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3Tera, Inc.

3Tera, Inc. is the innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, simplifying the deployment and scaling of Web applications. 3Tera offers the AppLogic™, the first commercially available grid operating system and cloud computing platform that completely removes the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure.
Adaptivity

Adaptivity Corporation provides integrated solutions that automate IT Delivery optimization across enterprise computing environments. Our integrated solutions include a unified knowledge base and an expert workbench that allows customers to design and optimize the delivery model of their infrastructure computing environments. These solutions help customers and partners change how they organize, architect, engineer and manage their IT supply chain. The company’s solutions help customers transform their datacenters, enable cloud computing paradigms, and radically reduce IT costs one application or volume store at a time.
Akamai

Akamai provides market-leading managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference,www.akamai.com
AppZero

AppZero software virtualizes Windows and Unix server applications for nearly instant provisioning as services across a network, on any server (physical or virtual), in the datacenter or in the cloud. First to market with a toolset for virtualizing server-side applications, AppZero has pioneered the Virtual Application Appliance (VAA), in which an application is encapsulated with all of its dependencies -- but without any operating system (OS) component. The result is server applications that are 100% portable with zero footprint and performance near native levels. For enterprises and ISVs intrigued by the capital-free potential of pay-as-you-go-computing, AppZero provides a smooth on-ramp to the cloud without any cloud lock-in. Requiring no modification to existing applications, AppZero makes it technically easy and economically sensible to explore and exploit cloud computing.
Aria

Aria Systems is the leading provider of subscription billing solutions and offers the only "monetization platform" encompassing the full spectrum of Billing and Customer Lifecycle Management services. The A+ Billing Platform offers clients the on-demand billing industry's most flexible tool for accelerating revenue capture, optimizing cash flow, and enabling actionable market intelligence while significantly reducing operating costs throughout each phase of the customer lifecycle. Acknowledged as the SaaS billing leader in terms of experience and execution, Aria manages and maintains more than 1 million accounts and has processed more than 1 billion transactions since it began operations in 2003. With Hummer Winblad Partners, Venrock, and Dave Labuda, former CEO of Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) as investors, the company is based in Media, Pa. (metropolitan Philadelphia), and has offices in the San Francisco bay area as well. For more information, visit www.ariasystems.com.
AppSense

AppSense is the leading provider of user environment management solutions for the enterprise. User environment management enables the configuration and personalization of virtual, standard desktops by treating user specific data as a separate layer of the desktop. This user layer is applied as needed and is accessible in any environment. Keeping user data separate means it is no longer tied to a specific machine and so can be applied to any desktop environment when needed. In this way, the user experience remains consistent and predictable while the corporate desktop is standardized and delivery automated. Companies such as Citi, WellSpan, Bank of America, Clifford Chance and HP are using AppSense technology in their virtual environments today. See http://www.appsense.com/for more info.
Bycast

Bycast is the leading provider of storage virtualization software that enables private and public storage clouds. Bycast StorageGRID allows cloud storage providers, or IT departments running their operation as a service, to deliver storage and archiving as a service. The software offers robust facilities for provisioning, managing, and tracking storage services. StorageGRID is sold globally through OEM relationships with two of the world’s major storage vendors and has hundreds of installations in over nineteen countries.
CA, Inc.

CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) is the world's leading independent information technology (IT) management software company. We help companies manage IT to better perform, compete, innovate and grow their businesses. With our Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and technology, customers can unify IT and simplify the management of complex computing environments.
CloudSwitch

CloudSwitch delivers the power of cloud computing seamlessly and securely so enterprises can dramatically reduce cost and improve responsiveness to the business. With CloudSwitch, enterprises are protected from the complexity, risks and potential lock-in of the cloud, turning cloud resources into a flexible, cost-effective extension of the corporate data center.
Corporate Technologies

Corporate Technologies is an IT systems integrator and IT consulting company with 3 practices: Data Center Optimization, Virtualization, and Business Intelligence. For each practice we resell hardware and software, deliver professional services from architecture to implementation, and offer staff augmentation to complement our solutions and/or fill our clients skills gaps.

