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Advancing the State of the Art in Big Data Analytics with Composite Applications The broad selection of hardware, the rapid evolution of operating systems and the time-to-market for mobile apps has been so rapid that new challenges for developers and engineers arise every day. Security, testing, hosting, and other metrics have to be considered through the process. In his session at Big Data Expo, Walter Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP Big Data Group, at Hewlett-Packard, will discuss the challenges faced by developers and a composite Big Data applications builder, focusing on how to help solve the problems that developers are continuously battling. Speaker Bio Walter Maguire has twenty-eight years of experience in data analytics. He worked with Big Data when "big" meant a megabyte, and has helped bring data management from the back office to core competencies f... (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)

Public and Private Cloud By @MartenMickos | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps @HP]

The industry is heated with debates on whether adopting private or public cloud is the smartest, best, cheapest, you name it choice. But this debate is missing the mark. Businesses shouldn't be discussing public vs. private, but rather how can they make the two work together to their greatest advantage. The ideal is to merge on-premise and off-premise into a seamless environment that can be managed as a single entity. A forward-looking stance that will eventually see major adoption. But as of late 2013, hybrid cloud was still "rare," noted Gartner analyst Tom Bittman. In this discussion, Marten will talk about how public clouds need on-premise satellites to win and conversely, how on-premise environments cannot be really powerful unless they are connected to the public cloud. It's not two competing worlds. It's two dimensions of the same world. Register For DevOps Su... (more)

VMware’s Mysterious Containerization Strategy | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

In a report titled “Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update,” Gartner analysts highlighted the increasing trend of application modernization among enterprises. According to a recent survey, 45% of respondents stated that modernization of installed on-premises core enterprise applications is one of the top five priorities. Gartner also predicted that by 2020, 75% of enterprise applications will follow the model of build instead of buy. This is an indication of organizations moving towards developing cloud-native, Software as a Service (SaaS) applications instead of buying shrink-wrapped or packaged applications. The road to cloud-native computing Going forward, enterprise customers will heavily invest in cloud-native platforms that will support them in developing and deploying modern, multi-tenant, elastic, and composite application... (more)

NSF Underwrites Cloud Research

 Researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego have gotten a two-year $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore new ways for academic researchers to provision and manage extremely large data sets on clouds using the Google-IBM CluE Cluster Exploratory Cluster and the open source Apache Hadoop programming environment. Seems the ever-increasing volume of scientific data is beginning to overwhelm current approaches to data management. IBM and Google are picking up the tab for running CluE. ... (more)

HP to Take On iPad

Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo Sometime this year the slate HP demo'd at the Consumer Electronics Show is going to go into competition with Apple's newfangled iPad. HP is kinda ticked that Apple is stealing its thunder. It's been working on the dingus for five years and says it could have put it out two years ago but it would have cost $1,500. Now it's got a cheap Atom processor, touch-aware Windows 7 and the idea that iPad is too limited. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! What people want, HP CTO Phil McKinney says, is a whole multimedia-capable widget so, unlike iPad, the slate will have Adobe's Apple-scorned Flash as well as AIR so Flash can run outside the browser. It'll also be able to run multiple applications at the same time, another thing iPad can't do. The New York Times figures the HP device will have a lot shorter batte... (more)

The Penetration of Application Complexity and Interdependency

The smart investment money in software application development is in the management layer. Actually that's not true, the smart money is probably on almost every level of the application development lifecycle; but the deployment, release automation, testing, governance and release management layer is now developing to a level of fabulously penetrating enrichment never quite seen before. As firms now view a total IT stack populated with complex interdependent applications, the simultaneous deployment of multiple pieces of interlocking software has to be performed with an eye on both the code itself and the infrastructure that supports them. App Change = Code Change + Infrastructure Change At the code level, changes to one interdependent application can have an impact on perhaps a dozen other apps that share interdependencies engineered deep into their core layers. In... (more)

AID Sees Security as Essential to Good Business Practices

Welcome to the latest edition of the HP Discover Performance Podcast Series. Our next discussion examines how Liberty Mutual Insurance is effectively building security more deeply into its overall business practices. We'll see how the requirements of compliance and regulatory governance are aligning with security best practices to attain the higher goals of enterprise resiliency, and deliver greater responsiveness to all varieties of risk. Here to explore these and other security-related enterprise IT issues, we're joined by our co-host Raf Los, Chief Security Evangelist at HP Software, and special guest John McKenna, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Liberty Mutual Insurance, based in Boston. The chat is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] He... (more)

SYS-CON.tv Interview: Public Cloud Services

Click Here to View Video on YouTube "We've been setting up a public cloud service of global scale. We just opened our second data center in US East, and we have designs and plans to blow out data center presence so in six months you should see some progress there," explained Dan Baigent, Sr. Director of Business Development for HP Cloud Services, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th International Cloud Expo, held November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates! Cloud Expo 2013 New York, June 10-13, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world. The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at... (more)

HP Makes News at Discover in Barcelona

BARCELONA — HP, taking a new leap in its marathon to remake itself, has further assembled, refined and delivered the IT infrastructure, big data and cloud means by which other large enterprises can effectively remake themselves. This week here at the HP Discover 2013 conference — despite the gulf of 70 years but originating in the same Silicon Valley byways — has found a kindred spirit in … Facebook. The social media juggernaut, also based in Palo Alto, is often pointed to with both envy and amazement at its new-found and secretive feats of IT data center scale, reach, efficiency and adaptability. It’s a mantle of technological respect that HP itself once long held. So for Facebook’s CIO, Tim Campos, to get on stage in Europe and declare that, "A partner like HP Vertica thinks like we do” and is a “key part” of Facebook’s big data capabilities, is one the best end... (more)

Dell + (EMC+VMW) = A $67B Gamble | @CloudExpo #BigData #Microservices

Yesterday, Dell announced the largest technology M&A in history with a proposed $67B buyout of EMC and VMware (via EMC’s 80% ownership of VMW). The combined company will have over $80B in revenue, employ tens of thousands of people around the world and sell everything from PCs, servers & storage to security software and virtualization software. Not to be overlooked is the fact that Dell and EMC will be private companies and free from the scrutiny of activist investors. Dell has to borrow a ton of money to make this deal, like $40B debt. The annual interest payment will be $2.5B! This deal has three entities – Michael Dell’s own investment, Silverlake Partners, and Singapore based Tomasek. On paper this seems like the two companies bring complimentary values – Dell sells to small to medium size companies and EMC addresses the larger enterprise needs. The big attract... (more)