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Working across all of Sun, Senior Vice President, Dave Douglas, has been appointed today to lead the Company's cloud computing efforts. Simultaneously, in a package of "decisive actions to align Sun's business with global economic realities," Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz announced a restr...
A round-up of the many themes and topics of interest to infrastructure architects, developers and IT managers featuring at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo being held November 19-21, 2008 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. The conference is expecting a record turnout of senio...
Okay, here's the deal. When you observe the big software guys and see how quickly they adopt emerging technologies, which will change IT the way we know it today, here is what we see. Larry Ellison invested millions in old SaaS / cloud companies, which gave him zippo in return, and he ...
Moderro Technologies www.moderro.com will debut its Xpack Internet Computer – an integrated (hardware, operating system and web management) solution for the Web 2.0 desktop SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, November 19-21, in San Jose, CA. The Xpack features a clean and frie...
"More than a half dozen conferences and events targeting Virtualization and Cloud Computing canceled in the past two months," said Fuat Kircaali, CEO of SYS-CON Media. "We predicted that this would be the outcome for many competing shows due to the current economic conditions," he adds...
Google has shifted from solving problems in distributed, massively parallel computing to developing next-generation cloud-centric applications. Google can, with the deployment of software, deliver global services that other companies cannot match in terms of speed of deployment, operat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that more than 40 Cloud technology providers, as well as Virtualization and SOA companies will exhibit at the upcoming 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), November 19-21, in San Jose, California. The conferenc...
"Virtualization is a word often mentioned these days," observes the charismatic Chairman & CEO of Parallels, Serguei Beloussov, before adding: "Though largely users are only just starting to understand the range of applications for the technology." Beloussov will be giving a much-antic...
In the past month or so I have talked to a lot of people in the cloud computing and virtualization space. Many of these folks are working at/on startups that solves one of the many challenges for Enterprise cloud computing. What are these challenges? I have tried to summarize them here...
While cloud computing reporting has recently been focused on Microsoft's Azure announcement and Amazon's upgrade to EC2, there's an elephant in the cloud: Google. According to a well-researched article in SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, Google filed as long ago as February 2006 a pr...
"These are still the early days of Cloud Computing, where delivery has so far focused primarily on price, as set by the market leader, Amazon," notes Dave Durkee, Founder, CEO & Technical Director of ENKI Consulting. "However, while successful in the Web 2.0 market," he adds, "price-ba...
"It's a chance for Cisco to participate on a bigger scale, helping to bring peace to the world. Is that too big a dream?...(long pause)...Maybe." With that thought Cisco CEO John Chambers ends an interview published this week by BusinessWeek in which he reveals that Cisco's cloud compu...
Cloud Computing is the newbuzzword in the technology industry. But even industry insiders don’t agree on exactly what the term means. We shouldn’t be surprised that mainstream business is approaching it with caution. Businesses have many concerns about moving their data to the cloud, s...
Dan Chu, VMware's VP of Emerging Business, intends to take an industry leader's perspective next week when he presents a breakout session at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 19-21, 2008) being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. Chu will a...
"What sold me on joining Cisco was the excellent opportunity to explore the 'uncharted territory' that is the network's role in cloud computing." With those words the tireless and insightful Cloud blogger James Urquhart this week revealed that he's taking on the role of Marketing Manag...
Months ago, 3tera unveiled our Cloudware architecture. But rather than try to convince the world that there is only a single architecture that works and ours is it, we emphasized that Cloud architectures need to be open. Not only need they interoperate with all sorts of hardware and so...
Are cloud computing and grid computing one and the same? There are many similarities and one key difference separating these burgeoning fields. Both cloud and grid propose an architecture that masks the complexity of managing thousands of commodity servers from their users. Consequentl...
In a recent report, Gartner made some bold predictions around the near-term future of SaaS. In essence they are endorsing that the SaaS model has increasing leverage over existing software models as the IT spending tightens - worldwide software-as-a-service revenue in the enterprise ap...
Cloud computing has replaced virtualization as the new hot topic of 2008. Yet underneath the headlines a very basic shift is taking place in the network that promises even more conversations in the very near future. Let’s call this shift the rise of infrastructure 2.0 or the result of ...
"Cloud Computing by its very nature depends on the Network for both the construction of the Cloud as well as the delivery to users," declares David Bernstein, whose team runs Cisco's internal Cloud Computing platform. As VP and General Manager of Network Applications Infrastructure for...
