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Ms. Jody Ross, Vice President of Business Development, AMAG Technology, told us, "AMAG's Symmetry access control system is the best software on the market today. Our software and hardware come packed with features that other manufacturers charge for. The GUI is similar to Microsoft's so it's familiar to everyone, reducing training time, and it integrates to a wide variety of technology partners to provide video, audio, HR, etc. options to customers who need those options. Innovative features such as Alarm Workflow, Task Manager and Threat Level Manager allow security directors to better manage their security team's response times and actions, and secure their building during crisis situations. Symmetry is a leading-edge security system designed for buildings of any kind, which combines all aspects of security into a single well-designed and future-proof software solution suitable for small, large or very large applications."
For the complete interview with Jody Ross: http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_AMAG_JodyRoss.html
For more information www.AMAG.com and please see the following links:
About AMAG: http://www.amag.com/About-AMAG-Technology.aspx
AMAG Products: http://www.amag.com/Products.aspx
AMAG Solutions: http://www.amag.com/solutions.aspx
AMAG Services & Support: http://www.amag.com/Support.aspx
AMAG Partners: http://www.amag.com/area-of-interest.aspx
AMAG Case Studies: http://www.amag.com/Case-Studies.aspx
AMAG Resources: http://www.amag.com/library.aspx
AMAG News: http://www.amag.com/library/News.aspx
HP Enterprise Services
Mr. John Felker, Director, Cyber and Intelligence Strategy, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, told us, "HP takes an enterprise view of security which, in turn, helps our clients overcome the limitations typically associated with historical and siloed views of risk mitigation, globalized security and cost reductions. With the increased deployment of digital technologies, frequently operated remotely and unmanned, comes the need for increased cyber- and physical security for critical assets such as SCADA systems. At HP, we don't simply improve your security posture to address threats and manage risk and compliance, we also bring to bear an array of services, solutions and industry-leading technology to ensure you maintain a proactive, mature and agile security posture designed to navigate through ever-evolving threat and regulatory landscapes. By leveraging cloud, big data and mobility initiatives, you can evolve into a more proactive operating model which will increase productivity, optimize resource utilization and help you build and maintain safe, secure and environmentally sound operations."
For the complete interview with John Felker: http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_HP_JohnFelker.html
For more information on these topics:
Risk Management and Compliance for US Public Sector (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/industries/public-sector.html?compURI=1087503#.UvHmo7S6mJE)
Cybersecurity for U.S. Public Sector (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/industries/public-sector.html?compURI=1087497)
Public Sector Services and Solutions (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/industries/public-sector.html?compURI=1131347)
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has issued financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, as well as provided a corporate update to highlight the company's progress since its last update on March 17, 2014.
- Partnered with IBM to provide Imageware's cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management and user authentication platform on the IBM Cloud Platform, BlueMix.
- Signed agreement to provide ImageWare's GoMobile Interactive product via Fujitsu's Global Cloud Platform with Maxie Mobile for their mobile wallet offering, initially targeted towards the gaming industry.
- T-Systems and ImageWare have secured the first customer under the new partnership. The first customer is Deutsche Bahn, the German national rail company. ImageWare expects this implementation to commence and begin producing revenues in the third quarter of 2014.
First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Total revenues in the first quarter of 2014 increased to $1.1 million from $0.9 million in the first quarter of 2013, primarily due to higher sales of identification software license revenue.
Gross margin in the first quarter of 2014 increased by 410 basis points to 76.4% compared to 72.3% in the first quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily due to the increased software license revenues.
Net loss in the first quarter of 2014 was $1.7 million or ($0.02) per basic share, compared to a net loss of $2.8 million or ($0.04) per basic share in the first quarter of 2013.
At March 31, 2014, cash and cash equivalents totaled $2.2 million compared to $2.4 million at December 31, 2013. The company continues to carry virtually no debt and its $3.5 million line of credit that remains untapped.
