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Cloud Computing Expo 2009 East
 Delivering Massively Scalable Enterprise IT as a Service

Now is the Time
for Enterprise IT to Take the Cloud
Very Seriously Indeed!
4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
Santa Clara, CA | 2 - 4 November, 2009


Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 West
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OPENING KEYNOTER: Richard Marcello, President, Systems & Technology, Unisys
DAY 2 KEYNOTER: Shelton Shugar, SVP Cloud Computing, Yahoo!
DAY 3 KEYNOTER: Richard Sarwal, Sr. VP Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle

Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered.

Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is going from strength to strength.

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the event unfailingly attracts unprecedented numbers of developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, there has never been a greater need for a one-stop event that brings together players from the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications.

Join us at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, being held November 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

The Conference theme is “"Bringing the Economics of the Web to Enterprise IT Through Cloud Computing."

Our organizing principle is that through our intensive 3-day schedule of keynotes, general and breakout sessions, attending delegates will be assured of leaving the Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging the Cloud, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the scale of their endeavors.

We carefully select only inspiring, accomplished speakers who have real world examples and principles to share that can be applied to any business.



Top Keynotes, Sessions, Top Delegates
The East Coast version of this event featured 100+ technical sessions from the leading industry players including Amazon, Sun, IBM, HP, Yahoo!, Salesforce, 3tera, Egenera, RightScale, Elastra, CohesiveFT, Cisco, Trend Micro, and many, many more. All the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem were represented - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. And they'll all be back to speak, exhibit and network in Santa Clara, CA! The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.

Over the next five years, IDC expects spending on IT cloud-based services to grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012 and accounting for 9% of revenues in five key market segments. More importantly, spending on cloud computing will accelerate throughout the forecast period, capturing 25% of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a third of growth the following year.

Please join us at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo. There is no time like the present to Catch Up with The Cloud !

SOA in the Cloud
The convergence of SOA and Cloud Computing is now so clear a trend industry-wide that a new "SOA in the Cloud" track will make its first - but definitely not its last! - appearance as a new content focus within our fast-growing International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series, now held three times a year, in New York, Santa Clara, and Prague. Cloud computing is accelerating the adoption of SOA by providing aspects of SOA on-demand.

In a recent article published at SOA World Magazine, SOA and Cloud expert David Linthicum wrote: "Clearly, SOA and cloud computing go hand-in-hand. Cloud computing is just the ability to leverage new platforms and resources that you don't happen to own. Nothing really changes outside of that, including the need to do SOA right."

RIAs in the Cloud
Today we are witnessing a change in the way the industry thinks about software applications. The increase in SaaS application development and consumption is driving up demand for RIAs and a new set of platform technologies built specifically to develop and deliver them. Software vendors, both large and small, are now considering how best to adapt to the new paradigms of the RIA and SaaS markets, while a large number of developers are moving to RIA and SaaS application development.

Santa Clara Keynote - 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
 
   
The Time is Right for Enterprise Cloud Computing

Up to now you may have been reluctant to move your Enterprise application workloads to the cloud, fearing a lack of security in the cloud, compliance issues such as data location regulations and having to rewrite your applications. During his keynote, Rich Marcello will discuss the latest technologies and approaches that help knock down these barriers, creating the opportunity for attendees to now consider cloud managed services as part of their data center journey to secure "IT as a Service".

Rich Marcello is a senior vice president of Unisys and serves as President of Systems & Technology.



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Accelerating Innovation with Cloud Computing

Yahoo! is developing and utilizing Internet-scale cloud computing services to improve Yahoo! consumer experience, speed innovation, simplify operating environments, and reduce costs. Yahoo! Cloud Services are in production today supporting web-serving properties and data processing environments. Yahoo! Cloud Services store and deliver web content, personalize content for consumers, optimize Ad selection and placement, improve search results, provide scalable virtual computing environments, and process and store enormous amounts of data to improve consumer experiences and drive innovation. This presentation will elaborate on how Yahoo! and consumers benefit from Yahoo! Cloud Services and will describe Yahoo! Cloud Services and technologies.

Shelton Shugar is SVP Cloud Computing at Yahoo!



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Cloud Computing: Separating Hype from RealityA World of Many Clouds

Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However enterprises are also concerned about security, quality of service, integration, compliance, lock-in, and long term costs of public clouds. Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can mitigate these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. This keynote will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and management systems.

Richard Sarwal is SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager.



How the Delivery of Virtualization is Being Transformed
Simon Crosby - CTO, Citrix Systems
– This session will provide IT organizations with a short- and long-term roadmap by focusing on the new delivery models for virtualization.

Developing Successful Cloud Strategies By Evaluating Data Infrastructure Demands
Ifran Khan - CTO, Sybase
– This session will asses the various classes of applications (transactional, analytical, mobile) within your infrastructure, and how IaaS impacts business-critical information delivery.

