Cloud Computing Expo http://cloudexpo-europe.com/ Latest articles from Cloud Computing Expo en Copyright 2012 Ulitzer.com Ulitzer.com Wed, 04 Jan 2012 13:17:51 EST http://backend.userland.com/rss 10 Cloud Computing: Making Cloud Applications Mission-Critical http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115912 “We’re helping to evolve the adoption of public cloud application by enterprises in a meaningful way and enabling them as a component of their mission-critical ecosystem of applications,” explains Terry Woloszyn, Founder & CTO of PerspecSys, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115912" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 12:27:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115912 Cloud Computing: Virtual Storage in the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115846 “We’re a storage vendor that doesn’t sell storage – physical hardware – we sell software and it’s in the public cloud; we’ve taken storage virtualization to a new level,” explains Mark Spowart, Co-Founder and CEO at Zadara Storage, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115846" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:43:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115846 Layer 7 Technologies to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2012 New York http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115809 SYS-CON Events announced today that Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of Application Gateways for SOA integration, cloud connectivity and API management, will exhibit at 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. Layer 7 Technologies helps enterprises secure and govern interactions between their organizations and the services they use in the cloud, across the Internet, and out to mobile devices. Through its award-winning line of SOA Gateways, Cloud Brokers and API Proxies, Layer 7 gives enterprises the ability to control identity, data security, SLA and visibility requirements for sharing application data and functionality across organizational boundaries. In 2011, Layer 7 was named the 71st fastest-growing private or public technology company in North America on the Deloitte Fast 500 list. With more than 150 customers spanning six continents, Layer 7 supports the most demanding commercial and government organizations. Layer 7 solutions are FIPS compliant, STIG vulnerability tested and have met Common Criteria EAL4+ security assurance. <p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115809" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:24:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115809 Business Continuity in the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115568 “The cloud offers a lot of different solutions to customers. We’ve taken four basic features of Microsoft and put them up to the cloud, which makes it very easy for customers to move toward the cloud and manage their services through a single unified portal,” explains Brian Haynes, Channel Director at AppRiver, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115568" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 09:39:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2115568 Windstream Corp. to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2012 New York http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114326 SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream Corp., a nationwide, enterprise-focused communications and technology provider, will exhibit at 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. Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN) is a nationwide, enterprised-focused communications and technology provider, offering data, voice, network and cloud services. Windstream also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. Windstream has more than $6 billion in annual revenues and is listed on the S&P 500 index. <p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114326" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 09:15:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114326 Creating a Private PaaS http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114154 “We have a new cloud product – Stackato – a cloud platform for creating your own private PaaS. We’re all about the development, management, and distribution of solutions for software applications and it was a natural extension for us to get into cloud deployment,” states Bart Copeland, President and CEO of ActiveState, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114154" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 08:30:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114154 Desktop Virtualization and Cloud Services http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114292 “Virtualization is a key product for Parallels. Today everybody has more work to do than they have time, so if we can make certain tasks a little more efficient for users that’s a productivity solution,” states K. Michaels of Parallels, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114292" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114292 Unstructured Big Data Storage in the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114101 “We actually talk about big unstructured data now, unstructured data of files – documents, movies, pictures, music files – and these files are being generated in equally large volume and are creating problems for file systems. We have created an optic storage system that allows you to create a storage infrastructure,” states Tom Leyden, Director of Alliances and Marketing at Amplidata, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 06:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114101 Managing Data in the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112926 “A lot of people know how to make their application elastic, so if you want more capacity, the promise of the cloud, you don’t have to commit to buying hardware – you can just add instances on the fly and make your application more scalable, more elastic, but data is not so elastic. BigMemory lets you access lots and lots of data from your application at memory speeds and it gives you tools to keep that data consistent,” states Kunal Bhasin, Deputy CTO at Terracotta, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112926" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 05:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112926 A Transaction-Centric Approach to Application Performance http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110051 “We’ve taken a completely new architectural