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At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes. Register Today and SAVE ▸ Here Speaking Opportunities ▸ Here Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ▸ Here Silicon Valley Faculty ▸ Here Silicon Valley Schedule ▸ Here CloudEXPO Has Been the M&A Capital For Cloud Companies CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which cam... (more)

CloudEXPO New York Recap | @CloudEXPO @Hostway #Cloud #CIO #Serverless #DataCenter #Blockchain #SmartCities

Read the original blog post Here Our team had the pleasure of attending CloudEXPO this year, a conference focused on cloud technology, security, and trends. Our CEO, Emil Sayegh, presented a breakaway session titled Economics of the Cloud: Don't Aim for the Sky on Everything. During this session, Emil covered the current cost challenges related to public cloud and how a hybrid approach enables organizations to decrease their IT spend and increase business agility. Emil wasn't alone in offering up helpful insights-there were several outstanding presentations given throughout the conference. Here, we've highlighted some of our key takeaways from these exceptional discussions. Takeaway #1: Focus on Economics During his session (view the slides here), Emil stressed the importance of building a careful strategy before rushing into the cloud to avoid overspending. With or... (more)

Cloud Expo Day Four: Still Very Cloudy in New York

The economics of the cloud, the rise of the mobile workforce and the consumerization of IT are making the transformation to the cloud a foregone conclusion within enterprise IT. But not every company, organization or government agency is necessarily keeping up. Is yours? Whether your company is seeking to play at the SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS level of the Cloud Computing ecosystem, the surest way to get yourself and your company fully "Cloud-ready" is by attending Cloud Expo New York – being held this week, June 6 - 9, 2011, at The Javits Center In New York City. A representative sampler (only) of this week''s technical program, which is now in its fourth day, is included below. The full schedule for the entire four days is here. Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC Getting Ready for Cloud Expo 2011 New York Cloud Expo offers a non-stop 4-day technical program with 175+ ... (more)

Blockchain Keynote @ExpoDX | #IoT #IIoT #FinTech #Bitcoin #Ethereum #Blockchain #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

Introduction to Blockchain In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination - the Blockchain. Speaker Bio Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a multi-faceted approach of strategy and enterprise business development. Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and Unive... (more)

rPath Founder & CEO to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the memory, compute, and storage resources managed by the appliance provider and the complete software stack managed by the end user. Virtual appliances also allow a simple transition from internal virtualization clusters to outsourced providers, enabling capacity spikes to be handled. This session will showcase the tremendous flexibility, scalability, and financial savings that result from leveraging virtual appliances and cloud computing. Billy Marshall, CEO and founder of rPath will present a real life case study on KnowledgeTree, a document management provider, to examine the implementa... (more)

Achieving the Full Promise of the Cloud

As the cloud market explodes, a distinct chasm has become apparent between the operation of infrastructure and applications. Sharing, isolation and load balancing issues in the network, combined with high density virtualization in compute and storage resources, can adversely impact the performance of applications running across the network, frustrating application developers and end users alike. Enter application defined networking (ADN), which offers great business value for cloud users. A complement to software defined networking (SDN), ADN enables applications to directly control and adapt their networking for optimal performance across both public and private clouds, without compromising on portability or security. With ADN solutions, developers and administrators can automatically instrument, analyze and reconfigure the virtual network of resources to ensure t... (more)

Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing

Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem - now expanded to a list of 250 and growing daily thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account (@jg21) and a very kind mention by ReadWriteWeb - there have been suggestions that another prism through which to view cloud computing might be that of people rather than companies. Now Michael Sheehan has encouraged me to Just Do It, so let me get started...as per the previous Top Cloud Players list, this list will a work-in-progress and is totally porous, so don't hesitate to ping or tweet me if there are folks I have missed. In particular if you are a journalist whose "beat" is Cloud Computing, please let's be hearing from you, and we can maybe widen this list from Cloud Bloggers to Cloud Commentators. For now though let's get started. In alphabetical order - to av... (more)

Virtualization and Cloud Pumping

Cloud Pumping Rumor has it that Salesforce.com, that CRM paean to cloud computing, is going to start selling Gmail and Google Docs integrated into its system. The pair cut a deal nine months ago for Saleforce to include Adwords in its applications. Albany Better Be Better for Microsoft than for Eliot Spitzer Microsoft has a project code named Albany that IDG News Service thinks is its answer to Google Docs and Google Apps and describes as a combination of some version of Office, Office Live Workspaces hosted services, Windows Live OneCare and Windows Live services like maybe hosted e-mail, search and photo-sharing that will eventually be pushed into the retail channel. Albany is reportedly going out to beta testers under NDA. Dell To Go Cheap Dell has been telling people that it’s going into the very cheap, very small laptop business like Asustek’s Eee... (more)

"OK, Boys, Cloud Computing Is the Plan" - Steve Ballmer

With Microsoft mandarin Kevin Johnson bolting to Jupiter, leaving Microsoft to lick its wounds over Yahoo and reorganize, CEO Steve Ballmer sent out an all-hands e-mail to Microsoft folk encapsulating the message he delivered to financial analysts gathering in Redmond Thursday. Ballmer highlighted software-plus-service, associating it with a “platform in the cloud and delivering applications across PCs, phones, TVs, and other devices, at work and in the home” (Microsoft’s Mesh widgetry) and promised “more about our cloud platform initiatives and the next versions of our Live and Online technologies” at the company’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) at the end of October. He promised a “campaign to address any lingering doubts our customers may have about Windows Vista” and emphasized Microsoft’s Adobe-competitive Silverlight technology and the need to create r... (more)

Government IT Expo: eGov and Open Standards

When President Obama appointed his new federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, last week, Kundra announced ambitious plans to "democratize" federal government data by making it accessible in open formats and in data feeds. His plan calls for the creation of a single point of access to all public federal information. The idea is to enable the data to be accessed by developers whose applications will open up federal data to the sunlight of millions of citizens by encouraging them to scrutinize how the Recovery Act's dollars will be spent. As chief technology officer for the District of Columbia, Kundra raised the bar by making government data more readily accessible to its residents, leveraging pre-existing Web 2.0 technologies like Facebook and YouTube. Federal agencies are now banding together to plan for how they are going to provide this information in an open, standardized ma... (more)

Small Clouds Matter: Privacy vs Cloud Computing

A few years ago we were talking about grid computing and Web 2.0 services. Today we talk about Cloud Computing as an evolution of those terms applied to the new technologies usually based on working through a Web browser and the Internet. New books, newspapers, and magazines pushing us to the Cloud and its applications appear every day. However, there's a privacy concern in sending our documents to someone else's. This concern was raised - among others - by the Free Software Foundation and its founder, Richard Stallman: If we send our private documents, music, pictures, and videos to big company servers, we can lose control over them. And what's worse, we're giving control over our digital lives to what will probably be the next giant monopoly in technology. If we're a home user, this probably won't be a problem. We're already on social networks and Web services th... (more)

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Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
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At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes.