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SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

WebRTC Update: HD Has Rolled Out To Hangouts

Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit On Saturday, Justin Uberti, Tech Lead, Google Real-Time Communications, tweeted: "HD Hangouts are live, brought to you by the VP8 codec! Another awesome launch by the team. All you need is a recent computer (4 or more cores) and a HD camera (I recommend the Logitech C910)." Chee Chew on Aug 28, 2013 shared the following update: Hangout Face to Face to Face in HD Connect with friends and family in high res with HD hangouts! We are rolling HD out to hangouts on air initially, then to all desktop hangout video calls over the next few weeks. HD hangouts require an HD-capable webcam, more bandwidth and more processing power than standard definition. So if your computer and network are capable, turn the quality up to HD! ... (more)

Installing OpenStack Keystone (Identity) Service | Part 1

Following my high level description of OpenStack, I now delve in the install of OpenStack This post is a manual install of OpenStack on Centos. Although the steps are detailed here:  http://docs.openstack.org/folsom/openstack-compute/install/yum/content/ my experience was that the output of each command results in text strings that are required in subsequent commands. Thus I have colour coded each text string output so that the text can be accurately used in subsequent commands. (This is post one of five; posts  two, three, four and five to follow will detail the install of the Compute (NOVA), Network (Quantum), Storage (Swift) services and the Dashboard) Prerequisites #yum install ntp OpenStack keystone install Execute the following: #yum install openstack-utils openstack-keystone python-keystoneclient #yum install mysql mysql-server MySQL-python #yum install op... (more)

WebRTC Summit Speaker Submissions Open

Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Produced and presented by SYS-CON Media and WebRTC Journal, "WebRTC Fundamentals Summit" will take place November 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. The distinguished lineup of expert speakers at the inaugural WebRTC Fundamentals Summit will look at questions such as: WebRTC for telcos - is there a real business opportunity? Is Skype a WebRTC Killer, or is WebRTC a Skype killer? Peer-to-peer use of WebRTC RTCPeerConnection Integrating WebRTC with Web Audio The Voice-Enabled Web P2P communication in the browser The monetization of WebRTC Call for Papers Open through Friday, October 11, 2013: Call for Papers for the WebRTC Fundamentals Summit will be open through October 11, 2013. If you are an WevRTC speaker and would like to join WebRTC Fundamentals Summit faculty, please contact us via "contact organ... (more)

Ruby-on-Rails Apps Get Cloud Lift

Engine Yard, the Ruby-on-Rails doyen, is supposed to announce its Engine Yard Cloud platform today along with Flex, a cloud service plan for production-level Rails applications. The company says its Engine Yard Cloud leverages hundreds of man-years of experience in deploying, managing and scaling some of the world's biggest Rails sites and will put that know-how to work for businesses that want to run Rails on Amazon's EC2 public cloud. It automates the deployment and management of applications that fetch up to a million unique visitors a month. More and the company will advise shifting to its dedicated infrastructure. Unlike an infrastructure cloud, Engine Yard provides application-aware auto-scaling, auto-healing and monitoring and a highly optimized, pre-integrated Rails runtime stack. Engine Yard says the widgetry, which includes redundancy, fault tolerance, load... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo: Exclusive Q&A with Yahoo! SVP Cloud Computing

"Ultimately, we believe that advancement in cloud computing technology will be driven by open source initiatives where large communities of engineers can collaborate and develop new code for the new applications and demands posed by the cloud model," says Shelton Shugar, SVP Cloud Computing at Yahoo! - and upcoming Keynote Speaker at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Expo, in this Exclusive Q&A with Cloud Computing Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. Jeremy Geelan: What are the chief advantages of Cloud Computing from the point of view of Yahoo!’s customers worldwide? Shelton Shugar: Yahoo! has more than 500 million unique users per month across the world. Yahoo! Cloud services enable us to provide superior user experiences and deliver targeted content to our enormous audience. Examples include faster content access around the globe, real-time sports upda... (more)

Saas-Based Time and Cost Reductions in the Cloud

In the past four weeks I've discussed the benefits of cloud computing and its core components. My goal was to reveal the key value drivers of the cloud so you could better understand and evaluate ROI opportunities. I described two of the three core components of cloud computing,infrastructure and platform, each delivered as a service. But, in the end, your users will not work smarter or more efficiently because of either infrastructure or platforms (save software developers or IT staff); employees will be more effective because of the third core component, software delivered as a service. This component ultimately is what saves time, reduces costs and increases revenue. Like everything else in the cloud, software as a service (SaaS) is most commonly delivered in a Web browser and paid for based on usage; the more you use software, the more it tends to cost. However, ... (more)

Open-Xchange Announces Agreement with Dotster

NUREMBERG, Germany and VANCOUVER, Wash., November 11, 2009 – Open-Xchange, the leading provider of business-class open source collaboration software, announced today an agreement with Dotster, Inc., a leading full-service provider of essential resources for businesses and individuals to get online and grow online, to deploy Open-Xchange for its e-mail users. Dotster has established itself among the world's largest domain name registrars with more than 3 million domain holdings under management and servicing hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. By offering Open-Xchange e-mail and personal information management (PIM) as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Dotster enables its customers to work productively with the AJAX-based Open-Xchange anywhere they have access to a browser and an Internet connection. Open-Xchange enables synchronization with Microsoft Outlook, ... (more)

Cloud Expo Show Prospectus Reaches 10,000 IT Marketing Managers

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer SYS-CON Events (http://events.sys-con.com) announced today that the "show prospectus" for the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) is now shipping. 5th International Cloud Expo will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors participating in the conference. Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held five times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley, Europe, Japan, and Brazil. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals became part of Cloud Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and C... (more)

Adaptivity “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of Cloud Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Adaptivity's CEO Tony Bishop (http://tonybishop.ulitzer.com) will be offering major thought leadership on Day Two of the 3-day event in a Morning Keynote. Read Exclusive Cloud Computing Journal Q&A with Tony Bishop here. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. The three-day event will attract more than 5,000 delegates from 48 co... (more)

Cloud.com Adopts the OpenStack Object Storage Platform

Cloud.com, a provider of open source private and public cloud computing software, on Wednesday announced it is collaborating with leaders in open source and cloud computing on OpenStack, an open source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability in both the hosting industry and the enterprise. The initiative was launched by Rackspace and includes key technology contributions from NASA’s Nebula platform as well as broad industry support from leading technology companies such as Citrix. (see related release from July 19). As a founding member of the OpenStack initiative, Cloud.com has committed to engage with the community, collaborate on standards projects and contribute code that enhances the community efforts around cloud orchestration and management. In the short term, Cloud.com is planning to adopt the OpenS... (more)