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Microsoft unveiled its new $550 million, partially container-based, 700,000-square-foot cloud data center in a warehouse somewhere around Chicago Wednesday. Each container, stacked two high, reportedly contains about 1,800–2,500 servers with room enough for 112 containers. The place, s...
VISI announces an incentive for companies to replace their old servers with new dedicated servers. Playing off the government’s Cash for Clunkers program, VISI’s “Cash For Servers” promotion offers a rebate up to $500 to anyone who purchases a new dedicated or virtual dedicated server ...
At SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, will present a general session entitled “Cloud Computing - the Next Generation of IT: What, Why and How?” He will also present a breakout session where he will discuss “Public,...
An Open Source SOA Roadmap is a SOA governance stone that kills two items – spaghetti enterprise architectures and endless middleware license fees. Robert J. Williams Jr is Chief Enterprise Architect at Maxworks will demonstrate how in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st An...
How can public and private sector companies leverage the enumerable and quantifiable benefits of the cloud, while maintaining total control over their private and business sensitive data? Terry Woloszyn, CEO/CTO of PerspecSys Inc., will answer this question and more in a breakout sessi...
Salesforce has invested in a joint venture that will deliver finance and accounting applications in the cloud. Its partner is Dutch-base Unit 4 Agresso, parent company of financial ISV CODA. The new company is called FinancialForce. Nobody said how much either is throwing in, but Sales...
The Rackspace Cloud, the cloud computing division of Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), announced that six new key personnel have joined the company to spearhead strategic technology efforts aimed to position the company for continued growth and technology leadership. The new “Rackers” (as ...
Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop company, has announced the release of Cloudera Desktop, a unified graphical user interface for Hadoop applications. The initial release of Cloudera Desktop includes tools for job and cluster management. Cloudera Desktop makes Hadoop easier to use and man...
Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s open source defector, whose imminent departure from the company became widely known when Microsoft set up its own CodePlex open source foundation a few weeks ago, has turned up at five-year-old cloud start-up Sonoa Systems, where he will head product strategy and...
How can organizations adopt Cloud-based applications while maintaining total control of their private and sensitive data? John McGoldrick, Director of Sales and Marketing at PerspecSys, will discuss this and more in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT C...
Tactical Cloud Computing is a technology branch referring to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. At the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6...
Kickfire, the data warehouse start-up with its very own parallel-processing SQL chip – and the first low-end data warehouse play ever – has beefed up its MySQL Enterprise-based appliance so it’ll stretch to systems that are 5TB. Back in the spring when it started rolling its widgets ou...
Tighter budgets and increased oversight are driving significant reporting requirements for IT compliance. From security and operations to software audits and virtualization, agencies are under increasing pressure to improve transparency into their IT environments across all technologie...
How can government organizations offer public data sets cost effectively? In his breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), Omer Trajman, Director, Cloud & Virtualization at Vertica, will answer this question and more and show how ...
SOA may be a popular buzzword and talk of actively practicing SOA is spoken of in the same vein as teenage frivolity ("everyone is doing it"). JP Morgenthal, Sr. Principal Analyst with QinetiQ North America's Mission Systems Group, discusses how SOA is actually a delicate balancing act...
What are the linkages of SOA to Cloud, and what is best way to accelerate from SOA into Cloud? These questions will be answered by Eric Marks - founder, president, and CEO of AgilePath Corporation - in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Ex...
Astadia, a Salesforce.com partner, unveiled a new Cloud computing online resource which went live at www.astadia.com. The Astadia community site hosts a monthly roundtable with industry thought leaders, a Cloud blog, a video gallery, and event listings, all showcasing 'Cloud clarity' a...
Government agencies must ensure they have a solid security foundation of back-end IT controls, and auditing is critical to an institution's overall security infrastructure. Philip Lieberman, founder and president of Lieberman Software, discusses how government agencies address these cr...
February 29, 2008, marked the start of change in the Department of Defense's management of its Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) portfolio. Mark Krzysko, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ADUSD) for Business Transformation, will speak about what this means for the DoD...
HyperOffice announced HyperBase, "cloud-computing" software tools that give businesses the ability to easily collect, manage and analyze data - and share it with teams, customers, partners and suppliers. HyperBase users can quickly create online database applications for automating com...
Continuity of Operations Planning has been a priority of governmental and non-governmental organizations for a number of years. What are best practices for managing users' personalized environments when VDI is used for continuing operations? Paul Hahn, Director of Technical Solutions a...
Threat and fraud was once the sole domain of men in trench coats. However, they are now found in areas including employee screening, benefit claims, and identity theft. Marne E. Gordan, a Regulatory Analyst for IBM’s Corporate Security Strategy Group, will explore these topics and brin...
What are the benefits and trade-offs of applying the various virtualization techniques within the cloud? Can cloud computing leverage a myriad of Virtualization technologies? Harry Foxwell of Sun Microsystems Federal will answer these and other questions in a breakout session to be giv...
What challenges should organizations anticipate when shifting to the cloud? What are the current best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix? These and other questions will be answered in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government...
To help existing Exchange customers take advantage of the powerful new capabilities in E2010, Azaleos is expanding its market-leading Managed Exchange Services and offering a limited time free upgrade program. New Azaleos customers will be eligible for a free basic upgrade, which inclu...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Software Development at Yahoo!, will be presenting at SYS-CON’s 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 – 4, 2009. His session is entitled “Hadoop @ Yahoo - Interne...
Version 3.8 includes a newly engineered image processing engine with the ability to upload 2,000 files in under 10 minutes. Other performance enhancements include a streamlined Job Upload Wizard, Drag-and-Drop Library Manager, batch high-resolution file delivery support, and a rebuilt ...
Mezeo Software, the leading provider of deployable cloud storage solutions purpose-built for service providers, today announced it has partnered with IceWEB, a leading provider of storage solutions and on-line cloud computing application services. The joint solution enables service pro...
What challenges should organizations anticipate when shifting to the cloud? What are the current best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix? These and other questions will be answered in a breakout session to be given October 6, 2009, at SYS-CON's 1st ...
Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for billions of phones, today announced that its new version 8 software is generally available. Funambol v8 makes it easy to keep the data and content on billions of mobile phones in sync with social network...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Omer Trajman, Director of Cloud and Virtualization for Vertica, will be presenting at the upcoming Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com) this coming October 6th in Washington, DC. The session will be entitled “Accessing Public Data via ...
In a fast-moving discussion panel to round off an intense day of breakout sessions that is due to kick off with a keynote on Enterprise Cloud Computing by the Deputy CIO of the CIA, this SYS-CON.TV "Power Panel" will seek to match emerging federal cloud computing requirements against e...
Attensity Group, a provider of business user applications that generate value from unstructured data, has announced Attensity Cloud. This new product addition to Attensity's semantic analysis application suite is designed to allow organizations to monitor, analyze and respond to social...
Why is cloud computing relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint? What are some potential benefits – and pitfalls – of moving to the cloud? What should you look for in a cloud computing provider to ensure the security of your data and applications? And above a...
SOASTA (www.soasta.com), and M-Dot Network (www.mdotnetwork.com) announced the successful completion of an unprecedented 1,000,000-user performance test using SOASTA's CloudTest On-Demand service. The test was run from the SOASTA Global Test Cloud against the M-Dot transaction applicat...


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