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"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of  hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successfu... (more)

[slides] #DNS and #DigitalTransformation | @ExpoDX #IoT #AI #ML #DX #SaaS

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Intelligent DNS as the Cornerstone of Digital Transformation In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to iterate use cases, bring understanding to those seeking to explore complicated technical concepts and increase revenue across diverse sales channels. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced t... (more)

What GDPR Is and How to Comply with It | @ExpoDX #DX #GDPR #Security

What GDPR Is and How to Comply with It: A Brief Guide As you have probably heard, the EU commission signed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) back in April 2016. The legislation is designed to help companies handle efficiently the data challenges of the 21st century and give strict guidelines as to how to work with massive flows of digital information. It is set to protect web users (data subjects) from malicious use and loss of their personal info and, also, to give people greater control over how their records are processed. GDPR is to take effect on May 25, 2018. Company runners still have time enough to modify organizational processes to comply fully with new security rules, and today we will explain how they should start. What Exactly Is GDPR About? First off, it outlines how companies that work with EU personal data should obtain client’s consent. ... (more)

How to Avoid Cloud Fatigue | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #Serverless #AI #DX

Understanding Cloud Complexities and Avoiding "Cloud Fatigue" We're seeing an emerging trend in the cloud computing world. I've been referring to it as cloud fatigue, but it's more commonly known as repatriation, or moving workloads from the cloud back to on-prem locations. According to a recent 451 Research report, over 21 percent of organizations have plans to pull back from the cloud and return to an on-prem infrastructure in 2017. Considering the vast growth of cloud adoption over the last several years, what's behind this trend? We believe cloud fatigue is the result of deployments going awry. It usually happens when companies quickly adopt one of the leading public cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.) because they're attracted to the promises of ease-of-use, flexibility and low computing costs. What happens next depends on a myriad of f... (more)

[video] Actionable Network Intelligence with @Infoblox | @CloudExpo #DX #Cloud #DevOps

"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the ... (more)

Three #DigitalTransformation Truths | @CloudExpo #ArtificialIntelligence #DX

Three Digital Transformation Truths and One Great Myth By Charles Araujo It's conference season and, as you might expect, Jason and I have been on the road covering a bunch of them. It's always great to see what the disruptive players in the market are doing - and this year did not disappoint. But there is one thing that repeatedly happens that just gets under my skin: transformation-washing. As Jason explained in a Forbes article over a year ago, ‘washing' is when a vendor (or pundit) applies a buzzword loosely in an overt attempt to attach themselves to its buzz. And transformation-washing is rampant. At virtually every event vendors bombarded the attendees with all the reasons that this tool or that solution was the driving force behind digital transformation. Unquestionably, many of these tools are innovative and represent genuine breakthroughs. But no tool, in a... (more)

[slides] Wild West of Gemini Test Automation | @CloudExpo #DevOps #AI #ML #DX

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Conquering the Wild West of Gemini Test Automation Gemini is Yahoo's native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences - both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) - it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Jenny Hung, E2E Engineer Manager at Yahoo Gemini, Haoran Zhao, Software Engineer at Oath Gemini, and Lin Zhang, Software Engineer at Oath (Yahoo), described the technical challenges and the principles they fol... (more)

Fighting Ransomware with Disaster Recovery Planning | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security

2017 was the year of ransomware. Ransomware has been around for years, but the victims were typically non-technical consumers: the impact, although serious from the victim's perspective, was limited. In 2017 we've seen huge ransomware attacks close down hospitals and businesses, putting lives and billions of dollars at risk. 2018 has to be the year we fight back. The organized crime groups behind ransomware won't stop any time soon. For them, it's easy money. Attacks will increase in sophistication and tenacity. Businesses have to be ready. What does it mean to be ready for a ransomware attack? Any business that follows security and disaster recovery planning best practices has an infinitesimally small chance of being successfully targeted with ransomware. If you're smart about it, you won't have to pay a ransom even if your network is infected and your data encrypt... (more)

What Is Polymorphism | @CloudExpo #OOP #JVM #Java #Cloud

OOP Concepts for Beginners: What Is Polymorphism By Thorben Janssen The word polymorphism is used in various contexts and describes situations in which something occurs in several different forms. In computer science, it describes the concept that objects of different types can be accessed through the same interface. Each type can provide its own, independent implementation of this interface. It is one of the core concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP). If you're wondering if an object is polymorphic, you can perform a simple test. If the object successfully passes multiple is-a or instanceof tests, it's polymorphic. As I've described in my post about inheritance, all Java classes extend the class Object. Due to this, all objects in Java are polymorphic because they pass at least two instanceof checks. Different types of polymorphism Java supports two types of... (more)

Five Hospitality Predictions for 2018 | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #Cloud

Five Hospitality Predictions for 2018 | Tech, AI and Convenience to Dominate the Industry The hotel and hospitality industry, enabled with advanced technology and more collaboration with associated businesses, will see some important trends in 2018 as hotel brands reinvent themselves to cater to a new type of clientele. Millennial guests will dominate the landscape, and reshape the industry with demands for more automated options and conveniences and the ability to do everything from a smartphone, and hotels - eager to deliver more conveniences to this younger audience - will forge closer alliances with retailers and community destinations. Hotel guests will place increasing priority on booking rooms that are totally connected, fully automated, and with an ability to seamlessly check in, check out, and access services, all through a smartphone app and without the ne... (more)

[slides] Cloud-Based Agile Manufacturing | @CloudExpo #IoT #DX #CloudNative #SmartCities

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Agile Manufacturing: How and Why Cloud Based Principles Make Sense for Industrial Companies Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Jacek Materna, CTO of Assembla, discussed how industrial manufacturing design companies want to adopt agile and keep up with the cloud  - but first, a few pillars of enterprise requirements must be met: Control/compliance features with ease o... (more)