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SYS-CON Events announced today the Kubernetes and Google Container Engine Workshop, being held November 3, 2016, in conjunction with @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces participants to Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, students learn the key concepts and practices for deploying and maintaining applications using Kubernetes. Audience This class is intended for solutions developers, systems operations professionals, solution architects, and development operations professionals who develop, migrate, and deploy container-based applications on Kubernetes. Prerequisites Before attending this course, participants should have: Basic proficiency wit... (more)

Service Management and Enterprise Architecture

Governance is currently a key topic for many IT functions. Its definition varies, but its key themes are true for all companies: effectiveness, efficiency, and reliability. Business value and risk mitigation are also at its center and represent a significant part of enterprise governance overall. Due to the horizontal nature of IT, where almost everyone in the enterprise uses IT assets to complete their responsibilities, the impact of effective IT governance is quite visible throughout an organization. IT governance defines a structure of relationships, processes, and measurements to direct and control IT assets (e.g., people, finance, infrastructure) to achieve the enterprise’s goals by adding value while balancing risk with return. It helps to define roles and responsibilities and specify an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in IT and ... (more)

Cloud Computing From "Agile Cloud Integration" to "Zero Latency"

Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Listen to Cloud Expo being promoted yesterday in New York City on CBS Radio/1010Wins [WikiUpload - MP3 file] Here is an early sneak-peek at some of the many and varied themes and topics due to be discussed in the breakout technical sessions scheduled in the course of the jam-packed four days. (Editorial Note: this is a small initial selection only – the Call for Papers for 8th Cloud Expo only closed February 4th, and new sessions are being selected and posted on a daily basis.) Agile Cloud Integration – see The Transactional Cloud Application Development in the Cloud – see Java in the Cloud Automation in... (more)

SCO Sues DaimlerChrysler & AutoZone

After weeks of threats and repeated delays, the SCO Group has finally sued two Fortune 500 end-user companies, DaimlerChrysler and AutoZone. SCO is suing the carmaker, which is already one of its Unix licensees, for not certifying, as SCO says it's required to do under its agreement, that it is not running Linux binaries anywhere in its establishment or, if it is, that it has built a Chinese wall between its Unix and Linux developers, or any of the six other similarly minded oaths SCO is now demanding its users take. It's not that DaimlerChrysler refused SCO terms, it just ignored them, missing SCO's 30-day deadline. So SCO is suing it in state court in Michigan. SCO is suing AutoZone, the premier auto parts chain and former SCO user, worth about $5.5 billion in annual sales, for violating SCO's contested "Unix copyrights by running versions of the Linux operating sy... (more)

JavaOne 2006: Sun Sets Open Source Java Strategy

Rich Green, who recently returned to Sun Microsystems to head its software efforts, said that it's "not whether but how" Sun can open source Java and maintain compatibility that's delaying it from doing so. The promise, which might take some pressure off Sun, whose proprietary-style stewardship of the technology has always been a sore spot with Java licensees, was made at the opening of JavaOne Tuesday during Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's keynote when Green was brought on stage. Green said Sun was caught between a rock and a hard place - between the desire to open source Java and the fact that "compatibility matters" in a technology as ubiquitous as Java - but that it was going to be his job, now that he was back at Sun, to figure out how to do it. Sun has always been jealous of its control over Java and has voiced this logic before. Green offered no timeframe for it ha... (more)

So what is this Platform as a Service thing?

The "platform-as-a-service", or PaaS meme is getting more air play the last 24 hours as news of Google App Engine makes its way through the tech media and blogs. ReadWriteWeb has a good write up and Phil Wainewright's summation by declaring "Let the PaaS wars begin" I think fairly captures the mood and reaction to the news. Exciting times ahead no doubt, and pretty cool that Bungee Labs is getting mentioned in a number of blogs reacting to the Google App Engine news an example of the new generation of companies emerging in the PaaS space. So, what is Platform-as-a-service? And why is PaaS interesting? Last week I had the opportunity to talk to Dana Gardner and Phil Wainewright in this sponsored podcast - full transcript available here - all about PaaS. I've taken the liberty of copy and pasting a snippet of the conversation below that speaks directly to the whole no... (more)

Linux Recovery - Tips & Tricks

Partitions created in the hard drive enable you to install different operating systems. A partition table is positioned at the first sector (cylinder 0, head 0 and sector 1, Master Boot Record) of every hard drive. This table contains the information about locations and sizes on the hard drive. Corruption in a partition table can occur due to improper system shutdown, file system corruption, software bugs and more. Once the partition table is corrupted, the user may not be able to boot a particular operating system. Furthermore, the data saved in the unbootable partition becomes inaccessible. In such situations, you need to restore the data from the latest backup. To recover the data completely, in case of no backup availability, you need to use effective Linux Data Recovery application. To perform dual boot on the computer system, the user installs two operating s... (more)

Building Private and Hybrid Clouds with Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu Workshop at Cloud Expo April 23, 2009  - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the technology required to build the three types of Cloud architectures, namely private, hybrid and public clouds. Eucalyptus can be used to transform an existing infrastructure into an IaaS public cloud, being compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface. Eucalyptus is fully functional with respect to providing cloud-like interfaces and higher-level cloud functionality for security, contextualization and image management. OpenNebula, on the other hand, is a virtual infrastructure engine that enables the dynamic and scalable deployment and re-placement of grou... (more)

WaveMaker Integrates with RightScale

RightScale and WaveMaker Software have integrated so customers can deploy WaveMaker-beholden web apps on clouds such as EC2 in a click and then manage them through RightScale's automated cloud management platform. WaveMaker claims to have the only open source PaaS solution for developing cloud applications. It combines a secure multi-tenant server framework with a web-based self-service studio so users can customize cloud applications without coding. It's visual drag-and-drop software. It claims a developer community of 10,000. Customers include Ameren, National City Bank, Macy's and Pioneer Energy. ... (more)

Cloud Computing, Virtualization and SOA Will Transform the Government

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Open Source Software (OSS) and Geospatial technologies are poised for increased federal government adoption over the next five years as cost-saving initiatives drive investment in these solutions, according to new research from INPUT, an authority on government business. Nearly half of federal and IT industry professionals surveyed by INPUT believe these technologies will have a major impact on their technology environment despite concerns over security and up-front costs. INPUT projects the federal cloud computing market to grow from $370 million in 2009 to $1.2 billion in 2014 at a 27 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The virtualization market is poised to increase from $800 million to $1.4 billion over the next five years (12 percent CAGR) while OSS will grow fr... (more)

Is 2011 the Year of the Mobile Web?

With January almost over now and conferences like Mobile World Congress and CTIA upon us, here is a thought: In the age of Mobile applications, will 2011 be the year of the Mobile Web apps In this article, we outline the reasons why it will be and welcome your comments. Some initial terminology, We refer to apps on specific technologies like iPhone, Android, Blackberry as native apps and we call apps using web technologies as ‘Web apps’ (more on this below) By Mobile Web, we also include widgets – not just browsing. By Web technologies, we mean w3c technologies but more importantly for our discussion, there are a set of emerging web technologies on the horizon such as – CSS2.1, CSS3, SVG Filters, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora, Native JSON, MathML, Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG), Cross-Site XMLHttpRequest, Microformats, Web Worker Threads (source Mozilla) Native ... (more)

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