Our comprehensive R&D function ensures that products and services we bring to our clients have been evaluated and tested in real world production environments staged in our state of the art Technical Integration Center.

CSS Corp.

CSS Corp. is a leading provider of global technology operations management services with more than 4,300 employees working in offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. CSS’ mission is to foster a 100 percent satisfied customer base, and is committed to building long-term client partnerships that maximize system quality, availability, and reliability. CSS is one of the earliest adopters of cloud computing technology, having worked with leading cloud providers and virtualization leaders. We leverage a host of customizable tools and platforms that truly enables you to “Go Cloud”.
EMC

EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.
ExactTarget

ExactTarget is a leading provider of on-demand email, sms and voice marketing software solutions. The company’s one-to-one messaging applications enable clients to send business-critical and event triggered communications that can increase sales and strengthen customer relationships. ExactTarget offers an Embedded Edition of its software which includes a SOA Interface to access both mass marketing and transactional messaging fulfillment service and a database of aggregation to track the delivery of email, sms and voice messages. Learn more at www.exacttarget.com or call 1-866-EMAILET.
FreedomOSS

FreedomOSS brings an elaborate expertise in SOA to your business. As a services organization, we collaborate with customers to design a SOA blueprint to fit the customer’s needs. When you have a SOA problem, FreedomOSS is the top choice for your complete solution. FreedomOSS is focused on the practical implementation of SOA using Open Source solutions. Our architects and engineers are committed to building stable, scalable, and blazingly fast systems. FreedomOSS includes 150 skilled technical resource professionals who are strategically organized around various Centers of Excellence. For more information, please visit www.freedomoss.com, or call 877-828-8987.
IBM

In today’s challenging economic environment where operational costs are 70% of IT budgets, management costs are growing by a factor of four, and energy costs are 60% of capital costs and 75% of operational costs, IT leaders are looking for new solutions to take cost out of the data center. IBM’s data center vision—an evolutionary roadmap— moves IT departments from virtualized to cloud computing environments to achieve a dynamic and responsive infrastructure. Backed by deep technical capabilities and unmatched skills, IBM can help clients optimize their data centers and improve service delivery. Visit IBM’s booth to learn more. ibm.com/cloud
Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) develops industry-leading products and technologies that are optimized for the world’s largest datacenters and cloud computing environments. Designed to maximize datacenter efficiency and performance while reducing TCO, Intel’s advancements in performance, energy efficiency, virtualization, and security technologies are transforming computing - from the largest Internet datacenter to the enterprise private cloud. To learn more http://www.intel.com/server.
Microsoft

In a recent speech, Steve Ballmer called out the magnitude of today’s challenges, "what we now have will be a fundamental economic reset." Given the new economic environment, businesses today require smarter, cost-effective ways to operate going forward. This includes:
  • Achieving lower, more predictable costs
  • Avoiding needing to build infrastructure capacity for the highest possible demand
  • Applying your scarce IT resources to new problems, while using existing tools they already know
  • Maintaining high security and availability
  • Establishing best in class collaboration with your partners and supply chain
Microsoft has a vision and a road map that combines the best of on-premise and cloud platforms to enable this. Costs can be addressed via data center virtualization and cloud computing services. Capacity can be added on-demand, with cloud computing providing the "overdraft protection" you need. Your people can use the same proven Microsoft tools and technologies for both on-premise and cloud solutions. We have world-class security and availability, including being the first major online service provider to have achieved ISO 27001 security certification across all of our data centers. In addition, our new online services allow you and your business partners to connect your systems together, making you more agile and responsive in today's environment.

New Relic

New Relic is the first provider of web application performance management solutions on demand. Using a SaaS model for instant deployment, New Relic enables developers and operations teams to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize Java or Ruby applications running in the cloud or in the datacenter. A powerful performance management solution fully implemented in less than 5 minutes. No long commitments, no shelfware, and no confusing licensing schemes. Every application running in the cloud should be deployed with New Relic.
Objectivity, Inc.

Objectivity, Inc. has provided distributed, real-time data platforms for hundreds of organizations seeking to solve complex distributed computing challenges. It was the first database company to achieve all six levels of the IBM grid compliant application model, a predecessor to cloud computing that provided distributed service and storage resources across the Internet on demand.

The company’s flagship product, Objectivity/DB, has a fully scalable, distributed processing architecture is an ideal fit for deploying in the cloud environment. Those who wish to try Objectivity/DB in the cloud can access a free 60-day evaluation of the product on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Visit http://www.objectivity.com/cloud-computing/ for instructions.

New Relic

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest business software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site atwww.oracle.com
ParaScale

ParaScale is focused on addressing the exploding bulk storage requirements for unstructured data including digital content and archival data. By combining ParaScale software and buyer-selected standard servers, service providers can build different types of public clouds and offer a variety of cloud storage services, while enterprises can start small and build their own private corporate clouds within their own network.
PerspecSys Inc.

PerspecSys Inc. is a privately held Canadian corporation, based outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our mission is to provide Cloud Data Governance solutions that address the critical issues of Privacy•Residency•Security in the Cloud. The PerspecSys Cloud Data Governance (PRS) solutions allow organizations to adopt Cloud-based applications, while maintaining total control of their private and sensitive data, thereby helping to ensure that they are compliant with the legislative, regulatory and policy requirements imposed by their geography, industry, or company.
The Planet

The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 18.5 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting™ and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit http://www.theplanet.com.
The Rackspace Cloud

The Rackspace Cloud provides on-demand and scalable website, application and storage hosting backed by Fanatical Support. Through an integrated suite of cloud solutions – Cloud Sites, Cloud Files and Cloud Servers – The Rackspace Cloud enables astute developers and IT managers to trade the hassles, upfront investments and high costs for a hosting environment that scales easily when traffic fluctuates.

For more information about The Rackspace Cloud, visit www.rackspacecloud.com or call 1-877-934-0409.

Rhomobile

Rhomobile Inc. offers the world’s leading only open source framework for enterprise mobility. Founded in 2008 by a team of Silicon Valley veterans, the company’s award winning software has hundreds of active developers and is ideal for independent software vendors, system integrators and enterprises of all sizes. Powered by a revolutionary approach to mobile application development, Rhomobile offers a comprehensive, modern, highly adaptable, and low cost solution for today's smartphone app developer.

Rhomobile, headquartered in Cupertino, CA, is a privately held company with backing from vSpring Capital.

RightScale

RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated management platform that delivers the scalable, cost-effective, on-demand power of cloud computing, while providing complete IT control and transparency. The web-based RightScale Cloud Management Platform is available in a range of editions, from the free Developer Edition to Professional Editions. To date, thousands of deployments and over 600,000 servers have been launched on RightScale for leading companies such as Animoto, Playfish, Sling Media and TC3. RightScale is based in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.
SOASTA, Inc.

SOASTA’s mission is to ensure that today’s Web applications and services perform in a high quality, scalable, and predictable manner. The company’s product, SOASTA CloudTest™, is available as an on-demand service in the Cloud or as an appliance (virtual and hardware), and enables developers to test and monitor their Web applications and services at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest supports Load, Performance, Functional, and Web UI/Ajax testing. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit www.soasta.com.
SOASTA, Inc.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Stoneware is a privately held corporation providing innovative software that enables organizations to build their own 'private' cloud for simplified access to all of their applications and services. The company services various sectors including education, manufacturing, healthcare, legal, and financial industries. For more information about Stoneware and the Stoneware product line, visit www.stone-ware.com, or call 888-473-9485.
Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. We serve consumers and individual developers, alongside the largest global enterprises. Our network computing platforms are used by nearly every sector of society and industry, and power some of the world's best known search, social networking, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, news, energy and engineering companies - broadened by one of the world's largest portfolio of software and service partners. Every day, companies and governments around the world benefit from Sun's technology stewardship, via our work to create the standards that bridge the world's digital divide, to our solutions and business practices that offer higher performance with lower power, cooling, and space requirements. Sun invents products and services that save time and money for those seeking to use technology to create opportunities. Today more than ever: The Network is the Computer.
Switch and Data

