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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)

[webinar] @ImpigerTech's #Cloud Delivery Roadmap | #ML #IoT #DataCenter

View Webinar ▸ Here Very few companies have not experienced some impact to their IT delivery due to the evolution of cloud computing. This webinar is not about deciding whether you should entertain moving some or all of your IT to the cloud, but rather, a detailed look under the hood to help IT professionals understand how cloud adoption has evolved and what trends will impact their plan including: Defining and architecting your cloud strategy Developing/Migrating your application(s) Validating that your cloud implementation will meet and/or exceed prior traditional implementations Executing, deploy, evaluate, optimize and maintain This webinar is for IT managers and leaders responsible for architecting and implementing cloud computing services. View Webinar ▸ Here Speaker Bio: Santosh Ahuja is the Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies with over 18 year... (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] Offline-First Apps with PouchDB | @CloudExpo @IBMCloudant #Cloud

Offline-First Apps with PouchDB and Cloudant It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bradley Holt, a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services, discussed how offline-first apps built with PouchDB and Cloudant Sync can provide better, faster user experiences by storing data locally and then synchronizing with a cloud database when a network connection is available. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services. He writes ... (more)

Cloud Computing vs Hyperconvergence | @CloudExpo #SDS #Cloud #Storage

The next generation of platforms is here with options in both cloud and on premises hyperconverged infrastructure. As IT departments look to move beyond traditional virtualization into cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms, they have a lot to consider. There are many types of organizations with different IT needs and it is important to determine whether those needs align more cloud or HCI. Before I dig into the differences, let me go over the similarities. Both cloud and HCI tend to offer a similar user experience highlighted by ease of use and simplicity. One of the key features of both is simplifying the creation of VMs by automatically managing the pools of resources.  With cloud, the infrastructure is all but transparent as the actual physical host where the VM is running is far removed from the user. With live migration capabilities and auto ... (more)

Announcing @VirgilSecurity to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #Cybersecurity #IoT

SYS-CON Events announced today that VirgilSecurity will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Virgil consists of an open-source encryption library, which implements Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) (including RSA schema), a Key Management API, and a cloud-based Key Management Service (Virgil Keys). The Virgil Keys Service consists of a public key service and a private key escrow service. 
  See Virgil's Technical Specifications for the up-to-date list of programming languages and platforms supported by our library. Generally all modern platforms and programming languages are supported. Developers have full control over how private keys are generated, stored, and synchronized on end-client devices. Virg... (more)

Ops, APIs and Compression | @DevOpsSummit #API #APM #DevOps

I've been reading up on APIs cause, coolness. And in particular I really enjoyed reading Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API because it had a lot of really good information and advice. And then I got to the part about compressing your APIs. Before we go too far let me first say I'm not saying you shouldn't compress your API or app responses. You probably should. What I am saying is that where you compress data and when are important considerations. That's because generally speaking no one has put their web server (which is ultimately what tends to serve up responses, whether they're APIs or objects, XML or JSON) at the edge of the Internet. You know, where it's completely vulnerable. It's usually several devices back in the networking gauntlet that has be run before data gets from the edge of your network to the server. This is because there are myri... (more)

Announcing @ImpigerTech to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #API #Cloud #Telecom

SYS-CON Events announced today that Impiger Technologies will exhibit in Booth #109 at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Impiger Technologies is a world-class, enterprise software product engineering company specializing in Mobile Application Development, Cloud Applications, Microsoft Technology Solutions, Web Technology and Telecom Services. Impiger Technologies helps enterprises improve business efficiency, productivity, and grow revenue. Impiger Technologies offers a comprehensive set of, cost-effective services from prototype to production and everything in-between. For more information, visit https://www.impigertech.com. Register for @[email protected] 'FREE' Before Friday! ▸ Here @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, ... (more)

LeaseWeb to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @LeaseWebUSA #IoT #DataCenter

SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions. These solutions are backed by 24/7 support and connected to one of the largest, most reliable networks in the world, boasting 5.5 Tbps bandwidth capacity and 99.9999% core uptime and state-of-the-art data centers across the US, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.leaseweb.com. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Conventi... (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)

An Introduction to RESTful APIs | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #RESTful

REST 101: An Introduction to RESTful APIs By Ryan Pinkham Imagine if every PhD dissertation resulted in something that changed the world? That's what happened when Roy Fielding presented his doctoral dissertation on the "representational state transfer" at University of California-Irvine in 2000. This dissertation laid the groundwork for the staggering growth of RESTful web services, which have reshaped how organizations deploy and utilize APIs. In fact, today 70% of public APIs depend on REST services. In our newest infographic, we take a look at the language, properties, and requirements of a RESTful web service. We look at how REST compares to its well-known counterpart Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and provide tips for how to choose between the two. ... (more)