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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 Microservices and Containers, DevOps, and WebRTC are all part and parcel of Cloud Computing today. But First... 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)

In Remembrance of Jeremy Geelan By @IoT2040 @CloudExpo

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 rel... (more)

Interview: @ActiveState on Agility and Ecosystems | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

ActiveState is a Vancouver, BC-based company in the Private PaaS business, with technology that plays nice with others. The company describes its core product Stackato as "a secure, stable and commercially supported enterprise PaaS that is built with and on top of various open source packages, including Cloud Foundry and Docker." This intriguing combination of an enterprise-grade platform, popular open-source packages, and agility led us to a few questions for ActiveState President and CEO Bart Copeland (pictured below). Here's what he had to say: DevOps Journal: What are the key... (more)

The Oracle Sun Repercussion Discussion Begins

I just started following sfearthquakes on twitter, a useful service that provides the scoop whenever we get a temblor in norcal. If it followed biz earthquakes in Silicon Valley, it'd be reporting on a magnitude 7.0 event, maybe higher, today. For the repercussions from the Oracle Sun deal have just begun, and there are several fault lines along which major aftershocks could no doubt occur. The major threads in the repercussion discussion are: * What is the future of MySql? John Dvorak was all over this angle more than a year ago, with a column that at the time sounded, frankly, para... (more)

Comparing ASEAN IT Spend With the Developed World

This is one of several articles that will cover the ASEAN region of Southeast Asian nations, and their potential for economic development, particularly as it relates to Cloud Computing. Developing nations spend a small fraction of the amount spent by developed nations on IT. For example, Indonesia spends just $77 per person annually, according to World Bank figures. Compare this to $2,728 in Japan, $3,379 in the US, and $4,628 in Switzerland, the world leader. But there's more to the story. Many developing nations are playing to win these days, to improve the lot of their people... (more)