My Cloud, Your Cloud, Our Cloud
Thorsten Von Eicken - Co-Founder & CTO, RightScale
– This session will provide guidance on when and how to use public, private and hybrid clouds, using real-world examples.

Shifting Clouds: How the Cloud Landscape is Evolving
Krishna Subramanian - Sr. Director Cloud Strategy, Sun Microsystems
– This session will provide a framework to classify the various cloud offerings, and will explore how solutions are evolving.

Hadoop @ Yahoo - Internet Scale Data Processing
Eric Baldeschwieler - VP Hadoop Software Development, Yahoo!
– This session will explain what the Yahoo! distribution of Hadoop is and how it benefits the larger cloud ecosystem, including major use-cases for Hadoop @ Yahoo!

Working with Big Data and Hadoop
Christophe Bisciglia - Co-Founder at Cloudera
– This session will highlight the technical and business issues that make Hadoop so powerful for large scale data processing.

Accelerating Innovation with Yahoo! Cloud Serving
Surenda Reddy - VP of Yahoo's Integrated Cloud and Virtualization group
– This session will will elaborate on Yahoo! Cloud Serving Platform architecture and how it leverages virtualization technologies to simplify and automate our service delivery.

How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Ric Telford - Vice President IBM Cloud Services
– This session will provide a perspective on Cloud Computing's future and illustrates how the CIO can appropriately leverage Cloud to become the hero again.

Bridging the Gap Between Public Clouds and Private Clouds
Agatha Poon - Sr. Analyst, Yankee Group
– This session will identify key operational imperatives including location, regulatory support, security, and interoperability that help shaping a scalable, global cloud infrastructure.

Moving HPC Apps to the Cloud: The Practitioner's Perspective
Victoria Livschitz - Founder & CEO, Grid Dynamics Consulting Services
– This session will examine several types of HPC applications deployed on various clouds, and discuss the challenged and opportunities typical of grid deployments on the cloud.

Application Infrastructure and Middleware on Demand
Sudhir Kulkarni - CTO, SellPoint
– Using a customer case study this session will discuss how the configuration of middleware and deployment and run-time management of custom application can be fully automated.

A New Role in the Cloud for a Tried and Tested Schemaless Database
K S Bhaskar - VP, Fidelity National Information Services
– This session will discuss how schemaless database technologies are now emerging as important and highly functional engines on which to build Cloud services.

Application Delivery Networks & Cloud Computing
Willie M. Tejada - Vice President, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai Technologies
– How providers of on-demand computing resources and applications can leverage ADN technologies to keep data-center build-out to a minimum while simultaneously addressing Internet delivery issues.

Hosting Primary Data in the Cloud
Jeff Treuhaft - CEO & Co-Founder, Zetta
– This session will explore the features that enterprises rely on to deliver required data performance and how, when and if those features can be delivered cost-effectively in cloud service offerings.

Leveraging Cloud-Based Integration To Increase Customer Loyalty, Retention and Revenues
Trisha Gross - President and CEO, Hubspan
– This session will provide real world examples of how companies use cloud-based integration to achieve business process automation with customer-related processes.

The Rich Services Cloud
Charlton Barreto - Principal Architect, Intel
– This session will discuss how companies can develop and deploy Rich Services Cloud applications on premise or in the Cloud, enhancing the user experience like never before.

Top Cloud Computing Security Risks
Jeremiah Grossman - Founder & CTO, WhiteHat Security
– In this session Jeremiah Grossman will draw from the latest WhiteHat Security Website Security Statistics Report to introduce the most prevalent software flaws putting data at risk in the cloud.

Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs on Windows Azure
Ranjith Ramakrishnan - Co-Founder & CTO,Cumulux
– In this session delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User Experience customizations andaddressing multi-tenant requirements.

Virtual Infrastructure: What is Required for the Cloud?
Chris Barclay - Director of Product Management, Oracle
– This session will examine virtualization considerations such as workload availability, performance, and integration with enterprise systems.

The Enterprise Private Cloud: From Infrastructure to Applications
Sudip Datta - Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle
– This session will discuss how to extend cloud computing beyond infrastructure to enterprise applications.

Understanding the Relationship between Workloads and the Cloud
Tony Bishop - CEO, Adaptivity
– This session will answer the question: How does business successfully operate IT as a service?

Rich Internet Applications in the Cloud - A Match Made in Heaven
Mark Piller - Founder & Chief Architect , Midnight Coders
– In this session attendees will learn about the specifics of RIA deployments into a Cloud infrastructure to enable connectivity with Flex, Flash, Silverlight and AJAX types of clients.

Application Infrastructure and Middleware on Demand
Jamal Mazhar - Founder & CEO, Kaavo
– Using a customer case study this session will discuss how the configuration of middleware and deployment and run-time management of custom application can be fully automated.

A New Role in the Cloud for a Tried and Tested Schemaless Database
K S Bhaskar - Fidelity National Information Services
– This session will discuss how schemaless database technologies are now emerging as important and highly functional engines on which to build Cloud services.

