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Converged IoT Systems - Bringing the Data Center to the Edge of Everything The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership panel discussion explores the rapidly evolving architectural shift of moving advanced IT capabilities to the edge to support Internet of Things (IoT) requirements. The demands of data processing, real-time analytics, and platform efficiency at the intercept of IoT and business benefits have forced new technology approaches. We'll now learn how converged systems and high-performance data analysis platforms are bringing the data center to the operational technology (OT) edge. To hear more about the latest capabilities in gaining unprecedented measurements and operational insights where they’re needed most, please join me in welcoming Phil McRell, General Manager of the IoT Consortia at PTC; Gavin Hill, IoT Marketing Engineer for Northern Europe at Nati... (more)

Hybrid IT for #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #IoT #M2M

Logicalis chief technologist defines the new ideology of hybrid IT The next BriefingsDirect thought leader interview explores how digital disruption demands that businesses develop a new ideology of hybrid IT. We'll hear how such trends as Internet of things (IoT), distributed IT, data sovereignty requirements, and pervasive security concerns are combining to challenge how IT operates. And we'll learn how IT organizations are shifting to become strategists and internal service providers, and how that supports adoption of hybrid IT. We will also delve into how converged and hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) provide an on-ramp to hybrid cloud strategies and adoption. To help us define a new ideology for hybrid IT, we're joined by Neil Thurston, Chief Technologist for the Hybrid IT Practice at Logicalis Group in the UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, P... (more)

State of the Art in Big Data Analytics | @CloudExpo @HP #BigData #IoT #Microservices

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)

Peeking Through the Keyhole on Sun’s Boardroom

Sun had a suitor other than IBM and Oracle. It says so in its proxy statement where it tells of its blow-by-blow adventures since November 6 when Sam Palmisano, the CEO of IBM, thinly disguised in the account as Party A, approached Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz about a takeover. Sometime between November 6 and December 19 Sun approached the unidentified Party B, who was interested but found the timing inconvenient. On December 19 IBM started due diligence and on January 28 bid $8.40-$8.70 a share cash, then an 80% premium. While Sun and IBM were holding further discussions, Party B started due diligence on February 18. Two days later IBM upped its price to $10 a share provided it had dibs. On February 23, Sun chairman Scott McNealy called his buddy Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. That was the week Sun urged Party B to make a proposal. It didn't. On February 26 IBM got the excl... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Seeking Mainframe Alternatives For Agility and Profit

Many IT architects are discovering that technical and economic incentives are mounting for exploiting alternatives to mainframe computing applications and systems. As enterprises seek to cut their total IT costs, they examine alternatives to hard-to-change and -manage legacy systems. There are a growing number of technical and economic incentives for modernizing and transforming applications -- and the data center infrastructure that support them. Here with us now to examine alternatives to mainframe computing, is John Pickett, Worldwide Mainframe Modernization Program manager at HP; Les Wilson, America's Mainframe Modernization director at HP, and Paul Evans, worldwide marketing lead on Applications Transformation at HP. The panel is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Evans: We have seen o... (more)

Driving Autopilot: The Key to Cloud Success at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! There are several important factors for successful cloud deployment. While infrastructure - whether public, private or hybrid models - tends to dominate the discussion, applications are critical to establishing value in the cloud. Too often, organizations underestimate the effort required to deploy and manage cloud applications, thus experiencing costly delays that negate the cloud's benefits. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Marc Wilkinson, Director, Cloud Global Practice at HP Enterprise Business, will discuss both the engine and autopilot at the heart of cloud environments. He will also provide best practices from IT experts to equip attendees with the knowledge to build automated, repeatable processes that provide control, manageability and assurance for cloud success. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 9, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! With support from the Indian government, a new mobile phone early warning system will be launched in India in April to alert millions of people to potential disasters such as tsunamis and typhoons.  The system has the ability to send immediate SMS messages to all mobile phones in a designated locality, providing precise... (more)

Using Flash Storage to Revolutionize Virtualization | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Virtualized environments are demanding when it comes to storage. Tier-1 virtualized applications require always-on, fast, available access to data. One of the ways that today’s virtualization vendors are increasing the stability and speed of storage access in virtualized environments is through the use of flash, and HP is leading the way among the crowd. Storage challenges facing the enterprise today There are a number of significant challenges that the enterprise faces today when it comes to handling storage in a virtualized environment, including: The cost and complexity of implementing data protection in a virtualized environment Outmoded storage architecture that doesn’t hold up under virtualized and random I/O Low VM density and storage inefficiencies that provide you with lower ROI than what you anticipated Difficulties with having enough availability and perfor... (more)

Citrix Systems Unveils Project Kensho for Easy Creation of Hypervisor-Independent Application Workloads

Santa Clara, CA – July 15, 2008 – Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced “Project Kensho,” which will deliver Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) tools that, for the first time, allow independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprise IT managers to easily create hypervisor-independent, portable enterprise application workloads. These tools will allow application workloads to be imported and run across Citrix XenServer™, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V™ and VMware™ ESX virtual environments. As virtualization becomes a mainstream component of enterprise IT infrastructure, users need ways to automate and secure the lifecycle of their application workloads without being tied to a single hypervisor platform or virtual hard disk format. By implementing the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF... (more)

HP Launches New Home Server for PCs and Macs

HP launched a home server designed for use with both Windows and Mac computers Monday. Based on the Microsoft Windows Home Server platform, the HP MediaSmart Server ex485/ex487 is a central repository for automatically backing up and accessing digital music, videos, photos and documents from multiple computers on a home network. According to HP, the MediaSmart Server automatically organizes files across all PCs, streams media across a home network and the Internet, and publishes photos to popular social networking and photo sharing sites. "A growing number of digital-savvy households have both Windows and Mac computers, with hundreds and sometimes thousands of media files and documents scattered across these devices," said Jason Zajac, vice president of strategy, Worldwide Attach Group, HP. "The HP MediaSmart Server protects, stores and organizes this content from a... (more)