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What Is Function-as-a-Service? Serverless Architectures Are Here By Matt Watson It has never been a better time to be a developer. Thanks to cloud computing, deploying our applications is much easier than it used to be. How we deploy our apps continues to evolve thanks to cloud hosting, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and now Function-as-a-Service. What Is Function-as-a-Service (FaaS)? FaaS is the concept of serverless computing via serverless architectures. Software developers can leverage this to deploy an individual "function", action, or piece of business logic. They are expected to start within milliseconds and process individual requests and then the process ends. Principles of FaaS: Complete abstraction of servers away from the developer Billing based on consumption and executions, not server instance sizes Services that are event-driven and instantaneously scala... (more)

Infranics to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | #SaaS #PaaS #IaaS #Cloud

SYS-CON Events announced today that Infranics will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Since 2000, Infranics has developed SysMaster Suite, which is required for the stable and efficient management of ICT infrastructure. The ICT management solution developed and provided by Infranics continues to add intelligence to the ICT infrastructure through the IMC (Infra Management Cycle) based on mathematical analysis and forecasting Big Data Analyze and Control. Through Systeer Cloud service, Infranics provides the ICT basic platform - SaaS, PaaS and IaaS - from the customer's point of view, as well as an "End to End Layered Management" service at their M-Center, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Infranics manages customers' service infrastructure with Pro-Active based on the... (more)

Grape Up to Exhibit at @CloudExpo CA | #DevOps #PaaS #IoT #DX #GrapeUp

SYS-CON Events announced today that Grape Up will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company specializing in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the U.S. and Europe, Grape Up works with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies. For more information, visit http://grapeup.com/. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibi... (more)

[slides] IaaS & PaaS | @CloudExpo @YungChou @BlueMetalInc #DevOps #AI

What, Why, and How of IaaS and PaaS The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transition into and take advantages of these emerging service models. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. Within the company, he has had opportunities serving customers in the areas of support account management, technical support, technical sales, and evangelism. Prior to Microsoft, he h... (more)

Private Clouds | @CloudExpo @RamchandaniRaj #DigitalTransformation

Private Clouds - What Enterprises Should Know Before Implementation Enterprises are rapidly implementing private clouds for sound business reasons. Private clouds offer greater agility, enabling companies to quickly adapt to constantly changing business needs and innovate faster than competition. Digital and cloud services can be provided to developers at a pace of innovation that equals any public cloud. Companies can maintain security and compliance, along with the reliability, availability and stability of IT systems of large enterprises. Private clouds also provide better SLAs for new services than most public clouds offer. While there is a sense of urgency surrounding implementation, enterprises must still carefully choose the best technology stack to deliver their new dynamic cloud infrastructure and services. They must carefully develop a transition plan, un... (more)

Digital Transformation, Retailing and Mobile Technologies

Today I read the results of a report from Google titled, How In-store Shoppers are Using Mobile Devices that states the following, "One in three shoppers uses their smartphones to find information instead of asking for help from a store employee.  In some categories 55 percent say they do this when shopping for appliances, 48 percent for electronics, 40 percent for baby care and 39 percent for household care."  Those numbers point to a significant change in retailing.  They point to a self-help transformation enabled by mobile devices.  Companies that want to thrive in retail must embrace these behaviors by acknowledging them and adapting their strategies. Here are some more interesting results from the report: 79 percent of smartphone owners are smartphone shoppers 62 percent utilize a smartphone to assist with shopping at least once a month and 17 percent utilize mo... (more)

XaaP! It’s the Platform Business Model | @CloudExpo #IaaS #XaaP #Cloud

As the title suggests one way to approach the ‘Platform Business Model' (described in detail in our library section) is to consider how it is being adapted for specific industry sectors, via Cloud-centric acronyms such as: GaaP - Government as a Platform BaaP - Banking as a Platform TaaP - Telco as a Platform With a key goal of describing practical aspects of the trend and of course our Cloud focus, this aspect is one of the headline themes of our Platform ebook. The agenda will include these specific industry scenarios and we'll explore them to illicit the key ingredients of a common Platform Architecture. GaaP - Open Government, as a Platform This tailoring began simultaneously with the emergence of the model itself, as the earliest of thought leaders like Tim O'Reilly seized upon its potential for transforming IT across all industries, not just the ‘digital native... (more)

Cloud Equals SaaS, Grid, Utility Computing, Hosting...?

With virtually every vendor/provider on the planet jumping on the Cloud Computing bandwagon, sometimes it's difficult to tell whether a service is truly a Cloud Computing offering or simply a pre-existing offering that has the Cloud label slapped on it, such as hosting, outsourcing, ASP (Application Service Provider), On Demand Computing, Grid computing, Utility computing, SaaS (Software as a Service) and so on. In fact, Cloud Computing is not a technology revolution, but rather a process and business evolution on how we use those technologies that enables Cloud Computing as it exists today: SaaS, inexpensive storage, REST, AJAX, SOA(service-oriented architectures), On Demand Computing, Grid Computing, Utility Computing, virtualization, etc. The issue is that many providers of those technologies hijacked the term Cloud Computing, and it is this confusion that discredi... (more)

You Can't Have IT as a Service Until IT Has Infrastructure as a Service

The underlying premise of delivering information technology “as a service” is that the services exist to be delivered in the first place. Oh, it’s on now. IT has been served with a declaration of intent and that is to eliminate IT and its associated bottlenecks that are apparently at the heart of a long application deployment lifecycle. Ignoring reality, the concept of IT as a Service in many ways is well-suited to solving both issues (real and perceived) on the business and the IT sides of the house. By making the acquisition and deployment of server infrastructure a self-service process, IT abrogates responsibility for deploying applications. It means if a project is late, business stakeholders can no longer point to the easy scapegoat of IT and must accept accountability. Or does it? WHAT does “IT as a SERVICE” MEAN ANYWAY? We can’t really answer that question unt... (more)

The IT Guide To PaaS By @NavrupJohal | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

PaaS has been such a great innovation for developers. They can develop and deploy applications from their desktop to the cloud, all in a consistent environment. They can deploy to production themselves, bypassing the IT middleman and speeding up the application delivery process. And they can develop in any language they want, without limitations. Developers have it made! But what about IT? Does PaaS help them in any way or is it just another system for them to manage? Is this an unnecessary complication or does it help them? Why do they need PaaS? In truth, IT departments are not seeing the tangible benefits from their cloud investments. Virtualization helps, but doesn't solve the entire problem. Although VMs can be easily created on-demand, applications still need their supporting software to be manually installed and configured. The application delivery bottlen... (more)

When Will Cloud Come to PaaS? By @CKeene | @CloudExpo #Cloud

One of the perennial cloud predictions has been that 200x would be the year of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud. The logic goes that if an automated data center in the sky is good, an automated development platform in the sky must be even better. “Normal” clouds like Amazon AWS give the developer a virtual computer to load their OS and App onto. PaaS gives the developer a virtual computer with the OS, database and middleware “pre-loaded,” thereby simplifying the deployment. Yet so far, PaaS adoption has been anemic and Gartner puts PaaS at 1% of the overall cloud market. At the same time, new technologies like Docker and containers have attracted far more attention from the developer community. PaaS Lacks “Write Once, Run Anywhere” Simplicity Developers love the simplicity of “write once, run anywhere.” This is what gave Java its initial allure and it is at the... (more)