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Deploying SOA and Cloud Computing with a Tactical Approach

Kevin Jackson, Kartik Mecheri, Melvin Greer, and David Ayoub discuss tactical approaches to Cloud Computing

Tactical Cloud Computing refers to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. At the First Annual Government IT Conference & Expo, this discussion panel explored how defense, homeland security and law enforcement organizations are looking to leverage this new and exciting IT capability.

The panelists in this discussion were Kevin Jackson, Director Business Development for Dataline, LLC; Kartik Mecheri, Chief Technologist for a large government contract and works for Unisys Federal Division; Melvin Greer, Senior Research Engineer, SOA / Cloud Computing Chief Architect, and Director SOA Competency Center, Lockheed Martin, Advanced Technologies Office; and David Ayoub, CTO for the GEOINT Research Development & Technology Division of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Use cases of tactical cloud computing could include "Cloudbursting" to support cyclic data processing requirements; Establishing a cloud-based collaboration environment in order to coordinate firefighting resources during a wildfire; virtually binding shipboard IT infrastructures in order to create a battlegroup infrastructure-as-a-service platform; virtually binding land vehicle based servers and storage resources into a battlefield data center; and dynamic provisioning of virtual cloud-based servers in order to automate exploitation and dissemination of unmanned air vehicle (UAV) streaming video feeds.

There are two types of adaptive systems noted Kartik Mecheri. "How do I meet the SLA of the cloud adapters?" he asked. "What are my strategies?" You need to monitor fine-grained modeling from a consumer and provider perspective. But how do you co-mingle service providers?

Inter-cloud dependencies will be resolved. And open source solutions become more relevant to cloud providers.

At that point, Kevin Jackson introduced Dave Ayoub, who noted that SAIC, a provider of IT, is customer focused and provide data security and its most recent procurement is with emergency management.

He also noted that there are many different types and flavors of cloud computing.

Next, Melvin Greer spoke on how to deploy SOA and Cloud with a tactical approach. Lockheed Martin is helping the federal government implement cloud computing. He also talked about deployment models and how mismatch causes friction deployment with business models

He then noted that it's all about the data - you need to maintain data in a privacy fashion to then move forward with the cloud. You should also understand what it means to have a hybrid cloud, a public/private cloud and target services through cloud deployment models.

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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