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HP said late Thursday that its chief strategy and technology officer Shane Robison, regarded by many inside the company as a big part of its problems, would be retiring (read he was asked) come November 1. “In an effort to drive strategy, research and development closer to the company’...
After waiting a brief interval for tears shed over Steve Jobs to dry, Google and Samsung, the biggest seller of Android phones, met in Hong Kong and unveiled Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones powered by the brand new Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Apple-loathed Android operating syst...
Microsoft might take another whack at buying Yahoo. Having been saved by happenstance from overpaying for the joint in 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday that Microsoft, private equity house Silver Lake Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that OpSource, a leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. OpSource, a...
HP bought Autonomy so Oracle Tuesday said it’s buying privately held Endeca Technologies for some undisclosed amount of money that you can bet your bippy is no where near the billions HP paid for Autonomy to help it analyze unstructured data like Autonomy. Endeca, which started in 19...
Very few trends in IT have generated as much buzz as cloud computing. In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Director, Cloud Computing Community at Citrix, will cut through the hype and quickly clarify the ontology for cloud computing. The bulk of the conver...
Every infrastructure implementation is unique, and when done in the cloud, the capabilities are limitless. How do you overcome your technical challenges and implement a cloud solution that leverages the best practices available in the marketplace? Martini Media has a growing digital pu...
Enterprises have been hesitant to move their core applications to the cloud and recent cloud outages have raised additional concerns about maintaining high availability in the cloud. In her session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Christine Normile, Senior Product Manager at Tran...
Security is moving to Trust Management and the cloud is going to make it happen. In a connected world security is morphing quickly and we are no longer focused on disconnected servers, objects and things. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Scott Chasin, CTO M...
Successful cloud integration projects require an understanding and collaboration between both IT and business users to fully understand the business process requirements and considerations as well as technological challenges. In this session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Rick N...
This session will look at different methods and benefits of using SSDs for high-performance, primary storage within the cloud. It will explain specific requirements of cloud infrastructures and why they need "better" storage designed with the cloud in mind. In his session at the 9th ...
As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations must have a strategy and plan for moving to the cloud. What should you put into public clouds? Should you create a private cloud? Should you use cloud applications, platform or infrastructure? How should organizations...
PC production could be hurt because of the flooding in Thailand where a quarter of the world’s disk drives are made. According to the AP, quoting IDC, plants making a third of the country’s output have been shut, forcing prices up. Western Digital and Toshiba have reportedly suspende...
Learn how Oracle enables the rapid deployment and efficient management of public and private cloud infrastructure with application aware virtualization and advanced cloud management capabilities that are integrated with best-of breed-compute, storage, and network technologies. In the...
SYS-CON Events announced today that NovaTech Services, a provider of professional computer consulting services, planning and training, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Cla...
Public, private, hybrid software, platform, infrastructure as a service? Once you've decided you need a cloud, you're going to need an architecture. This presentation gives an overview of Oracle's Cloud Reference Architecture, which is part of the Oracle Cloud Enterprise Technology Str...
Join us in this companion presentation to CEO Lew Cirne's talk "Building a SaaS App with Twitter-like Throughput." In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Dave Peterson, director of applications and operations security at New Relic, will dive into the technical details of...
Dropbox, the four-year-old start-up that reportedly turned down a nine-figure takeover offer from Steve Jobs in 2009, said Tuesday that it got a nine-figure $250 million B round and a reported valuation of $4 billion for a product with a dicey future facing scads of competition, some f...
Communication service providers (CSPs) around the world are gearing up for 4G and customers are anticipating much higher reliability and speed on their mobile devices. While network upgrades are underway, CSPs need to assess the readiness of their infrastructure for 4G, not least reven...
The cloud has become mainstream for virtually all technology sectors, including business intelligence. The cloud is indispensable to BI, and cloud deployment is hastening the pace of change and lowering the cost of deployment at a radical rate. Acceptance of cloud deployment is permeat...
Cloud providers offer virtual local disks, which use network attached storage (NAS), often sharing the same NIC. This makes your database unacceptably slow. Even alternatives that use NoSQL will likely rely on slow NAS under the covers. In his session at the 9th International Cloud Ex...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Parallels is a worldwide lead...
Migrating existing servers to the cloud is now point-and-click easy - and free for the next 30 days for the first 100 customers -- with a new online beta migration service from Racemi. Racemi Cloud Path is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that requires no infrastructure at the ...
Novell’s cut-down private antitrust suit against Microsoft over Word Perfect and Quattro Pro finally went to trial in Utah Monday. It was filed in 2004. Since then Novell has lost five of its original six claims. At the end of the seven- or eight-week trial a jury is supposed to de...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced a partnership with OS Nexus and the launch of QuantaStor Storage Servers. The offering provides dedicated mass storage appliances with exceptional cost-effectiveness, control, and scalability. It is ideal for a range of high performance stora...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, will exhibit with CoreSite at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in San...
“We have seen excellent strength in social networking and gaming apps, the growth has been phenomenal,” observed Cory Isaacson, CEO of CodeFutures Corporation, in this exclusive Q&A; with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Most consumers have no idea they are ‘playing in the cl...
HTC’s attempt to block shipments of Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch into the United States failed Monday when the US International Trade Commission found that Apple didn’t infringe four HTC patents. The preliminary decision will either be confirmed or denied by the full six-membe...
Samsung Tries to Stop iPhone 4S Sales in Oz & Japan
Samsung opened a new front in its global patent war with Apple Monday when it asked courts in both Japan and Australia to block sales of Apple’s new iPhone 4S. It’s also trying to get iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 outlawed in Japan. In Australia Samsung has charged Apple with violating thre...
New Relic’s multi-tenant, SaaS web application monitoring service collects and persists over 90,000 metrics every second on a sustained basis, while still delivering an average page load time of 1.5 seconds. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Lew Cirne, CEO o...
In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Deepak Singh, Principal Product Manager at Amazon Web Services, will discuss how elastic, on-demand cloud services remove constraints and enable researchers, analysts and organizations to get work done. Deepak Singh is a Principal Pr...
The VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) is designed to help customers and partners construct working VMware vCloud solutions leveraging technologies, best-practices and tools that have been proven in real-world enterprise and service provider cloud deployments. It provides the fo...
Citrix Thursday morning said it bought a cloud-based data storage, sharing and collaboration shop called ShareFile that will add data to its “Follow-Me” desktop and apps platform. Terms were not disclosed. Apparently the five-year-old North Carolina concern never brought in any ventu...
HP is poised to backtrack on the notion of spinning off its $40 billion PC business according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper heard that “recent analyses by Hewlett-Packard and its top advisers indicate that the costs of spinning off HP’s personal-computer business might outweig...
HP PCs UP, Lenovo Moves to No 2 Position
Gartner says global PC shipments rose 3.2% in the third quarter to 91.8 million units, which is a lot given the deplorable world economy but the number doesn’t meet the researcher’s projection of 5.1%, suggesting that Gartner was overly exuberant. It probably won’t come as news to an...
IBM wants 200 million users on its cloud widgetry by the end of next year. It has to get to them before Oracle, HP or Dell do. It projects $7 billion in revenue from cloud computing hardware, software and services by 2015. To advance its ambition it’s unveiled a new “simplified” ente...
With its eye on Amazon Web Services and Amazon’s attractions for business, Google has set up App Engine Premier Accounts, an enterprise service for its restrictions-beset PaaS that abandons per-user, per-app pricing. For $500 a month, it’s promising premier support, a 99.95% uptime S...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Boston IT Solutions will exhibit at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. With nearly 20 years of trading within the distribution and OEM market...
For enterprise class cloud services, companies need a broad, comprehensive and flexible platform for their applications. Oracle recently announced the Oracle Public Cloud, which offers a broad set of best-in-class, integrated services that are elastic, secure and manageable, offering o...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hexagrid, a leading developer of cloud enablement solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a leading developer of IT ...


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CiRBA on Wednesday announced support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 in its latest release of CiRBA Version 7.0. CiRBA’s new Control Console provides IT organizations with control over risk and efficiency in virtual and cloud infrastructure. The console provides a visualization revealing in a single view where attention is required at the VM, host, and cluster level and explicit instructions on what to do in order to eliminate risk and increase efficiency. “CiRBA and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provide a powerful solution for enabling organizations to gain control over virtual infrastructure while significantly reducing its cost,” said Chuck Tatham, SVP, Operations and Business Development at CiRBA. “CiRBA’s analytics help organizations place workloads and allocate resources in order to safely maximize efficiency and VM density. Organizations benefiting from the efficie...
Building a cloud computing environment with on-demand access to compute, network, and storage resources requires an elastic infrastructure at multiple levels. Virtualization combined with x86 servers has transformed the way we scale out compute resources. Unfortunately, legacy Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage architectures are rooted in rigid mainframe-era designs, and are fundamentally mismatched with the dynamic, shared modern data center. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Kevin Brown, CEO of Coraid, will discuss how Ethernet SAN architectures leverage off-the-shelf hardware, standard Ethernet, and distributed storage processing to enable a building block approach to scalability – no forklift upgrades required. With Ethernet SAN, capacity and performance both scale linearly with user demand without forcing users into a complex tiered storage environment to deal with...
fast-moving industry discussion panel at the 9th International Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, November 7-10, Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan was joined by Dr. Rich Wolski, CTO and Co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc.; Sheng Liang, CTO Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix Systems; Rick Nucci, Co-Founder and CTO of Dell Boomi; Paulo Rosado, Founder & CEO of OutSystems; Jeff Hobbs, VP Engineering, ActiveState; Brian Lillie, CIO at Equinix; and Vineet Tyagi, Head of Impetus Labs at Impetus Technologies. Some of the questions discussed were: are truly secure public clouds feasible, for example, or only private ones? and how exactly does a company or organization go about deciding whether to migrate only specific applications to the cloud - such as storage or security - or their overall IT infrastructure?
Code 42, the Minneapolis start-up that peddles CrashPlan, the automatic real-time PC and mobile backup and recovery service aimed at consumers, SMBs and the enterprise, has gotten a $52.5 million investment from round leader Accel Partners and Split Rock Partners. It’s the company’s first investment. It’s reportedly been profitable since it launched the widgetry in 2007. Accel dipped into its new $100 million Big Data Fund for the first time for its share. Code 42 says it’s got some 4,000 enterprise customers including Adobe, Google, Groupon, HP, LinkedIn and NASA and 100PT of data stowed in the cloud: its cloud or private clouds, other computers or devices or some combination or all of these options. That represents a total of 100 billion file and it reportedly gets 250 million unique new files a day.
Alert Logic (www.alertlogic.com), a provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced record growth for 2011. The Company recorded $21.4 million in GAAP revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, a 44 percent increase over the same period in 2010. This follows annual revenues of $14.9 million in 2010, which was up 42 percent over 2009. Increasing market demand and broader channel penetration for Alert Logic's comprehensive suite of Security-as-a-Service solutions resulted in accelerated growth during 2011, with each quarter showing a larger growth rate than the one before. The Company recorded fourth quarter revenue of $6.1 million, representing a 45 percent year over year increase. Furthermore, Alert Logic's annualized revenue run-rate in the month of December 2011 was $25 million - marking the successful achievement of an important growth milestone f...
CloudLinux, Inc., developers of the only commercially-supported Linux server operating system made specifically for shared hosting, today announced that CloudLinux OS is now fully compatible with the Atomia software automation platform. "Now, Atomia customers can easily upgrade their operating system to CloudLinux OS greatly enhancing the security and efficiency of their shared hosting businesses," said Igor Seletskiy, CloudLinux CEO. "Better control over computing resources leads to a better overall customer experience and results in lower churn." CloudLinux cages each user account within its own Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE), allowing system administrators to limit CPU, memory, and the concurrent connections available to each server tenant. LVE effectively prevents the "bad neighbor effect," wherein one tenant can slow or take down an entire server. By limiting abuse, shared ...
While the cloud represents a revolution in IT strategy, it's not a cloud-only world, and IT leaders today are faced with the challenge of integrating cloud infrastructure with existing applications, technologies, networks and processes. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Bill Lowry, Vice President, Cloud Services at Terremark, presented a practical and pragmatic guide on integrating clouds for the enterprise, focusing on how to take advantage of the power and potential of the cloud while minimizing disruption, waste and compromise.
What are the differences between dedicated servers and cloud computing? Are dedicated servers a thing of the past? Or has dedicated hosting evolved alongside of cloud hosting? In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Duke Skarda, CTO of SoftLayer, explored the flexibility in the cloud environment. Duke Skarda joined SoftLayer in November 2010. As the CTO, he holds responsibilities for implementing, designing andenhancing the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System (IMS).Prior to joining SoftLayer, he served as the Vice President of Information Technology and Software Development at The Planet. Previously, Mr. Skarda spent 10 years with Level 3 Communications in a series of increasingly responsible positions. As SeniorVice President for its Content Markets Group, he led Engineering and IT development for its Content Distribution Network platform and IT...
Red Hat technology powers the world’s largest and most successful clouds. We have seen firsthand how to make cloud work for businesses and government organizations, both large and small. Companies are looking to cloud computing as a way to fundamentally change the economics of information technology and the agility of their enterprise. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Vijay Sarathy, Director of the Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat, discussed how Red Hat helps transform IT service delivery, build production infrastructure and applications in the cloud where new levels of openness, interoperability and flexibility can be realized.
The first generation of cloud computing focused primarily on low-cost personal cloud services along with some capability for application developers and non-mission–critical applications. The latest generation of cloud computing is now capable of addressing the needs of enterprise mission-crucial applications. Mission-critical applications of the enterprise require computing infrastructure that is secure, optimizes performance and is highly resilient. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Henry Fastert, Chief Technologist and Managing Partner at SHI, highlighted how the latest cloud computing designs have evolved in terms of security, availability and overall service quality to meet the needs of mission-critical applications.
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Cloud Expo 2009 Europe Opening Keynote by GoodData

In this presentation Roman Stanek, a technology visionary who has spent the past fifteen years building world-class technology companies, will talk about what it means to be 'born on the cloud.' Specifically Roman will share with delegates his thoughts on how to use cloud computing as a technical design center; how to take advantage of the economics of cloud computing in building and operating cloud services; how to dramatically change customer adoption; and how to plan for the technical and operational scale that cloud computing makes possible.

Good Data - Collaborative Analytics On Demand
This presentation will describe how Good Data moved from concept to reality, demonstrating the importance of architecting for the cloud: how to conceptualize, design and build applications when cloud computing is a given.

VMware - Building Cloud Infrastructures with VMware vSphere
vSphere 4 is the industry’s first cloud operating system, transforming datacenters into dramatically simplified environments to enable the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services. Combining VMware’s industry leading virtualization technology and experience, VMware vSphere delivers uncompromising control, with greater efficiency, while preserving customer choice.

Sun Microsystems - The Sun Cloud: Sun's Public Cloud Computing Service
Cloud Computing is empowering users like never before, giving them access to massive amounts of compute power and storage capacity, on- demand and in real time. This session will outline Sun's vision and strategy for cloud computing, highlighting the Sun Cloud - Sun's Public Cloud Service that leverages a broad range of Sun's innovative hardware and software technology and products. An overview presentation and practical demonstrations / demos will showcase how cloud-based compute and storage resources enable users to deploy applications quickly, easily and inexpensively..

The Time is Right for Enterprise Cloud Computing
During his keynote, Rich Marcello, Senior Vice President of Unisys, will discuss the latest technologies and approaches that help knock down these barriers, creating the opportunity for attendees to now consider cloud managed services as part of their data center journey to secure "IT as a Service".

Accelerating Innovation with Cloud Computing
Join Shelton Shugar, Senior Vice President of Cloud Computing at Yahoo! for a keynote elaborating on how Yahoo! and consumers benefit from Yahoo! Cloud Services and will describe Yahoo! Cloud Services and technologies.

Cloud Expo Breaking News
Building a cloud computing environment with on-demand access to compute, network, and storage resources requires an elastic infrastructure at multiple levels. Virtualization combined with x86 servers has transformed the way we scale out compute resources. Unfortunately, legacy Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage architectures are rooted in rigid mainframe-era designs, and are fundamentally mismatched with the dynamic, shared modern data center. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, ...
fast-moving industry discussion panel at the 9th International Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, November 7-10, Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan was joined by Dr. Rich Wolski, CTO and Co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc.; Sheng Liang, CTO Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix Systems; Rick Nucci, Co-Founder and CTO of Dell Boomi; Paulo Rosado, Founder & CEO of OutSystems; Jeff Hobbs, VP Engineering, ActiveState; Brian Lillie, CIO at Equinix; and Vineet Tyagi, ...
While the cloud represents a revolution in IT strategy, it's not a cloud-only world, and IT leaders today are faced with the challenge of integrating cloud infrastructure with existing applications, technologies, networks and processes. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Bill Lowry, Vice President, Cloud Services at Terremark, presented a practical and pragmatic guide on integrating clouds for the enterprise, focusing on how to take advantage of the power and potential...
What are the differences between dedicated servers and cloud computing? Are dedicated servers a thing of the past? Or has dedicated hosting evolved alongside of cloud hosting? In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Duke Skarda, CTO of SoftLayer, explored the flexibility in the cloud environment. Duke Skarda joined SoftLayer in November 2010. As the CTO, he holds responsibilities for implementing, designing andenhancing the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management S...
Red Hat technology powers the world’s largest and most successful clouds. We have seen firsthand how to make cloud work for businesses and government organizations, both large and small. Companies are looking to cloud computing as a way to fundamentally change the economics of information technology and the agility of their enterprise. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Vijay Sarathy, Director of the Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat, discussed how Red Hat helps transform...
The first generation of cloud computing focused primarily on low-cost personal cloud services along with some capability for application developers and non-mission–critical applications. The latest generation of cloud computing is now capable of addressing the needs of enterprise mission-crucial applications. Mission-critical applications of the enterprise require computing infrastructure that is secure, optimizes performance and is highly resilient. In his general session at the 9th Internati...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing, has been named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA Rackspace Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing, and a founder of OpenStack, an...
Now that SSL has been compromised, fake certificates abound, and very sophisticated attacks are targeting private and public sector alike, enterprise adoption of cloud computing is coming under more scrutiny than ever. Nobody wants to be the next high-profile name in the news. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Terry Woloszyn, Founder/CTO of PerspecSys Inc., introduced some of the key privacy, residency, and security areas to consider when adopting public cloud applica...
Security is moving to Trust Management and the Cloud is going to make it happen. In a connected world security is morphing quickly and we are no longer focused on disconnected servers, objects and things. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Scott Chasin, CTO McAfee Content & Cloud Security, discussed how it's a relationship-driven world where security is now largely about the identity of everything and how we manage security is going to come down to identifying trusted ...
The world is getting smarter – more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. At the same time, IT leaders are faced with the challenge to do more and support aggressive business growth, while reducing costs. Business leaders feel pressure to initiate new revenue streams, drive faster time-to-market for new services and meet changing customer expectations. With cloud computing, business and IT can create and deliver value in fundamentally new ways by removing IT boundaries, improving speed-t...