The problem with the notion of “Windows for EC2” is that it perpetuates the broken, legacy model of tying your application to the infrastructure upon which it runs. In the legacy model, applications became artificially tied to the physical server upon which they ran, and server utiliza...
The term “Cloud Storage” has become en vogue in the past 18 months, pushing the hype curve into the red. While industry buzz and news around this technology has increased, definitions have failed to root any sensibility and meaning as to what it really is and what can differentiate ser...
The cloud is coming of age. Amazon took another huge leap forward when it announced that EC2 is now out of beta, together with an SLA that is evidence of Amazon’s commitment to provide top-notch service. Their uptime has been stellar, and they are now standing behind their offering con...
Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice, notes Amazon.com's VP & CTO Dr Werner Vogels, can be a complicated and expensive task. "But it's essential in today's business landscape," adds Vogels, who is the distinguished Keynote Speaker at SYS-CON'...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global Cloud Computing technology provider Mosso to exhibit at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. More tha...
Cassatt, the company started by BEA founder Bill Coleman, is redirecting its data center widgetry into creating internal clouds comparable to Amazon or Google out of infrastructure customers already have in-house. Coleman observed that most IT professionals aren’t comfortable outsourci...
"Cloud computing offers great promise by having third parties deliver the computing resources needed to run applications as an on-demand service, with a lot of the IT infrastructure invisible to the user," said Bill Coleman, chairman and CEO of Cassatt Corp. "However, at this point mos...
The day after Intel slashed its guidance and told the press that “orders just died,” AMD, a company laboring under a really bad karma, said it’s started selling Shanghai, its first 45nm quad-core Opteron chip, a few months earlier than expected and plunk in the middle of an economic ap...
Cassatt, the company started by BEA founder Bill Coleman, is redirecting its data center widgetry into creating internal clouds comparable to Amazon or Google out of infrastructure customers already have in-house. Coleman observed that most IT professionals aren’t comfortable outsourci...
Cloud Computing offers significant benefits over traditional solutions for deploying production systems as well as for conducting development and testing activities. This session will distill the unique characteristics of clouds and describe how to best think about deployments in the c...
For too long, the emphasis in Cloud Computing circles has been almost exclusively upon provision of rapidly scalable and ad hoc remote computing on top of cost-effective commodity hardware. The Cloud play from Salesforce, Amazon’s EC2 and the rest has been dominated by the implicit ass...
When picturing the relationship between the enterprise and the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, imagine an evolutionary process that can be divided into three main stages: "The Comfort Zone," "The Enlightenment," and "The Re-Assessment." Once we examine these, we can then d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider LynuxWorks named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com), which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmo...
Elastra’s Cloud Server widgetry is supposed to eliminate manual processes and the complexity of managing application infrastructure and middleware in the cloud – without recourse to any time-consuming and error-prone scripting – and deliver a complete, scalable, pay-for-use application...
Yesterday, VMware announced that they were buying Trango. Trango makes virtualization solutions for the mobile phone or other embedded devices. Now why would VMware do this? Well, if you were at VMworld then you heard all about VMware View. Basically it's the thought that once you put ...
Cisco has got a new “close to the user” edge router that can push 250,000 songs or 200 feature films a second. (Figure 6.4 terabytes a second.) The widget, which starts at $80,000 and reportedly took $200 million to develop, is called the Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9000 Series a...
HP has said it doesn’t want to be in the cloud business itself – merely sell gear to cloud makers – but it’s lined up with little Salesforce.com rival NetSuite – owned mostly by Larry Ellison – to offer NetSuite’s SaaS CRM and ERP applications to SMBs through its 15,000 US resellers. H...
The Tap In Systems consists of a team of engineers and software developers with many years of experience in network management, systems management, software and web application development. Its members have worked in large corporate environments as well as start up ventures. Tap In Sys...
Today’s businesses can no longer afford to have essential business content trapped in separate, incompatible repositories. They want an interoperable interface for their repositories that allows them to reuse and share business content easily. To address this need, EMC, IBM, and Micros...
The biggest problem we have is trying to figure out what to leave out, because we simply have too much to present. Attendees are going to get a real hands-on feel for how they can utilize the world of on-demand computing. It won't be a sit-back-and-listen day, it's a true hands-on, sle...


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