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As we enter the final week before the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara, CA, it's time for me to reflect on six big topics that will be important during the show. Hybrid Cloud This general-purpose term seems to provide a comfort zone for many enterprise IT managers. It sounds reassuring to be able to work with one of the major public-cloud providers like AWS or Microsoft Azure while still maintaining an on-site presence. But this is a complicated topic, not a simple one. The larger issue is to avoid creating new, discrete silos of information as an enterprise develops some apps on AWS, a PoC on-premises, and tries to deploy across hybrid and multiple clouds. I look forward to conversations with Cloud Expo attendees that touch on the seemingly infinite variety of hybrid cloud approaches and options available today. Containers and Microservi... (more)

A Recap of @CloudExpo New York | @IoT2040 #IoT #ML #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)

Cloud Expo Drives IT | @CloudExpo @IoT2040 #IoT #APM #DevOps #BigData

Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey from Gartner shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service. Yet enterprises in the U.S. and throughout the world are still lagging in their use of Information Technology (IT), according to research my team and I continuously conduct at the Tau Institute for Global ICT... (more)

Internet of Things Companies to Watch

Getting one's arms around the Internet of Things is a daunting task. In addition to big IoT commitments from all of the big players in computing and telco, there are a number of smaller companies and startups working on devices and services to enable the future of enterprise IT and personal accoutrements. A recent article in IoT Journal from InfoChimps CEO Jim Kaskade mentioned six of these (the first two owned by PTC): Axeda, ThingWorx, SmartThings, Exosite, Numerex, and Xively. Chad Jones (pictured) from Xively is a faculty member of our @ThingsExpo, and we've gotten some gre... (more)

WebSphere vs WebLogic: IBM and BEA Spar Over SPEC Results

Benchmarks can mean whatever you want them to mean, it has always seemed. Although useful as a rough guide to performance, and sometimes price/performance, technology companies are famous for interpreting complex benchmark results as victories over their competition and them employing visual aids such as planes, snails, and automobiles to demonstrate their point. The latest benchmark brouhaha may be over the newly developed SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark from SPEC (the Warrenton, VA-based Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.) This benchmark is the latest in the "Java Client/Ser... (more)