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Greg O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. Greg was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, he evangeliz...
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON'...
When enterprises and data centers evaluate cloud technologies and various solutions move their applications to the cloud computing paradigm, there are many important decisions to consider, such as Will the applications be portable? Are there significant code changes and workflow change...
"On the supply side, interviews with cloud-enabled providers reveal that there are a lot of activities already underway to support enterprises of all kinds," notes Agatha Poon, who this coming week will be speaking at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo at the Santa...
Cloud-based computing infrastructures deliver broad-based functionality to end users in far-flung locales but too often the destination device remains a PC. Developments in virtual desktop technology are creating a new generation of ultra low-cost endpoints such as network monitors, se...
Cloud-based computing infrastructures deliver broad-based functionality to end users in far-flung locales but too often the destination device remains a PC. Developments in virtual desktop technology are creating a new generation of ultra low-cost endpoints such as network monitors, se...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Akamai, the leader in web application acceleration and performance management, was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009, Sa...
Migrating enterprise applications to the Cloud raises multiple questions: user experience, data security and compliance, cost of migration, and a framework to assess return on investment. In his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Anil Parambath, VP, Operations at CSS Corp., ...
Many in the industry have heard of Hadoop, and in his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Christophe Bisciglia, Co-Founder of Cloudera, gets a little deeper. Hadoop is based on the same methods Google uses to store and process petabytes of data, but thanks to contributions fr...
Cumulux and Microsoft to deliver a talk on building Rich User Experiences on the Cloud at the Cloud Computing Conference. This session will cover how to build rich and complete User Experiences on the cloud. According to Ranjith Ramakrishnan and Bhushan Nene, building on the new featur...
When application performance is not what the cloud customer expected, who’s at fault? The cloud provider’s infrastructure? The application owner’s code? The platform vendor’s deployment tools? The external services the application uses? The database tier? Only by seeing inside the prod...
Without application development, organizations can easily plug their web, Windows, and hosted applications into the private cloud. Users connecting to the private cloud will be presented with a virtual web desktop that delivers all of their applications, services, documents, and data f...
Yahoo! is developing and utilizing Internet-scale cloud computing services to improve Yahoo! consumer experience, speed innovation, simplify operating environments, and reduce costs. Yahoo! Cloud Services are in production today supporting web-serving properties and data processing env...
As hype cools and work gets under way, there is a general hunger for practical, experience-based advice. In his session at the Cloud Computing Conference, Greg O’Connor follows a real world customer’s use of a single gold server-application image for cross-domain provisioning of the da...
This session will be reviewing some of the most pressing public cloud adoption challenges facing organizations today regarding security, regulatory and standards compliance. At the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, Terry Woloszyn, will then outline the approaches to addressing Data ...
Storage systems and technologies have come a long way, benefiting from continual advancements. However, these improvements have not kept pace with the rate of storage capacity growth at enterprises. In his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Jeff Whitehead, CTO of Zetta, wil...
Cloud computing will no doubt transform the very way traditional infrastructure and application services are being delivered. We hear a lot about the benefits of cloud computing such as improved application development and deployment efficiencies, lower cost of entry, and faster time t...
To date, cloud computing has by and large been in the realm of public clouds such as Amazon EC2, but there has been a lot of talk about other kinds of clouds, including "private" and "hybrid" clouds. However, with these new choices comes added complexity. In his session at Cloud Compu...
The SaaS pioneers have given us a taste of the potential of On-Demand, however, we've only scratched the surface in terms of what's to come and the future model for how the next generation of enterprise software will be delivered. In this session Sal Visca, Chief Technology Officer for...
Many firms have achieved great results implementing traditional server virtualization. However, in larger business-critical production database systems, this is less common. Yet, aren't these exactly the systems from which businesses would benefit most if resources could be virtualized...
One of the more interesting aspects of the Cloud Computing revolution has been the emergence of schemaless and hierarchical databases which, it is asserted, are more readily able to meet the demands and requirements of the Cloud than the once dominant relational model. Although many of...
