|By Jeremy Geelan||
|February 19, 2011 05:00 AM EST||
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 early sneak-peek at some of the many and varied themes and topics due to be discussed in the breakout technical sessions scheduled in the course of the jam-packed four days. (Editorial Note: this is a small initial selection only – the Call for Papers for 8th Cloud Expo only closed February 4th, and new sessions are being selected and posted on a daily basis.)
Agile Cloud Integration – see The Transactional Cloud
Application Development in the Cloud – see Java in the Cloud
Automation in the Cloud – While infrastructure - whether public, private or hybrid models - tends to dominate cloud computing discussions, it is applications that are critical to establishing value in the cloud. In a session to be given at Cloud Expo in June by HP Software's Director, Cloud Global Practice, Marc Wilsonson, Wilkinson will provide best practices from IT experts to equip attendees with the knowledge to build automated, repeatable processes that provide control, manageability and assurance for cloud success. The session will be entitled "Driving Autopilot: The Key to Cloud Success."
Avoiding Vendor Lock-in – see Vendor Lock-in
Architecting the Cloud – How should Enterprise Architects think about cloud computing? How can they best counterbalance vendor spin? In his Cloud Expo New York session in June the managing partner of Zapthink, Jason Bloomberg will be outlining the primary issues an EA must consider in order to make appropriate decisions about various Cloud-based options, how to put together a Cloud roadmap, and how best to communicate the position the Cloud should take in the greater context of agile Enterprise Architecture. The session title is: "Architecting the Cloud"
Big Data – Anyone who wants to know how (and why) Yahoo! runs the world's largest Hadoop cloud needs to attend the session "Lessons of Big Data" by Todd Papaioannou, VP of Global Cloud Computing at Yahoo! Papaioannou will be discussing the lessons learned as Yahoo! continues to build products on the Hadoop platform, successfully solving some of the most critical technical challenges when it comes to crunching big data at unprecedented scale.
Business Metrics – see Monetizing the Cloud
Cloud Architecture – see Architecting the Cloud
Cloud Desktop – If you are wondering "Why Windows Will Not Be the Desktop of Cloud Computing" then you will not want to miss the Cloud Expo New York session in June to be given by Stoneware, Inc. CEO, Rick German. His session will discuss the delivery of private cloud services via a desktop built inside a web browser suitable for slates, smartphones, netbooks, etc.
Cloud Economics – How do public clouds offer order-of-magnitude improvements in economics? This question will be answered in June by GoGrid CEO John Keagy in a session entitled The Economics of Public Cloud Computing. Cloud Expo New York attendees will learn from Keagy - a popular, regular Cloud Expo speaker - why the cloud should be a critical component of their IT strategy, how to identify inefficiencies within their current IT infrastructure, and how Cloud Computing will impact the world-wide IT economy by actually shrinking it.
Cloud Integration – The Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, Rick Nucci, will be giving a session at Cloud Expo New York on "Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Managers" in which he will cover a set of business and technical "Best Practices" for cloud integration, drawing on insights gained from thousands of cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premise integration projects.
Cloud Networking – OpSource CEO Treb Ryan will be joining presenters from companies such as VMware, Cisco and Amazon to discuss the best practices for securing the cloud, comparing and contrasting various approaches for providing edge-to-edge security. The session is titled: "Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down."
Cloud Strategy – Bhargav Shah, Director of KPMG's IT Advisory practice, will be giving a session on how to choose the right Cloud strategy for an organization: it is called "The Impact of Cloud Computing on IT." There is no one size fits all, and so Shah - leader of KPMG's cloud solution development - will be sharing knowledge and insights (Private vs. Public cloud, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) gleaned from helping many clients leverage cloud computing in their overall IT strategy.
Cloud v2.0 – see Community Clouds
Collaboration in the Cloud – How are collaboration tools and cloud trends coming together? Is cloud the right deployment strategy for collaboration systems? In a session called "Internal, External, Cumulonimbus?" to be given by Ken Muir - Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Novell - Muir will examine a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix, challenges organizations should anticipate when shifting to the cloud, and key things to consider when building out a cloud collaboration strategy.
Community Clouds – In a sure-to-be-popular session, "How & Why the Public Sector is Leading the Way to the Cloud," CloudCamp co-founder Dave Nielsen will be explaining at Cloud Expo New York how the Cloud is moving towards v2.0, in which we are beginning to see "Community Clouds" develop where multiple organizations band together to create a shared Cloud resource.
Digital Forensics – Jon Shende, an advisory board member at EBSL Technologies, will be giving a session on "Digital Forensics and Cloud Computing" in which among other things he will be showing how a major challenge to any digital forensics investigation within a distributed environment such as cloud computing could be challenges locating and/or identifying data when single data structures are split into elements, time stamps confusion and accountability.
