Design Goal 2: Predictable Performance and Granular Control per VM
Traditional storage was designed to present a LUN to a server. This worked
well until that server became a hypervisor running 10, 20 or 30 virtual
servers, all pointing to the same LUN. Adding to the complexity, all
hypervisors need to point to the same LUN to enable VM mobility or high
availability. Architecturally, this creates a many-to-one relationship that
makes optimization impossible. Each VM has a different I/O pattern. When they
all mix together, the aggregate I/O becomes highly random, creating
performance issues with no way to isolate problems or control I/O per VM.
Isolate and Optimize I/O per VM
The core component of the Gridstore architecture is the vController that
operates in the host kernel and appears as a local SCSI device. From this
privileged position, it isolates I/O from each of ... (more)
In "Thinking Like a Data Scientist - Part I", we examined the challenges for
getting the business users to think like data scientists when contemplating
where and how to leverage big data to drive business value. We introduced a
"Thinking Like a Data Scientist" process that starts with identifying and
understanding the organization's top-level strategic business initiatives,
then uses a "Strategic Nouns" technique to create potential business
questions that were descriptive, predictive or in nature.
We will now complete this exercise by introducing two additional techniques
AgilePoint booth at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley 2014 was packed for three
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The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does
business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a
Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend
to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet
even minimum business goals.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of
AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to ... (more)
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Software Defined Storage provides many benefits for customers including
agility, flexibility, faster adoption of new technology and cost
effectiveness. However, for IT organizations it can be challenging and
complex to build your Enterprise Grade Storage from software.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Paul Turner, CMO at Cloudian, looked at the new
Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) market and how it is changing the storage
world. Now Software Defined Storage companies can build Enterprise grade
rack-ready appliances using commodity servers and still pr... (more)
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WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between
SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and
are not designed for use in a web environment.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the
Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that
defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides
Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time
Join AWS, Snowflake and DoubleDown Interactive during a live presentation as
they discuss ingesting and processing any scale of data (structured and
semi-structured) in the cloud.
Date: Wed, June 3, 2015 Time: 9:00 am PDT Duration: 1 hour Host: Snowflake
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Featured Use Case:
DoubleDown Interactive, a provider of online free-to-play casino games, needs
to process huge amounts of streaming event data from their games and make
that data rapidly available to data scientists and analysts. Hear how Amazon
S3 and Snowflake's Elastic Data Warehouse hav... (more)
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, C...
May. 24, 2015 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 4,322
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014.
In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective ...
May. 24, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,166
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
May. 24, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,477
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core...
May. 24, 2015 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,334
A new definition of Big Data & the practical applications of the defined components & associated technical architecture models
This presentation introduces a new definition of Big Data, along with the practical applications of the defined components and associated technical architecture models.
In his session at Big Data Expo, Tony Shan will start with looking into the concept of Big Data and tracing back the first definition by Doug Laney, and then he will dive deep into the description of 3V...
May. 24, 2015 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,063
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the ...
May. 24, 2015 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 6,205
of cloud, colocation, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
TierPoint, LLC, is a leading national provider of information technology and data center services, including cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and managed IT services, with corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO. TierPoint was formed through the strategic combination of some of t...
May. 24, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,139
Cryptography has become one of the most underappreciated, misunderstood components of technology. It’s too easy for salespeople to dismiss concerns with three letters that nobody wants to question. ‘Yes, of course, we use AES.’
But what exactly are you trusting to be the ultimate guardian of your data? Let’s face it – you probably don’t know. An organic, grass-fed Kobe steak is a far cry from a Big Mac, but they’re both beef, right? Not exactly. Crypto is the same way. The US government require...
May. 24, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,939
SYS-CON Events announced today Sematext Group, Inc., a Brooklyn-based Performance Monitoring and Log Management solution provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premises solutions for performance monitoring, alerting and anomaly detection (SPM), log management and analytics (Logsene), search analytics (S...
May. 24, 2015 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 5,223
Hadoop as a Service (as offered by handful of niche vendors now) is a cloud computing solution that makes medium and large-scale data processing accessible, easy, fast and inexpensive.
In his session at Big Data Expo, Kumar Ramamurthy, Vice President and Chief Technologist, EIM & Big Data, at Virtusa, will discuss how this is achieved by eliminating the operational challenges of running Hadoop, so one can focus on business growth. The fragmented Hadoop distribution world and various PaaS soluti...
May. 24, 2015 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,857
SYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the new data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Based in Herzeliya, Israel, Stratoscale is redefining the data center, developing a hardware-agnostic, software platform hyper-converging compute, storage and networking across the rack or data center. The self-optimizing platform automatically distributes all physical...
May. 24, 2015 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,001
When an enterprise builds a hybrid IaaS cloud connecting its data center to one or more public clouds, security is often a major topic along with the other challenges involved. Security is closely intertwined with the networking choices made for the hybrid cloud.
Traditional networking approaches for building a hybrid cloud try to kludge together the enterprise infrastructure with the public cloud. Consequently this approach requires risky, deep "surgery" including changes to firewalls, subnets...
May. 24, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,161
SYS-CON Media announced today that Blue Box as launched a popular blog feed on Cloud Computing Journal.
Cloud Computing Journal aims to help open the eyes of Enterprise IT professionals to the economics and strategies that utility/cloud computing provides.
Blue Box Cloud gives you unequaled agility, without the burden of designing, deploying and managing your own infrastructure. It’s the right choice when public cloud just won’t do.
Blue Box Cloud is a managed Private Cloud as a Service (...
May. 24, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,864
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
May. 23, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,738
MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, today announced the results of its new report, "The Agile Advantage: Can DevOps Move Cloud to the Fast Lane?" The study, underwritten by Accenture Federal Services, reveals that approximately two-thirds of Feds say DevOps will help agencies shift into the cloud fast lane - improving IT collaboration and migration speed. But help is needed, with 66 percent saying that their agency needs to move IT services ...
May. 23, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,798
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. 8th International Big Data Expo, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open.
As advanced data storage, access and analytics technologies aimed at handling high-volume and/or fast moving data all move center stage, aided by the cloud computing bo...
May. 23, 2015 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,748
Every day we read jaw-dropping stats on the explosion of data. We allocate significant resources to harness and better understand it. We build businesses around it. But we’ve only just begun. For big payoffs in Big Data, CIOs are turning to cognitive computing.
Cognitive computing’s ability to securely extract insights, understand natural language, and get smarter each time it’s used is the next, logical step for Big Data.
May. 23, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,141
Move from reactive to proactive cloud management in a heterogeneous cloud infrastructure.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Manoj Khabe, Innovative Solution-Focused Transformation Leader at Vicom Computer Services, Inc., will show how to replace a help desk-centric approach with an ITIL-based service model and service-centric CMDB that’s tightly integrated with an event and incident management platform.
Learn how to expand the scope of operations management to service management. He will al...
May. 23, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,530
Enterprises are fast realizing the importance of integrating SaaS/Cloud applications, API and on-premises data and processes, to unleash hidden value. This webinar explores how managers can use a Microservice-centric approach to aggressively tackle the unexpected new integration challenges posed by proliferation of cloud, mobile, social and big data projects.
Industry analyst and SOA expert Jason Bloomberg will strip away the hype from microservices, and clearly identify their advantages and d...
May. 23, 2015 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,902
DevOps Summit, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developmen...
May. 23, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,416