Data Quality as an Initiative
This article was authored by David Guimbellot and was originally published
on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
If your business is capturing or coordinating persistent data as a primary
function then it behooves you to create a data quality initiative that
improves your Test Data Management (TDM). There are common opportunities in
the way that IT organizations manage, coordinate and execute their processes
around test data.
The actual data are not securely stored or obfuscated during the testing
process The coverage gaps in the data used for testing are not measured nor
methodically improved The time spent creating or finding data for validation
and test execution are not a focus of work in process optimization The data
validation processes are not a central tenet to the solution on par with the
mechanisms for code, usability, securit... (more)
Programmability in the Network, of the Network and by the Network
Programmability is an integral component of just about every emergent
technology and trend today. Cloud? It's based on the ability of providers
(public or private) to abstract, automate and orchestrate the network using
programmability. DevOps? A significant tenet of DevOps relies on automation,
which in turn requires programmability of the infrastructure (network and
application) upon which apps are deployed. SDN? Again, a core principle of
SDN is the ability to programmatically modify the behavior of the network ... (more)
The Object Storage Paradox
It has been six years since I wrote my first object storage blog, even though
I didn’t mention object storage in that specific article. I had my head in
the clouds as our early cloud startup was being acquired by Sun Microsystem
when someone asked me to write a piece on EMC’s new baby, Atmos so I took a
spin at it. That was object storage before object storage.
A lot has happened since. I’ve traveled around the world to evangelize
object storage, organized dozens of object storage panels and wrote hundreds
of pages on why companies need object storage, ... (more)
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud
Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY
- announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in
enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and
collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for
long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch.
DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
DevOps Summit Was a Terrific... (more)
The Internet of Things will be a real thing in 2015, many of the CIOs we hear
are having plans of at least a few pilot projects if not full-fledged
projects in that space for 2015. It will be clear that most of these will be
a green field initiatives as the tools, platforms and frameworks for IoT
projects are just evolving.
Now the biggest dilemma for CIOs which may boil down to CTOs too are, how do
choose the platforms for IoT Projects.
Option A: Build our own platform through a suite of Open Source tools Option
B: Go with trusted enterprise players and build around their offeri... (more)
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that it is bringing a greater level of control,
security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery
with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new
platform enables developers to build applications around their most sensitive
data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture
the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and
performance issues that are presented with public clouds.
IBM is also introducing a new, private API catalog on its public instance of
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ScriptRock makes GuardRail, a DevOps-ready platform for configuration monitoring.
Realizing we were spending way too much time digging up, cataloguing, and tracking machine configurations, we began writing our own scripts and tools to handle what is normally an enormous chore. Then we took the concept a step further, giving it a beautiful interface and making it simple enough for our bosses to understand. We named it GuardRail after its function - to allow businesses to move fast and stay sa...
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In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
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"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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SYS-CON Media announced today that Sematext launched a popular blog feed on DevOps Journal with over 6,000 story reads over the weekend.
DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done.
Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premises solutions for performance monitoring, alerting an...
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The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs.
In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
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Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela.
Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
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Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution.
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The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that AIC, a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
AIC is a leading provider of both standard OTS, off-the-shelf, and OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design capabilities, validation, manufacturing and production, AIC's broad selection of products are highly flexible and are conf...
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The BPM world is going through some evolution or changes where traditional business process management solutions really have nowhere to go in terms of development of the road map. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Kyle Hansen, Director of Professional Services at AgilePoint, shows AgilePoint’s unique approach to dealing with this market circumstance by developing a rapid application composition or development framework.
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The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech?
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
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AppZero has announced that its award-winning application migration software is now fully qualified within the Microsoft Azure Certified program. AppZero has undergone extensive technical evaluation with Microsoft Corp., earning its designation as Microsoft Azure Certified. As a result of AppZero's work with Microsoft, customers are able to easily find, purchase and deploy AppZero from the Azure Marketplace. With just a few clicks, users have an Azure-based solution for moving applications to the...
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The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include:
Functions as the first layer of defense
Easy operation –CNAME change
Implement an integrated solution
Best architecture for addressing network-l...
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“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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