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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] APIs and Financial Services Innovation | @CloudExpo @IBMcloud #AI #API #FinTech

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 21st Cloud Expo, Lennart Frantzell, a Developer Advocate with IBM, 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 Lennart Frantzell, PhD, is a Developer Advocate with IBM in San Francisco who focuses on Fintech, Blockchain and Watson Services. He attends Meetups, Industry Events and Hackathons and works with startups and developers in the greater Silicon Valley and California ar... (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)

[session] Introduction to Node-RED | @ThingsExpo @IBMcloud #AI #IoT #M2M #API #Sensors

Introduction to Node-RED In his session at @ThingsExpo, Greg Gorman is the Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT, will provide a short tutorial on Node-RED, a Node.js-based programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using a wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. There is a large library of contributed nodes that help solve many challenges, and anyone can contribute back new nodes or join the Node-RED project and help out! Speaker Bio Greg Gorman is the Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT. His team creates and runs programs targeted directly to developers and large ecosystems around silicon vendors, board manufacturers, universities and software communities... (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] 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] Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready? | @CloudExpo @CASTHighlight #DX #API #Cloud

Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready? The "Digital Era" is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most of the time we are dealing with complex portfolios, many including hundreds of legacy applications. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, JP Ascenci, a solution specialist at CAST Highlight, will describe how Application Portfolio Analysis assists to baseline, quality and engage with cloud migration. Speaker Bio JP Ascenci is a solution special... (more)

APIs Need to Be Released Too! | @DevOpsSummit #API #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

APIs Need to Be Released Too! By Ron Gidron Since joining CA, we have been diligently weaving automation into the very core of the modern software factory. The modern software factory is what every company needs to become in order to succeed in the digital world and in this blog, I want to discuss API management and continuous delivery. Digital transformation is sweeping the IT world, across all industry sectors. As all vendors, old and new, big and small, incumbent and disruptor, fight it out in the digital battlefield, a new set of priorities is being created for the business and IT. These priorities revolve around four key capabilities: Accelerating mobile and IoT development Unlocking the value of data Creating new revenue streams through innovation and integration Using hybrid and cloud technologies to return savings to the business Would it come as a surprise to ... (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)

Monitoring APIs | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #API #DevOps #AI #WebPerf

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)

[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)