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The biggest problem we have is trying to figure out what to leave out, because we simply have too much to present. Attendees are going to get a real hands-on feel for how they can utilize the world of on-demand computing. It won't be a sit-back-and-listen day, it's a true hands-on, sle...
Achieving an effective disaster recovery solution has always been difficult and expensive. Often companies backup and/or mirror their data and software only to find that when forced to run them on hardware and network configurations altered by disaster, they don't always work.
Just as people begin to understand the difference between web ops and IT, we are entering a period where clouds promise "Ops-Free" computing. Because it’s easy, scalable, available and disposable, the cloud is well on its way to becoming “technology’s next big thing.” However, with rec...
Considering that the price tag for state-of-the art data centers is now reaching $500M, cloud computing is an arena for big players. I don’t expect small players to stay competitive for long in this game. Cloud frameworks are very diverse, and switching from one cloud to another is goi...
Cloud Computing is now an all-encompassing IT paradigm with tremendous focus on the so-called "Public Clouds" as IT Service Providers. But while the promise of public clouds is very alluring, many existing corporate data centers today exceed the total capacity of many of today's cloud ...
This is the sentence that screams "We don't get it, we don't get it, someone please help us, we don't get it!" Hello my friends at 1105 Media, hello there! There have not been "print issues " or "print magazines" or print anything for the past five years in technology media. IDG does n...
Storage has been like a penitential chain around Sun’s neck and it’s left unspeakable gouges. Sun’s $4.1 billion acquisition of StorageTek was one of the reasons the company wrote off $1.4 billion of its business in the September quarter. But, for the last couple of years Sun Storage h...
Zenoss has rolled a new version of its a product suite. In addition to other enhancements, the new release adds native VMware monitoring across the full virtualization infrastructure life cycle. This latest version, Zenoss 2.3, now enables enterprise IT staff and cloud services provide...
SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, founded in July 2008 as the world's first publication devoted exclusively to the issues involved in the delivery of massively scalable IT resources as a service using Internet technologies, has announced the appointment of Cloud Computing expert Alan ...
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang’s signal distinction right now is being the only man in the industry to have both Microsoft and Google, both potential partners, walk out on him – and in the space of only six months. That’s gotta be some kind of record. Jerry blames the United States Department of...
Tripwire helps over 6,000 enterprises worldwide reduce security risk, attain compliance and increase operational efficiency across virtual and physical environments. With its industry leading configuration assessment and change auditing software solutions, IT organizations achieve and ...
The line between what is considered a cloud and what is paramount to hosting is a blurry line at the best of times. What qualifies a companies offering as a cloud based product offering? That is a question that is continually debated in the cloud circles and no one has really yet to of...
EMC unveiled its massively scalable cloud storage Monday, the stuff that it’s been working on for a long time now under the code names Hulk and Maui, Hulk for the hardware and Maui for the software, branding the whole megillah Atmos as it moved out the door. Some features like compress...
The explosion of cloud computing providers dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for web entrepreneurs and innovative projects. However, the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption. There have been several calls for standards to...
CIOs don't really care about the cloud. They care about budgets, security and compliance. All the buzzwords in the world won't help innovative technology unless it maps directly onto CIO pain points. This session investigates what those pain points are, and where emerging products and ...
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early cloud computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, it should enhance the alignment ...
Who says the age of miracles is past? Sun, which loathes Microsoft, is going to distribute Microsoft’s search toolbar with its Java Runtime Environment. Nope, it’s not April fool’s. More like Sun and Microsoft slurping out of the Obama “change” cup. IE users who download the JRE will b...
As the market seeks to understand how to deliver the cloud, VMware uncovers its plan to leverage their technology leadership in virtualization to deliver reliable, mobile technology to its customers and service providers worldwide. This session takes an industry leaders perspective and...
As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is becoming more and more important. The ability to efficiently and securely tap into remote cloud resources is one of the most i...
The events of the second half of 2008, where established financial institutions vanished overnight, have sent ripples through the entire fabric of the world’s economy. This means that nimble new competitors can seize both global and regional market opportunities that previously have be...
According to AMI Partners, a leading SMB research firm, 62 percent of midsize businesses see customer relationship management as strategically important, yet only 14 percent have implemented it due to return on investment pressures and limited resources. Further, while 64 percent think...
