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Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new sys...
Calling it a full-fledged tree-hugger may be a slight overstatement, but cloud computing is being viewed as an eco-friendly service that reduces the number of machines and the carbon footprint of enterprises. Thanks to virtualization and server utilization rates of around 60-70 percen...
It is common to see providers deploy cloud instances using automation, but what happens when these same principles are applied to the provisioning of the infrastructure? In his General Session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Jean-Sebastien Bruneau, Cloud Architect at OVH.com, w...
Hadoop is delivering on its promise to provide Big Data analytics for enterprises at a fraction of the cost of proprietary MPP systems. The combination of industry-standard hardware and open source software is the key combination behind this success. In his session at the 12th Intern...
Last week the OpenNebula project launched a survey to collect feedback from their community regarding what is their preferred interface for cloud consumers and how they should invest their resources in cloud API enhancement and development. The survey was open for two days receiving fe...
OpenStack is quickly becoming the de facto standard for Open Cloud platforms. What makes OpenStack the future of Cloud Computing and how can someone get started learning this new technology? In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Ken Hui, an Open Cloud Architect at Rack...
In their session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Chris Swenson, Director, Platform Operations at WebMD Health Services, and Ilya Musayev, a CloudStack Contributor at The Apache Software Foundation, will explain how the most common enterprise setups of bare metal and some virtuali...
Google Apps Script is a cloud based JavaScript environment which allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Sheets and more. The development is entirely within a browser and it's free and easy to get started. At this session, ...
The Open Group is planning a tweet jam around what it calls Platform 3.0 issues -- big data, cloud computing, the consumerization of IT and other current trends. Over recent years a number of technologies -- cloud, mobile, big data, social -- have emerged and converged to disrupt the ...
Parallels’ CTO of server virtualization James Bottomley claims there’s an inherent tenancy problem with PaaS and SaaS clouds because most applications are designed for single occupancy. And they’re designed for single occupancy mostly because it’s easier to write them that way, ignor...
You're getting pitched every day from your legacy enterprise software and hardware vendors about "cloud." They're doing an amazing job of convincing your CIO and CTO about what cloud is and how you should use it. The reality is they're defending their shrinking market share and keeping...
SYS-CON Events announced today that OpenStack will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources thro...
“Cloud has everything to do with what has happened with Big Data,” explained Jason Deck, Director of Strategic Alliances at Logicworks, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Big Data doesn’t exist in its easily accessible way without cloud. From reduced...
Cloud computing must have been brushing up on its bedside manner. HIPAA requirements now stipulate everyone in the health-care industry must begin migrating patient records and other data to cloud computing. By 2015, all medical professionals with access to patient records must utiliz...
OpenStack Cells is one of the most anticipated features in Grizzly, the seventh release of the open source software that offers more block storage options and scalability. It has been running in production at Rackspace for more than a year. In his session at the 12th International Cl...
Looking to hang with the cool kids, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, swearing “not to screw it up,” is buying Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion, a big chunk of her $5.4 billion pocketbook since it’s “substantially all” in cash. The New York-based acquisition will remain a separate business with...
Cloud enables SMBs to access new, scalable resources – previously only available to enterprises – in flexible and cost-effective ways. McKinsey’s SMB Cloud Report projects the public cloud market to reach $40-$50 billion by 2015, with SMBs comprising 65% of public cloud spending in 201...
The cloud-enabled data center sits at the center of IT transformation. It facilitates the interconnection and communities that come together, propelling growth for both buyers and sellers. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Gerry Fassig, CoreSite’s Vice President of...
Cloud computing is more than a buzz-phrase it’s a transformative IT paradigm shift. The emphasis in the cloud is on elasticity, scalability, agility and open. Not just open standards but open APIs and open source. The delivery of software is also going through a paradigm shift. Open so...
The massive computing and storage resources that are needed to support Big Data applications make cloud environments an ideal fit. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Nati Shalom, CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces, will show how to build your Big Data "database on-demand...
