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How Serverless Computing Changes Cloud, and Your Job In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitations of the existing public IaaS clouds were forgiven. However, now that we've lived a few years with public IaaS ... (more)

[session] Migrating Your Legacy Systems to the Cloud | @CloudExpo @AvereSystems #ML #Cloud #Automation

Migrating Your Legacy Systems to the Cloud Though cloud is the future of enterprise computing, a smooth transition of legacy applications and systems is critical for seamless business operations. IT professionals are eager to start leveraging the cost, scale and other benefits of cloud, but with massive investments already in place in existing infrastructure and a number of compliance and resource hurdles, it can be challenging to move to a cloud-based infrastructure. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director Cloud Solutions at Avere Systems, will provide insight into common roadblocks organizations face - latency, protocols, time - and the steps they can take to overcome these obstacles. Speaker Bio Scott Jeschonek is Director Cloud Solutions at Avere Systems. With 20 years of enterprise, telecommunications and vendor experience, he can provide a... (more)

[session] Hybrid Cloud-Based Apps | @CloudExpo @Cedexis #APM #Monitoring

Ensuring High-Availability for Hybrid Cloud-Based Apps The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making real-time decisions based on a combination of real user monitoring, synthetic testing, APM, NGINX / local load balancers, and other data sources, is critical. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Simon Jones, Evangelist and head of marketing for Cedexis, will show you how easy it can be to leverage these disparate data sourc... (more)

[session] #IoT and Your Smart Home | @ThingsExpo @AkvelonInc #AI #DX #API #M2M #SmartCities

Intelligent Bots: Manage Your Smart Home from the Cloud Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution and join Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader, Sergey Grebnov, in his session at @ThingsExpo, for an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience. Speaker Bio Sergey Grebnov is a Senior Software Engineer at Akvelon Inc., focused on IoT, Open Source and mobile-related projects. He is an active Open Source member and Apache Cordova PMC. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Ivanovo State Power University, Russia. Sergey's passion is working with and exploring cutting edge technologies to solve complex problems. Internet of @ThingsExp... (more)

[session] Automated Infrastructure with Containers | @DevOpsSummit @CoreOS #DevOps #Kubernetes

Migrating to Automated Infrastructure with Containers Containers are rapidly finding their way into enterprise data centers, but change is difficult. How do enterprises transform their architecture with technologies like containers without losing the reliable components of their current solutions? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Tony Campbell, Director, Educational Services at CoreOS, will explore the challenges organizations are facing today as they move to containers and go over how Kubernetes applications can deploy with legacy components, and also go over automated capabilities provided by operators to auto-update Kubernetes with zero downtime for current and secure deployments. Speaker Bio Tony Campbell leads the Educational Services team at CoreOS and is on a mission to educate the world on Kubernetes and cloud native technology. He is th... (more)

[session] Industrial Cloud | @CloudExpo #IoT #DX #CloudNative #SmartCities

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. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Jacek Materna, CTO of Assembla, will discuss 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 of use Secure Record of change  -  the truth source Enterprise class data security an... (more)

[session] How to Architect an IoT Solution | @ThingsExpo @BlueMetalInc #AI #DX #IoT #Analytics

How to Architect an IoT Solution Recently, IoT seems emerging as a solution vehicle for data analytics on real-world scenarios from setting a room temperature setting to predicting a component failure of an aircraft. Compared with developing an application or deploying a cloud service, is an IoT solution unique? If so, how? How does a typical IoT solution architecture consist? And what are the essential components and how are they relevant to each other? How does the security play out? What are the best practices in formulating an IoT solution? These are all the topics which this presentation will cover. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Yung Chou, a Cloud Architect at BlueMetal, an Insight company, will delineate a structured approach for architecting an IoT solution. Those who assume technical leadership in developing, operating, assessing and advising IT solutions w... (more)

AI Is About Machine Reasoning | @CloudExpo @ReneBuest #AI #ML #DX #ArtificialIntelligence

Machine Learning needs tons of data. But what are you going to do when the data only exist in the heads of your employees? Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Perception, Predictive APIs, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition, Virtual Agent, Intelligent Assistant, Personal Advisor, Chatbot, Semantic Search. Did I miss anything? I am sure I did. However, I guess I provide a good list for your next round of Artificial Intelligence (AI) bullshit bingo. Oh, one last thing - Machine Reasoning! If you've never heard about this term before, just read until the end and you will get its idea and importance for AI. AI Hits Puberty but Gives Enterprises a New Hope In 1955 Prof. John McCarthy already defined AI as the goal to develop machines that behave as though they were intelligent... (more)

[session] The Cross-Cloud Data Fabric | @CloudExpo @Elastifile #DX #CloudNative #Analytics

The Cross-Cloud Data Fabric: Sharing Data Between On-Premises and In-Cloud Apps As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By reviewing common hybrid cloud usage scenarios and their active and inactive data challenges, we will answer the common question on many IT managers' minds: "Do I really need to re-architect everything when adopting cloud?" Speaker Bio Dr. Allon Cohen is VP of Product at Elastifile. At the core of Ela... (more)

IaC App Delivery Lifecycle | @CloudExpo @Tasktop #IaC #DevOps #API #DX

How Infrastructure as Code Automates IT Operations in the Application Delivery Lifecycle As more technologies become software-defined, their adoption demands a significant shift in thinking about how a business organizes its value stream. This shift may be difficult, but it enables you to anticipate changes and position your business to react when software-defined technologies emerge. Recently a new set of tools and practices has emerged to create and manage environments. Known as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), it enables infrastructure management through a software-defined layer. Application Delivery: Getting It Right All applications run inside what we call an "environment" - a stack of hardware and software components built to support the application. This stack includes: networking, storage, virtual machines, operating systems, databases, libraries, dependencies... (more)

[session] Machine Learning Intro for Anyone and Everyone | @CloudExpo @BigDataTrunk #ML #AI #Cloud

Machine Learning Intro for Anyone and Everyone In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, will provide a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Together we will solve a machine learning problem and find an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Speaker Bio Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (, a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and Big Data teams at Autodesk. He is a contributing author of book on Azure and Big Data published by SAMS. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the... (more)