User Virtualization for Dynamic VDI and Personalized Virtual Desktops
Amy Hodler - Director of Product Management, Tranxition
– This session will discuss how to use best practices for bringing your users' personalized environments along to a VDI environment so you can achieve the cost benefits of VDI without imposing major disruption and lost productivity on your user base.

Migrating Collaborative Applications to the Cloud
Jeff Miller - Director of Professional Services, Cloud Sherpas
– This highly informative and interactive session will both explore and provide answers to the key questions that your organization should consider before moving to the Cloud.

Orchestration in the Cloud
Brian E. Boruff - VP of Cloud Computing & Software Services, CSC
– This session looks at how organizations with data and computing in the public and private cloud need to orchestrate processing, and recover the processing visibility necessary for the creation of digital trust.

Cloud Security - It's Nothing New; It Changes Everything!
Glenn Brunette - Chief Security Architect, Sun
–This session cuts through the hype and sharpens our focus on what security means for cloud computing and other elastic, hyper-scale architectures.

Developing Advantage: Platform Leverage in the Cloud
Peter Coffee - Director of Platforms, Salesforce
– This session will discuss alternative development experiences in various enterprise clouds and will highlight opportunities to combine their strengths in distinctive applications.

Cloud Management: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Stephen Elliott - Vice President of Strategy, CA
– This session will discuss what customers should consider when buying services from a cloud computing partner including the most important management processes and capabilities that matter to SLAs.

Security in the Cloud: Protecting Your Cloud Apps
Lars Ewe - CTO & VP of Engineering, Cenzic
–This session will address the Top 5 things you can do to protect your data and applications that run on the web and in the cloud and prevent security breaches.

Tactical Cloud Computing
Kevin Jackson - Vice President, Dataline
– This session will discuss the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements, including Cloudbursting.

The Profit Model for Cloud Computing
Steve Lesem - President & CEO, Mezeo Software
–This session will examine why the concept of 'trust' is so essential and why it's the Cloud providers who have trusting relationships with customers that will triumph in the end.

Delivering Desktop Virtualization
Martin Ingram - Vice President of Product Strategy, AppSense
– This session will explore how by virtualizing hardware, applications and the user personality you can deliver a familiar working environment for users while simplifying management of the desktop estate.

Y! Scalable Storage and Delivery Services
Chuck Neerdaels - VP Content Storage, Delivery and Edge, Yahoo!
–This session will talk about Yahoo!'s Cloud Storage and Delivery stack and how it is purpose-built to solve the business and technical challenges of Internet-scale computing.

Cloud & SaaS Proponents: Know Your Enemies!
Louis Naugès - President, Revevoltr
–This session will discuss why so many CIOs and IT professionals think Cloud Comptuing and SaS is a threat to their careers and their power.

Negotiating the Virtual/Grid/Cloud Legal Minefield
David Snead - Attorney-at-Law, W. David Snead, P.C.
–This session will address the legal, business and marketing issues of involved in moving into Cloud services, and what anyone entering into a new contract, or marketing to end users needs to know.

Technologies for Virtualization-Based Desktop Management
Dr Monica Lam - Professor, Stanford University
–This session will describe a new approach to complete desktop management, allowing corporate IT to completely control the desktop including the operating system.

Exploring Policy-enabled Clouds for the Enterprise
Ed Beauvais - Sr. Product Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Group, EMC
–In this session delegates will view EMC Atmos APIs and investigate design considerations such as availability, data storage mechanisms, multi-tenancy, object policy and scalability.

Virtualizing Resources in Production Database Systems
Peter Thawley - Senior Director/Architect, Sybase
–This session will cover technical details behind virtualization techniques utilized in Enterprise database systems which go beyond server virtualization.

Trusted Computing for Virtualization Security
Steve Hanna - Co-Chair, Trusted Computing Group
–This session will address the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which is included in virtually all enterprise PCs and many servers and how it can be used for virtualized security.

Policy Enforcement in the Virtualized Data Center
Hezi Moore - Sr. Founder & CTO, Reflex Systems
–This session will identify the top three challenges enterprises face when it comes to enforcing policies and outline best practices to control and audit change in policy rules across both the virtual and physical infrastructure.

Managing Sprawl and Self-Service for Virtual Machines
Scott Hammond - President & CEO, newScale
–This session will explain how to use a Service Catalog of standard options to enable self-service requests while enforcing pre-approved VM images, stop dates, and policy controls.

Cloud Computing as a Strategy: Enabling IT's Evolutionary Change
Tim Crawford - CIO & Vice President of Strategy, Vivo
– This session will deconstruct cloud computing into the true value proposition: enhanced flexibility and ultimate alignment with the business.

