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Serverless - The Next Major Shift in Cloud Computing In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, an instructor at Linux Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers with heavy investments in serverless computing, when most of the industry has its eyes on Docker and containers. Speaker Bio John Jelinek IV has been a web developer for more than half of his life on this planet. He is also super passionate about software freedom and the communities that form around open source software. You'l... (more)

Digital Crossfire | @DevOpsSummit @CAinc @Aruna13 #DevOps #API #AI #ML

Brand owners are caught in a digital crossfire. From one direction comes intense competitive pressure to innovate or to at least follow very, very quickly. From the precisely opposite direction comes the potentially existential threat of an app very publicly flopping or - even worse - being very publicly revealed to jeopardize the customer's well-being. Either way, you lose brand value in a social marketplace where brand is your primary currency. What's a brand owner to do? Auto-da-fé The car industry offers an excellent case in point. One day, carmakers are climbing all over each other to position themselves as au courant with Apple CarPlay and Google Auto. The next day they are scurrying to determine their vulnerability to the kind of car hack described in a Wired story getting plastered all over digital and traditional media. The roller coaster ride that auto br... (more)

WebRTC, #IoT and #API Gateways | @ThingsExpo #UCaaS #RTC #WebRTC

Defining Web 3.0 and Developing the Fastest Enterprise Mobility Apps I value a strong opinion.  Especially when the opinionated is an expert and willing to stand up and place a flag in the sand.  In this article, my ambitious friend, programming guru, gamer, colleague, bona fide geek and mobility expert Peter Rogers shares his opinions on the meaning of Web 3.0 and how it will impact mobile application development and the enterprise.  While he is English and prone to use words like whilst, that should not be held against him. I have two ambitions in life: to be the first person to define Web 3.0 in a meaningful way; and to be able to reform Atomic Kitten to sing at my next birthday. Only one of these is achievable so here goes. The Web is changing quite drastically and there are ten key factors that define the next "Web" hereafter as Web 3.0: The dropping of legacy b... (more)

How the Cloud Is Transforming the PoS Industry | @CloudExpo #API #BigData

A number of retailers, especially small businesses, are moving away from these expensive systems to cheaper, yet a lot more sophisticated cloud alternatives. A typical cloud PoS system should cost retailers between $50 to $200 a month. Point of Sale (Pos) systems typically haven’t required an internet connection. These devices come with a cash register, a barcode scanner and a card reading machine that connects to the bank via a fixed line connection. In addition to this, the higher end PoS systems come with inventory tracking and management tools as well. All of this does not come cheap and the hardware for these devices can cost anywhere between $2000 to $4000. This is not including the monthly support fee of between $25 to $100 that PoS providers charge businesses. It should not come as a surprise then that a number of retailers, especially small businesses, ar... (more)

[slides] Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Security

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here 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 p... (more)

Cloud-Native Apps | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter #SDN #IoT #M2M #API

Cloud-Native Apps Will Rule the World By Christine Cignoli We've come across a lot of talk about "cloud-native" apps lately. (They even have their own foundation!) Developers build these apps specifically to run on a cloud-based infrastructure, with the kind of user interface we all expect from our apps now. Cloud-native applications are scalable, usable and flexible, usually packaged using containers. It's a step further in the cloud computing journey, and a step away from the way we used to conceive of apps. Application development happened for many years inside an IT bubble, with a long development and deployment lifecycle. They were used only in-house, on desktop computers, which were also on a strict, and non-agile, refresh cycle. Things have changed. Businesses now depend as much, or more, on enterprise-grade applications, but the way apps are developed, deploy... (more)

[session] Cloud Validation Strategy | @CloudExpo #API #SDLC #DataCenter

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. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform. In her session at 19th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, shares an introduction to the five components of a sound cloud application validation strategy: cloud provider qualification process, validation strategy development, end-to-end risk-based testing approach development and implementation, governance through change management, and preparation for an organi... (more)

APIs Are Not Web Pages | @DevOpsSummit #API #IoT #M2M #DNS #DevOps

There’s a tendency, particularly for networkers, to classify applications by the protocols they use. If it uses HTTP, it must be a web app. The thing is that HTTP has become what it was intended to be: a transport protocol. It is not an application protocol, in the sense that it defines application messages and states. It merely transports data in a very specific way. That’s particularly important in the age of the API and, increasingly, the age of things that might be using APIs. You see, APIs are primarily data centric constructs while web pages (think any HTML-based app) are document centric constructs. Data centric constructs tend to exchange, well, data. And document centric constructs… yes, exchange documents. Both might use HTTP as a mechanism to do that, but the actual payload carried differs dramatically. That’s because data centric constructs are concerned... (more)

[slides] Multi-Cloud Adoption | @CloudExpo @Cloudyn_Buzz #SDN #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Plotting the Best Course Around Multi-Cloud Adoption Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud's transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudyn, examinee the risks of sourcing IT resources from a single cloud service vendor, as well as the benefits to be reaped by adopting multi-cloud strategies. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Main takeaways: Lock-in, pace of innovation, pricing fluctuations, and other limitin... (more)

Security as an Advantage | @CloudExpo @GlobalSign #BigData #IoT #InfoSec

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How Cloud-Based Service Providers Can Use Security as an Advantage Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lila Kee, Chief Product Officer for GlobalSign, discussed security best practices for cloud-based service providers and how a superior user experience - backed by security features - will enable business growth and reduce customer churn. Download Slide Deck: ▸... (more)

Security Considerations for API Testing | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Security

Eight Security Considerations for API Testing By Cameron Laird It seems like every day we see reminders of the importance of thorough security testing from all areas of the software world. Security has become an especially critical consideration for APIs in recent years. Organizations rely on APIs to share and receive information - either from a third party or between internal applications - so the level of security between these applications is critical for anyone who uses them. Earlier this year, SmartBear Software released the results of its State of API 2016 Report, which found that security is the #1 technology challenge teams that work with APIs would like to see solved in the years ahead. Security isn't an easy problem to solve. It starts with selecting the right tools to test for API security vulnerabilities. But there are other API security testing considera... (more)