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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here For better or worse, DevOps has gone mainstream. All doubt was removed when IBM and HP threw up their respective DevOps microsites. Where are we on the hype cycle? It's hard to say for sure but there's a feeling we're heading for the "Peak of Inflated Expectations." What does this mean for the enterprise? Should they avoid DevOps? Definitely not. Should they be cautious though? Absolutely. The truth is that DevOps and the enterprise are at best strange bedfellows. The movement has its roots in the tech community's elite. Open source projects and methodologies driven by the alumni of companies like Netflix, Google and Amazon. This is a great thing for the evolution of DevOps. It can be alienating for Enterprise IT though. Learning about Netflix and their simian armies, or Facebook and their mind-melting scale is fascinating. Can you take... (more)

How to Monetize the OpenStack Wave

After OpenStack was announced at OSCON in the summer of 2010, the degree of momentum behind this new open source platform has been nothing short of spectacular. Startups and enterprises alike have placed their strategic bets to monetize the OpenStack wave in various ways. As an ecosystem insider and one of the founding sponsors of the OpenStack Foundation, I wanted to offer my views on how various organizations are looking to skin this cat. I'd like to focus on three of the many efforts currently underway. These three, in particular, happen to be the most vocal about their position and represent three distinct strategy camps. They are Nebula with its OpenStack appliance; Piston with its PentOS cloud operating system; and Dell's Crowbar, an OpenStack installer. While all these approaches appear radically different on the surface, all three ultimately offer the same e... (more)

Ex-Newisys CTO Joins AMD

Former IBM Fellow and former Newisys CTO Rich Oehler has joined AMD's Office of Strategy and Technology reporting to CTO Fred Weber. He's there to align AMD's multi-core enterprise-class strategies with the needs of the Fortune 1000. Oehler is treasured for his work in microprocessors, SMP and mission-critical systems design. Newisys was the Texas company full of ex-IBMers that tried to make it as a systems vendor with Opteron-based servers. It was acquired by Sanmina-SCL, which built boxes for AMD. When last seen last September, Newisys was working on leapfrogging Opteron's native eight-processor limitation and building 32-way or better Opteron systems. ... (more)

Open-Xchange Updates Open Source Collaboration Suite

Open-Xchange, released a comprehensive feature update for the community edition of Open-Xchange Server -- adding more than 100 improvements in the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software and released the core content under a Creative Commons Deed. Open-Xchange Server 0.8.2 provides key messaging functions like email, calendaring, contacts and task management -- fully integrated with advanced groupware features such as document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. Open-Xchange Server 0.8.2 offers major productivity improvements through object “linking’ and ‘permissioning’ and works with all common web browsers. “Open-Xchange appreciates the help and support of its community and is giving something back," said Dan Kusnetzky, executive vice president Marketing Strate... (more)

Open-Xchange Unveils Open Source Collaboration Virtual Appliance

Open-Xchange announced a Virtual "appliance" for its open source project Open-Xchange Server 0.8 - giving developers and the open source community the popular collaboration platform to run in a VMware Virtual Appliance. Virtual Open-Xchange for Debian is available free for testing and evaluation  and will enable users to quickly and easily install the leading open source collaboration suite on VMware virtual machines - essentially creating a virtual collaboration appliance. Open-Xchange plans to produce these customized images for enterprise Linux distributions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server - enabling advanced functionality with little or no end user complexity. Open-Xchange  is the  provider of open source collaboration software. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server 5, provides key messaging functions like email, cale... (more)

Five Reasons to Love Mylar

Modern development environments bring multiple integrated tools to developers' fingertips. Integration of editors and compilers for multiple languages, database browsers, framework-specific development tools, and more are commonplace and considered by many to be entry-level features: the minimum support required to be taken seriously. But modern development environments miss out when it comes to integrating the most important part: the developer. Bringing multiple tools that work well together with a harmonized look and feel help a software developer be productive. However, as systems built using integrated development environments get more and more complex with larger and larger code bases, just having tools that are easy to find and use isn't enough. Modern developers need a development environment that focuses first class tools on the artifacts that they care ab... (more)

Open BlueDragon - Developing a tag with the Plugin API

Now that we've introduced the Open BlueDragon Plugin API, let us look now at how to develop your own tags, by interfacing to the underlying core engine. Leave Comment Related Entries: The OpenBlueDragon new look and logo launchedGetting access to Amazon's SimpleDB through CFQUERYGoogle's GWT continues to amaze and delightRailo joins the CFML open source revolutionOpen BlueDragon BOF @ Scotch ReviewOpen BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - NitaiOpen BlueDragon - Official PlugIn API OverviewOpen BlueDragon: Game On!Open BlueDragon : 1 day left to goOpen BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - Andy Wu ... (more)

Railo joins the CFML open source revolution

We welcome the Railo announcement that they are moving to an open source model. Leave Comment Related Entries: The OpenBlueDragon new look and logo launchedGetting access to Amazon's SimpleDB through CFQUERYGoogle's GWT continues to amaze and delightOpen BlueDragon BOF @ Scotch ReviewOpen BlueDragon - Developing a tag with the Plugin APIOpen BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - NitaiOpen BlueDragon - Official PlugIn API OverviewOpen BlueDragon: Game On!Open BlueDragon : 1 day left to goOpen BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - Andy Wu ... (more)

Open BlueDragon BOF @ Scotch Review

Last night we presented Open BlueDragon at the Scotch BOF. It was a well turned out event with much discussion. Leave Comment Related Entries: The OpenBlueDragon new look and logo launchedGetting access to Amazon's SimpleDB through CFQUERYGoogle's GWT continues to amaze and delightRailo joins the CFML open source revolutionOpen BlueDragon - Developing a tag with the Plugin APIOpen BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - NitaiOpen BlueDragon - Official PlugIn API OverviewOpen BlueDragon: Game On!Open BlueDragon : 1 day left to goOpen BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - Andy Wu ... (more)

SOA article written for Enterprise Systems Journal

SOA: You’ll Need More than Technology To transform a company’s architecture to an SOA model, a systematic long-term roadmap is critical. 4/3/2007 by Anthony Gold Every few years the IT industry embraces the "next big thing." Occasionally, it is a technology in search of a solution or a technology ahead of its time. However, many times it is a technology that solves a real problem just as the requirement emerges. A recent "next big thing"—open source (e.g., Linux)—addressed the IT needs of lower cost, increased flexibility, and freedom of choice. It took years and the commitment of both large IT providers and customers of all sizes to take open source from an interesting idea to today’s mainstream successful development and product model. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is the current "next big thing." After years of discussion and definition, SOA is being actively d... (more)

Open BlueDragon - Official PlugIn API Overview

Open BlueDragon provides a very rich plugin API that lets you quickly and easily add new functionality to the CFML language without having to wade through any of the source code of the core engine. This article goes through this API. Leave Comment Related Entries: The OpenBlueDragon new look and logo launchedGetting access to Amazon's SimpleDB through CFQUERYGoogle's GWT continues to amaze and delightRailo joins the CFML open source revolutionOpen BlueDragon BOF @ Scotch ReviewOpen BlueDragon - Developing a tag with the Plugin APIOpen BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - NitaiOpen BlueDragon: Game On!Open BlueDragon : 1 day left to goOpen BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - Andy Wu ... (more)

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The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
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At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
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