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Containers: New Ways to Deploy and Manage Applications at Scale


Speaker:

Brian “Redbeard” Harrington

Principal Architect
CoreOS

Track: Containers & Microservices | PaaS


The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale.

This talk will examine how CoreOS helps teams run in production. Attendees will understand how different components work together to solve the problems to manage applications at scale.

Speaker Bio:
Brian “Redbeard” Harrington is a principal architect at CoreOS. He is developer, hacker and technical writer in open-source development and systems administration. His time spent in both defensive and offensive computing have combined with his readings of classical anarchism to present new ideas in organizational hierarchies for software development.





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Containers and Microservices Create New Performance Challenges
By Jonah Kowall

Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes, have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software development, microservices architectures meet the same demands.[continued]

Speaker Bio: Jonah Kowall is the Vice President of market development and insights at AppDynamics, helping drive the company's product roadmap and vision, while developing entry into new markets and providing valuable technology and business insights to fuel the accelerating and broad-based demand for the company's Application Intelligence Platform. [continued]

A DevOps State of Mind
By Chris Van Tuin

Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist for the Western US at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners with a focus on emerging technologies including IaaS, PaaS, and DevOps. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and found his passion in technology as a C and Smalltalk developer. [continued]

Containers: New Ways to Deploy and Manage Applications at Scale
By Brian "Redbeard" Harrington

The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Brian "Redbeard" Harrington is a principal architect at CoreOS. He is developer, hacker and technical writer in open-source development and systems administration. His time spent in both defensive and offensive computing have combined with his readings of classical anarchism to present new ideas in organizational hierarchies for software development. [continued]

A Cloud gateway - A Large Scale Company's First Line of Defense
By Mikey Cohen

An edge gateway is an essential piece of infrastructure for large scale cloud based services. This paper will detail the purpose, benefits and use cases for an edge gateway to provide security, traffic management and cloud cross region resiliency. The paper will detail how a gateway can be used to enhance continuous deployment, and help testing of new service versions and get service insights and more. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mikey Cohen currently manages Netflix's edge gateway team responsible for the systems that front all of Netflix's consumerfacing traffic, connecting Internet traffic from devices and browsers with services in the cloud. The edge gateway handles the many billions of incoming requests per day from over 1,000 device types and supports Netflix's over 60 million customers around the globe. [continued]

OpenShift - World Class PaaS That Enables DevOps
By Veer Muchandi

With containerization using Docker, Orchestration of containers using Kubernetes, self service model for provisioning of your projects and applications and the workflows we built-in OpenShift is the best in class Platform as a Service that enables introducing DevOps into your organization with ease. This session will provide a deepdive overview of OpenShift v3 and demos how it helps with DevOps. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Veer Muchandi is an PaaS evangelist with RedHat. Veer works both with Operations and Development folks to enable OpenShift adoption which often results in breaking the walls between these two groups and thus laying foundation for DevOps using PaaS. [continued]

The Dark Art of Container Monitoring
By Gianluca Borello

Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. This talk will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and live demonstrations of each method. Special emphasis will be put on sysdig, an open source troubleshooting tool. Sysdig offers unprecedented container visibility without the need to break the "sanctity" of the container. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Gianluca works at Sysdig, where he wears many hats. He's a core developer of the sysdig troubleshooting tool, and spends his days dealing with backend development, performance analysis and cloud infrastructures management. Prior to Sysdig, he worked at Riverbed and CACE Technologies, the company behind Wireshark. He's passionate about Linux, open source technologies and distributed systems at scale. He holds a MS in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. [continued]

Security Maps For the Container New World
By Kevin Gilpin

Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. We will discuss various security considerations for container based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows [continued]

Speaker Bio: Kevin has 17 years of technical leadership in enterprise software, delivering solutions to the Fortune 500. Kevin was a co-founder of Praxeon, Inc., an innovator in text mining and search for medical and scientific content . He has held technical positions at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, i2 Technologies, and Trilogy, where he developed technology that delivered pioneering interactivity on the web and has ultimately been adopted across the industry. Kevin holds a BS and MS in aero/astro engineering from MIT. [continued]

Harnessing the Power of Linked Open Data Cloud for Better Decision Making
By Umesh Kanade

Most organizations are wondering how to utilize data science to improve decision making and business intelligence. What holds up this process is lack of data for analytics team. To some extent this dilemma has been resolved by Open Data initiative publishing large datasets in cloud and made available freely. This presentation will describe approach to access, re-organize and load useful data from Linked Open Data Cloud in your environment to enable Big data analytics. A case study will be presented on how healthcare providers are benefited by such dataset from open data cloud to make informed decisions in their practice. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Umesh Kanade is the GM of Technology Solutions at Harbinger Systems. With 15+ years' experience, Umesh has been actively involved in designing technology solutions for a variety of businesses across the US. Umesh has expertise on the latest mobile, IoT, cloud, and big-data technologies and heads the proposal engineering function.

Asheesh has over 15 Years of Software development experience in breadth of software engineering. He is working as a Senior Architect at Harbinger systems, India. His interests are in implementing open source technologies for web applications and big data analytics. [continued]

Future of Information Storage with ISS Storcium and Ceph
By Alex Gorbachev

The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In the session we will share foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as our design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage consumers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Alex Gorbachev is President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., the company which he formed in 1994. Alex has designed scalable mission critical systems for the federal, enterprise, manufacturing and healthcare industries, and has a specific interest in disaster prevention and preparedness. He leads the innovative, dedicated and resourceful team of professionals at ISS and collaborates with development and deployment teams worldwide. [continued]

Winning Federal Cloud Business through FedRAMP
By Abel Sussman

The Federal Government's "Cloud First" policy mandates that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a mandatory government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Advantages for business in include being able to market to many federal agencies after a single FedRAMP review following the government's "approve once, and use often" approach. This presentation will review the FedRAMP process and provide advice on overcoming common compliance obstacles. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Abel Sussman is the Director for Coalfire Public Sector practice. For more than 18 years, Abel has been helping organizations implement new systems and transform stagnant programs. He is a nationally recognized industry expert and has presented on information security and cloud computing for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and various information security organizations. He has published educational materials and conducted training events focusing on topics such as FedRAMP, Cloud Security and Compliance, and Identity Management. He is a regular speaker at the international Global Identity Summit and Biometrics Consortium Conference. He is a graduate of the State University of New York holding an MBA and bachelors in Computer Science. [continued]

Enabling Cloud Chargebacks
By Ian Khan

Enterprise IT as a Profit Center Traditionally IT has been seen as a cost center with nothing but a cost associated with enabling, supporting and maintaining anything IT. IT on the other hand is an integral part of todays enterprise that often does not have a replacement. IT can however be turned into a powerful profit center. IT can be empowered by giving it tools and mechanisms to enable chargebacks to work as an independent entity within an enterprise and offer services to its stakeholders. Powered by Solgenia's revolutionary Cloud Monetization platform Powua, Enterprise IT can now create chargebacks to the granularity of bandwidth, storage space, processor computing power and even electricity usage if needed. Learn how Powua's ability to enable chargebacks in a variety of unique circumstances make it one of the most powerful ideas in the Cloud industry. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer. [continued]

Cloud Data Management and Beyond with Commvault Simpana
By Randy De Meno

As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing & protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection &E-Discovery of your data -- whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. Learn how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault Simpana software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Randy De Meno joined CommVault in 1994 and initiated CommVault's direction into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of the industry. Randy holds dozens patents on a number of CommVault's technologies including the Granular Application Integration and E-Discovery capabilities. Randy led CommVault's direction towards what is today's CommVault's Windows Centric Simpana solution and spearheaded the partnership with Microsoft in 1999. [continued]

Are Microservices 'SOA Done Right'?
By Jason Bloomberg

Join SOA thought leader and Microservices Expo editor Jason Bloomberg for an insightful look into the nature of microservices architecture. For it to be SOA -- let alone SOA done right -- we need to pin down just what "SOA done wrong" might be. First-generation SOA with Web Services and ESBs, perhaps? [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his expertise in Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele. During his twelve years at ZapThink, he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential. He now runs the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course around the world. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013). [continued]

Multi-cloud Microservices
By Jim Bugwadia

The Microservices architectural pattern promises increased DevOps agility and can help enable continuous delivery of software. This session is for developers who are transforming existing applications to cloud-native applications, or creating new Microservices style applications. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jim is the founder and CEO at Nirmata, a San Francisco Bay area startup in the Enterprise DevOps space. Jim started his career developing large-scale distributed software at Motorola for cellular network infrastructure, where his team launched the world's first CDMA network. Since then Jim has held several developer, architect, and leadership roles at companies like Bell Labs, Cisco, Trapeze Networks, and Pano Logic and others. In 2013 Jim founded Nirmata, a startup focused on solving Enterprise DevOps pain points, by providing multi-cloud management of Microservices style applications that are deployed using containers. [continued]

Proactive vs. Reactive – A Better Approach to Cloud Security
By Stephen Coty

Organizations from small to large are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services at a much lower cost. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber attacks are on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a company must adopt a comprehensive security defense strategy that is designed for their business. In 2015, organizations such as United Airlines, Sony Corp, Anthem and the Office of Personnel Management experienced data breaches through malware and other targeted attacks. How will your business adapt to this shift in technology while keeping its security posture? Join Alert Logic's Chief Evangelist, Stephen Coty as he takes you into the evolving world of cybercrime and gives you an insider's look into the tactics utilized by fast, well-funded and organized attackers. He will review real examples and case studies of recent breaches, and you will learn expert strategies for protecting your information in the cloud. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formally ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the Manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace He has worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a Focus on Security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007. [continued]

Security Built for the Cloud Demo
By Stephen Coty & Paul Fletcher

Join our "Live Hack" presentation, which provides the audience a chance to see a live demonstration of common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This "Live Hack" uses open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees will learn where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructure. They will also witness a cyber attack from both sides, attacker and defender. Get an inside view how indicators of compromise are researched to develop security content to be deployed for detection based on these attacks. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formally ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the Manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace He has worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a Focus on Security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007.

Paul Fletcher has over 20 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to joining Alert Logic, Fletcher advised executive level leadership in the energy, retail, and financial sectors regarding emerging security threats and mitigation strategies. Additionally, he has worked with Fortune 50 organizations, the Department of Defense, and critical infrastructure organizations to implement risk management plans and security solution designs. His other specialties include network security, customer data integrity, application security, forensics investigation, threat intelligence, and incident response. Fletcher holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). [continued]

How Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Technology is Changing Cloud Computing
By David Cauthron

Amazon and Google have built software-defined data centers (SDDCs) that deliver massively scalable services with great efficiency. Yet, building SDDCs has proven to be a near impossibility for 'normal' companies without hyper-scale resources.

This session will discuss the evolution of virtualization (hardware, application, memory, storage) and how commodity/open source hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are changing the virtualization and cloud computing landscape to give more organizations access to web-scale performance at significantly reduced cost savings. [continued]

Speaker Bio: David Cauthron is founder and chief executive officer of Nimboxx and chairman of the industry advisory board for the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC). He is a seasoned technologist with recognized expertise in information technology, telecommunications and datacenter integration. [continued]

AgilData Sneak Peek: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Evolve with OnDemand Schemas
By Dan Lynn

The web app is Agile. The REST API is Agile. The testing and planning are Agile. But alas,Data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a topdown planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes which force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures.

Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software organizations as their products become successful and the data grows beyond the initial scope of the database,whether it starts out as relational SQL, NoSQL, or somewhere inbetween. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dan Lynn, CEO of AgilData, formerly CodeFutures Corporation, is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 14 years of experience in the software industry. He joins AgilData to advance the agile Big Data strategies in development around AgilData, CodeFutures' new agile Big Data platform designed to remove the complexity and limitations of current data management approaches. [continued]

Making Sense of the Cloud Platform Battle – What You Need to Know to Leverage the Multi-cloud for Success
By Sharon Wagner

In 2014, the market witnessed a massive migration to the cloud as enterprises finally overcame their fears of the cloud's viability, security, etc.

Over the past 18 months, AWS, Google and Microsoft have waged an ongoing battle through a wave of price cuts and new features. For IT executives, sorting through all the noise to make the best cloud investment decisions has become daunting. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Sharon Wagner is the founder and CEO of Cloudyn, the leading provider of cloud analytics and optimization tools. He has worked closely with more than 2,000 companies in their migration and adoption of the cloud. Sharon is a leading expert and key patent holder in SLA technologies. He came to CA Technologies and worked within its cloud connected enterprise business unit following its acquisition of Oblicore where he was Director of Product management spearheading its SLA management group. Sharon contributes regularly to a range of industry publications and news outlets, and is often sought out to speak and participate at industry panels and conferences, sharing his insights about the cloud. Sharon holds a B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Master's in Science and Philosophy. [continued]

Full Stack Application Security in the Cloud
By Dos Dosanjh

Enterprises CAN achieve rigorous IT security as well as improved DevOps practices and Cloud economics by taking a new, cloud-native approach to application delivery. Because the attack surface for cloud applications is dramatically different than for highly controlled data centers, a disciplined and multi-layered approach that spans all of your processes, staff, vendors and technologies is required. This may sound expensive and time consuming to achieve as you plan how to move selected applications to the cloud, but smart organizations are actually reporting an improved security posture, accelerated development processes and greater cost savings. This session will explore the diverse security practices for enterprise applications in the cloud, and propose a framework for Full Stack Cloud Application Security. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dos Dosanjh is the Sr. Director of Solution Architecture at Appcito. He leads the global team in designing and integrating solutions that include hybrid multi-cloud applications, adaptive digital security, software-defined network segmentation and microservices.