"Our strategy to target large IT service providers and provide security for their cloud customers and applications is gaining traction, as demonstrated by our most recent partnership with IBM," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. "IBM marks our third secured agreement with a major cloud partner, and we expect more to come. These large, established partners offer the support, brand name and worldwide cloud platform needed to seamlessly distribute our products. While IBM's BlueMix is in the early stages, we've already received referrals from their customers -- several of which we are in active discussions.
"At the beginning of April, Fujitsu announced the kick-off and worldwide expansion of our partnership model with a dedicated sales team covering the Americas. Since then, Fujitsu has set up proof of concept pilots with three of their major customers, with more expected in the near future.
"By working closely with our technology partners, we continue to build a healthy active pipeline of potential customers. One includes a new partnership with Maxie Mobile, where we will provide our GoMobile Interactive product via Fujitsu's Global Cloud Platform for Maxie's mobile wallet offering, which is initially targeted towards the gaming industry.
"Our partnership with T-Systems continues to progress quickly. In fact, T-Systems has recently secured an agreement with Deutsche Bahn, the German national railroad, who will become the first customer receiving our joint product offering. We expect more to follow and anticipate this agreement will begin producing revenues in the third quarter of 2014.
"We see our relationships with IBM, Fujitsu, T-Systems and others representing just the tip of the iceberg in terms of our opportunities in the commercial and consumer marketplaces. All of these partnerships are progressing well, and although they have not yet produced revenue, there is every indication that the steps we have been taking are building shareholder value and will ultimately provide a steady stream of recurring revenue."
For more information:
IWS CloudID: http://iwsinc.com/products/next-generation-iws-cloudid-product-suite/
ImageWare Systems Solutions: http://www.iwsinc.com/markets/overview
ImageWare Systems Products: http://www.iwsinc.com/products/overview2
For ImageWare Systems Investors: http://www.iwsinc.com/about-iws/investors/overview1
For more information: www.iwsinc.com
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March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, today announced that America's largest wine and spirits superstore Total Wine & More has standardized on its next-generation retail video surveillance solution. The privately-owned chain is using the March Networks offering to maintain its strong security and loss prevention efforts across 100 outlets located in 15 states, and to capture clear video evidence to assist with liability protection as it grows its e-commerce business.
Total Wine, which is adding 12-15 new stores annually, transitioned to the March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs and Visual Intelligence software when it began opening Internet fulfilment centers in its stores. The 25,000-square-foot retail outlets hold nearly 14,000 types of wines, beers and spirits and feature walk-in cigar humidors and keg rooms, wine tasting areas and classrooms. While existing analog cameras are in place to monitor the stores' public areas, Total Wine needed high-definition (HD) IP cameras to capture essential data when packaging bottles that could retail for up to $2,000. The 8000 Series recorders can support a mix of analog and IP cameras or as many as 32 IP cameras, giving Total Wine the freedom to transition to HD video cost-effectively as its business requirements evolve.
"We didn't want to abandon our analog cameras, and the March Networks solution allowed us to add more IP cameras to our build-out where and when we needed them," said Total Wine Senior Project Manager Mark Ganter. "We're very happy with the solution and the support we have received. We have such vast coverage that we can see almost every part of a store, and we now use the video surveillance system if we need to investigate a problem or inspect an area in any of our stores."
Total Wine operates mini-fulfillment centers within select stores, where product is pulled from the shelves, packaged and shipped to customers by courier. IP cameras in the fulfillment rooms capture images of the bottles, shipping information and labels for proof of packaging and delivery. Additional IP cameras are positioned to capture the pickup by the courier, at which time all liability transfers to the courier. If the need arises, Total Wine can review its video archives to retrace the steps of the fulfillment process and verify exact details.
The high-performance March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs provide the retailer with unparalleled reliability and scale, centralized system management and the ability to remotely access live and recorded video. In the future, Total Wine may also take advantage of video analytics and software applications available in the March Networks retail portfolio for expanded loss prevention, operations and marketing intelligence.
"Our experience working with some of the world's largest retailers has resulted in our next-generation offering, which is ideally suited to help organizations like Total Wine & More protect and grow their business and optimize operations," said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March Networks. "Retailers are using video-based intelligence to better protect assets, prevent losses, enhance security and increase profits in the process. The technology is now considered a competitive advantage rather than just a security system."
