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As Cloud Computing Expo Approaches, Cloud Space Heats Up to Boiling

Industry giants take a variety of positions in advance of the Open Cloud Manifesto being released at the show

Microsoft's senior director of developer platform management has written that he's "disappointed by the lack of openness in the development of the Cloud Manifesto" while an spokesperson has told a reporter that Amazon will "continue to pursue an approach of providing customers with maximum flexibility as the standards discussion unfolds." One thing is certain: each and every cloud computing vendor at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Expo opening in New York City on Monday will have a point of view on the "Open Cloud Manifesto" that is due to be released to the world at 12:01AM on Monday, just hours before Amazon's CTO Werner Vogels opens the event with a keynote address in which he will discuss the power of Infrastructure as a Service.

Reuven Cohen, who has - he writes - been "helping to co-author the Open Cloud Manifesto," explains that the Manifesto is a call to action for the worldwide cloud community "to get involved and embrace the principles of the open cloud."

Cohen is a speaker at Cloud Computing Expo, and is giving one of the 102 breakout and general sessions that comprise what is recognized as the biggest and highest-energy Cloud Computing event anywhere, with major inustry keynotes not just from Amazon's Dr Vogels but also from Dr Kristof Kloeckner, CTO of Enterprise Initiatives and VP of Cloud Computing Platforms at IBM and from Sun's Sr. VP of Cloud Computing, David Douglas.

Record Attendance For Cloud Computing Expo with More Than 1,200 Delegates
1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, last November in San Jose attracted more than 1,200 delegates from 43 different countries.

Virtualization Conference Attracts More Delegates Than Any Recent Gartner Event
Last year's Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City was larger than any recent Gartner event with more than 1,500 delegates attending from 37 different countries.

Leading Virtualization and Cloud Computing Companies As Conference Sponsors
Upcoming event in New York City is sponsored by more than 30 leading Virtualization and  Cloud Computing technology providers including such companies as: 3Tera, Aria Systems, AppSense, CA, Corporate Technologies, Cycle Computing, EMC, ExactTarget, IBM,, Metron, Microsoft, mindSHIFT, ParaScale, RightScale, Sun Microsystems, Tranxition, VIRTERA, and Zeus Technology.

Most Distinguished Conference Faculty of 2009
2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, colocated with 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo presents the most distinguished faculty of speakers on any technology conference taking place in 2009. Speakers, general session  and keynote presenters include such names as: ,Ajay Anand (Yahoo!), Alan Williamson (AW 2.0 Ltd), Anthony Arrott (Trend Micro), Bill McColl (Cloudscale), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Brian H. Prince (Microsoft), Brian Zanghi (Kadient), Bryan Wade (ExactTarget), Clod Barrera (IBM), Daniel Beveridge (VIRTERA), David Bernstein (Cisco), David Bressler (Progress Software), David Douglas (Sun Microsytems), David Linthicum (Blue Mountain Labs), Doug Tidwell (IBM), Ed Sullivan (Aria Systems), Glenn Brunette (Sun Microsystems), Jeff Bauer (, Jeremy Geelan (SYS-CON Media), Jim Rymarczyk (IBM), Joe Gregorio (Google), Joel York (Xignite), John Barr (Yieldex), John du Pre Gauntt (Media Dojo), John Laferriere (Corporate Technologies), Jon Pyke (Cordys), JP Morgenthal (J.P. Morgenthal Blog), Kenneth Oestreich (Egenera), Kevin L. Jackson (Dataline), Kristof Kloeckner (IBM), Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov (VIRTERA), Martin Ingram (AppSense), Matt Holleran (Emergence Capital), Michael Hill (IBM), Omer Trajman (Vertica), Owen Garrett (Zeus Technology), Patrick Kerpan (CohesiveFT), Pau Garcia-Mila (eyeOS), Peter Coffee, Peter Nickolov (3Tera), Phil Fritz (IBM), Prasad Rampalli (Intel), Raghavan Srinivas (Intuit), Ranjith Ramakrishnan (Cumulux), Reuven Cohen (Cloud Interoperability Forum), Rich Wolski (University of California), Ronnie Thomson (Quark), Russ Daniels (HP), Sajai Krishnan (ParaScale), Scott Wiener (Cloud9 Analytics), Simon Wardley (Canonical), Stephen Elliot (CA), Steve Milroy (OnTerra Systems), Stuart Charlton (Elastra), Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale), Tien Tzuo (Zuora), Tim Crawford (Stanford University), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote Systems), Warren Wilbee (Microsoft), Werner Vogels (, William Fellows (The 451 Group).

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