Prior to Appcito, Dos led the global cloud solution and security initiatives for the leading Cloud Access Security Broker, CipherCloud. He authored the first cloud security data protection report on how organizations were protecting cloud applications by utilizing a combination of encryption and tokenization data protection methods. Dos also led the emerging technology digital media initiatives at Cisco as well as being a leader on the original team that founded BlueCoat Systems. Dos was also the network and streaming media architect for all the global DirecTV deployments while at Sony Electronics. [continued]

On-Premise to Cloud IaaS Migration Roadmap
By Richard Weiss

Moving an existing on-premise infrastructure into the cloud can be a complex and daunting proposition. It is critical to understand the benefits as well as the challenges associated with either a full or hybrid approach. In this session, we will present a roadmap that can be leveraged by any organization to plan, analyze, evaluate and execute on a cloud migration solution. We will review the five major cloud transformation phases and provide attendees with a roadmap that can be utilized to begin planning their organizations migration strategy today. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Richard Weiss is a Principal Consultant at Pythian specializing in Cloud, SQL Server, and Wintel technologies. Over the past 20 years, he has held senior technology roles at First Data, Western Union, and AAA. Additionally, Richard serves on the Data and IOT standards committee for the National Retail Foundation. [continued]

Managing Remote Operations Teams
By Sagi Brody

Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Sagi joined Webair in 1998 and is responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations. With his help, the company has seen an increase in web sites and servers hosted by over 1000%. Sagi has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry including: site surveys and selection, data center build out and upgrades, fiber network design and build, authoring of all client interfaces, designed software for data center and server automation, cloud computing, green data center technologies, resource management, staffing, and budget planning. Sagi has built the companies Content Delivery Network (CDN) that now provides high speed downloads from anywhere in the world – among many other achievements. [continued]

General Session | Infrastructure As A Toolbox
By Harold Hannon

Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry. Resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. Let's break down what we've got to work with and discuss benefits and pitfalls to discover how we can best used them to design hosted applications. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Harold Hannon has worked in the field of software development as both an architect and developer for more than 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration, and distributed systems. He is currently a senior software architect on the product innovation team at SoftLayer. He has a passion for leveraging open source solutions to bring real value to the Enterprise space, and has implemented open source solutions with many companies across the globe. Hannon is also active in mobile application development, with multiple published applications. [continued]

Best Practices to Move to the Cloud
By Jonathan Davidson

Everything is moving to the cloud. From public to private to hybrid, enterprises are adopting cloud technologies as their primary operating model. From Juniper's perspective, a truly cloud-enabled enterprise is more than just how to make more money via a company's Web site. Achieving a cloud enabled enterprise entails taking a holistic approach to involving the entire network. When it's done right, a cloud-enabled enterprise results in the following three characteristics:[continued]

Speaker Bio: Jonathan Davidson is executive vice president and general manager, Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI). In this role, he is responsible for driving strategy, development, and business growth for Juniper's entire portfolio including routing, switching, and security, as well as for the ongoing evolution of silicon technology and the Junos operating system. [continued]

Backup As A Service
By Stefaan Vervaet

Learn about how Backup As A Service can help your customer base protect their data. We'll discuss the challenges of data protection in an era of exploding storage requirements, show you the benefits of a backup service for your cloud customers, and explain how the HGST Active Archive and CommVault are already enabling this service today with customer examples. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Stefaan is the Director of Strategic Alliances for the Cloud Storage Business Unit at HGST. He has an extensive background in object storage and data protection, having previously been at Amplidata and Symantec. [continued]

What All Microservice Architectures Need
By Kristopher Francisco

Today, the datacenter averages 60% of compute efficiency due to resource reservations, monolothic dev/ops technologies and unnecessary human intervention. Internet scale containerization not only improve the 99th percentile of microservices; implemented correctly, it presents compute efficiencies for infrastructure architectures across any enterprise. This session presents those next generation cloud computing archetypes measured against a maturity model for compute scalability, improved time to deployment and reduced human-computer interaction. Attendees will walk away with understanding the technical and business impact of microkernel runtimes, service discovery, and intelligent resource scheduling. New tools will be presented to demonstrate production-capable compute optimizations, service provisioning and migration mechanisms measurable in seconds. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Kristopher Francisco is evolving infrastructure as the Founder and CTO of Evolute. He has innovated cloud computing infrastructures and strategies amongst the world's most admired technology companies (Apple) and the world's largest technology challenges (Chevron). Kristopher has architected and executed the largest infrastructure application data migrations in the last 15 years, led the next generation cloud computing strategy as well as developed the first cross platform cloud during his time in High Tech. In energy, Kristopher architected the company's next generation cloud application platform with operations across every continent, developed new software to enable autonomous data centers as well as designed security strategies responsible for the confidentiality of data imperative to U.S. and foreign stability. [continued]

Containerized Storage for the Enterprise Cloud
By Michael Letschin

Containers allow for compute processes to be isolated from each other and portable, but not all applications and solutions are run only in the compute layer, many require the use of some storage. Deployment of software-defined storage can be the first step in this evolution, providing portability and scalability with persistent storage. This could be in the form of storage that the containers connect to locally or in a remote or cloud location, or it could be storage residing in the containers. This session examines the latest in "containerized" storage and give the pros and cons of each. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and currently serves as the Field CTO for Nexenta. He received an MBA from Mount Saint Mary's University, has technical certifications from multiple storage/virtualization vendors, and was awarded the VMware vExpert award for the past four years. [continued]

Docker Container Lifecycles - Problem or Opportunity?
By Fred Simon

Docker is hot. However, as Docker container use spreads into more mature production pipelines, there can be issues about control of Docker images to ensure they are production-ready. Is a promotion-based model appropriate to control and track the flow of Docker images from development to production? We will demonstrate how to implement a promotion model for docker images using a binary repository, and then show how to distribute them to any kind of consumer, being it a customer or a data center. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Fred Simon is best known as the Co-founder and Chief Architect of JFrog - the Artifactory Binary Repository and Bintray creators, and JavaOne 2011 Duke Choice Awards winner. Before founding JFrog in 2008, Fred founded AlphaCSP, the Java consulting firm in 1998 where he was the company's global CTO, leading 5 branches worldwide and served as the visionary voice of the company. Fred's development experience goes back to 1992 and covers Java technologies evolution from day one as a programmer, Architect and Consultant. [continued]

Enabling Cloud Chargebacks
By Ian Khan & Ermanno Bonifazi

Enterprise IT as a Profit Center Traditionally IT has been seen as a cost center with nothing but a cost associated with enabling, supporting and maintaining anything IT. IT on the other hand is an integral part of todays enterprise that often does not have a replacement. IT can however be turned into a powerful profit center. IT can be empowered by giving it tools and mechanisms to enable chargebacks to work as an independent entity within an enterprise and offer services to its stakeholders. Powered by Solgenia's revolutionary Cloud Monetization platform Powua, Enterprise IT can now create chargebacks to the granularity of bandwidth, storage space, processor computing power and even electricity usage if needed. Learn how Powua's ability to enable chargebacks in a variety of unique circumstances make it one of the most powerful ideas in the Cloud industry. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer. [continued]

Getting it Done: Why, How & What Two Companies Are Doing on the Cloud
By Achim Weiss

The cloud has reached mainstream IT. Those 18.7 million data centers out there (server closets to corporate data centers to colocation deployments) are moving to the cloud. In this talk, I'll share how two companies - one in the US and one in Germany - are achieving their goals with cloud infrastructure. More than a case study, I'll share the details of how they prioritized their cloud computing infrastructure deployments and the details they've learned. From performance to network configurations, they've got interesting architectures running in the cloud now. ProfitBricks learned from these two customers and I'll give you some tips of making your move to the cloud painless. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, Achim Weiss broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the responsible technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing system. In 2010 he co-founded ProfitBricks, a cloud computing IaaS provider that today is one of the leading providers. ProfitBricks offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve, and boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. Achim Weiss is one of the world's top experts on developing massive scaling Internet infrastructures. [continued]

Taking Cloud Databases to the Edge
By Bradley Holt

Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again), whenever an Internet connection is available. This talk will demonstrate techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user experience, both offline and online. The focus of this talk will be on IBM Cloudant, Apache CouchDB, and related open source tools and open standards. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloudant, a globally distributed data layer for web and mobile applications. He is the author of several publications including Scaling CouchDB (O'Reilly Media) and Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB (O'Reilly Media). He has spoken at numerous conferences including NoSQL Now!, php[tek], ZendCon, and OSCON. Bradley has been a Code for America Brigade Captain and a co-organizer of Vermont Code Camp and the Northeast PHP Conference. [continued]

Developing with SoftLayer, an IBM Company
By Harold Hannon

An introduction to IBM Cloud's SoftLayer platform, including some of the most useful services and how to best make use of them in your projects. Take a walk through the SoftLayer portal, see a demonstration of the capabilities of the API, and get some well-rounded advice on how to succeed on SoftLayer's platform. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Harold Hannon has worked in the field of software development as both an architect and developer for more than 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration, and distributed systems. He is currently a senior software architect on the product innovation team at SoftLayer. He has a passion for leveraging open source solutions to bring real value to the Enterprise space, and has implemented open source solutions with many companies across the globe. Hannon is also active in mobile application development, with multiple published applications. [continued]

Infrastructure as Code – Powered by SoftLayer
By Christopher Gallo

Using code to define your infrastructure is a trend that is quickly becoming common practice, and a critical part of any successful deployment. Find out what it means to be Powered by Softlayer, and some really awesome tools to help you make your deployments agile. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Christopher Gallo is a developer and systems administrator with a passion for optimization and performance. Gallo started his career on the front lines of support and has worked as a full-time systems administrator for a large-scale shared hosting environment, a professional services systems administrator, and a senior developer responsible for keeping a fleet of appliances online. Now Gallo works as a developer advocate, helping other developers plug into SoftLayer's API, along with contributing to SoftLayer's open source projects and preaching the glories of automation. [continued]

IoT = Big Data: How Will Cloud Computing Evolve?
By Emil Sayegh

Organizations already struggle with the simple collection of data resulting from the proliferation of IoT, lacking the right infrastructure to manage it. They can't only rely on the cloud to collect and utilize this data because many applications still require dedicated infrastructure for security, redundancy, performance, etc. To resolve the inherent issues, companies need to combine dedicated and cloud solutions through hybrid hosting--a sustainable solution for the data required to manage IoT devices/technology. There is no one-size-fits-all to the question of data collection and security, but hybrid is the only solution that seamlessly adapts to fit any and all. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Emil Sayegh is an early pioneer of cloud computing and is recognized as one of the industry's only true veterans. A cloud visionary, he is credited with launching and leading the very successful cloud computing and hosting businesses for HP and Rackspace – two of the strongest competitors to Amazon Web Services (AWS). He is also known as one of the "fathers of OpenStack" having created the open source software.

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Cloud Lock-In
By Naveen Nimmu

Clearly the way forward is to move to cloud be it a bare metal, VMs or Containers. One aspect of the current public clouds that is slowing this cloud migration is cloud lock-in. Every cloud vendor is trying to make it very difficult to move out once a customer has chosen their cloud. I would like to advocate that by making the inter cloud migration as simple as changing airlines. This would help the entire industry to quickly adopt the cloud with out worrying about any lock-in fears. In fact by having standard APIs for IaaS would help PaaS explode much faster as there is no need to support plethora of clouds by every PaaS vendor. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Naveen has 20 years of expertise in Cloud , Data Centre technologies. Naveen Worked with Cisco, Sanera and most recently as Product Line Director at Broadcom. He is currently Founder and CEO of Clouber, Inc. He holds Masters from IIT Madras and completed his Executive MBA from ISB. [continued]

How to Secure Cloud Applications through Automated Compliance
By Sesh Murthy & Vinod Chavan

Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses both flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the Cloud, has been the cost and complexity of ensuring initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical to maintaining positive ROI. Raxak Protect is an automated security compliance SaaS platform and managed service, that enables cloud apps to be deployed securely, quickly, cost-effectively, and without human error. The IBM Cloud offers open cloud infrastructure services for IT operations, including using SoftLayer to deploy both virtual and dedicated bare metal servers, develop applications, and run production-ready workloads. Cloud Raxak and IBM will describe how to: [continued]

Speaker Bio: Sesh is co-founder and SVP of Sales for Cloud Raxak. Before Cloud Raxak, Sesh was the Vice President of Cloud Innovation at IBM Global Services. Sesh brings 29 years of experience creating value for customers in cloud and technology services. His expertise includes strategic outsourcing, cloud architecture, management service automation, software, sales and distribution.

