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Sun's Top Cloud Computing Executives Unveil the Sun Open Cloud Platform
Dave Douglas & Lew Tucker showcase Sun's "Virtual data center in the cloud"
By: Cloud News Desk
Mar. 18, 2009 01:00 PM
The CTO of Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, Lew Tucker, and Sun's Sr. VP, Cloud Computing and Developer Platforms and Chief Sustainability Officer, Dave Douglas, were both speaking this morning in New York about "Communities and Clouds." Douglas, who is also keynoting at SYS-CON's upcoming 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York (March 30-April 1), showcased critical components of Sun's cloud computing offering during his presentation.
One of the classic uses of cloud storage is the backing up of data to the cloud (for disaster recovery). The CEO of one of the leaders in the open source backup space, Zmanda, took the stage to discuss storing data on the cloud on an open format. Back up to the cloud and backup of the cloud is where Zmanda excels, noted Chander Kant, CEO of Zmanda.
“Zmanda’s support for the Sun Cloud underscores our strong belief that cloud computing will prove to be of tremendous value – both strategically and monetarily - to enterprise customers,” Kant said.
At the end of the one-hour session, Tucker spoke of an emerging ecosystem of companies helping redefine the business and technology models around the cloud, including leading companies like RightScale, whose CEO Michael Crandell also spoke.
When’s It Going to Happen?
“The Cloud space just touches on so much of Sun’s history and culture,” Douglas said in conclusion. The Sun Public Cloud has been opened up to all Sun employees internally, he added.
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