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What Constitutes a Cloud-Ready Solution?

Kyle Gabhart delivers general session at the 1st Government IT Conference & Expo

"There are risks when consuming the cloud, but solutions are available to mitigate this risk," noted Kyle Gabhart, SOA Solutions Director for Web Age Solutions, during his general session at the First Annual Government IT Conference & Expo held in Washington, D.C.

You need to allocate bandwidth to isolate resources as well as provide around the clock support for cloud computing. However, not every cloud consumer is created equally. For every cloud request that comes in, you have to balance the importance of it. And every cloud request will look identical.

Security is a key topic with cloud computing, Gabhart noted. There are risks when consuming the cloud, but solutions are available to mitigate this risk. You need to decide what you are moving to the cloud and what constitutes a cloud-ready solution as every cloud request that comes in will look identical. In addition, any services moved to the cloud need a contract.

In his session, Gabhart also pointed out that the number one risk to moving to the cloud is insufficient skills. You need to manage the service levels and create a set of metrics for the move to the cloud.

The 4th International Cloud Computing Expo is co-located at the Santa Clara Convention Center with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.

Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Early sponsors and exhibitors of the upcoming 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo include:

Oracle
(www.oracle.com / platinum sponsor)
Unisys
(www.unisys.com / platinum sponsor)
Yahoo!
(www.yahoo.com / platinum sponsor)
Adaptivity
(www.adaptivity.com / gold sponsor)
Bycast
(www.bycast.com / gold sponsor)
EMC
(www.emc.com / gold sponsor)
Sybase
(www.sybase.com / gold sponsor)
3Tera
(www.3tera.com / silver sponsor)
Akamai
(www.akamai.com / silver sponsor)
Rackspace Cloud
(www.rackspacecloud.com / silver sponsor)
CloudTest SOASTA
(www.soasta.com / silver sponsor)
StoneWare
(www.stone-ware.com / silver sponsor)
ExactTarget
(www.exacttarget.com / bronze sponsor)
New Relic
(www.newrelic.com / bronze sponsor)
ParaScale
(www.parascale.com / bronze sponsor)
The Planet
(www.theplanet.com /bronze sponsor)
RightScale
(www.rightscale.com / bronze sponsor)
Vizioncore
(www.vizioncore.com / bronze sponsor)
CloudSwitch
(www.cloudswitch.com / bronze sponsor)
Tranzition
(www.tranxition.com / bronze sponsor)
Altor Networks
(www.altornetworks.com / exhibitor)
LSI
(www.lsi.com / exhibitor)
M/Gateway
(www.mgateway.com/ewd.htm / exhibitor)
Zetta
(www.zetta.net / exhibitor)

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, by phone 201 802 3021.

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Keynote & Breakout Session Speakers at the combined event at the Santa Clara Convention Center include:

DAY ONE KEYNOTE - November 2, 2009
The Time is Right for Enterprise Cloud Computing
by Richard Marcello, President of Systems & Technology, Unisys

Up to now you may have been reluctant to move your Enterprise application workloads to the cloud, fearing a lack of security in the cloud, compliance issues such as data location regulations and having to rewrite your applications. During his keynote, Rich Marcello will discuss the latest technologies and approaches that help knock down these barriers, creating the opportunity for attendees to now consider cloud managed services as part of their data center journey to secure "IT as a Service".

DAY TWO KEYNOTE: November 3, 2009
Cloud Computing Services at the Scale of the Internet
by Shelton Shugar, SVP Cloud Computing at Yahoo!

Yahoo! Cloud Services store and deliver web content, personalize content for consumers, optimize Ad selection and placement, improve search results, provide scalable virtual computing environments, and process and store enormous amounts of data to improve consumer experiences and drive innovation. This keynote will elaborate on how Yahoo! and consumers benefit from the Yahoo! Cloud Services that are in production today supporting web-serving properties and data processing environments.

DAY THREE KEYNOTE: November 4, 2009
Cloud Computing: Separating Hype from Reality
by Richard Sarwal, SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager

Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability tegration, compliance, lock-in, and long term costs of public clouds. Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can mitigate these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. This keynote will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and management systems

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