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Cloud Expo 2011 West Media Sponsors

AJAXWorld Magazine

AJAXWorld Magazine is the pre-eminent independent vendor-neutral resource for the fastest growing new segment of the software business: entirely Web-based applications and experiences like Gmail, Google Maps, Live.com, MySpaces, and Flickr. AJAXWorld Magazine recognizes that the next-generation user-centric Web is hurtling toward us and that it's a rich-media future in which AJAX, as the most talked about of all the Rich Internet technologies, is positioned firmly at center stage. AJAXWorld Magazine provides developers, architects, IT managers, and corporate decision makers with comprehensive information and insight into the biggest paradigm shift in website design, development, and deployment since the invention of the World Wide Web fifteen years ago.
Best in Cloud

Best in Cloud is a competition and conference hosted by Germany’s number one IT weekly “Computerwoche”, seeking excellent cloud projects run by all kinds of cloud providers – from start-ups to global players, around the world. Paper will be collected from now till July 31 each year. From 13-14 October, 2011, the best cases will be presented in 6-minute demo pitches in Frankfurt area, Germany, after which the audience will vote and find out the winners – the best cloud projects of the year. Do you offer cloud service and have projects running? Apply now! For more information, please visit:www.best-in-cloud.com.
BoogarLists

With a qualified directory of more than 2,000 Venture Capital and Mid-Market/LBO private equity firms, BoogarLists is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to begin their search for investment capital. Whether starting a new company or striving to take an early stage company to the next level, CEO's and CFO's will invariably want to seek out new sources of capital or other financial services. BoogarLists provides an extensive directory of financial, operations and marketing services, as well as a comprehensive directory of conferences and associations, across the technology, media and communications industries."
Cloud Computing Journal

At SYS-CON Media our mission through http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com is to help open the eyes of Enterprise IT professionals to the economics and strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Cloud computing potentially impacts every aspect of how IT deploys and operates software. It also impacts many aspects of how software is developed/purchased. Cloud Computing Journal is the first and only online source covering the booming market of Cloud Computing for the enterprise, providing key decision makers with how-to articles to improve product efficiency and lower costs by leveraging network and computing resources.

As the publisher, in addition to Cloud Computing Journal, of some of the world s leading i-Technology online sources, such as Virtualization, Journal, SOAWorld Magazine, Web 2.0 Journal, AJAXWorld Magazine, Java Developer s Journal and others, SYS-CON Media delivers to advertising partners the most efficient and highest-performing channels through which to reach their target audience. With a combined readership of over half a million IT professionals, SYS-CON Media has the tools (SYS-CON.TV Internet Video, Webinars and Webcasts) and the experience you need to deliver a message that is cost-effective, striking and unforgettable.

CloudEnable

CloudEnable, a subsidiary of Cambridge Technology Enterprises, is a leading provider of Cloud Management services and leverages a global workforce and premium partner relationships to deliver unparalleled, cost effective Cloud Services to startups, ISVs and enterprises.

At CloudEnable we help you leverage the true power of the Cloud, freeing you from day-to-day monitoring and management and empowering you to focus on your core business. Our Enablement and Management Services are designed to proactively manage all aspects of your applications, infrastructure and Cloud-based business operations.

Cloud IT Pro

At Cloud IT Pro, we aim to explore the move of applications, platforms and infrastructure out into the cloud and what that move means for you.
CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks.com is one of the fastest growing cloud computing media sites on the Web. With a team of content creators from around the globe, including CTOs, CEOs, cloud bloggers, engineers and technology enthusiasts, delivers in‐depth articles, the latest news, interviews and other valuable content on cloud computing.

Conference Guru

Conference Guru reviews thousands of conferences to find great conferences and establishes partnerships with the organizers that enable us to offer a limited quantity of conference passes at a great price. Conference Guru – Great Conferences. Great Deals.
HPC in the Cloud

HPC in the Cloud is the only portal dedicated to covering data-intensive cloud computing in science, industry and the data center. The publication provides technology decision-makers and stakeholders across the high performance computing industry (spanning government, industry and academia) and the enterprise with the most accurate and current information on developments happening in the point where high performance and cloud computing intersect. HPC in the Cloud is the leading information resource for tens of thousands of buying IT professionals interested in following the developments of cloud computing in the technology space. Subscribe now at: www.hpcinthecloud.com/
IIR Telecoms & Technology

IIR Telecoms & Technology is the leading provider of strategic telecommunications conferences which are international in scope and yet highly focused on the issues facing the industry.