Vinod Chavan is Director of Industry Cloud Solutions for the IBM Cloud division. He provides technical advice to commercial and government clients, who want to run regulated workloads on public, private and hybrid cloud architectures. Vinod has led the design of several industry solution accelerators on SoftLayer including the GxP compliant cloud for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences. Prior to the IBM Cloud division, Vinod was a technical leader for IBM Smarter Cities. He established Intelligent Operations Center software (IOC) as the basis for solving complex problems in retail, manufacturing, public safety, transportation, and aerospace industries. [continued]

Architecting for the Cloud with Cloud Foundry and Bluemix
By Raghavan Srinivas

As the world moves towards more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. We will discuss the Microservices architecture, 12-factor app, containers, etc. and how to architect applications for the cloud in general and Cloud Foundry in particular. We will harness the power of dependency injection that Spring provides to pick a variety of data sources and services. Attend this demo-oriented session in which we will cover the basics of Cloud Foundry and walk through an application that was previously hosted outside the cloud and how to stand it up in a cloud with some minimal [mostly] configuration changes using Spring Cloud and other related projects. We will cover many of the Non Functional Requirements (NFR), which is typically in the domain of the architect such as scaling, security and HA and how applications can leverage Bluemix for these. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as an Architect/Developer Evangelist at IBM with a mission of helping developers build highly scalable and available systems. His areas of focus are containers, Open Source and DevOps. His general interest is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Hadoop during its early stages. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, written for developer portals, and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate and online classes in the evening.

Rags brings with him over 25 years of hands-on software development and over 15 years of architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of emerging technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner. [continued]

Challenges of HyperScale HyperConvergence Big Data Cloud Automation
By Forbes Hedges

Enterprise is being consumerized, and consumer being enterprised. Moore's Law does not matter any more, the future belongs to Business Virtualization powered by Invisible Service Architecture, powered by Hyperscale and Hyperconvergence, and facilitated by Vertical Streaming and Horizontal Scaling and Consolidation. Both buyers and sellers want Instant Results, and from Paperwork to Paperless to Mindless is the ultimate goal for any seamless transaction. The sweetest Sweet Spot in Innovation is Automation. The most painful Pain Point for any business is the mismatch between supplies and demands instead of information asymmetry as before. The distinction between web-scale and enterprise-grade infrastructures has been diminishing Cloud Computing and Big Data are being driven by each other, and there is no silver bullet one size fits all. Scalable Big Data Analytics demands Elastic Cloud Computing. Networking has been surpassing Storage to become the biggest bottleneck in Big Data Cloud, while top 4 challenges in Big Data Cloud are scalability, availability, and resiliency, and security. The wonderland of Big Data Cloud is True Real-time Full Life Cycle Automation for any Ecosystem . The Internet enables infinite business auto-scaling The sweetest Sweet Spot in Innovation is Automation . The most painful Pain Point for any business is the mismatch between supplies and demands instead of information asymmetry as before. Nothing manual except CREATION cannot be automated. Creativity cannot be learned, whether Deep or Shallow. The journey of From Hindsight to Insight to Foresight will never end. Augmented Intelligence is the Ultimate Artificial Intelligence [continued]

Speaker Bio: Cloudata Czar and CloudBnB Marketplace Builder and Operator ( www.hwswworld.com ), has accumulated over 20-yr of experience of automation, which is part of his passion instead of career. Educated in No. 1 school in China majoring in EE, and further educated in one of top graduate schools in the US majoring in CS, Forbes started his career in EDA industry working for 2 public companies on chip design automation before he started his own startup journey as a self-taught businessman by bootstrapping a few startups including Cloudata Inc, which provides 1-Click HyperScale HyperConvergence Highly Available Highly Resilient Highly Secure Big Data Cloud Platforms, Products, and True Real-Time Full Lifecycle Automation, Modernization and Migration Corp-to-Corp Services. CloudBnB Marketplace www.hwswworld.com , the latest endeavor of Cloudata Inc can Auto-scale Your Business Anytime Anywhere in Anyway by Disrupting Buy & Sell Process of Enterprise Sofware in Cloud via Ecosystem Full Life Cycle Automation. Cloudata Inc is offering convertible notes to the VC and super-angles community in and outside of Silicon Valley [continued]

True Cloud Security in the As-a-Service World
By Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja

As-a-service models offer huge opportunities, but also complicate security. It may seem that the easiest way to migrate to a new architectural model is to let others, experts in their field, do the work. This has given rise to many as-a-service models throughout the industry and across the entire technology stack, from software to infrastructure. While this has unlocked huge opportunities to accelerate the deployment of new capabilities or increase economic efficiencies within an organization, it has complicated and even compromised security. A private cloud is nothing more than the virtualized components of a traditional data center, making it easier to provision, operate, and manage resources more efficiently. Hybrid clouds leverage larger scale public cloud environments to drive further efficiencies. Containers take this a step further, delivering greater micro-segmentation and isolation capabilities with much faster boot times. Security, of course, needs more than just perimeter defenses. Consistent policies, protections, and enforcement across your virtual infrastructure are now a reality, as the agility, ubiquity, and efficiency of software-defined security joins the rest of the software-defined infrastructure. This is true cloud security. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dr. Ahuja serves as the CTO & VP for the Network, Cloud and Content Security Business Units at Intel Security Group. The product lines include Firewalls, Intrusion detection & prevention, Data Loss Prevention, Advanced Malware detection, Email & Web Security, Cloud & Data Center security, Mobile Device Management and Mobile malware. In his current role, Dr. Ahuja engages and guides in areas such as business strategy, patents and technology, pre and post sales activity, customer boards and analysts briefings. He is also exploring emerging trends such as security in Software Defined Infrastructure, Public & Private clouds and applications of big data technologies. [continued]

"Lift and Shift": Moving Up To Cloud
By Michael Meiner

There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness.Migration to cloud shifts computing resources from your data center which can yield significant advantages provided that the cloud vendor an offer enterprise-grade quality for your application. This session will analyze a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discuss the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offering .Enterprise deployment considerations, including High Availability and Security, will be discussed. A demonstration will exhibit migrating an On-Premise J2EE application to Oracle's Java Cloud Service. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Michael Meiner is an Engineering Director at Oracle Corporation. His organization is responsible for lifecycle Quality Assurance of the Fusion Middleware Suite of products, including: installation, configuration, upgrade, test-to-production and interoperability on a range of computing platforms and Operating Systems. The Fusion Middleware product suite supports both On-Premise as well as Cloud offerings. . [continued]

General Session | A Cloud and Internet of Things Way of Thinking: From Egosystems to Ecosystems
By Esmeralda Swartz

The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new data-driven world, marketplaces reign supreme while interoperability, APIs and applications deliver unique customer value for new go-to-market models based on a cloud and IoT way of working. Analytics, IoT service mashups, fail fast business models and contextual data streams enable data to become the new currency for digital citizens and businesses and will determine business success or failure. In this session we will share industry use cases for enterprises who are successfully transforming and evolving their business models through a new way of working and interacting with customers, partners and suppliers across the data marketplace. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks. [continued]

Introducing the private Container Service: How Large Organizations Are Adopting Contianers
By Shannon Williams

Containers are all the rage among developers and web companies, but they also represent two very substantial benefits to larger organizations. First, they have the potential to dramatically accelerate the application lifecycle from software builds and testing to deployment and upgrades. Second they represent the first truly hybrid-approach to consuming infrastructure, allowing organizations to run the same workloads on any cloud, virtual machine or physical server. Together, they represent a very real opportunity for devops teams to drive faster development and cheaper operations, without many of the limitations of existing PaaS platforms. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Shannon Williams is a co-founder at Rancher Labs, a company focused on building open source software for operating Docker and microservices in production. Shannon has spent his career at technology start-ups, working with visionary customers to embrace next generation technologies like cloud computing, identity management, and security. [continued]

Delivering Microservices In a Hybrid Environment
By Andrew Phillips

• Different projects/technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds
• Challenge: how to handle dependencies between different systems with different iteration cycles?
• "Canoncial problem": microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend (releases quarterly)
• Key principle: decoupling! Rather than trying to plan for the dependency, try to eliminate it during the development process
• Technique 1: interface partitioning/"microservice-style" APIs
• Technique 2: stub services/service virtualization
• Technique 3: feature flags instead of branches
• Technique 4: version management and (API) dependency tracking"
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Speaker Bio:Andrew Phillips heads up product management at XebiaLabs. He is an evangelist and thought leader in the DevOps, Cloud and Continuous Delivery space. He sits on the management team and drives product direction, positioning and planning. [continued]

Automate Or Die: Security and Visibility in the Age of IaaS
By Sami Laine

Modern Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) fundamentally breaks most traditional security tools and approaches. Number of environments used by enterprises are exploding beyond traditional data center and virtualization. Workloads are becoming elastic with shorter lifespans. Mergers and acquisitions are accelerating. All this makes traditional network and perimeter centric security less scalable, less effective and less efficient. Come and explore how adopting an agile security approach can enable instant visibility and enforcement on every server, from bare metal legacy systems to Public Cloud IaaS providers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Sami Laine is Principal Technologist at CloudPassage. During the last 17 years in the security industry at CyberSource, PassMark Security, RSA and CloudPassage, Sami has helped many of the world's largest enterprises and financial institutions fight fraud, malware, threats and breaches and focuses on helping companies embrace agile security practices. [continued]

The Cloud without Safe Harbor
By Jeff Miller

The revocation of Safe Harbor has radically affected data sovereignty strategy in the cloud. Learn how to assess these changes across your own cloud strategy, and how you can mitigate risks previously covered under the agreement. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jeff Miller leads product management at Cavirin. Prior to joining the leadership team, Jeff led security and/or compliance management within multiple Microsoft offerings including Skype, SQL, Health Solutions, Azure Network, and Azure Compute. His career has spanned over twenty years across pharmaceutical, medical device, financial, e-discovery, government, and many other industry verticals requiring comprehensive security, compliance, and privacy solutions. He holds certifications from ISC2 (CISSP), IAPP (CIPP/IT), ISACA (CGEIT), ITIL, ISO Provisional Auditor, and multiple FEMA emergency management certifications. [continued]

Data Centers on the Edge
By Steven Carlini

With the exponential growth of network traffic slowing down data transmission, companies are looking for solutions. Recently, a solution has emerged that can help improve your data speed with data centers on the edge. These micro data center solutions can simplify the lives of many data center owners and operators because they are self-contained, secure computing environments, assembled in a factory and shipped in one enclosure which includes all the necessary power, cooling, security, and management tools. Their flexibility opens up a wave of new applications, made possible through reduced latency, increased security and cost efficiency. The Internet of Things, wearable technology, connected cars and smart homes could all depend upon the benefits offered by these edge data centers. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Steven Carlini is the Senior Director, Data Center Global Solution Marketing and Business Development for Schneider Electric.

Steven is responsible for developing and communicating the value proposition for Schneider Electric's data center segment. A frequent speaker at industry conferences and forums, his focus is on physical infrastructure for enterprise and cloud data centers. He is an expert on the foundation layer of data centers which include prefabricated modules, power & power distribution, cooling, rack systems, physical security, and DCIM management solutions. [continued]

How to Establish Security & Privacy "Due Diligence" in the Cloud
By Maria C. Horton

The traditional, on-premise computing model has established processes, accreditations, certifications, governance and compliance rules - FISMA, NERC CIP, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, IRS 1075. While the security industry is aggressively addressing the technical security gaps in cloud driven services, many organizations using cloud services are struggling to implement and adapt strategic processes, procedures, and controls for cloud governance and due diligence. This session will cover a discussion of: [continued]

Speaker Bio:Maria C. Horton, CISSP, ISSMP, IAM, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EmeSec Incorporated. She founded EmeSec in 2003 after retiring from two decades as a Navy Officer where she rose to the rank of Commander. As a hands-on cybersecurity expert, she grew the company to become a leading provider of Cloud Security and Engineering Services delivering cyber assessments, protections and business enablement. [continued]

Docker Containers OTA for IoT
By Shashank Jain

Most of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Working as a development Architect for SAP Labs Bangalore.

Has keen interest in the areas of Cloud computing, Distributed Systems and Databases.

Has been working in the area of IoT and Cloud computing for last 3 yrs

Earlier experience includes working as an Architect with HP, where worked mostly in the area of document management. [continued]

Overcoming the Challenges in Testing WebRTC Services
By Tsahi Levent-Levi

WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tsahi Levent-Levi is Co-founder of testRTC, a WebRTC testing and monitoring company, as well as an Independent Analyst and Consultant for WebRTC.