A recent study by analyst firm IDC reports that in 2012, 1.7 million cloud computing-related roles across the globe could not be filled due to the lack of training, certification and experience in the applicant pool. As the global demand for cloud and big data expertise increases, empl...
The OpenNebula project has just announced the immediate availability of OpenNebula 4.0 Eagle. The project has come a long way since the first "technology preview" of OpenNebula five years ago. During these years it has witnessed the rise and hype of the Cloud, the birth and decline of ...
Developers are the new kingmakers and it's a busy job. We want to use your solution but we're short on time and patience. Reduce the friction of onboarding developers by clearly and succinctly documenting your API, regardless of whether you're delivering SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS. In his s...
Cloud computing will not take over the world as some people will have you believe. The problem with it is that cloud computing needs a hybrid solution to thrive. Massive economic speed bumps and a divide in business culture impedes the adoption of the cloud for every application, and e...
Dell – while it’s trying to go private – is apparently also going full-tilt at this cloud thing trying to diversify out of PCs because it’s just bought a respected infrastructure management start-up called Enstratius. Born Enstratus Networks, Enstratius has a platform that’s supposed ...
That boom you hear? That's the cloud. Cloud computing is experiencing serious growth – even the Department of Defense is joining the party. However, some people are a little concerned about giving up hard copies and going completely virtual. Getting on this bandwagon is a great idea t...
The economics of business are radically changing due to the way in which software and services are being delivered thanks to cloud computing. In his upcoming session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Mike Kavis, Chief Technologist at Kavis Technology Consulting, will cover the fo...
We’re excited to announce three important changes to our TraceView pricing and product today. First, and most importantly, we are launching a free tier! Project includes all the data we collect on requests, hosts, service calls, JVMs and everything else, and we’re giving it away, free...
It’s now possible to create isolated networks in the cloud using OpenStack Networking. Cloud Networks can help enhance network security, increase application agility and improve scalability and availability of your servers. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Hart Ho...
“Like any successful software space in the technology world, open source in the cloud has and will be playing an important role in the overall success of cloud,” stated Sanjay Sharma, Principal Architect at Impetus Technologies, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Je...
Just as a team is only as strong as its weakest player, the more robust a mobile broadband service, the more beneficial it is to accessing and running applications in the cloud. There's a strong connection between cloud computing services and mobile broadband, including 4G services. ...
What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can y...
The JBoss Application Server project has been succeeded by widgetry called WildFly described as both a brand refresh and a renewal of Red Hat’s determination to drive the next generation of application server technologies. The name was chosen by members of the open source community o...
Hewlett-Packard doesn't shy away from taking a few cheap shots every now and again, and its latest line of servers, called Moonshot, proves it. HP has introduced a new line of servers that could be considered a major game changer in terms of power consumption and the cloud. HP's new ...
The data center and telecom networks that clouds depend on for new revenue-generating services cost more than they bring in according to Intel. So the chipmaker is throwing its considerable weight behind Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), whi...
At the OpenStack Summit this week NetApp submitted a prototype and proposal for consideration by the OpenStack Foundation Technical Committee and the unity at-large for file share service capabilities. OpenStack doesn’t have native management support for file-based storage systems so...
Sometime this quarter Intel expects to close on its just revealed intended purchase of Mashery, a seven-year-old multi-tenant SaaS start-up that manages API technology – APIs being the lingua franca of the Internet. Intel already has its own Expressway API Manager. Terms were not d...
VMware and Linux house Canonical are collaborating so users can deploy VMware widgetry such as vSphere and Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) with Canonical’s OpenStack distribution. The Canonical distribution is called the Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure and it’s supposed to be...
Explore the basics of SSD technology and its application to cloud computing. Learn about common system interfaces from Sata to PCIe, sequential and random performance, latency, Quality of Service, and RAS features for cloud data center application. In their session at the 12th Intern...
Red Hat Monday announced an Early Adopter Program for its enterprise Red Hat OpenStack widgetry and the availability of what it calls RDO, a freely available community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives. It also ann...