approach to application performance management,” states Nagraj Seshadri, Director of Product Marketing at dynaTrace Software, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Seshadri discusses Compuware’s acquisition of dynaTrace Software, the transaction-centric approach, and more. <p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110051" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 05:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110051 Cloud Hosting Testing Environments http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114374 “Cloud is not as global as many people might think. Europe has a lot of privacy laws that differ per country so it’s very important that if a service provider or a systems integrator wants to buy a cloud solution and provide that to their customers, that solution needs to be in the same country,” observes Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Manager, Marketing Cloud Segment at Interxion, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. <p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114374" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 05:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114374 Solving Big Data Challenges http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114470 “Big Data is growing because companies now realize that is where the value is – in the data. We’ve become a data society, a data economy, and we have the tools now to create value out of this data,” observes Charles Kaminski, Senior Architect Academic Development Lead at HPCC Systems, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114470" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:34:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2114470 The Secure, Efficient Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110681 “Intel participates in people’s clouds. Not only is Intel in the cloud, we’re actually making it more efficient and more secure as well,” notes Bill Cox, Director of Cloud Strategy at Intel Software Services Group, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110681" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 05:45:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110681 Big Data and Cloud Computing http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112850 “One part of the connection between big data and cloud computing is the scale – big data implies large scale and the problem of managing large scale is similar in both. The difference is in the emphasis on the types of workloads – in big data the emphasis is on trying to keep the data local and in cloud you are looking to optimize resources,” explains Rohit Valia, Director of Enterprise Marketing at Platform Computing, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. <p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112850" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:15:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112850 Big Data Gold Mine in Cloud Governance and Automation http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2051664 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/FYEQKdQRrsETOOYsiGT2FB5gj84/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/FYEQKdQRrsETOOYsiGT2FB5gj84/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/FYEQKdQRrsETOOYsiGT2FB5gj84/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/FYEQKdQRrsETOOYsiGT2FB5gj84/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">I've been working on <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Enterprise</st1:place></st1:city>&nbsp;Cloud Strategy and in the course of this work identified some interesting and non-obvious opportunities in the Cloud. One solution I’ve examined is the well-crafted solution that is <a href="http://www.enstratus.com/">enStratus</a>. enStratus has built a SaaS Cloud Management / Governance product focused on providing critical management, monitoring, governance capabilities tailored to the needs of the Global 2000 market, rather than the startup market.&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">As I have worked with a current Fortune 500 client to identify Cloud solution components, my assessment is that enStratus is uncannily well designed for the enterprise market. Yet as a result of working with the enStratus team and product I found not just a management tool, but also a deeply insightful perspective as to the how and what of the Cloud. To put this another way, as a result of using enStratus, teams will learn from the experienced approach enStratus takes to working in the Cloud and align with these successful practices. Yet enStratus remains open and light, rather than didactic. Again, this is a remarkable achievement in itself. As a result of my work with George Reese and John Willis of enStratus, I now have new insights into the Cloud and how Cloud management, governance, and automation fits into the overall enterprise Cloud opportunity. Where I expect to find functionality, I continue to find a deep intelligence and sophistication that runs through each aspect of the enStratus solution.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;"></span><br /> <a name='more'></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">While the client I’m working with is primarily focused on Amazon as the Cloud provider, enStratus’s vision has resulted in a product that today serves as a single pane of glass for vSphere / VMware, yet also AWS, Eucalyptus, RackSpace, GoGrid, and about 9 other Clouds. At first I was incredulous and probed deeper into the quality of management across these services. Beyond discipline and hard work, what clearly differentiates enStratus is that it takes a very well honed and insightful point of view. In this example, the architecture of the product leverages smart design by creating a Cloud abstraction layer which enables new Clouds and new functionality to be rapidly implemented.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">This difference in approach was so striking to me because while I have been working with salesforce.com for years, I remember how early versions of the offering often didn’t quite make sense to me, or didn’t quite align with what was required for enterprise consumption. I asked George Reese, a founding member and Chief Technology Officer of enStratus how it is that the enStratus vision and service stands-out in terms of the depth and finely honed implementation. George stated that at enStratus, the decision to build a product for the enterprise and solve some of the hard problems early, shapes the overall production strategy.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">In practice, this vision of “focuses on solving hard problems” bring the enterprise a powerful solution which not only assists the enterprise in “getting to the Cloud,” &nbsp;but also, getting there with a solution that’s comfortable and addresses the needs of multiple stakeholders. In terms of the Cloud ecosystem, the enStratus approach raises sea and removes a number of rocks and barnacles and hazards and enables everyone to start at a much higher level of maturity and to focus on the real business of their Cloud strategy rather than on the bits and pieces.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">Early Cloud solution requirements I had in mind, but which I suspected were too ambitious given the relative “newness” of all things Cloud, were not only part of enStratus, but implemented with several iterations more maturity and ambition that I had imagined.&nbsp; In some cases, by thinking about why the tool chose to approach a certain problem or certain capability in a certain way, I came to a sudden revelation that enStratus had solved a problem I hadn’t even realized was a problem and had done so in a very elegant and practical way. A clear example of the enStratus approach is that enStratus not only manages a Cloud, it addresses what should be a core requirement for every enterprise moving workloads to the Cloud: choice of Clouds and the ability to manage workloads wherever they are through a single pane of glass. And enStratus manages not only compute, but also storage Clouds such as AT&amp;T Synaptic Storage, and on-premise enterprise storage Clouds such as EMC Atmos. I think the reason for what might otherwise seem like early support for storage Clouds is pragmatically driven by enterprise requirements for backing up or migrating workloads across Clouds. This plays a key role in where I see the Big Gorilla opportunity for enStratus.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">While one might expect to have to sacrifice nuances or specific capabilities of specific Clouds, enStratus enables each Cloud’s unique capabilities to be managed and instrumented and automated. Frankly, most enterprises don’t have this kind of technology for any of their earlier generation technology, and what management tools exist require tedious and time consuming integration—the kind that doesn’t always get done as readily as one might expect.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">Yet because enStratus provides multiple cloud provider integration as “table stakes,” the ecosystem of tools for the Cloud raises Cloud to a higher standard and does in fact make the Cloud more immediate, viable, useful, and enterprise ready. And by delivering a solution that manages not just a heterogeneous Cloud, but also vSphere, enStratus addresses a key CIO concern of vendor lock-in and enables a Cloud strategy that can leverage tools rather than requiring the enterprise to build from scratch out of concern for “lock-in.” Moreover, while CIOs look to the Cloud and voice concerns over vendor lock-in, the fact that enStratus also integrates with vSphere makes moving forward so much easier.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">In other words, it’s much easier to move forward with an enterprise Cloud strategy by choosing a vendor such as Amazon that meets current needs, but without the concern that in eighteen months more suitable Cloud vendors will emerge. The flexibility of enStratus enables the enterprise to move forward with the Cloud yet with protection from investing heavily in a couple of Cloud service providers, only to find that business units within the enterprise each may require different types of Cloud services, or that some units may use vSphere internally, but also desire to move some application to Verizon / Terremark. These scenarios are very likely and even desirable and inevitable.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">A broad and deep Cloud solution enables the enterprise to execute now and manage all the moving and changing components of the Cloud.This kind of operations is remarkably simple to visualize and explore with a tool like enStratus. And where in the enterprise, multiple stakeholders each require specific privileges at a user / role level of granularity, the enStratus approach provides what I consider not only the required level of flexibility and modeling of users, groups, resources, and roles. Clearly enStratus has worked closely with the enterprise and gotten the enterprise stuff right. In my opinion, enStratus delivers a higher quality and more thoughtfully designed compute, storage,&nbsp;accounting, and corporate cost center charge-backs than VMware's vSphere®. And believe I was pleasantly surprised to learn how the service also enables soft and hard budget capping based on corporate (or other) charge-center codes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><b><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">Here’s the Best Part, Although at First I didn’t Get it At All: Data Visualization Capabilities Targeted for 2012<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">At first I thought, wow, big data and data analysis is really getting trendy, Why would someone of George Reese’s caliber choose to focus so intensively on data? Where is the data anyhow, and what is there in a Cloud management solution to visualize? Clearly, monitoring is something that lends itself to charts, but why would enStratus make Data Visualization a central focus area--it seems like a basic capability.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">How could powerful data analysis and visualization capabilities enhance enStratus to create significant business value? &nbsp;I see significant opportunity for analytics and data such as Corporate Performance Management metrics to unlock valuable information about a firm’s technology operations, project portfolio, and to monitor and guide such operations so as to realize an unprecedented degree of insight, management, and process monitoring over the enterprise technology portfolio. Think for a moment if the Corporate Performance Management capabilities of a SaaS solution such as Host Analytics were to consume data available to enStratus as a result of enStratus’s role as the management pane, but also for monitoring, and orchestration and capture of events and actions.</span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">Such a solution enables a different and more detailed and more insightful tool for examining corporate performance from an application development lifecycle perspective. Because enStratus also provides structured, flexible containers for modeling, managing, and deploying applications, the context for events is part of the solution and it's naturally available for all activity.