In this video Matt Ray, Senior Technical Evangelist at Opscode, discusses automation in the cloud that transforms infrastructure into code. This transfiguration accelerates the enterprise’s time to market, manages scale and increases security.
We’re proud to offer a one-of-a-kind event that brings together a rich community of sysadmins, open source enthusiasts and Puppet Labs partners,” said Luke Kanies, CEO and founder of Puppet Labs. “What binds this gathering together is the desire to learn more from each other about the technologies and best practices that are enabling DevOps, cloud automation and continuous delivery.”
In this video from Primeur Magazine, Wolgang Gentzsch describes the latest developments from the Ubercloud HPC Experiment. By bringing together Cloud providers, HPC/Cloud experts, and potential users, the Ubercloud project is working to help SMEs to adopt Cloud HPC.
In this slidecast, John McGee from Optifinow presents on the Implications of Salesforce Acquiring ExactTarget for Sales Professionals.
While the acquisition of ExactTarget by Salesforce will enhance the marketing campaign features of Salesforce, the reality is there are still gaps in the sales automation side of the equation,” said OptifiNow CEO John McGee. “Companies using Salesforce for CRM and ExactTarget for digital marketing can easily integrate OptifiNow into the tools they are currently using to provide their sales teams with more robust, effective and useful sales automation features.”
In this slidecast, Tom Barton from Canara describes the company’s innovate UPS power solutions for the datacenter.
The battery monitoring system is built with interoperability in mind. The system captures battery data from standard Canara battery monitors but also supports integration of data captured on any other battery monitoring solution. All data captured is accessible via Canara Connect, a locally hosted application that provides anytime-anywhere access to your battery health. Through Canara Connect, you can consolidate data from multiple battery systems into a single online dashboard and generate informative reports to guide your decision making.”
In this video from ISC’13, Dr. Oliver Tennert from Transtec describes how the company’s HPC Cloud Services and Remote Visualization solutions are empowering customers with flexibility for their computing workloads.
We have a lot of customers from the scientific as well as financial or telecommunications areas, where analyzing huge amounts of data in the shortest period of time possible is a critical factor of success,” said Dr. Oliver Tennert, Director Technology Management and HPC Solutions at Transtec.
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In this slidecast, Ed Boyajian from EnterpriseDB presents: Postgres – A Tipping Point?
PostgreSQL is the #1 enterprise-class open source database with a feature set comparable to the major proprietary RDBMS vendors and a customer list that spans every industry. EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus solutions let you confidently develop and deploy PostgreSQL-backed applications that scale all the way from embedded solutions to massive OLTP and data warehouse systems that serve thousands of users.”
In this slidecast, Jim Kaskade from Infochimps presents: Cloud for Big Data.
Infochimps was founded by data scientists and cloud computing experts. Our solutions make it faster, easier and far less complex to build and manage Big Data systems behind applications to quickly deliver actionable insights. With Infochimps Cloud, enterprises benefit from the fastest way to deploy Big Data applications in complex, hybrid cloud environments.”
Cloud, Web 2.0, and enterprise data centers which require large aggregation Ethernet switch networks are moving away from legacy modular switches, due to high expenses and rapid obsolescence, to fixed switches that bring scalability and efficiency,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The Mellanox Virtual Modular Switch solution, comprised of Mellanox’s 10, 40 and 56GbE switches, enables our customers to achieve a new level of scalability, while future-proofing their investment and reducing expenses.”
In this video from the AWS Summit 2013 in New York, Jafar Shameem and David Pellerin from Amazon present: Best Practices for HPC in the Cloud.
More and more, the scalable on-demand infrastructure provided by AWS is being used by researchers, scientists and engineers in Life Sciences, Finance and Engineering to solve bigger problems, answer complex questions and run larger simulations. In this session we start by talking about the supercomputing class performance and high performance storage available to the scientists and engineers at their fingertips. We will go over examples of how startups are innovating and large enterprises are extending their HPC environments. Finally, we walk through some of the common questions that come up as organizations start leveraging AWS for their high performance computing needs.
In this slidecast, Nicos Vekiarides from TwinStrata presents: TwinStrata CloudArray 4.5 with DRaaS. The new offering is an on-demand disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware users.
Whether your goals are to increase storage capacity, improve off-site data protection, implement disaster recovery or all three of the above, TwinStrata CloudArray is the most comprehensive storage solution available today,” said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata. “TwinStrata has made great strides in delivering enterprise-class functionality at a fraction of the cost typically required of storage solutions. What’s exciting is CloudArray 4.5 enables organizations to enjoy a full business continuity plan without the need for backup software or a dedicated disaster site– a once unthinkable proposition.”
In this slidecast, Rainer Enders from NCP Engineering presents: Debunking the Myths of SSL VPN Security.
The NCP Secure Enterprise Solution provides a set of software products that enable complete policy freedom, unlimited scaling, multiple VPN-system setup and control, and total end-to-end security. Practically speaking, one administrator is able to handle 10,000+ secure remote users through all phases.”
In this video from the 2013 HPC User Forum, Burak Yenier presents: The HPC Experiement – Paving the way to HPC as a Service.
For the 2nd Round of the HPC experiment, we will apply the cloud computing service model to workloads on remote Cluster Computing resources in the areas of HPC, Computer Aided Engineering, and the Life Sciences.
In this video from Moabcon 2013, Robert Clyde and Chad Harrington from Adaptive Computing discuss the company’s recent announcement that Adaptive has been named as a “Cool Vendor” in Cloud Management by Gartner.
We believe to be recognized as a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner for our cloud management technology is confirmation of our pioneering work in policy-based optimization for this space,” said Robert Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “Our Moab Cloud Suite allows enterprise IT leaders and cloud architects to maximize cloud return on investment through cost savings in capacity and management complexity. Moab’s ability to perform ongoing service optimization ensures organizations achieve both agility and service performance with their private cloud.”
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In this video from the 2013 Open Fabrics Developer Workshop, Dr. Virginia Ross from the U.S. Air Force presents: Cloud computing for DoD.
The software-defined datacenter vision took the industry by storm in 2012. It represents a prescriptive model that brings the benefits of virtualization to the rest of the datacenter. Expect to see the move towards a software-defined datacenter accelerate in 2013. Networking and infrastructure security represent some of the stickiest issues when it comes to the drive to a more agile data center. And because of this strong customer interest in SDDCs, you’ll also see more networking vendors and startups modify their roadmaps to steer towards a software-defined networking strategy.
In this follow-up presentation, Bhavesh Davda from VMware gives a talk on RDMA in Virtual Environments.