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Having an Actionable Disaster Recovery Plan Is Crucial in Thwarting Ransomware Attacks As we have seen over and over again, a new wave of ransomware attacks has been plaguing large parts of Europe over the last couple of weeks. While the affected individuals and organizations are struggling with the very tangible business impact of the loss of revenue and operations, it's critical to step back and review what else one could do to mitigate and minimize the damage from such attacks in the future. Not everyone seems to be agreeing on the exact name of the attack - however this particular strain is apparently from a family of attacks that uses EternalBlue, an exploit developed by NSA, along with an MS Office / WordPad vulnerability discovered earlier this year. While the previous ransomware attack was known as WannaCry, this latest attack goes by several names - Petya... (more)

[slides] Million Dollar SaaS with Kubernetes | @CloudExpo @Supergiantio #SaaS #Cloud #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Keeping Users and Your Bottom Line Happy: Setting up a Multi-Million Dollar SaaS Service with Kubernetes In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here His expertise is in automating deployment, management, and problem resolution in these environments, allowing his teams to run large transactiona... (more)

[slides] Enabling FinTechs for Success | @CloudExpo @CloudRaxak #Cloud #FinTech #Security

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Enabling FinTechs for Success through Business-Driven Cloud Security FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continuous compliance, and set themselves up for success. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Sesh Murthy is the Co-Founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak. Before Cloud Raxak, he was the Vice President of Cloud Innovation at IBM Glob... (more)

[slides] Trends in WebRTC Development | @ThingsExpo @WebRTCVentures #UCaaS #RTC #WebRTC

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Trends in WebRTC Development What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, discussed the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Arin Sime is the founder of WebRTC.ventures, a custom design and development firm building voice and video communication applications for telehealth, social media, broadcasting, education, and more. Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 20... (more)

DXWorldEXPO Announces Its Leadership Team | @IoT2040 @MLSesen @Witchw @Vatchif @AtillaKurama

DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement. World's Most Important Tech Event DXWorldEXPO® will be the world's most important tech event with 1,000 exhibitors in its first year and 2,000 exhibitors in its second year, as it guides Global 2000 companies through their Digital Transformation journey for the next two decades. The global event is set to launch September 17-20, 2018 in Istanbul. It will be sponsored by Fortune 50 companies, and more than 30 inte... (more)

Is DevOps Falling into the Maturity Trap? | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps

Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo I was at a conference recently when I saw it. I sighed and shook my head. A development manager from a large enterprise organization was explaining how they had created a DevOps maturity model based on CMMI. They went on to describe their current state of maturity and their plans to get to ‘full maturity' in the next three years. He continued by explaining how they had presented this plan to executive management and subsequently received approval for a new ‘DevOps team.' Many organizations are now looking to DevOps maturity models to gauge their DevOps adoption and compare their maturity to their peers. However, as enterprise organizations rush to adopt DevOps, moving past experimentation to embrace it at scale, they are in danger of falling into the trap that they have fallen into time and time again. Unfortun... (more)

American Airlines Adopts Public Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo #AI #Cloud #Analytics

Did you know that the reservations systems of the biggest carriers mostly run on a specialized IBM operating system known as Transaction Processing Facility (TPF). Designed by IBM in the 1960s it was designed to process a large numbers of transactions quickly. Although IBM is still updating the code, the last major rewrite was about ten years ago. With all the major technologies changes since then, it's clear that IBM has already accomplished a herculean task by keeping an application viable for over 50 years. Just like Americas aging physical infrastructure, the airlines are suffering from years of minimal investment in their information technology. This critical failure has been highlighted by a number of newsworthy incidents including: Delta, April 4, 2017 - Following storms that affected its Atlanta hub, Delta's crew-scheduling systems failed, causing days of op... (more)

Announcing @CHEETAH_Cloud to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #AWS #Azure #CloudNative

SYS-CON Events announced today that CHEETAH Training & Innovation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CHEETAH Training & Innovation is a cloud consulting and IT training firm specializing in improving clients cloud strategies and infrastructures for medium to large companies. By providing out-of-the-box training hackathons and cloud consulting services, CHEETAH helps companies understand the new IT world. CHEETAH is not vendor-locking and covers all the current cloud platforms and technologies including Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and others. For more information, visit http://www.cheetah.ac. DevOps at Cloud Expo taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Cla... (more)

Building and Securing the Workplace of the Future | @ThingsExpo #DX #IoT #M2M

Building and Securing the Workplace of the Future For any business to be successful, it must enable talent to focus on the innovation that will drive new value. As digital literacy and dexterity grows, people are increasingly agnostic about devices - they want to be able to access their personalized workspace and services anywhere, at any time, on any device that happens to be at hand. The concept of digital transformation is gathering pace. When Gartner surveyed 388 CEOs recently, 56% said their digital improvements had already increased profits. But there's also significant pressure, with 47% reporting challenges from the board of directors to make more progress in digital business. Fujitsu's research surveying over 1,600 CXOs and business decision makers identified that 75% of the respondents felt that their business sector would fundamentally change within five ... (more)

[video] @MobiDev_ Custom Software | @CloudExpo #IoT #API #AI #ML #ML #DX #Mobile

"MobiDev is a Ukraine-based software development company. We do mobile development, and we're specialists in that. But we do full stack software development for entrepreneurs, for emerging companies, and for enterprise ventures," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Track 1. Enterprise Cloud | Cloud-Native Track 2. B... (more)

Announcing @SkyScaleLLC to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #API #AI #DX #Security

SYS-CON Events announced today that SkyScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SkyScale is a world-class provider of cloud-based, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms for lease to customers desiring the fastest performance available as a service anywhere in the world. SkyScale builds, configures, and manages dedicated systems strategically located in maximum-security facilities, allowing customers to focus on results while minimizing capital equipment investment. For more information, please visit http://www.skyscale.com/. 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 leading i... (more)