At a pre-conference Meetup recently, one of the organizers waxed poetic about
how the cloud is changing how companies do business. His big example
was ZipCar, the car sharing company. His example was how Zipcar uses cloud
to deal with data.
But, I think he missed the bigger analogy there: how cloud is changing IT
the way Zip car forever changed car ownership.
Photo credit: Zipcar Mediaroom. What up, CFT headquarters in the background
Before Zipcar, a few large firms dominated the car buying market. If you
wanted a car you went to a dealership and negotiated a long term contract.
You took on the responsibility for owning, maintaining, and paying down the
costs for the life of your vehicle. Your car selection was also limited by
what the local dealership had on the lot that day. The cost to buy, own, and
maintain a car kept many people from having the mobility of a ca... (more)
AppZero, the fastest, most flexible way to move server applications,
announced on Wednesday its predictions for top Enterprise IT priorities as we
head into 2014. Based on its research and work within the industry, AppZero
declares modernization as the top priority for any Enterprise IT department
As Windows Server 2003 reaches end of support in July 2015, enterprises need
to move their applications onto a newer operating system, or find themselves
at risk with no patches or security updates. According to a recent survey
produced by AppZero, industry experts estimate that there a... (more)
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"We are now focusing our hybrid cloud platform on our public cloud, so we are
looking at launching a new performance servers specifically for public cloud
applications," explained Lisa Larson, VP of Enterprise Cloud Solutions for
Rackspace, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 13th International Cloud
Expo®, held Nov 4-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa
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Cloud Expo® 2014 New York, June 10-12, at the Javits Center in New York
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The relationship between enterprise IT and lines of business leadership has
not always been rosy. Sometimes IT holds the upper hand, and sometimes the
business does an end-run around IT to use new tools or processes. They might
even call it innovation.
Today, with the push toward big data and business intelligence (BI), a new
chasm is growing between enterprise IT groups and business units. But, in
this case, it could be disastrous because IT should be a big part of the big
The next BriefingsDirect discussion therefore examines how an ebb and flow
between IT cen... (more)
Mayfield, a global, early-stage venture capital firm, today announced a $6
million investment in 3D Robotics (“3DR”), the leading open unmanned
aerial vehicle (“UAV”) platform company founded by Chris Anderson, former
editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. The investment is part of 3DR’s $30
million Series B round announced in September, and it reflects Mayfield’s
belief in the maker movement going mainstream - as seen by the rise of
connected devices, 3D printing, and the worldwide expansion of the Maker
“3D Robotics is the poster child for how the Maker Movement is spawning... (more)
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"We’re here to remind people that the little thing called the Internet is something that you should be dealing with essentially, especially as you’re deploying an application and you have users who are trying to access it globally," observed Gary Ballabio, Product Line Director responsible for Akamai's Enterprise Cloud Solutions portfolio, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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"We are now focusing our hybrid cloud platform on our public cloud, so we are looking at launching a new performance servers specifically for public cloud applications," explained Lisa Larson, VP of Enterprise Cloud Solutions for Rackspace, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that CloudCow has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Established in 2011, CloudCow is an online publication dedicated to the next generation data center environment. It is recognized as one of the ...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that SecurityStockWatch.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SecurityStockWatch.com is the #1 security solutions portal for "Secure ID Solutions" and "Fraud Prevention Solutions." We invite y...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) has been named “Association Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 15th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®) provides financial industry technology professionals, vendors...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Axis Communications, the market leader in network video surveillance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Axis is the market leader in network video and a driving force behind the shift from analog to digital video surveillance, which enables a smarter, safer world. Axis offers network video solutions for professional installations featuring products an...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that AppZero, the fastest way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
AppZero, the fast, flexible way to move server applications can migrate your apps from an old OS to a newer one. Microsoft recommends AppZero Enterprise for application migration for a variety of applications from Windows Server 2003 to either Wind...
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There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Get a jump on that rapidly evolving trend at Big Data Expo 2014 New York, co-located with 14th Cloud Expo – being held June 10 - 12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
As advanced data storage, access and analytics technologies aimed at handling high-volume and/or fast moving data all move center stage, aided by the cloud computing boom, Big Data Expo is the single mos...
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Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the ...
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The 3rd International SDN Expo, co-located with 14th International Cloud Expo and 5th International Big Data Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies.
According to a recent report by Deloitte Consulting, firms using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) can save up to 50% on their ne...
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The Arlington, Virginia-based National Science Foundation has just released its "Report on Support for Cloud Computing" - in response to the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010, Section 524.
It is an absolute must-read for all concerned with current and future research projects in Cloud Computing.
"The volume of data we're generating now from machines pales in comparison to the volume of data we'll soon generate from our own bodies," says data security expert Dave Asprey. Writing in a Trend Micro blog, Asprey - who is one of the leaders in the emerging Quantified Self movement - explains his vision of a world in which personal biometrical data is shared via the cloud.
Cloud computing has caught the attention of business leaders around the world in every
industry because of its enormous transformative potential. Visionary companies know that
the value of the cloud is far greater than the current focus solely on technology and operating
costs: when combined with a collaborative approach to designing processes, cloud computing
will change how we do business.
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 2013 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 12th Cloud Expo, June 10-13, 2013, at the Javits Center, New York, NY.
Did you know that ninety percent of the data in the world has been created in the last two years? Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion (or 2.518) bytes of data, according to IBM.
As corporations across all industries globally are struggling with how to retain, aggregate and analyze this mounting volume of what the industry refers to as Big Data, it also provides a unique opportunity for innovative startups that recognize the business prospects Big Data presents. Big Data is not just unlocking new information but new sources of economic and business value.
Interactivity is driving Big Data, with people and machines both consuming and creating it. Digital companies focused on becoming good at aggregating and analyzing the data created by the end users of their product, who then provide their customers with solid insights taken from that data are at a distinct competitive advantage over others in the marketplace.
Industry-specific clouds are those PaaS, IaaS, and PaaS services that are tailored for a specific vertical, such as transportation, retail, finance, and health care. IDC sees a $65 billion market in these industry solutions for 2013, rising to $100 billion in 2016.
The value of industry-specific clouds is that businesses within a vertical can connect to applications, processes, and databases that are pre-defined for that vertical within a public or private cloud. They can extend processes and databases into the business domain, versus defining the data and processes within a generic cloud-based platform.
So, are industry specific clouds right for your business? What options are out there? How do you figure out the ROI?
SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10-13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York.
Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 205,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company, is featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and is included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the "2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting." Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world.
10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem.
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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.
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.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dell Inc. has been named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10-13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York.
For more than 28 years, Dell has empowered countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust Dell to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they're at home, work, school or anywhere in their world. Learn more about Dell's story, purpose and people behind its customer-centric approach.
One of the most compelling promises of the cloud is that you can pull out a credit card and be working in minutes. No purchase orders to fill out, no equipment to wait for on the loading dock. Just instant access to the resources you need, when you need them. But accessibility comes at a price, and an unintentional consequence may be that you create yet another orphaned identity silo. Enterprise IT has spent years consolidating its mishmash of directories, only to discover that cloud now threatens to turn back their hard-won victories.
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Scott Morrison, CTO and Chief Architect at Layer 7 Technologies, will look at strategies to incorporate identity into cloud applications. Enterprise identity or social login can both be a part of your go-to-cloud strategy, but you must plan for this upfront, rather than try to retrofit identity and access control at a later date.
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