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"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterp... (more)

[video] @Ocean9Inc's Public Cloud | @CloudExpo #SAP #CloudNative #AI #DX

"We focus on SAP workloads because they are among the most powerful but somewhat challenging workloads out there to take into public cloud," explained Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Full house at @CloudExpo keynote. Ocean9 using native #Cloud API as opposed to @cloudfoundry. See at booth #234. pic.twitter.com/0EzFWg3HLc 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the realit... (more)

[session] SAP in the Public Cloud | @CloudExpo @Ocean9inc #Cloud #Analytics #Security

SAP in the Public Cloud - Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Managing mission-critical SAP systems and landscapes has never been easy. Add public cloud with its myriad of powerful cloud native services and this may not change any time soon. Public cloud offers exciting new possibilities for enterprise workloads. But to make use of these possibilities and capabilities, IT teams need to re-think everything they have done before. Otherwise, they will just end up using public cloud as a hosting platform for their workloads, aka known as "lift and shift." In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, will discuss the amazing possibilities public cloud brings to enterprise workloads like SAP. You will learn how to correctly size systems in the cloud, how to adjust for critical business seasons and how to achieve high availability and disaster recovery with... (more)

Meet @SAPinMemory Nov 4-6 at @CloudExpo [@SAP #IoT #Cloud #BigData]

Innovation with Cloud and Big Data Solutions that Will Revolutionize Your Business SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, will discuss how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud platforms applications. Out of many contenders, the best applications have been selected by members of the SAP Community Network via crowd-voting. Join this exciting session as SAP recognizes the winners and finalists for their great accomplishment and see the winning applications live... (more)

Oracle Wants At Least $777 Million from SAP in Retrial

Oracle wants at least $776.7 million in damages from SAP when the pair returns to court July 18 to retry Oracle's copyright infringement case against its German rival and SAP's now defunct third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow. A jury last year awarded Oracle a record $1.3 billion. The judge thought the award was way too fabulous and knocked it down 80% to a mere $272 million, saying it wasn't supported by the evidence. Oracle refused to take the money, which is how it got a new trial. It wants that $1.3 billion back and told the judge it has a right to pursue what it claims are actual damages based on the "fair market value of the rights infringed." It's asked to be allowed to present evidence of what a hypothetical license would have been worth had it been willing to give TomorrowNow a license to the massive amount of IP it illegally downloaded off of ... (more)

Predictive Real-Time Analytics Is the Big Data Lifeline

Big Data is everywhere. Predictive analytics and real time in-memory computing isn't everywhere. This truth (if we can accept it to be so) represents something of an imbalance. As a subset of data mining, predictive analytics driven by in-memory computing efficiencies now has an opportunity to bring real-time analysis and insight to fast-moving live transactional data flows. Or to put it another (rather shorter) way, we can now start to manage and understand Big Data better than ever. Application use cases here might typically include: Meteorology Genetics Economics Climate simulation Oil exploration Financial analysis and scientific research Telecommunications, to name but seven good examples If we combine contemporary approaches to predictive analytics with the newly arrived Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor that produces what is claimed to be over one teraflop per se... (more)

SAP CTO to Speak at 4th International Cloud Computing Expo

"The SaaS pioneers have given us a taste of the potential of On-Demand," says Sal Visca, CTO of Technology Development for SAP, "however, we've only scratched the surface in terms of what's to come." Visca will be presenting at SYS-CON's upcoming 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) this coming November 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. In his session, entitled "Next-Generation On-Demand," Visca will step back from the headlines and outline what it will really take to offer solutions that tackle the issues facing the large enterprise.He will walk through his perspective on where the world of Enterprise Software is headed next - putting On-Demand into the context of the enterprise world. About the Speaker: As Chief Technology Officer for SAP's Technology Development business, Sal Visc... (more)

Terremark Cloud Hosting for SAP

Terremark announced it is the first service provider to offer hosting services for SAP solutions on its cloud computing platform. Through its innovative Enterprise Cloud infrastructure, Terremark will be able to leverage its secure, top-tier data centers with access to massive and diverse network connectivity to provide customers a new, cost-effective model for hosting their SAP solutions in a live production environment. “Terremark’s hosting services will offer several benefits to both small and large SAP customers," said Michael Ressemann, global head of BPO Solution Delivery and Partner Enablement at SAP. "Our partnership with Terremark will provide customers the ability to experience significant cost savings, while not having to sacrifice the reliability of their hosted SAP applications." Powered by the VMware virtualization platform, the Enterprise Cloud allows... (more)

Software that Sucks

Here’s a classic from the tech press that really caught my attention recently:  “In the context of software, the word “Enterprise” has now officially come to mean software that sucks. Enterprise Software hit the nadir of suckitude (sic) at the launch of “Enjoy SAP”.  This is like the American Dental Association launching “Enjoy Root Canal”.  SAP is certainly an easy target, but let’s face it, “Enterprise Software” is generally a poorly integrated mess.  Working with Enterprise Software feels a bit like walking through an industrial landfill or an airport hangar.  Nothing is built to human scale.” This was written on the SOA Center blog by no other than Software AG’s Chief Strategist Miko Matsumura.  His use of the techo-political term “suckitude” is one for the annals of our new post-TARP technology world.  If nothing else, the current situation seems to be facili... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

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)

Analysis - SAP's Emerging Mobility Strategy - Not for the Faint of Heart

SAP Business One on Ulitzer SAP has announced this week that one of their strategic focuses for the next 5 years is mobile computing and mobile software applications according to SAP chief technology officer Vishal Sikka said. The pervasiveness of mobile computing and social networking also have SAP developing applications and extensions, which will allow wireless users to collaborate and utilize SAP and non-SAP related data for on the fly computing. I write wireless industry analyst reports and provide consulting on mobile strategies so have been keeping a careful eye on this market. It is moving at warp speed now! After many years of mostly small software companies in the mobile enterprise software applications market, the big kahunas are jumping in with both feet and this will change the industry. Read a few of these article titles: Verizon Takes the Complexity... (more)