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Download ▸ Here Driving Digital Transformation through Infrastructure Built for Open Source Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and on the other side, organizations that will find themselves as roadkill on the technology highway. Download ▸ Here The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 S... (more)

How to Use @IBMBluemix | @CloudExpo @IBMCloud #IoT #DevOps #AI #BigData

IBM Offers New Ways to Find Value in Unstructured Data with New Bluemix Features There are many good things to say about IBM Bluemix cloud services. In case you aren't familiar with this cloud computing software, it's a new tool that lets you solve real-world problems with the help of IBM infrastructure, Watson, and IBM's many software programs and services. It all comes together on the Bluemix cloud platform to create a unique and useful data collection for companies to analyze and learn from. It's being touted as one of the best new tools for helping businesses solve their biggest problems and improve their bottom lines through the Internet of Things. Now, IBM has announced several new cloud data services and features that will go with Bluemix. The goal of these updates is to offer accelerated migration of data to the cloud, greater organization of applications, ... (more)

Keynote By @Sandy_Carter at @CloudExpo | @IBMcloud #IoT #AI #ML #DL #API

Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, discussed why this matters, how innovation will benefit, and how to foster an interest in tech. Learn why women need to take risks and embrace failure to give them the courage to crash through the glass ceiling. Sandy will share some of her own experiences and advice with five career h... (more)

IBM DevOps Workshop at @CloudExpo | @IBMDevOps @Skytap #Agile #DevOps

Join IBM November 2 at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how to go beyond multi-speed it to bring agility to traditional enterprise applications. The How and Why of Application Modernization and Delivery 3:40 pm - 4:15pm Brad Schick, Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering, Skytap Technology innovation is the driving force behind modern business and enterprises must respond by increasing the speed and efficiency of software delivery. The challenge is that existing enterprise applications are expensive to develop and difficult to modernize. This often results in what Gartner calls "Bimodal IT," where business struggle to apply modern tools and practices to traditional monolithic applications. But these existing assets can be modernized and made more efficient without having to be completely overhauled. By leverag... (more)

[session] #Compliance in the Cloud | @CloudExpo @IBMcloud #DevOps #InfoSec

Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task. CSPs need a foundation that provides a uniform, non-repetitive view across all the requirements. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Jenkins, an Executive Architect at IBM working in the Office of the US Federal CTO, will discuss an approach that can greatly simplify the process of demonstrating and maintaining compliance across num... (more)

Watson Crowdsources Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo #Cloud #CognitiveComputing #DigitalTransformation

Recently I've been doing quite a bit of analysis work using the IBM Watson cognitive business platform. The really exciting thing about this opportunity is the way data can seem to have a conversation with you.  This got me wondering if social media data could carry on a conversation as well.  Given my almost unhealthy interest in cloud computing, we ran a one week experiment to "crowdsource the internet" in order to see if it held any interesting cloud computing insights. To narrow the volume of documents down to a reasonable number, I limited providers to those on the most recent Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant: Microsoft Amazon Web Services Google VMware IBM Rackspace Verizon CSC Interoute CenturyLink Dimension Data Fujitsu Joyent NTT Communications Virtustream Leveraging Watson, I gathered cloud computing related social media documents. According to Watson, in one ... (more)

Convergence of #BigData, Cloud & #IoT | @CloudExpo #DigitalTransformation

The Perfect Storm Intensifies - Convergence of Big Data, Cloud & the Internet of Things Is Now at Full Strength Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. In his Keynote at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mac Devine, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, discussed bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover or you will end up with an Internet of somethings and/or a big mess of data. Speaker Bio: Mac Devine is Distinguished Engineer at IBM. He has 24 years of experience ... (more)

SoftLayer "Platinum Sponsor" of @CloudExpo | #DataCenter #IoT #SDS #ML

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 19th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer's customers range from Web startups to global enterprises. Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey Big Data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. SoftLayer's unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options. SoftLayer was founded in 2005 an... (more)

Encore @SoftLayer Session | @CloudExpo @IBMCloud #SDS #ML #DataCenter

View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here IBM's Hybrid Approach to Hybrid Cloud What does it look like when you have access to cloud infrastructure and platform under the same roof? Let's talk about the different layers of Technology as a Service: who cares, what runs where, and how does it all fit together. View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM company, spoke about the picture being painted by IBM Cloud and how the tools being crafted can help fill the gaps in your IT infrastructure. View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here Speaker Bio As Lead Technology Evangelist, Phil Jackson helps SoftLayer customers and partners integrate with the company's platform. For the past 1... (more)

When to Mix the Blue: @IBMBluemix and @Azure | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

PaaS Will Rule While the initial usage of the cloud platform was clearly for the IaaS offerings, the trend is shifting and the PaaS delivery model is gaining a lot of attention. Most of the analysts like IDC and Gartner have predicted huge growth for PaaS in the coming years. IDC predicts Platform as a Service (PaaS) and cloud storage services will be the fastest-growing categories, driven by major upticks in developer cloud services adoption and Big Data-driven solutions, respectively. Enterprise software services during the last decade are mainly split between the major players, such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and SAP. Out of these, both Microsoft and IBM have come up with a PaaS offering: Azure from Microsoft and more recently Bluemix from IBM. Nearly 40% of the enterprise software market share lies with the top four software vendors - Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and ... (more)

DevOps Automation | @DevOpsSummit @IBMDevOps #CD #API #DevOps

View Webcast ▸ Here Mastering DevOps Automation - Best Practices and Demo View Webcast ▸ Here Deploying applications in hybrid cloud environments is hard work. Your team spends most of the time maintaining your infrastructure, configuring dev/test and production environments, and deploying applications across environments - which can be both time consuming and error prone. But what if you could automate provisioning and deployment to deliver error free environments faster? What could you do with your free time? Join our experts to learn about how IBM UrbanCode Deploy and IBM PureApplication provide a powerful combination of technologies that accelerate application deployment from days or weeks to just minutes - enabling your team to be the hero, not the bottleneck. Attend this webcast to: Learn about DevOps automation key concepts and best practices See how a large... (more)