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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)

Virtualization Journal Editor to Present at Cloud Computing Expo

David Linthicum, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal, will be presenting at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Linthicum, an internationally known technology expert and a sought-after consultant, speaker and writer, will be giving a not-to-be-missed session on "Winning with Cloud Computing" - a candid and hype-less look what it takes to be successful with cloud computing within the traditional enterprise. "Those that think that cloud computing is quick and easy to implement have not yet begun a migration to the cloud," says Linthicum, adding: "There is much to think about, including the business case for migrating core business processes and information to cloud computing providers, and the process to get there without disrupting the business. Indeed, there's muc... (more)

The New York Times to Present at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! The NYTimes.com has been migrating many new applications and platforms onto Amazon's EC2 infrastructure. By moving toward a service-oriented approach to communication between platforms and systems, they have been able to accelerate this migration process. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Paul Robbins, Software Manager from NYTimes.com, will cover the hurdles of moving to a service-based approach and will discuss how this reduces many other infrastructure concerns and provides flexibility when determining a server environment. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Paul Robbins is a Software Manager from NYTimes.com focusing on front-end applications, specially on the cloud. As a software engineer, he helped move NYTimes.com to a service-oriented approach to platform communic... (more)

Two Views of Virtualization: Does It Mean the End of the OS?

Scott Lowe's Blog There appear to be basically two views on how virtualization will affect the future development of operating systems and computing environments in the personal computing space. One camp believes that virtualization functionality will be present within the operating system. The other camp believes it will be outside the operating system, perhaps in the form of a hypervisor or thin virtualization layer that resides “below” the OS and governs access to hardware. There appear to be basically two views on how virtualization will affect the future development of operating systems and computing environments in the personal computing space. One camp believes that virtualization functionality will be present within the operating system. Whether that virtualization functionality comes bundled with the operating system or is a third-party add-on to the operat... (more)

12 Signs that Your Company is Already in the Cloud

Craig Balding's Cloud Security Blog What are the telltale signs that your company is already Computing in the Cloud? Is it when the CIO makes a big announcement at the monthly IT meeting? Is it when the IT newsletter drops a reference to pilot testing of some ‘web based’ software? Or, is it when the secretary whips out the boss’s Corporate Credit Card and signs up to a Cloud Service? Here are 12 indicators that your company is *already* part of the Cloud: Your internal helpdesk reports fewer password resets. Finance contacts you to confirm all the DVD readers are disabled - they are puzzled by the number of recurring credit card charges for Amazon (are the secretaries spreading out their orders for “Lost” DVDs again?). You are asked to authorise a network change ticket that modifies the LAN routing policy. All traffic will be sent directly to the Internet proxy (for pe... (more)

President & CTO of 3tera Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

The 3tera Blog Months ago, 3tera unveiled our Cloudware architecture. But rather than try to convince the world that there is only a single architecture that works and ours is it, we emphasized that Cloud architectures need to be open. Not only need they interoperate with all sorts of hardware and software as virtual appliances, they need to interoperate with other Clouds and Cloud components as well. Now, of course, the two undisputed leaders in virtualization, VMWare and Citrix/Xen, have both announced suites of products in support of Cloud Computing - vCloud and Citrix Cloud Center (C3), respectively. Undoubtedly, Microsoft and Red Hat and more will follow. The anticipation that drove our Cloudware architecture is proving spot on. There will be multiple global Clouds, they will not all be the same, and the ones that will get the brass rings will be the ones that ... (more)

EMC Buys SourceLabs Pieces for its Cloud Infrastructure

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 For reasons it won't explain EMC has bought some of the assets of SourceLabs - what exactly it won't say - and hired some of its people - who exactly it won't comment on - for its opaque Cloud Infrastructure Business. That's the unit that'll be run by Harel Kodesh, the ex-Microsoft veteran EMC just hired a couple of weeks ago out of Amdocs, the telecom billing, CRM and order management ISV and outsourcer. SourceLabs, which had Microsoft connections despite its open source bent, continues to operate as a standalone business, EMC said. However, SourceLabs CEO Byron Sebastian and its chief architect Will Pugh will apparently be joining EMC. What remains will still have SWiK.net, the open source project dedicated to documenting open source software, although a published report had the company trying to sell that too ... (more)

Cloud.com Domain Name To Be Auctioned at Cloud Expo Europe

SYS-CON Events announced today that the domain name Cloud.com will be auctioned during the upcoming Cloud Expo Europe, May 18-19, in Prague, Czech Republic. The Conference Will Be Exclusively Sponsored by Four Leading Cloud Technology Providers The upcoming Cloud Expo Europe (www.cloudexpo-europe.com) sponsorship opportunities will be limited to four companies. More information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities for all SYS-CON events can be obtained by email events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021 or 201 802 3020. Cloud Computing Expo New York (March 30 - April 1) attracted record participation Cloud Computing Expo New York (March 30 - April 1, 2009) Sold Out With Record Participation 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, colocated with 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo presented the most distinguished faculty of spea... (more)

Humanless Computing

I wanted to do a quick post before I take off for the next couple weeks. I'll be at my cottage next week and in Venice Italy the following week speaking at a private business summit at a monastery in the heart of the city. Rough life, I know. As part of this gig they even agreed to fly out my wife and 7 month old son. A few random thoughts before I leave. As we move more towards autonomic computing future, I think the greater test of a efficient fault tolerant infrastructure will be to measure the human factor in it's management or possibly the lack of it. I know that some may not like a future where computers and infrastructure no longer need humans to manage it, but the reality is we as human operators are the biggest single limiting factor when it comes to computing. So while I'm away, ponder this. The next big thing in computing may very well be humanless comput... (more)

Adaptivity Chairman and CEO Launches His Cloud Computing Blog on Ulitzer

Adaptivity Chairman and CEO Tony Bishop launched today his Cloud Computing Blog on Ulitzer, Tony is the Founder and CEO of Adaptivity. As Chairman and CEO, Tony leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for our key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure. Tony and our team have been recognized by the industry with awards from InfoWorld, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Waters, and Wall Street & Technology, amo... (more)

Study Says Economics Not A Driving Factor in Cloud Computing Adoption

Paul Miller, who pens Cloud of Data, had an interesting perspective during a chat this week on what effect infrastructure upgrade cycles might have on cloud computing adoption. Paul postulated that as these servers fail and organizations have to make the decision to replace or not replace them that cloud computing becomes a more viable option. That seems a reasonable assumption, especially if the primary reason organizations are evaluating cloud computing is driven by a desire to reduce costs. But in a recent post Paul posits this might not be the case, citing a recent ongoing study from Avanade in which C-level executives were asked, among other questions, how the economic climate effected their decisions regarding cloud. Interestingly “only 13% suggesting it had ‘helped’ adoption plans and 58% reporting ‘no effect.’” In my conversations with Nick Carr and others,... (more)

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