For more information, please visit the March Networks News Center
StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: SFOR), a company that specializes in Cyber Security for the prevention of Identity Theft and Data Breaches, announced today that it has been granted its third patent for "Multi-Channel Device Utilizing A Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System" from the United States Patent Office (Patent No. 8,713,701).
"Being awarded this third patent and with one pending for Out-of-Band Authentication is a big win with great timing for StrikeForce," said Mark L. Kay, CEO. "The mobile claims covering mobile authentication applications further strengthens our sales position, while Cyber Security has become the #1 security issue for banks, health care providers, law firms, insurance companies and many others; as well as in our continuing efforts to enforce our patents through licensing and litigation against potential infringers such as Phone Factor and First Midwest Bancorp for starters."
According to research firm IDC, employee-owned smart phones accounted for more than 50% of business smart phones sold in 2013. According to Forrester's 2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends report published February 4th, 2013, "BYOD includes the 258 million global information workers who chose their own laptop and also the 129 million workers who paid for a smartphone for work."
"We are very excited about this extensive market opportunity that our ProtectID® Out-of-Band Multi-Factor Authentication product provides for mobile devices. ProtectID is perfectly positioned at the intersection of the hottest three trends, Mobility (e.g. iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices), Cloud Computing (e.g. Google & Salesforce) and the Steep Rise of Security Threats (Man in the Middle Attacks, etc.) as shown with some of our new clients and distributors," says Kay. Our Patented ProtectID Out-of-Band Mobile Authentication Technology can be used for the following:
- Secures access to Social Networking websites i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
- Protects online banking access
- Protects online healthcare access by all, now required
- Protects Remote Access for employees, meets 2-Factor Authentication compliance
- Government - Protects critical infrastructure and citizens against cyber attacks
For more information about:
www.strikeforcetech.com; (OTCQB: SFOR)
SYS-CON Events Announces Cloud Expo 2014 New York
14th International Cloud Expo to take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City
SYS-CON Events announced today that 14th Cloud Expo®, co-located with 5th Big Data Expo, 3rd SDDC Expo, 2nd DevOps Summit, 2nd WebRTC Summit, and 1st Things Expo, will take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The three-day event will offer a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, and "Power Panels" from a rock star conference faculty chosen from among the leading industry players in the cloud computing and Big Data worlds. The bustling Expo Floor will include two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation.
All the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented -- the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down -- including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.
Cyber Intelligence USA
18th June 2014 - 20th June 2014
Intelligence-Sec presents to you our upcoming Cyber Intelligence USA will be hosted in the Le Meridien Hotel in Arlington, Virginia from the 18th - 20th June 2014 with our "Official Partner" the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science (CSCSS) this is truly a not to be missed event.
CyberCrime is a major worldwide concern for many government departments. The event will also provide an international perspective allowing attendees to hear how other nations are protecting their critical infrastructure / cyberspace.
Cyber USA will bring together senior government and law enforcement officials to discuss the latest cybercrimes that have taken place and the emerging cyber threat that are developing. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear in depth presentations from the U.S Air Force, National Security Agency (NSA), NASA, U.S Department of Defense, NYPD Computer Crimes Squad, Russian Law Enforcement Agency and many presentations from senior decision makers within the Cyber industry.
To take part in this event either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or as a delegate please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or +44 (0)1582 346 706. For more details information on the event visit us at www.intelligence-sec.com/events/cyber-intelligence-usa or contact us at [email protected].
The Cyber Security Summit is an exclusive conference series connecting Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies' critical infrastructures with cutting-edge technology providers and renowned information security experts. The one day event will focus on educating attendees on how to best protect their highly vulnerable business applications, intellectual property and discover the latest products and services for enterprise cyber defense.
WHEN: Thursday, June 5th 2014 - 8am-5pm at The Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, VA
Limited tickets are available! Use code "SSW2014" for 50% OFF Full Conference passes. To register visit: www.CyberSummitUSA.com
Special Lunch Briefing Presentation by Governor Terry McAuliffe, 72nd Governor of Virginia.
