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SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy will 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. Cloud Academy is the industry's most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud computing technologies. Get certified, manage the full lifecycle of your cloud-based resources, and build your knowledge based using Cloud Academy's expert-created content, comprehensive Learning Paths, and innovative Hands-on Labs. For more information, please visit https://cloudacademy.com/. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, ... (more)

How a Multi-Cloud Strategy Can Benefit Your Business | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Analytics #DataCenter

Clear Skies Ahead: How a Multi-Cloud Strategy Can Benefit Your Business As more organizations move to the public cloud, they face an important decision: Should they use just one cloud provider, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), or should they adopt a multi-cloud strategy, one that makes use of multiple cloud providers? There are several major cloud platform providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The advantage of a multi-cloud strategy is that organizations can reap significant benefits by using the best of different platforms, rather than relying on a single provider for all of their cloud needs. Many companies are now realizing this advantage. According to Rightscale's 2016 State of the Cloud Report, companies are using an average of 3.6 separate public clouds. It's not always on purpose. In some organizations, multi-cloud happens by... (more)

Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud From @DellEMC | @CloudExpo @Azure #AI #ML #DX

Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution Dell EMC have announced their Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform solutions. This announcement builds upon earlier statements of support and intention by Dell EMC to be part of the Microsoft Azure Stack community. For those of you who are not familiar, Azure Stack is an on premise extension of Microsoft Azure public cloud. What this means is that essentially you can have the Microsoft Azure experience (or a subset of it) in your own data center or data infrastructure, enabling cloud experiences and abilities at your own pace, your own way with control. Learn more about Microsoft Azure Stack including my experiences with and installing Technique Preview 3 (TP3) here. What Is Azure Stack Microsoft Azure Stack is an on-premise (e.g., in your own data center) private (or hybrid when connected to Azure) cloud pl... (more)

Cloud Wars: Is 2017 the Year of the Cloud Land Grab? | @CloudExpo #AWS #Azure #Cloud

Next month will mark the 155th anniversary of a piece of legislation that President John F. Kennedy once described as "the single greatest stimulus to national development ever enacted." It was the Homestead Act of 1862. By 1862 the United States had grown from approximately 500 million acres of land to almost 2 billion (with a B) acres, a majority of which was in the public domain. Under the act, over 1 billion acres were made available to settlers. An individual could obtain 160 acres of land. If they lived on, cultivated, and improved that land over a 5-year period, the land was theirs. This led to the explosive growth of the west in the United States. Many of the western territories worked hard to entice the settlers to their public lands. Increased population, cultivated land, resources, all increased the territories influence with the U.S. government and provi... (more)

Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo New York | Microsoft Azure

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! Microsoft Azure is open and flexible, enables rapid development and is enterprise proven. Come find out why more than 57% of Fortune 500 companies are using Microsoft Azure to accelerate their time-to-market, open up new business opportunities and save them money. In his Opening Keynote at 14th Cloud Expo, Steven Martin, General Manager of Window Azure, to discuss how to extend your on-premises storage, move virtual machines to the cloud, build mobile/web applications, or and harness the power of Big Data. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Steven Martin is the General Manager of Window Azure. A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates! Cloud Expo® 2014 New York, June 10-12, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock s... (more)

Azure for #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @Azure #IoT #AI #ML #DL

Cloud platforms like Azure provide the best options for organizations in their digital transformation. Most organizations have multiple combination of environment needs. Provisioning on time is always a challenge. Manual operations are prone to error and delays. Difficult to size production like Environments due to resource constraints, this means most NFR (Non Functional Requirements) are not tested with the correct load and perspective. Unable to innovate on new initiatives like blockchain, cognitive services, machine learning due to lack of platform components. Unable to manage the CAPEX and charge back on environments to specific teams and project budgets skewed due to environment costs Lack of test environments resulting in a slower software development life cycle Innovation Labs on Cloud In today's context, organizations adopt a build versus buy approach based ... (more)

Azure Resource Manager | @CloudExpo #IaaS #Azure #ASM #ARM #AWS

Azure Resource Manager: The Shift from Services to Resources In the first part of this series, we discussed the evolution of Azure IaaS and role of Azure Resource Manager. The next installment of the series explains the key differences between Azure Service Management (ASM) and Azure Resource Management (ARM) models. We will also take a look at key concepts and terminology related to ARM. ASM or ARM? One of the key tenets of cloud, especially infrastructure services, is programmability. Almost every cloud provider exposes a set of APIs to manipulate the virtual infrastructure programmatically. Even before the Cloud Computing term became a buzzword, Amazon exposed APIs for storage and compute, which eventually became the core of AWS. When Microsoft built Azure, developers could interact with the control plane through the Azure Service Management (ASM) API. Before off... (more)

Learn How You Can Easily Extend Your Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! As infrastructure needs grow so does the need to be able to deal with it in a quick and cost-efficient manner. With Azure, you can spin up new Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in minutes and adjust your usage as your needs change. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Drew McDaniel, Principal Program Manager Lead - Windows Azure Division at Microsoft, will explain how with Microsoft's pay-as-you-go approach, you only pay for what you use and there are never any penalties for changing your virtual machine configurations. It includes full support for Microsoft applications including SQL, SharePoint and even third-party software such as Oracle databases and WebLogic. Whether you are using IaaS for development and test or extending your production capacity to the cloud, Azure can help. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship ... (more)

Embedded Microsoft | @DevOpsSummit @Azure #BigData #DevOps #Docker

Embedded Microsoft In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at Jet.com, will discuss Jet.com's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Speaker Bio Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low latency  (under 10ms). He is working at Jet.com as a Director of Software Engineering leading key initiatives around service containerization, scaling and geo-redundancy. His extensive knowledge integrating Docker, Mesos, Kafka, and many more pieces of the Big Data stack resulted in numerous performance boosts and operational cutoffs. Y... (more)

Azure Is King of the Hill | @CloudExpo @Azure #BigData #IoT #DataCenter

As I wrote earlier this year over at InfoWorld, Microsoft took another step toward being king of the cloud hill when it announced in January that it was releasing its Azure stack to the public. There are many technical reasons why this is cool, but more importantly, it's the psychological advantage this gives Microsoft. Google has always had the ability for developers using its stack to develop locally on the same tools that run in Google App Engine. It recently forked its environments, so now the local and cloud environments are slightly different for some of the configurations -- I can't tell you how many nights I have lost sleep because of environments being slightly different! Development and hosting are two completely different things. What Microsoft did is one-upped Google and Amazon. The psychological advantage comes into play for companies that aren't 100 ... (more)

[session] A @Chef in an @Azure Restaurant | @CloudExpo #CD #APM #DevOps

Becoming a Chef in an Azure Restaurant While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization's development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transformation. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will present a unique opportunity to witness how Chef and Azure work together. He will review and demonstrate the essentials of deploying a functional and realistic DevOps environment by managing Azure cloud services with Chef. Speaker Bio Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist in the Microsoft US Developer Experience and Evangelism team. Within the company, he has had opportunities to sere customers in the are... (more)