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Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Nerdio all about. What do you do? Vadim Vladimirskiy: Nerdio is a proven IT-as-a-service platform with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology at its core. Nerdio is designed for IT departments that need a way to easily manage their ever-increasing workloads. Nerdio allows users to efficiently manage their complete IT environments by giving them full visibility and control of users' desktops. In addition to virtual desktops, the Nerdio platform includes unlimited virtual servers, Microsoft Office 365 security, and disaster recovery - plus 24/7/365 support. Who is your target audience and how do you reach them? Vladimirskiy: We have a two-pronged approach to market: direct and channel (managed service providers, or MSPs). On the direct side of things, we target internal IT professiona... (more)

The Rise of the Cloud Put Messaging and Collaboration in the Dark | @CloudExpo #APM #Cloud

The Rise of the Cloud Put Messaging and Collaboration in the Dark Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is the New GSX Solutions and Gizmo all about and what do you do? JF Piot, Vice President Product Management at GSX: GSX Solutions specializes in the monitoring of Messaging & Collaboration environments. For many years now, GSX has helped its customers by providing state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities for IBM applications, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business along with the entire Office 365 suite. What's new with GSX V12 is the ability to deploy and manage multiple GSX Robot Users centrally in order to test all these services from every critical location that our customers may have. The rise of the cloud has put Messaging and Collaboration in the dark when it comes to measuring the service delivered to end-users... (more)

The Communication Challenge | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #BigData

The question in a recent #CIOChat tweet chat (Weekend Edition) was, "What are the hardest tech skills to find for your IT organization? Do you groom them or recruit them?" A recurring theme that quickly appeared in the responses was communication skills. This was not surprising, as it is a frequent theme and topic of discussion. The ability for technologists to be able to communicate well with the business is critical to the overall success of an organization. We all speak the same language, so what makes this such a difficult challenge? Surprisingly, I came across a great movie this weekend that helped focus on that question. Context and perspective are key "The Arrival," which came out this weekend, is a science fiction movie about the sudden arrival of 12 large alien ships at different locations around the globe. One of the key plot lines revolves around the vario... (more)

Voxeet Natural Conferencing Takes the Stress out of Conference Calls

Hi Stephane, please tell us, what is Voxeet all about and what do you do? Stephane Giraudie, CEO of Voxeet: Voxeet is an improvement to conference calls so radical that it's hard to imagine going back to archaic audio bridges or spotty P2P services. Despite the fact that conference calls can be an awful experience, there has been little or no innovation over the past decade. Those days are over. Voxeet solves those daily frustrations and enables teams to have crystal clear, relaxed and more productive conversations, and feel like they are talking around a table. We call this Natural Conferencing, and once you've tried Voxeet, you'll never go back. What business or technology could yours disrupt? Giraudie: Existing audio conferencing is still in the Dark Ages, relying on the same old technology invented over a century ago by Alexander Graham Bell - even with over 10... (more)

New Marketing Methods for Cloud Software | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter #Virtualization

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Why did you choose Workspot as a company, and why do you think the Workspot product is a winner? Brad Peterson, New VP of Marketing at Workspot: I've known and respected Amitabh Sinha for years - we worked together at Citrix in the early days of VDI.  As I learned more about what Workspot has created over the last 3+ years, I came to understand the significance of their value and timing. During my time at Citrix, I had the honor and pleasure of hosting CIOs from around the world. We would get into discussions regarding their biggest challenges and opportunities, and I had a front row seat to emerging trends like VDI, BYOD, mobility, and the emergence of the cloud. What I learned in the end was that VDI is vital to the success of many enterprise and SMB companies, yet the complexity and expense of managing the infras... (more)

Incident Management with Cloud-Based Targeted Communications | @CloudExpo @xMatters_inc #API #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is xMatters all about and what do you do? Troy McAlpin, CEO of xMatters: Here at xMatters we provide two-way, targeted communications for management of time-sensitive events, such as cloud service or network outages, supply-chain disruptions and  natural disasters. Our cloud-based solution notifies the right people on the right channels for software deployments or major incidents, and allows those being notified to respond, comment, and move the workflow forward.  If you're supporting a DevOps environment, it also allows leaders, engineers, resolvers and employees to manage highly automated technology environments and ensure issues are easily resolved without interrupting the wrong personnel. Our solution for the Enterprise DevOps toolchain stitches together the disparate operational tools to he... (more)

SYS-CON.TV "Application Server Shoot-Out" Behind the Scenes

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Monitoring in the Cloud

How did you come to the private cloud approach? Bystran: As you may know, we have had over 600 customers for more than 15 years now. Most of our customers are large companies with multiple operating units and an International footprint. For example in Europe, we've provide our services for many of the big banks and major industries like Total, Technip, and Bayer etc. These customers have high expectations, so we continuously improve our product with their feedback and future concerns in mind. Because of these deep relationships our product management and development teams often work in a very direct way to fit their needs. Some time ago, during our bi-annual customer board sessions, how to best leverage and manage private cloud initiatives was an obvious and significant concern for our customers. Working with them, we came up with some solutions that could provide ... (more)

You Have an Oculus but No VR Games to Play??? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what  MyDreamSwift is all about and what do you do? Allison Huynh, CEO and Founder of MyDream: MyDream Swift is a tool that converts dozens of non-VR games into fully immersive virtual reality experiences; and MyDreamVR's Metaverse is a user-generated platform for creating and playing immersive virtual reality worlds, puzzles and complete games with friends in real time. So, Swift was a sort of by-product to MyDream? Huynh: MyDreamVR is a pioneering development studio with the dedicated mission of making people's dreams come to life in the most ambitious 3D sandbox game ever created. Designed by an eclectic team of game designers in collaboration with graphics experts, professors and researchers at Stanford University and the gaming industry, MyDreamVR's Metaverse is a trailblazing, realistic first-... (more)

Mellanox Announces New Line of InfiniBand Router Systems | @CloudExpo @MellanoxTech #Cloud

Mellanox Technologies has announced a new line of InfiniBand router systems. The new EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Routers enable a new level of scalability critical for the next generation of mega data-center deployments as well as expanded capabilities for data center isolations between different users and applications. The network router delivers a consistent, high-performance and low latency router solution that is mission critical for high performance computing (HPC), cloud, Web 2.0, machine learning and enterprise applications. Mellanox's SB7780 InfiniBand Router family is based on the Switch-IBTM switch ASIC and offers fully flexible 36 EDR 100Gb/s ports, which can be split among six different subnets. The InfiniBand Router brings two major enhancements to the Mellanox switch portfolio: Increases resiliency by segregating the data center's network into several sub... (more)

SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast September 7, 2005

Motorola and Apple Computer have joined forces to produce the Rokr. Financial aid and technological assistance continues to pore in from all corners of the technology industry. Among those efforts are a couple of sites from the Microsoft .NEST development community. TC Browne has joined Nexaweb as chief executive officer. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company is focusing on midsize companies. ... (more)