Renowned Security Expert Speakers From: AirPatrol, BAE Systems, BlackBerry, CGI Federal, Convergence Technology Consulting, CSC Global Cybersecurity, Cylance, Department of Homeland Security, Exelis, FireEye, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Hexis Cyber Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Systems, McAfee, National Security Agency, Novetta, Nubo Software, PhishMe, Raytheon Cyber Products, SINET, The Chertoff Group, ThreatTrack Security, Trend Micro, Tripwire, Triumfant, United States, Department of Defense, Vormetric, ZeroFOX & more.
Panel Discussions Will Cover: Cyber Security Market Forecast & Emerging M&A Trends, Insider Threats, Enterprise Mobile Security & BYOD, Cyber Policy, Cyber Defense & more.
For a full list of exhibiting sponsors, speakers and event agenda visit: www.CyberSummitUSA.com
For 37 years FOSE has served as the nation's premier event for government technology professionals seeking tools and best practices to equip their agency for the 21st century. From policy updates -- straight from the Hill -- and exclusive insights from today's leading authorities, to the most comprehensive showcase of technology in action -- it's all at FOSE.
FOSE's three-day conference addresses the most relevant and pressing technology and management priorities and issues for government and its private sector partners. With more than 60 sessions including keynotes, panel discussions and in-depth technical sessions, you can expect to take home best practices, policy updates and detailed guidance across 8 in-demand tracks.
GovSec 2014 Conference & Free Expo
Experience the Largest, Most Dynamic Government Security Expo in Washington, DC, May 13-14, FREE. Discover the newest trends, cutting-edge technology, tools, equipment and the exciting companies who provide them in the exhibit hall.
Plus, get valuable training to enhance your career without straining your budget at the full conference -- with conference prices starting at $99, you won't want to miss out!
GovSec resource trusted by thousands of security professionals and is the nation's premier event for government, homeland security, and law enforcement!
Get more information and register for the full conference or free expo today -- SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Readers save 10% on conference prices! Use code: PMG02 @ www.GovSecInfo.com.
June 17-19, 2014
If you're looking focused content, features and leading suppliers catering for every security requirement, IFSEC International in London is the only destination for you this June! With a global focus on expertise and guidance, you'll discover high level security content that covers both public and private security, from SMEs to the largest enterprises. An international gathering of over 28,000 professionals, the event is the key forum in which to meet with the manufacturers leading the way in security innovation, including Axis, Samsung, ASSA Abloy, Canon and many more.
If you're a trade visitor, take the opportunity to network with the potential clients with live projects, while sourcing your full range of kit on the show floor. If you're an end user, attend to meet the installers, integrators and consultants who can steer you towards an increasingly successful security strategy.
Register free of charge at www.ifsec.co.uk/register
For more information about:
IFSEC Community: http://www.ifsecglobal.com/
IFSEC Directory: http://www.ifsecglobal.com/
IFSEC Events: http://www.ifsecglobal.com/events/
LinuxCon North America
August 20-22, 2014
LinuxCon is the conference for all matters Linux, bringing together developers, sysadmins and architects to learn and collaborate on the latest technical issues facing the Linux and IT operations ecosystems. Launched in 2009, LinuxCon has quickly become known for offering top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration and a place for smaller groups to co-locate for topic-specific mini-summits and workgroups.
Congress Centre Düsseldorf
October 13 - 15, 2014
LinuxCon Europe is the conference for all matters Linux, bringing together developers, sysadmins and architects to learn and collaborate on the latest technical issues facing the Linux and IT operations ecosystems. Launched in 2009, LinuxCon has quickly become known for offering top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration and a place for smaller groups to co-locate for topic-specific mini-summits and workgroups.
SDW 2014 - Exhibition sold out and exceeding all expectations
With still more than 4 months to go to SDW 2014, the SDW Exhibition has completely sold out, beating all previous records for the event. Some 103 companies have signed up to participate at the world's leading event for next-generation human identity and secure credential solutions, and a waiting list is in operation.