Cloud Computing Bootcamp
Alan Williamson - Editor-in-Chief, Cloud Computing Journal
– Williamson will be repeating (on November 3, 2009) his ever-popular all-day Cloud Computing Bootcamp, to which Golden Pass delegates receive free admission.

A New Role in the Cloud for a Tried and Tested Schemaless Database
Rob Tweed - Co-Founder & MD, M/Gateway
– This session will discuss how schemaless database technologies are now emerging as important and highly functional engines on which to build Cloud services.

Securing the Cloud and Establishing a Level of Trust
Tim Brown - VP & Security Architect, CA
– This session will address security needs for cloud computing, including all aspects of the cloud paradigm ¬ Internal, Private, Public and Hybrid cloud environments.

Moving Your RIA Apps into the Cloud: 7 Challenges
Matias Bagini - CEO of JRapid Corp
– This session will discuss the many challenges you will face if you want to move your RIA apps into the SaaS model including multitenancy, clustering, robustness, mashups, security, productivity and multi-browser programming.

Cannibalizing Google App Engine
Kevin Noonan - Software Developer , Push2Cloud
– This session will show delegates how to use Google App Engine by dismembering its computing resources and consuming each of them them in isolation.

Yahoo! Query Language - YQL: select * from internet [including Live Demo]
Jonathan Trevor - Technical Yahoo! at Yahoo!
– This session will feature a Live Demo of YQL and discuss how it helps developers to move their data focused business logic to the cloud.

Revolutionizing Security Through Virtualization
Kevin Piper - Director of Technical Operations, Altor Networks
– This session will present case study examples shared of defense and civilian agencies that have virtualized their production environment with enterprise-call virtualization servers.

Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth with Ultra Low-Cost Endpoints
Stephen Dukker - Chairman & CEO, NComputing
– This session will examine how new-generation virtualization technologies have evolved and how companies are utilizing it to create new kinds of computing and services.

Top Infrastructure Headaches When Managing Applications in the Cloud
Javier Soltero - CTO of Management Products, SpringSource
– This session will address some of the biggest challenges in creating and launching successful web applications with little to no down time.

Cloud Computing Drives Real World Enterprise IT Value
Watson Wat - VP of Technology/CTO Oracle On Demand
– This session will assess current and future cloud capabilities relative to mainstream enterprise IT requirements and help real world enterprises better understand how best they can leverage cloud computing.

Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs on Windows Azure
Bhushan Nene - Principal Architect, Platform Evangelism, Microsoft
– In this session delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User Experience customizations and addressing multi-tenant requirements.

Does Enterprise-Class Cloud Storage Really Exist?
Moe Kermani - CEO and President, Bycast
– This session will discuss the required infrastructure components to deliver an enterprise-class Cloud storage service that is fully supported by service level agreements.

Law in the Cloud - How Lawyers and Clients Both Benefit
Charley Moore - Founder & CEO, RocketLawyer.com
– This session will examine how cloud computing is enabling lawyers to practice law online, while making it easier and more affordable for consumers and small business owners to get legal things done.

Cloud Storage - Cutting Through the Hype
Cameron Bahar - Founder & CTO, ParaScale
– This session will detail cloud storage customer examples and the benefits using real-world use cases complete with lessons learned and best practices.

Case Study: Disaster Recovery in the Storage Cloud
Tony Langenstein - Director of Infrastructure, Iowa Health System
– This session will share lessons learned from delivering private cloud storage services to its state-wide constituents including 11 hospitals and 130+ clinics.