IIR believes passionately in the power of knowledge and skills to act as a lasting catalyst to organisational achievement. Established in 1973, IIR is now the world's largest Human Capital company with a global network of 45 businesses and 116 operating units. Every year, IIR works with hundreds of thousands of business executives providing them with knowledge and skills through training, conferences, seminars, e-Learning, blended solutions, exhibitions, consulting and mentoring.

Integration Developer News

Integration Developer News launched in 2002, is the leading electronic newsletter (circulation 71,500) written for enterprise architects, middleware developers and integration professionals interested in design-to-deployment phases for leading integration topics.

IDN (www.idevnews.com) focuses on Cloud Computing, Virtualization, SOA, BI and BPM. IDN is producing 5 online conferences for Cloud Computing in 2011. Subjects to include - Cloud and Virtualizaion, Cloud for Financial Services, Cloud and Integration, Cloud and SOA.

OASIS

OASIS is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Cloud computing, SOA, Web services, the Smart Grid, electronic publishing, emergency management, and other areas. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.
OMG

The CSCC is an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, and drilling down into standards, security and interoperability issues.
Scalr

Scalr is an open source Cloud Management tool that brings automation to web applications like no other. Auto-scaling, high availability, fault tolerance, backups, multi-cloud deployments, hybrid-cloud bursting are all supported out-of-the-box. Support for EC2, Rackspace, Eucalyptus, Cloud.com, Nimbula, and OpenStack is included. Enterprise packages available on request.
SearchCloudComputing.com

SearchCloudComputing.com is the Web's most comprehensive resource for cloud computing news, analysis and case studies. The site provides IT professionals with real-world examples of how cloud computing is being used today. Learn who the key players are and how they rate against each other, how the technology works, and how you consume and pay for it. Plus, access case studies of successful deployments in the cloud with explanations of new business opportunities and how to tap into them.
www.SecurityStockWatch.com

…is the #1 security solutions portal for "Secure ID Solutions" and "Fraud Prevention Solutions". We invite you to visit Google to verify our top rankings first hand. Our B2B and B2Gov channel reaches your target markets and based on our demographics and traffic, we can assure your company of an excellent business development opportunity. What is YOUR cloud computing solution?

Please contact Amanda@SecurityStockWatch.com for a customized, marketing/advertising/lead generation, program with guaranteed placement in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BusinessWeek, and trade media at a surprisingly low-cost. For a complete overview of options: http://www.securitystockwatch.com/Main/RATE_CARD.xls.

SOAWorld Magazine

SOAWorld Magazine is the premier publication addressing the technical and strategic depth of Web Services. Its target audience is anyone who wishes to design, administer, sell, or use Web Services - from the developer, to the ISV, to the CTO, and to the end user. It is for anyone who wishes to apply the new model for creating and using distributed applications across the Internet, utilizing common interfaces for efficient communication and high level interoperability.
Tabor Communications Inc.

Tabor Communications, Inc. is a leading international media, advertising, and communications company that provides solutions, news and information to the High Performance Computing (HPC), cloud, data-intensive and digital manufacturing communities. Publisher of HPCwire, and HPC in the Cloud, BigCompute and Digital Manufacturing Report, other Tabor Communications companies include Tabor Advertising and Tabor Publications & Events. Learn more at: www.taborcommunications.com/
TMCnet

TMCnet is the world's leading communications and technology Web site. TMCnet is one of the most flexible, useful and fastest growing b-to-b technology sites. Covering IP communications, CRM, contact center and information technology topics, TMCnet is read by two million monthly unique visitors. Source: Webtrends. Please visit www.tmcnet.com.
Toolbox.com

Toolbox.com helps professionals do their jobs better by enabling them to easily share knowledge with experienced peers. The online communities at Toolbox.com provide the tools through which executives and professionals collaborate to solve problems, make decisions, and increase workplace efficiency. Through innovative marketing services, advertising partners become part of the conversation and engage professionals as they research, discuss, and influence purchasing decisions. Toolbox.com is a subsidiary of the Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: EXBD).

