|By Jeremy Geelan||
|July 15, 2009 07:00 AM EDT||
With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, it is hardly surprising that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is going from strength to strength.
Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging the Cloud, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the scalability of their Enterprise IT endeavors.
The Call for Papers for the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, closed July 15, 2009. The Conference Theme in Santa Clara is "Bringing the Economics of the Web to Enterprise IT Through Cloud Computing."
Our aim with each conference is to showcase breakout sessions from members of every layer of the Cloud ecosystem. The submission process is 100% online and the submissions URL for the next event, in March 2010, is here.
First-rate submissions from Cloud providers and Cloud deployers are welcomed - on any and every aspect of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies:
- SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
- Grid Software
- Cloud Lock-in vs Cloud Interoperability
- Virtual Private Clouds
- Cloud-Delivered Security
- Elastic Computing
- Cloud Databases
- Fabric Computing
- Green IT
- High-Performance Computing
- Service Management
- Web-scale Computing
- Cloud Standards
- Cloud Reliability
- Secure Cloud Computing
- Private vs Public Clouds
- Internal Clouds
- Cloud Applications
- Eclipse & Cloud Computing
- Multi-Cloud World
- Application Portability
- Cloud-Delivered Testing
- In-Cloud Data Encryption
- Virtual Data Centers
- Cloud Serviceability and Architecture
- Cloud Management
- Cloud Computing & SOA
- Cloud Analytics
- Enterprise Cloud Orchestration
- HPC in the Cloud
SYS-CON Conferences Alumni Presents an All Star Faculty
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, colocated with the International Virtualization Conference & Expo presented the most distinguished faculty of speakers on any technology conference taking place for the past two years. Speakers, general session and keynote presenters included such names as: Brad Abrams (Microsoft), Koen Aers (Red Hat / jBoss), Al Aghili (Managed Methods), Mehmet Akin (Sprout Systems), Dustin Amrhein (IBM), Ajay Anand (Yahoo!), Akbar Ansari (Oracle), Jean-Francois Arcand (Sun Microsystems), Anthony Arrott (Trend Micro), Matias Bagini (JRapid), Alex Bakman (VKernel), Jeffery Barr (Amazon), John Barr (Yieldex), Clod Barrera (IBM), Julio Barros (E-String Technologies), Roger Baskerville (Vizioncore), Jeff Bauer (Forbes.com), Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network), Jerome Bernard (Elastic Grid), David Bernstein (Cisco), Ken Berryman (Symantec), Rohit Bhardwaj (Kronos), Sumeer Bhola (IBM), Tom Bishop (BMC Software), Jim Blakely (Intel), Robert Boedigheimer (Schwans), David Boloker (IBM), Sujoe Bose (DSine Dynamics), Gregory Brail (Sonoa Systems), Brad Brech (IBM), David Bressler (Progress Software), Brad Brown (TUSC), Geoff Brown (G2One), Glenn Brunnette (Sun Microsystems, Eric Bruno (Sun Microsystems), Shane Bryzak (jBoss), Donato Buccella (Certeon), Uri Budnik (RightScale), Bob Buffone (Nexaweb), Guy Bunker (Symantec), Juan Camilo Ruiz (Oracle), Kord Campbell (Splunk), Francis Carden (OpenSpan), Michael Carey (BEA/Oracle), Tony Carrato (IBM), Marco Casario (Comtaste), Richard Cassidy (Virtual Computer), William Cava (Ektron), Suresh