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AWS Automation - A Technical Discussion of Practical Applications Automating AWS environments is important for all businesses as it simplifies creation and setup of cloud resources, facilitates otherwise complex processes, and streamlines management. The benefits of automation are clear: accelerate execution, reduce human error and unwanted consequences, and increase the enterprise's ability to rapidly adapt, all while reducing the overall cost of IT operations. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Patrick McClory, Director of Automation and DevOps at Datapipe, dives deep into the technical specifics of automation for AWS including a discussion of best practices and real world use cases for PCI compliance, application management, continuous integration, CloudFormation and auto-scaling. Speaker Bio Most recently, as COO and CTO of DualSpark, Patrick McClory served as an... (more)

Tune into the Cloud – Ghost Town | @CloudExpo #AWS #SaaS #BigData

Tune into: Hybrid While American Idol finalist Adam Lambert’s “My heart is a Ghost Town” is slowly moving down the international hit rankings, enterprises see something else slowly but surely turning into a ghost town. Namely their data centers. For many IT managers, this is still a bit of a shock. Sure, most companies stopped a long time ago featuring their data center on a raised floor behind glass, right next to their reception area, but for many IT professionals a trip to the company data center still feels a little bit like coming home. I can still remember the disappointm... (more)

DualSpark Acquired By @Datapipe | @CloudExpo #BigData #DevOps #AWS #IoT

Datapipe has acquired AWS assessment, automation, and migration company DualSpark. DualSpark's AWS consulting services simplify the experience of moving apps and critical infrastructure to the AWS cloud. "DualSpark has extensive cloud-native experience helping enterprises modernize and refactor applications around site and system reliability, distributed configuration management and automation at all levels," said Robb Allen, CEO, Datapipe. "Datapipe has been consistently enhancing our AWS managed services offering for more than six years. Today's acquisition is our latest step ... (more)

Announcing @CloudianStorage to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York [#Cloud]

SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudian, Inc., is a Foster City, California - based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian, an Amazon S3-compliant cloud object storage platform, the bedrock of cloud computing systems, that enables cloud service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable clo... (more)

Cloud-Cast Named to Amazon Web Services Solution Provider Program

Cloud-Cast announced that it has been selected by Amazon Web Services to join the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Provider Program. Amazon Web Services provides companies of all sizes with a web services platform in the cloud, and the AWS Solution Provider Program includes Cloud-Cast among a select group of organizations that will deliver solutions and consulting services on the AWS infrastructure platform. Focused on the growing market for cloud computing and virtualization services, Cloud-Cast delivers cloud computing solutions to government and commercial markets. Leverag... (more)

Amazon's VPC Opens the Door for Innovation and Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Cloud Computing Journal The recent announcement from Amazon of the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) represents the next big advance in the evolution chain for cloud computing. Enterprises can now integrate their IT infrastructure with Amazon's vast computing and storage resources, using a VPN connection from their data center to their own virtual private cloud which then looks like part of their internal network. Until the release of VPC, companies were left to build applications and utilize the cloud as a separate and somewhat siloed portion of their computing environment. In addi... (more)