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Click Here to Download Now! Struggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Learn how Platform as a Service (PaaS) can streamline application development processes and make resource management easy. Click Here to Download Now! @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, June 7-9 2016 at New York City's Javits Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 New York (June 7-9, 2016, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley (November 1-3, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) With major technology companies an... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2011 New York Venue

Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong. Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Mark Hinkle – Citrix Systems

With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now under two weeks away, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11 through June 14 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT, side by side with the exploding use of enterprise Big Data – processed in the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Mark Hinkle TWITTER: @mrhinkle COMPANY: Citrix Systems 10TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing SESSION DESCRIPTION: ht... (more)

Making Cloud a Reality for Enterprises via SOA Governance

Cloud computing is slowly gaining credibility and traction in the enterprise world. As giants such as Google and Amazon productize their massive cloud infrastructures, moving enterprise applications to the public cloud seems a more realistic possibility. The advantages of an enterprise application leveraging the public cloud sound like utopia - lowered total cost of ownership and overhead costs, ease of maintenance, inherent high availability and scalability that is built into the infrastructure. Yet when the theory of moving to the cloud is put into practice, the biggest hurdle that stalls the success of the transition is governance. This article analyzes its importance and the various aspects of governance in the realm of cloud computing. Governance in the Cloud Many organizations are reluctant to move forward with a cloud computing strategy because of justified co... (more)

John Treadway Publishes His "The Bzz on Cloud Computing" Blog on Ulitzer

John Treadway started the syndication of his authoritative Cloud Computing blog "The Bzz on Cloud Computing" on Ulitzer (see FAQ here). John Treadway is a senior enterprise technology marketing and business development executive with significant experience across horizontal IT and financial technology markets. John has founded or co-founded three companies and currently consults to a variety of technology businesses on marketing, strategy and cloud computing opportunities. Sites/Blogs CloudBzz Ulitzer offers to its readers the following Cloud Computing topics. Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Expo Cloud Computing for SMBs Cloud Computing Newswire Cloud Data Analytics Cloud Hosting & Service Providers Journal Cloud Interoperability Cloud Security Journal Cloudonomics Journal Cloudscale Open Cloud Collaboration Open Source and Cloud Computing   ... (more)

IBM, Microsoft, Others in Lock-Picking Cloud API Push

Half the apps on the Internet are written in PHP. That gives Zend Technologies, the PHP house, a stake in the cloud. So it’s rounded up cloud merchants Microsoft, IBM, Rackspace, GoGrid and Nirvanix and has gotten them to support its new open source drive to create a so-called Simple API for Cloud Application Services that developers can write to – or, Zend thinks as likely, rewrite to – to get native cloud apps. These apps in turn promise to break the lock on closed clouds like Amazon’s, making it possible to move applications and their data in and out of clouds, migrating them around virtually all the major nebulae. The trick will be in creating Simple Cloud API adapters. Zend cloud strategist Wil Sinclair – that’s right, Wil – says both Amazon and Google were asked to join the initiative. Google’s widgetry is based on Python so it’s got an excuse for not joining. ... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Three Node Install of RDO OpenStack Using PackStack

Following my single server installation of RDO OpenStack using PackStack, here is my install of OpenStack across three nodes. What's key here is the answer files used with packstack. For a single node its trivial since you just accept nearly all the defaults. A distributed install requires a bit of planning. First I installed on two nodes, using packstack from one node (sudo packstack --answer-file=/root/grizzly_openstack.cfg) The answer file for this installation is here, it specifies the location of each component: cinder on one server (.110) with this line: # The IP address of the server on which to install Cinder CONFIG_CINDER_HOST=10.202.183.110 and keystone, swift, nagios, nova, horizon and quantum on a second server (.29) Initial install looked like this:   Now, to add a second compute (NOVA) node to the installation, I ran packstack (sudo packstack --answer-f... (more)

Changing Your Business Model with OpenStack

In a recent presentation to Managed Service Providers (MSPs), I stressed that embracing standards had to be on their list of strategic priorities. Cloud solution success is based on a successful assembly of services from multiple providers for which standards play a key role. Included on that list should be OpenStack, the hottest open source project in cloud computing that has drawn the investment and attention of leading IT vendors like AT&T, Dell, IBM, HP and Red Hat. So, should you care about OpenStack? Cloud-based disruptions in the IT industry began when Amazon started offering computing resources via its Amazon Web Service (AWS) around 2005. Citrix’s Cloud Platform (based on Apache CloudStack) had an early start in infrastructure standards but does not have a growth that OpenStack is enjoying. For virtualization, VMware is the gold standard for customers who ... (more)