Tsahi Levent-Levi has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications, VoIP and 3G industry as an engineer, manager, marketer and CTO. Tsahi is an entrepreneur, independent analyst and consultant, assisting companies to form a bridge between technologies and business strategy in the domain of telecommunications.

Tsahi has an MSc in Computer Science, and an MBA degree specializing in Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Tsahi has been granted three patents related to 3G-324M and VoIP. He acted as the chairman of various activity groups within the IMTC, an organization focusing on interoperability of multimedia communications.

Tsahi is the author and editor of bloggeek.me, which focuses on the ecosystem and business opportunities around WebRTC. [continued]

General Session | Keep Your Data Active
By Barbara Murphy

We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in this session we'll show you how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources. See how HGST has used these solutions to gain more value out of the information we have--and capitalize on that value by delivering better products. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Barbara Murphy is the Vice President of Marketing for the Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit at HGST. She is responsible for leading the global marketing efforts for HGST's portfolio of innovative technology, platforms, converged systems, and solutions. Barbara has over 30 years of experience in the storage industry. [continued]

Tech Primer: Big Data in the Cloud
By Hannah Smalltree

The cloud promises agility for companies wanting to utilize it for big data, but can be challenging to understand all the new options and approaches – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS and BDaaS. It's an important concept to understand as more than half of enterprises plan to use the cloud for big data. In this session, learn more about the emerging technology categories for big data and the cloud, and hear important considerations for your decision. In addition, you'll get common evaluation criteria to help evaluate and rank your options. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Hannah Smalltree is a director with Cazena, which offers enterprise Big Data as a Service. She's worked for several other big data software companies, contributes independently to industry research and spent over a decade as technology journalist, interviewing hundreds of companies about their data and analytics projects. [continued]

Next-Gen VDI: Application Hosting Platform (AHP)
By Shawn Scanlon

As interest in VDI grows among enterprises, many are finding its implementation more challenging than they anticipated. Successful desktop virtualization requires a powerful, secure, reliable infrastructure that delivers a seamless user experience. Private clouds that deliver a public cloud experience are emerging as a solution. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Shawn Scanlon started with HPM Networks in 2006. Prior to HPM Shawn worked for Compaq, HP and Dell in various Architect roles. Since HPM's acquisition by CANCOM in 2014, Shawn has led their Application Hosting Platform team and launched their Next Gen VDI solution into the US Market. [continued]

From Idea to Product Launch with Software Development Partner
By Oleg Lola

This report will give you insights from experience of a person who helped dozens of companies to launch their products. Particularly you will find out the following: [continued]

Speaker Bio: Oleg Lola, CEO at MobiDev, is a talented business manager and a skilled mobile developer, has a ten-year experience in the IT sphere. He founded MobiDev in 2009 which now has offices in the USA, Germany and Ukraine. Oleg regularly speaks at notable international IT conferences like CeBIT, droidcon, HTML5DevConf, Mobile App Europe, Startup Safary Athens, Spark Conference, Cloud Expo etc. proving his expertise. Oleg is always open for new opportunities and partnerships in order to implement the brightest ideas into life. [continued]

Microsoft and the World of Cloud Powered Containers
By Bruno Terkaly

This session has four primary goals: (1) Understand what containers are; (2) Get insight into MS's container plans; (3) Understand why customers are interested in containers; (4) Learn how to create and manage containers on Azure. Most everyone in Cloud IT circles has realized the power containerization and that companies are adopting Docker containers at a remarkable rate. There are many good reasons for this, such as easily setting up dev/test scenarios (DevOps), building out sophisticated, distributed computing clusters. But there are some deeper questions this talk will address from the Microsoft perspective. For example, what is the future of Windows in a containerized world? How will Windows and Linux work together in Azure? There are also some really interesting questions around orchestration of containers in the cloud - how will containers be provisioned, managed, and secured in a public cloud? What about difficult to containerize workloads like relational databases? Finally, the world is simultaneously moving to a micro-services architecture. What exactly is the relationship between microservices and containerization? This talk will take a candid look across this fast-moving container-powered landscape. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Bruno Terkaly is Principal Software Engineer, Developer Experience, Global ISV, at Microsoft. He assists and directly engages with some of the largest software brands in the world, helping them understand and adopt Azure as a public cloud platform. He also acts as an architect and advisor taking existing on premises and AWS architectures, and migrating to a scalable, fault-tolerant, highly available, and robust, global public cloud presence. [continued]

Empowering DevOps with Real Time Communications
By John Senay

DevOps is a software development method that places emphasis on communications between Software Engineering, Quality Assurance and IT Operations (SEQAITO ) with the goal to produce software and services to improve, increase the operational performance for the Enterprise. [continued]

Speaker Bio: John Senay have been involved with computer/telecommunications for over 35 years, starting with IBM's SNA network architecture. Over the decades he has implemented network based on Novell, Banyan Vines, Token Ring, and finally IP protocols. Over the last 15 years he have been involved with designing, installing SIP based networks. The next 5 years will change the last 130 years of telecommunications. John is ready for the change, are you? [continued]

Understanding Threats Using Big Data and Contextual Analytics
By David Dufour

Contextual Analytics of various threat data provides a deeper understanding of a given threat and enables identification of unknown threat vectors. Through the use of big data analytics and deep data correlation across different threat types, it is possible to gain a better understanding of where, how and to what level of danger a malicious actor poses to an organization, and helps in the determination of measures to implement to prevent future occurrences. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mr. Dufour designs automated threat detection and remediation solutions with top tier software and hardware manufactures. His nearly thirty years of experience in software engineering has led to the creation of several predictive threat algorithms and the development of new techniques for mapping threat landscapes to identifying bad actors. [continued]

Manufacturers' Opportunity - What the Internet of Things Means for Product Development
By Diego Tamburini

In this session we will overview Autodesk's view of the IoT, describe the various types of IoT solutions, and discuss how companies can leverage the IoT to deliver value to their customers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Diego Tamburini currently works as the Manufacturing Industry Strategist for Autodesk, where he focuses on identifying the trends and needs of the industry to help define the vision for Autodesk in manufacturing. He is also acts an evangelist of Autodesk's thought leadership in the industry by delivering talks, writing, and engaging with the media and industry analysts. Diego came to Autodesk from Microsoft, where he worked in the Microsoft Dynamics development team developing the first cloud release of Dynamics ERP for Professional Services. Prior to Microsoft Dynamics, he worked with the Developer & Platform Evangelism group, helping Global ISVs in Engineering & Manufacturing align their product strategies with future Microsoft technologies. Diego also worked as Research Engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Product and Systems Lifecycle Management Systems (PSLM) Center on engineering information modeling, software infrastructures for integrated collaborative engineering, and knowledge representations and interoperability technologies to enable them. He also worked closely with the OMG group developing and reviewing the SysML standard (an extension of UML targeted to Systems Engineering). Before Microsoft, he worked at SDRC (now Siemens PLM) as a Principal PLM Implementation Engineer, helping large customers such as Boeing and Goodrich Aerospace implement UGS' PLM system (known as Metaphase at that time). Diego lives with his wife and two daughters in Snoqualmie, WA. He enjoys traveling with them to warm places and participating in long distance triathlons and marathons. [continued]

Simplifying and Accelerating Data Protection with DRaaS
By Dan Olivares

Organizations are now three times more likely to adopt cloud-based provisioning of recovery sites. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a critical offering for cloud providers as it offers a non-intrusive solution for end users to effectively evaluate the cloud and become more amenable to using the cloud for further use cases. Cloud service provider's DRaaS offerings must be rigorous enough to push the performance of the cloud but be a safe proposition for the enterprise. Learn about lowering barriers to entry with a hypervisor-based solution that installs seamlessly into the customer environment with no application reconfiguration, as well as delivering consistent support of disaster recovery SLAs within one solution that can be deployed across multiple sites with multi tenancy All this within a simple, centralized management of all processes from one interface. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dan is a service provider expert with over 15+ years of proven experience driving record YOY revenue growth as both an individual contributor and group leader for companies such as XO Communications, Rackspace, VMware, and now Zerto. Dan has been a consistent top performer within the SaaS, IaaS and IT enablement sectors, through integrating technology and business solutions to drive revenue for various channels and alliances. He brings expertise in relationship management and new business development for service providers and VARs pursuing a virtualized DRaaS strategy [continued]

The Internet Part of Internet of Things
By Matt Torrisi

Internet ready devices are becoming increasingly common, yet architecturally they often still act like point-to-point networks. Meanwhile, containers are making rapid deployments across networks painless, but knowing where and when to deploy them to meet market demand is just as critical. Today we will discuss what the public internet in the middle really looks like, and how operators can build their networks for better performance and security. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Matt Torrisi is Customer Success Operations at Dyn, global provider of internet performance technologies. He specializes in enterprise traffic mapping and network architecture, and helps enable some of the largest cloud services in the world. Fluent in both tech and business language, he is bridging the gap from devop to vendor. [continued]

Get your Flow On. Building Data Flows Simply with AgilData
By Dan Lynn

Learn how to design and diagram and stream processing data flow. Using AgilData we will demonstrate how easy it is to build a data processing flow and track it across the query execution layer. It's kind of like seeing code in the Matrix but cooler. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Dan Lynn, CEO of AgilData, formerly CodeFutures Corporation, is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 14 years of experience in the software industry. He joins AgilData to advance the agile Big Data strategies in development around AgilData, CodeFutures' new agile Big Data platform designed to remove the complexity and limitations of current data management approaches. [continued]

General Session | Cross-Channel Marketing in a Cloud-Driven, Digital World
By Bruce Swann

Speaker Bio: Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social media, mobile marketing and email marketing, as well as marketing and CRM technologies, including marketing automation, predictive analytics and marketing resource management. At Adobe, Bruce is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, focused on marketing and product strategy for cross-channel campaign management. [continued]


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Opening Keynote | Geek Girls Are Chic: 5 Career Hacks
By Sandy Carter

Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. [continued]

Speaker Bio: A recognized leader in social business, best-selling author, and one of the most influential people in Web 2.0 technology, Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist. She is responsible for IBM's worldwide focus on building and expanding the Cloud ecosystem for ISVs, Entrepreneurs, Developers, and Academics, which influences one third of the revenue for IBM. Previously, Sandy was Vice President, Social Business Evangelism and Sales, responsible for setting the direction for IBM's Social Business initiative, where she led the team to five years of #1 market share per IDC. [continued]

Day 2 Keynote | The Internet of Everything: Seizing the Opportunities
By Manjula Talreja

Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years. In this session, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, will discuss IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She will share what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Manjula Talreja is currently a Vice President in Cisco's Consulting Services group - the company's business and IT technology consulting arm - where she manages the Global Service Provider business worldwide and drive the Cloud practice. In these roles, she engages with Service Provider executives and enterprise CIOs to help them transform their business as a result of the digital disruption fueled by the Internet of Everything (IoE), Analytics, Cloud and Network virtualization. [continued]

Day 3 Keynote | Virtustream: A Blue Collar Unicorn
By Rodney Rogers

Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream, discusses the evolution of the company from inception to its recent acquisition by EMC – including personal insights, lessons learned (and some WTF moments) along the way. Learn how Virtustream's unique approach of combining the economics and elasticity of the consumer cloud model with proper performance, application automation and security into a platform became a breakout success with enterprise customers and a natural fit for the EMC Federation. [continued]

Speaker Bio: With over 25 years in the Information Technology Services industry, Rodney Rogers is a well-recognized thought leader and successful entrepreneur. Currently, Rodney is a co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Virtustream, a leading cloud software and services provider. Virtustream introduced the first consumption-based hybrid cloud software and IaaS platform capable of providing commercial application latency performance guarantees for running mission-critical enterprise class applications on modern multi-tenant cloud architectures. In May of 2015, Virtustream signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by EMC for $1.2 billion. [continued]

General Session | Moving From Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces
By Esmeralda Swartz

Connected things, systems and people can provide information to other things, systems and people and initiate actions for each other that result in new service possibilities. By taking a look at the impact of Internet of Things when it transitions to a highly connected services marketplace we can understand how connecting the right "things" and leveraging the right partners can provide enormous impact to your business' growth and success. This exciting emergence of layers of service offerings across a growing partner ecosystem can be monetized for the benefit of smart digital citizens, enterprises and society. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks. [continued]

Power Panel | Balancing the 3 Pillars of DevOps – Managing People, Process, and Technology Change to Grow a DevOps Culture
By Andi Mann & Haseeb Budhani & Dalibor Siroky

While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, has over 20 years global experience within IT departments, with software vendors, and as a leading industry analyst. He has been widely published in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, Computerworld, and more. He has presented worldwide on virtualization, cloud, automation, and IT management. He is a co-author of the popular handbook, Visible Ops – Private Cloud; he blogs at pleasediscuss.com/andimann and tweets as @AndiMann.

Haseeb Budhani is co-founder and CEO of Soha, which provides ground-breaking security service that enables companies to securely run applications in any cloud environment. Previously, Haseeb served as the Chief Product Officer for Infineta Systems, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's product marketing, marketing communications and partner management activities.

