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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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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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Articles & Feature Stories
What if you could build a web application that could support true web-scale traffic without having to ever provision or manage a single server? Sounds magical, and it is! In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Munns, Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services, will show how to build a serverless website that scales automatically using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon S3. We will review several frameworks that can help you build serverless applications, such as the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM), Chalice, and ClaudiaJS.
Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development at qplum, will discuss the transformational impact of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in making trading a scientific process. This focus on learning a hierarchical set of concepts is truly making investing a scientific process, a utility.
"Peak 10 is a national cloud data center solutions managed services provider, and part of that is disaster recovery. We see a growing trend in the industry where companies are coming to us looking for assistance in their DR strategy," stated Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these challenges.
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transition into and take advantages of these emerging service models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy.
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is being used on IBM Cloud, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure and how to gain access to these resources in the cloud... for FREE!
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly provision resources and deploy unique, mission-critical, self-designed solutions to add-onto or create any type of infrastructure as per the business requirement. HTBase is the first company to enable a true multi-cloud strategy, enabling organizations to automate movement of data and workloads between private and public clouds. This means that organizations can now move data and workloads between pub...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you can concentrate on running a better service for your users.
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What if you could build a web application that could support true web-scale traffic without having to ever provision or manage a single server? Sounds magical, and it is! In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Munns, Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services, will show how to build a serverless website that scales automatically using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon S3. We will review several frameworks that can help you build serverle...
Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development ...
"Peak 10 is a national cloud data center solutions managed services provider, and part of that is disaster recovery. We see a growing trend in the industry where companies are coming to us looking for assistance in their DR strategy," stated Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transi...
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership abi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., will discuss how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advanta...
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
VeriStor Systems has announced that CRN has named VeriStor to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments. In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
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Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before. So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition? Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews from around the globe. The resulting insights are worthy of revisiting today, as we consider the dig...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you can concentrate on running a better service for your users.
Microservices (μServices) are a fascinating evolution of the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) paradigm. Initial design of DOC attempted to solve the problem of simplifying developing complex distributed applications by applying object-oriented design principles to disparate components operating across networked infrastructure. In this model, DOC “hid” the complexity of making this work from the developer regardless of the deployment architecture through the use of complex frameworks, such as Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM).
Special thanks for the help on this blog to the coolest, most hip group of industry experts that I have ever met: the Pathfinders. The Pathfinders is an elite forces group of master system engineers inside of Dell EMC who tackle our customers’ most difficult and inspiring challenges. I am honored to be part of that club! Suppose an autonomous vehicle learns of a more efficient route and wants sell this knowledge to other autonomous cars for a fee (using blockchain to handle machine to machine transaction). Suppose the autonomous vehicle could start to monetize itself; to self-fund its own op...
BYOD. IoT. Cloud computing. DevOps. IT professionals today have more demands (and more acronyms) on their time than ever. Application development and delivery are changing rapidly and increasing in complexity, revealing the limitations of traditional DNS approaches in achieving modern network goals. The IT department has made use of open source platforms for decades to provide DNS and traffic management in their internal networks and for their public, internet-facing services. The majority of DNS servers, both on the internet and in enterprise intranets, are open source-based solutions such as...
When discussing disruptive technologies, the topic of blockchain inevitably enters the conversation. Gartner recently listed blockchain as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ Approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just this year, according to PwC executive Seamus Cushley. IBM announced this week a Blockchain-as-a-Service Enterprise offering at their Interconnect Conference. While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is being taken very seriously across industries and cannot be ignored.
A recent argument with folks whose intelligence I hold in high regard (like Tom, Brandon, Wei, Anil, etc.) got me thinking about the following question: What does it mean, as a vendor, to say that you support the Internet of Things (IOT) from an analytics perspective? I think the heart of that question really boils down to this: What are the differences between big data (which is analyzing large amounts of mostly human-generated data to support longer-duration use cases such as predictive maintenance, capacity planning, customer 360 and revenue protection) and IOT (which is aggregating and com...
On the one hand, AI is perhaps the most revolutionary set of innovations since the transistor. But on the other, the bad press surrounding it continues to mount, perhaps even faster than the innovations themselves. This PR storm impacts enterprises as well, as AI promises to change the role technology plays for every industry on this planet. That is, unless the killer robots do us in first.
As Enterprise business moves from Monoliths to Microservices, adoption and successful implementations of Microservices become more evident. The goal of Microservices is to improve software delivery speed and increase system safety as scale increases. Documenting hurdles and problems for the use of Microservices will help consultants, architects and specialists to avoid repeating the same mistakes and learn how and when to use (or not use) Microservices at the enterprise level. The circumstance when Microservices is an appropriate solution described in this article and based on the authors' wor...