Conference Faculty - A Who's Who of Cloud Computing Technology Rock Stars!
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo faculty alumni include such notable speakers as: Roman Stanek, CEO of Good Data Corporation; David Hanacek, Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware; Arseniy Kuznetsov, Director of Sun Cloud Computing Core Engineering, Sun Microsystems; Pavel Georgiev, AppLogic Systems Engineer, EMEA, 3Tera; Dr Guy Bunker, Chief Scientist & Distinguished Engineer, Symantec; Doug Tidwell, Cloud Computing Evangelist at IBM; Uri Budnik, Director of Business Development at RightScale; Raimund Genes, CTO of Anti-Malware at Trend Micro; Jérôme Bernard, Director of EMEA Operations, Elastic Grid; Jakub Nesetril, Senior Director of User Experience at Good Data Corporation; Stephen Foskett, Director of Consulting at Nirvanix; Subra Kumaraswamy, Sr. Security Manager, Sun Microsystems; Alan Williamson, Founder of aw20.co.uk & Editor-in-Chief of Cloud Computing Journal; Jim Reavis, Executive Director of Cloud Security Alliance; Zdenek Svoboda, VP Products at Good Data Corporation; Sam Morcos, VP Global Field Operations, Third Brigade; Paul Parsons, Founder & CTO of The Server Labs; Christoph Reich, Head of IT at Hochschule Furtwangen University; Harald Kornmayer, Senior Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe; Lluis Font, CEO of NTRglobal; Sam Johnston, Founder of Australian Online Solutions; Pau Garcia-Mila, Founder of eyeOS; Louis Naugès, Founder & President, of Revevol; Owen Garrett, Product Manager & Technologist, Zeus Technology; David Snead, US Attorney at Law; Todd Kuczaj, Manager at Accenture; Roger Baskerville, VP for EMEA, Vizioncore; Derek McAuley, CTO at Netronome Systems; Petri Lillberg, EVP of R&D, SSH Communications Security; Richard Croucher, Associate Partner at Citihub; Nuno Duro, CTO at Evolvespace Solutions; Juergen Frick, Sr. Solutions Architect at Adaptec; Shahar Raz, Owner of Shahar Raz Consulting; Richard Cassidy, Manager of Global Systems Engineering, Virtual Computer; David Bernstein, VP/GM Office of CTO Cloud Computing of Cisco; Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect of Elastra; Vik Chaudhary, VP Product Management of Keynote Systems; Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research of Salesforce.com; Patrick Kerpan, CTO of CohesiveFT; Sajai Krishnan, CEO of Parascale; Bill McColl, Founder & CEO of Cloudscale; Ken Oestreich, VP Product Marketing of Egenera; Bob Quinn, Founder, Chairman, & CEO of 3Leaf Systems; Raghavan Srinivas, Technology Evangelist of Intuit; Omer Trajman, Director of Field Engineering of Vertica Systems; Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale; Rich Wolski, Professor of Computer Science of UCSB; Brian Zhangi, President & CEO of Kadient; Alex Bakman, Founder & CEO of VKernel; Ken Berryman, SVP Strategy & Emerging Businesses of Symantec; Etay Bogner, CTO of Neocleus; Shawn Cooney, Co-Founder and Director of Research of Certeon; Martin Ingram, VP Strategy of AppSense; and Jay Litkey, Founder, President & CEO of Embotics.



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Cloud Expo 2013 East Opening Keynote by IBM
In this Cloud Expo Keynote, Danny Sabbah, CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform, will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
Lisa Larson, Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions of Rackspace Hosting Live From New York City
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud.

Keynote: Driving Cloud Innovation: SSDs Change Cloud Storage Paradigm
Cloud is a transformational shift in computing that can have a powerful effect on enterprise IT when designed correctly and used to its full potential. Join Citrix in a discussion that centers on building, connecting and empowering users with cloud services and hear examples of how enterprises are solving real-world business challenges with an architecture and solution purpose-built for the cloud.

Go Beyond IaaS to Deliver "Anything As a Service"
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms—software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and deliver real value. Join us to learn about the new ITaaS model and how to begin the transformation.


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Cloud Computing Bootcamp

Cloud Computing Expo 2009 West announces the welcome return to the West Coast of its full one-day, immersive "Cloud Computing Bootcamp" - led by developer-entrepreneur Alan Williamson. Founder of Blog-City.com and creator of the OpenBlueDragon CFML runtime engine, Williamson also led the inaugural Cloud Computing Bootcamp at this event last year, to rave reviews.


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 Conference Media Sponsor: Cloud Computing Journal

Cloud Computing Journal aims to help open the eyes of Enterprise IT professionals to the economics and strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Cloud computing - the provision of scalable IT resources as a service, using Internet technologies - potentially impacts every aspect of how IT deploys and operates software.

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Cloud Computing Expo Alumni Delegates Represents...

• AccuRev
• Adea Solutions
• Adobe Systems, Inc [3 delegates]
• ADP
• Aeropostale, Inc
• Aetna
• Akbank Training Center
• American Family Insurance
• American International College
• American Modern Insurance
• Amphion Innovations
• Amplify LLC, Clipmarks [2 delegates]
• Anderson Consulting
• Arrow Electronics [3 delegates]
• Ashcroft Inc
• Athabasca University
• ATS
• Audatex
• Avanade, Inc.
• Avaya Inc. [5 delegates]
• Azul [2 delegates]
• Backbase [2 delegates]
• Bank of America
• Bank of NY
• Barnes and Noble
• Barnex Investment International Limited
• BEA
• Bear Stearns [2 delegates]
• Bendel Newspaper Company Limited
• BizInnovative
• Bloomberg [2 delegates]
• BlueBrick Inc.
• BMC Software
• Boeing
• Bottomline Technologies [2 delegates]
• BP
• Broadcom

