Welcome!

Cloud Expo Authors: Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Hovhannes Avoyan, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski

Related Topics: Red Hat, GovIT

Red Hat: Article

An A to Z of Cloud Computing in New York City

A round-up of the Cloud Computing themes & topics being discussed March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City

From Apache Hadoop and Google App Engine to Web-Scale Computing and real-world Web Services in action, a round-up of the Cloud Computing themes & topics being discussed March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City by the world-class speaker faculty at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo being held in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown Manhattan.

Apache Hadoop - What are the challenges of web-scale computing and what has Yahoo!'s approach been to addressing these issues? This is the principal question that will be answered in New York City by Ajay Anand, Director for Grid Computing at Yahoo! - in a session that will provide an overview of Apache Hadoop, an open source distributed computing platform that provides a scalable infrastructure that enables computation across thousands of nodes using over petabytes of storage.

App Engine Datastore - How is Google's App Engine Datastore designed, and how does that design enable scalability? What does that in turn mean for applications designers, particularly if they are coming from a background of relational databases? Google Developer Advocate Joe Gregorio will be giving a technical deep-dive session on the App Engine Datastore.

Application Design & Employment in the Cloud - What are the challenges and opportunities for application design and deployment in the Cloud? RightScale CTO Thorsten von Eicken is giving a session in New York in which he will discuss the evolving cloud landscape, the new issues it raises, and approaches and solutions that yield practical results for those considering leveraging the clouds today.

Cloud APIs and Resources - Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research at Salesforce.com will be giving a session in New York City examining the current state of play and recommending best practices for buyers, sellers and resellers of cloud APIs and resources.

Cloud Security - Security is consistently rated as a leading customer concern impeding the full scale adoption of Cloud Computing. At the same time, security is viewed as complicated and painful. Glenn Brunette, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect at Sun, is giving a session that will help to ease the pain by focusing on the key issues to be considered along with specific best practices for deployment. The session will showcase a number of security models for IaaS machine images based upon these best practices.

Cloud Providers - What are the generic requirements faced by those wishing to be internal or public cloud providers? Egenera VP Ken Oestreich will be examining how the leading compute cloud providers built their infrastructure management tools. His significant focus will be on how to approach managing the physical hardware infrastructure, networking and storage that underpins any native or virtual environment.

The Complementary Cloud - In cloud computing non-proprietary protocols and fully disclosed interfaces let service consumers assemble solutions from multiple service providers, using each in the areas where its distinctive technologies and high-leverage APIs offer maximum advantage in creating new value - or releasing it from current IT assets. Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research at Salesforce.com will be giving a session in New York City examining the current state of play and recommending best practices for buyers, sellers and resellers of cloud APIs and resources.

Enterprise-Level Security - Enterprises must quickly get up to speed on not only how to deploy clusters of servers to the cloud, but also to protect them with a security perimeter they control. Patrick Kerpan, CTO of CohesiveFT, will be giving a session outlining key considerations when evaluating virtual cloud solutions and exploring how companies can secure their assets in the cloud.

Forbes.com Case Study - see Real-Time Cloud Computing

From Licensing to SaaS - Kadient CEO Brian Zanghi is giving a session covering key lessons he learned when transforming a traditional enterprise software vendor into a SaaS company. Zanghi will present a set of guidelines that can help other software vendors considering adopting the SaaS model to improve their chances of success.

Government Cloud Computing - Cloud computing has captured the attention of many government IT decision makers. The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Information System Agency is, in fact, already fielding a cloud computing infrastructure. This session will review the opportunities and important trends in this market segment.

IaaS see Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service - Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice can be a complicated and expensive task, but it's essential in today's business landscape. The CTO of Amazon.com, Dr Werner Vogels, is giving the Opening Keynote in New York City. He will review some of the lessons learned from building one of the world's largest distributed systems - Amazon.com. The focus will be on one of the dominating factors in the scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness of the overall system - state management.

Machine Image Deployments - Security is consistently rated as a leading customer concern impeding the full scale adoption of Cloud Computing. At the same time, security is viewed as complicated and painful. Glenn Brunette, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect at Sun, is giving a session that will help to ease the pain by focusing on the key issues to be considered along with specific best practices for deployment. The session will showcase a number of security models for IaaS machine images based upon these best practices.

Multiple Clouds - How do you deploy an app across multiple clouds? RightScale CTO Thorsten von Eicken is giving a session in which he will discuss the evolving cloud landscape, the new issues it raises, and approaches and solutions that yield practical results for those considering leveraging the clouds today.

On-Demand IT - An enterprise using cloud computing as an IT infrastructure needs on-demand agility, so the size of the server provided by the cloud is easily changed, and should have no limits. The Founder, Chairman & CTO of 3Leaf Systems, Bob Quinn, will be giving a session addressing how networking infrastructure and servers are evolving to bring on demand IT to the cloud and to finally create the Dynamic Data Center.

Public & Private Clouds - In his Day Two keynote, Dr Kristof Kloeckner, IBM's CTO of Cloud Computing, will discuss the importance of dynamic infrastructures and service management for both public and private clouds, cloud service life cycles, and integration between public clouds and enterprise services.

Real-Time Cloud Computing - In a highly anticipated case study session the Creative Director for Forbes.com, Jeff Bauer, will discuss how Forbes.com is working with Xignite to leverage cloud computing and web services to provide real-time BATS Exchange stock quotes to readers of one of the world’s most highly trafficked financial websites.

Securing Your IT Assets in the Cloud - Enterprises must quickly get up to speed on not only how to deploy clusters of servers to the cloud, but also to protect them with a security perimeter they control. Patrick Kerpan, CTO of CohesiveFT, will be giving a session outlining key considerations when evaluating virtual cloud solutions and exploring how companies can secure their assets in the cloud.

Security Models for IaaS - Security is consistently rated as a leading customer concern impeding the full scale adoption of Cloud Computing. At the same time, security is viewed as complicated and painful. Glenn Brunette, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect at Sun, is giving a session that will help to ease the pain by focusing on the key issues to be considered along with specific best practices for deployment.

State Management - One of the dominating factors in the scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness of the overall system is state management. The CTO of Amazon.com, Dr Werner Vogels, is giving the Opening Keynote in New York City. He will review some of the lessons learned from building one of the world's largest distributed systems - Amazon.com - and his focus will be on state management.

U.S. Department of Defense - see Government Cloud Computing

Web-Scale Computing - What are the challenges of web-scale computing and what has Yahoo!'s approach been to addressing these issues? This is the principal question that will be answered in New York City by Ajay Anand, Director for Grid Computing at Yahoo! - in a session that will provide an overview of Apache Hadoop, an open source distributed computing platform that provides a scalable infrastructure that enables computation across thousands of nodes using over petabytes of storage.

Web Services and Cloud Computing - In a highly anticipated case study session the Creative Director for Forbes.com, Jeff Bauer, will discuss how Forbes.com is working with Xignite to leverage cloud computing and web services to provide real-time BATS Exchange stock quotes to readers of one of the world’s most highly trafficked financial websites.


Learn How to Leverage Cloud Computing and Virtualization in NYC This March
Cloud Computing and Virtualization both take center stage this March in New York City, as SYS-CON Events brings two of its most popular industry-leading Enterprise IT events to the Big Apple: 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo and 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.

Co-located at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, these events have the highest-energy Expo Floor of any comparable event, with more exhibitors, more attendees, and more Special Events like our industry Power Panels, our delegate prize drawings, and our attendee-generated Show Awards.

Register today for a Golden Pass
for full access to Cloud Computing Conference & Expo and Virtualization Conference & Expo. Access both events for the price of one.

Attend Full-Day Cloud Bootcamp FREE With Your "Expo Plus Bootcamp" Registration!
Cloud computing is an opportunity for business to implement low cost, low power and high efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But what's actually involved in moving to a cloud infrastructure? In this compelling one-day, hands-on training program, you'll learn just what it takes to take full advantage of the Cloud. Join fellow delegates as Alan Williamson, Editor-in-Chief of Cloud Computing Journal, uses his expertise to lead you through Cloud Computing Bootcamp on Tuesday March 31, 2009 with configuration samples, live demos and working setups.

Seats are limited to the first 500 attendees so Register Today for Cloud Computing Bootcamp to secure your spot!

