The 16th Cloud Expo has added coverage containers and microservices to its
program for New York, to be held June 9-11 at the Jacob Javits Convention
Cloud Expo has long been the single, independent show where delegates and
technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the
cloud. This year will be no different.
Containers are an old concept that saw renewed life with the emergence of
Docker in 2013. Then late in 2014, CoreOS shook up the cloud-computing world
by announcing its own container strategy called Rocket. Meanwhile, enterprise
IT heavyweight Red Hat continues its support of Linux containers in general.
Simultaneously, a new focus on microservices-as opposed to monolithic
architectures-is being discussed, designed, and deployed. The beauty-some
would say, problem--of containers is that developers can stuff anything into
I'll be hosting an SAP HANA Cloud webinar at 11am eastern time, Wednesday,
October 29. You can sign up now.
Featured speakers will be Allan Adler, Managing Partner, Channel Cloud
Consulting, and Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP.
Attendees will learn about
• Cloud economics, hybrid cloud strategy, market size and opportunity
• Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform and how to:
- Build new next-generation applications
- Extend on-premise solutions non-disruptively through extensions in the
- Extend existing cloud solutions and building customized business processe... (more)
Appcore Leverages Apache CloudStack for Private Cloud
Appcore aims to simplify private cloud through Apache CloudStack solutions.
Nate Gordon (pictured below) serves as the Des Moines, IA-based company's
Director of Technology, in its effort to enhance Apache CloudStack and Citrix
CloudPlatform for its customers. We had a few questions for him, and this is
what he told us:
Cloud Computing Journal: What have your customers found to be the advantages
of using Apache CloudStack?
Nate Gordon: Appcore understands that there are a lot of orchestration
platforms in the market to chose ... (more)
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)
Cloud computing adds flexibility to enterprise IT. When companies wish to
take advantage of this, they are finding they need to turn to microservices
instead of their traditional, monolithic architectures to accommodate
Microservices can overcome the challenges presented by frequent change, "by
splitting monoliths into multiple independent services, each with its own
simple business logic," according to Sergey Sverchkov, a Solutions Architect
with Altoros. Doing so leads to another issue: "choosing either PaaS or IaaS
for microservices is an open question, " he ... (more)