Stodolnic brings more than 15 years of marketing experience at both start-ups and Fortune 1000 companies to help guide Hyperic's fast-paced growth. He has worked for successful technology companies during their early stages of development within the enterprise software and Software as ...
Scalent's software is unique in its ability to provide real-time data center management, automation, and virtualization across physical and virtual servers, networks, and storage. Scalent V/OE software enables data centers to react in real-time to changing business needs by shifting wo...
To create application and workload best practices, Mellanox, Dell, and AMD have provided a new Dell PowerEdge SC 1435 twenty-four node cluster, utilizing the latest Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors and Mellanox ConnectX® InfiniBand adapters to the HPC Advisory Council Cluster Center. ...
The Concentric Cloud Computing Platform is a fault-tolerant, high availability, distributed computing infrastructure. Key benefits include on-demand processing power, bandwidth and storage capacity, high availability, fast error recovery, and lower total cost of ownership. Complete mai...
The pace of change in modern business is breathtaking. Successful companies are embracing change by innovating aggressively, mastering operational efficiency, and leveraging new regional and global business opportunities. This session addresses key ways that Cloud Computing, in the for...
Windows Azure took center stage at PDC last week during the keynote. The cloud computing space is now really heating up with competing platform plays from Google’s AppEngine and Amazon’s recent EC2 announcements. In some sense this is perhaps the re-birth of Windows as a platform that ...
One of the biggest problems about this year's PDC is the sheer volume of new stuff that has been unleashed upon us. Some clickbaiters like Joe Wilcox are in "Bash Microsoft" mode and are calling the Azure platform "vaporware" (yes, despite the fact that we've been able to actually buil...
As a software-as-a-service pioneer Salesforce.com has always been fluffy, but it got even cloudier Monday when it introduced Force.com Sites, offering to let its customers build their public-facing web sites on Salesforce servers. Pushing to be an end-to-end cloud, both inside and out ...
Through this agreement, Internet Explorer users downloading Sun's JRE will have the option to download the MSN Toolbar and have one-click access to Live Search features, as well as news, entertainment, sports and more from the MSN network and direct access to Windows Live Hotmail and W...
The technology blueprint of President Elect Barack Obama, if implemented as promised, bodes well for the future of Cloud Computing. Let me consider some of the Barack Obama's Technology proposals and explain how it is relevant to the success of Cloud Computing. This is not a political ...
Cloud Computing by its very nature depends on the Network for both the construction of the Cloud as well as the delivery to users. Use of network facilities to enable security, isolation, and quality of service is possible today - yet is hardly used. Utilizing these features, as well a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization and cloud computing technology provider Zeus Technology named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), November 19-21, in San Jose, Cali...
I get pitched by a large number of Turkish internet startups, and none of them, not one, so far, have built their application using cloud computing. I wonder why that is. It seems to me that the cloud computing service providers like Google App Engine, AWS and 10gen, offer a solid, sca...
I am completely obsessed with working in a virtual environment. There is no better extension of this obsession than cloud computing. I will intermittently post snippets of various "cloud" tools that I use to work and live. There are fanatics out there that "need" a clear line and defin...
Content-rich Web 2.0 applications such as video and photo sharing services combined with the growth of user-generated content on the Web is creating billions of new objects in the form of documents, videos, digital images and music. This combination of massive growth, new information t...
According to The Oregonian, Amazon.com is building a huge $100 million cloud computing data center in Boardman, Oregon in the Port of Morrow, a 9,000 acre industrial park. The newspaper notes that it is Oregon's cheap energy resources that seem to have attracted first Google - which bu...
MediaZoo is an online media library & player. It streams uploaded music to any device where a GravityZoo client is installed, and allows users to invite close friends to their "Music Room". With the public release of MediaZoo, GravityZoo hopes to create a platform that allows users, mu...
Until now, legacy switches have required large upfront capital investments or expensive upgrades requiring data center budgets to grow ahead of the businesses they support. Woven’s product family of EFX 10 GE Fabric Switches depart from this legacy model by enabling its customers to gr...
Derivix, a financial services software company that provides institutional-strength options pricing, risk visualization and analytics solutions, today announced the launch of its new real-time Portfolio Risk system This product enables buy- and sell-side firms to visualize real-time op...


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