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Today's datacenters face a gauntlet of challenges including protection of physical and virtual environments, fast recovery of data, reducing backup times and storage requirements, server consolidation, and disaster recovery. How are savvy CIOs conquering these types of challenges? Find out how in this white paper by expert David Davis.
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.
CodeFutures, a provider of agile Big Data technologies, on Tuesday announced the release of Cory Isaacson’s newest book, “Understanding Big Data Scalability.” Isaacson is the CEO/CTO for CodeFutures and an industry-leading innovator of data management software. “Understanding Big Data Scalability” focuses on how to apply Big Data scalability to common applications with the wide selection of database management system engines available today. “We’re very excited about this opportunity to introduce a whole new perspective to Big Data,” Isaacson said. “’Understanding Big Data Scalability’ is the next step in how we approach data management moving forward. As the sheer amount of data continues to grow exponentially in today’s applications, taking an agile, scalable approach to the data tier is a step that simply must be taken.”
Cloud Computing is evolving into a Big Three of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Cloud 360: Multi-Cloud Bootcamp, being held Nov 4–5, 2014, in conjunction with 15th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA, delivers a real-world demonstration of how to deploy and configure a scalable and available web application on all three platforms. The Cloud 360 Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, an analyst with Gigaom Research, is the first bootcamp that introduces the core concepts of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on the workings of the Big Three platforms – Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Azure VMs. Bootcamp attendees will get to see the big picture and also receive the knowledge needed to make the best cloud decisions for their business applications and entire enterprise IT organization.
Avaya has escalated its efforts to get customers to fast-track to the cloud with the first of several sweeping initiatives that will optimize solutions and processes for delivery of collaboration as a service (CaaS) via the Avaya Collaborative Cloud. Strong demand for Avaya communications and collaboration applications from large and midsize enterprises is driving a focus on expanded scale and reach as well as simpler, faster provisioning that requires fewer resources. Avaya collaboration solutions, including unified communications, video and contact center via the cloud, offer a new path to greater business agility. While many other areas of IT have successfully adopted cloud-based solutions, the communications infrastructure is one of the last remaining hold-outs due to complexity and concerns around reliability, security and privacy. As the business environment changes, however, new...
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
This independent report from Info-Tech evaluates and scores 14 companies in the Virtual Machine Backup market. It can help you understand what's new in the virtual backup market, evaluate virtual backup vendors and products for your needs and determine which products are most appropriate for your organization. Find out why Symantec was named a “Champion” in virtual backup software.
Octoblu on Tuesday emerged from stealth mode to announce its vision to provide an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for real-time connections and communication management across applications, people and physical devices. The convergence of global trends, including cloud computing, the proliferation of mobile devices and social and business transactions over the Internet, are creating the IoT – where devices and sensors are connecting and exchanging information. This presents tremendous opportunity for companies to deliver new products and services; According to Gartner estimates, the IoT will include 26 billion units installed by 2020, and by that time, IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services.[1]
While there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster, leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure, giving the developer a very flexible resource pool that they can leverage and IT is eager to do the same. In this Power Panel at 2nd DevOps Summit moderated by Cloud Expo Tech Chair Larry Carvalho, Bernard Golden, VP, Strategy at ActiveState; Andi Mann, VP of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies; John Willis, VP of Customer Enablement at Stateless Networks; Randy Bias, Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudscaling; and Vasu Sankhavaram, Chief Strategist of DevOps and Cross Portfolio Architecture Alignment within HP Software, discuss this movement that is delivering frictionless IT to the enterprise.
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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.
Cloud Computing is evolving into a Big Three of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Cloud 360: Multi-Cloud Bootcamp, being held Nov 4–5, 2014, in conjunction with 15th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA, delivers a real-world demonstration of how to deploy and configure a scalable and available web application on all three platforms. The Cloud 360 Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, an analyst with Gigaom Research, is the first bootcamp that introduces the core concepts of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on the workings of the Big Three platforms – Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Azure VMs. Bootcamp attendees will get to see the big picture and also receive the knowledge needed to make the best cloud decisions for their business applications and entire enterprise IT organization.
The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Joe Weinman will lay out four generic strategies – digital disciplines – to exploit emerging digital technologies for strategic advantage. Joe Weinman has held executive leadership positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Telx, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DevOps.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's “DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo,” which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. DevOps.com is where the world meets DevOps. It is the largest collection of original content relating to DevOps on the web today Featuring up-to-the-minute news, feature stories, blogs, bylined articles and more, DevOps.com is where the thought leaders of the DevOps movement make their ideas known.
