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SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy. With CA software at the center of their IT strategy, organizations can leverage the technology that changes the way we live - from the data center to the mobile device. CA's software and solutions help customers thrive in the new application economy by delivering the means to deploy, monitor and secure their applications and infrastructure. For more informa... (more)

Open Source Mobile Cloud Sync and Push Email

Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for billions of phones, today announced that its new version 8 software is generally available. Funambol v8 makes it easy to keep the data and content on billions of mobile phones in sync with social networks, email systems and personal computers via the Internet cloud. Funambol v8 has a completely redesigned AJAX web portal. The portal's striking interface makes it simple for users to access mobile data and rich media in the cloud, using any modern browser "With the exploding popularity of smartphones, people are carrying more of their lives on their phones than ever before," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "People increasingly expect to access their data and content in the cloud and other systems. The new Funambol Portal makes it super easy to access mobile data and content, any... (more)

Economy Drives Adoption of Virtual Lab Technology

Surgient Session at Cloud Expo Surgient added to its existing suite of recognized innovations with a newly granted patent on the, “Creation and Management of Federated Virtual Server Clouds.” Additionally, three separate organizations honored Surgient for being among the fastest growing and most successful technology companies. Surgient has long been a leader in providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) through its purpose-built, seventh-generation cloud automation platform. Everyone wants to lower their capital expenditures and increase operational efficiency - it's a sign of the times. The economy of the past 12 - 18 months has forced all organizations to do more with less and become more efficient. While everyone can identify with the request to do more with less, they can also identify with the overwhelming need to deliver quality. The need to deliver qualit... (more)

Building the Next-Generation Datacenter - A Detailed Guide / Stage 2

IT organizations today are experiencing pressure to not only adopt new and emerging technologies like virtualization, but also reduce costs and do more with fewer resources (thus reducing CapEx) - all while delivering assurance of capacity and performance to the business. In the first part of this article, we provided a brief overview of the CA Technologies virtualization maturity lifecycle and focused on the server consolidation stage. Although server consolidation helps efficient use of available compute resources and reduces the total number of physical servers in the data center, organizations that have successfully consolidated their server environment and are progressing on their virtualization journey often find it difficult to virtualize tier 1 workloads. They also face significant challenges in utilizing the hosts at a higher capacity. This happens because ... (more)

The Cloud and the Mainframe: Bringing the Best of Both Worlds Together

Mainframe system or cloud computing? IT organizations don't necessarily have to choose. Many mainframe advocates would argue that developing a private cloud would be redundant, as the mainframe provides the flexible, agile and always available environment promised with cloud computing. And those looking to bring cloud computing into their environments shouldn't assume the mainframe won't be a factor. "We are inventing the new mainframe in a sense. The internal private cloud is taking the application hosting and delivery infrastructure and managing it as a service. It has all the pieces it had before, but now you have to think of it in a service-oriented approach," says Jim Frey, research director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). "It is not separate from the mainframe; the mainframe will be included in an evolutionary role. The cloud is forcing organizatio... (more)

Cloud Expo Speaker Profile: Ross Mason - MuleSoft

With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Ross Mason TWITTER: @rossmason COMPANY: MuleSoft, Inc. 9TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Top 10 Pitfalls of Point to Point Integration to Avoid in the Cloud SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2037283 BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Ross Mason is the Founder & CTO of MuleSoft. He founded the open s... (more)

My Journey to DevOps Enlightenment

I am honored that the Cloud Expo conference organizers have asked me to be the Tech Chair for DevOps Summit 2014. The positive response from so many people I respect has been wonderful. Thank you to all who sent good wishes - it means a lot to me to have your support. Part of what makes this an exciting opportunity for me is that I expect my past experience and attitude will reflect the experience and attitudes of many DevOps Summit 2014 attendees. For example, I was once a DevOps 'noob' (newb? n00b?) and expect many attendees will be similarly naïve. In the four years since my first skeptical DevOps post (when I was still an independent analyst, and DevOps didn't even have a Wikipedia entry), reactions from 'the movement' have ranged from petty insults to good-humored ribbing and frequently educational commentary. However, as I said in the press release, "I have s... (more)

Opening Keynote At @DevOpsSummit New York By @CAinc [#DevOps]

New State of the Art Enterprises build applications with the latest tools, people and processes yet failures riddle the headlines. If state of the art fails us, it means we need a "New State of the Art." In his Opening Keynote at 2nd DevOps Summit, John Michelsen, CTO of CA Technologies, discussed how DevOps hopes to instill a new culture that defines the new way of managing application delivery. It's time Enterprise IT learns from every other industry and begins to use simulation, supply chain governance, continuous delivery and feedback loops to build better products. Speaker Bio: John Michelsen is CTO of CA Technologies. As the Chief Technology Officer of CA Technologies, he is responsible for technical leadership and innovation, further developing the company's technical community, and aligning its software strategy, architecture and partner relationships to d... (more)

How To Make "Enterprise DevOps" A Reality At @DevOpsSummit New York By @CAinc [#DevOps]

How To Make Enterprise DevOps A Reality Today's hyper competitive environment defined by unreasonable demands for speed and high expectations for quality and usability has forced companies to differentiate based on their technology. Download slides ▸ Here Every company is a software company where customers' demands for features and functions are more relentless than ever. All while organizations are unable to meet demand or innovate because of a lack of interface testing or too many bugs escape downstream, or a lack of automated testing, or even the difficulty in managing environments across multiple concurrent releases producing longer lead times and configuration related defects. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Deven Shah, Senior Director of IT at CA Technologies, provided insight into how Enterprise DevOps is a reality. Software Is Eating the World Dow... (more)

Aruna Ravichandran Named Co-Chair of @DevOpsSummit | @Aruna13 @CAinc #DevOps

Aruna Ravichandran Named Co-Chair of @DevOpsSummit New York & Silicon Valley Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools, organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product and solutions marketing, CA Technologies. "It's this results-driven combination of technology and bus... (more)

CA and Salesforce.com Forge Strategic Partnership to Deliver Agile Development Management in the Cloud on the Force.com Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference -- CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA), the leader in Enterprise IT Management, and salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced they have partnered to deliver agile development management in the cloud on the Force.com platform. Through the alliance, CA and salesforce.com intend to introduce CA Agile Planner on Force.com to help small businesses and enterprises alike accelerate development timelines while gaining control and visibility over 100 percent of their development initiatives. The intended result will be increased innovation and reduced time-to-market. "The combination of CA's leadership in serving enterprise IT and salesforce.com's experience in cloud computing made this the perfect partnership," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforc... (more)