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North American Palladium Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Update on Exploration

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 -- All figures are in Canadian dollars except where noted.

North American Palladium Ltd. ("NAP" or the "Company") (TSX: PDL)(NYSE MKT: PAL) today announced the operating, development, exploration and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 ("Q2").

Q2, 2014 Results Summary

--  Upgrades to the ore handling system were completed at the end of June
    and results to date in July demonstrate that more Offset Zone ore can be
    hoisted up the shaft as per plan. These upgrades are expected to improve
    the cost of operations.
--  Sold 40,716 ounces of payable palladium at a cash cost per ounce(1) of
    US$510; excluding approximately 4,200 ounces of payable palladium in
--  Realized palladium selling price of US$806 per ounce, giving a palladium
    operating margin of US$296 per ounce, or US$11.6 million. Palladium
    prices remain strong, with the July 29, 2014 price at US$884 per ounce.
--  Revenue of $50.5 million which includes $14.1 million of by-product
--  Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $10.4 million for the quarter and $20.2 million
    for the first six months of 2014.
--  Underground ore mined at LDI was 263,904 tonnes at an average grade of
    4.9 g/t palladium.
--  Processed 243,041 tonnes of low grade surface stockpile at LDI at an
    average grade of 1.0 g/t palladium;
--  Underground production during the quarter averaged 2,900 tonnes per day
    and was impacted by equipment availability and big muck in stopes, but
    remains on track to achieve 5,000 tonnes per day by year end.
--  LDI mill processed 521,478 tonnes of ore at an average palladium head
    grade of 3.1 g/t palladium and a recovery rate of 83.6%. Mill recoveries
    for the first six months of 2014 are 84.1% and remain ahead of guidance.
--  During the quarter the company announced an additional $6 million in
    funding for exploration at depth to support potential future mine
--  Exploration drilling in the lower Offset Zone intersected a 74.0 meter
    interval with an average grade of 4.76 g/t palladium.
--  Exploration drilling in the upper Offset Zone intersected 20.2 meters
    with an average grade of 7.18 g/t palladium (north Offset) and 37.0
    meters with an average grade of 3.72 g/t palladium.
--  Subsequent to quarter end, the Company announced the reduction of its
    senior secured term loan interest rate and the extension of its credit
    facility to July 3, 2015.

"Our turn-around efforts at LDI achieved a significant milestone during the second quarter with the completion of the underground ore handling system upgrades, and increased utilization of the shaft for both ore hoisting and transportation of workers into the mine. These are critical elements in our efforts to improve underground ore production and ultimately increase payable palladium production," said Phil du Toit, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Subsequent to the quarter end we announced a payment to Brookfield and a resumption of quarterly cash payments at the 15% interest level on our senior secured loan. The confidence we have in the ramp up and future cash flow generation capabilities of LDI allowed us to take this important step, which we expect will materially reduce our interest costs over the term of the loan."

"Overall, we remain pleased with the operational progress we are making at LDI and are also encouraged by the continued promising results of our exploration program. Establishing a track record of consistent operations and extending the mine life at LDI are two ongoing objectives that we remain keenly focused on," added Mr. du Toit. "The completion of the ore handling upgrades are now allowing us to hoist a majority of the Offset Zone ore, removing a production constraint," said Jim Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer. "We have also begun partial replacements and upgrading of both the surface and underground mobile equipment fleets and continue to modify the mine design to supply better quality broken ore in more draw points. All of these items are leading to more consistent and reliable production which puts us on track to achieve our target of 5,000 tonnes per day by the end of this year." During the quarter the Company experienced a main bearing failure at its surface crusher and appropriate repairs were made to the surface crusher to help ensure reliable production going forward.

Lac des Iles Operations

Q2 2014 Production

In the second quarter of 2014, the Company's LDI mine produced 39,223 ounces of payable palladium at a total cash cost of US$510 per ounce(1). The cash cost is below our full year guidance of US$550. More payable palladium ounces sold and a favorable movement of the Canadian dollar were partially offset by increased production costs.

