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With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from Nov 7 through Nov 10 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing, 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? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Jason Waxman TWITTER: @IntelXeon/cloud-builders COMPANY: Intel 9TH CLOUD EXPO GENERAL SESSION TITLE: Progressing Toward the Federated, Automated and Client-Aware Cloud SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/1894467 BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Jason Waxman is... (more)

Square Pegs and Round Holes (Network and Applications)

Shannon Poulin, VP Data Center and Connected Systems Group and General Manager, Data Center Marketing Group for Intel gave the keynote address at Data Center World Fall on transforming the data center for a services-oriented world. Now, that was interesting enough in itself and of course it touched on SDN and cloud. But what really grabbed my attention was a focus on processor design and how decomposition of applications and the network into services and functions is changing the way processors and board-level components are designed. You see, it turns out that one size does not fit all, and the varying resource and processing models of different types of "things" has an impact on how you put a machine together. I mean, it's all well and good to say commoditized x86 is the future, and white box machines are going to be the basis for our virtualized data center, bu... (more)

BusinessWeek Piece on Cloud Computing Misses The Point

Steve Hamm (@stevehamm31) of BusinessWeek - pictured below -got a big article on #cloudcomputing into last week’s issue.  It rightly points out that cloud computing is the big thing and will keep us busy for the next 10 years.  Unfortunately, a lot of the article is misleading or missing key context. His first example cited is Avon’s use of a smartphone- and PC-accessible system for connecting Avon’s 150,000 “sales leaders” with their reps (sales leaders are the consultants who recruit and run other consultants/reps and get a cut of the “upline” commission).  Nothing in the article explains how this is a “cloud computing” solution.  Remote/mobile accessible applications have been around almost as long as the Internet.  The article doesn’t say, but I suspect that the system serving up all this info is a traditionally developed and deployed one sitting inside the Avo... (more)

Is Atom Ready For the Bigs?

I keep seeing press releases like this popping up in Google Alerts, announcing new Intel Atom-based micro PCs and boards that are perfect for, among many things, digital signage. Safely hidden away in the turret of my mountaintop compound near the windswept shores of Lake Ontario (OK, a spare bedroom in suburban Toronto), I don't have a bench to test gear, nor would I know what the hell I was doing in assessing whether any or all of these new, low-cost x86 platforms are actually capable of doing as billed. But I suspect a lot of companies are, for three simple reasons: 1 - Form factor - Aopen gets a TON of business in this space because it has a small PC that CAN push out 720P video and smooth Flash. But by today's standards the Aopen DE box is expensive, and even more so because a lot of vendors slap on$200-$300 of inflated margins 2 - Fanless - There are people w... (more)

VMware Announces Broad Customer Adoption of VMware View

VMware has announced broad customer adoption of VMware View, a desktop virtualization solution. With more than 1 million seats estimated across 7,000 customers, VMware View is establishing itself as the standard of choice to centralize desktop management, lower costs and deliver rich, personalized user experiences. VMware View(TM) has been widely adopted across industries -- including financial services, healthcare, education, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and the public sector. In addition, organizations are accelerating large scale deployments across broader use cases as they may realize strong total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of $600 or more per end user in less than six months. "We have deployed 600 desktops and are planning to deploy about 6,000 in the next 18 months to meet the needs of our employees across our 700 branches," said Ph... (more)

Cloud Security Alliance & Novell Spur Mainstream Cloud Adoption

Novell Session at Cloud Expo Novell and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), on Monday announced a vendor-neutral initiative to deliver the industry's first cloud security certification, education and outreach program for cloud providers. Known as the "Trusted Cloud Initiative," it will help cloud providers develop industry-recommended, secure and interoperable identity, access and compliance management configurations and practices. Now, organizations considering adopting cloud-based computing will have a trusted standard to alleviate concerns about security, governance and control of their data and IT assets. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! "How identities are managed either in the cloud, or federated with the cloud, create significant barriers for enterprise adoption of cloud services," said Alan Boehme, SVP IT Strategy and Enterp... (more)

Themes & Topics To Be Discussed at Cloud Expo in New York April 19–21, 2010

Cloud Expo 2010 East in New York Cloud Computing is making modern, world-class IT infrastructure available to companies of all sizes regardless of economic cycles. The Cloud has captured the imagination of IT because it promises compute capacity as a liquid currency that can be shared and made available on demand. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Delegates will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming April 19-21 to 5th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with the 8th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is a round-up of some of the Cloud & Virtualization themes and topics due to be discussed in the Keynotes, General Sessions, Breakout Technical Sessions, and Power Panels... Cloud Management Making Sense of Cloud Service Management Mark Rivington Cloud Com... (more)

Red Hat’s KVM Virtualization Steals Spotlight

Red Hat Session at Cloud Expo IBM has launched a new service that lets outside enterprises indulge in software development and testing on its Cloud Platform. IBM currently hosts services on the web like Lotus Live along with a Private cloud option that it launched in 2009. Since then it has steadily expanded its cloud portfolio to include hosted test environments, storage and other associated services. Now along with Product testing and development, IBM is targeting the whole Infrastructure space offered as a service on the cloud (IAAS). Big Blue has clearly ventured into commercial Public cloud terrain complete with a Partner ecosystem like Amazon EC2’s.  Its channel partners will be able to build their services over IBM’s cloud allowing it to offer a suite of web based Software applications. The new offering comes with support for Linux via Red Hat Enterprise Linu... (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)

Advancing Cloud Computing to the Next Level at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here! Learn from IT leaders who are part of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), an organization of >300 IT end users driving next-gen cloud requirements about the key usage models that the ODCA has defined to advance cloud computing. In their session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Anna Claiborne, Product Manager for Security Services at Terremark, and Ravi Subramaniam, an Intel Principal Engineer, Get technical insights and practical information into secure federation, cloud automation, common management and policies for cloud resources, along with how cloud services should become more transparent for the benefit of the IT industry. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bios: Anna Claiborne currently serves as Product Manager for Security Services at Terremark, overseeing product development ... (more)

RHEV 3.0 Sets Stage for VMware Challenge

Originally posted on eweek: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Virtualization/RHEV-30-Sets-Stage-for-VMware-Challenge-885501/ by: Cameron Sturdevant Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers significantly updates management capabilities and supports giant virtual machines. The release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 signals that 2012 will be the year that IT managers at organizations of all sizes have real choices to make when it comes to virtualizing workloads in the data center. RHEV 3.0 and the Microsoft Windows Server 8 release candidate both offer a challenge to the currently unrivaled data center virtualization lead position held by VMware vSphere 5. Until now, IT virtualization managers could use VMware vSphere without much question to run workloads of all types. RHEV 3.0 successfully challenged this operating assumption in tests at eWEEK Labs. The revamped ... (more)