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“We have serviced the traditional IT marketplace for 23 years and we wanted to extend SHI’s capabilities along what appears to be the logical path of IT. We wanted to be able to offer the complete continuum of products and services from traditional infrastructure build to cloud service...
“Axway is about secure data transmission – moving data in a highly secured manner,” stated Alan Taylor, Director of Alliances at Axway, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud Expo, held June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits...
"We think about cloud at multiple levels inside of Citrix as a company. There are cloud platforms and around that we have cloud networking, and the third area is delivering desktops and applications as a cloud service," stated Sameer Dholakia, Group VP & GM, Cloud Platforms Group, at C...
“Version 7 has an advanced control console – it’s an interactive visualization of a data center, it could be virtual or cloud-based, and it tells you if you have any inefficiencies or risks,” stated Andrew Hillier, CTO of CiRBA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference C...
“We have about 30 major cloud assessments going on. The problems we’re solving is that security and compliance are a continual challenge to cloud providers and we’re there to help organizations understand what to do,” stated Tom McAndrew, EVP of Professional Services at Coalfire, in th...
“The Internet is exploding. The Internet is at an inflection point and cloud computing is one of the drivers,,” stated Neil Cohen, VP of Product Marketing at Akamai, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud Expo, held J...
“We’re all about developers and enterprise and open source. We have a suite of tools all the way up from code to cloud,” stated Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International ...
"We secure virtual servers running in public and private clouds. We are building all the security technologies that people need for their public cloud servers which they don't have access to since they moved outside their own private data center," explained Rand Wacker, Vice President ...
“A lot of people are using cloud computing now, and appzero has this new product out that extracts applications that are already installed, sucks them out of the data center and moves them into the cloud,” explained Greg O'Connor, CEO of appzero, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud...
“Big Data eliminates the data silos that formerly existed, improving the depth and quality of analysis that can take place,” observed Scott Kinka, Chief Technology Officer at Evolve IP, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Without these barriers, Kinka...
“Big data represents a sea change of capabilities in IT” notes Matt McLarty, Vice President, Client Solutions at Layer 7, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. McLarty continued: “In conjunction with mobile and cloud, I think Big Data will provide a tech...
“One of the greatest challenges to security in the cloud is management,” noted David Meizlik, Vice President of Marketing at Dome9 Security, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “With cloud computing,” Meizlik explained, “the infrastructure is owned and...
“The speed of businesses is accelerating, requiring continuous tuning and optimization of business processes and operations,” noted Bruce Fingles, CIO and VP of Product Quality at Xsigo Systems, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “IT organizations mus...
“The definition of cloud and cloud services continues to evolve,” observed Robert Crespi, VP, CIO at Cervalis, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “As such it is difficult to predict the growth,” Crespi continued, “we see more and more customers migrat...
“Big Data is not simply code for lots of information,” observed Victoria Kouyoumjian, Sr. Business and Technologies Strategist at Esri, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Instead,” Kouyoumjian noted, “Big Data refers to information in myriad differen...
“Security standards for moving data into and out of the cloud and for hosting it within the cloud will dramatically help accelerate adoption of the cloud as a secure computing platform,” observed Dr. William L. Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software, in this exclusive Q&A with Clou...
“The ability to flexibly and quickly adjust infrastructure allows IT to respond to line-of-business requirements in a way that was impossible prior to the advent of cloud computing,” noted Henry Fastert, Chief Technologist & Managing Partner, SHI Enterprise Solutions Services Group, in...
Eucalyptus Systems provides IT organizations and technology businesses with the most widely deployed cloud software platform for on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Eucalyptus is built as an open source cloud product and is uniquely suited for enterprise-class private cloud ...
“Much like the “100% paperless” or “100% wireless” enterprise, we’re not likely to see a ‘100% public cloud,’” noted Willie Tejada, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Cloud at Akamai Technologies, Inc., in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. However, Tejad...
“At the end of the day what’s important to technology users are their applications and their data, whether this be personal pictures and music files or corporate databases,” observed Alan Dayley, Sr. Director of Product Management at i365, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conferen...
