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Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including "Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing," "Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track. Because the sheer quantity and quality of submitted sessions has outstripped the ability to assess each one fully and fairly - there have been a staggering 1,300 submissions thus far, for just 150 or so slots - the deadline for submitting speaking proposals to the conference is also being extended too, unt... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Preview: The Economic Impact of GovCloud on IT

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! In December 2010, the U.S. Federal government awarded cloud computing contracts that totaled over $2B in value. It also announced a mandatory "cloud first" policy, requiring every agency to deploy at least three of its services to the cloud. This transition represents a monumental change in Federal IT strategy. It may also threaten the business model of some of the world's largest IT providers. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Kevin Jackson, Engineering Fellow with NJVC, will explore the economic impact of GovCloud from the position of the information technology and professional services industries. He will also explore the new business strategies for this new environment. Speaker Bio: Kevin Jackson is an Engineering Fellow with NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers suppor... (more)

Leading Cloud CxO's Join Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York

What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of GoGrid and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Novell and the Director of HP Software's Global Cloud Practice?  Answer: all are members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York, due to take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. New speakers will continue to be announced every day from now for the next few weeks, but already the Cloud Expo organizers can share the news that the high-octane technical sessions in New York City, organized into seven parallel tracks, will include... Is Enterprise Cloud Computing a Tidal Wave of Change? IT is faster, better, cheaper, and safer because of Enterprise Cloud Computing Jill Tummler Singer - CIO, National Reconnaissance Office – Ha... (more)

MITRE Named to FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List for Eighth Straight Year

The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been selected for FORTUNE’s 2009 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For”—marking the company’s eighth consecutive year on the annual list. The not-for-profit organization ranked 66 on the list, was named number four out of the top 10 businesses for encouraging employee work/life balance (up from number six), and earned sixth place for its low turnover rate of 4%. MITRE also ranked 18 out of 34 in the category of medium-sized companies. “We’re delighted to be among FORTUNE’s 100 best,” said Alfred Grasso, MITRE’s president and chief executive officer. “When employee satisfaction is high, we’re that much better equipped to help our sponsors solve complex challenges facing the nation.” The selection process for the magazine’s top 100 is highly competitive. Only 353 of the 1,000 companies initially considered for ... (more)

Dot VN Begins Registration for Exclusive Industry Domains Service

SAN DIEGO, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot VN, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Dot VN" or the "Company") (www.dotVN.com), (OTC Bulletin Board: DTVI), an Internet and Telecommunications Company and the exclusive online global domain name registrar for the Country of Vietnam, announced today that it has begun the sunrise period for registering its new "Industry Domains" exclusively managed by Dot VN. The Vietnam Internet Network Information Center ("VNNIC") has granted to Dot VN the exclusive rights to register twenty-four industry specific sub-domain names ("Industry Domains") to be managed directly by Dot VN. The goal of Dot VN's Industry Domain service is to create the leading resource for Vietnamese businesses and customers, both domestically and worldwide, to find each other. This new service allows a ".VN" domain registrant to register sub domains under the... (more)

Perenco Will Protect Its Rights in Ecuadorian Oil Seized in Defiance of International Arbitration Tribunal Orders

LONDON, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Perenco Ecuador Limited ("Perenco Ecuador") today announced that it is prepared to take legal action against any company that purchases or transports crude oil the Ecuadorian Government has unlawfully seized. Perenco Ecuador is the Operator of Blocks 7 and 21 in Ecuador. On February 19, 2009, the Republic of Ecuador and its oil company, Empresa Estatal Petroleos del Ecuador ("Petroecuador"), commenced a coercive process to collect from Perenco approximately $327 million they claimed were due under a 2006 Ecuadorian law ("Law 42") by which the Government asserts a right to 99% of the oil revenues above an arbitrary "reference price." In March 2009, Petroecuador began seizing crude oil produced by Perenco and its consortium partner, Burlington Resources Oriente Ltd. ("Burlington"), from Blocks 7 and 21 in Ecuador to satisfy the alleged... (more)

Research and Markets: Strategic Analysis of the Asia Pacific Infrastructure Hosting Market

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ff0b5d/strategic_analysis) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Strategic Analysis of the Asia Pacific Infrastructure Hosting Market" to their offering. Research Overview This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Strategic Analysis of the Asia Pacific Infrastructure Hosting Market provides detailed discussion on market drivers and restraints, competitive landscape and supply/demand analysis on both Asia Pacific level as well as each individual market for the 11 markets covered in this study. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: third party co-location, managed hosting, and other value-added services. This analysis is available through our Communications Services Growth Partnership Services program. With continuous acc... (more)

Cloud Provider Datapipe Makes Key Addition to Board of Directors

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 07/12/12 -- Cloud provider, Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, today announced the company has made a strategic addition to its Board of Directors. Industry veteran Admiral Robert C. "Willie" Williamson brings to Datapipe a broad range of experience in developing market strategy, competitive assessments, and strategic analysis for its cloud computing, virtualization, compliance, business continuity, disaster recovery and other offerings. A former commanding officer of the USS Nimitz, Admiral Williamson has held leadership positions at Raytheon Company, Microsoft Corporation and The Severn Group, LLC. As Microsoft's first flag officer employee, he was responsible for sales, business development, and the capture/proposal process for the $1.6 billion Public Sector... (more)

Coalfire Validates PerspecSys Cloud Data Protection Gateway’s Ability to Minimize Risk, Protect Cloud Data

PerspecSys Inc., the leader in cloud data protection and residency solutions for the enterprise, today announced the results of an independent technical, architectural, and compliance assessment on its Cloud Data Protection Gateway. The report highlights the ability of the solution to secure highly sensitive information of any type, using encryption or tokenization, paving the way for cloud computing to be adopted for mission-critical applications in business and government. Coalfire, a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and a FedRAMP Third Party Assessor (3PAO), recently completed the assessment, which included technical testing, architectural assessment, and compliance validation of the PerspecSys PRS Proxy Server and related components. The assessment was conducted in the company’s technical assessment laboratories using Coalfire’s ind... (more)

Deloitte's Federal Innovation Center Taps into Salesforce to Help Transform Government for the Social and Mobile Era

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte announced today that it is expanding its global alliance with salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, with the launch of new capabilities for the Federal Innovation Center. The announcement brings together industry-leading practices and innovative technology solutions to accelerate government transformation.  "The Federal Innovation Center affiliation will bring to the public sector the same success we have had with salesforce.com on the commercial side by bringing additional go-to-market resources and solutions tailored for the federal, state and local government sectors," said Robin Lineberger, chief executive officer, Deloitte Federal Government Services, Deloitte LLP.  "The benefits the U.S. government and public agencies stand to gain from secure enterprise cloud computing are enormous." The Fe... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

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Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
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The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
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Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...