In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at
Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform
and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform,
business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of
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Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary
real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things,
systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to
automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and
analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and
Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an
open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of
Teleku, ... (more)
Cloud Sprawl: The Rising Epidemic and What to Do About It
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility,
businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of
the IT stack - from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical
organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will
shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud
investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they've also resulted in
some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. End users now struggle to
navigate multiple environments with varying degrees of performance. Companies
are unclear on the security of their data and network access. And IT squads
are overwhelmed trying to monitor and manage it all.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Tim Minahan, Senior Vice President at
Citrix, will ... (more)
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"Until 2008, VMware was the only choice, their hypervisor cost thousands of
dollars, and they had the market to themselves," says Citrix CTO Simon Crosby
in this Exclusive Q&A in the run-up to the 3rd International Virtualization
Conference & Expo next month in New York. "In 2008, Citrix and Microsoft
bring customers an open architecture, a price/performance and feature set
that is difficult to beat, and a powerful channel that can deliver customers
a real choice for their virtual infrastructure for the first time," he adds.
"Importantly," Crosby continues, "our products will all also add value to
VMware virtualized infrastructure, to fully support customers that have
purchased VMware enterprise licenses."
Read the rest of the Exclusive Q&A with Citrix CTO Simon Crosby here
In the wide-ranging interview with SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan, Crosby was
asked why he thought IT ha... (more)
"...I'll have one with everything." That is the possibly recognizable
punch-line to an old joke about the Zen master ordering a hot dog. I am
borrowing this as a theme for the on-going transformation of network
Any successful design must follow the functionality required by the end-user.
People want to be able to access information, entertainment, work, and all
their friends whenever and wherever they happen to be at the time. While we
love to talk about Triple-Play, Quad-Play, and Any-Play, we still see (for
the most part) operators building on from a foundation of either Fixed-line,
or Cable, or Mobile-wireless.
With the pending arrival of the fourth generation of cellular radio
technology, the Mobile Operator will be able to provide bandwidth and service
experiences on par with their Fixed/Cable brethren. But we still have not
seen the real sh... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the
1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in
New York City.
As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of
technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry
Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor
complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the
tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading
Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it
in your particular situation.
Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor,
so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler
of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will
take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City.
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East
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The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional
speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more
than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well
over 48 different countries.
Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)
Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, will be
participating in the 41st Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, which
will focus on Shared Norms for the New Reality. The meeting will be held in
Davos, Switzerland January 26th-30th 2011.
Wyse will participate in the Governors meetings of the Forum’s IT Industry
Partners, the community of leading companies in the IT Industry today. Wyse
President and CEO, Tarkan Maner, will participate in the public program at
Davos this year, and will be discussing "the economics of cloud computing"
for public and private sectors.
"As a World Economic Forum member company and industry shaper we look forward
to collaborating with fellow members on using technology to pursue the
Forum’s mission of improving the state of the World," said Maner. “Our 30
years of cloud computing experience will give a unique pe... (more)
InformationWeek has been out and about talking up their most recent CIO
survey and keeps calling attention to the fact that one in three CIOs see
creating a new business or business model as a driver in 2011. This is not a
new phenomenon, but one in three is more CIOs than I would have intuitively
thought, so I started to think about it.
There has always been a drive, at least in every company I’ve worked for,
that if you want to grow your ivory tower you need to generate revenue.
Because IT is a support function – it was infrastructure as a service long
before cloud computing came along, if you look at it in the right light –
this mentality didn’t generally drive CIOs. Serving the business in the
best manner possible was huge on CIO’s list of things to do, but generating
revenue just didn’t drive them. Which leads to the question “why now?”
The answer to that quest... (more)
Puppet Labs on Wednesday released the Puppet Labs 2014 State of DevOps
Report. This year's third annual DevOps report is based on the largest and
most comprehensive survey to date, with more than 9,200 IT and software
development professionals responding from companies of all types and sizes,
from around the world.
This year's findings revealed that companies with high-performing IT
organizations are twice as likely to exceed their profitability, market share
and productivity goals. The analysis also revealed that for the second
consecutive year, DevOps practices are being adopted at accelerated rates and
high-performing IT organizations deploy code 30 times more frequently with 50
percent fewer failures.
To produce the survey and report, Puppet Labs partnered with Gene Kim, author
of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business
Win; Je... (more)
"Virtualization is already widely used, but primarily for the first-order
benefit, namely server consolidation," notes Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, in this
Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal. "The second-order
benefits of agility, availability and manageability of the IT stack are now
becoming better understood," Crosby continues, "and as a consequence
virtualization has moved from a tactical tool for gaining immediate savings,
to become a key strategic theme for every IT department."
About Simon Crosby: Now CTO of Citrix Systems, Simon Crosby was founder and
CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Prior to
XenSource, he was a principal engineer at Intel where he led strategic
research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. In
2007, he was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs.