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SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

The Advantages of Using Cloud Computing

A recent survey carried out by PEER 1 Network Enterprises found that of the 88% of key decision-makers that do not use cloud computing, 39% said it was because they don't know enough about it. So, for those who are still in the dark, what is cloud computing anyway? Cloud computing enables users to store files and software remotely, rather than on a hard drive or server at their office. The fact is many people may already be using cloud computing without realizing it, whether through work or personal use. Examples include web-based email like Gmail and Hotmail, communication tools like Skype, video sites like YouTube and Vimeo and music-sharing sites such as SoundCloud. Some examples of cloud computing applications include software as a service (SaaS), Customer Relationship Management, file storage, file synchronization and file back-up. It's now possible for busines... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2011 New York Venue

Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong. Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)

Twelve New Programming Languages: Is Cloud Responsible?

Do we need programming languages? You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you may need to change your mind. Consider for example the following questions: Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM (X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new programming language of its own? Why did the attendees of a recent conference in London select 5 (HTML5, DART, Scala, Clojure, Node.js) new languages as the most important software development trends for 2012? What does Neil McAllister mean when he says that these 10 (DART, Ceylon, GO, F#, OPA, Fantom, Zimbu, X10, Haxe, Chapel) programming languages that could shake up IT? Why did Anders Hejlsberg of Microsoft, the creator of Turbo Pascal, Delphi and C# launch TypeScript? Are new programming languages getting created just to satisfy the creativ... (more)

WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo Agenda Announced

Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Registration for  the First International WebRTC Summit (@WebRTCSummit) is now open. WebRTC Summit will take place Nov 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5." Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home A survey by TokBox found that the WebRTC adoption rate among small organizations is growing quickly where over 25% of developers say it is important for their work. WebRTC Summit will feature two full days of technical... (more)

Top Two Technology Priorities for CIOs in 2011: Cloud & Virtualization

"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results were announced of the 2011 CIO Agenda survey by Gartner Executive Programs (EXP). "CIOs and IT have been boxed in between modest budget growth and growing legacy requirements," McDonald continued, noting that "Cloud services and virtualization are well-suited for this budget reality, as they offer similar service levels at lower budget costs." The worldwide CIO survey was conducted by Gartner EXP from September to December 2010 and represents CIO budget plans reported at that time. According to the results, CIOs expect to adopt new cloud services much faster than originally expected. Cur... (more)

9th Cloud Expo | Speaker Faculty A–Z

With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) beginning its final two days at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's remind you in greater detail about all the the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT? Just click on the speaker name of your choice to go straight to the relevant Cloud Expo Speaker Profile. Brett Adam - CTO at rPath Michael Adams - GPM at VMware Brian Adler - Sr. Professional Services Architect at RightScale Rahul Akolkar - Services Cloud Platform  team at IBM Allen Allison - Chief Security Officer at NaviS... (more)

CA Technologies’ Gregor Petri to Present at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! Lock-in has been the proverbial chain of the IT industry and around the world users are uniting to make the cloud "lock-in free." New association's such as EuroCloud, the Open DataCenter Alliance are being formed, while established industry bodies like SNIA and OASIS are working on new open cloud standards and communities like cloud commons are investing in completely new approaches. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Gregor Petri, Advisor Lean IT and Cloud Computing at CA Technologies, will dissect lock-in and more specifically cloud lock-in into its archetypes and look at possible architectural, organizational and commercial remedies. Using examples and analogies from both the IT and other industries, he will explore whether there can be "another way," a way that allows cloud users to have rich off-the... (more)

An A-Z of Cloud Computing at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age! Android - see Mobile Cloud Computing Clients Clouds (Michael Behrens) Application as Conversation - see Open Networks (Peter Coffee) Application Automation - In a Cloud Expo session entitled How to Accelerate Application Deployment within the Cloud, HP’s Marc Wilkinson will be walking through the automation and testing of applications across public, private or hybrid cloud environments, and describing how new solutions enable enterprises, accelerate innovation and drive a competitive edge. Automation - In his Cloud Expo session, The Basics of Automating a Cloud Storage Service, Abiquo's Azmir Moham... (more)

Leading Cloud CxO's Join Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York

What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of GoGrid and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Novell and the Director of HP Software's Global Cloud Practice?  Answer: all are members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York, due to take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. New speakers will continue to be announced every day from now for the next few weeks, but already the Cloud Expo organizers can share the news that the high-octane technical sessions in New York City, organized into seven parallel tracks, will include... Is Enterprise Cloud Computing a Tidal Wave of Change? IT is faster, better, cheaper, and safer because of Enterprise Cloud Computing Jill Tummler Singer - CIO, National Reconnaissance Office – Ha... (more)

Driving Autopilot: The Key to Cloud Success at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! There are several important factors for successful cloud deployment. While infrastructure - whether public, private or hybrid models - tends to dominate the discussion, applications are critical to establishing value in the cloud. Too often, organizations underestimate the effort required to deploy and manage cloud applications, thus experiencing costly delays that negate the cloud's benefits. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Marc Wilkinson, Director, Cloud Global Practice at HP Enterprise Business, will discuss both the engine and autopilot at the heart of cloud environments. He will also 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. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship... (more)