A full list of exhibiting companies can be viewed at: http://www.sdw2014.com/exhibitors/
Entry to the exhibition is free to registered visitors, and all visitors pre-registering before 9th May 2014 will be upgraded to Visitor Plus+ status and be entered into the SDW Conference Delegate draw with the chance of winning a free delegate pass to SDW 2014. In addition, they will receive a complimentary £ 5.00 catering voucher to use at the show.
Pre-registration can be completed at: http://www.sdw2014.com/visitor-registration
Delegates from government departments in Asia, Africa and Latin America can access the entire three day event, including the conference and exhibition for just £ 399 +VAT. Government attendees from other world regions can register for £ 499 +VAT (Rate expires 28th February 2014.) Plus, for multiple registrations for every government delegate registered, the second is at half price.
In addition, for 2014, all conference sessions will have simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.
Industry delegates are also able to attend the SDW 2014 conference at a discounted rate. The show operates a limited-availability, stepped pricing policy, meaning that delegates who book early access the lowest rates. Delegates can register online at: http://www.sdw2014.com/delegate-booking
Diary Date - SDW 2014, 16-18 June 2014, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK
2014 SIA Government Summit
Hosted by the Security Association (SIA)
June 3-4, 2014
W Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The SIA Government Summit brings together all facets of the security industry: executives, integrators, sales, marketing and government relations professionals. Panels are geared towards doing business with government and gaining a better understanding of the trends facing the industry, and the event provides one-on-one networking time with government and private sector insiders.
Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Security Industry Association (SIA) Government Summit.
Dr. Brothers was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 7, and is responsible for the long-term strategic direction of the Department's S&T programs, including basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation of technologies that will help DHS and the nation's first responders effectively achieve their missions.
US/Canada Border Conference
Cobo Center, Detroit, MI
September 16-17, 2014
Beyond the Border 2.0
The US/Canada Border Conference will bring together local, state, provincial and federal agencies, as well as business organizations, in a central location convenient to both nations, to advance the "Beyond the Border" Action Plan between the United States and Canada.
Government and industry leaders share their knowledge and thoughts at a conference designed to enlighten, inform and educate the audience on the complex challenges outlined in the bi-lateral plan. The program advances the mission by providing a forum that helps foster collaboration while gaining a better understanding of the political, infrastructure and technological needs in the combat against current and future security threats, while improving the efficient flow of legal cross-border activity
Sponsors will attend all keynotes, panel sessions and food functions and have the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with border security leadership from both the US and Canada.
Contact: John Moriarty, [email protected], 203-822-7953
WORLD SMART WEEK
Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum
Advances in Securing Embedded, Mobile & Cloud Services and Ecosystems
Conference Sept. 23-25 & Exhibition Sept. 22-24, 2014 - Marseille Provence, France
Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum provides an independent collaboration and information-sharing platform dedicated to advance end-to-end digital security. Created from the former e-Smart and Smart Mobility conferences, its wide-ranging technical conference covers four key themes: embedded security, security & mobility, M2M & IoT security and secure cloud applications. The full digital security value chain will attend, with 300 expected attendees from Academia and Industry. Part of World Smart Week (1700 participants), the Forum offers great networking and forward-thinking opportunities with the attendees of the three co-located conferences dedicated to contactless/mobile, e-ID and M2M services and also includes a 50-booth exhibition. Visit us online at www.chip-to-cloud.com
M2M Innovation World Congress
Smart Services for Vertical Markets
Conference & Exhibition Sept. 22-24, 2014 - Marseille Provence, France
M2M Innovation World Congress invites all the M2M stakeholders to shift from a technology-driven to a business- and user-centric approach. Focused on emerging business models, technologies and best practices, this conference & exhibition gives its participants new inspirations to innovate and setup business while meeting prominent figures both from M2M industry and verticals. The conference will explore in particular M2M innovations in Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Held in conjunction with the three other smart devices-related conferences and 50-booth exhibition forming World Smart Week, the Congress provides its 300 attendees rich opportunities to network, share knowledge and develop business with 1700 participants overall. Visit us online: www.m2minnovationworldcongress.com
NFC World Congress
Mobile Proximity: Innovation, Services & Business
Conference & Exhibition September 22-24, 2014 - Marseille Provence, France
Now in its 4th edition, NFC World Congress explores the emerging ways to interact with the digital world through NFC and related mobile proximity technologies.
