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)
After OpenStack was announced at OSCON in the summer of 2010, the degree of
momentum behind this new open source platform has been nothing short of
spectacular. Startups and enterprises alike have placed their strategic bets
to monetize the OpenStack wave in various ways. As an ecosystem insider and
one of the founding sponsors of the OpenStack Foundation, I wanted to offer
my views on how various organizations are looking to skin this cat.
I'd like to focus on three of the many efforts currently underway. These
three, in particular, happen to be the most vocal about their position and
represent three distinct strategy camps. They are Nebula with its OpenStack
appliance; Piston with its PentOS cloud operating system; and Dell's Crowbar,
an OpenStack installer.
While all these approaches appear radically different on the surface, all
three ultimately offer the same e... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Unisys, the leader in high-value
technology and business solutions to global enterprises, was named "Platinum
Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
(www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009,
Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California.
The event is expected to attract over 1,500 developers, engineers,
architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every
Unisys helps you secure your business operations so you can better focus on
opportunities. They create visibility throughout all layers of your
enterprise: exposing cause-and-effect relationships between strategy,
business processes, applications and infrastructure.
4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
At the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & E... (more)
“Unisys cloud computing strategy is based on providing industrial-strength
security and data protection,” said Rich Marcello, president, Unisys
Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions, as Unisys today unveiled at
the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA,
what it described as "the latest in a series of aggressive moves to expand
the full spectrum of secure cloud computing options available to enterprise
“Like our public cloud offering," said Marcello - referring to Unisys
Secure Cloud Solution, already launched earlier this year - "Unisys Secure
Private Cloud Solution goes a long way toward allaying the security concerns
of enterprises and their customers."
Marcello announced the Unisys Secure Private Cloud during his Opening Keynote
address at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo being held this week in Silicon
Valley, at... (more)
At pennies per virtual machine-hour, the economics of cloud computing are
both compelling and daunting to replicate. Whether you are building your own
cloud infrastructure, building a public cloud or choosing a cloud service,
there are key strategy and technology decisions that make the difference
between success and failure.
In his General Session next week at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York
[June 10-13, 2013], Intel VP & GM Jason Waxman will share industry best
practices for deploying cloud infrastructure that maximize the benefits of
cloud economics, agility and interoperability. Learn how Intel is working
with industry leaders to deliver open, secure and efficient cloud computing
based on optimized compute, networking, storage and software technology and
what are key tools and resources to help you achieve your cloud computing
Jason W... (more)
Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos (pictured below) continues to be a profound
analyst as well as industry executive, especially when he talks about beer
and cloud computing. He'll be speaking at the upcoming @CloudExpo in November
in Santa Clara.
We asked him a few questions about the state of cloud computing today, and
here's what he had to say:
Cloud Computing Journal: You've said public and private cloud are "two
dimensions of the same world." Are you in essence saying "all the world's a
Story: Marten Mickos Joins Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Faculty
CEO Marten Mickos taking questions from audience following his Cloud Expo
Silicon Valley 2013 presentation.
Marten Mickos: I am not saying that all the world is or will be hybrid. I am
saying that most application workloads will not know whether they run on
public or private clouds. The workload will see uniform API... (more)
Yahoo! is running the largest Hadoop clusters in the world, but what exactly
is the Yahoo! Distribution and why is Yahoo! sharing its investment in
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Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Software Development at Yahoo!, will be giving
a breakout session at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference
& Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com) in Santa Clara, CA, this coming
November 2 - 4, 2009, that answers those questions.
His session is entitled "Hadoop @ Yahoo! - Internet Scale Data Processing."
The session will cover major use-cases for Hadoop @ Yahoo!, explain how it
benefits the larger cloud ecosystem, and provide a glance into the exciting
plans moving forward around Hadoop and related open source technologies.
About the Speaker:
Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Soft... (more)
Many Cloud Computing pundits have predicted that the early adopters will be
largely comprised of small and mid-sized businesses.
Some new data from Forrester suggests that won't be the case.
According to Forrester's Frank E. Gillett in Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong
About Cloud IaaS, one out of four large companies plan to use an external
provider soon, or have already employed one. Furthermore, we learn that 33
per cent of large companies plan to use a service provider for
Infrastructure-as-a-Service, while just 24 per cent want to run their own
The question is why.
Why are large companies challenging convention and turning to external
Mezeo chaiman Gray Hall answers this question on the Cloud Storage Strategy
Back in May, ReadWriteWeb reported on a Motion put before legislators in the
Canadian city of Vancouver. Duly passed, the Motion commits the city to three
closely related ‘open’ agendas;
the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing
open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; the
City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new
applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with
commercial systems during procurement cycles; the City of Vancouver will
freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest
amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns.
Last week I spoke with David Eaves, a co-author of the Motion, both to
understand the city’s rationale, and to explore intentions for the third
area — Open Data — in a little more ... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information
technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that
promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud
computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and within our
But, remember, that clouds always appear to be within our grasp and bursting
clouds promise only one thing: rain!
As with all radical transitions, it takes time for the various pieces to fall
into place. Some of them are already in place; some of them have yet to be
considered. In this article, we will take a look at both and try to gauge
where we are today and what work still remains. In addition, we will try to
understand what this means to the various stakeholders involved.
So what is the cloud and who are the stakeholder... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s open source defector, whose imminent departure from
the company became widely known when Microsoft set up its own CodePlex open
source foundation a few weeks ago, has turned up at five-year-old cloud
start-up Sonoa Systems, where he will head product strategy and business
Sonoa, which has little open source exposure so far, does something called
ServiceNet, which is supposed to set security and scaling policies for
cloud-based services, acting as a proxy server between the service provider
and the consumer.
It says it provides the visibility, management and governance required to
make cloud services and APIs as robust, compliant and scalable as internal
It uses a network-router design that supports the high concurrency required
by the cloud with extremely low latency. The stuf... (more)