|By Roger Strukhoff||
|November 2, 2009 11:00 PM EST||
"Cloud computing is going to change everything, and you had better get your act together."
With these words, Richard Marcello, President of Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions at Unisys, launched the opening keynote to a full house at the 4th International Cloud Computing Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA on the afternoon of Monday, November 2.
The theme of his keynote was, "The Time is Right for Enterprise Cloud Computing." and it was delivered on the day that Unisys announced a new private cloud initiatiive.
By Monday evening more than 2,500 delegates arrived at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which is taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA.
Stressing security, as it has since it first announced it would be a major cloud player in June, Unisys unveiled what it calls the Secure Private Cloud Solution (SPCS) at the event.
"Like our public cloud offering, Unisys SPCS goes a long way towards allaying the security concerns of enterprises and their customers," said Marcello during the company's formal strategy announcement. "Unisys SPCS presents chief information officers with a way to realise the full operational and economic advantages of public cloud computing on their own terms, in their own datacentres, and with extra measures of security for their organisations' and their customers' sensitive information."
During his keynote, Marcello laid out the vision behind Unisys's thinking. The company aims to be a major player in the cloud space--along with other major technology providers and relative upstarts Amazon, Google, and Yahoo--and points to its decades of company history as an enterprise technology provider to the most demanding customers.
Marcello noted that the Unisys vision enables "automated virtual provisioning and repurposing of IT resources on the fly, and providing automated resource tracking to facilitate the allocation of IT usage costs to specific groups." Customers not wanting to monitor the infrastructure themselves can choose to do so via the Unisys Converged Remote Infrastructure Management Solution, Marcello noted.
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