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With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) beginning its final two days at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's remind you in greater detail about all the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
The doors open today on 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - the biggest event in the world-beating Cloud Expo series to date, with more members of the cloud computing ecosystem gathered than anyone has ever seen before in one place, to play catch-up with Internet technology's ...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We have tec...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We have te...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference...starting wit...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
Cloud computing has so much potential – and has been the subject of so much hype – that it seems to some like a panacea. Information security will no longer be an issue; storage will be limitless; processing power will be immense; and total cost-efficiency will finally become a reality...
Cloud management brings many advantages to providing IaaS. Some of the key value propositions are self-services and faster provisioning times. Many companies are ready to adopt the technology but are not ready to adopt the business process changes to fulfill the value proposition of pr...
Security remains the number one obstacle to adoption of cloud computing for businesses and federal agencies. Regardless of the deployment model selected--private, public, community, or hybrid—conquering security concerns is required for cloud computing to achieve its full potential as...
Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account (@jg21) here goes with an expanded roster, listed as before in alphabetical o...
What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of Abiquo, Apprenda, Tier3, OutSystems and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the CTOs of Rackspace, rPath, Compuware, BMC, NextIO, SoftLayer, SOASoftware, Gale Technologies, CiRBA and UShar...
The markets may be melting, but Cloud Computing continues to attract headlines, VC dollars, M&A activity, and more. So let's take a quick look at what's being said, written, and done about the Cloud...now that we have reached Fall 2011.
An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age!
There's a lot of momentum behind moving to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for delivery of applications on the cloud, but is there enough maturity in PaaS to deploy a mission-critical application? Here's a story regarding one loyalty program provider that offers his customers SaaS solutio...
Sitting in Asia, thousands of miles from the US, alters ones perspective of the world and what's going on in it. China looms over everything here – as an exporter, investor, and when battling over resources. Yet the US remains by far the most influential country in the world when it...
The September 16 deadline for the Call for Papers for the 9th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 7-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is fast approaching. As enterprises in ever-increasing numbers start to evaluate cloud computing, many are assessi...
The Singapore government has announced plans to build the “Central G-Cloud,” described as a private government cloud to be used anywhere within the government “where security and governance requirements cannot be met by public clouds,” according to James Kang, an official with the Chie...
I wonder how much Vivek Kundra's departure will slow down the government's innovation, which is already too slow! I may be able to understand Vivek's frustration with the Federal Government. He is responsible for Data.gov. His plans to consolidate over 800 federal data centers, the ...
In October 2009, Enterprise Cloud Computing was considered bleeding edge technology by many but there was something that seemed different about its value potential and adoption rate. For CIOs, it seemed a chance to provision affordable infrastructure quickly, alleviating delays to miss...
In the wake of yesterday's FBI seizure of servers, it is interesting to note that one of the industry's most seasoned executives, Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm, has been anticipating just such an eventuality for a while. In a SYS-CON.tv Power Panel recorded on the eve of Cloud Expo New York,...
The economics of the cloud, the rise of the mobile workforce and the consumerization of IT are making the transformation to the cloud a foregone conclusion within enterprise IT. But not every company, organization or government agency is necessarily keeping up. Are you?
Holland is considered one, if not the most important data exchange point for the European continent. Unlocking the $16,228.23 billion EU economy (2010) and over half a billion people. To showcase what Holland and the Dutch Cloud Computing Industry have to offer, the Dutch government in...
Cloud adoption offers tremendous opportunities for enterprise adopters to quickly, easily, and affordably deploy new applications without the traditional IT headaches. Unfortunately, it also presents opportunities for hackers to score sensitive information from a wide range of enterpri...
In the Fall of 2009, while she was Deputy CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, Jill Tummler Singer shared with attending conference delegates her view that Enterprise Cloud Computing was "The Infrastructure's Ultimate Revenge" - no...
With the emergence of cloud computing, enterprise Java applications need to be easy-to-use, provide access anywhere/anytime, and enable collaboration. Until recently, developers were in the dark when it came to navigating cloud application development. VMware’s Application Platform hel...
Leading industry analyst firm Forrester is about to land a bombshell on the private cloud part of the Cloud Computing ecosystem. The explosion comes in the form of a Forrester Report in which fifteen top Private Cloud solution providers are weighed in the balance...and, in a few cases,...
Canada can achieve Digital Economy leadership through pioneering key Internet-scale architectures. With the USA charging ahead with key Internet innovations like 'Trusted Identities,' what can Canada do to keep up? 'Trusted Cloud' infrastructure can refer to how Cloud Computing syst...
Okay, things have been happening so fast and furiously just recently that many people have asked me to just take a deep breath and help them play catch-up. Here goes...
We have discussed this before and I'm sure we will talk about it again - government cutbacks and consolidation of cloud hosting. New York has opened an enormous new data center in Brooklyn where the city will centralize all its infrastructure for its agencies of the decade. It has i...
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and VCE CEO Michael Capellas, the guy who sold Compaq to HP and now heads the VMware-Cisco-EMC alliance, will be whispering cloud advice into the ear of the US government as co-chairmen of a new Cloud2 commission set up by the 30-year-old TechAmerica Fou...
The decision framework for cloud migration that US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra recently published as part of his Federal cloud computing strategy, offers advice applicable to all organizations. In my last blog, a cloud of two speeds, I mentioned Vivek Kundra's very readable cloud strate...
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's “Cloud First” plan for the Federal government is brilliant, as concise as such a plan can be, and should serve as a model for business and government throughout the world. It doesn't overpromise—or even promise—monetary savings, yet sets a goal of devoting...
Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is an ea...
There are several important factors for successful cloud deployment. While infrastructure – whether public, private or hybrid models – tends to dominate the discussion, applications are critical to establishing value in the cloud. Too often, organizations underestimate the effort requi...
Since the CIO.gov site is down for maintenance I wanted to help spread the word on this new document, the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. I hate to say this, but I have not read it myself yet! But I have read everything else Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has had a hand in publishing an...
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 dis...
NIST is inviting comments on suggested changes or enhancements to its NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145) - they need to be sent to [email protected] no later than February 28, 2011.