Chandrasekaran (Denodo), Andre Charland (Nitobi), Stuart Charlton (Elastra), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote Systems), Robbie Cheng (Potix), Roberto Chinnici (Sun Microsystems), Jeremy Chone (Nexaweb), Jason Christensen (jason411.com), Anthony Cincotta (Booz Allen Hamilton), Peter Coffee (SalesForce.com), Ariel Cohen (Xsigo Systems), Frank Cohen (PushToTest), Reuven Cohen (Enomaly), Jim Connors (Sun Microsystems), Andrew Conte (APC), Shawn Cooney (Certeon), Rod Cope (OpenLogic), Joshua Corman (IBM), Bill Corrigan (Neocleus), Tim Crawford (Stanford University), Douglas Crockford (Yahoo!), Paul Croft (Mediatonic), Simon Crosby (Citrix), Richard Croucher (Citihub), Stefanos Damianakis (Netrics), Glen Daniels (WSO2), Kurt Daniels (HP / Parallels), Parand Darugar (Yahoo!), Jose de Castro (Voxeo), Jeremy Deane (Collaborative Consulting), Andy Denmark (TripIT), Sean Derrington (Symantec), Ali Diab (AdMob), Blake Dournaee (Intel), Jon Doyle (CommuniGate), Jim Driscoll (Sun Microsystems), John du Pre Gaunt, Brian Duckering (Symantec), Nuno Duro (Evolve), Peter Eicher (FalconStor), Stephen Elliot (CA), Yakov Fain (Farata Systems), Walter Falk (IBM), John Fallows (Kaazing), Eric Farrar (Sybase iAnywhere), William Fellows (The 451 Group), Jon Ferraiolo (OpenAjax Alliance), Jeff Fisher (Desktone), Mark Fisher (SpringSource), Chris Fleck (Citrix), Luis Font (NTR Global), Stephen Foskett (Nirvanix), Lou Fox (Bluewolf), Paul Fremantle (WSO2), Pierre Fricke (Red Hat), Phil Fritz (IBM), Shai Fultheim (ScaleMP), Kyle Gabhart (Web Age), Michael Galpin (eBay), Roberto Gamboni (AT&T), Paul Garcia-Mila (eyeOS), Owen Garrett (Zeus Technology), Andrea Gazzanigo (Funambol), Raimund Genes (Trend Micro), Pavel Georgiev (3Tera), Evan Gerber (Molecular), Rick German (Stoneware), Joshua Gertzen (Truecode), Anup Ghosh (Secure Command), Becky Gibson (IBM), Dror Gill (Ceedo), Michael Girouard (Magnani Caruso Dutton), Dan Gisolfi (IBM), Paul Giurata (Catalyst Resources), Alex Givens (UC4 Software), Ted Goddard (ICEsoft), John Goodson (DataDirect), Sue Googe (Northrop Grumman), Michael Gorman (Whitemarsh Information Systems), Andreas Grabner (dynaTrace Software), Laurie Gray (OneSpring), Eric Greenberg (Integralis), Joe Gregorio (Google), Jeremy Grelle (SpringSource), Mike Grushin (feedbackFX), Arun Gupta (Sun Microsystems), Anil Gurnani (JP Morgan Chase), Ravi Gururaj (VMLogix), Scott Guthrie (Microsoft), Robert Hagmann (Coral8), Kevin Hakman (Aptana), Wesley Hales (Red Hat), Brent Hamby (NextDB.net), Mark Hapner (Sun Microsystems), Bernd Harzog (APM Experts), Mark Heid (IBM), Geoff Hendrey (NextDB.net), Stephen Herrod (VMware), Patrick Hertzog (NEXThink), Michael Hill (IBM), Michael Ho (Quasidea), Amy Hodler (Tranxition), Billy Hoffman (HP), Kevin Hoffman (iPhone Developer's Journal), Matt Holleran (Emergence Capitals), Gordon Hunt (Real-Time Innovations), Kingsley Idehen (OpenLink Software), Martin Ingram (AppSense), Carlo Innocenti (DataDirect), Kevin Jackson (Dataline), Jonas Jacobi (Kaazing), Maneesh Jain (3PAR), Vikas Jain (Oracle), Ralph James (RSSBus), Sam Johnson (Australian Online Solutions), Christophe Jolif (ILOG), Charles Jolley (Sprout Systems), Dan Juengst (CA), Ariff Kassam (xkoto), Yehuda Katz (EngineYard), Chris Keene (WaveMaker), Charles Kendrick (Isomorphic), Patrick Kerpan (CohesiveFT), Justin Kestelyn (Oracle), Howard Kiewe (Info-Tech), Ed Kiraly (ILOG), Scott Kirkwood (MomentumSI), Roger Kitain (Sun Microsystems), David Kleidermacher (Green Hills Software), Kristof Kloeckner (IBM), Eric Konieczny (Booz Allen Hamilton), Harald Kornmayer (NEC), Carl Kraenzel (IBM), John Krahulec (Bizwhazee), Senthil Krishanipillai (Sybase), Krishna Krishnamaneni (AT&T), Sajai Krishnan (ParaScale), Senthil Krishnapillai (Sybase), Jacek Kruszelnicki (Numatica), Mark Krzysko (US DOD), Todd Kuczaj (Accenture), Subra Kumaraswamy (Sun Microsystems), Chirs Laffra (IBM), Lynn LeBlanc (FastScale), Rich Lechner (IBM), Lars Leckie (Hummer Winbald Venture Partners), Matthew Lee (Neocleus), Felipe Leme, Patrick Leonard (Roguewave), Petri Lillberg (SSH), Jan Linden (Global IP Solutions) David Linthicum (Blue Mountain Labs), Paul Lipton (CA), Jay Litkey (Embotics), Victoria Livschitz (Grid Dynamics), Greg Lomow (BearingPoint), Bob Lozano (Appistry), Kevin Lynch (Adobe), Jim Mackay (iTKO LISA), Susan Malaika (IBM), Peter Manca (Egenera), Anne Thomas Manes (Burton Group), Andi Mann (Enterprise Management Associates), Diego Marino (Abiquo), Brian Martin (IBM), Steve Maryka (ICEsoft), Miko Matsumura (Software AG), Albert Mavashev (Nastel), Jamal Mazhar (Kaavo), Derek McAuley (Netronome Systems), Bill McColl (Cloudscale), David McCrory (Hyper9), Bill McGee (Third Brigade), Mark McIlvane (Velocent), Joe McKendrick (WebServices.org), Dave Meeker (Roundarch), Mark Meeker (Orbitz), Jerry Melnick (Marathon Technologies), Darrell Meyer (ExtJS.com), Mark Milligan (VirtualLogix), Steve Milroy (OnTerra), Eric Miraglia (Yahoo!), Ashish Mohindroo (Oracle), Hezi Moore (Reflex Security), Kevin Moore (USMEPCOM), Ryan Moquin (BEA Systems), Sam Morcos (Third Brigade), JP Morgenthal (Cloud Consultant), Phil Morris (Sun Microsystems), Scott Morrison (Layer 7 Technologies), Greg Murray (Aptana), Guy Naor (Morph Labs), Tatiana Nasser Rafique (SS&C), Louis Nauges (Revevol), Mike Neil (Microsoft), Eric Newcomer (Iona Technologies), Baldwin Ng (Microsoft), Stewart Nickolas (IBM), Peter Nickolov (3Tera), Kevin Nilson (E*Trade), Johan Nordin (Volvofinans), Ken North (DataServices), Bill O'Connell (IBM), Greg O'Connor (Appzero), Ken Oestreich (Egenera), Nikita Ogievetsky (Morgan Stanley), Michael Oliver (Corent Technology), Eric Olson (MQSoftware), Emil Ong (Caucho Technology), Chris Orr (TripWire), Joshua Painter (Intel), Gerardo Pardo-Castellote (RTI), Paul Parsons (The Server Labs), Anil Patel (Harris Corporation), Parviz Peiravi (Intel), Guy Peled (Visual WebGui), Geva Perry (GigaSpaces), Harry Petty (Brocade), Joe Pezzillo (Metafy), Mike Pizzo (Microsoft), Thomas Plunkett (Virginia Tech), Adam Polansky (Travelocity), Stephen Pollack (Novell), Cornelius Pone (PPC), Olivier Poupeney (DreamFace Interactive), George Pradel (Vizioncore), Joe Preston (Momentum Design Lab), Brian Prince (Microsoft), Matt Probst (Verio), Sacheen Punde (Aeisios Corporation), Jon Pyke (Cordys), Matthew Quinlan (Appcelerator), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Hooman Radfar (Clearspring Technologies), Ranjith Ramakrishnan (Cumulux), Prasad Rampalli (Intel), Shahar Raz, Jim Reavis (Cloud Security Alliance), Scott Regan (Sonoa Systems), Christoph Reich (Hochschule Furtwangen U), Chris Richardson, Ted Ritter (Nemertes), Jesus Rodriguez (Tellago), Dan Rosanova (Nova Enterprise Systems), Michael Rowley (Active Endpoints), Tyler Roye (mindSHIFT), Mike Ruiz (BearingPoint), Habeeb Rushdan (LowerHead Consulting), Ben Rushlo (Keynote Systems), Jim Rymarczyk (IBM), Frank Salim (Kaazing), Eric Samson (DataDirect), Jim Sanzone (VIRTERA), Bill Scarborough (VMware), Chris Schalk (Google), Jared Scheuer (IBM), Todd Schick (ComponentOne), David Schlesinger (Access Co.) Rich Schreiber (Nastel), Andy Schwartz (Oracle), Bill Scott (Yahoo!), Ian Selby (Gen X Design), John Senor (iWay Software), Janelle Shaw (CA), Chris Shayan, Karthik Shyamsunder (VeriSign), Michael Sick (Serene Software), Jonathan Siegal (EMC), Travis Siegfried (IBM), Ric Smith (Kaazing) David Snead (Attorney), Richard Mark Soley (OMG), Sam Somashekar (CA), Raghavan Srinivas (Sun Microsystems), Joe Stagner (Microsoft), John Stetic (Novell), Brian Stevens (Red Hat), Robert Steward (DataDirect), Allen Stewart (Microsoft), Brian Struble (Sensedia), John Suit (Fortisphere), Ed Sullivan (Aria Systems), Ernest Svehla (IntelliObjects), Keith Swenson (Fujitsu), Dekel Tankel (GigaSpaces), Leonard Tchuta (Shanghai Property Management), Ian Thain (Sybase), Peter Thawley (Sybase), Nicholas Thomas (Finicity), Ronnie Thomson (Quark), Doug Tidwell (IBM), Shashank Tiwari (Saven Technologies), Ian Tomlin (NDMC), Omer Trajman (Vertica Systems), John Trembly (Xeround), Lars Trieloff (Day Software), Geoff Tudor (Nirvanix), Rob Tweed (M/Gateway), Tien Tzuo (Zuora), Bala Murugan Vaidhinathan (eG Innovations), Sean Valcamp (Avnet), Fred van de Bosch (Librato), Nick van der Zweep (HP), Kirstan Vandersluis (Xaware), Paul Vasquez (VMware), Butch Villaflor (Egenera), Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale), Jeff Vroom (Adobe), Bryan Wade (ExactTarget), Shaun Walker (DotNetNuke), James Ward (Adobe), Simon Wardley (Canonical), Rich Waters (ExtJS.com), Matt Waxman (EMC), Coach Wei (Nexaweb), Julian Weinstock (Desktone), Adrian Weisberg (Takuan Consulting), Mathias Wessendorf (Oracle), Bill Westerman (Create with Context), John Whaley (Moka5), Elaine Wherry (Meebo.com), Kevin Whinnery (Appcelerator), Wallker White (BDNA), Chris Wiborg (Cisco), Scott Wiener (Cloud 9 Analytics), Warren Wilbee (Microsoft), Robert Williams (Maxworks), Ron Williams (IBM), Steve Wilson (Sun Microsystems), Rich Wolski (UC Santa Barbara), Hon Wong, Dev Worah (Virtusa), Regev Yativ (Magic Software), Joel York (Xignite), Kareem Yusuf (IBM), and Brian Zanghi (Kadiet).
It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that Jesse Proudman, Blue Box CTO, has been appointed to the position of IBM Distinguished Engineer. Jesse is the first employee at Blue Box to receive this honor, and I’m quite confident there will be more to follow given the amazing talent at Blue Box with whom I have had the pleasure to collaborate. I’d like to provide an overview of what it means to become an IBM Distinguished Engineer.
Oct. 13, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 357
As operational failure becomes more acceptable to discuss within the software industry, the necessity for holding constructive, actionable postmortems increases. But most of what we know about postmortems from "pop culture" isn't actually relevant for the software systems we work on and within. In his session at DevOps Summit, J. Paul Reed will look at postmortem pitfalls, techniques, and tools you'll be able to take back to your own environment so they will be able to lay the foundations for h...
