|By Elizabeth White||
|August 31, 2013 10:00 AM EDT||
Open source clouds are taking off fast, but some still doubt their practical business application. In reality, however, open clouds better deliver on all the benefits that made cloud appealing in the first place: interoperability, innovation and cost efficiency. With an open cloud, companies aren't investing in obsolete technology; instead, an active community keeps them on the cutting edge of innovation.
In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Kyle MacDonald, Vice President of Cloud at Canonical, will explore the tangible benefits of open clouds and explain why open clouds strive to be interoperable with proprietary clouds too, ensuring that whatever cloud investments companies make, open clouds will add even more value to them.
Kyle MacDonald is Vice President of Cloud at Canonical where he's responsible for strategy and execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business. He served as Chief Evangelist at Cloud.com, Inc. He also served as VP of Corporate Development and Strategy at Hosting.com/Wachovia Capital Partners. Prior to this position, he held executive leadership positions at Sun Microsystems including leading Sun's Web 2.0, Internet and next-generation service providers sector until the acquisition of Sun by Oracle in 2009. He served as Corporate Technologist for software and strategic technology at AMD, where he helped develop AMD's software strategy and key strategic alliances with companies such as IBM, BEA, Adobe, EMC and Symantec.
A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo® 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4-7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
The recent Cloud Expo® at the Javits Center in New York City was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!
Cloud Expo® Silicon Valley will attract more than 8,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 150 sponsors and exhibitors!
All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 13th International Cloud Expo® - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.
"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2013, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."
for Cloud Expo® 2013 Silicon Valley
Cloud Expo® 2013 Silicon Valley "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021.
About SYS-CON Media & Events
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