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Virtualization Power Panel at Cloud Expo Streaming Live on SYS-CON.TV

The Future of Cloud Computing

In this industry power panel held at Cloud Computing Expo 2009 West, key issues were discussed including security in the cloud, the future of virtualization, On Demand cloud computing, and whether automation may be the next buzz word. Panelists agreed that while security posed as one of the major challenges in the cloud, the same issue also enabled companies to zero in on specific security requirements and forced them to rethink traditional data centers.

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Panelists include:

John Keagy is CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid, the leader in Linux and Windows Cloud Computing. He is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, having built and sold several successful Internet service providers since 1991. His entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision have led ServePath's rapid growth. The company was recently named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in recognition of its growth (#11 in Silicon Valley and #77 in North America). ServePath began work on GoGrid in 2006 when Keagy saw the impending shift of computing to the cloud as ServePath's second growth opportunity.

Rick German is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Stoneware, Inc. and has been the company's President and CEO since inception. He is one of the key architects of Stoneware's webOS and is heavily involved in the company's efforts to move Web Desktop Virtualization into the "cloud" computing space. Prior to founding Stoneware in 2000, German was the Vice President of System Engineering for Cornerstone Systems. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from University of Iowa.

Mike Kavis is CTO of M-Dot Network. His expertise includes Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy & Planning, Organizational Change Management, Cloud Computing, BPM, SOA, Web 2.0 and Business Intelligence. He is on the Board of Directors of Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession (CAEAP) serving the role of Director of Social Technologies. Travis is also working with thought leaders from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to help establish standards and raise awareness of risks and issues for cloud computing and mitigation strategies for resolving them. He has more than 23 years of IT experience including 12 years in leadership positions and over 16 years in retail marketing services at Catalina Marketing and Eckerd Drug Corporation.

Todd Ignasiak is Director of Product Management at Altor Networks.

5th International Cloud Expo 2010 East
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All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented in the 5th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network this April in New York.

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"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON Events. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in the Cloud Expo."

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