Payable palladium production in the second quarter was in line with management's full year guidance for 2014 as the mine continued to balance production volumes between surface and underground ore sources during the transition period. During the second quarter, 506,945 tonnes of ore were mined at LDI, of which 263,904 tonnes came from underground sources (with an average palladium grade of 4.9 grams per tonne), and 243,041 tonnes came from surface stockpiles (with an average palladium grade of 1.0 grams per tonne). During the second quarter, the LDI mill processed 521,478 tonnes of ore at a combined average palladium mill head grade of 3.1 grams per tonne, at an 83.6% palladium recovery rate, and at a total cost of $56 per tonne milled.

The Company is encouraged by the operating results in the first six months of 2014, which have generally met or exceeded its expectations. During the first six months of 2014, upgrades to the ore handling system were completed, transportation of men and material via the shaft commenced and mill recoveries remained high; however; production has been impacted by repairs to the primary surface crusher, oversized muck and other equipment availability. The fatality at the mine site which was previously reported on July 11 2014 has impacted production for the first few weeks of July and is expected to result in lower production in the third quarter of 2014. Production is returning to normal and remediation steps are being implemented.

The following table includes quarterly results for the first two quarters of 2014 and the last two quarters of 2013 and demonstrates some of the key trends in the business.


                                    For the three months ended
                         June 30      March 31    December 31  September 30
                            2014          2014           2013          2013
Palladium production -
 payable oz               39,223        42,641         30,979        30,097
US$ cash cost per                       US$492
 palladium oz sold        US$510    (US$422(1))        US$620        US$581
Underground mining -
 tonnes                  263,904       275,845        231,346       208,097
Underground mining -
 tonnes per day            2,900         3,065          2,515         2,262
Milling - palladium
 head grade (g/t)            3.1           3.3            2.9           2.5
Milling - palladium
 recovery                   83.6%         84.5%          81.5%         80.7%
Adjusted EBITDA ($000s) $ 10,444  $      9,743   $      1,369  $      3,189
(1) After adjusting for the impact of approximately $2.7 million of power
 and propane costs associated with an unusually cold winter.


On May 1, 2014, the Company announced a $6 million expansion to its 2014 LDI exploration budget. The revised $10 million program is principally focused on conversion and extension drilling on the lower part of the Offset Zone below the 1,065 meter mine level - the current lower limit of known proven and probable resources. Specific objectives of the lower Offset Zone drilling program are:

--  Define additional, inferred resources in the hangingwall and footwall
    zones to a depth of 1,600 meters;
--  Convert some of the existing inferred resources between depths of 1,100
    to 1,300 meters to indicated category; and,
--  Determine the northern and southern limits and the strike, dip and
    plunge of the hangingwall and footwall zones below the 1,065 meter

Other objectives of the 2014 exploration program include resource conversion drilling in the upper Offset Zone directly to the north of current active and planned mining stopes; and delineation of new resources at the shallowest known level of the deposit in an area known as the upper Offset southeast extension.

The 2014 Offset Zone exploration program includes a total of 40,000 meters of drilling utilizing both surface and underground diamond drill rigs. Currently there are three surface exploration drills operating at LDI. Two of the surface drills are testing the down-plunge extension of the thickest part of the Offset Zone deposit (central Offset target). The third rig is testing the upper Offset southeast extension target, following up on an intersection in hole 13-717 of 37 meters having an average grade of 5.23 g/t Pd (see the company's December 13, 2013 press release). Surface drilling is expected to continue until October 2014.

Year-to-date exploration drilling statistics are:

--  7,681 meters drilled in fourteen holes on all targets
--  4,040 meters drilled in six holes on lower Offset Zone targets
--  3,641 meters drilled in eight holes on upper Offset Zone targets

As of June 30, 2014, four holes were in progress.


