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
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 Microservices and Containers, DevOps, and WebRTC are all part and parcel
of Cloud Computing today.
We started this year's conference on a solemn note, with a video tribute to
former Conference Chair and SYS-CON Media Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan,
who recently lost a truly heroic, seven-y... (more)
I'm going to cry tonight, long and hard. I'll do so as I remember and mourn
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
"What if your assets, your infrastructure, your devices, and your products
were connected and communicating?" This is a question asked by the folks at
Hopkinton, MA-based Sine-Wave, which has developed and deploys an IoT
The Sine-Wave IoT OS is designed for "enterprise companies looking to create
significant competitive advantage quickly an efficiently," the company says.
We asked Sine-Wave CEO Jonathan Clark (pictured below) a few questions along
those lines, and this is what he told us:
IoT Journal: The company has been around since 2005, before the term Intern... (more)
Azul Systems was at the recent Red Hat Summit, and so it seemed only logical
to catch up with CTO and co-founder Gil Tene (pictured below). I last
interviewed him more than five years ago, which is hard for me to believe.
The sands of time and all that. This is one of the original great Java
companies, so heck, it was time.
Roger: Let's start with a quick review of these past years. What are the big
issues facing Azul these days?
Gil: This is a good time and a good business climate for Azul. We are seeing
a resurgence of both Java and other languages that use the JVM, and
Will Google co-founder Larry Page (on the right in the pic with co-founder
Sergey Brin) announce a Microsoft-hostile $200 PC at the CES show in Las
Vegas on Friday?
Speculation, backed by informed reporting in places such as the Los Angeles
Times, is running rampant that this will be so. The speculation about this
systems, which won't be running Windows and reportedly may be running
home-brewed Google OS of some sort, is setting technology industry
speculation into the highest gear it's seen since, uh, Google's IPO.
One analyst has emerged from the pack to make a bubblesque predict... (more)