Switch and Data is a premier provider of network-neutral data centers that house, power and interconnect the Internet. Leading content companies, enterprises and communications service providers rely on Switch and Data to connect to customers and exchange Internet traffic. Switch and Data has built a reputation for world-class service, delivered across the broadest colocation footprint and richest network of interconnections in North America. Switch and Data operates 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada, provides one of the highest customer satisfaction scores for technical and engineering support in the industry, and is home to PAIX® — the world's first commercial Internet exchange. Important information about Switch and Data is routinely posted to their company's website www.switchanddata.com.
Sybase

Sybase is the industry leader in delivering mission-critical enterprise software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. Sybase iAnywhere provides a comprehensive platform and set of solutions to mobilize data and business processes. Enterprises can extend their information securely and make it useful for people anywhere using virtually any device including iPhone. iAnywhere Mobile Office extends Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange to iPhone users for a complete enterprise solution that supports email, calendaring, tasks and contacts with corporate directory lookup.
Tranxition

Tranxition has been dedicated to improving desktop management and user experience for over 10 yrs. Their products decrease the cost of managing desktops and increases user productivity by migrating, preserving, and virtualizing the user desktop personality. Desktop personality is everything a user needs to be productive and feel at home on a desktop: the layout, customizations, templates, metadata, connections to shared devices and services as well as data files and structures that define how users interact with their computer. Their latest user virtualization solution was built for dynamic environments such as VDI and frees IT to manage the OS and applications centrally as a commodity while still providing users the rich personalized experience they expect.

Tranxition software is integrated with various client management software suites such as those from BMC, Scalable, FrontRange , as well available through a number of service providers.

Unisys

Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialize in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
VIRTERA

VIRTERA is an independent Information Technology (IT) professional services and consulting firm delivering virtualization technology solutions and services to companies nationwide. VIRTERA's proven vSpectrum consulting methodology uniquely ensures successful and rapid adoption of virtualization technologies while delivering an optimum return on organizations' IT investments. VIRTERA's team of certified solution architects and consultants develop, deploy and manage Virtual Infrastructure (VI) solutions designed to solve today's most challenging IT issues while its industry-unique Strategy group tests and analyzes virtualization trends across the entire virtual ecosystem. VIRTERA was founded in 2007 and maintains its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. For more information, visit www.virteratech.com.
Vizioncore

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL, Vizioncore Inc. is a fully-owned subsidiary of Quest Software. Vizioncore provides comprehensive and innovative set of solutions that extend and enhance the capabilities of virtualized infrastructures. With operations in North America, South America, EMEA, Asia and Australia, Vizioncore has established itself as a leader in the virtualization industry. Their sales channel is comprised of more than 2,200 partners and over 15,000 end users across its entire software suite. Vizioncore solutions are easy to use, cost effective and can provide immediate return on investment. Visit www.vizioncore.com or contact sales@vizioncore.comfor additional information.
Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Founded in 1994 by Stanford Ph.D. students David Filo and Jerry Yang, Yahoo! began as a hobby and has evolved into a leading global brand that has changed the way people communicate with each other, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information. Today, Yahoo! Inc. has become the world's largest global online network of integrated services with more than 500 million users worldwide. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with a presence in more than 20 markets and regions around the globe.
Zeus Technology

Zeus Technology enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services. Delivering the only fully certified VMware Virtual Appliance and Load balancer software available today. Zeus offers smarter, faster, highly scalable and energy efficient Application Traffic Management software that sits natively in the virtual datacenter and the cloud. Zeus. Why wait.....
Articles & Feature Stories
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will detail these pain points and explain how cloud can address them.
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-centric compute for the most data-intensive applications. Hyperconverged systems already in place can be revitalized with vendor-agnostic, PCIe-deployed, disaggregated approach to composable, maximizing the value of previous investments.
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed how this same philosophy can be applied to highly scaled applications, and can dramatically increase your resilience to failure.
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by sharing information within the building and with outside city infrastructure via real time shared cloud capabilities.
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regulatory scrutiny and increasing consumer lack of trust in technology in general.
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes and operations, but likely product integrations with multiple platforms. This session intends to bridge the gap by offering an intense learning experience while witnessing the processes and operations to build from zero to a simple, yet functional CI/CD pipeline integrated with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter. She received a Business and Economics degree with a minor in Computer Science from St. Andrews Presbyterian University (Laurinburg, North Carolina). She resides in metro-Atlanta (Georgia).
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure using the Kublr platform, and how Kubernetes objects, such as persistent volumes, ingress rules, and services, can be used to abstract from the infrastructure.
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Cloud Expo 2013 East Opening Keynote by IBM
In this Cloud Expo Keynote, Danny Sabbah, CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform, will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
Lisa Larson, Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions of Rackspace Hosting Live From New York City
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud.

Keynote: Driving Cloud Innovation: SSDs Change Cloud Storage Paradigm
Cloud is a transformational shift in computing that can have a powerful effect on enterprise IT when designed correctly and used to its full potential. Join Citrix in a discussion that centers on building, connecting and empowering users with cloud services and hear examples of how enterprises are solving real-world business challenges with an architecture and solution purpose-built for the cloud.

Go Beyond IaaS to Deliver "Anything As a Service"
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms—software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and deliver real value. Join us to learn about the new ITaaS model and how to begin the transformation.


CloudEXPO Stories
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will detail these pain points and explain how cloud can address them.
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-centric compute for the most data-intensive applications. Hyperconverged systems already in place can be revitalized with vendor-agnostic, PCIe-deployed, disaggregated approach to composable, maximizing the value of previous investments.
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed how this same philosophy can be applied to highly scaled applications, and can dramatically increase your resilience to failure.
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by sharing information within the building and with outside city infrastructure via real time shared cloud capabilities.
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
Top Stories for Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East

Darl McBride (pictured), the CEO of SCO and the industry’s favorite pariah, expects to get fired any minute now. He expects to get fired because he’s adamantly opposed to winding SCO down, laying off its people and settling the company’s litigation against Novell and IBM for chump change, which is the way he sees things going if the Chapter 11 trustee put in charge of SCO keeps going down the path he appears to be going down – despite the fact that the trustee told McBride when he got there that he thinks there is “significant value in the litigation.” What’s got McBride’s hackles up is that after the favorable 10th Circuit ruling overturning the summary judgment that Novell owns Unix McBride brought a major Wall Street investor new to the scene to the table, complete with term sheet, to invest up to $25 million in SCO, keep it functioning and let it get to the jury... (more)

Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.
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The World's 30 Most influential Cloud Bloggers
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Dustin Amrhein 11 Kevin Hoffman 21 Greg O'Connor
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Ezhil Babaraj 12 Alin Irimie 22 Maureen O'Gara
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Tony Bishop 13 Kevin Jackson 23 Mark O'Neill
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Reuven Cohen 14 Fuat Kircaali 24 Bill Roth
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Ernest de Leon 15 David Linthicum 25 Ellen Rubin
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As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regulatory scrutiny and increasing consumer lack of trust in technology in general.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter. She received a Business and Ec...
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