</span><br /> <span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span><br /> <span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;In other words, enStratus offers an organic, bottom-up approach to managing and monitoring and analyzing corporate technology projects and resources. This capability contrasts with the rigid and bureaucratic approach to portfolio management tools such as HP's PPM tool. </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;enStratus, by naturally capturing events and context across an enterprise’s diverse technology infrastructure, and technology environments maintains and readily queries the context of people, project, resources, events. And in this way, the enStratus framework offers the world a new and powerful tool through which to understand and managie the entire technology portfolio. For the first time, Corporate America has the means to track the lifecycle &nbsp;of even the smallest project along the entire arc of its lifecycle. I don’t think I’ve stated this clearly enough, given how important I thinks this is, so I’m going to try again.</span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">As innovation by small teams seems to lead to more beneficial outcomes, enStratus becomes a perspective business can use to understand innovation and to how to stimulate rather than crush it under the latency of bureaucracy. This bottom-up, organic perspective could lead to insights as to what a firm's actual technology portfolio that naturally associates people, projects, costs, and application releases, and yes, return-on-investment and business value and other presently unknown characteristics of the enterprise. I don't know how to begin to qualify the value of a tool for applying such technology, but it is giant. And this last aspect of the model warrants further discussion. Part of the management and governance capabilities of enStratus that may not be readily perceived by those outside of corporate technology managers, is that enStratus provides the layer that abstracts interfaces to third generation build and deployment services such as Puppet and Chef. Through this abstraction enStratus monitors, tracks, governs, and manages the continuous deployment of applications and "infrastructure-as-code."<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">The second perhaps non-obvious area where I think Data Visualization and the analysis of the data underscores a key opportunity for companies adopting enStratus, is that enStratus provides a platform on which to define and manage workloads to a service level while also managing which Clouds and regions where a given workload can run. This kind of capability suggests a Phase II hidden opportunity emerging from enStratus's positioning strategy and enterprise focus.The non-obvious opportunity lies not in this fundamental management and governance capabilities, or the fact that enStratus is very well positioned in the enterprise market. This non-obvious opportunity lies in that part of the management solution that involves monitoring Cloud services, and also accounting for costs.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></div><div style="background: white;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">Monitoring and managing virtual machines and storage for thousands of enterprises across multiple clouds means that enStratus holds empirical data describing in detail metrics which describe as a commodity, the value of a given Clouds services compared to all other clouds. So in this way, enStratus describes and holds point-in-time market data for the global cloud market. As the market matures, a very real and global spot market emerges for Cloud services. This capability will in turn drive firms to require a vehicle through which to participate in the Cloud Economy. enStratus will serve as such a vehicle for the enterprise, and provide the abstraction, meta data, and automation through which to participate and through which to take delivery of Cloud Services.</span><br /> <span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span><br /> <span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">In other words, a service like enStratus provides the abstraction and services required to Broker Cloud Services. And in this way enStratus is positioned to enable arbitrage, swaps, futures, and all manner of trading to be performed with respect to Cloud Resources. This level of efficiency will continue to drive Cloud innovation and competition, while services like enStratus grow to a critical mass, or Network Size that becomes difficult to displace, and extremely profitable in the way that enabling, orchestrating, brokering and managing a multi-trillion dollar Cloud marketplace seems like it might be profitable.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /> </div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/5174493460644145951-2090386263920267902?l=blog.bronzedrum.com' alt='' /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OfCloudsAndContainerShips/~4/yQ5eoklqtsU" height="1" width="1"/><p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2051664" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 02:45:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2051664 Cloud Computing: The Testing and Development Environment http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112968 “Our vision is to accelerate application time-to-market. There has been a lot of advancement on the cloud computing side in the past few years so you can provision service in a matter of minutes, but there has not been a whole lot of advancement on the application side,” states John Yung, CEO at Appcara, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112968" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2012 16:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112968 Cloud API Management http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112909 “There’s been a real trend toward companies opening up their businesses via API so they can eventually extend their brand or reach a new set of customers, and we have a management solution that enables them to do that,” notes Jim Mackay, SVP Business Development at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112909" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2012 13:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112909 Moving Big Data In and Out of