Virtualization Journal

Virtualization is the hottest subject today, triggering dramatic changes in product offerings and business practices to support virtualized operational models. Virtualization Journal covers these breakneck speed developments, including all aspects of the plethora of solutions that's already emerged as more and more companies turn to virtualization to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands.
The Web Host Industry Review

Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web host 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. For more details about TheWHIR, visit http://www.theWHIR.com. For more information on iNET Interactive, visit http://iNETinteractive.com.
WSTA

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA), founded in 1967, is a not-for-profit educational organization that focuses on technologies, operational approaches, and business issues for the global financial community. The WSTA offers seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, leading-edge showcases, social events, networking opportunities, and its quarterly educational Ticker Magazine. Its web site is a dynamic resource for industry information and WSTA news. The Vendor Affiliate Program offers organized opportunities for vendors to keep financial industry professionals aware of current and emerging technologies.
Cloud Expo 2011 East Media Sponsors

AJAXWorld Magazine

AJAXWorld Magazine is the pre-eminent independent vendor-neutral resource for the fastest growing new segment of the software business: entirely Web-based applications and experiences like Gmail, Google Maps, Live.com, MySpaces, and Flickr. AJAXWorld Magazine recognizes that the next-generation user-centric Web is hurtling toward us and that it's a rich-media future in which AJAX, as the most talked about of all the Rich Internet technologies, is positioned firmly at center stage. AJAXWorld Magazine provides developers, architects, IT managers, and corporate decision makers with comprehensive information and insight into the biggest paradigm shift in website design, development, and deployment since the invention of the World Wide Web fifteen years ago.
BoogarLists

With a qualified directory of more than 2,000 Venture Capital and Mid-Market/LBO private equity firms, BoogarLists is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to begin their search for investment capital. Whether starting a new company or striving to take an early stage company to the next level, CEO's and CFO's will invariably want to seek out new sources of capital or other financial services. BoogarLists provides an extensive directory of financial, operations and marketing services, as well as a comprehensive directory of conferences and associations, across the technology, media and communications industries."
Cloud Computing Journal

At SYS-CON Media our mission through http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com is to help open the eyes of Enterprise IT professionals to the economics and strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Cloud computing potentially impacts every aspect of how IT deploys and operates software. It also impacts many aspects of how software is developed/purchased. Cloud Computing Journal is the first and only online source covering the booming market of Cloud Computing for the enterprise, providing key decision makers with how-to articles to improve product efficiency and lower costs by leveraging network and computing resources.

As the publisher, in addition to Cloud Computing Journal, of some of the world s leading i-Technology online sources, such as Virtualization, Journal, SOAWorld Magazine, Web 2.0 Journal, AJAXWorld Magazine, Java Developer s Journal and others, SYS-CON Media delivers to advertising partners the most efficient and highest-performing channels through which to reach their target audience. With a combined readership of over half a million IT professionals, SYS-CON Media has the tools (SYS-CON.TV Internet Video, Webinars and Webcasts) and the experience you need to deliver a message that is cost-effective, striking and unforgettable.


Conference Guru

Conference Guru reviews thousands of conferences to find great conferences and establishes partnerships with the organizers that enable us to offer a limited quantity of conference passes at a great price. Conference Guru – Great Conferences. Great Deals.
HPC in the Cloud

HPC in the Cloud is dedicated to covering technical cloud computing in science, industry and the data center. The publication provides technology decision-makers and stakeholders in the computing industry (spanning government, industry, and academia) with accurate and current information on the latest developments in cloud computing. Subscribe now at: www.hpcinthecloud.com.
Integration Developer News

Integration Developer News launched in 2002, is the leading electronic newsletter (circulation 71,500) written for enterprise architects, middleware developers and integration professionals interested in design-to-deployment phases for leading integration topics.

IDN (www.idevnews.com) focuses on Cloud Computing, Virtualization, SOA, BI and BPM. IDN is producing 5 online conferences for Cloud Computing in 2011. Subjects to include - Cloud and Virtualizaion, Cloud for Financial Services, Cloud and Integration, Cloud and SOA.

OASIS

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. The consortium produces more Web services standards than any other organization along with standards for security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.
SearchCloudComputing.com

SearchCloudComputing.com is the most comprehensive resource for today's cloud trends. Discover how key industry players compare and find real-world case studies of successful cloud deployments.
www.SecurityStockWatch.com

…is the #1 security solutions portal for "Secure ID Solutions" and "Fraud Prevention Solutions". We invite you to visit Google to verify our top rankings first hand. Our B2B and B2Gov channel reaches your target markets and based on our demographics and traffic, we can assure your company of an excellent business development opportunity. What is YOUR cloud computing solution?

Please contact Amanda@SecurityStockWatch.com for a customized, marketing/advertising/lead generation, program with guaranteed placement in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BusinessWeek, and trade media at a surprisingly low-cost. For a complete overview of options: http://www.securitystockwatch.com/Main/RATE_CARD.xls.

SNIA

SNIA (the Storage Networking Industry Association) is an industry-leading trade association chartered to advance IT technologies, interoperable platforms, standards, and education programs for IT professionals. Some 400 member companies span the global storage market, connecting the IT industry with end-to-end storage networks and information management solutions.

As a not-for-profit association, the SNIA enables our members to develop robust solutions for storing and managing the volumes of information generated by today's businesses. Since 1997, we have worked to bring recognition of storage issues to the IT world, making storage less complicated for the end user. As a result, the SNIA has adopted the role of industry catalyst for the devel­opment of storage solution architectures, specifications (including our latest CDMI specification for "cloud storage") and technologies, global standards, and storage education.

SOAWorld Magazine

SOAWorld Magazine is the premier publication addressing the technical and strategic depth of Web Services. Its target audience is anyone who wishes to design, administer, sell, or use Web Services - from the developer, to the ISV, to the CTO, and to the end user. It is for anyone who wishes to apply the new model for creating and using distributed applications across the Internet, utilizing common interfaces for efficient communication and high level interoperability.
Tabor Communications Inc.

Tabor Communications Inc. is a leading international media company that provides solutions, news and information to the High Performance Computing (HPC), cloud, IT and Digital Manufacturing communities. Tabor Communications companies include Tabor Advertising and Tabor Publications & Events.

TMCnet

TMCnet is the world's leading communications and technology Web site. TMCnet is one of the most flexible, useful and fastest growing b-to-b technology sites. Covering IP communications, CRM, contact center and information technology topics, TMCnet is read by two million monthly unique visitors. Source: Webtrends. Please visit www.tmcnet.com.

Virtualization Journal

Virtualization is the hottest subject today, triggering dramatic changes in product offerings and business practices to support virtualized operational models. Virtualization Journal covers these breakneck speed developments, including all aspects of the plethora of solutions that's already emerged as more and more companies turn to virtualization to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands.
The Web Host Industry Review

Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web host 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. For more details about TheWHIR, visit http://www.theWHIR.com. For more information on iNET Interactive, visit http://iNETinteractive.com.
WSTA

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA), founded in 1967, is a not-for-profit educational organization that focuses on technologies, operational approaches, and business issues for the global financial community. The WSTA offers seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, leading-edge showcases, social events, networking opportunities, and its quarterly educational Ticker Magazine. Its web site is a dynamic resource for industry information and WSTA news. The Vendor Affiliate Program offers organized opportunities for vendors to keep financial industry professionals aware of current and emerging technologies.


ZapThink, LLC

Founded in October 2000, ZapThink, LLC is an information technology strategy advisory firm. As a recognized authority and master of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Computing, and Enterprise Architecture, ZapThink provides its audience of IT practitioners, consultants, and technology vendors with practical advice, guidance, education, and mentorship solutions that assist companies in leveraging architecture to meet their business needs and presenting viable solutions to the market. We provide this audience a clear roadmap for standards-based, loosely coupled distributed computing – a vision of IT meeting the needs of the agile business.
Articles & Feature Stories
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists looked at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver the analytics that add value.
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assistants, Robotics, shipping logistics and other emerging technologies, developers and competitors ignore Amazon at their peril.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide recognized certification against various international standards. He also has extensive experience as a trainer and an educator in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management and IT. Throughout his career, he has worked in North America, Latin America and Asia with individuals and various companies of all sizes.
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the demands of Digital Transformation – including accelerating application delivery, closing feedback loops, enabling multi-channel delivery, empowering collaborative decisions, improving user experience, and ultimately meeting (and exceeding) business goals.
Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cloud marketplaces and DevOps are changing the economics of hosting and delivering software.
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, posited that disruption is inevitable for companies that refuse to embrace the cloud and the culture shift that comes along with it.
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud technical architecture, IoT platform selection, end-to-end security, enterprise systems integration and monetization techniques.
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. End users now struggle to navigate multiple environments with varying degrees of performance. Companies are unclear on the security of their data and network access. And IT squads are overwhelmed trying to monitor and manage it all.
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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.


@CloudExpo Stories
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists looked at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the de...
Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cl...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, posited that disruption is inevitable for comp...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...
It is ironic, but perhaps not unexpected, that many organizations who want the benefits of using an Agile approach to deliver software use a waterfall approach to adopting Agile practices: they form plans, they set milestones, and they measure progress by how many teams they have engaged. Old habits die hard, but like most waterfall software projects, most waterfall-style Agile adoption efforts fail to produce the results desired. The problem is that to get the results they want, they have to ch...
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, discussed why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers wit...
The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Ara...
When growing capacity and power in the data center, the architectural trade-offs between server scale-up vs. scale-out continue to be debated. Both approaches are valid: scale-out adds multiple, smaller servers running in a distributed computing model, while scale-up adds fewer, more powerful servers that are capable of running larger workloads. It’s worth noting that there are additional, unique advantages that scale-up architectures offer. One big advantage is large memory and compute capacity...
"We are a monitoring company. We work with Salesforce, BBC, and quite a few other big logos. We basically provide monitoring for them, structure for their cloud services and we fit into the DevOps world" explained David Gildeh, Co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, highlighted the current challenges of these transformative technologies and shared strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” outlined the latest trends and developments i...
"Loom is applying artificial intelligence and machine learning into the entire log analysis process, from start to finish and at the end you will get a human touch,” explained Sabo Taylor Diab, Vice President, Marketing at Loom Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
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Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
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12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.
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In the decade following his article, cloud computing further cemented Carr’s perspective. Compute, storage, and network resources have become simple utilities, available at the proverbial turn of the faucet. The value they provide is immense, but the cloud playing field is amazingly level. Carr’s quote above presaged the cloud to a T. Today, however, we’re in the digital era. Mark Andreesen’s ‘software is eating the world’ prognostication is coming to pass, as enterprises realize they must become software companies to remain competitive. The value IT brings to such companies is unquestiona...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the demands of Digital Transformation – including accelerating application delivery, closing feedback loop...
As more technologies become software-defined, their adoption demands a significant shift in thinking about how a business organizes its value stream. This shift may be difficult, but it enables you to anticipate changes and position your business to react when software-defined technologies emerge. Recently a new set of tools and practices has emerged to create and manage environments. Known as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), it enables infrastructure management through a software-defined layer.
A common misconception about the cloud is that one size fits all. Companies expecting to run all of their operations using one cloud solution or service must realize that doing so is akin to forcing the totality of their business functionality into a straightjacket. Unlocking the full potential of the cloud means embracing the multi-cloud future where businesses use their own cloud, and/or clouds from different vendors, to support separate functions or product groups. There is no single cloud solution ideal for all applications, and some applications might not fit the cloud at all. For example...
Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cloud marketplaces and DevOps are changing the economics of hosting and delivering software. ...
Hybrid IT is today’s reality, and while its implementation may seem daunting at times, more and more organizations are migrating to the cloud. In fact, according to SolarWinds 2017 IT Trends Index: Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organization 95 percent of organizations have migrated crucial applications to the cloud in the past year. As such, it’s in every IT professional’s best interest to know what to expect.
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Mark Burgess (@markburgess_osl) is a theoretical physicist, but in his keynote at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference, he talked more about economics and human interactives than physics. What does either have to do as the keynote for a conference on DevOps? Well, for a little more background, Mark Burgess is also the founder and former CTO of CFEngine, a configuration management and automation framework, and is the author of Promise Theory. While at CFEngine, Mark worked to apply a theory of how the autonomous agents in software interact with each other. Promise Theory was born.
For most organizations, the move to hybrid cloud is now a question of when, not if. Fully 82% of enterprises plan to have a hybrid cloud strategy this year, according to Infoholic Research. The worldwide hybrid cloud computing market is expected to grow about 34% annually over the next five years, reaching $241.13 billion by 2022. Companies are embracing hybrid cloud because of the many advantages it offers compared to relying on a single provider for all of their cloud needs. Hybrid offers balance and flexibility. It helps companies achieve a wide array of business goals, including availabili...
Companies have always been concerned that traditional enterprise software is slow and complex to install, often disrupting critical and time-sensitive operations during roll-out. With the growing need to integrate new digital technologies into the enterprise to transform business processes, this concern has become even more pressing. A 2016 Panorama Consulting Solutions study revealed that enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects took an average of 21 months to install, with 57 percent of these projects experiencing timeline overruns. A span of almost two years can be a long time when disr...
The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago, will discuss the digital enterprise evolution in the context of artificial intelligence.
When growing capacity and power in the data center, the architectural trade-offs between server scale-up vs. scale-out continue to be debated. Both approaches are valid: scale-out adds multiple, smaller servers running in a distributed computing model, while scale-up adds fewer, more powerful servers that are capable of running larger workloads. It’s worth noting that there are additional, unique advantages that scale-up architectures offer. One big advantage is large memory and compute capacity that makes In-Memory Computing possible. This means that large databases can now reside entirely in...
The cloud’s massive success and the growing desire for Big Data analytics are just two of the factors that are making traditional storage architectures obsolete. Organizations cannot afford to scale bygone storage appliances. Even if they could, the time it would take is unacceptable in the digital world. Adding multiple servers could not accommodate storage demands, either. Vertical storage architecture contains bottlenecks that slow performance to a crawl.
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, highlighted the current challenges of these transformative technologies and shared strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” outlined the latest trends and developments in AI and Cloud Computing technology innovation for enterprise communications to help you shape your ...
"Loom is applying artificial intelligence and machine learning into the entire log analysis process, from start to finish and at the end you will get a human touch,” explained Sabo Taylor Diab, Vice President, Marketing at Loom Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
For a phrase that’s being thrown around a lot recently, what does “Digital Transformation” really mean? When someone says that they want to digitally transform their business, what does one really mean, why do they want to do it, and should they approach this “digital transformation” process? First off, let’s start with a definition. If we don’t know what we are trying to achieve, then how do we know how to get there? Or to quote the famous Greek philosopher Yogi Berra: “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
There's a lot to gain from cloud computing, but success requires a thoughtful and enterprise focused approach. Cloud computing decouples data and information from the infrastructure on which it lies. A process that is a LOT more involved than dragging some folders from your desktop to a shared drive. Cloud computing as a mission transformation activity, not a technological one. As an organization moves from local information hosting to the cloud, one of the most important challenges is addressing cloud computing as a mission transformation activity, not a technological one. Cloud computing is...
The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved quite rapidly, especially if you consider how long it took for little packet-switching networks like ARPANET to morph into today’s nearly ubiquitous internet. Our nascent IoT ecosystem is already populated by billions of sensors and connected devices, hundreds of millions of servers, and thousands of hybrid clouds serving billions of people… all of them perpetually producing and/or consuming data in an explosion of information.
Containers, microservices and DevOps are all the rage lately. You can read about how great they are and how they’ll change your life and the industry everywhere. So naturally when we started a new company and were deciding how to architect our app, we went with microservices, containers and DevOps. About now you’re expecting a story of how everything went so smoothly, we’re now pushing out code ten times a day, but the reality is quite different.
Let’s rewind the clock a bit. A few years ago, object storage was the new technology that promised to replace file system in the secondary storage market. It would scale beyond the limits of file systems and deliver better costs. The trade-off would be lower ease-of-use with new protocols that required rewriting of the applications. File systems would keep its place as the tier-one storage solution, because of its superior performance. The world order was clear with object storage elbowing file system out of secondary storage and gradually squeezing it out of tier one as its performance improv...
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