Dalibor Siroky is Director and co-founder at Plutora, makers of the leading enterprise release management and test environment management SaaS solution. Dalibor runs Plutora's global operations. [continued]

General Session | Next Generation Cloud Services: EMC-Windstream Partnering to Drive Cloud Solutions
By Michael Piccininni & Mike Dietze

Review of Next Generation Cloud services, including Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Engaged in the Technology industry for more than 15 years in business development and management roles, Michael supports several of EMC's most strategic Cloud Service Provider relationships, including Windstream. His organization focuses on identification, solution development and joint go-to-market execution.

Mike Dietze is the Regional Director for Windstream Hosted Solutions where he manages a that team focuses on building cloud based solutions for Windstream's customers. He has over 15 years of experience in data center based solutions as a sales professional and leader. [continued]

General Session | Be the Disruptor - The Digital API Value Chain
By Laura Heritage

There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industries. APIs are at the center of the digital Business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not the disruptee. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Laura is a Director of API Strategy at SOA Software. In this role, she works with customer to establish API Business strategies and implement API and SOA Platforms. Previously Ms. Heritage served as a Product Line Manager at IBM and was responsible for establishing IBM¹s API Management business. [continued]

General Session | AgilData Sneak Peek: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Evolve with On-Demand Schemas
By Dan Lynn

The web app is Agile. The REST API is Agile. The testing and planning are Agile. But alas, Data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes which force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dan Lynn, CEO of CodeFutures Corporation, is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 14 years of experience in the software industry. He joins CodeFutures to advance the agile Big Data strategies in development around AgilData, CodeFutures' new agile Big Data platform designed to remove the complexity and limitations of current data management approaches. [continued]

Turning the Corner on Cloud Data Governance
By Evelyn de Souza

Cloud data governance was previously an avoided function when cloud deployments were relatively small. With the rapid adoption in public cloud - both rogue and sanctioned, it's not uncommon to find regulated data dumped into public cloud and unprotected. This is why enterprises and cloud providers alike need to embrace a cloud data governance function and map policies, processes and technology controls accordingly. This session will focus on how to set up a cloud data governance program and spans setting up an executive board to ensuring the availability, integrity, security and privacy of cloud data through its lifecycle. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Evelyn is a cloud compliance and data privacy strategy leader at Cisco responsible for championing solutions to address emerging industry trends. She is a strong proponent of building repeatable processes that enable organizations to sustain compliance while optimizing data security posture. Evelyn co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), which harmonizes regulations and industry standards to a common framework [continued]

Is Your Data Encryption Kosher?
By Ray Potter

Cryptography has become one of the most underappreciated, misunderstood components of technology. It's too easy for salespeople to dismiss concerns with three letters that nobody wants to question. 'Yes, of course, we use AES.' But what exactly are you trusting to be the ultimate guardian of your data? Let's face it – you probably don't know. An organic, grassfed Kobe steak is a far cry from a Big Mac, but they're both beef, right? Not exactly. Crypto is the same way. The US government requires all federally deployed technology to meet minimum standards. For encryption, if it hasn't been certified to meet the FIPS 140-2 benchmark, it is considered the equivalent of exposing your data in plain text. That's how crucial it is. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ray Potter is the CEO and co-founder of SafeLogic. Previously, Ray founded Apex Assurance Group and led the Security Assurance program at Cisco Systems. Ray currently lives in Palo Alto and enjoys cycling and good bourbon, although not at the same time. [continued]

Big Data and IoT: For Enterprise Use Only?
By Seth Robinson

The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, big data and IoT isn't just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact. Learn how your business can plug into the trends to deliver value in the long term. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Seth Robinson is the director of technology analysis for CompTIA, the leading trade association for the IT industry. In this role, he analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction. Seth has led research studies on cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, and IT security, among other areas. Previously, he spent 10 years in processor development at IBM, building the chips for the Xbox360, PS3, and Wii U. He has been cited in various media outlets, including Wall Street Journal and USA Today, for his thoughts on how businesses are using technology and how the role of IT is changing. [continued]

Deploy in Scale With Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes and Apache Stratos
By Lakmal Warusawithana

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a technology designed to make devops easier and allow developers to focus on application development. The PaaS takes care of provisioning, scaling, HA, and other cloud management aspects. Apache Stratos is a PaaS codebase developed in Apache and designed to create a highly productive developer environment while also supporting powerful deployment options. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Lakmal is Director - Cloud Architecture at WSO2 Inc who focuses cloud solution of WSO2 Products. Also Lakmal is vise president of Apache Stratos. Lakmal has more than 12 years of industry experience. In 2005, Lakmal co-founded the thinkCube, the pioneers in developing the next generation of Collaborative Cloud Computing products that are tailored towards Telecom operators. He oversaw the overall engineering process and focused special attention to scalability and service delivery of thinkCube solutions. [continued]

Moving Applications from On-Premise to Cloud
By Michael Meiner

There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. The range of cloud offerings(IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) will be analyzed, along with the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offering. Enterprise deployment considerations, including High Availability and Security, will be discussed. A demonstration will show migration to Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2) and Weblogic Java Cloud Service, using applications build using Tomcat and other J2EE vendors. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Michael Meiner is an Engineering Director at Oracle Corporation. His organization is responsible for lifecycle Quality Assurance of the Fusion Middleware Suite of products, including: installation, configuration, upgrade, test-to-production and interoperability on a range of computing platforms and Operating Systems. The Fusion Middleware product suite supports both On-Premise as well as Cloud offerings. [continued]

What, Why, and How of IaaS and PaaS
By Yung Chou

The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. This session demonstrates the concepts and implementations two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). We will detail from business and technical viewpoints on what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transition into and take advantages of these emerging service models. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. Within the company, he has had opportunities serving customers in the areas of support account management, technical support, technical sales, and evangelism. Prior to Microsoft, he had established capacities in system programming, application development, consulting services, and IT management. His technical focuses have been on virtualization and cloud computing with strong interests in hybrid cloud and emerging enterprise computing architecture. He has been a frequent speaker in Microsoft conferences, roadshow and TechNet events. [continued]

Securing the Software Defined Data Center
By Reuven Harrison

The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud) is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Reuven Harrison is CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin. Reuven brings more than 20 years of software development experience, holding key senior developer positions at Check Point Software, as well other key positions at Capsule Technologies and ECS. He received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University. [continued]

Operational Hadoop and the Lambda Architecture for Streaming Data
By Dale Kim

Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and internet-of-things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, representing a model of how to analyze real-time and historical data together. This presentation will cover the practice of capturing canonical data "as it lands" as a baseline for accommodating future analytics requirements. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Dale is Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His technical and managerial experience includes work with relational databases, as well as non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science from the UC Berkeley. [continued]

Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT
Moderated by Jason Bloomberg

Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? Join this panel of experts as they peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards [continued]

Speaker Bios: Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his expertise in Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele. During his twelve years at ZapThink, he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential. He now runs the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course around the world. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013). [continued]

General Session | Insights for IT Transforming into the Cloud Enabler
Paul Maravei

Business as usual for IT is evolving into a "Make or Buy" decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? Cisco and our partners offer a market leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud business applications and services across multiple cloud delivery models [continued]

Speaker Bio: Paul leads Sales and Services strategy for Cisco's Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services business for US East Coast. Paul has over fifteen (15) years of Sales management and leadership experience. In his most recent role, Paul led the product marketing efforts for Cloud and SDN solutions. Prior to this, he held multiple sales leadership roles at Cisco European operation. Paul has managed the sales of hundreds of millions of Cisco hardware, software and services, and has managed top European service provider customer relationships including subsidiaries of Vodafone, Orange and Deutsche Telekom. [continued]

General Session | Infrastructure as a Toolbox
Phil Jackson

Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry. Resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. Let's break down what we've got to work with and discuss benefits and pitfalls to discover how we can best used them to design hosted applications. [continued]

Speaker Bio: As Lead Technology Evangelist, Phil Jackson helps SoftLayer customers and partners integrate with the company's platform. For the past 10 years, he has worked in various roles within the IaaS industry, from sales to development. Jackson started his career in Web hosting at Ev1Servers, where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, Jackson has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the technology community. [continued]

Scaling Global Databases - Beyond Consistency and Availability
By Alexander Sicular

Companies today struggle to manage the types and volume of data their customers and employees generate and use every day. With billions of requests daily, operational consistency can be elusive. This session will explore how a distributed systems solution, such as NoSQL, can give organizations the consistency and availability necessary to succeed with on-demand data, offering high availability at massive scale. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Alexander Sicular has practiced medical informatics for more than 16 years, most recently as director of medical informatics at Columbia University's Departments of Neurology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Working together with clinicians, researchers and hospital administrators, Alexander has worked to implement systems that integrate clinical data from disparate databases and data models to improve operational efficiency, reduce the burden of regulatory compliance, enhance data quality and increase research opportunities. Currently, as lead solutions architect at Basho Technologies, Alexander works to educate customers on how to employ non-relational distributed systems in greenfield applications or augment legacy relational systems to best take advantage of non-relational capabilities. [continued]

The Era of Smart Data is Upon Us – How Hybrid Clouds Provide Scalable Storage for the Internet of Things
By Paul Turner

Paul Turner, Cloudian technology evangelist and CMO, will discuss the revolutionary notion that the storage world is transitioning from mere big data to smart data. Analytics is the foundation of smart data and now, with the ability to run Hadoop directly on smart storage systems like Cloudian HyperStore, enterprises will gain huge business advantages in terms of scalability, efficiency and cost savings as they move closer to realizing the potential of the Internet of Things. Mr. Turner will argue that today's hybrid cloud storage solutions, with commodity hardware and in-place analytics capabilities, will help quickly yield high value insights without the high price tag. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Paul Turner is technology evangelist and CMO at Cloudian, Inc. where he is responsible for product strategy, planning and development, branding, and leading the charge for widespread market and end-user adoption of hybrid cloud storage architectures. Mr. Turner came to Cloudian with nearly 25 years of product development and marketing management leadership, including ten years at NetApp where he led the Product Strategy Office, guiding corporate investment into FlashRay, Iongrid and CacheIQ. Prior to that role, he was the General Manager of NetApp's OnCommand Insight business (which included Onaro and Akorri). Under his leadership that enterprise software business was recognized by Gartner as a leader in the storage resource management market and grew to more than $60M in revenue. Prior to NetApp, he led Oracle's Technology Alliances Division, and prior to that, the Oracle Support Engineering team. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. [continued]

Put Your Data in the Driver's Seat with a Data-Centric IT Approach
By Madhukar Kumar

Are your applications getting in the way of your business strategy? It's time to rethink your IT approach. Join this session to discover a new data-centric approach to IT that allows your data, not applications, to inform business strategy. By moving away from an application-centric IT model where data integration and analysis are subservient to the constraints of applications, your organization will be better poised to: [continued]

Speaker Bio: Madhukar brings over 18 years of experience developing and managing web and SaaS solutions at large and small companies. Most recently, Madhukar was VP of Product Management at HP Software where he was responsible for product portfolio strategy, roadmap and held P&L responsibility for their portfolio of offerings including the web experience management suite and cloud managed services. His prior engagements have included executive roles at Autonomy, Interwoven, Zuora, and Sumtotal. Madhukar holds an MS in Software Engineering and an MS In Mass Communications from Kansas State University and a BA from Delhi University. [continued]

Enabling Actionable Insight: Solving the Data Veracity Problem from the Cloud
By Pat Adamiak

The excitement around the possibilities enabled by Big Data is being tempered by the daunting task of feeding the analytics engines with high quality data on a continuous basis. As the once distinct fields of data integration and data management increasingly converge, cloud based data solutions providers have emerged who can buffer your organization from the complexities of this continuous data cleansing and management so that you're free to focus on the end goal: actionable insight. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Pat brings over 20 years of marketing experience establishing portfolio positioning and building brands at large companies. Most recently, Pat was Senior Director at Cisco leading global solutions product marketing for its cloud portfolio. Prior to that he held several executive marketing positions at HP including VP of Portfolio, Alliances, and Marketing for their Managed Services business and Head of Cloud Services Marketing. Pat holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and BSEE from Penn State. [continued]

Driving IoT Adoption with Innovative IoT Cloud Management
By Ian Khan & Ermanno Bonifazi

Internet of Things is moving from being a hype to a reality. Experts estimate that internet connected cars will grow to 152 million, while over 100 million internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps will be operational by 2020. These and many other intriguing statistics highlight the importance of Internet powered devices and how market penetration is going to multiply many times over in the next few years. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer.

Ermanno is a visionary entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in creating value for shareholders and growing his organizations. As the Founder and CEO of Solgenia, he brings forward new technologies through innovative and key enterprise solutions that address key business needs through the Cloud. He currently leads Solgenia globally through 350 employees worldwide and a strategy to be one of the leading Enterprise Cloud solution providers worldwide. His ongoing role is to establish the strategic and business goals of the company, coordinate the implementation of those business goals and provide direct input in the development of new, innovative products. [continued]

Powering a Cloud Economy with Cloud Monetization
By Ian Khan & Ermanno Bonifazi

The Cloud industry has moved from being more than just being able to provide infrastructure and management services on the Cloud. Enter a new era of Cloud computing where monetization's services through the Cloud are an essential piece of strategy to feed your organizations bottom-line, your revenue and Profitability. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer.

