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ENKI Founder & CEO Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley
Dave Durkee will be giving a breakout session, "Achieving 4 or 5 Nines in the Cloud"
By: Cloud News Desk
Nov. 15, 2008 08:35 AM
"These are still the early days of Cloud Computing, where delivery has so far focused primarily on price, as set by the market leader, Amazon," notes Dave Durkee, Founder, CEO & Technical Director of ENKI Consulting. "However, while successful in the Web 2.0 market," he adds, "price-based cloud computing is falling short of the expectations held by the Enterprise." He will be giving a breakout session next week at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 19-21, 2008) being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.
To address the Enterprise market, in Durkee's view, cloud offerings will begin to move to address the separate market segments that are focused on price and value.
"Value-based cloud offerings will focus on Enterprise requirements, including reliability, performance, deployability, security, and services. This means providing trusted 4- and 5-nines computing together with operations services as a total solution to lowering the barriers for Enterprises to move part or all of their applications to the cloud," he asserts.
These new 4- and 5-nines cloud vendors, Durkee will explain in his session, will leverage and deliver tried and true corporate IT best practices together with new cloud-enabling technologies to provide carrier-grade service to their Enterprise customer, moving up the value chain from providing inexpensive compute cycles to collaborative solutions to their customers.
Between them, Durkee and the other distinguished speakers at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will be covering every aspect of the hottest IT topic for years, with not just Amazon but also IBM, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Intel, HP and a host of others all offering, using or developing high-end computing services typically described as “cloud computing” - through which massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided as a service using Internet technologies.
Forrester Research analyst James Staten calls cloud computing "classic disruptive innovation - where the mainstream dismisses the product and small companies have time to create a real differentiated value." But there are so many offerings just now that what infrastructure architects are looking for above all is a set of organizing principles they can use to guide them in choosing between them all.
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