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Top Stories for Cloud Expo Europe

Kevin L Jackson launched the "Government Cloud Computing Journal" on Ulitzer. The online magazine offers stories and articles on the effective use of cloud computing technologies within the government domain. Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Currently, he serves as Director, Business Development for Dataline, Inc., and editor of Government Cloud Computing e-zine. Kevin L. Jackson (right) with Cloud Computing Expo conference chair Jeremy Geelan before his presentation on Government Cloud Computing. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer author, anyone can fill out a simple author prof... (more)

Conference News & Updates
Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: CEO Power Panel
In this fast-moving high-level CEO Power Panel held at the 8th International Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, June 6-9, 2011, Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan is joined by Michael Crandell, CEO and a founder of RightScale; Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource; Cory Isaacson, CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation; Brad Hokamp, President of Layered Technologies; Lawrence Guillory, CEO of Racemi; Andy Burton, CEO of Rise; and Paulo Rosado, Founder & CEO of OutSystems. Some of the main topics discussed include the big issues facing companies in cloud computing, the critical tools and infrastructure required, and the shift in the way IT infrastructure is being deployed and consumed.
Cloud Expo Power Panel: Enterprise Cloud Computing
In this brand new SYS-CON.TV Power Panel, recorded in Times Square on the eve of Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, which was held in Santa Clara, CA, November 1 -4, 2010, Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan discusses the State of the Nation with regard to Enterprise Cloud Computing with Unisys' Sam Gross & Jill T. Singer, CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office. Also on the panel is Internet security expert Patrick Hynds, Founder & President of DTS.
Abiquo Named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of Cloud Expo 2011 Silicon Valley
SYS-CON Events announced today that Abiquo, the leading Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, has been named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Abiquo is the Enterprise Cloud Management software company. With Abiquo, organizations can use Business Policy to manage an entire, globally deployed, computing infrastructure comprising unlimited physical and Cloud resources including private, public and hybrid Clouds through a “single pane of glass”. As a result, Abiquo customers are able to significantly decrease the cost and complexity of managing their virtual IT environments, while maintaining control of the physical infrastructure and increasing agility to change hypervisors as needed.
Cloud Computing Bootcamp at Cloud Expo 2011 Silicon Valley
Want to make sense of the hottest new concept in Enterprise IT? Want to understand in just hours what experts have spent many hundreds of days deciphering? Cloud computing is a technology that has rapidly evolving peppered with a lot of hype along the way. Customers find it hard to navigate through this and make sense of what aspects of this technology will give them real business benefit. Cloud Computing Bootcamp, led by our 2011 Bootcamp Instructor Larry Carvalho, is a great way to get a practical understanding of this technology. We offer multiple days of actionable insight into what vendor offerings are currently available and help you comprehend their strategy. The ever-popular Bootcamp, which is now held regularly around the world, is being held in conjunction with the 9th Cloud Expo, November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.
The Secret Behind The Incredible Growth of Cloud Expo
I can't comprehend that any event producer anywhere in the world today would answer this question by picking any one of the five available options presented. "A leading tool?" What do you mean by "a leading tool?" What other tools would you possibly have in this day and age? This question, the survey itself and its participants belong to the last decade. I personally don't use email anymore; I communicate through "Twitter." We don't do press releases unless we have to; we tweet stories to our roughly 12,000 followers in 8 channels. The news gets amplified to hundreds of thousands instantly. Even during Cloud Expo, we reach more people by Twitter than the announcements we make through loudspeakers in the convention centers. I would love to contact the people who are conducting this survey and ask them if any company answered their first question as "don't really consider it." In an age where I personally hail a cab at an airport through Twitter, I can't possibly comprehend which century bubble those people might be living in.
CTO Power Panel: Has Cloud Changed Enterprise IT?
Is there still a distinction between public, private and hybrid cloud? In this fast-moving high-level CTO Power Panel held at the 8th International Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, June 6-9, 2011, Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan discusses this and other topics such as cloud security and innovation in the cloud with Rich Wolski, CTO and Co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems; Vineet Tyagi, Head of Impetus Labs at Impetus Technologies; Bill Zack, Architect Evangelist with Microsoft; Scott Chasin, CTO at McAfee Content & Cloud; Mark Hinkle, Vice President of Community at Cloud.com; Logan McLeod, Director of Cloud Strategy at Dell; and Zach Smith, COO at Voxel.
A selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age! In his Cloud Expo session, The Basics of Automating a Cloud Storage Service, Abiquo's Azmir Mohamed will be discussiong how the complexity of combining server virtualization with storage virtualization, automation, self-service catalogs and other enabling technologies has become a huge barrier for the IT teams who have to deliver the cloud services. The good news, he will be telling Cloud Expo delegates, is that some cloud vendors have recognized this issue and have partnered to deliver integrated solutions offering the flexibility and cost benefits of cloud on top of familiar infrastructure products. At the 8th International Cloud Computing Expo in New York City in June 2011, Jill Tummler Singer - CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office - answered the question: "Is Enterprise Cloud Computing for real?" In a follow-on session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo), called Riding the Enterprise Cloud Computing Wave of Change into the Future, she will be discussing key elements needed for a triumphant enterprise cloud computing migration and highlight strategies (including security advantages found in the cloud) to ensure that no one crashes and gets caught in the riptide of this rapidly emerging technology.
Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm to Keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley
There is one constant in data centers: Application groups always need more. Until recently, apps have been at the mercy of IT operations to feed their need. In his Keynote at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Pete Malcolm will discuss how with the advent of public cloud offerings, apps can bypass ops entirely and get the resources they need with just a few clicks and a credit card. What does this mean for the future of IT ops? Pete Malcolm is CEO of Abiquo, a leading vendor of Cloud infrastructure management solutions. Described by SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan as "a beacon of light amid the murky fog surrounding Cloud Computing", Malcolm is the inventor of the term "Resource Cloud", a concept which provides complete separation between physical infrastructure providers and virtual enterprise consumers, with substantial benefits to both. Malcolm was previously founder and CTO of Orchestria, Benchmark Capital's first European Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and a Senior Vice President with CA, Inc.
The World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers Live on Cloud Expo Website!
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
What Is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is becoming one of the next industry buzz words. It joins the ranks of terms including: grid computing, utility computing, virtualization, clustering, etc. Cloud computing overlaps some of the concepts of distributed, grid and utility computing, however it does have its own meaning if contextually used correctly. The conceptual overlap is partly due to technology changes, usages and implementations over the years. Trends in usage of the terms from Google searches shows Cloud Computing is a relatively new term introduced in the past year. There has also been a decline in general interest of Grid, Utility and Distributed computing. Likely they will be around in usage for quit a while to come. But Cloud computing has become the new buzz word driven largely by marketing and service offerings from big corporate players like Google, IBM and Amazon.
Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2012 New York Venue
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Expo 2012 New York, the 10th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 400 corporate sponsors and 20,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. "10th Cloud Expo is trending to be both the biggest ever and the best-attended event in the international Cloud Expo series to date, so it is only natural that we should be holding it in the biggest and best conference venue anywhere on the East Coast, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center," stated Carmen Gonzalez, CEO of Cloud Expo. "If you are not at Cloud Expo New York, June 11-14, at the Javits Center, then you risk not getting the relevant parts of your IT infrastructure into the Cloud in time."
Top Two Technology Priorities for CIOs in 2011: Cloud & Virtualization
"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results were announced of the 2011 CIO Agenda survey by Gartner Executive Programs (EXP). The worldwide CIO survey was conducted by Gartner EXP from September to December 2010 and represents CIO budget plans reported at that time. According to the results, CIOs expect to adopt new cloud services much faster than originally expected. Currently, 3% of CIOs have the majority of IT running in the cloud or on SaaS technologies, but over the next four years CIOs expect this number to increase to 43%.
Cloud Expo, Inc. Registers Worldwide Cloud Expo (TM) Trademark
Cloud Expo, Cloud Expo East, Cloud Expo West, Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud Expo Tokyo, Cloud Expo Prague, Cloud Expo Hong Kong, Cloud Expo Sao Paolo are trademarks and /or registered trademarks (USPTO serial number 85009040) of Cloud Expo, Inc.
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"We had extremely positive feedback from both customers and prospects that attended the show and saw live demos of NaviSite's enterprise cloud based services."
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