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Web hosting automation company, Ensim Corporation, has announced that NTT America, Enterprise Hosting has selected Ensim Unify as its service delivery platform for its new NTT Communications Hosted Exchange offer targeting midsized and multinational enterprises. As a result of the selection, Ensim completed a rapid deployment and implementation with NTT America, Enterprise Hosting which has now gone live with its service trials. Hideki Kurihara, NTT America, General Manager and Vice President, Enterprise Hosting commented on the recent deployment, ''We are very excited about the opportunity to better serve the unique messaging needs of midsized and multinational enterprises and time to market was a top priority for us. Ensim demonstrated a robust and scalable multi-service delivery platform that could support our existing and future services. Their support for Hosted ... (more)

Silverlight 2 Interview on HerdingCode PodCast

Earlier this week Tim Heuer and I got a chance to be interviewed on the HerdingCode podcast.  Thanks to Jon Galloway and co for a great show!..  It was a very fun experience.   Here is the topic list we covered...  Fun, fun stuff! Listen to our Silverlight 2 podcast! What's new? The relationship between the DLR and Silverlight 2 The Eclipse for Silverlight development The Open Specification Promise for XAML Progress on Mono / Moonlight The elevator speech on Silverlight How Silverlight fits in with AJAX Can Silverlight support separation of concerns and testability? Will Microsoft be shipping frameworks for Silverlight? Will Silverlight support offline scenarios Silverlight as a "line of business" platform The WPF / Silverlight connection The Silverlight open source community The Flash question The casual gaming market Silverlight performance vs. Javascript Specul... (more)

.NET SDK & Windows Azure support Preview

Today we released the .Net SDK beta. It opens the doors for developers to write storage plugins. One of the most common feature requests was adding more and more storage plugin, such as Flickr, CloudFile and etc. Now the SDK enables more developers to do so and do it with ease in .NET language. We wanted the Gladinet Cloud Desktop to be a platform and now the SDK enables it even more. Inside the SDK, you will find a storage plugin example for Windows Azure Storage Service. As you see the full source code for the Azure plugin, you know we are also going down the path of open source too. The Windows Azure Storage plugin will find its way into the open source site (such as SourceForge, CodePlex and etc). The Azure Storage plugin will also be fully supported here in a couple of months as a commercial quality plugin with version 1.3. Check it out at http://www.gladinet.com... (more)

This Week in Cloud, January 19, 2011: Fujitsu big data cloud service, Microsoft to reposition System Center for cloud computing, New cloud portability standard from OASIS, Symantec acquires LiveOffice. And more…

Download our iPhone app New: Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News Fujitsu is launching a big data cloud service that will enable the capture and analysis of customer data to help drive decision-making. The service includes using Fujitsu’s software and systems to gather telemetry and data from sensors, application transactions, clickstreams, logs, multimedia files and other data formats, processing the data and reintegrating the data with existing systems. Read more in this The Register article. The OASIS standards body has proposed a new cloud portability standard (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications). Read more in this CIOL article. Microsoft is repositioning its System Center management suite to make it the central management console, not only for Wi... (more)

Windows Azure Storage for PHP Developers

Consumer web applications today need to be web-scale to handle the increasing traffic requirements. One of the key components of the contemporary web application architecture is storage. Social networking and media sites are dealing with massive user generated content that is growing disproportionately. This is where Cloud storage can help. By leveraging the Cloud storage effectively, applications can scale better. Windows Azure Storage has multiple offerings in the form of Blob, Table and Queues. Blob are used to store binary objects like images, videos and other static assets while Table is used for dealing with the flexible, schema-less entities. Queues allow asynchronous communication across the role instances and components of Cloud applications. In this article, we will see how PHP developers can talk to Azure Blob storage to store and retrieve objects. Befo... (more)

Announcing Windows Azure Media Services

The Windows Azure platform just keeps getting better and better. Yesterday we announced the upcoming preview of the new Windows Azure Media Services. Windows Azure Media Services form an extensible media platform that integrates the best of the Microsoft Media Platform and third-party media components in Windows Azure. Media Services provide a media pipeline in the cloud that enables industry partners to extend or replace component technologies. ISVs and media providers can use Media Services to build end-to-end media solutions. Media Services include the following set of capabilities for building media solutions: Ingesting & encoding Content protection On-demand streaming Live streaming Media management, tagging, and analytics REST API The Windows Azure Media Services preview will be available at no cost (charges for associated Windows Azure features like Storage, ... (more)

