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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)

The Right #Cloud Migration | @CloudExpo @Appneta #SaaS #IaaS #PaaS

SaaS, IaaS or PaaS: Which Cloud Migration Option Is Right for You? By Joe Michalowski Can you believe it's only been four years since cloud computing really went mainstream? It feels like our businesses have been relying on the cloud for so much longer. However, companies still aren't 100% in the cloud, and hybrid and multicloud deployments are becoming popular, so choosing the right cloud technology is a constant consideration for IT. When you look at your migration options, you're bombarded with all kinds of "as a service" offerings. You have to know the basics of SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS if you want to make the best decision-and no matter what, monitoring has to be your migration foundation. Making Sense of SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS for Cloud Migration Despite near-universal adoption of some form of cloud computing, some concepts still appear blurry for many business leaders... (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)

The Cloud in 2017 and #IoT | @CloudExpo @Cisco #SaaS #PaaS #AI #SDN

Cloud usage continues to gain momentum across all industries. In a recent FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions report, IDC predicted that between 60 percent and 70 percent of all software, services and technology spending will be on the cloud by 2020. With this increase in cloud usage comes a corresponding need for employees with cloud skills. Supply has not kept pace with demand, however. The State of Cloud Readiness Study 2016 found that 53 percent of IT leaders are struggling to acquire the necessary skills to support cloud initiatives within their organizations, while almost half indicate staff training is not a priority. This is a serious problem, but one that hold tremendous upside potential for career advancement and success for network and data center professionals with the right training and certifications. For those weighing a career in IT, clou... (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)

Cloud Talk with Peter Coffee: What's Next for the Cloud?

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Coffee, of eWeek fame.  Peter, as industry veterans may be aware, was eWeek's Technology Editor, and is now Director of Platform Research for Salesforce.com, a leader in cloud computing. Our conversation began with my blatant attempt at gaining insight about Salesforce's strategic roadmap, knowing full well only the CEO can answer those type of questions, but you never know what you can glean from a non-response.  Hey, I gave it a shot. Then the real discussion of our meeting began.  The economic advantages of the cloud computing model, comparisons of lifecycle costs (TCO) of services vs. acquisition + ongoing maintenance costs of legacy business models, costs of delay, and other detractors of legacy business models compared to the benefits of a public cloud offering like Salesforce.com, as well as the insights an... (more)

Cloud Computing Journal Continues To Publish World's Best Cloud Analysts

Only one publication in the world has been tracking Cloud Computing 24x7 since December 6, 2006, when we first mentioned the concept in an article speculating on the possibility of a Web phone being a possible candidate for something that could be run in the Cloud. That publication is SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal (www.CloudComputingJournal.com). Since then worldwide interest in the Cloud paradigm of massively scalable IT resources and capabilities delivered as a service using Internet technologies has been mushrooming at a breakneck pace. Here's a - very brief - glimpse at some of the articles published and blogs syndicated in just in the past couple of days... ARTICLES The Economics of Cloud Computing Analyzed By Gwen Morton & Ted Alford The President’s budget for fiscal year 2010 (FY10) includes $75.8B in information technology (IT) spending, which is a 7-percen... (more)

SOA or Microservices? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #Docker #Microservices

This is a no-hype, pragmatic post about why I think you should consider architecting your next project the way SOA and/or microservices suggest. No matter if it’s a greenfield approach or if you’re in dire need of refactoring. Please note: considering still keeps open the option of not taking that approach. After reading this, you will have a better idea about whether building multiple small components instead of a single, large component makes sense for your project. This post assumes that you have experience with software architecture and services (you’ll find some words about my experience on the bottom of this post). I won’t go into the details of Wikipedia’s or Martin Fowler’s definitions per se. Much more I will talk about what microservices and/or SOA could and should do for your project. Microservices? SOA? Both? None? I’ll leave it up to you if they are bot... (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)

VMforce - Another Cloud Computing Solution for Java

VMWare and Salesforce.com joined hands to launch VMforce which they claim the world's first enterprise Java cloud. Not sure why it is the first enterprise cloud for Java? We have Java-based cloud solutions from the industry leaders Google (AppEngine), Microsoft (Azure) and from other cloud vendors such as Stax, Rightscale, etc. Can't these host enterprise Java applications? I don't understand why VMforce is claiming their solution is the first enterprise Java solution. It is another PaaS (Platform as a service) solution similar to AppEngine, Azure, etc. In fact SpringSource has the similar solution called SpingSource Cloud foundry that runs on Amazon EC2 infrastructure. The only difference is - VMforce runs on Force.com infrastructure using vSphere 4, a virtualization operating system from VMWare. VMforce is a solution for the Java developer who wants to use Force.c... (more)