From start-ups to leading IT/mobile players and implementers from verticals, its conference gathers 600 participants from 60 countries eager to advance mobile proximity business in all its applications. Within World Smart Week, the Congress benefits from synergies of contents with three co-located conferences and a 50-booth joint exhibition. 1700 participants overall will converge at this global meeting of contactless/mobile, e-ID, M2M and digital security industries. Visit the Congress online: http://www.nfcworldcongress.com
World e-ID Congress
Identity services for Government, Mobility & Enterprise
Conference Sept. 23-25 & Exhibition Sept. 22-24, 2014 - Marseille Provence, France
Since 2004 World e-ID gathers e-ID programs managers, government officials and technology experts around world's most inspiring large scale rollouts and latest innovations. Over 400 delegates from 60 countries are expected in 2014. Among the conference highlights: mobile ID advances, emerging countries and EU projects' latest results, cyber-security policies, e-ID for banking... Its 50-booth exhibition, featuring e-ID solutions leaders, will add knowledge sharing and networking opportunities with the mobile/contactless, M2M and digital security professionals attending World Smart Week (1700 participants overall). Visit the Congress online: http://worlde-idcongress.com
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15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events. IBM held a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held a Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionality and provide short-term introductory projects that developers can complete between sessions.
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Some developers believe that monitoring is a function of the operations team. Some operations teams firmly believe that monitoring the systems they maintain is sufficient to run the business successfully. Most of them are wrong. The complexity of today's applications have gone far and beyond the capabilities of "traditional" system-level monitoring tools and approaches and requires much broader knowledge of business and applications as a whole. The goal of DevOps is to connect all aspects of application development and operations, and monitoring provides visibility and troubleshooting tools to...
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When an enterprise builds a hybrid IaaS cloud connecting its data center to one or more public clouds, security is often a major topic along with the other challenges involved. Security is closely intertwined with the networking choices made for the hybrid cloud. Traditional networking approaches for building a hybrid cloud try to kludge together the enterprise infrastructure with the public cloud. Consequently this approach requires risky, deep "surgery" including changes to firewalls, subnets and other modifications to the corporate security infrastructure. Connecting a public cloud to the ...
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Want to enable self-service provisioning of application environments in minutes that mirror production? Can you automatically provide rich data with code-level detail back to the developers when issues occur in production? In his session at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, will discuss how to accomplish this and more utilizing technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio online, and Application Insights in this demo-heavy session.
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DevOps is all about agility. However, you don't want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation. In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques that facilitate higher value creation for your enterprise.
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The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 2...
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Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps, abiding by privacy concerns and making the concept a reality. These challenges can't be addressed w...
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High-performing enterprise Software Quality Assurance (SQA) teams validate systems that are ready for use - getting most actively involved as components integrate and form complete systems. These teams catch and report on defects, making sure the customer gets the best software possible. SQA teams have leveraged automation and virtualization to execute more thorough testing in less time - bringing Dev and Ops together, ensuring production readiness. Does the emergence of DevOps mean the end of Enterprise SQA? Does the SQA function become redundant? In her session at DevOps Summit, Anne Hungat...
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The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, the question remains, is culture the leading edge of this change? I posit that in large enterprises,...
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Our expectations for buying all sorts of consumer goods has gone through a radical transformation we now take for granted. Why should we not expect this same level of service from IT businesses? We accept the status quo for how software delivery exists today but would reject it without hesitation if it were applied to pretty much any other online consumer experience. Take pizza delivery as an example. Fifteen years ago ordering a pizza meant trying to choose an item from a grease-stained menu somebody shoved under your door. You'd make a phone call and end up speaking to somebody who sounded ...
