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"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu,  in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu 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, and the 21st Int\ernational Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu's mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite... (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)

Get Schooled in SaaS | @CloudExpo #IaaS #SaaS #Cloud

Get Schooled in SaaS By Christine Cignoli SaaS use is growing in enterprises all the time, with the ease of consumer apps meeting the full-featured nature of typical business software. Google added new tools earlier this week to G Suite that are designed for enterprise IT. The announced features include additions to security and archiving capabilities, plus more big data analytics for Gmail. As we transition into a SaaS- and cloud-driven model of IT, traditional software licensing has been turned on its head. Now, businesses are adjusting to the pay-per-use way of thinking about employee work and needs. Of course, the providers themselves are adjusting too. Some have been in the software game a long time, and plenty more have started out with SaaS. One long-timer, Oracle, adopted a new licensing policy that'll double fees for those running Oracle on AWS. It'll be in... (more)

[session] Million Dollar #SaaS Service with #Kubernetes | @CloudExpo #DevOps

Keeping Users and Your Bottom Line Happy: Setting up a Multi-Million Dollar SaaS Service with Kubernetes In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, will discuss how to use Kubernetes to setup a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Speaker Bio Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. His expertise is in automating deployment, management, and problem resolution in these environments, allowing his teams to run large transactional applications with high availability and the speed the consumer demands. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking pla... (more)

CIO Outlook: Rethinking #SaaS and #DevOps | @CloudExpo #AI #Microservices

The rapid growth of hyperscale IaaS platforms that provide serverless and Software management automation services is changing how enterprises can get better Cloud ROI. Heightened security concerns and enabling developer productivity are strategic issues for 2017. Executive Summary The emergence of hyper-scale Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) that offer serverless computing, DevOps automation and large-scale data management capabilities is changing the economics of software consumption. As SaaS vendors as well as SaaS customers start to operate on the same IaaS platform, why have the enterprise data sit in someone else' virtual cloud environment? Why pay for the data twice? As DevOps is catching the imagination of mainstream IT and many organizations are gearing up to implement DevOps - does it really deliver the promised ... (more)

[session] #FinTech SaaS | @CloudExpo @delaPlexSoftwar #AI #ML #Blockchain

FinTech SaaS in the Cloud: Idea to Execution FinTech is the sum of financial and technology, and it's one of the fastest growing tech industries. Total global investments in FinTech almost reached $50 billion last year, but there is still a great deal of confusion over what it is and what it means - especially as it applies to retirement. Building financial startups is not simple, but with the right team, technology and an innovative approach it can be an extremely interesting domain to disrupt. FinTech heralds a financial revolution that is for everyone. Ideally, it's cloud-based, consumer friendly and offers education in a consumable manner with mobility and portability. In recent years, the financial services market has seen a major disruption wave coming from the FinTech sector. Surprisingly, innovations were brought not by industry experts, but by technology ex... (more)

Cloud and Virtualization | @CloudExpo @SHD_9 #PaaS #SaaS #AI #SDN #SDS

Cloud and Virtualization - A Case of Déjà Vu As today's businesses increasingly turn to the cloud to run their operations, seasoned enterprise technology professionals may recognize a familiar pattern. Years ago, virtualization emerged as a transformational technology with a similar pattern of business drivers; initially the promise of significant cost savings justified deployments. Just as virtualization evolved from a tactical cost-saving technology into a corporate strategy enabling enterprises to be responsive to changing business demands, cloud computing is following a similar path. I talk frequently with IT professionals about their interest in and usage of cloud technologies, and I'm frequently struck by a strong sense of déjà vu from the time when virtualization was starting to take off and gain traction within enterprises across the globe. Virtualization w... (more)

[slides] #LowCode and #NoCode | @CloudExpo @ProgressSW #SaaS #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Scaling Up, Up and Away with Low-Code Application Platforms You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of the Progress Corticon and Rollbase businesses, discussed and provided a deep understanding of the low-code application platforms that address these concerns. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Mark Allen is the General Manager... (more)

Ransomware in the Age of #SaaS | @CloudExpo SDN #AI #ML #CloudSecurity

Protecting Data and Applications in the Age of SaaS Recent market analysis from Cisco demonstrates the torrid adoption of cloud-based services. By 2019, more than four-fifths of all data center traffic, 83 percent, will be based in the cloud (up from 65 percent today). Most of this action will be going to public cloud services, which will account for 56 percent of all cloud workloads. In terms of type of cloud services, a majority will be applications, as the study finds Software as a Service (SaaS) is and will continue to be the dominant mode. Currently, about 45 percent of cloud implementations are SaaS; this figure is expected to grow to 59 percent by 2019, and SaaS adoption is particularly widespread among SMBs. The increasing trust and confidence in public cloud services has contributed, and is continuing to contribute, to the growth in SaaS adoption for miss... (more)

Maximizing #SaaS with @_Anexia | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #SDN #SDS

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Making the Leap: Expanding Beyond Your Own Boundaries SaaS companies can greatly expand revenue potential by pushing beyond their own borders. The challenge is how to do this without degrading service quality. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Adam Rogers, Managing Director at Anexia, discussed how IaaS providers with a global presence and both virtual and dedicated infrastructure can help companies expand their service footprint with low "go-to-market" costs. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Adam Rogers is Managing Director at Anexia. He has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and managed hosting industries. His experience includes the construction, deployment, and maintenance of critical infrastructure assets both domestically and abroad. Clients incl... (more)

Cloud #Serverless Architecture | @CloudExpo @AccentureCloud #AI #DevOps

Cloud Is the Engine of Ingenuity Contrary to conventional wisdom, we are not entering a new era of technology. We're already there. We are living in the midst of one of the most disruptive periods in enterprise IT, and cloud is the leading catalyst. There are several trends marking this dramatic transition in 2017, five of which warrant close scrutiny. 1. Public cloud use continues to grow at hyper-scale A global survey from Accenture of nearly 1,900 executives across 15 industries reveals massive growth in public cloud. In the study, four out of five executives indicated that they intend to move more of their operations to the cloud within the next several years. Despite common misconceptions that public cloud leaves companies more vulnerable than private cloud, business leaders are seeing the light. While our survey revealed that security is still a concern among e... (more)