There are 182 billion emails sent every day, generating a lot of data about how recipients and ISPs respond. Many marketers take a more-is-better approach to stats, preferring to have the ability to slice and dice their email lists based numerous arbitrary stats. However, fundamentally what really matters is whether or not sending an email to a particular recipient will generate value. Data Scientists can design high-level insights such as engagement prediction models and content clusters that allow marketers to cut through the noise and design their campaigns around strong, predictive signals, rather than arbitrary statistics. SendGrid sends up to half a billion emails a day for customers such as Pinterest and GitHub. All this email adds up to more text than produced in the entire twitterverse. We track events like clicks, opens and deliveries to help improve deliverability for our customers – adding up to over 50 billion useful events every month. While SendGrid data covers only abo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the Web Host Industry Review has been named “Media 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. Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web hosting industry providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, reviews and resources to the hosting community. TheWHIR Blogs provides a community of expert industry perspectives. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine also offers a business-minded, issue-driven perspective of interest to executives and decision-makers. WHIR TV offers on demand web hosting video interviews and web hosting video features of the key persons and events of the web hosting industry. WHIR Events brings together like-minded hosting industry professionals and decision-makers in local communities. TheWHIR is an iNET Interactive property.
SYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media 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. O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Verizon has been named “Gold 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. Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizonenterprise.com to learn more.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TMCnet has been named “Media 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. Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is the world's leading business to business and integrated marketing media company, servicing niche markets within the communications and technology industries.
"In my session I spoke about enterprise cloud analytics and how we can leverage analytics as a service," explained Ajay Budhraja, CTO at the Department of Justice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo® 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4–6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
“We are starting to see people move beyond the commodity cloud and enterprises need to start focusing on additional value added services in order to really drive their adoption," explained Jason Mondanaro, Director of Product Management at MetraTech, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo® 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4–6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
"We are automated capacity control software, which basically looks at all the supply and demand and running a virtual cloud environment and does a deep analysis of that and says where should things go," explained Andrew Hillier, Co-founder & CTO of CiRBA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo® 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4–6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mac Devine, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, will discuss bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover.
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at 15th Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chad Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy of LogMeIn's Xively IoT Platform, will show you how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
All too many discussions about DevOps conclude that the solution is an all-purpose player: developer and operations guru, complete with pager for round-the-clock duty. For most organizations that is not the way forward. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Golden, Vice President of Strategy at ActiveState, will discuss how to achieve the agility and speed of end-to-end automation without requiring an organization stocked with Supermen and Superwomen.
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I love receiving gifts in the form of new insights! It doesn't matter if others received the same gift years ago and I am just getting it now. If it is new to me, I get excited. It is like waking up in the morning and discovering a new room in your house. I read an article by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times this weekend titled, "And Now for a Bit of Good News." The subject of the article was the new "sharing economy," think Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, etc. In the article, Friedman calls Airbnb a "Trust Platform." To me, this weekend, this term was a gift. He is so right. I have used Airbnb many times when traveling with my family, and to date have been very pleased with our experiences. Often the transactions are sizeable as I am reserving a home in a desirable location for a week. I am engaging in a transaction of some size with a person I don't know, in a home I have never visited, most often in a foreign country using different currency, involving different laws and customs. Why did I risk it? I trusted the platform.
Do you avoid stores that have had a credit card breach? You are not alone. About 52% of people avoid merchants who have had a data breach according to a recent Lowcards survey. They surveyed over 400 random consumers to better understand the impact of identity theft on consumer behavior. 17% said they or a family member was a victim of identity theft over the last year with half the cases being credit card theft. 94% said they are more concerned or equally concerned about ID theft. They estimate that there were 13.5 million cases of credit card identity theft in the United States over the last 12 months.
I like this word re-imagination from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends presentation. We are seeing so many aspects of our life being transformed by the internet. Take for example, ordering a cab to go somewhere. Either we phone for a yellow cab here in California or if you are in New York city, then you stand and wave for an incoming yellow cab to stop. The new game-changer is Uber. All you do is touch your smartphone screen for UberX or Black car and you get an instant message about the car coming in less than 5 minutes time with the driver and car info. It is cheaper and you pay by card (pre-registered in your Uber account). This is re-imagining the transport sector. Uber, a San Francisco company is worth about $17B and is operating in 70 cities around the world. Quite a disruptive force!
If you've had to test one of today's composite applications, you know that "access" has become one of the most daunting barriers to SDLC acceleration. Whether we're talking about access to dev/test environments or access to dependent applications, the ability to pull all the required pieces together in order to test thoroughly is equivalent to herding feral cats. If you haven't experienced this fun firsthand, consider this: our recent research revealed that systems under test have an average of 30 dependencies, but team members have consistent access to only 6. The time available to access test environments is extremely limited (4 hour slots) and 30% of that limited time was consumed by configuration/setup tasks. Ultimately, testers had time to execute only 50% of the available test plan. Service virtualization is a revolutionary new technology that helps you break through these constraints by providing ubiquitous, global access to complete dev/test environments. Organizations leveraging service virtualization are able to conduct testing earlier, faster, more thoroughly, and more accurately—significantly reducing the risk of application failure. In case you're just starti...
