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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/26/12 -- New Relic today added the industry's first free Application Speed Index to its SaaS application performance management (APM) tool, allowing organizations to compare their application performance to that of their peers in real-time, based on real user data. In addition, New Relic launched the first public Application Speed Index Leaderboard, a living infographic that tracks the fastest applications and industries using New Relic. New Relic was founded in 2008 and since then over 140,000 developer, ops and devops personnel have opened accounts on the company's APM platform. New Relic's SaaS-delivered solution collects over 50 Billion metrics for its users each day from over 500,000 application instances that power 200,000 unique web domains on the Internet. This makes New Relic the largest big data repository for appli... (more)

Cloud Computing and Big Data in 2013: What's Coming Next?

What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo / BigDataExpo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the fast-approaching year ahead. 2013 Will Be The Year of Big Data  | The Internet of Things | Cloud To The Rescue (DR) | SSD John Engates | @jengates CTO of Rackspace Hosting Now its CTO, John joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit. Most recently, he has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace's cloud computing strategy an... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Industry Predictions for 2012

With 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - still in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, what is being said about the future landscape of cloud computing? In this round-up we asked a variety of members of the cloud computing ecosystem, from CIOs to independent consultants to marketeers. We asked in each case for their top five predictions. Here are their views on what's in store in 2012: Santa Clara Convention Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley DIY Service Provision | Cloud of Devices | Security Breach Looms | Personalized SPs | African Growth Lauren C. States | @lauren_states VP & CTO, Cloud Computing & Growth Initiatives, IBM Lauren is responsible at IBM for the technology strategy for the company's growth initiatives, including cloud computing, Smarter Planet, business analytics and emerging markets. Previously she... (more)

I’m Not Scared of DevOps | @KubeSUMMIT #DevOps #Serverless #APM #Docker #DataCenter #Monitoring #Kubernetes

DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO's chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully make the transition to a DevOps model. If this still seems foreign to you, I recommend reading up on DevOps Blog from IT Revolution, the OpsCode Blog, and check out The Phoenix Project. Despite all the talk around simple monitoring tools, breaking through the walls between Dev and Ops still poses a real challenge. This is because of a misunderstanding around Operations real pu... (more)

Exclusive 2004 Interview with Thomas Kurian | @KubeSUMMIT @GoogleCloud #CloudNative #DevOps #Serverless #Kubernetes

March 5, 2004 Two and a half years ago, when he stepped in to help Oracle get back into the application server business, Thomas Kurian had quite a tough row to hoe. Now he has 19,000 customers. JDJ explores with Kurian his 30-month journey, and asks too about other aspects of emerging technology seen from the Oracle perspective. In JDJ last month, Sun's Jonathan Schwartz claimed the "death" of middleware, so my first question to Thomas Kurian is inevitable, given his role as a champion of middleware for Oracle. What does he make of Schwartz's claim? "Those who say such things are being facetious," replies Kurian, bluntly. "A company that says that there is no role for middleware means it in the sense that it feels its own operating systems incorporate middleware facilities. Such a company is bundling proprietary middleware into the OS as a vehicle to try and lock c... (more)

Kubernetes Keynote with Sheng Liang at @KubeSUMMIT Silicon Valley | #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #Docker #Kubernetes

How Containers Will Usher in a New Era of Cloud Computing View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker containers gain prominence. He explored these challenges and how to address them, while considering how containers will influence the direction of cloud computing. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker B... (more)

Cloud Expo Names Industry Thought Leader Vanessa Alvarez Conference Chair

Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "We are thrilled to see Vanessa Alvarez joining us as Cloud Expo conference chair. Our upcoming event in June will offer the best sessions and faculty to date," said Carmen Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Since the 13th international conference in November, we have received the highest number of sponsorship and exhibit inquiries for Cloud Expo 2014." "The industry has evolved these past couple of years and enterprises of all sizes are taking advantage of what the cloud has to offer. The ecosystem ... (more)

Why Shutting Down TechNet Is Not a Problem for IT Pros

While reading the news yesterday I stumbled upon the following article in Puget Sound Business Journal - Why is Microsoft alienating its biggest customers? IT pros want TechNet back. Everybody has the right to complain and sign a petition but more important is to understand the message Microsoft sends. Some think of it as "Microsoft doesn't care about IT Pros anymore", and they may be right; but the message sounds to me more like "Hey, IT Pros - the world is changing!" Although I think Microsoft could be a little bit more responsive to the complaints, I don't think IT Pros should be so worried. Here is why. The Problem With The Downloads While $349 annually for the whole collection of Microsoft software is a very attractive price I think free software is a better option. Although slow, Microsoft showed its commitment to change in the last few years. Although I don... (more)

Moving Fast with Microservices | @KubeSUMMIT #DevOps #CloudNative #Serverless #Docker #Kubernetes #Microservices

Download Slide Deck Here Moving Fast with Microservices: Building and Deploying Containerized Applications in a Cloud-Native World As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your containers from your laptop to the cloud. Download Slide Deck Here How do we build software for containers? How do we ship containers? How do we do all of it without shooting ourselves in the foot? In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Micha "Mies" Hernan... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Day Four...and Still Plenty of Cloud

8th International Cloud Expo is in full swing in New York City. Co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo, the event hits Day Four today...it started June 6 and has been jam-packed every day. One of the most popular of the three  Special Events at each and every Cloud Expo is "Cloud Computing Bootcamp" - custom-built deep dive into the why, what, how, when, and who of the Cloud. Bootcamp is still running today. It is led by our 2011 Bootcamp Instructor Larry Carvalho. Seats are strictly limited to the first 250 who register. Click Here to Register Now for Cloud Computing Bootcamp 2011 East and Save! Boot Camp Agenda: Cloud Computing Bootcamp Cloud Computing Expo 2011 New York, NY Day 1 - Monday, June 6th 10:30 – 12:00 pm What is cloud computing Presentations and discussion moderated by Larry Carvalho featuring several w... (more)

DevOps Summit Was a Terrific Event! | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #BigData #IoT #Microservices

DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley was a terrific event for us. The Qubell booth was crowded on all three days. We ran demos every 30 minutes with folks lining up to get a seat and usually standing around. It was great to meet and talk to over 500 people! My keynote was well received and so was Stan's joint presentation with RingCentral on Devops for BigData. I also participated in two Power Panels - ‘Women in Technology' and ‘Why DevOps Is Even More Important than You Think,' both featuring brilliant colleagues and moderators and it was a blast to be a part of. The Grid Dynamics folks were showcasing their technology called Agile Software Factory that pre-packages many popular open source technologies and tools into a fully integrated technology suite for continuous delivery pipeline, from code changes to production updates. Qubell is used by the Agile... (more)