Highlights for the second quarter 2014 drilling program are provided in the table below. The best result was obtained from hole 14-901 that pierced the central Offset target at a vertical depth of approximately 1,150 meters below surface and intersected an 83 meter interval with an average grade of 4.34 g/t palladium. To view supplemental information including a figure illustrating the relative position of the drill hole pierce points and a complete listing of anomalous drilling results for all holes completed in the second quarter of 2014 please click on the following link:

Selected drilling highlights for the second quarter of 2014 Offset Zone exploration program. The interval assays reported were selected using a 2.5 g/t Pd cut-off grade. Average grades reported are weighted by individual sample core lengths. Interval assays represent measured core lengths. True widths are estimated to represent between 60 to 70% of the reported core lengths for the upper north, lower central and lower north Offset Zone targets. The strike and dip of the upper southeast extension target are not well enough constrained to support an accurate estimate of true widths.

                                 FROM       TO  LENGTH      Pd     Pt     Au
TARGET                HOLE #      (m)      (m)     (m)   (g/t)  (g/t)  (g/t)
Upper Southeast       14-771   500.00   550.00   50.00    3.04   0.23   0.19
"                  including   500.00   537.00   37.00    3.72   0.28   0.23
"                     14-772   444.00   472.00   28.00    2.56   0.20   0.21
"                  including   459.00   472.00   13.00    3.58   0.28   0.28

Upper North           14-802   477.76   498.00   20.24    7.18   0.49   0.76
"                  including   479.00   493.95   14.95    9.32   0.62   1.02
"                     14-804   358.00   383.00   25.00    2.72   0.25   0.14
"                  including   375.90   383.00    7.10    5.58   0.46   0.23
"                     14-805   329.00   351.00   22.00    3.40   0.24   0.27
"                  including   331.00   345.00   14.00    4.76   0.31   0.20

Lower Central         14-901   610.00   693.00   83.00    4.34   0.32   0.50
"                  including   610.00   684.00   74.00    4.76   0.35   0.52

Lower North           14-973  1867.00  1877.00   10.00    2.72   0.24   0.14
"                        and  1885.00  1893.00    8.00    3.04   0.39   0.11
"                        and  1906.43  1919.30   12.87    2.22   0.38   0.07

Management Analysis of Q2 Drilling Results

Although early in the program, the Company is pleased with the results received to date for the four target areas tested. The central Offset target is now believed to represent an area of structural thickening and, possibly, a structural embayment in which disseminated sulfides were concentrated in both the hangingwall and footwall zones. Regardless of its provenance, this part of the deposit typically contains much thicker and continuous palladium, nickel and copper mineralization than is present along strike to the north or south. The embayment concept has been effectively used for exploration in several magmatic sulfide mining camps including the Sudbury mining district. Available information from the central Offset target suggests that this area of thickening has a north-south strike, dips steeply to the east, plunges to the south at approximately 60 degrees, has an average strike length of approximately 300 meters, and displays an average composite thickness (i.e., the combined footwall and hangingwall zone thickness having an average grade exceeding a 2.5 g/t Pd cut-off grade) varying between 20 and 80 meters. Limited drilling on the lower-central Offset target completed in the second quarter of 2014 confirms that the zone extends to at least 1,150 meters depth. One historical hole (08-001) suggests that the embayment feature extends to at least 1,400 meters depth. Despite its southerly plunge the available drilling information suggests the central Offset Zone will not impinge on the shaft pillar if a future deepening of the existing mine shaft occurs.

The drilling results reported are for the upper-north Offset Zone and the upper Offset southeast extension target and are still being assessed. In the case of the upper-north target, the Company remains optimistic that the new drilling results will support conversion of inferred and indicated resources to indicated and measured resources, ideally translating into new mining stopes being added to the mine plan. Initial analysis of the results from the upper Offset southeast extension target suggests that good potential exists to add palladium resources in this, the shallowest part of the Offset Zone deposit (approximately 400 meters depth).