the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112950 “We specialize in Big Data WAN optimization – we get big stuff in and out of the cloud for mission-critical applications. For Big Data, the challenge is efficiency and speed, especially with all the power we get in cloud computing,” states Bhavik Vyas, Director of Cloud Services & Partnerships at Aspera, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112950" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2012 10:45:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112950 Delivering Multi-Cloud Deployments http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112902 “We are truly delivering on this promise of the ability to deliver multi-cloud deployments. We are going through a massive and tectonic shift in the ways companies buy, pay, and consume IT resources so it’s not a change that happens quickly,” notes Uri Budnik, ISV Partner Program Evangelist at RightScale, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112902" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:15:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112902 Migrating to the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112892 “We solve the problem of migration to the cloud, whether you’re going to a public cloud or a private cloud – we’re like the moving company for the cloud industry – we capture existing server images and migrate them for you,” notes Lawrence Guillory, CEO at Racemi, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112892" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112892 Scalability in the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112813 “We provide a private server environment, a host cloud server, for private Infrastructure as a Service for small and medium-sized businesses, and we offer a month-to-month contract,” explains Terry Hines, President of NovaTech Services, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112813" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112813 Managing Test Environments http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112838 “Today things are being distributed, they’re getting parsed out everywhere on the cloud, everywhere in that virtual space, and you still need to test it – that’s where Parasoft comes in,” explains Wayne Ariola, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Parasoft, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112838" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112838 The Power of Cloud Computing http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112564 “I think cloud computing is a global phenomenon. There are two sets of users that benefit from the cloud – users from the developed countries and users from the developing countries, the ‘Next Eleven’,” explains Winston Damarillo, CEO at Morphlabs, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112564" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 08:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112564 The Secure Public Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112469 “We are a purpose-built security network. We’ve created a secure public cloud that makes private cloud completely obsolete,” states Mike Shaughnessy, Director of Sales at FireHost, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112469" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 07:45:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112469 Powering the Cloud with Open Source http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112352 “CloudStack grew out of Cloud.com. It’s an open source product, and as the product gains maturity and gains market share we have started to see real contribution coming back,” observes Shannon Williams, President and Vice President, Market Development, Cloud Platforms at Citrix Systems, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112352" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 07:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112352 What’s Next for Business Intelligence in the Cloud? http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112436 “Our architecture is more of a cloud model, not a SaaS model. We are giving our end users or clients completely independent memory space and databases for each of their accounts and that’s only possible because of the cloud,” notes Guatam Goswami, Sr. Director & General Manager, BIRT onDemand Smart SaaS at Actuate, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112436" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:45:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112436 Increasing Productivity with Cloud Computing http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112385 “Cloud allows you to increase your revenue. It allows continuous and guaranteed uptimes, a faster time to the marketplace, enhanced mobility, and just an overall competitive stance in the marketplace,” states Dina Rosenberg, Director, Hosted Solutions at Broadview Networks, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112385" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112385 Vyatta to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2012 New York http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111864 SYS-CON Events announced today that Vyatta, the leader in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, will exhibit at 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. Vyatta is bringing next generation networking to the datacenter. As the only vendor delivering complete network isolation, inspection, and intelligence as a software solution, Vyatta is eliminating the need for proprietary physical hardware and enabling complete network control to be delivered within the server environment. This unique approach to treating the network as an application simplifies the migration of applications to the cloud and addresses the number one CIO concern of security at the hypervisor layer. As datacenters become agile and elastic repositories for all enterprise applications and data, Vyatta is leading the way in adapting the network to this new paradigm.