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India defies simple explanations and solutions. Yet its government, newly energized under recently elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, presented a Comprehensive Growth Strategy document at the recent G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia that includes a few sweeping general programs designed to contribute significantly to the G20's stated goal of creating US$1.5 trillion in additional wealth within its membership. It's the sort of report that should have received more notice at a two-day summit that ended up focusing more on pesky geo-politics than its stated focus of economic and societal development. Given is success over the past decade in building exported IT services and products to a level of $86 billion, India's strategy as presented to the G20 outlines several programs that directly and indirectly involve the use of advanced information technology: Developmen... (more)

Brazil Commits to Tech Ed at G20 Summit

Each of the G20 member countries outlined a Comprehensive Growth Strategy at the recent G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. One of the more aggressive plans comes from Brazil, which has pledged to train 12 million young people in technical areas by 2018. The program is called Pronatec, and is administered by the Ministries of Labor and Education jointly with local councils. The program has actually been in effect since 2011, already reaching 8 million students, according to the report. It targets an additional 4 million students over the next four years. Its cost was listed as mo... (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)

Rackspace DevOps GM: "Very Organic For Our Customers"

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 r... (more)