Last month, Team ROD popped along to the Cloud Computing World Forum event at the Olympia in London, which this year also played host to the Big Data Congress.
Despite battling our way on very hot and crowded underground trains, as scores of tennis fans made their way to Wimbledon, it was all-in-all a very productive day. And whilst there were no new surprises, it was good to see how the products on offer are evolving, as technology and our understanding of Big Data is improving.
There was some very interesting key note speeches being held in the seminar theatres, which mainly focused on widespread cloud issues, such as developing large-scale service-led infrastructure and the benefits of ‘as-a-service’ models, backed up by case studies.
We also dropped into the Big Data Congress VIP area to listen to Micheal Allen, EMEA Director of APM Solutions talking about how Big Data needs to be clean and contextually rich to add value, during his performance management and monitoring seminar.
Plus we chatted with exhibitors, such as Riverbed, who were showcasing their new product range. In their case we saw a sneak preview of Stingray Services Controller, which is due for launch next month.
Computer Weekly also announced the winners of their User Awards for Enterprise Software in the Executive Summit. Categories included; best technology innovation, cloud innovation, private and public sector projects and supplier of the year. You can read more about the awards and winner case studies, which will be released on the Computer Weekly website.
We also looked on as SoftLayer, who recently announced that they are being acquired by IBM, was offering up a Server Challenge to anyone who wished to take part…needless to say we were very happy to stand in the background and applaud when necessary.