What is cognitive computing, and how is it alike -- or different -- from
artificial intelligence (AI)?
Judith Hurwitz: What's key in building traditional systems is that they begin
with process and logic, attempting to answer the question, 'What am I trying
to do for my business?' You develop the logic, write the code and then flow
data into that. That doesn't work in this age of digital transformation,
where business logic and processes are constantly changing. In a cognitive
approach, you lead with the data and let it drive you to the right logic.
This is a very different way of approaching computing. In addition to data
helping determine the logic, cognitive computing applications are designed
to learn from human experts.
Read TechTarget's review here.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center,
New York City, and is co-located w... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Anexia will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th
International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-9, 2017, at the
Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Anexia offers high-quality customized managed hosting solutions for SaaS and
IaaS companies. The company was founded in 2006 in Klagenfurt, Austria.
Today, it has additional offices in Vienna, Graz, Munich, Cologne and New
York City to serve numerous international customers.
For more information, visit https://www.anexia-it.com.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center,
New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and
will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the
leading industry players in the world.
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global
Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional
Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud
services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed
how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate
cloud solution development.
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Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation.
He has been engaged in the technology industry for more than 15 years in
business development and management roles. He supports several of EMC's most
strategic Cloud Service Provider relationships, including Windstream. His
organization focuses on identification, solution development and joint
Windstream Enterprise Cloud booth at Clo... (more)
VeriStor Systems has announced that CRN has named VeriStor to its 2017
Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This
annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge
approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies
navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational
efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
In today's fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in
helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets
or losing focus on their core business. CRN's MSP 500 list shines a light on
the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.
The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing
companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely
A revolutionary change in the industry was the foundation for cloud on the
automation of virtualization technologies. Initially it was meant for
infrastructure, but with the advent of new and innovative cloud services it
has crossed the boundary of Infrastructure and invaded the application space.
The concept of ‘as a Service' model has three pillars: IaaS (Infrastructure
as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service).
Over a period of time cloud services have grown and diversified to the extent
that clubbing the services into these three pillars is not only difficult but
unattainable. That's the reason none of the public cloud providers classify
their services in ‘as a Service' model category.
A public cloud provider has an edge over a private cloud and differentiates
itself by providing rich services as compared to focus on automation ... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT
operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and
see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for
(Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)
For anyone interested, VMware has launched their Vcloud API specification.
They describe their new "open" vCloud API as an interface for providing and
consuming virtual resources from the cloud. It enables deploying and managing
virtualized workloads in internal and external clouds. The vCloud API allows
for upload and download of vApps along with their instantiation, deployment
According to the vCloud FAQ, the API does not expose any aspect of the
physical infrastructure (servers, storage, networks) or how the physical
infrastructure is virtualized. In a cloud service only virtual forms of the
infrastructure can be exposed through the API. The pure virtual nature of the
API also helps make the API simple to use and implement
I also found this tidbit interesting. For a cloud service to be multi-tenant,
both its API and its implementation must support mu... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo
Indianapolis, IN - October 20, 2009 - Stoneware, Inc. announced today the
upcoming release of SAML Provisioning for webNetwork. Integrated SAML
(Security Assertion Markup Language) provisioning will enable Stoneware's
private cloud solution to push a user's identity to public cloud application
SAML Provisioning is just another step in strengthening the union between the
private cloud and public cloud providers. Provisioning identity information
from the private cloud to the public provider simplifies management and
strengthens integration resulting in cost savings for both the customer and
public cloud provider.
"Stoneware continues to lead the industry in uniting the public and private
clouds" states Ken Quinton, VP of Strategic Relations - Stoneware, Inc. "Our
goal is simple. Let the customer build a private cloud that enables them... (more)
Storability 10 year Reunion
Years ago, a few buddies and I started one of the first cloud storage
providers. Of course, we didn’t call it cloud storage back then, but we
merry band of brithers (and sisters), we first generation Storage Service
Providers (1gSSPs) were cloud storage way before the cloud was cool.
All the 1gSSPs – StorageNetworks, ScaleEight, StorageWay, Sanrise, and
others – failed. The core problem was and still is that renting raw
capacity over the network is a lousy business model.
1gSSPs couldn’t sustainably buy their storage cheaper than their retail
customers (although over a beer I can share some great stories of how the
early 1gSSP robber-barron’s ‘negotiated’ with the storage vendors
during the boom). SSPs couldn’t sustainably offer broad enough management
efficiencies to generate profits. SSPs couldn’t overcome a host of logistic
and cultural... (more)
As a former enterprise CTO and current technology watcher, I was struck at
the incredible brilliance of yesterday’s announcement by Dell and
Cloudera. In a move that will help enterprises of all sizes serve a very wide
range of missions, those two organizations have announced a new relationship
that will enable something that has never really existed before. Enterprises
can now buy a Hadoop-centric solution that has been validated from end-to-end
and is available from a single vendor. And they can do this on systems that
have hardware designed for performing Big Data analytics.
Since their formation, Cloudera has been working to bring clarity and unity
and support to the entire stack of software around Apache Hadoop. A key
benefit of the Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) is that it
makes enterprise support in production environments possible. Every ... (more)
Yahoo is unloading Zimbra and with it the whole SMB hosting business. While
the Zimbra part is interesting to us here at Open-Xchange, as it also shows
some technology related weaknesses, the bigger picture may be even more
interesting - especially to Service Providers.
Tier1's Phil Shih get's it right (as usual): "...Yahoo is also set to unload
Zimbra, which Yahoo has had little success leveraging across its small
business customer base, although it continues to grow. T1R does not agree
that Zimbra had (or has) no hope within Yahoo because it is a solely
enterprise-focused product, as some of the media commentary suggests. While
Zimbra could be a bit up-market for the Yahoo Small Business base, there is
no reason why the product could not have been tailored for the small business
market. Or Yahoo could have at least leveraged some of Zimbra's technology
and create... (more)