Edge-to Edge Cloud Security – OpSource CEO Treb Ryan will be joining presenters from companies such as VMware, Cisco and Amazon to discuss the best practices for securing the cloud, comparing and contrasting various approaches for providing edge-to-edge security. The session is titled: "Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down."
Emerging Markets & Cloud Computing – In this session, " Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets ," Larry Carvalho, 2011 Instructor of Cloud Expo's Cloud Computing Bootcamp, will explain the challenges and opportunities that India holds for cloud computing providers based on his recent experience of conducting a 5-city tour of CloudCamps in India.
Federal Government Cloud Computing – "What Does GovCloud Mean to the Global IT Industry?" is the question that will be asked by ever-popular Cloud Expo speaker Kevin Jackson in his June session. Jackson will be exploring the economic impact of GovCloud from the position of the information technology and professional services industries. It will also discuss the new business strategies best suited to this new environment.
GlassFish – see Java EE in the Cloud
Hadoop – Hadoop is at the epicenter of the big data challenge and Yahoo!’s contributions to the platform have extended ease of use, reliability and performance, and have established Hadoop as an enterprise-class platform. In the session "Lessons of Big Data" to be given by Todd Papaioannou, VP of Global Cloud Computing at Yahoo!, Papaioannou will be discussing the lessons learned as Yahoo! continues to build products on the Hadoop platform, successfully solving some of the most critical technical challenges when it comes to crunching big data at unprecedented scale.
India – see Emerging Markets & Cloud Computing
Java in the Cloud – The Founder of the Spring Framework, Rod Johnson, now Sr. VP in the Application Platform Division at VMware, will be giving a session entitled "Driving Java Innovation and Application Development in the Cloud" in which delegates will learn how to tackle the challenges of Java applications development in the private, public or hybrid cloud, and should be able to walk away with a keen understanding of what it takes to push application development forward in this new era.
Java EE in the Cloud – In a session entitled "Running Your Java EE Applications in the Cloud," Oracle's Java EE & GlassFish Guy, Arun Gupta, will be showing how to create a simple Java EE 6 sample application and deploy it on GlassFish v3 running locally, then deploy it using Amazon, RightScale, Joyent, and Elastra cloud infrastructures
Monetizing the Cloud – Mark Skilton, Global Director of Global Application Outsourcing at Capgemini will be providing guidance on the monetization strategies, new business models to adopt and value propositions for cloud computing. With his co-presenter Penelope Everall Gordon, co-founder of 1Plug Corporation, Skilton will be defining what the levers are for competitive advantage using cloud technology and what business metrics consumers of cloud services and providers of those services need to focus on. Their session is titled: Monetization Strategies for Cloud Computing Services.
Moving to the Cloud – see SOA in the Cloud
Private Clouds - In his session "Transforming the Enterprise into a Cloud" Steven Armentrout - Founder & CEO, Parabon Computation - will be drawing on case studies at NASA and the Intelligence Community to inform Cloud Expo delegates about the dramatic improvements in ROI that can be realized by transforming the enterprise into a cloud.
Public Clouds – see Cloud Economics
SOA in the Cloud – In a case study session on moving towards a service-oriented approach, Paul Robbins - Software Manager at NYTimes.com - will be covering the hurdles of moving to a service-based approach and will discuss how this reduces many other infrastructure concerns and provides flexibility when determining a server environment. His session is called "How SOA Makes Moving to the Cloud Easier."
The Transactional Cloud – Successful cloud integration - that's to say, integration that scales with the needs of the enterprise - will be the biggest business in the cloud. But it requires fundamentally new architectures and approaches: that is where Agile Cloud Integration comes in. In his session "Tales From Cloud 2.0 - a.k.a. The Transactional Cloud," Simeon Simeonov. CEO of FastIgnite, will discuss how we can avoid the mistakes of the past.
Vendor Lock-in – One session that is certain to be crowded at Cloud Expo New York is " Cloud Users of the World, Unite!" to be given by Gregor Petri from CA Technologies. Using examples and analogies from both the IT and other industries, Petri will dissect cloud lock-in into its archetypes and look at possible architectural, organizational and commercial remedies. His aim? To find common ground and make the cloud "lock-in free."
Zero Latency – In his Cloud Expo New York session, The Race Towards Zero: Reducing Latency to Real Real-Time, the CTO of Sybase, Irfan Khan, will be discussing current approaches towards achieving a zero-latency environment and expanding delegates' knowledge on how to exploit this technology to their advantage.
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