Ermanno is a visionary entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in creating value for shareholders and growing his organizations. As the Founder and CEO of Solgenia, he brings forward new technologies through innovative and key enterprise solutions that address key business needs through the Cloud. He currently leads Solgenia globally through 350 employees worldwide and a strategy to be one of the leading Enterprise Cloud solution providers worldwide. His ongoing role is to establish the strategic and business goals of the company, coordinate the implementation of those business goals and provide direct input in the development of new, innovative products. [continued]

Understanding FedRAMP and Overcoming Obstacles
By Abel Sussman

FedRAMP is mandatory for government cloud deployments and businesses need to comply in order to provide services for federal engagements. This presentation will review the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process and provide advice on overcoming common compliance obstacles. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Abel Sussman is the Director for Coalfire Public Sector practice. For more than 18 years, Abel has been helping organizations implement new systems and transform stagnant programs. He is a nationally recognized industry expert and has presented on information security and cloud computing for the FBI, DHS, and DoD. [continued]

Building an Agile Big Data Infrastructure: A different View
By Cory Isaacson

There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immediate and actionable interpretation of events as they happen. Another aspect concerns how to deliver data in a meaningful way, one that really delivers on what end-users need to maintain a competitive position in fast-changing markets. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability. [continued]

Real-Time Big Data: An Agile Approach
By Dan Lynn

The truth is, today's databases are anything but agile — they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Performance suffers as a result, and it takes far longer than it should to deliver new features and capabilities needed to make your organization competitive. As your application and business needs change, data repositories and structures get outmoded rapidly, resulting in increased work for application developers and slow performance for end users. Further, as data sizes grow into the "Big Data" realm, this problem is exacerbated and becomes even more difficult to address. A seemingly simple schema change can take hours (or more) to perform, and as requirements evolve, the disconnect between existing data structures and actual needs diverge. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dan Lynn, CEO of CodeFutures Corporation, is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 14 years of experience in the software industry. He joins CodeFutures to advance the agile Big Data strategies in development around AgilData, CodeFutures' new agile Big Data platform designed to remove the complexity and limitations of current data management approaches. [continued]

The Secure Path to Value in the Cloud
By Denny Heaberlin

Even as cloud and managed services grow increasingly central to business strategy and performance, challenges remain. The biggest sticking point for companies seeking to capitalize on the cloud is data security. Keeping data safe is an issue in any computing environment, and it has been a focus since the earliest days of the cloud revolution. Understandably so: a lot can go wrong when you allow valuable information to live outside the firewall. Recent revelations about government snooping, along with a steady stream of well-publicized data breaches, only add to the uncertainty. Managing these concerns, along with related questions around choosing the right cloud vendor, is an essential part of any cloud strategy. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Denny Heaberlin is a Security Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, the provider of choice for four out of five Fortune 500 companies for data, voice, network and cloud solutions. Denny is responsible for cloud and data center marketing, identifying and creating hosted solutions that dramatically improve the efficiency and availability of IT resources, applications and data for enterprise organizations, and that leverage the flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost-savings of the cloud. [continued]

Hadoop as a Service
By Kumar Ramamurthy

Hadoop as a Service ( as offered by handful of niche vendors now ) is a cloud computing solution that makes medium and large-scale data processing accessible, easy, fast and inexpensive. This is achieved by eliminating the operational challenges of running Hadoop, so one can focus on business growth. The fragmented Hadoop distribution world and various PaaS solutions that provide a Hadoop flavor either make choices for customers very flexible in the name of options or restrictive in the name of abstraction provided. Hopefully these HaaS providers will sign up for services to be provided from wider Hadoop market soon and become the market leaders in driving business adoption of Hadoop without the pains of today [continued]

Speaker Bio: Kumar is the Vice President and Chief Technologist for DW, BI-analytics, Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Big Data practices at Virtusa. He manages consulting engagements, transformational assessments and revenue and delivery assurance for Virtusa's existing and new clients in this space. He has over fifteen years of experience in enterprise data architecture, database related technologies, software platforms and architecture assessments with proven ability in consulting, selling, driving and delivering large scale EIM development/ maintenance projects, both in the enterprise and the ISV areas. An expert in Kimball and Inmon related DW architectures, he is also adept in data integration, BI, data governance, database performance tuning, data modeling and MDM areas. [continued]

Build a Better Workspace
By Seth Bostock

The Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) market will grow to $6.4B by 2018.This session will begin by walking the audience through the evolution of workspace as-a-service, where it is now vs. where it going. To look beyond the desktop we must understand exactly what WaaS is, who the users are, and where it is going in the future. IT departments, ISV's and service providers must look to workflow and automation capabilities to adopt to growing demand and the rapidly changing workspace model. The latest industry market research combined with real case studies will be demonstrated as supporting factors to give the audience a full scope of the WaaS market. This session will wrap up with key takeaways on how to build a better workspace to fully leverage the future of WaaS. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Seth Bostock is the Chief Executive Officer at IndependenceIT. Mr. Bostock is responsible for guiding IndependenceIT's overall business operations and strategy. Under his leadership, IndependenceIT completed the successful acquisition of Veddio and the development and launch of the Cloud Workspace Suite. He is a results-driven executive with more than a decade of experience in delivering business value through a pragmatic process. Additionally, he has an extensive background designing and implementing business improvement strategies that enhance corporate performance. Mr. Bostock's work has led to top industry publication CRN recognizing IndependenceIT as paving the way for the future of the managed services space while also recognizing him as one of the "100 industry people you should know". He was also named as one of the top IT executives to watch in 2014 by MSPMentor. [continued]

Cloud Data Management and Beyond with Commvault Simpana
By Randy De Meno

As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing & protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection &E-Discovery of your data -- whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. Learn how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault Simpana software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Randy De Meno joined CommVault in 1994 and initiated CommVault's direction into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of the industry. Randy holds dozens patents on a number of CommVault's technologies including the Granular Application Integration and E-Discovery capabilities. Randy led CommVault's direction towards what is today's CommVault's Windows Centric Simpana solution and spearheaded the partnership with Microsoft in 1999. Randy continues to manage the overall strategic relationship with Microsoft. Randy leads CommVault's application efforts for their Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint, Lync, SQL, Azure as well as other Windows based solutions. On a personal note, Randy is married with three children and leads the CommVault Ice Hockey team which has enabled CommVault and partners to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various children's charities over the years. [continued]

Today's Mobile Workforce & the Cloud
By Mark Grilli

Businesses are looking to empower employees and departments to do more, go faster, and streamline their processes. For all workers – but mobile workers especially – utilizing the cloud to re-connect documents and improve processes without destructing existing workflows can have a dramatic impact on productivity. Hear from Mark Grilli, VP of Acrobat Solutions at Adobe, as he outlines new ways that the cloud is changing the way people work – from wherever they are. Attendees will hear how: [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mark Grilli is vice president of Acrobat Solutions marketing at Adobe Systems Incorporated. He is responsible for worldwide marketing strategy and implementation of the company's document solutions and services, including Acrobat, Acrobat.com and EchoSign. Prior to joining Adobe, Grilli held marketing and client services positions at WebEx (now a Cisco Company) and was co-founder in a elearning start up. He holds a bachelors degree in political science from UCSB and a MBA from Pepperdine University. [continued]

Using RancherOS to Run Microservices on Docker at Scale
By Shannon Williams

Docker is an excellent platform for organizations interested in running microservices. It offers portability and consistency between development and production environments, quick provisioning times, and a simple way to isolate services. This presentation will walk through these and other benefits of using Docker to run microservices, and provide an overview of RancherOS, a minimalist distribution of Linux designed expressly to run Docker. We will also discuss Rancher, an orchestration and service discovery platform designed for running Docker at scale in production on any cloud and computing infrastructure. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Shannon Williams is a co-founder at Rancher Labs, a company focused on building open source software for operating Docker and microservices in production. Shannon has spent his career at technology start-ups, working with visionary customers to embrace next generation technologies like cloud computing, identity management, and security. [continued]

Stay Ahead of the Attackers with Proactive Cloud Security
By Justin Criswell & Stephen Coty

Organizations from small-business to the enterprise are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber attacks is on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a comprehensive security defense strategy is key. In 2014, organizations such as J.P Morgan Chase, Kmart, and the U.S. Postal Service experienced data breaches through malware and other targeted attacks. How will your business adapt to this shift in technology while keeping its security posture? Join Alert Logic's Chief Evangelist, Stephen Coty as he takes you into the evolving world of cybercrime and gives you an insider's look into the tactics utilized by fast, well-funded and organized attackers. He will review real examples and case studies of recent breaches, and you will learn expert strategies for protecting your information in the cloud. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Justin Criswell is a Senior Sales Engineer at Alert Logic and has over 11 years' experience in Enterprise IT solutions. Additionally, he is also a subject matter expert for complex deployments of network, system and application security. As a Solutions Engineer, Justin oversees Architecture Integration for customer deployments that focus on improving overall information security. His experience includes directing clients on the proper implementation of integrated security audits, assessments of internal controls, as well as providing the tools and services to keep client information compliant with PCI, HIPAA, SOX and other regulatory measures.

Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formally ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the Manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace He has worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a Focus on Security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007. [continued]

Why Public Clouds Are A Step Backwards in Efficiency
By Jordan Jacobs

Years ago companies saw a major improvement in efficiency in the heyday of virtualization. As the world looked to the cloud to solve business challenges these savings were forgotten. Today we live in a post cloud world with pre-virtualization efficiencies. Jordan will discuss these common mistakes that as many as 90% of companies are making utilizing public clouds that are causing these problems and how to avoid them. [continued]

Speaker Bio: SingleHop's VP of Products Jordan Jacobs has more than a decade of business strategy and product development experience in the cloud, hosting, and managed services market. Jordan combines deep technical knowledge with practical business aptitude derived from professional experiences spanning from cloud architecture and design, to datacenter engineering. [continued]

Painless Polyglot Persistence
By Raj Singh

When it comes to building applications, one database definitely does not fit all. Traditional SQL databases are great for storing highly structured, normalized data and performing analytics and reporting. NoSQL has attracted developers with its awesome flexibility, and JSON-centric document stores like Cloudant make web developers incredibly productive by offering a Javascript environment from end-to-end. Recent big data challenges have driven the need for a distributed approach to analytics employing MapReduce techniques embodied in software like Hadoop and Spark. So it's natural that a well-integrated hybrid environment comprised of multiple types of databases and information access paradigms is critical to meeting the business challenges of tomorrow. We'll walk through a mobile app powered by a Cloudant NoSQL database that relies on dashDB for analytics and reporting of Twitter data from IBM's Social Analytics service. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Raj is a developer advocate for IBM Cloud Data Services -- the most complete, integrated portfolio of data, content and analysis services ever delivered via the cloud. He pioneered Web mapping-as-a-service in the late 1990s with Syncline, a startup he co-founded. After that he finished his PhD at MIT, which explored the potential of web services to power urban information systems. Prior to joining Cloudant in 2014, Raj work on geospatial data interoperability challenges for the Open Geospatial Consortium, an international standards body. He's a frequent speaker on interoperability and geo-location services, and contributed to O'Reilly's 2005 book, "Mapping Hacks." [continued]

[Who Cares?] as a Service
By Kevin Hazard

In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered "as a Service" these day: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It's only a matter of time. With service providers positioning vastly differing offerings under a generic "cloud" umbrella, it's all-too-easy to get confused about what's actually being offered. In this session, we'll break down the most commonly used industry buzzwords and discuss what each "aaS" is good for. No BS(aas). [continued]

Speaker Bio: Kevin is responsible for developing, influencing, and managing public-facing and internal content that SoftLayer delivers through digital channels, such as corporate web sites, third party sites, and social media. He has more than 10 years of hosting industry experience, having previously managed social media and customer community engagement for The Planet and directing customer service for Site5 Internet Solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a major in finance from Santa Clara University, and on a good day, he can still dunk a basketball. [continued]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Infrastructure as Code
By Christopher Gallo

Getting started is often the hardest part of any project, and converting your data center into a Git Repository is no different. Learn about some of the more popular configuration management suites, with some practical examples showing off the power of SaltStack. Hopefully, by the end of this presentation, you'll be ready to stop deploying changes manually and enter the magical world of software-defined data centers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Christopher Gallo is a developer and systems administrator with a passion for optimization and performance. Gallo started his career on the front lines of support and has worked as a full-time systems administrator for a large-scale shared hosting environment, a professional services systems administrator, and a senior developer responsible for keeping a fleet of appliances online. Now Gallo works as a developer advocate, helping other developers plug into SoftLayer's API, along with contributing to SoftLayer's open source projects and preaching the glories of automation. [continued]

One Size Does Not Fit All
By Dr. Natasha Tamaskar

While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dr. Natasha Tamaskar brings over 20 years of telecom industry experience with particular expertise in cloud, mobile, WebRTC and . security solutions. In Dr. Tamaskar's current role at GENBAND as Vice President and Head of Cloud and Mobile Strategy and Ecosystem, she is responsible for the strategic direction of GENBAND's Cloud and Mobile solutions and ecosystem partnerships. [continued]

The Data Chef: A Complementary Skill Set for the Future of Data Analysis
By Radhika Subramanian

With the arrival of the Big Data revolution, a data professional is expected to master a broad spectrum of complex domains including data processing, mathematics, programming languages, machine learning techniques, and business knowledge. While this mastery is undoubtedly important, this narrow focus on tool usage has divorced many from the imagination required to solve realworld problems. As the demand for analysis increases, the data science community must transform from tool experts to "data chefs," capable of crafting creative solutions with tangible benefits. During this presentation, Radhika will explore this challenge and provide a new perspective on the skills needed for the contemporary data scientist. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Emcien CEO Radhika Subramanian is a seasoned entrepreneur with decades of experience helping large organizations utilize the insight buried within their data. A sought-after presenter and speaker, she is a regular contributor to trade and national publications, including Forbes, SmartData Collective and IndustryWeek. [continued]

Replication, Backup, and Recovery, the Trends and Realities
By Dale Levesque

One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. While the benefits of the cloud model far outweigh the traditional approach, enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dale Levesque is a Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team. In this role he is responsible for the product development and marketing for various Windstream data center cloud services such as cloud computing, DRaaS, and data survivability offerings. He was previously responsible for Windstream's small business SaaS offerings. [continued]

Embracing Software Defined: From Theory to Practice
By Boyan Ivanov

As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving towards being software-defined - from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. This session will provide some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacenter. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Boyan is CEO and co-founder at StorPool. He started programming at the age of 10. At the same age, he started his first venture and the latter stuck. Boyan has versatile experience in the enterprise and SMB worlds and has also been part of several startups in the IT space, prior to StorPool. [continued]

5 Security Practices That Can Hinder Your Business
By Haseeb Budhani

How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers. In this session, we will share five common approaches that DevOps teams follow to secure access to applications deployed in AWS, Azure, etc., and the friction and risks they impose on the business. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Haseeb Budhani is co-founder and CEO of Soha, which provides ground-breaking security service that enables companies to securely run applications in any cloud environment. Previously, Haseeb served as the Chief Product Officer for Infineta Systems, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's product marketing, marketing communications and partner management activities. [continued]

IBM Watson, Big Data, and the Cloud
By Ashley Hathaway

What exactly is a cognitive application? In this talk take a look at the services being offered by the IBM Watson Developer Cloud and what that means for developers and big data. We'll explore how IBM Watson and its partnerships will continue to grow and help define what it means to be a cognitive service, as well as take a look at the offerings on Bluemix. We'll also check out how Watson and the Alchemy API team up to offer disruptive API's to developers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ashley Hathaway is a product manager who believes in empowering others to do their best work. She excels in telling stories that distill large ideas into executable visions. Her previous role as a UX designer and front-end developer help her develop products that delight users and stakeholders. Her process is rooted in scalability and collaboration while always maintaining a sense of humor. Ashley is currently working for IBM Watson as part of the IBM Design Studio in Austin, Texas [continued]

Why 85% of Workloads Are Not On The Public Cloud and Why They All Will Be In The Cloud By 2020.
By William Toll

Public Cloud IaaS started it's life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in adoption as teams delay their cloud migrations or seek alternatives like the public cloud or await SaaS alternatives for their essential apps. Today's mass market for cloud computing IaaS is made up of non-cloud natives and the industry needs to respond to grow. In his talk, William Toll will break down the reasons for the delays and how existing IT teams can accelerate their plans to migrate to the public cloud – without expensive consultants or big cloud migration projects. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Named one of the top people to follow on Twitter for cloud computing by numerous publications, his 15 years experience in the Internet infrastructure business provides him with a unique insight on IT trends. He's a frequent speaker on Cloud Computing and has given keynotes at Cloud Expo and other events. He has held Marketing and Product Management positions in the Web hosting and Internet infrastructure industry since the late 1990s. [continued]

Cloud-Enabling the Next Generation of Mobile Apps
By Nick Landry

The best mobile applications are augmented by dedicated servers, the Internet and Cloud services. Mobile developers should focus on one thing: writing the next socially disruptive viral app. Thanks to the cloud, they can focus on the overall solution, not the underlying plumbing. From iOS to Android and Windows, developers can leverage cloud services to create a common cross-platform backend to persist user settings, app data, broadcast notifications, run jobs, etc. This session provides a high level technical overview of many cloud services available to mobile app developers, including authentication, storage, caching, notifications, streaming, predictive analytics, logging and more. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Nick Landry (@ActiveNick) is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. With 22+ years of professional experience with the world's top brands, Nick is a regular conference speaker, published author, was 10-year Microsoft MVP on Windows Phone Development, and specializes in Cross-Platform Mobility, GIS, Cloud, IoT and Mobile Game Development. [continued]

Consuming Your Private Cloud as a Service, Not as a Headache
By Andre Bearfield

Deploying and operating cloud technology is difficult and falls outside the core competencies of most organizations. As a result, many on-premises private cloud installations falter, casting doubt on private cloud as a solution in general. Yet private clouds come with a unique set of benefits that continue to drive widespread interest. There must be a better way. This session will give participants a clear roadmap of private cloud implementation challenges and offer actionable ideas for how to overcome them. They also will learn how private cloud as a service might work in their organization and for their application workloads. [continued]

Speaker Bio: André has spent his career working with technology companies that run the gamut. From data center providers all the way up the stack to SaaS firms, André has worked with a broad set of companies to develop and deliver strategies intended to push applications and infrastructure into the future. [continued]

Cloud Integration: Why It's Time for a Connector-Less Approach
By Laura Heritage

The basic integration architecture, as defined by ESBs, hasn't changed for more than a decade. Most cloud integration providers still rely on an ESB architecture and their proprietary connectors. As a result, enterprise integration projects suffer from constraints of availability and reliability of these connectors that are not re-usable across other integration vendors. However, the rapid adoption of APIs and almost ubiquitous availability of APIs amongst most SaaS and Cloud applications are rapidly redefining traditional integration approaches and their reliance on proprietary connectors. In this webinar, we will discuss how enterprises can adopt an API-based integration and connector-less architecture to achieve lightweight, quick, and configurable drag-and-drop integration that is fit for the new digital enterprise. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Laura is a Director of API Strategy at SOA Software. In this role, she works with customer to establish API Business strategies and implement API and SOA Platforms. Previously Ms. Heritage served as a Product Line Manager at IBM and was responsible for establishing IBM¹s API Management business. [continued]

The Benefits of IBM Power in the Cloud
By Chuck Piluso

A study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Prior to Secure Infrastructure and Services, Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. [continued]

Taking Cloud Databases to the Edge
By Bradley Holt

Database apps on mobile devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again), whenever an Internet connection is available. This talk will demonstrate techniques for replicating cloud databases with mobile devices in order to build offline-enabled mobile apps that can provide a better, faster user experience, both offline and online. The focus of this talk will be on Apache CouchDB and related open source tools and open standards. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloudant, a globally-distributed data layer for web and mobile applications. He is the author of several publications on CouchDB and other technologies and has spoken at numerous conferences including ZendCon, OSCON and the jQuery Conference. [continued]

Big Data Redefined
By Tony Shan

This presentation introduces a new definition of Big Data, along with the practical applications of the defined components and associated technical architecture models. We start with looking into the concept of Big Data and tracing back the first definition by Doug Laney. We dive deep to the description of 3V and their implication. We then pinpoint the limitations of this V-model, echoed by expert views and another industry survey report. Consequently we provide a redefined concept of Big Data: Real-time, Relevance, Revelation and Refinery. We go over the meaning, drivers, characteristics, and feasibility of these 4 elements. Further we walk through some application examples with the new definition, followed by the illustration of implementation architecture for each case. Best practices and lessons learned are discussed during the session. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and innovative visionary with decades of field experience and guru-level expertise on cutting-edge enterprise computing technologies. He has directed and advised the pragmatic lifecycle design and development of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms for Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations like IBM, HP, Apple, Cisco, Dell and Bank of America. He is a regular speaker and organizer in conferences, a book author, an editor/editorial advisory board member of IT research journals, and a founder of several user groups and forums. [continued]

Love the Cloud, Hate the Cloud: What Hybrid Can Do For Us
By Simone Brunozzi

In this presentation, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist of Cloud Services at VMware, will review the changes that the cloud computing industry has gone through over the last five years and share insights into what the next five will bring. He will chronicle the challenges enterprise companies are facing as they move to the public cloud. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Simone Brunozzi serves as a Vice President and Chief Technologist (global role) for VMware Inc., focusing on Cloud technology (vCloud Hybrid Services). His role includes public speaking, relationships with key clients, strategy and roadmap, driving innovation inside the company, managing a team of Solutions Engineers to drive adoption of VMware's Cloud products. [continued]

Why Developer Experience Matters
By Bradley Holt

This talk will explore why developer experience matters, what makes for a great developer experience and the relationship between developer experience and the broader field of user experience. Software developers are gaining more influence over the purchase decisions of technologies with which they must build on and with which they must integrate. For example, the success of Amazon Web Services, Heroku and MongoDB has been driven primarily by individual software developers choosing to use these tools, rather than the by the decisions of managers or business executives. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloudant, a globally-distributed data layer for web and mobile applications. He is the author of several publications on CouchDB and other technologies and has spoken at numerous conferences including ZendCon, OSCON and the jQuery Conference. [continued]

Exploring storage options for Docker containers
By Aaron Brongersma

Follow me on a journey to solve the problem of keeping files in sync between multiple Docker containers. I'll discuss using rsync, GlusterFS, Ceph, BitTorrent Sync, and ClusterHQ. I'll break down the tools that are needed to help create a seamless user experience for Docker administrators. In the end can we have an environment that we can easily move Docker containers, servers, and volumes without impacting our applications? I'll share my results and you can decide for yourself. [continued]

Speaker Bio: With over 6 years experience building highly available scalable infrastructure platforms. Aaron has experience building both public and private cloud solutions using a collection of open source and enterprise software. As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Modulus.io he works with Linux containers and Docker to help build the scaleable infrastructure that powers Modulus's Paas. [continued]

Docker Management for Humans
By Gary Paige

Container frameworks, such as Docker, provide a variety of benefits, including density of deployment across infrastructure, convenience for application developers to push updates with low operational hand-holding, and a fairly well defined deployment workflow that can be orchestrated. Container frameworks also enable a DevOps approach to application development by cleanly separating concerns between operations and development teams. But running multi-container, multi-server apps with containers is very hard. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Gary Paige is an engineer with a passion for programming languages. He brings more than 15 years of software development experience previously holding lead developer positions at Baker Oil Tools and Hewlett Packard. He is currently a Principal Technology Consultant at CenturyLink Innovations Labs. CenturyLink Innovations Lab is the Research and Development arm of CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, recognized as a leader in the network services space. When he is not in front of a computer, Gary teaches web design, tries to stay healthy, and hangs out with his wife and daughter. [continued]

What's Next for Big Data: Cognitive Computing
By Akshay Sabhikhi

Every day we read jaw-dropping stats on the explosion of data. We allocate significant resources to harness and better understand it. We build businesses around it. But we've only just begun. For big payoffs in big data, CIOs are turning to cognitive computing. Cognitive computing's ability to securely extract insights, understand natural language, and get smarter each time it's used is the next, logical step for big data. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Akshay Sabhikhi is CEO of Cognitive Scale where he is responsible for driving innovative cognitive solutions. Previously, he was the global leader for IBM Smarter Care. Earlier, he was responsible for leading the multi-billion dollar IBM Smarter Commerce initiative. Prior to IBM, Shay led product management as Trilogy and Webify. [continued]

Taking Back Cloud Control – Reign In Shadow IT by Providing Solutions
By Shawn Mills

With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing & collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications [continued]

Speaker Bio: Shawn Mills is the President and a founder of Green House Data, a data center service provider. He has 15 years of experience in technology and IT, previously leading a VoIP company to acquisition and founding the Wyoming Technology Association. [continued]

Hybrid IT – What/Where/Why/How ? and finally Who?
By Jeff Katzen & Gary Sloper

Hybrid IT is an approach to delivering IT services that matches business requirements and application needs with different IT deployment modalities. In this talk we'll go into more depth around those different modalities and how our customers have made decisions to choose between them. We will talk to some of the challenges that organizations might face in leveraging a Hybrid IT environment, specifically with regard to cloud services and discuss and different ways to solve those challenges. All the concepts introduced will be backed by real world customer implementation examples. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Jeff Katzen is the Director of the Cloud Practice at CenturyLink. He has nearly 20 years of business and technology experience in the global IT marketplace. Originally from South Africa, Jeff has worked with international companies to help solve business problems with technology infrastructure.

Gary joined CenturyLink 8 years ago and is the theater lead for Solutions Design and Operational Strategy for 26 states in the US. His responsibilities include leading the architectural teams to solve client needs with the Cloud EcoSystem, Network, Managed Services and Big Data solutions. Gary's sales operations teams equally support managing over 1 Billion in revenue including deep sales Data Analytics in a variety of tools to help provide Business Intelligence internally for the company. [continued]

Architecting for the Cloud with Cloud Foundry
By Raghavan Srinivas

As the world moves from DevOps to NoOps, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. However, Applications have been architected with a much tighter coupling than it needs to be which makes deployment in different environments and migration between them harder. The Microservices architecture which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on is at the heart of CloudFoundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as an Architect/Developer Evangelist for EMC CODE(emcode.github.io) goaled with helping developers build highly scalable and available systems. As an OpenStack advocate and solutions architect at Rackspace he was constantly challenged from low level infrastructure to high level application issues [continued]

Future of Information Storage with ISS SuperCore and Ceph
By Alex Gorbachev

The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In the session we will share foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as our design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage consumers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Alex Gorbachev is President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., the company which he formed in 1994. Alex has designed scalable mission critical systems for the federal, enterprise, manufacturing and healthcare industries, and has a specific interest in disaster prevention and preparedness. He leads the innovative, dedicated and resourceful team of professionals at ISS and collaborates with development and deployment teams worldwide. [continued]

The Role of Policy in the Hybrid Cloud
By Derek Collison

Enterprises are turning to the hybrid cloud to drive greater scalability and cost-effectiveness. But enterprises should beware, as the definition of "policy" varies wildly. Some say it's the ability to control the resources apps' use or where the apps run. Others view policy as governing the permissions and delivering security. Policy is all of that and more. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Derek Collison is founder and CEO of Apcera. An industry veteran and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems and enterprise computing, Derek has held executive positions at VMware, Google and TIBCO Software. [continued]

A platform to build Search-Enabled Applications
By Sushil Prabhu

Search-Enabled Applications are a new breed of applications that utilize a search index as their backbone for data retrieval. These applications can easily adapt to new data sets and provide access to both structured and unstructured data. They also provide faster data retrieval, are context aware and enable access to all different types of data which result in an extremely productive end-user experience. A wide variety of use cases ranging from database offloading to enterprise search, to business applications like compliance and 360-degree view customer dashboards can be implemented using this new architecture. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Sushil is the CEO of OpenCrowd, a product and services firm with over 20 years of experience in building data intensive systems. As CEO, Sushil spends a significant part of his time consulting with clients on leveraging cloud, mobile and search based technologies to build user centric, data and context aware solutions. Most recently he was involved in the launch of DragonGlass, a multi-tenant cloud based platform to enable interactive search based applications. Prior to joining OpenCrowd, Sushil was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Scient Inc, the fastest growing Internet Services Company of the 90's. In this role at Scient, Sushil delivered enterprise e-Business solutions for many leading companies around the world. Prior to Scient, Sushil was Director of Technology for Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP). [continued]

Containers: New Ways to Deploy and Manage Applications at Scale
By Jake Moshenko

The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jake Moshenko is the product manager for the Quay.io container registry at CoreOS, a Linux distribution with containers as a first-class citizen and software distribution channel. Formerly of Google, Amazon, and Boeing, he has been building robust distributed systems for over 10 years. [continued]

Barriers to Cloud Adoption - The Role of Internet Performance in Cloud Services
By Michael Kane

With worldwide spending on cloud services and infrastructure growing by 23% in 2015 to $118B, it is clear that cloud services are here to stay. Yet, the rate of cloud adoption varies by companies and markets around the world. With thousands of outages and hijacks across the Internet everyday, one reason for hesitation is the faith in quality Internet performance. In this session, we explore how Internet performance affects your end-user's experience and how you can make variations in the Internet work to your competitive advantage. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mike Kane manages product marketing for Dyn across all Internet Performance solutions. Using over 20 years of technology and business experience with roles from product management, sales engineering, business development and solution marketing, Mr. Kane is working with sales teams, customers and industry experts to define offers that leverage Dyn's strengths and assets in the newly expanding realm of Internet Performance Management. Mike has been both a customer and a supplier of Internet and network services and throughout his career has been the author of numerous articles and papers. He holds engineering and management degrees from the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College. [continued]

Protecting Business Critical Applications in Cloud Environments
By David Bermingham

Gartner predicts that the bulk of new IT spending by 2016 will be for cloud platforms and applications and that nearly half of large enterprises will have cloud deployments by the end of 2017. The benefits of the cloud may be clear for applications that can tolerate brief periods of downtime, but for critical applications like SQL Server, Oracle and SAP, companies need a strategy for HA and DR protection. While traditional SAN-based clusters are not possible in these environments, SANless clusters can provide an easy, cost-efficient alternative. Understanding the truths and myths of HA and DR in cloud deployments can dramatically reduce data center costs and risks. [continued]

Speaker Bio: David Bermingham is recognized as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft MVP in Clustering since 2010. David's work as director, Technical Evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp., has him focused on evangelizing Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions. [continued]

Devops and Immutable Infrastructure
By John Willis

You often hear the two titles of "Devops" and "Immutable Infrastructure" used independently. In this presentation we are going to cover the union between the two topics and why this is important. We will cover an overview of Immutable Infrastructure then show how an Immutable Continuous Delivery pipelines can be applied as a best practice for "Devops". We will end the session with some interesting case study examples. [continued]

Speaker Bio: John Willis is Technical Evangelist for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was VP of Customer Enablement at Stateless Networks, and prior to that John was Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Gulf Breeze Software. [continued]

From Zero to Hero with Private Cloud-in-a-Box
By Kelly Murphy

Kelly Murphy, Founder and CTO of Gridstore, will discuss the design and deployment of a Private Cloud-in-a-Box, with HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure including the following key points: [continued]

Speaker Bio: As a serial entrepreneur with a track record of bringing disruptive technologies to market, Kelly Murphy brings 15 years CEO experience with disruptive venture backed software companies. In 1998, almost a decade before the cloud became popular, Murphy founded Marrakech, the first software company that offered on-demand procurement and supply chain systems to over 30,000 trading partners including some of the world's largest retailers, consumer food producers, packaging companies and utilities. [continued]

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Move from reactive to proactive cloud management in a heterogeneous cloud infrastructure - Replace a help desk-centric approach with an ITIL-based service model and service-centric CMDB tightly integrated with event and incident management platform. Expand the scope of Operations Management to Service Management. Help people work better and smarter and allows work to flow seamlessly across all domains within IT. Integrated ITOM with ITSM help problem identification, isolation, resolve them quicker by automating helps lower opex, achieved team efficiency with increased Infra/admin ratio [continued]

Speaker Bio: 16+ years track record of exceeding goal, building top-performing teams and solutions throughout career Pioneering IT/Business Leader who leverages technology to transform business culture, build value, drive growth and create an environment for continuous Improvement. [continued]

The Battle for Cloud Hosting: Containers vs. Virtual Machines
By Tenko Nikolov

There is no question that the cloud is where business want to host data. Until recently Hypervisor virtualization was the most widely-used method in cloud computing. Recently virtual containers have been gaining in popularity, and for good reason. In the debate between virtual machines and containers, the latter have been seen as the new kid on the block – and like other emerging technology have had some initial shortcomings. However, the container space has evolved drastically since coming onto the cloud hosting scene over 10 years ago. So, what has changed? In this presentation Tenko will discuss the security, speed, scalability, cost and outlook for the future, of container cloud hosting. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tenko Nikolov is the founder and CEO of Kyup and the main driving force behind the company's product development and market growth. With a firm background in the field of web hosting as a managing partner at SiteGround - a leading tech innovator on the web hosting market for more than 10 years now - he has both the vision and the experience to foster the company's business strategy and cater to the high-standards of delivering a truly advanced, next-generation cloud hosting products. [continued]

OpenStack Trove and DBaaS API: Impedance Match?
By Fred Dalrymple & Amrith Kumar

The OpenStack cloud operating system includes Trove, a database abstraction layer. Rather than applications connecting directly to a specific type of database, they connect to Trove, which in turn connects to one or more specific databases. One target database is Postgres Plus Cloud Database, which includes its own RESTful API. Trove was originally developed around MySQL, whose interfaces are significantly less complicated than those of the Postgres cloud database. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Fred Dalrymple is the product manager for EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Cloud Database. A technologist with over 25 years of experience with Enterprise computing infrastructure, storage technology, business process analysis, eCommerce, and electronic publishing experience, Fred started as a software developer and architect.

Amrith Kumar brings more than two decades of experience delivering industry-leading products for companies specializing in enterprise storage applications, fault tolerant high performance systems and massively parallel databases to Tesora, which he co-founded. [continued]

Cloud Security Myths
By Paul Mazzucco

Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence. This session will explore the four most insidious myths, once rooted in truth but now putting your cloud at risk, and determine the best course of action to address each. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Paul Mazzucco is Chief Security Officer at TierPoint. He is responsible for all TierPoint corporate standards regarding physical, information and network security; and he leads the charge in acquiring and maintaining all industry-specific compliance certifications, including PCI DSS, FISMA and the FedRAMP/NIST Cloud Security standards. An expert in data center security, he works closely with TirPoint's Operations and Engineering teams to ensure a unified security platform for our customers. [continued]

Delivering Agility and Innovation in a Secure Cloud
By Mike Rivera

While there are hundreds of public and private cloud hosting providers to choose from, not all clouds are created equal. If you're seeking to host enterprise-level mission-critical applications, where Cloud Security is a primary concern, WHOA.com is setting new standards for cloud hosting, and has established itself as a major contender in the marketplace. We are constantly seeking ways to innovate and leverage state-of-the-art technologies. Discover how a flexible cloud environment enables you to have full visibility into your core infrastructure, enabling you to be proactive and address potential problems before they arise, while providing you with the data for proper capacity planning to support business demand. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mike Rivera, Senior Solutions Consultant at WHOA.com, is a dynamic and top-producing sales engineer with more than 14 years experience in Hosted Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Technologies. He combines his experience with his expertise in strategic planning, tactical sales, and client relationship management. Rivera has an outstanding record of achievement in solution selling with cloud technologies, across a range of different applications and complex scenarios. Over his long career in the industry he has developed expertise in virtualization, Disaster Recovery Planning, Security Best Practices, & Managed Services that continuously helps businesses of all sizes achieve all their goals with a successful Cloud Solution. [continued]

Track IT Usage in a Containerized World
By Delano Seymour

Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usage of their services for licensing and billing purposes? Join this session and learn how to meter and track your services using a consumption based methodology that keeps pace with this cutting edge technology. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Delano is a founder of 6fusion and co-inventor of 6fusion's WAC algorithm. He is the principal architect of 6fusion's UC6 software platform. As Chief Technology Officer, Delano is 6fusion's technical visionary and responsible for all aspects of the company's technology development. A gifted engineer and software developer, Delano has served as a Senior IT resource within both public and private sectors. Also a co- founder of a Bermuda Managed Services Provider, he has served as that company's President and Principal Consultant during its most active growth periods. [continued]

Becoming Big Social Mobile and Winning in the New Social Economy
By David Giannetto

Based upon his work with progressive brands, thought-leader and author of the book, Big Social Mobile, David Giannetto will provide his unique perspective on how companies of tomorrow will operate as enterprises that seamlessly follow consumers from the physical world, through digital creating a multichannel omni-experience that improves the customer experience while increasing their brand loyalty, customer value and penetrating new consumer segments. This session will provide rare, actionable insight into how big data, social media and mobile technology are merging with traditional functions to change the corporate-consumer relationship and how companies must operate to win in a social economy [continued]

Speaker Bio: David Giannetto (@dgiannetto) is the author of 3 books, including the newly released Big Social Mobile: How Digital Initiatives can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results (Palgrave Macmillan), and the award winning The Performance Power Grid (Wiley). He helps organizations leverage the power of information and analytics (enterprise data, big data and the merger of the two), embedding them into an organization's objectives, processes and technology. [continued]


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Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!
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Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's application ecosystem, tweaking existing software to stitch various components together leads to sub-optimal ...
Digital transformation leaders have poured tons of money and effort into coding in recent years. And with good reason. To succeed at digital, you must be able to write great code. You also have to build a strong Agile culture so your coding efforts tightly align with market signals and business outcomes. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. Here’s why: Reason #1: Functional testing is one of your worst DevOps bottlenecks.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. This leads to a waste of cloud resources and increased operational overhead.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features ...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a leader in the space, it’s necessary to accommodate, incorporate, and exploit the new breed of enterprise...
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and business benefits that cloud bursting provides, including increased compute capacity, lower IT investment,...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Shiny new toy syndrome. We all see it, we all experience it. Who doesn’t like the shiny new toy? Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Sadly, frequently without even looking at what problem they are trying to solve. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner’s latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. The...