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Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and GM, discussed how clients in this new era of innovation can apply data, technology, plus human ingenuity to springboard to advance new business value and opportunities. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸... (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)

Chuck Phillips Was Supposed to Become CEO of CA

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing News - Oracle co-president Charles Phillips was supposed to become CEO of CA - for all its muddied skirts still one of the world's largest software companies - and then those "soul mates forever" billboards popped up in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, exposing his near decade-long bi-coastal double life with wife and son in the East and a live-in girlfriend in the West. Six days after Phillips was forced to admit that a picture of him and his ex-girlfriend canoodling was hanging over Times Square, CA named board member and executive chairman Bill McCracken CEO. He's the guy who's been running the company since John Swainson's reportedly forced retirement was announced in September. An ex-IBMer and an ex-Swainson pal, it was no secret he really wanted the job. Related Story: SAP Wants CA To Give It More Toys That w... (more)

How IBM Has Become A Serious Contender In The Enterprise Cloud Services Market

When it comes to public cloud, Amazon and Microsoft enjoy the mindshare of enterprise decision makers. While Amazon’s AWS is considered the category leader, Microsoft has not left any stone unturned to become a cloud-first company. Given the breadth and depth of the portfolio, industry veterans agree that AWS and Azure are the top public cloud platforms for enterprises. These two companies have been making steady progress to consolidate their position in the market. Microsoft is inching closer to Amazon, which is widening the gap between the second and third slots. Google, IBM, and Oracle are battling it out to become the third best enterprise cloud. What is IBM’s strategy to become the top enterprise cloud platform leaving the competition behind? IBM’s big bets come in the form of Blockchain, Cognitive Computing, and Internet of Things. These services are built on... (more)

WebSphere Guru to Keynote at SOA World

With IBM taking major initiatives in the cloud computing arena this week, it is timely that SYS-CON Events recently announced that IBM WebSphere Director of Product Management Dr. Kareem Yusuf will be delivering a keynote on cloud computing and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) at the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East (www.soaworld2009.com) June 22-23 in New York City. In his session, "Convergence in the Cloud: How Cloud Computing and SOA Produce Real Change," Dr. Yusuf will explore various definitions and characteristics of cloud computing and how SOA influences both the creation and adoption of cloud. Drawing on his personal experiences in driving several initiatives at IBM around SOA, cloud computing and virtualization, Dr. Yusuf will also address the implications of technology evolution, market adoption and supporting business models. Characteri... (more)

Watson Turns IBM Into A Serious Contender In The Industrial IoT Market

When it comes to public cloud-based IoT platforms, Amazon and Microsoft have fierce competition from an unexpected corner – IBM. While the company hasn’t seen much traction with SoftLayer (IaaS), and Bluemix (PaaS), it’s upping the ante on IoT and Cognitive Computing. IBM Watson is slowly but steadily gaining customer adoption. From Visa to BMW to Bosch to Kone, Watson now boasts of some impressive partnerships. IBM recently hosted a two-day briefing at its newly minted IoT facility in Munich. Dubbed as the Genius of Things, this event helped the company showcase some of the wins it had in the recent past. Visa, the leading credit card company, has announced that it is embedding IBM Watson technology in its devices to make digital payments ubiquitous. Visa Token Service, the digital identifier for consumers, offers the next generation of payment service delivers fas... (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)

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)

Hands-on: Create Your First Serverless Application in Apache OpenWhisk

An open source serverless platform from IBM, OpenWhisk is available in two modes, hosted and on-premises. Developers can easily get started with it for implementing event-driven, loosely coupled functions. IBM along with Adobe has submitted OpenWhisk to Apache Software Foundation, and was accepted as an incubation project. Last week, we ran a tutorial on getting OpenWhisk running in the Bluemix cloud environment. This article covers the setup process and the steps in involved in configuring and testing OpenWhisk in your local environment. It then explores the key concepts to create actions, triggers, and rules. Within 45 minutes, you will be able to write and deploy your first serverless application in OpenWhisk. Apache OpenWhisk’s architecture reflects a modern, containerized, distributed system. It’s fascinating to see how multiple technologies are utilized in d... (more)

Log Management for IBM Bluemix and Cloud Foundry

Enterprises without DevOps teams and culture typically experience long applications deployment cycles. Once developers make a new release the operations team needs to deploy it to one of the existing or new servers, and it often takes a long time (up to several weeks is not uncommon) to get a new application deployed to production. This process may include hardware purchases, configuration, and troubleshooting sessions with the development team. Especially the troubleshooting portion might take a while, with the typical e-mail ping-pong with commands for the administrators, sysadmins sending log files to the developers… Modern digital businesses don’t operate that way any more.  Instead, modern DevOps teams often utilize PaaS to boost productivity, without even thinking of server resources, ansible/chef/puppet scripts and related stuff. They push their application ... (more)

Unveiling the java.lang.Out OfMemoryError

When we encounter a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError, we often find that Java heap dumps, along with other artifacts, are generated by the Java Virtual Machine. If you feel like jumping right into a Java heap dump when you get a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError, don't worry, it's a normal thought. You may be able to discover something serendipitously, but it's not always the best idea to analyze Java heap dumps, depending on the situation you are facing. We first need to investigate the root cause of the java.lang.OutOfMemoryError. Only after the root cause is identified can we decide whether or not to analyze Java heap dumps. What is a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError? Why in the world does it occur? Let's find out. What Is a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError? A java.lang.OutOfMemoryError is a subclass of java.lang.VirtualMachineError that is thrown when the Java Virtual Machine is broken or... (more)