Satisfying customers and winning their loyalty is the foundation that every successful business is built upon. Delivering a consistently excellent experience builds a level of customer intimacy that will set your business apart from the competition. Consider that 80% of your company’s future revenue will come from just 20% of your existing customers, according to Gartner. The supply chain landscape is shifting, as customer expectations soar and new services and software bring greater complexity. There’s a great deal of pressure to maintain operational excellence, integrate disruptive new tech...
In 2017, word-of-mouth marketing will be a lucrative strategy and should allow small businesses and startups to carve out powerful niches in a marketplace that's noisier than ever. When was the last time you paused to consider the noise on the internet? If you really take a look, it’s astonishing. Data shows that every single day, 500 million tweets are sent out, 4 million hours of content is uploaded to YouTube, and 205 billion emails are sent. On top of that, roughly 3 million Facebook posts are shared every single minute. Then you have to consider that millions of new blog posts are publi...
Enterprise mobility has become table stakes in the world of business. The ability to access current information at any time, from anywhere, on any device has really become a cliché. The familiarity we all have with smartphones and wireless access, actually obscures the true difficulty of developing and executing an effective corporate mobile strategy. This reality is driven by the fact that companies must actually have two mobile strategies.
A strategy is a planning document that sets a direction for future work to ensure that you end up where you want to be. A strategy allows you to see the wood, despite the trees. A strategy is often used as a management tool for securing the resources needed to get there. IT is now part of the business and forward looking organisations will have senior IT people responsible for helping devise the Corporate Business Strategy
In the first article of this three-part series on hybrid cloud security, we discussed the Shared Responsibility Model, and examined how the most common attack strategies persist, are amplified, or are mitigated as assets move from data centers to the cloud. In part two, we talked about the unique security challenges that are introduced by public cloud environments. In this third and final installment, we’ll review why it’s essential to approach hybrid cloud security with different methods, tools and best practices than those used in the data center.
In-house IT professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) have had an interesting relationship over the course of IT history. Yes, they are vastly different, but if we drew a Venn diagram of IT and the MSP, the intersection of the two is worth exploring, particularly regarding how IT professionals can best manage their MSPs and work harmoniously to advance the common goal of IT performance. For IT professionals, the very utterance of the acronym “MSP” may conjure feelings of skepticism and fearing the reaper, which doesn’t need to be the case. MSPs don’t always equal outsourcing IT in i...
The IT industry is undergoing a significant evolution to keep up with cloud application demand. We see this happening as a mindset shift, from traditional IT teams to more well-rounded, cloud-focused job roles. The IT industry has become so cloud-minded that Gartner predicts that by 2020, this cloud shift will impact more than $1 trillion of global IT spending. This shift, however, has left some IT professionals feeling a little anxious about what lies ahead. The good news is that cloud computing is relatively new by IT's standards, which means it's constantly expanding to encompass new career...
I happened to be in India last November when prime minister Modi announced the demonetization program, where 86% of the currency in the form of two paper bills (Rs. 500 and 1000 denomination) were made defunct. People were given time to deposit their existing currencies in the bank. Those who had unusually high volume of such currencies were supposed to declare the legal source or face stiff penalties such as 60-75% tax. The goal was to catch the money hoarders and black marketers who avoid paying taxes on such undeclared money.
Electric utility companies promoting power conservation programs discovered that simply informing consumers of their electricity usage relative to neighbors lowered overall consumption. This type of normative social comparison has produced the same effects in other domains. Why does this work? How can the idea be used in Customer Success?
George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, once said, "You can't do it unless you can imagine it." Inour latest research on the future state of work in the retail sector, we find many industry executives struggling to imagine where the future is leading them and their organizations, not to mention the role digital technologies will play along the way. Traditional retailers are challenged by rapidly emerging new business models, such as Amazon Go and Facebook's launch of its digital commerce platform, Marketplace. Moreover, pioneering companies in the sharing economy (i.e., Uber) are expanding from...
Many times, sports have been at the leading edge of data analytics. The book “Moneyball” was one of the first popular books to bring the basic concepts behind data analytics and data science to the general audience. Fantasy leagues, sabermetrics and even games like “Strat-O-Matic” baseball and basketball provided an introduction into basic statistical concepts. And it now seems that sports, in this case the National Basketball Association (NBA), are breaking new ground with another data analytics topic: who owns the data? The National Basketball Players Association recently banned NBA teams...