“As more and more people become comfortable with the idea, businesses will move more workloads to Public Clouds,” stated Joe Seibel, CFA, CFO & VP of Strategic Development at Hexagrid, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “I like to compare it to the hi...
“There is no doubt that the federal government’s support of cloud computing is driving additional demand,” stated Paul Carmody, SVP, Product Management & Business Development at Internap, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. However, Carmody noted, “Ent...
“Adoption of new technologies by large enterprises and government agencies legitimize the technology and speed up adoption,” noted Ran Nahmias, Director of Virtualization & Cloud Solutions at Net Optics, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “The governm...
“Cloud computing is all about automation and self-service and [at CloudExpo] we'll be showing attendees how they can extend that to the application layer,” stated James Weir, CTO and co-founder of UShareSoft in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “I will ...
“There is a move to build more cloud-like capabilities into virtual environments, such as standard instance sizes and software stacks,” noted Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of CiRBA, Inc., in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “This is a step toward ...
“We believe that ‘cloud’ as a specialized concept will rapidly give way to cloud as simply a dominant enterprise IT paradigm,” noted Lawrence Guillory, CEO of Racemi Inc., in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, “where public and private cloud resources bo...
“The Obama/Kundra effect of pushing more government data to the web and promoting the application of cloud scale efficiencies has been felt across all markets,” noted Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy G...
“The cloud provides access to an endless range of services and applications,” noted Uri Mishol, co-founder and CEO, Xoreax Software, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Without these up-to-date applications companies run the risk of being left behind,...
“Most cloud environments – public, private, or hybrid – run on virtualized infrastructure that share CPU, memory and storage between applications,” noted Bryan Semple, Chief Marketing Officer at VKernel in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “These shared...
“What makes Cloud Computing more likely to be successful today are both technological and attitudinal changes in the market,” noted Tom Trainer, Director of Product Marketing at Gluster, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “First, commodity computing a...
“For many customers, the Cloud is still just an idea, and they do not know how the Cloud is built and operates,” observed Joe Bromley, Systems Consultant at Texas Memory Systems, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Cloud providers should continue to e...
I had the opportunity to talk to Mark Raskino, Vice President at Gartner. Mark is one of the authors of the book Mastering the Gartner Hype-Cycle. At the conference, Mark gave the keynote, and I presented a talk on Cloud Computing. This interview is about how to Master the Gartner Hype...
“How we communicate, how we do business, and how we get along through the day has required that we look at new and better ways of improving our businesses and our civilization. This demand is requiring organizations to be better and more efficient at bringing services to market,” state...
“By outsourcing a big chunk of operations to the cloud, IT can shift from an operational cost center to a true partner and enabler of business success,” noted Rodrigo Coutinho, Senior Product Marketing Manager, OutSystems, Inc., in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Je...
“Cloud Computing removes the risk and allows you to try before buying,” stated Carlos Polo, CEO & Founder of Doocuments, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. Polo continued, “Cloud Computing helps you save money and stay focused on your business and eli...
“Cloud or the concept of ‘Data Center–centric’ computing is going to be around for a long time,” stated Rick German, Co-founder, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Stoneware, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “We might tire of the word ‘cloud,’” he ...
“Cloud computing arrived at a time when the industry was being asked to do more with less,” explained Eric Olden, CEO & Founder of Symplified, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Cloud computing offers a solution to that problem,” Olden continues, “on...
“Cloud puts control back in the hands of the consumers,” noted Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of CiRBA, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Cloud computing creates a functioning market for capacity, it gives consumers choices," Hillier continued. ...
HP’s strategy is centered on empowering both commercial and enterprise class cloud computing. Research from HP indicates that senior business, government and technology executives believe that by 2015, 18 percent of their IT delivery will be through the public cloud and 28 percent by t...
South Korea is about to play a pivotal role in East-West trade. The US and Korean governments are working feverishly to resolve remaining obstacles with their recently negotiated Free Trade Agreement, in order to secure approval by the South Korean National Assembly and the United Stat...