Cloud storage has firmly established itself as an option for certain types of enterprise applications, most notably archive and backup. But what about an enterprise's primary data? What are the considerations for entrusting your primary data to the cloud? In this session, Jeff Treuhaf...
This session addresses some of the biggest challenges in creating and launching successful web applications with little to no down time. As developers attempt to build the next best consumer-facing app to Twitter, Facebook and Hulu, the demand for scalable and reliable infrastructure w...
In this session David Snead will address the legal, business and marketing issues of involved in moving into these new services, and what anyone entering into a new contract, or marketing to end users needs to know. Some areas of discussion include how to create a marketing campaign t...
We are being bombarded with countless articles and presentations talking about the security risks in cloud computing and how organizations need to be concerned about security as they consider a move to the cloud. The truth is that organizations DO need to be concerned about security, a...
This session will discuss a critical question that arises when considering hosting applications in the cloud. It will address concerns such as moving legacy applications to the cloud. Do they have to be re-written as Web 2.0 apps? Can applications be moved, unchanged, to the cloud? How...
Cloud computing has emerged as a compelling alternative to running all applications within a traditional corporate data center and has the potential to transform enterprise computing. However, there are significant hurdles to widespread enterprise adoption, including data security, app...
Yahoo! Cloud Serving Platform provides technology to build, test, deploy, run, and manage web services in the Yahoo! Cloud. The architecture of cloud services can differ significantly from traditional application models and, as such, implementing cloud applications can require a fundam...
Cloud Computing is receiving a lot of attention, and a number of companies see it as a key to increased agility and efficiency. At the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, Raghu Ramakrishnan will talk about the technology which is still at an early stage and many fundamental challenges...
This session will provide an overview of enabling Rich Internet Applications to run in the Cloud. It will review available technologies providing runtime infrastructure for connecting rich client interfaces with the cloud-enabled server-side applications. Mark Piller will additionally ...
The way software is being developed and deployed is changing beyond recognition now: businesses can now mix and match existing premised-based processes run on legacy applications designed entirely on the Cloud without the need to translate business wishes into complex requirement speci...
Achieve unprecedented levels of security and efficiency by implementing capabilities available in next generation of security for virtualized environments. Purpose-built security solutions that address the unique demands and opportunities present in the virtual environment can be lever...
Cloud Computing, the long-held dream of computing as a utility, has the potential to transform a large part of the IT industry, making software even more attractive as a service and shaping the way IT hardware is designed and purchased. But if it is already a commercial reality, why do...
Google App Engine is an integrated web-stack, so it may not be apparent that its computing resources can be dismembered and consumed in isolation. In this session Kevin Noonan will teach you how to use BigTable, the sweetmeat of Google technology, as a scalable database for desktop or ...
While virtualization has certainly become part of a common first step to reduce Capex and increase agility, it isn’t the final destination of a complete data center transformation. As we are aware, virtualization can also create many challenges such as virtual machine sprawl, additiona...
This session will cover how to enable rich and complete User Experience customizations. According to Ranjith Ramakrishnan and Bhushan Nene, building on the new features of Silverlight 3 and Windows Azure, delegates will see these concepts in action in a demo of a Customer Loyalty Manag...
Building internet products has never been easier ¬- or more challenging. When Yahoo! launches a new product, it needs to scale very quickly to serve our several hundred million users worldwide. This poses new infrastructure challenges because our applications must handle tens of thousa...
Cloud Computing & SaaS are two very strong "disruptive" innovations which will change the IT landscape forever. Many CIOs and IT professionals think this is a threat to their careers and their power. Louis Naugès will further explain in his session why 90% of existing IT vendors have ...
Virtualization delivers on the promise of an agile datacenter. However, it also makes it easier than ever for individuals to introduce risk into the enterprise. Hezi Moore will talk about how most organizations that are in the process of migrating critical applications from testing env...
Lawyers often get a bad rap -¬ just consider all of those ubiquitous lawyer jokes. Why? One reason for the "lawyer stigma" is because of the traditionally high cost of legal services, and that people often only talk to lawyers when things go wrong. Charley Moore will expand upon this b...