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As we approach the upcoming @CloudExpo Silicon Valley, November 4-6, we find ourselves in an era of maturing cloud computing services, with lines beginning to blur among formerly discrete segments. Among the things we're witnessing is a fuller integration of DevOps into the mix. Rackspace is one company in this discussion, having just launched its DevOps Advisory Service. Rackspace Extends DevOps Service [story] So we had a few questions for Prashanth Chandrasekar (pictured below), GM of Rackspace's DevOps Business Segment. Cloud Computing Journal: What are the two or three key reasons your cloud customers are taking a DevOps approach these days? Prashanth Chandarasekar: They are consuming DevOps Automation for several reasons. The first is to shorten the time to market for their products and features and reduce bug fixes, that is, realize internal goals of deployin... (more)

Conference Schedule Announced

Are you ready to put your data in the cloud? What is the future of security in the cloud? Does Docker quickly advance the development of an IoT application? What are the implications of Moore's Law on Hadoop deployments? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 15th Cloud Expo, November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, CA. The Cloud Expo / Big Data Expo / @ThingsExpo / DevOps Summit programs are now available for you to inspect and investigate in advance. Our upcoming November 4-6 event in Santa Clara, California will pre... (more)

Devil's in the Details for NAS Storage Says @iXsystems | @CloudExpo

The devil made him do it. Or maybe it's that the devil is in the details for Matt Olander, Chief Science Officer of iXsystems and a long-time contributor to FreeBSD. A red devil icon plays a prominent role in this NAS storage company's branding and image, which is open souce "in everything we do," according to the company. The company now has decades of experience "producing rock-solid solutions on an open source foundation. With more than1,000 clients, we have a proven history of building and delivering the right solution every time - for open source and beyond," the company s... (more)

Interview: @Bitium Brings Unified Security to Cloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Bitium, based in Santa Monica, CA, works in the cloud to provide secure management of an enterprise's applications, users, and passwords in one place. We asked company Co-founder and CEO Scott Kriz (pictured below) a few questions about the company's vision and strategy. Cloud Computing Journal: What was the inspiration behind starting the company? Scott Kriz: Both Erik Gustavson, Bitium Co-founder and CTO, and I have started and worked for multiple tech companies throughout our professional careers. Most recently we ran product and engineering at a company called Fastpoint Gam... (more)

Archimedes & Measuring The Cloud

The great Greek mathematician Archimedes liked to work on big problems. He's famous to this day, about 2300 years after his time, for remarking that with the proper lever he could move the earth. He had the idea of calculus a couple of millennia before Newton and Leibniz, and worked on problems such as the size of the universe. Archimedes would thus love the challenge of measuring the cloud. The Big Amazonian Cloud We got a sense of it this week when Amazon said it had about 2 million servers deployed within its cloud. It's also been estimated that Amazon has about 27% of the cur... (more)