Much has been published about the Open Compute Project. Initiated by Facebook, it has become an industry effort focused on standardization of many parts and components in the datacenter. Initially focused on racks, power and server design, it has also added storage and now networking to its fold. Its goal is fairly straightforward: “how can we design the most efficient compute infrastructure possible”, a direct quote from its web site. The focus of OCP has been mostly around hardware designs and specifications. If you look at the networking arm of OCP, you find several Top of Rack (ToR) ethernet switch hardware designs donated by the likes of Broadcom, Mellanox and Intel. By creating open specifications of hardware designs for fairly standard ethernet switches, the industry can standardize on these designs and economics of scale would drive down the cost to create and maintain this hardware. A noble goal and there are many opinions on both sides of this effort. Mostly referred to as “bare metal” and “commodity”, you can easily spend days reading up on many opinions. Mike Bushong yesterday discussed pricing implications for resellers in this blog post.
In a post Snowden world it is clear that for cloud data security, we need strong encryption. When properly implemented, encryption in the cloud reduces risk to levels acceptable for sensitive data. There is no doubt data protection in the cloud computing era is never going to be a ‘one size fits all’ kind of a solution. It requires a 360-degree view of the company with 365-days a year dedication. The best place to start is with a risk analysis so you know what kind of data you have, its levels of sensitivity, who’s using it, where it’s used and stored, and how and where and over what technologies it’s going to ‘commute’. You need to understand your company’s data – in terms of technology and human weaknesses. Data should be unreadable to an attacker. It must be incoherent at all times to anyone other than you and your trusted personnel: while it’s travelling – or you are; whether it’s in transit, storage, stopping, or resting, data is safest in encrypted form.
Some people are never satisfied. These fearless agents of change are everywhere. They're informed, confident and willing to experiment. They seek out the best business technology solution for the job at hand. They act on instinct. Yes, you could say that they're driven. However, they're also at risk of being labeled as "rogue employees" because they ordered a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and perhaps expensed it without prior approval. Sometimes they're the champion of progressive projects that are referred to as Shadow IT -- intentionally bypassing their company's formal evaluation and procurement process. How can this happen? Is it just because their activities are tolerated, or are they being encouraged? If so, by whom? Why would any business leader applaud a team member that breaks the rules? Maybe, the simple answer is that staying within the confines of the status-quo won't enable a top-performer to fully apply their talent, achieving their absolute best.
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One of the primary principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) is encapsulation. Encapsulation is the way in which the state of an object is protected from manipulation in a way that is not consistent with the way the variable is intended to be manipulated. The variable (state) is made private, that is to say only the object itself can change it directly. Think of it as the difference between an automatic transmission and a standard (stick). With the latter, I can change gears whenever I see fit. The problem is that when I see fit may not be appropriate to the way in which the gears should be shifted. Which is how engines end up being redlined.
Cloud computing has finally come into its own. While we’ve been hearing for 8 years or more that cloud computing would one day take over the enterprise, the fact of the matter is that it’s been slow going. While the spread of cloud computing solutions hasn’t been as rapid as many early proponents predicted it would be, we are now to a place where cloud solutions are seen as viable for most organizations, and are being utilized regularly.
It's an application world; a world that is rapidly expanding. With new opportunities and markets arising driven by mobility and the Internet of Things, it is only going to keep expanding as applications are deployed to provision, license, and manage the growing sensors and devices in the hands of consumers. Applications are not isolated containers of functionality. No application winds up in production without a robust stack of resources and services to support it. Storage and compute, of course, are required, but so are the networking - both stateless and stateful - services that provide for scale, security and performance.
We're launching the "Tap In Open Forum": a new series of blog posts where we detail a current topic being discussed in the software development and testing community and invite you to participate in an open discussion with our best and brightest here at Skytap. Feel free to share your thoughts and we'll do the same! InformationWeek and IBM Mobile Technical Sales Leader Dustin Amrhein presented a webinar last week as part of their “DevOps Rado” series. The Frictionless Enterprise: Built for Business, looked at DevOps as a viable solution for removing the friction that prevents enterprises from innovating at not just the speed they would like, but at the speed absolutely required to stay relevant, and hopefully ahead of their competition.
Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place. This paper answers these questions, and proposes a total cost calculation framework for CTOs and CIOs that are evaluating solutions for their organization’s use case(s). In the text below, I examine an on-premise Hadoop ecosystem as a general purpose Big Data solution in relation to alternative commercial purpose-built storage technologies (-e.g. Oracle, Teradata, IBM, SAP, Microsoft, EMC, etc). It may be difficult to determine the exact point at which you should leverage one over the other. It is my contention that when the total cost of using all your data exceeds what you are able to spend using purpose-built technologies, it is time to consider using a general purpose solution like Hadoop for process offloading....
Public cloud service adoption is already a mainstream phenomenon in most organizations. Meanwhile, many large enterprises see a private cloud in their future. But choosing whether to invest in building an internal cloud infrastructure or buy from a cloud service provider will become more challenging – in anticipation, savvy IT leaders are becoming brokers of dynamic business technology solutions.

Hybrid cloud resource management and progressive operational process adoption are the key focal points in preparation for this transition. Moreover, Line of Business demand for emerging use cases and just-in-time IT workload creation requires speedy access to a managed self-serve DevOps deployment model.

That’s why comprehensive management and provisioning tools -- such as Red Hat CloudForms -- have become essential platforms. Besides, given the pervasive trends in the marketplace, every business will eventually need an actionable hybrid cloud adopt...
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