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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. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additionally, the school sought a partner to provide OpenStack infrastructure deployment and operations expert...
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We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and speed of your business? How must Operations adapt in order to avoid stifling your Cloud initiative? In his session at DevOps Summit, Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of the DTO Solutions, will highlight the successful organizational, process, and tooling patterns of high-performing companies that have reshaped their Operations to enable the business to get full value from their Clo...
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Software-driven innovation is becoming a primary approach to how businesses create and deliver new value to customers. A survey of 400 business and IT executives by the IBM Institute for Business Value showed businesses that are more effective at software delivery are also more profitable than their peers nearly 70 percent of the time (1). DevOps provides a way for businesses to remain competitive, applying lean and agile principles to software development to speed the delivery of software that meets new market requirements. IBM's new DevOps Innovation Services help address the challenge of s...
Nov. 22, 2014 08:00 PM EST Reads: 1,685
Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability. Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a high-level API. Their processes run within isolated namespaces that abstract the operating environment independently of the distribution, versions, network setup, and other details of this environment. This "containerization" has often been nicknamed "the new virtualization." But containers are more than lightweight virtual machines. Beyond their smaller footprint, shorter boot times, and higher consolidation factors, they also bring a lot of new fea...
Nov. 22, 2014 06:45 PM EST Reads: 1,503
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 becomes essential for any ambitious enterprise today.
Nov. 22, 2014 05:45 PM EST Reads: 1,588
ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today 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 ap...
Nov. 22, 2014 05:30 PM EST Reads: 1,595
SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. 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. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the value of DevOps behaviors, tools and processes. She states: "DevOps is not only hot it's the approa...
Nov. 21, 2014 07:00 PM EST Reads: 1,404
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Nov. 20, 2014 10:30 PM EST Reads: 1,459
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.
Nov. 20, 2014 09:00 PM EST Reads: 1,607
At first glance, it might seem that the goals of DevOps and regulatory compliance are inherently at odds. Whereas much of the buzz around DevOps advocates delivering software at dizzying rates, compliance and security are concerned with proper oversight of the change management process to ensure that the enterprise isn’t opening itself up to potential vulnerabilities. With the tedious amount of rules and regulations that enterprises are subjected to, compliance can end up being a governor on the release process, defeating the potential benefits from adopting DevOps practices.
Nov. 19, 2014 10:00 PM EST Reads: 1,441
SYS-CON Media announced today the IBM, which offers the world’s deepest portfolio of technologies and expertise that are transforming the future of work, has launched ad campaigns on SYS-CON’s numerous online magazines such as Cloud Computing Journal, DevOps Journal, Virtualization Journal, and IoT Journal. IBM's campaigns focus on application testing, improving application development processes, common challenges in testing composite applications, continuous testing as part of the DevOps lifecycle, and deploying higher quality software faster through continuous integration testing.
Nov. 19, 2014 08:15 PM EST Reads: 1,571
Considered by many as the next step beyond Agile, DevOps has proven to be effective at accelerating development cycles, improving performance, reducing bugs and overall improving the innovation and velocity of development teams. There are a couple ways to look at DevOps: first, DevOps is a development methodology based on continuous integration and continuous delivery supported by set of configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, Salt and Ansible. We can also think of DevOps as a simpler set of principles that guide development and deployment practices – automate everything, monitor...
Nov. 19, 2014 08:00 PM EST Reads: 1,579
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, explored the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations on how to: Embrace, source, consume, and expose shared...
Nov. 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,774
Software is eating the world. Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or efficiency of operations. In her Day 2 Keynote DevOps Summit, Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell, discussed how IT organizations can automate just-in-time assembly of application environments - each built fo...
Nov. 17, 2014 09:00 AM EST Reads: 1,627
AppDynamics is the next-generation application performance management solution that simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. No one can stand slow applications - not IT operations and development teams, not the Chief Information Officer, and definitely not end users. With AppDynamics, no one has to tolerate slow performing apps ever again. AppDynamics customers include TiVo, AMICA Insurance, Expedia and StubHub.
Nov. 2, 2014 10:00 PM EST Reads: 3,010