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9th International Cloud Expo, held on November 7 - 10, 2011, in Santa Clara, CA, attracted more than 120 sponsors and exhibitors with over 7,000 registered delegates and four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led...
With 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, what's being said about the future landscape of cloud computing? In this round-up we asked a variety of members of the cloud computing ecosystem, from CIOs to independent...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) beginning its final two days at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's remind you in greater detail about all the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
Along with the entire F5 Booth Staff, I wrap up the London IPExpo Conference from Earl’s Court Two. Includes a very special intro.
This session will look at different methods and benefits of using SSDs for high-performance, primary storage within the cloud. It will explain specific requirements of cloud infrastructures and why they need "better" storage designed with the cloud in mind. In his session at the 9th ...
I meet with F5 Sr. Systems Engineer Rob Haynes at the London IPExpo to show a little about what F5 is sharing at one of England's largest IT Infrastructure Conferences.
I visit the F5 EMEA Headquarters, talk about the various F5 European events like VMworld and IP Expo and share a little history about the connection between Hawaii and Britain.
My guests and I (mostly me) share the collection of flubs, scrubs and otherwise unusable material from the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 videos. What better way to spend a few minutes on a Friday than watching someone else screw up.
Currently Enterprises spend a fortune on Application Management so that there is no break on regular day to day operations, While Cloud brings lot of intangible benefits like increased business agility, more scope for innovation,the real selling point to the CxO at the beginn...
The first generation of cloud computing was revolutionary in that it added business value to organizations by reducing development time, eliminating the need to procure infrastructure, providing massive scaling potential, establishing scale through multi-tenancy and by allowing IT peop...
What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of Abiquo, Apprenda, Tier3, OutSystems and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the CTOs of Rackspace, rPath, Compuware, BMC, NextIO, SoftLayer, SOASoftware, Gale Technologies, CiRBA and UShar...
An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age!
Deploying Cloud infrastructure is not a typical technology project. Success of a Cloud implementation depends on governance, policies, constraints and business relationship management. This article focuses on some basic important areas that cannot be ignored while implementing a Publi...
I question myself, when every technology decision maker/investor and consumer makes a choice to embark on the journey to achieve economies of scale... do they have a strategy? 1. Virtualization and Automation are building blocks of Cloud computing platform. They alone will not solve a...
When you wake up in the morning and flip on a light switch, you don’t think about whether the local power company has enough electricity available to power the light. Likewise, when you switch on the coffee pot or turn on your stove to make breakfast, you don’t wonder about the availab...
Armed with $3 million, a lot of it from Saleforce.com CEO Marc Benioff’s personal account, a start-up called Cloudwords aims to push the gentle art of localization into the cloud. Well, the $20 billion business behind the gentle art of localization at any rate. It’s got a Translation ...
... Then there is the matter of both Cloud.com and CloudSwitch going for something like 100 - 150 times trailing twelve month revenue. (If Apple Cloud were to get that kind of valuation it would be worth 15 trillion dollars -- enough to pay off the entire US debt.) These 2 deals are ...
The latest technology buzz, after the Internet, telecom, and mobile, is cloud computing. Hype or not, in various names and forms, cloud computing providers – platforms and applications alike – are counting on more than $40 billion in revenue in 2011 alone, growing to more than $241 bil...
The primary innovation behind software as a service (SaaS) is the web-based architecture – users accessing the system through a web browser rather than, say, a Windows application. Proponents of SaaS have trumpeted the benefits of this technological shift. Meanwhile, vendors with older...
Out to get its share of the shrinking federal gravy train, Amazon Web Services Tuesday came up with AWS GovCloud, which it claims is safe enough for Washington and its legion of contractors to run “more sensitive” workloads on by resolving at least some of the regulatory and compliance...
Want to empower your developers, testers, and administrators for self-serve but struggle with how to retain centralized management control of your organizations applications? Learn how your organization can deliver self-service application provisioning, flexible and standardized applic...
