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Web Performance 101: Monitoring APIs By Kameerath Kareem We have already established the importance of APIs in today’s digital world (read about it here). With APIs playing such an important role in keeping us connected, it’s necessary to maintain the API’s performance as well as availability. There are multiple aspects to consider when monitoring APIs, from integration to performance issues, therefore a general monitoring strategy that only accounts for up-time is not ideal. What can go wrong? APIs power complex integrations and allow disparate applications to work together to build a more interactive and connected digital environment. It allows data exchange between services but such connections and integrations can create multiple points of vulnerability in the network. There are several things that can go wrong when using APIs: The API endpoint may be experiencin... (more)

Announcing @AISolutions_Inc Named “Bronze Sponsor” of @CloudExpo | #API #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that A&I Solutions has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of 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. Founded in 1999, A&I Solutions is a leading information technology (IT) software and services provider focusing on best-in-class enterprise solutions. By partnering with industry leaders in technology, A&I assures customers high performance levels across all IT environments including: mainframe, distributed, virtual, and cloud platforms. With expertise in the entire application lifecycle -Plan, Build, Test, Deploy, Operate, and Secure- A&I enables customers to transform their businesses by driving consistency and maximizing efficiency. Built on a strong foundation of dependable products, superior services, and extraordinary teamwork, A&I is driven to contin... (more)

[session] Public Cloud Benefits | @CloudExpo @Cloudistics #API #Serverless #CloudNative

Getting Public Cloud Benefits Without Public Cloud Drawbacks You know you need the cloud, but you're hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You're looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you're concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies. What do you do? Private cloud infrastructure based on composable technologies result in environments that are suitable for all your workloads while also providing you with many of the benefits of the public cloud, and without the pitfalls. Composable infrastructure is an emerging data center architecture that provides you with the ... (more)

[session] Risk Tree API | @CloudExpo @TwistlockTeam #DevOps #AI #DX #API

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. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, John Morello, CTO of Twistlock, will address 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 will provide attendees with actionable advice related to understanding and acting on exposure due to new high severity vulnerabilities. Speaker Bio John Morello is the CTO of Twistlock, leading the work with strategic customers and partners and driving the product roadmap. Prior to Twistlock, John was the CISO ... (more)

[session] #Serverless the Amazon #Lambda Way? | @DevOpsSummit @CAinc #AWS #DevOps

Going Serverless the Amazon Lambda Way? Stay Calm and Monitor On! While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren't exactly single-threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Dave Martin, Product owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to overcome the challenges of monitoring S3 and RDS. This presentation will provide an overview of necessary Amazon Lambda concepts and discus how to integrate the monitoring data with other tools. This presentation is for experienced Java coders, but does not require any familiarity with Amazon Lambdas specifi... (more)

Legacy Modernization and Cloud | @CloudExpo #API #CloudNative #Agile #DX

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems By Craig Marble, Sr. Director, Legacy Modernization Services, Astadia If you are thinking about moving applications off a mainframe and over to open systems and the cloud, consider these guidelines to prioritize what to move and what to eliminate. On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A centrally located computer processes data through an input/output subsystem and stores its computations in memory. At the other end of the mainframe are printers and terminals that communicate with the mainframe through protocols. For all of its apparent simplicity, mainframe architecture can be extraordinarily complex. Mainframes process thousands of transactions per second and require an extensive infrastructure to house and maintain them. The hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of terminals (think of a ban... (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)

Private Cloud the Migration Path | @CloudExpo ##CloudNative #DevOps #DX #DataCenter

Is Hosted Private Cloud the Migration Path Less Taken? If you read a lot of business and technology publications, you might think public clouds are universally preferred over all other cloud options. To be sure, the numbers posted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure platform are nothing short of impressive. Statistics reveal that public clouds are growing faster than private clouds and analysts at IDC predict that public cloud growth will be 3 times that of private clouds by 2019. However, recent Forrester research shows that migration to a Hosted Private Cloud is still a leading component of a Hybrid IT strategy for many organizations: "Hosted private cloud adoption rose significantly between 2015 and 2016 in North America (28% to 33%). . . . Among all cloud adopters and planners, 36% state that hosted private cloud is - or will be - their primary clo... (more)

CA “Platinum Sponsor” of @CloudExpo NY & Silicon Valley | @CAinc #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of 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, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy. With CA software at the center of their IT strategy, organizations can leverage the technology that changes the way we live - from the data center to the mobile device. CA's software and solutions help customers thrive in the new applicat... (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)

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)