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As we enter the final week before the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara, CA, it's time for me to reflect on six big topics that will be important during the show. Hybrid Cloud This general-purpose term seems to provide a comfort zone for many enterprise IT managers. It sounds reassuring to be able to work with one of the major public-cloud providers like AWS or Microsoft Azure while still maintaining an on-site presence. But this is a complicated topic, not a simple one. The larger issue is to avoid creating new, discrete silos of information as an enterprise develops some apps on AWS, a PoC on-premises, and tries to deploy across hybrid and multiple clouds. I look forward to conversations with Cloud Expo attendees that touch on the seemingly infinite variety of hybrid cloud approaches and options available today. Containers and Microservi... (more)

Election 2016: Time to Get Back to Work | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #FinTech

There was a time, in the 1990s, when Silicon Valley and Redmond thought Washington, DC, didn't matter. Top executives would occasionally appear in front of Congress to inveigh mostly against one another, then quickly return home to resume making money. The notion that clueless DC regulators and legislators mattered was ridiculed when it wasn't ignored. Things changed in 1999, when the Department of Justice (DOJ) won a judgment against Microsoft. The presiding judge lowered the boom in April 2000, starting the catastrophic dot-com implosion (which took all of tech with it), then ... (more)

DaaS Re-Boot: Citrix Execs Move to VMware

VMware execs Bob Schultz and Sumit Dhawan were in leadership training in Boston during their first day at their new company. They promised to respond to my inquiries regarding their new positions as soon as possible. When they do, I'll report what they said. The news of their move came as a seeming lightning strike on the first real work day of 2014. Officially, they give Wmware "even deeper end-user computing and industry expertise going into 2014 and position us very well to continue to provide customers with industry leading solutions," according to a blog entry by Sanjay Poo... (more)

Andi Mann @DevOpsSummit Chair | @AndiMann [#DevOps #Microservices]

Andi Mann Returns to @DevOpsSummit as Conference Chair Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to DevOps Summit 2015 as Conference Chair The 4th International DevOps Summit will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at Cloud Expo tell the world how the... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: The Five Dimensions of Blogs

The value of blogging continues to surface as a naval-gazing exercise within the technology community. Does blogging matter? Does anyone care whether or not it matters? Should it matter? These and other meta-questions continue to be posed by those who a.) aren't getting enough hits on their blogs, b.) have too much time on their hands, or c.) are onto one of the seminal transformations in history of humans' communications with one another. My view has always been that blogging serves two major purposes: it acts as an arbitraging agent within the calcified traditional media world, ... (more)