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


Cloud Expo Latest Stories
With the explosion of the cloud, more businesses are transitioning to a recurring revenue model to generate reliable sales, grow profits, and open new markets. This opportunity requires businesses to get to market quickly with the pricing and packaging options customers want. In addition, you will want to take advantage of the ensuing tidal wave of data to more effectively upsell, cross-sell and manage your customers. All of this is possible, but only with the right approach. At 15th Cloud Expo, Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder at Aria Systems and the inventor of cloud billing panelists, will lead a panel discussion on what it takes to launch and manage a successful recurring revenue business. The panelists will offer their insights about what each department will need to consider, from financial management to line of business and IT. The panelists will also offer examples from their success in recurring revenue with companies such as Audi, Constant Contact, Experian, Pitney-Bowes, Teleko...
Planning scalable environments isn't terribly difficult, but it does require a change of perspective. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, will broaden your views to think on an Internet scale by dissecting a video publishing application built with The SoftLayer Platform, Message Queuing, Object Storage, and Drupal. By examining a scalable modular application build that can handle unpredictable traffic, attendees will able to grow your development arsenal and pick up a few strategies to apply to your own projects.
Come learn about what you need to consider when moving your data to the cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Skyla Loomis, a Program Director of Cloudant Development at Cloudant, will discuss the security, performance, and operational implications of keeping your data on premise, moving it to the cloud, or taking a hybrid approach. She will use real customer examples to illustrate the tradeoffs, key decision points, and how to be successful with a cloud or hybrid cloud solution.
The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions. Transitioning from initial deployment to large-scale, highly performant operations may not be as easy. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, will discuss the benefits, weaknesses, and performance characteristics of public and bare metal cloud deployments that can help you make the right decisions.
Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects – scalability and performance. While applying cloud computing environments to the EHR systems, a special consideration needs to be given to the cloud enablement of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), i.e., the largest single medical system in the United States.
Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization’s assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Derek Tumulak, Vice President of Product Management at Vormetric, will discuss how to address data security in cloud and Big Data environments so that your organization isn’t next week’s data breach headline.
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
Is your organization struggling to deal with skyrocketing volumes of digital assets? The amount of data is growing exponentially and organizations are having a hard time managing this growth. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Amar Kapadia, Senior Director of Open Cloud Strategy at Seagate, will walk through the essential considerations when developing a cloud storage strategy. In this discussion, you will understand the challenges IT is facing, why companies need to move to cloud, and how the right cloud model can help your business economically overcome the data struggle.
If cloud computing benefits are so clear, why have so few enterprises migrated their mission-critical apps? The answer is often inertia and FUD. No one ever got fired for not moving to the cloud – not yet. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Hoch, SVP, Cloud Advisory Service at Virtustream, will discuss the six key steps to justify and execute your MCA cloud migration.
The 16th International Cloud Expo announces that its Call for Papers is now open. 16th International Cloud Expo, to be held June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Most of today’s hardware manufacturers are building servers with at least one SATA Port, but not every systems engineer utilizes them. This is considered a loss in the game of maximizing potential storage space in a fixed unit. The SATADOM Series was created by Innodisk as a high-performance, small form factor boot drive with low power consumption to be plugged into the unused SATA port on your server board as an alternative to hard drive or USB boot-up. Built for 1U systems, this powerful device is smaller than a one dollar coin, and frees up otherwise dead space on your motherboard. To meet the requirements of tomorrow’s cloud hardware, Innodisk invested internal R&D resources to develop our SATA III series of products. The SATA III SATADOM boasts 500/180MBs R/W Speeds respectively, or double R/W Speed of SATA II products.
In today's application economy, enterprise organizations realize that it's their applications that are the heart and soul of their business. If their application users have a bad experience, their revenue and reputation are at stake. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management at CA Technologies, will discuss how a user-centric Application Performance Management solution can help inspire your users with every application transaction.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudian is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage. Cloudian HyperStore® is an S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions. Cloudian actively partners with leading cloud computing environments including Amazon Web Services, Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, OpenStack and the vast ecosystem of S3 compatible tools and applications. Cloudian's customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, Nifty, and LunaCloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise), a leading value-added provider of server and storage virtualization, and r-evolution will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise) is a leading value-added provider of software, systems and solutions for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. TechXtend is the Exclusive Reseller in the United States for r-evolution