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I'm going to cry tonight, long and hard. I'll do so as I remember and mourn Jeremy Geelan. I knew Jeremy for almost 20 years, from the time he showed up one day at Cloud Expo's headquarters in Bergen County, New Jersey, and went to work. The show wasn't called Cloud Expo then, of course - it was still known as Java Edge, a pioneering event that grabbed developers, architects, and enterprise IT users alike for twice-yearly confabs. Jeremy didn't have a job there, or even a job offer. He was simply a fan of the technology and the show. So when his wife, a Danish diplomat, was relocated to the UN in New York, Jeremy literally sprang into action and made himself at home at the show's office. At the time, I'd been advising the owners about their direction and operations, but wanted to hedge my bets and keep my own research company active; I didn't want to jump into the ... (more)

Cloud and Ops at @CloudExpo | @IoT2040 #IoT #RTC #BigData #DevOps

Cloud Expo 2016 New York at the Javits Center New York was characterized by increased attendance and a new focus on operations. These were both encouraging signs for all involved in Cloud Computing and all that it touches. As Conference Chair, I work with the Cloud Expo team to structure three keynotes, numerous general sessions, and more than 150 breakout sessions along 10 tracks. Our job is to balance the state of enterprise IT today with the trends that will be commonplace tomorrow. Mobile Computing, Big Data and Analytics, the Internet of Things, Platforms and Microservice... (more)

PaaS Can Light Up the World By @IoT2040 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

'Tis the season of light. With Diwali recently concluded, we've now entered the days of the Hannukah Festival, the Advent Season, the Nativity Fast, and in the Philippines, the onset of Simbang Gabi ("Night Mass"), a series of evening services as Christmas approaches. The Yule log is also burning metaphorically if not literally throughout much of the Western world. All center on the presence of light. As we enter the new year, fireworks will be obstreperously on display throughout the world, with the global light show extending into the Chinese New Year (literally, "Spring Festi... (more)

OneLab Portal Opens in Europe for Internet of Things Work (IoT)

Something called the OneLab portal has just opened in Europe for IoT developers. It provides access to testbeds from the FIT/IoTLab, NITOS, and PlanetLab Europe. The OneLab portal is open for people who wish to access these resources for "experimentally-driven research," and is open to all. I was able to open an account with OneLab quickly, as well as with the FIT (Future of Internet Things) IoTLab, with access to four different servers located throughout France. New testbeds are scheduled to be brought online in the coming months. This news comes from the European Future Intern... (more)

Gates Foundation & Our IoT 2040: Nice Contrast

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently identified four keys areas in which to focus for the next 15 years: Health, Farming, Banking, and Education. Bill himself holds forth on a regular basis about the challenges facing many billions of people in the world, particularly in Africa, as well as the opportunities to save lives and change lives. He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. He also seems committed to respecting national sovereignty in implementing programs, difficult as t... (more)