New Event Series: Windows Azure Kick Start

Thanks to our friends at Oakwood Systems, I have a series of free, hands-on “kick start” events to tell you about.  Here’s the text from an e-mail I just received: What is the best way to determine if Windows Azure might be a fit for your organization? Microsoft is offering your organization the opportunity to learn more about Windows Azure in a hands-on lab environment through our upcoming Kick Start Training Events.  Developed with Microsoft, and delivered by one of Oakwood's certified Azure architects, this training will help you put Azure in context for your own organization. Those who attend will learn how to build a web application that runs in Windows Azure, how to sign up for free time in the cloud, and how to build a typical web application using the same ASP.NET tools that are being used today.  We'll review the types of applications that make sense to ... (more)

How are you booting into the VHD? (So many questions. So little time. Part 43)

The following question was asked by Joobly-Goop (not his real name) at a recent TechNet Event, in the context of our doing a Boot-From-VHD configuration and then dual-booting into the Operating System that was in the Virtual Hard Disk (.VHD) file… I certainly understand your confusion, J.G. (May I call you J.G.?)   If I’m running an operating system from within a VHD file, which is the file representing hard disks used in Hyper-V based virtual machines, then it might make sense to assume that Hyper-V is involved in some way.  But actually, it’s not.  VHD files are really just a standard file format that represent a container of sorts.  It represents a disk.  And if that “disk” is formatted and populated, it contains a file system.  “You mean.. like a hard disk can contain a file system?” Bingo.  So if I can boot and run an operating system from my mounted (and th... (more)

Tribold Recognized as the 2012 Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year in the Communications & Media Sector

London - July 16, 2012 - Tribold, the world's leading provider of product agility software for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), has been awarded by the Microsoft I&GA organization as the Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year Award for the Communication & Media Sector. Simon Muderack, CEO, Tribold, commented: "We are delighted to be recognized with this prestigious partner award for the 2nd time in 3 years having also won partner of the year in 2010. Tribold and Microsoft have had a long-standing relationship which has allowed us to leverage their technology in underlying platform, server, database and reporting products, and latterly the Azure cloud, for our Tribold solutions. Together we enable CSPs to accelerate speed to market for new offerings, improve offer conversion rates, and improve efficiency in the fulfillment of orders." Awards were ... (more)

Microsoft Recognition: Oxagile Joins the Club of Highly-Skilled .Net Professionals

New York, NY, July 18, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Oxagile joins the global Microsoft Partner Network to deliver added value services to its customers. Oxagile .Net department boasts to have one of the most solid knowledge bases and time-tested skills in the company, and now proves its world-class .Net development excellence by attaining the Microsoft Silver Web Development Competency. The status of a Microsoft Silver Partner gives Oxagile .Net developers access to the best community resources and leading edge Microsoft development tools to bring the best software solutions to its clients. Oxagile team will be able to take advantage of the firsthand .Net knowledge and stay tuned with the latest Microsoft product releases and updates; while company clients will get knowledgeable advisory and consultancy services from Oxagile in-house Microsoft certified sales professionals at ... (more)

So do I have to throw out all of my logo’d shirts now?

Today Microsoft is unveiling a new global brand.  The old is history.  Sure, you’ll see it around for quite awhile (like on my formerly-official presenter shirts), but going forward, this is the new face of Microsoft: “Seriously?  You’re changing the logo after all these years?” Yessiree.  And I agree that it’s time for the change.  Microsoft is entering a huge new time in its history.  The new wave of releases and product areas (Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, XBOX, Microsoft Surface, etc.) really demands a shift in our identity; and the public face of the company in the form of a logo is a big part of that. Check out this slick video showing off today’s new branding of our product lines.. For full details, check out THIS POST on “The Official Microsoft Blog”. Now I gotta ask the boss if I can expense some new shirts… --- I like it, but what do you... (more)

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René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
"Avere Systems deals with data performance optimization in the cloud or on-premise. Even to this day many organizations struggle with what we call the problem of data gravity - 'Where should I put the data?' - because the data dictates ultimately where the jobs are going to run," explained Scott Jeschonek, Director Cloud Solutions at Avere Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.