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Slow Healthcare Costs by Digitizing Healthcare The United States spends around 17-18% of its GDP on healthcare every year. When you put this into dollar numbers, it is a mind-boggling $2.9 trillion. Unfortunately, that spending will grow at a faster rate now due to baby boomers becoming an aging population, and they are the largest demographic in the U.S. (Baby boomers are about 76 million, which accounts for 25% of the population of the U.S.). The healthcare related spending is expected to grow at a faster pace than the under 5% annual rate it grew over the last decade. Unless the U.S. gets this spiraling healthcare spending under control, in a few short years we will be spending almost 25% of our entire GDP in healthcare trying to fix people’s failing health, instead of spending it somewhere else where it is desperately needed. Obviously, we can’t stop the aging p... (more)

How to Avoid Cloud Fatigue | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #Serverless #AI #DX

Understanding Cloud Complexities and Avoiding "Cloud Fatigue" We're seeing an emerging trend in the cloud computing world. I've been referring to it as cloud fatigue, but it's more commonly known as repatriation, or moving workloads from the cloud back to on-prem locations. According to a recent 451 Research report, over 21 percent of organizations have plans to pull back from the cloud and return to an on-prem infrastructure in 2017. Considering the vast growth of cloud adoption over the last several years, what's behind this trend? We believe cloud fatigue is the result of deployments going awry. It usually happens when companies quickly adopt one of the leading public cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.) because they're attracted to the promises of ease-of-use, flexibility and low computing costs. What happens next depends on a myriad of f... (more)

Cloud Validation Strategy | @CloudEXPO #API #AI #SDN #DevOps #SmartCities

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How to Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, provided an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy. The five learning objectives include: Step-by-step process for qualifying a cloud provider Developing a validation strategy to ensure quality and compliance of a cloud solution Developing and implementing an end-to-end risk based testing approach Ensuring governance through change management and user access control How to prepare your organization to... (more)

Risk Tree API | @CloudExpo @TwistlockTeam #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #AI #IoT #IIoT #API

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Risk Tree API: Expose Your Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management is vital for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts, but many struggle to understand how exposed they are when they discover a new high security vulnerability. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Kevin Lewis, Principal Solution Architect at Twistlock, addressed  this pressing concern by introducing the concept of the "Vulnerability Risk Tree API," which brings all the data together in a simple REST endpoint, allowing companies to easily grasp the severity of the vulnerability. He provided attendees with actionable advice related to understanding and acting on exposure due to new high severity vulnerabilities. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Kevin Lewis is a Principal Solution Architect at Twistlock. H... (more)

The What, Why, and How of APIs | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #API #DevOps #WebPerf

The What, Why, and How of APIs By Kameerath Kareem For over a decade, Application Programming Interface or APIs have been used to exchange data between multiple platforms. From social media to news and media sites, most websites depend on APIs to provide a dynamic and real-time digital experience. APIs have made its way into almost every device and service available today and it continues to spur innovations in every field of technology. There are multiple programming languages used to build and run applications in the online world. And just like every other language, there is always the need for an interpreter when trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you.  This is where APIs come into play, APIs act like the interpreter helping different independent services interact and interpret the data shared with each other. APIs Everywhe... (more)

Data Lake and APIs | @CloudExpo #API #AI #ML #DX #CloudNative #DataLake

The Omnipresent World of APIs These days, APIs have become an integral part of the digital transformation journey for all enterprises. Every digital innovation story is connected to APIs . But have you ever pondered over to know what are the source of these APIs? Let me explain - APIs sources can be varied, internal or external, solving different purposes, but mostly categorized into the following two categories: Data lakes is a term used to represent disconnected but relevant data that are used by various business units within an enterprise.  APIs are created as the easy access points for these siloed data lakes. These days, organizations put in  conscious efforts in designing meaningful and pragmatic APIs for all the apps that get developed internally.  API-First or API Driven Development, where APIs are the first app artifacts to be generated, are adapted by ent... (more)

[session] APIs and #FinTech | @CloudExpo @IBMcloud #API #AI #Blockchain

APIs and Financial Services Innovation IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM's platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Tom Eck, Industry Platforms CTO at IBM Cloud, will discuss how these tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing developers to use IBM services or combine them with their own data. Speaker Bio As IBM's Industry Platforms CTO, Tom Eck gets to work with incredible people and killer tools that are shaping the future of financial services technology. His mission is to help developers create the next generation of financial services applications rapidly and secure... (more)

DevOps Automation For #API By @AkanaInc | @DevOpsSummit #IoT #DevOps #Microservices

Akana Introduces DevOps Automation Across API Development and API Management Akana, a leading provider of API Management, API Security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced that it is introducing DevOps automation to the API lifecycle. New capabilities in Akana's API Management platform significantly reduce the time required to update API definitions and versions. DevOps teams will be able to work faster in designing and developing APIs, as well as managing them at runtime and publishing them to a portal. The move brings Akana's robust, proven API management technology to the emerging DevOps discipline, helping speed up provisioning of APIs to developers and partners while improving alignment of IT processes and business initiatives. DevOps merges software development and IT operations in a unified workflow, with continuous updating of applications in producti... (more)

Understanding #Serverless at @CloudExpo | #DevOps #NoCode #LowCode #AI

Understanding Serverless Cloud and Clear By Martijn van Dongen Serverless is considered the successor to containers. And while it’s heavily promoted as the next great thing, it’s not the best fit for every use case. Understanding the pitfalls and disadvantages of serverless will make it much easier to identify use cases that are a good fit. This post offers some technology perspectives on the maturity of serverless today. First, note how we use the word serverless here. Serverless is a combination of “Function as a Service” (FaaS) and “Platform as a Service” (PaaS). Namely, those categories of cloud services where you don’t know what the servers look like. For example, RDS or Beanstalk are “servers managed by AWS,” where you still see the context of server(s). DynamoDB and S3 are just some kind of NoSQL and storage solution with an API, where you do not see the ser... (more)

Ocean9 to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | @Ocean9Inc #SAP #AWS #DRaaS

SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads. Available on AWS and Azure, Ocean9 solutions de-risk and accelerate digital transformation initiatives with instant provisioning, full elasticity, strict security, right sized systems and high availability of up to 99.99%. Ocean9 is also first to market with heavy state container technology: Our customers can therefore deploy the heavy state SAP HANA in-memory database in a production grade container environment with the ability to seamlessly fall back to a virtualized enviro... (more)

Incident Management for IoT | @ThingsExpo @PagerDuty #AI #IoT #M2M #API

Incident Management for IoT Today By Twain Taylor The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to become very popular in the lives of people, and in enterprises globally. While it began as a novelty, more innovative and mission-critical use cases have been popping up lately. With the sheer variety of IoT devices available, the large amount of data that’s generated, and the various security vulnerabilities, companies that make IoT devices face a host of challenges that an incident resolution platform can help with. If you’re building an IoT system today, or have plans to build one in the future, it’s crucial to make your IoT system resilient and safe by investing in a solution for best practice incident resolution. IoT Systems Need Integration Because of the inherent complexity in IoT systems, end-to-end monitoring and integration are vital. With the existence of so many d... (more)