Intel Labs on Wednesday announced two new Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTC) hosted at Carnegie Mellon University focused on cloud and embedded computing research. Intel to invest $30M in the new centers over five years, part of its larger $100M program designed to increase un...
According to a recent study from The NPD Group, a market research company, just 22 percent of U.S. consumers were familiar with the term "cloud computing," which denotes software applications or processes that are accessed from the Internet, rather than on personal computer hard drives...
What do you think of cloud computing? Whether you view the Cloud as the Future of Computing, or feel that Cloud Computing is massive hype and will shortly blow away – you are likely to be either drafting or implementing some form of a Cloud Strategy. I am sure you have kept yourself u...
Read about direct experiences, benefits realized, and lessons learned from third-party researcher interviews with persons who experienced migrating from Oracle to Teradata.
A visitor to this blog was asking my opinion on cloud storage vs. traditional storage (“storage storage” was the exact wording for the latter). There are probably as many opinions about this topic as there are cloud storage marketers – and probably even a lot more – but that doesn’t k...
The last thing anyone wants is for their cloud to crash. And after recent hits to major services, it seems everyone has a revelation to share. Some folks have compared cloud to airplanes. The idea is that you're safer in a plane than a car, but when it goes down it will go down spectac...
There was a time when any mention of “cloud computing” was met with skepticism by IT executives. Few knew what it even meant, and of those who did, few expected that it would go from buzzword status to actually have a major impact on their IT organizations. Yet here we are, many years ...
It seems like the last several months have brought a rapid increase in the number of organizations getting serious, really serious, about private clouds in their enterprise. By this, I mean they are going beyond working on ROI documents, formulating strategies, and doing referential re...
It’s an age-old struggle. IT works hard to provide top-of-the-line infrastructure, while developers juggle the build-test-deploy cycle. Somewhere in the middle things get lost in translation and the two find themselves at odds. Developers vie for control of resources and access to tool...
The last few weeks have been rife with turmoil in the cloud computing space, thanks to everything from outages at Amazon to security breaches at Sony. This, in turn, has led to a number of articles conveying extreme predictions about what this turmoil means for cloud computing. The mor...
“Enterprises will adopt cloud-based solutions at a steady pace and not in a non-linear manner,” noted Atul Saini, CEO & CTO of Fiorano Software, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Most large enterprises have already been using ‘cloud-based’ solutions...
Leading industry analyst firm Forrester is about to land a bombshell on the private cloud part of the Cloud Computing ecosystem. The explosion comes in the form of a Forrester Report in which fifteen top Private Cloud solution providers are weighed in the balance...and, in a few cases,...
What does it take to successfully deploy and manage your enterprise cloud? If you don’t already have the answer, this session is for you! Fast-track your transformation to enterprise cloud by understanding how to: on-board existing applications, automatically provision complex multi-ti...
Each day, your company creates hundreds or even thousands of documents. These contracts, agreements, presentations, and proposals are generated, stored, and shared en masse by your team. But with each new document comes a management challenge. How do you ensure that the right content ...
Xerox Corporation and Cisco on Monday announced that they intend to form an alliance to simplify IT management by delivering cloud-based services and technology solutions that combine network intelligence and print. The alliance plans to bring Xerox’s managed print and cloud IT outsou...
Cloud computing is on-demand, integrated, configured, ready to use combination of compute, storage, network, platform and application software available as a standardized set of service offerings on a pay-as-you-use pricing model. Cloud computing is altering the IT service delivery by...
As cloud adoption grows among large enterprise, so do concerns over sensitive data protection. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Terry Woloszyn, Founder/CTO of PerspecSys Inc., will be introducing topics enterprise need to consider when adopting cloud-based applicat...
Cloud computing has liberated the use of IT resources, making them readily available within the Enterprise at a clear cost per usage. In the transition from static data centers to cloud computing the separation of network, compute and storage resources has become blurred. This has an i...