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111864" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 05:30:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111864 Building the Cloud from the Ground Up http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112491 “Hexagrid is a software company that enables cloud. We have that fabric that builds the cloud from the ground up and people are moving to the cloud, are wanting that functionality,” states Joseph Seibel, CFA, CFO & VP of Strategic Development at Hexagrid, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112491" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 05:15:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112491 A Model-Based Approach to Cloud Computing http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112514 “We enable service providers to offer their customers cloud services with service levels, an Infrastructure as a Service solution that adds value to what exists today by taking into account the network awareness and network control,” explains Pascale Vicatt-Blanc, CEO of Lyatiss, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112514" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 04:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112514 The Open Public Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111904 “We just launched our open public cloud, an open stack-based cloud offering with on-demand provisioning and enterprise compute capability, and it pairs nicely with our existing VMware offering,” notes Adam Weissmuller, Director of Product Management at Internap, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111904" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 06:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111904 The Mainstream Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111946 “We are clearly at a transition point in the cloud industry right now. In the last 12 months we’ve been moving from the early adopters – the most obvious use cases for cloud services – into more mainstream adoption,” notes Warren Heffelfinger, CEO of GoGrid, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111946" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 06:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111946 Securing the Cloud Server Firewall http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111980 “We’ve made managing cloud server firewalls easy and automated, making security as elastic as the infrastructure in the cloud,” states David Meizlik, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Dome9 Security, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world. The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conferences and exhibitions in New York City, June 11–14, 2012, and in Santa Clara, CA, November 5–8, 2012.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 05:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111980 Creating a Personal Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112020 “We’ve created a virtual filesystem – we’ve allowed you to store and create your own personal cloud and we’ve created it with a simple key that unlocks access to your files and information,” states David Roller, Co-founder of Cloud Keystone, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 05:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2112020 Monetizing the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111842 “We are playing in the monetization space, enabling folks to take either a cloud application, infrastructure as a service, platform as service and monetize that,” states Curt Raffi, SaaS Product Marketing Director at Metanga, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111842" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:59:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2111842 Data Center Automation in the Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110703 “We’re one of the few companies out there that is helping customers federate multiple clouds together so they can manage all of their servers through a single web browser,” notes Nand Mulchandani, CEO and Co-Founder of ScaleXtreme, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110703" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:45:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110703 The Separation of Compute and IO http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110785 “NextIO was built to become the next thing in IO – we set out to simplify server IO and cloud needs a very simple and dynamically reassignable IO,” states K.C. Murphy, Co-Founder CEO at NextIO, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110785" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:15:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110785 OCZ Technology to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2012 New York http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110638 SYS-CON Events announced today that OCZ Technology, a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, will exhibit at 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. OCZ Technology Group, Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high performance and reliable Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and premium computer components. OCZ has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the enterprise and consumer SSD markets, a technology that competes with traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, generate less heat and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise-class power management products as well as leading-edge computer gaming solutions. <p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110638" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 10:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110638 Real-World Cloud Computing http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110813 “We have cloud automation software and provision the end-to-end infrastructure. We can take your existing infrastructure and convert that into a cloud environment,” explains Garima Thockchom, VP Marketing at Gale Technologies, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. <p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110813" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 24 Dec 2011 15:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110813 A Developer-Friendly Cloud http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110758 “Our intent is to bring a software package to the market that will help customers stand up their own public or private cloud with a lot of the features and functionality that you would expect from a very elastic and self-service infrastructure,” states Reza Malekzadeh, Vice President of Marketing at Nimbula, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Cloud Expo, held Nov 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo New York, June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.<p><a href="http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110758" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:00:00 EST http://cloudexpo-europe.com/node/2110758