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Compliance Journal Authors: Elizabeth White, Don MacVittie, Fouad Khalil, Jason Bloomberg, Pat Romanski

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Secure Cloud through Automated Compliance | @CloudExpo @CloudRaxak #Cloud #BigData #DevOps #Microservices

The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security

How to Secure Cloud Applications through Automated Compliance

Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical to maintaining positive ROI. Raxak Protect is an automated security compliance SaaS platform and managed service, that enables cloud apps to be deployed securely, quickly, cost-effectively, and without human error. The IBM Cloud offers open cloud infrastructure services for IT operations, including using SoftLayer to deploy both virtual and dedicated bare metal servers, develop applications, and run production-ready workloads.

In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and SVP of Sales for Cloud Raxak, and Vinod Chavan, Director of Industry Cloud Solutions for the IBM Cloud division, will describe how to:

  1. Develop a security compliance strategy, including what cloud workloads to secure and how to secure them.
  2. Architect and design support of continuous compliance across private and public clouds.
  3. Balance automated/manual remediation and frequency of compliance checks with security risk and cost.
  4. Apply the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), to deliver audit-ready evidence of security compliance for any workload including regulated workloads in finance (FFIEC), healthcare (HIPAA) and Retail (PCI).

About Cloud Raxak
Raxak Protect automates security compliance across private and public clouds.  Using the SaaS tool or managed service, developers can deploy cloud apps quickly, cost-effectively, and without error. More info at www.cloudraxak.com @cloudraxak.

About IBM Cloud
For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud. For more information about IBM Global Technology Services, visit: www.ibm.com/services

Speaker Bios
Vinod Chavan is Director of Industry Cloud Solutions for the IBM Cloud division.  He provides technical advice to commercial and government clients, who want to run regulated workloads on public, private and hybrid cloud architectures. He has led the design of several industry solution accelerators on SoftLayer including the GxP compliant cloud for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences. Prior to the IBM Cloud division, Vinod was a technical leader for IBM Smarter Cities. He established Intelligent Operations Center software (IOC) as the basis for solving complex problems in retail, manufacturing, public safety, transportation, and aerospace industries.

Sesh Murthy is co-founder and SVP of Sales for Cloud Raxak.  Before Cloud Raxak, Sesh was the Vice President of Cloud Innovation at IBM Global Services. He brings 29 years of experience creating value for customers in cloud and technology services.  His expertise includes strategic outsourcing, cloud architecture, management service automation, software, sales and distribution.


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The World's Largest Cloud Computing Event, November 3-5 at the Santa Clara Convention Center!

Cloud computing budgets worldwide are reaching into the hundreds of billions of dollars, and no organization can survive long without some sort of cloud migration strategy. Each month brings new announcements, use cases, and success stories.

Cloud Expo offers the world's most comprehensive selection of technical and strategic Industry Keynotes, General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and signature Power Panels. The exhibition floor features 100+ exhibitors offering specific solutions and comprehensive strategies.

The floor also features a Demo Theater that give delegates the opportunity to get even closer to the technology they want to see and the people who offer it.

Attend Cloud Expo. Create your own custom experience. Learn the latest from the world's best technologists. Talk to the vendors you are considering, and put them to the test.

Cloud Expo 2015 Silicon Valley
(November 3-5, 2015, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)

Cloud Expo 2016 New York
(June 7-9, 2016, Javits Center, Manhattan)


Photo: Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 2014

Speaking Proposals Open
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers and Microservices to one location.

With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!

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Sponsorship Opportunities Open
17th International Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, 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. Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "Cloud-Ready" as it can be! Sponsors of Cloud Expo will benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities through:

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For the Past Four Years @CloudExpo Has Been a Must-Attend Event for MetraTech/Ericsson
This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues, customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents. [continued]

Opening Keynote at 16th Cloud Expo | Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem
In her Opening Keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, discussed why this matters, how innovation will benefit, and how to foster an interest in tech.

Cisco Keynote: The Internet of Everything: Seizing the Opportunities
In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, discussed IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She also shared what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors.

Microservices & IoT Power Panel
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetić, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.

SYS-CON.tv Interviews By Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff
Roberto Medrano of Akana ▸ Video
Brendan O'Brien of Aria Systems Video
Otis Gospodnetic of Sematext ▸ Video
Dalibor Siroky of Plutora ▸ Video
Charles Kendrick of Isomorphic ▸ Video
Reuven Harrison of Tufin ▸ Video

Containers & Microservices Expo To Be Colocated with Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 3-5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
SYS-CON Events announced on June 9, 2015 at the Javits Center that the 2nd "Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, and the "Third Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 7-9, 2016, at Javits Center in New York City.

Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.

Microservices focuses on the business and technology of the software architecture design pattern, in which complex applications are composed of small, independent processes communicating with each other using language-agnostic APIs.

Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda.

Rather than just stuff an OS into a container, for example, developers and deployers should consider a spectrum of microservices and what they can do.

New York and Silicon Valley Sponsors and Exhibitors
During our last New York and Silicon Valley events, over 12,000 (audited) delegates registered and participated in the world's largest DevOps, Containers, and Microservices show, colocated with Cloud Expo. Our conference delegates met with over 150 of the world's leading technology pioneers that were among the sponsors and exhibitors, including:

Acision, Actifio, ActiveState, AgilePoint, AIC , Akana, AlertLogic, Ambernet, Amplidata, Apacer Memory America Inc., Appcore, AppDynamics, AppZero, Aria Systems, Arista Networks, Automic, Avere Systems, Axis Communications, B2CLOUD, Basic6, Bestwebdesignagencies.com, Bitium, Blue Box , BMC, BroadSoft, Brother , Bsquare, BUMI, CA, Inc., Calm.io, CenturyLink, Ciqada, CiRBA, Cisco, Cloudant, an IBM Company, Cloudian, CoalFire, CodeFutures, COLUMN Technologies, CommVault, connect2.me, Connected Data, CrashPlan/Code42, Creative Business Solutions , Cynny Italia S.r.l, Dasher, dcVAST, DEAC, Dell, DevOps.com, Distrix , DragonGlass, Dyn, Edgecast , ElasticBox, Emcien, Endstream Communications/Open Data Centers, EnterpriseDB, e-SignLive, by Silanis, Esri, Evident.io, FierceDevOps, FireHost, Genband, Gigamon, GoodData, Gridstore, Harbinger Group , IAPP, IBM, IDenticard Access Control, Imperva,


Cloud Expo Demo Theater (June 9-11, 2015, Javits Center) on the Expo Floor attracts more delegates than the entire conference of other events

IndependenceIT, Infor, InMage, Innodisk, Intelligent Systems, Isomorhpic , ITinvolve, iwNetworks, Ixia, iXsystems , Jelastic, Kintone, KOTRA , Liaison, Litmus Automation, MangoApps, Matrix.org, MediaTek Labs, MetraTech (now part of Ericsson), Microsoft, Navisite, Net Access , Nimble Storage, NuoDB, Inc., Objectivity, OMG, Open Data Centers, OpenCrowd, Optimal Design, Oracle, OutSystems, Parasoft, Peak10, Peer 1 Hosting, PluralSight, Plutora, ProfitBricks, PubNub, Quality Technology Services , Quantum, Qubell, RackWare , Rancher Labs, Red Hat, r-evolutionapp , RingStor, Robomq.io, SafeLogic, SAP, ScaleMP, Seagate, Secure Infrastructure & Services, Sematext , SendGrid , Serena Software, Sherweb, SimpleECM, Site 24x7, Smartvue Corporation, SOASTA, SoftLayer, an IBM Company, SoftwareAG, Soha, Solgenia, SPAN Systems, Spirent, StackIQ, Stateless Networks, Storpool, Stratogent, Stratoscale, Supermicro, SUSE, Tau Institute, Telecity, Telehouse, Telestax, The New York Times , The Vision Times, TierPoint, TMCnet, Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium, Tufin, Ulunsoft, Utimaco, VASCO Data Security, Veeam, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Vicom Computer Services, VictorOps, Virtustream, VITRIA Technology, Vormetric, WHOA.com, Will Jaya, Windstream, WSM - Website Movers International, Zentera Systems, Zerto.


Cloud Expo New York (June 9-11, 2015) and Silicon Valley (November 3-5, 2015) "Bronze Sponsor" AlertLogic Booth at the Javits Center

About SYS-CON Media & Events
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Expo® (@CloudExpo), Big Data Expo® (@BigDataExpo), DevOps Summit (@DevOpsSummit), @ThingsExpo® (@ThingsExpo), Containers Expo (@ContainersExpo) and Microservices Expo (@MicroservicesE).

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