data analytics. But to better understand and demystify this hype, whether exploring Big Data or traditional, structured or unstructured, we need to categorize cloud data into three primary ...
In every era of innovation, disruptive technologies have had their disbelievers who resisted adopting new concepts. But in today’s business world, “being disruptive” has really empowered many businesses to make tough decisions, investments, and lead the changes that need to be seen org...
One of the most exciting parts of this week's Apple Watch launch was the example of the BMW watch app. This app allows you to see the charging status of your BMWi electric car, right from your wrist. You can also check the status of the doors of your car (important information such as ...
The reasons for migrating business applications to the cloud are generally positive and abundant. However, with the positives come a few negatives. Unfortunately, organizations can quickly run into a number of roadblocks during their migration projects. The critical question that needs...
Trust is the fundamental building block of any relationship. Whether it's personal or business, trust is something that cannot be replaced with anything. There are hundreds of books available on how to cultivate business relationships, how to maintain them, and how to leverage the best...
IBM has announced that SoftLayer will offer OpenPOWER-based servers as part of its portfolio of cloud-based services. With the new offering, clients will be able to select OpenPOWER-based “bare metal” servers when configuring their cloud-based IT infrastructure from SoftLayer, an IBM...
Good food is not the most important attribute for a restaurant. Cleanliness is. It doesn’t matter how great your dishes are – if patrons catch even a glimpse of a roach, they won’t stick around to sample your cooking. The same principle applies to your company’s digital experience. Yo...
Tunisie Electronique, a Tunisian IT services provider, improved their IT service management offerings and capabilities leveraging cloud-based services. To learn more about better IT control and efficiency using the latest ITSM tools and services, we are joined by Fadoua Ouerdiane, IT ...
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 faci...
The 16th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 16th International Cloud Expo, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to on...
A discussion with Kony, Inc. on the latest in enterprise mobility exploring advancements in applications design and deployment technologies across the full spectrum of edge devices and operating environments. This five-part series of penetrating discussions on the latest in enterprise...
Virtustream has announced its xStream cloud management platform (CMP) software is now certified as Vblock® Ready for VCE® Vblock Systems. Targeting customers running SAP applications, xStream will enable enterprises to easily move existing mission-critical workloads to Vblock System-ba...
LogicMonitor was recognized as the winner of the 2015 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards for ‘Best DevOps and Cloud Management’. TechTarget’s Data Center Media Group present the award to recognize the top cloud and data center products and technologies that are positively impacting IT...
Compuware and BMC Software are partnering to improve the economics of IBM(R) z Systems ownership. By doing so, the two companies are empowering customers to reduce mainframe opex – even as they leverage their high-value mainframe applications, data and processing capacity to meet the c...
The Enov8 SolutionEcosystem allows enterprises to inject a level of transparency and discipline into DevOps and / or environment management operations. Ecosystem provides you with a foundation where you can systematically improve overall governance through out-of-the-box best practices...
SYS-CON Media announced that Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow, has launched a new ad campaign in Cloud Computing Journal. The ad campaign, a webcast titled Business Intelligence Through Location Services, focuses on where custome...
How much does an agile project management software differ from a traditional project management software? On short: pretty much. But on the other side both types of products have many things in common.
Managing projects is not an easy job and in most cases the manager would greatly benefit from the use of a dedicated software. Starting from this necessity project management tools were created. But the main problem is if these tools are a real help for those that are using them or it ...
At 15th Cloud Expo, Shrikant Pattathil, Executive Vice President at Harbinger Systems, demos a video delivery platform that helps you do interactive videos. He discusses how Harbinger is accomplishing it in the cloud world, the problems they faced and the choices they made to get aroun...
IBM has announced a new strategic technology services agreement with Anthem, Inc., a health benefits company in the U.S. IBM has been selected to provide operational services for Anthem's mainframe and data center server and storage infrastructure for the next five years. Among the ben...
More and more file-based and machine generated data is being created every day causing exponential data and content growth, and creating a management nightmare for IT managers. What data centers really need to cope with this growth is a purpose-built tiered archive appliance that enab...
OneCloud Software has launched the OneCloud Partner Program. Responding to demand from prospective partners, the Program offers managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers the resources they need to grow their business with the OneCloud Recovery solution. OneCloud Recovery is an aut...
BMC Software plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company that has developed utilities for managing IBM DB2 databases with virtually no outage. Focusing on the availability of mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it continues to he...
Recurring revenue models are great for driving new business in every market sector, but they are complex and need to be effectively managed to maximize profits. How you handle the range of options for pricing, co-terming and proration will ultimately determine the fate of your bottom l...
Datapipe has acquired GoGrid, a provider of multi-cloud solutions for Big Data deployments. GoGrid’s proprietary orchestration and automation technologies provide 1-Button deployment for Big Data solutions that speed creation and results of new cloud projects. “GoGrid has made it easy...
Tufin is spearheading a drive to help companies understand and overcome the network and security challenges involved in migrating data centers. The company has outlined three key challenges to effective data center migration faced by businesses - including application connectivity mana...
Dell Foglight has been named to IT Central Station’s ‘Top 10 Most Popular APM - 2015 Edition.’ IT Central Station is a dynamic community site with reviews, recommendations, and other expert advice for technology buyers. Foglight, Dell's application performance monitoring (APM) solutio...
SOASTA and NTT Resonant on Tuesday announced a global distribution agreement expanding the mobile device access of Remote TestKit for use with SOASTA TouchTest. The new partnership will provide a complete mobile testing solution that improves the quality, reliability and overall user e...
Plutora, Inc., a global provider of enterprise release management and test environment management SaaS solutions, designed to accelerate the end-to-end software delivery journey through transparency and control, on Tuesday announced a global strategic partnership agreement with UST Glo...
Of course, I work for an API security/management vendor (Axway), so you might think "he would say that". But, having an API Management strategy in place means that API Keys are protected at Runtime by an API Gateway, and issued at Design Time by an API Portal. What all of the recent AP...
The O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference, March 16–19, 2015, Boston, MA, is a new event designed to provide the in-depth professional training that software architects and aspiring software architects need to succeed. A unique event, it covers the full scope of a software architec...