Exploration Plans for the Remainder of 2014

An additional 30,000 meters of underground and surface drilling are expected to be completed before the end of the year. In August, two underground drill rigs will be positioned in the south end of the 655 meter level exploration drift and will begin systematic conversion drilling on the central Offset target below the 1,065 meter level. Surface drilling will continue to target deeper levels on the projected extension of the south-plunging central Offset target. An update on exploration results will be included as part of the Company's third quarter results release.

Technical Information and Qualified Persons

The assay analyses performed during NAP's exploration drilling programs are subject to a rigorous, formal quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program, details of which can are provided in the most recent Technical Report (March 2014 - see link on NAP's website). Diamond drill core from exploration drilling is logged and sampled on site with samples transported by the Company to ALS Global's sample preparation facilities in Thunder Bay. The sample pulps prepared in Thunder Bay are shipped by ALS Global to their Vancouver analytical laboratories, which constitute an independent accredited commercial laboratory for PGE assay and base metal analysis.

The exploration results section of this new release was prepared by Dave Peck, P.Geo., the Company's Head of Exploration and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The Company's exploration team designed and executed the drilling program under the direction of Robert D. Stewart, P.Geo., Exploration Department Chief Geoscientist, an employee of NAP and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the exploration sections of this news release.

Financial Results(2)

Revenue for the second quarter was $50.5 million compared to $33.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. The increase in revenue was primarily due to favourable exchange rate movements, higher realized prices for palladium and greater palladium ounces sold. During the second quarter, the Company realized a palladium selling price of US$806 per ounce.

Net loss for the quarter was $10.0 million or $0.03 per share compared to a net loss of $26.3 million or $0.15 per share in the same quarter last year. The decrease in the net loss is primarily due to the impact of higher revenues, increased foreign exchange gains partially offset by increased production costs and increased interest expense and other costs.

EBITDA(1) was $15.9 million for the second quarter, compared to negative $6.1 million in the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA(1) (which excludes interest expenses and other costs, depreciation and amortization, exploration, foreign exchange gains and losses and mine restoration costs net of insurance recoveries) was $10.4 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $0.9 million in the second quarter of last year.

During the second quarter, the Company closed the second $35.0 million tranche related to its previously announced convertible unsecured subordinated debenture financing. As at June 30, 2014, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $44.3 million compared to $9.8 million as at December 31, 2013. As at June 30, 2014, the Company's credit facility availability was limited by the borrowing base to US$42.8 million of which US$37.1 million was utilized.

On July 7, 2014, the Company announced that it had paid US$23.4 million to its senior secured term loan lender representing US$16.2 million of accrued interest and US$7.2 million of associated pre-payment fee. Effective June 30, 2014, the Company reverted to a 15% annual interest rate on the senior secured term loan and the Company's cash balance, after reflecting the payment, was approximately $19 million.

Q2 2014 Conference Call & Webcast Details

Date:       Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time:       8:30 a.m. ET
Live Call:  1-866-229-4144 or 1-416-216-4169 (PIN: 8347411, followed by #
Replay:     1-888-843-7419 or 1-630-652-3042 (PIN: 8347411, followed by #

The conference call replay will be available for 90 days after the live event. An archived audio webcast of the call will also be posted to NAP's website.

About North American Palladium

NAP is an established precious metals producer that has been operating its Lac des Iles mine ("LDI") located in Ontario, Canada since 1993. LDI is one of only two primary producers of palladium in the world, offering investors exposure to palladium. The Company's shares trade on the NYSE MKT under the symbol PAL and on the TSX under the symbol PDL.

(1) Non-IFRS measure. Please refer to Non-IFRS Measures in the MD&A.