Oct. 13, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 173
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and Co-Founder of Conjur, will discuss various security considerations for container-based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows.
Oct. 13, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 324
Containers are all the rage among developers and web companies, but they also represent two very substantial benefits to larger organizations. First, they have the potential to dramatically accelerate the application lifecycle from software builds and testing to deployment and upgrades. Second they represent the first truly hybrid-approach to consuming infrastructure, allowing organizations to run the same workloads on any cloud, virtual machine or physical server. Together, they represent a ver...
Oct. 13, 2015 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 202
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on...
Oct. 13, 2015 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 150
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data ...
Oct. 13, 2015 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 185
IT data is typically silo'd by the various tools in place. Unifying all the log, metric and event data in one analytics platform stops finger pointing and provides the end-to-end correlation. Logs, metrics and custom event data can be joined to tell the holistic story of your software and operations. For example, users can correlate code deploys to system performance to application error codes.
Oct. 13, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 313
Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing syste...
Oct. 13, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 350
If you are new to Python, you might be confused about the different versions that are available. Although Python 3 is the latest generation of the language, many programmers still use Python 2.7, the final update to Python 2, which was released in 2010. There is currently no clear-cut answer to the question of which version of Python you should use; the decision depends on what you want to achieve. While Python 3 is clearly the future of the language, some programmers choose to remain with Py...
Oct. 13, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 322
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how busine...
Oct. 13, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 388
When I describe Continuous Delivery to people I generally spend a fair amount of time impressing on them that it is not about tools and technicalities. It is not even about the relationship between developers and operations or product owners and testers. Continuous Delivery is about minimizing the gap between having an idea and getting that idea, in the form of working software, into the hands of users and seeing what they make of it. This vital feedback loop is at the core of not just good deve...
Oct. 13, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 166
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, will review the current landscape of...
Oct. 13, 2015 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 244
There’s no shortage of guides and blog posts available to provide you with best practices in architecting microservices. While all this information is helpful, what doesn’t seem to be available in such a great number are hands-on guidelines regarding how microservices can be scaled. Following a little research and sifting through lots of theoretical discussion, here is how load-balancing microservices is done in practice by the big players.
Oct. 12, 2015 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 156
DevOps is here to stay because it works. Most businesses using this methodology are already realizing a wide range of real, measurable benefits as a result of implementing DevOps, including the breakdown of inter-departmental silos, faster delivery of new features and more stable operating environments. To take advantage of the cloud’s improved speed and flexibility, development and operations teams need to work together more closely and productively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Prashanth...
Oct. 12, 2015 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 269
In a report titled “Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update,” Gartner analysts highlighted the increasing trend of application modernization among enterprises. According to a recent survey, 45% of respondents stated that modernization of installed on-premises core enterprise applications is one of the top five priorities. Gartner also predicted that by 2020, 75% of
Oct. 12, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 451
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
Oct. 12, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 193
DevOps Summit, taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and Javits Center in New York City, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait...
Oct. 12, 2015 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 142
Despite all the talk about public cloud services and DevOps, you would think the move to cloud for enterprises is clear and simple. But in a survey of almost 1,600 IT decision makers across the USA and Europe, the state of the cloud in enterprise today is still fraught with considerable frustration. The business case for apps in the real world cloud is hybrid, bimodal, multi-platform, and difficult. Download this report commissioned by NTT Communications to see the insightful findings – registra...
Oct. 12, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 409
As we increasingly rely on technology to improve the quality and efficiency of our personal and professional lives, software has become the key business differentiator. Organizations must release software faster, as well as ensure the safety, security, and reliability of their applications. The option to make trade-offs between time and quality no longer exists—software teams must deliver quality and speed. To meet these expectations, businesses have shifted from more traditional approaches of d...
Oct. 12, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 292
Saviynt Inc. has announced the availability of the next release of Saviynt for AWS. The comprehensive security and compliance solution provides a Command-and-Control center to gain visibility into risks in AWS, enforce real-time protection of critical workloads as well as data and automate access life-cycle governance. The solution enables AWS customers to meet their compliance mandates such as ITAR, SOX, PCI, etc. by including an extensive risk and controls library to detect known threats and b...
Oct. 12, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 324