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Cisco, EMC, VMware in Cloud Venture

Where EMC's Atmos cloud widgetry may or may not fit in the grand scheme of things is unclear

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Sometime before 4:30 Wednesday afternoon New York time Cisco and EMC, two companies that are already tight and were expected to get tighter, are supposed to announce a joint venture to sell a cloud or cloud products called vBlock.

VMware's involved because virtualization is relatively standard cloud fare, it's majority owned by EMC and it's already Cisco's BFF but its level of participation in the venture is unclear despite all the whispering going on. It could be a full member.

Based on broad hints from the companies, the Wall Street Journal got wind of the joint venture in September and said it was code named Alpine.

Now published reports out of Dow Jones and Reuters are saying that the infrastructure-as-a-service venture will have its own CEO - as all good little joint ventures do - and peddle both hosted services and private clouds created out of Cisco's Unified Computing Systems (UCS) and networking, EMC's storage and VMware's virtualization to large accounts.

According to what one unnamed source told Reuters, "You can buy it from them as a service then eventually transition it to your own data center."

The venture will reportedly also provide maintenance and support.

It is supposed to advance Cisco's fortunes in the data center against IBM and HP, both of which are ticked off at Cisco's temerity in daring to try to break into servers - and neither is likely to be any happier with this alliance. Their only consolation may be that Cisco's boxes don't appear to have gotten a ringing endorsement from users - at least not yet.

Where EMC's Atmos cloud widgetry may or may not fit in the grand scheme of things is unclear.

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SYS-CON Events announced today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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Now held three times a year -- in New York, Prague, and Santa Clara -- the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. The event is co-located with our 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.

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Cloud Computing Expo 2009 West keynotes, November 2-3, 2009, in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, will be delivered by Richard Marcello, Unisys President of Systems & Technology; Shelton Shugar, Yahoo! SVP Cloud Computing; and Richard Sarwal, Oracle VP of Development for Enterprise Manager.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors of the 4th Cloud Computing Expo
Sponsors and exhibitors of the upcoming 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 2-4, 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA) represent the leading technology providers of the Cloud Computing revolution, including:

Oracle (www.oracle.com / platinum sponsor)
Unisys (www.unisys.com / platinum sponsor)
Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com / platinum sponsor)
Adaptivity (www.adaptivity.com / gold sponsor)
Bycast (www.bycast.com / gold sponsor)
EMC (www.emc.com / gold sponsor)
Intel (www.intel.com / gold sponsor)
3Tera (www.3tera.com / silver sponsor)
Akamai (www.akamai.com / silver sponsor)
AppZero (www.appzero.com / silver sponsor)
Rackspace Cloud (www.rackspacecloud.com / silver sponsor)
CloudTest SOASTA (www.soasta.com / silver sponsor)
Objectivity (www.objectivity.com / silver sponsor)
Rhomobile (www.rhomobile.com / silver sponsor)
Stoneware (www.stone-ware.com / silver sponsor)
Sybase (www.sybase.com / silver sponsor)
CSS Corp (www.csscorp.com / bronze sponsor)
ExactTarget (www.exacttarget.com / bronze sponsor)
New Relic (www.newrelic.com / bronze sponsor)
ParaScale (www.parascale.com / bronze sponsor)
PerspecSys (www.perspecsys.com / bronze sponsor)
The Planet (www.theplanet.com / bronze sponsor)
RightScale (www.rightscale.com / bronze sponsor)
Switch and Data (www.switchanddata.com / bronze sponsor)
Vizioncore (www.vizioncore.com / bronze sponsor)
CloudSwitch (www.cloudswitch.com / bronze sponsor)
Tranxition (www.tranxition.com / bronze sponsor)
Altor Networks (www.altornetworks.com / exhibitor)
Dasher Technologies (www.dashertechnologies.com / exhibitor)
GoGrid (www.gogrid.com / exhibitor)
HP (www.hp.com / exhibitor)
Hubspan (www.hubspan.com / exhibitor)
IBM (www.ibm.com / exhibitor)
LSI (www.lsi.com / exhibitor)
M/Gateway (www.mgateway.com/ewd.htm / exhibitor)
NeoAccel (www.neoaccel.com / exhibitor)
Neustar (www.neustar.biz / exhibitor)
OpSource (www.opsource.net / exhibitor)
Ulitzer (www.ulitzer.com / new media sponsor)
Cloud Computing Journal (www.CloudComputingJournal.com)
SYS-CON.TV (www.sys-con.tv / media sponsor)
Zetta (www.zetta.net / exhibitor)

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, by phone 201 802 3021.

SYS-CON's International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held each year in California, New York and Prague is the leading event covering the fast-emerging Cloud Computing market for Enterprise IT professionals. Co-located with the International Virtualization Conference & Expo, the combined event delivers the #1 i-technology educational and networking opportunity of the year for those seeking to establish a market lead anywhere in the multiple layers of the Cloud Computing ecosystem.

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