(2) NAP's unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 are available in the Appendix of this news release. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the notes and management's discussion and analysis available at, and

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

Certain information contained in this news release constitutes 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the 'safe harbor' provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The words 'will', 'expect', 'would', 'could', 'estimate' and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, without limitation: information pertaining to the Company's strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance, such as the ramp-up at the Company's LDI mine, timelines, production plans, projected expenditures, operating cost estimates, proposed mining methods, expected mining rates and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance. The Company cautions the reader that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risk factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that the Company may not be able to obtain sufficient financing to fund its current needs including for operating expenditures and for capital expenditures required to continue the LDI mine expansion at depth, the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they become due, the possibility that metal prices and foreign exchange rates may fluctuate, inherent risks associated with development, exploration, mining and processing including risks to tailings capacity, ground conditions, environmental hazards, uncertainty of mineral reserves and resources, the possibility that the LDI mine may not perform as planned, changes in legislation, regulations or political and economic developments in Canada and abroad, risks related to employee relations and the availability of skilled labour, litigation, and the risks associated with obtaining necessary licenses and permits. For more details on these and other risk factors see the Company's most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The factors and assumptions contained in this news release, which may prove to be incorrect, include, but are not limited to: that the Company will continue in operation for the foreseeable future and will be able to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business, that metal prices and exchange rates between the Canadian and United States dollar will be consistent with the Company's expectations, that there will be no material delays affecting operations or the timing of ongoing development projects, including the LDI mine ramp-up, that prices for key mining and construction supplies, including labour costs, will remain consistent with the Company's expectations and that the Company's current estimates of mineral reserves and resources are accurate. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

                Condensed Interim Consolidated Balance Sheets
                (expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)
                                                      June 30   December 31
                                                         2014          2013
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents                        $     44,305  $      9,793
Accounts receivable                                    55,477        38,556
Inventories                                            15,930        14,239
Other assets                                            1,727         6,968
Total Current Assets                                  117,439        69,556
Non-current Assets
Mining interests                                      445,594       456,239
Total Non-current Assets                              445,594       456,239
Total Assets                                     $    563,033  $    525,795
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities         $     20,087  $     48,797
Credit facility                                        24,296        17,834
Current portion of obligations under finance
 leases                                                 2,924         2,988
Current portion of long-term debt                      32,687       173,656
Current derivative liability                            1,012           492
Total Current Liabilities                              81,006       243,767
Non-current Liabilities
Income taxes payable                                      125         1,286
Asset retirement obligations                           15,195        13,638
Obligations under finance leases                        7,386         8,744
Long-term debt                                        206,096        35,864
Total Non-current Liabilities                         228,802        59,532
Shareholders' Equity
Common share capital and purchase warrants            865,483       798,411
Stock options and related surplus                       9,408         9,128
Equity component of convertible debentures, net
 of issue costs                                         6,931         6,931
Contributed surplus                                     8,873         8,873
Deficit                                              (637,470)     (600,847)
Total Shareholders' Equity                            253,225       222,496
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity       $    563,033  $    525,795

  Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive
   (expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except share and per share
                     Three months ended June 30    Six months ended June 30
                             2014          2013          2014          2013
Revenue              $     50,497  $     33,213  $     99,233  $     80,303

Mining operating
Production costs           30,355        25,701        60,090        54,642
Smelting, refining
 and freight costs          4,130         3,406         8,313         7,208
Royalty expense             2,184           892         4,258         3,401
Depreciation and
 amortization               8,174         7,004        18,542        13,089
Loss on disposal of
 equipment                    773           425         1,220         1,054
Total mining
 operating expenses        45,616        37,428        92,423        79,394
Income (loss) from
 mining operations          4,881        (4,215)        6,810           909

Other expenses
Exploration                 1,891         2,192         2,659         7,032
General and
 administration             2,611         2,186         5,165         5,099
Interest and other
 income                    (2,687)       (2,179)       (2,400)       (1,532)
Interest expense and
 other costs               16,010         2,006        28,984         3,184
Financing costs             4,348         2,318         8,384         2,399
Loss on
 extinguishment of
 long-term debt                 -        11,035             -        11,035
Foreign exchange
 loss (gain)               (7,335)        4,495           641         5,317
Total other expenses       14,838        22,053        43,433        32,534
Loss from continuing
 operations before
 taxes                     (9,957)      (26,268)      (36,623)      (31,625)
Income and mining
 tax recovery                                 -             -             -
Loss and
 comprehensive loss
 from continuing
 operations for the
 period              $     (9,957) $    (26,268) $    (36,623) $    (31,625)
Income and
 income from
 operations for the
 period                         -             -             -         2,509
Loss and
 comprehensive loss
 for the period      $     (9,957) $    (26,268) $    (36,623) $    (29,116)
Loss per share
Basic                $      (0.03) $      (0.15) $      (0.13) $      (0.16)
Diluted              $      (0.03) $      (0.16) $      (0.13) $      (0.17)
Loss from continuing
 operations per
Basic                $      (0.03) $      (0.15) $      (0.13) $      (0.17)
Diluted              $      (0.03) $      (0.16) $      (0.13) $      (0.18)
Income from
 operations per
Basic                $          -  $          -  $          -  $       0.01
Diluted              $          -  $          -  $          -  $       0.01
Weighted average
 number of shares
Basic                 349,555,798   179,520,041   291,537,189   178,491,155
Diluted               349,555,798   179,633,511   291,537,189   178,601,618

           Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                (expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)
                                   Three months ended      Six months ended
                                              June 30               June 30
                                      2014       2013       2014       2013
Cash provided by (used in)
Loss from continuing operations
 for the period                  $  (9,957) $ (26,268) $ (36,623) $ (31,625)
Operating items not involving
  Depreciation and amortization      8,174      7,004     18,542     13,089
  Accretion expense (recovery)        (229)       945       (439)     1,899
  Loss on extinguishment of debt         -     11,035          -     11,035
  Share-based compensation and
   employee benefits                   547         62      1,023        475
  Unrealized foreign exchange
   loss (gain)                      (6,952)     3,903        586      3,903
  Loss on disposal of equipment        773          -      1,220          -
  Interest expense and other        12,550          -     26,022          -
  Financing costs                    4,293          -      8,329          -
  Other                                  -         86          -      1,022
                                     9,199     (3,233)    18,660       (202)
Changes in non-cash working
 capital                           (13,006)       384    (39,216)       518
                                    (3,807)    (2,849)   (20,556)       316
Financing Activities
Issuance of common shares and
 warrants, net of issue costs            -      9,613        (38)     9,613
Issuance of convertible
 debentures, net of issue costs     32,979          -     61,443          -
Credit facility                         22     (8,808)     6,107     14,192
Repayment of senior secured
 notes                                   -    (79,200)         -    (79,200)
Net proceeds of senior secured
 term loan                               -    131,941          -    131,941
Repayment of obligations under
 finance leases                       (890)      (258)    (1,686)    (1,573)
Interest paid                         (114)    (1,318)    (1,565)    (5,907)
Other financing costs                 (396)         -       (895)         -
                                    31,601     51,970     63,366     69,066
Investing Activities
Additions to mining interests,
 net                                (5,569)   (27,805)    (8,457)   (65,873)
Proceeds on disposal of mining
 interests, net                        159          -        159        990
                                    (5,410)   (27,805)    (8,298)   (64,883)
Increase in cash from continuing
 operations                         22,384     21,316     34,512      4,499
Net cash provided by
 discontinued operations                 -          -          -     20,142
Increase in cash                    22,384     21,316     34,512     24,641
Cash and cash equivalents,
 beginning of period                21,921     23,493      9,793     20,168
Cash and cash equivalents, end
 of period                       $  44,305  $  44,809  $  44,305  $  44,809
Cash and cash equivalents
 consisting of:
Cash                             $  44,305  $  44,809  $  44,305  $  44,809
Short-term investments                   -          -          -          -
                                 $  44,305  $  44,809  $  44,305  $  44,809
Foreign exchange included in
 cash balance                    $   1,704  $   1,075  $   1,704  $   1,075

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Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem"...
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user e...
Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application del...
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Y...
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...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing & protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection & E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise.