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Integration Is the Key to Gain More Value from NetSuite and Salesforce Enterprises often face challenges when integrating Salesforce and NetSuite. But, despite the fact that NetSuite offers an out-of-the-box solution to integrate with Salesforce, companies' data flow requirements are far too complex even for a simple integration. NetSuite is highly popular among enterprise customers for its accounting, financial and ERP toolkit. Even though it has fully functional CRM module, Salesforce is considered to be perfect blend in cloud-based CRM solution. Alternatively, some Salesforce users feel like it lacks the ERP, Accounting, Financial solution capabilities which NetSuite delivers. Salesforce and NetSuite both are industry's leading SaaS providers serving various types of customers including enterprise segment and SMBs. Salesforce has its sophistication in handling lea... (more)

Everything as a Service | @CloudExpo @Catchpoint #SaaS #PaaS #Serverless

Everything as a Service By Dawn Parzych Whenever I write about the cloud, I tend to break it down into three categories: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS). As I was working on a cloud performance management ebook, a coworker suggested that I also include function as a service (FaaS) and containers as a service (CaaS) in the definitions. I’ll admit, I had never heard of these categories so after these suggestions were made, I went to do some research. SaaS was one of the first cloud solutions to hit the market. It provides the ability to consume information through a browser or API. IT teams don’t have to manage applications, hardware, security, or storage; everything is managed by the vendor. Users subscribe to a SaaS service on a recurring basis and can easily scale. The uses of SaaS include business p... (more)

[session] @DDN_limitless "Bronze Sponsor" of @CloudExpo | #AI #Storage

Simplifying Key Criteria for Cloud Infrastructure Decisions In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Brad Winett, Senior Technologist for DDN Storage, will present several current, end-user environments that are using object storage at scale for cloud deployments including private cloud and cloud providers. Details on the top considerations of features and functions for selecting object storage will be included. Brad will also touch on recent developments in tiering technologies that deliver single solution and an end-user view of data across files and objects to support high performance cloud applications like transcoding, content distribution and SaaS. Speaker Bio Brad Winett is Senior Technologist for DDN Storage and has seventeen years of tenure at DDN and over 21 years in the storage industry. He has served many roles at DDN, including Vice President of Business Devel... (more)

[video] @Interoute's Cloud | @CloudExpo #DevOps #SaaS #AI #DX #DigitalTransformation

"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible," explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Track 1. Enterprise Cloud | Cloud-Native Track 2. Big Data | A... (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)

ARM Server to Transform #BigData to #IoT | @CloudExpo #IIoT #AI #ML #DX

A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research Industry Report). According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver appliances for deployin... (more)

SaaS Performance | @CloudExpo @Catchpoint #DevOps #WebPerf #AI #SaaS

Managing Performance for SaaS-Based Applications Software as a service (SaaS), one of the earliest and most successful cloud services, has reached mainstream status. According to Cisco, by 2019 more than four-fifths (83 percent) of all data center traffic will be based in the cloud, up from 65 percent today. The majority of this traffic will be applications. Businesses of all sizes are adopting a variety of SaaS-based services - everything from collaboration tools to mission-critical commerce-oriented applications. The rise in SaaS usage has many positive benefits, but one drawback is that as demand grows, SaaS providers are having a harder time ensuring a high-performing (fast, reliable) end-user experience - at the same time performance expectations are growing higher than ever. SaaS Providers Struggle to Meet Modern Day User Performance Expectations Websites and a... (more)

Cloud Operations | @CloudExpo @AppNeta #SaaS #APM #SDN #Monitoring

Cloud Operations Can't Be Ignored By Christine Cignoli Lots of cloud technology predictions and analysis are still dealing with future spending and planning, but there are plenty of real-world cloud use cases and implementations happening now. One approach, taken by stalwart GE, is to use SaaS applications for non-differentiated uses. For them, that means moving functions like HR, finance, taxes and scheduling to SaaS, while spending their software development time and resources on the core apps that make GE better, such as inventory, planning and sales. Essentially, as for more and more large enterprises, GE is getting out of the infrastructure business. And at another company that's been around for awhile - Intuit - the CIO has focused on spending transparency and business outcomes, both essential to IT strategy in this cloud computing era. For them, any digital p... (more)

Why You Should Build Your Supply Chain from the Customer Up | @CloudExpo #SaaS #Cloud #Agile

Why You Should Build Your Supply Chain from the Customer Up Satisfying customers and winning their loyalty is the foundation that every successful business is built upon. Delivering a consistently excellent experience builds a level of customer intimacy that will set your business apart from the competition. Consider that 80% of your company's future revenue will come from just 20% of your existing customers, according to Gartner. The supply chain landscape is shifting, as customer expectations soar and new services and software bring greater complexity. There's a great deal of pressure to maintain operational excellence, integrate disruptive new technologies, and innovate for a superior customer experience. Tying these disparate threads together requires responsive Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO). Finding the right balance "There was a time when supply chains cou... (more)

Subscription Services | @CloudExpo #DaaS #XaaS #CloudNative #AI #ML #DX

What's Driving Subscription Services? From personal care products to groceries and movies on demand, cloud-based subscriptions are fulfilling the needs of consumers across an array of market sectors. Nowhere is this shift to subscription services more evident than in the technology sector. By adopting an Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) delivery model, companies are able to tailor their computing environments to shape the experiences they want for customers as well as their workforce. While the need to customize computing and technology services is a major driver, there are a number of other factors fueling the growing global corporate demand for XaaS. By securing utility-based offerings on a per-seat, per-month model based on usage, companies have more control over costs and can free up capital and resources to pursue new product and services initiatives. XaaS elim... (more)

Mastering Your SaaS Provider Relationship | @CloudExpo #SaaS #Cloud

Tips for Mastering Your SaaS Provider Relationship By Christine Cignoli In this modern world of IT, you've probably got some new colleagues in your life - namely, the cloud and SaaS providers who now hold your infrastructure in their hands. These business relationships - yes, they're technology-based, but cloud and SaaS are business models - will become as important to your IT team and your company as the hardware and software you used to install. Once you've adopted SaaS, or inherited SaaS, it's on you to avoid price hikes, licensing issues and app or provider sprawl. Budgeting for these apps, which means understanding their pricing models, is also likely in IT's hands. There are plenty of challenges to adopting SaaS applications, and then challenges that will emerge once you've had those applications in place for awhile. Entire businesses today are running on SaaS ... (more)