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In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

The Next Chapter in the Virtualization Story Begins

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem - the Gathering Storm." Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the context of Cloud Computing? Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)

Eliminate Vendor Lock-in with Next-Generation Virtualization Management

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here! Virtualization is one of the key foundations of the Cloud, but many enterprises are finding the rapid growth in the number of virtual machines extremely difficult to manage. Far from reducing provisioning times and improving utilization, many organizations have found that "virtualization sprawl" has reduced the effectiveness of their IT infrastructure teams, and failed to make anticipated cost savings. Furthermore, vendor lock-in has resulted in the artificially high expense of maintaining virtualized environments. In his general session at Cloud Expo East, Pete Malcolm, CEO of Abiquo, demonstrated how next-generation virtualization management can completely eliminate vendor lock-in, substantially reduce provisioning times, realize utilization goals and ultimately achieve the cost savings promised by the virtualization ... (more)

Cloud Expo Day 2 Keynote Speaker Profile: Pete Malcolm - Abiquo

With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to 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? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Pete Malcolm TWITTER: @Abiquo COMPANY: Abiquo 9TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE - DAY TWO KEYNOTE: The Enterprise Cloud Tightrope - Balancing for Success SESSION DESCRIPTION:  http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/event/session/1289 BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Pete Malcolm is CEO of Abiquo, a leading vendor of Cloud infrastru... (more)

Europe's Cloud Experts Head to Prague for Cloud Expo Europe 2009

From tomorrow Cloud Computing and Virtualization are going to be center stage, 18-19 May, at the Prague Hilton as the Czech Republic plays host to Cloud Computing Expo Europe 2009, co-located with Virtualization Conference Europe 2009 - the first conference outside the USA in SYS-CON's world-beating series of events devoted to the two hottest interlinked topics in Enterprise IT today. Speakers and attendees alike are converging on Prague from all over Europe, and indeed many are even flying in from the USA and other continents in order to familiarize themselves with where exactly Europe is located on the Cloud/Virtualization spectrum right now. Here is a round-up of speakers, arranged by country of origin. View the Full Schedule Here Register Today and Save €450 ! From the Czech Republic: Roman Stanek - Founder & CEO, Good Data Session Title [click for full details]: ... (more)

Cloud Security on Ulitzer - Nothing New But It Changes Everything

Cloud Security on Ulitzer SYS-CON Events announced today that Glenn Brunette, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect at Sun Microsystems, will be presenting at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) this coming November 2-4, 2009, in Santa Clara, California. His session will be entitled "Cloud Security - It's Nothing New, It Changes Everything!" Sponsor or Exhibit at Cloud Computing Expo! Register to Attend and Save! Speak at Cloud Computing Expo 2010! Cloud Security - It's Nothing New, It Changes Everything! This session cuts through the hype and sharpens our focus on what security means for cloud computing and other elastic, hyper-scale architectures. Is security different in the Cloud? Discussions of similarities and specific new challenges will be reinforced using use cases and architectural patterns showing why cl... (more)

Abiquo Opens U.S. Headquarters with $5.1M in New Funding

Abiquo, a leading developer of infrastructure management software for cloud computing environments, on Tuesday announced its launch as a U.S.-based company with $5.1 million in total new funding. The company has previously been operating in semi-stealth mode from its founding location in Barcelona, Spain. The funding will be used to rapidly expand its worldwide presence, grow its executive and sales and marketing teams headquartered in Redwood City, California, and increase its product development. The funding includes a venture debt line worth $1.36 million from Kreos Capital, Europe’s leading and largest venture debt provider Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! This additional funding expands on the company’s recently announced investment by Spain’s Nauta Capital and Caja Navarra (see release Abiquo closes €1.5M Series A funding and... (more)

Abiquo Already Has What Other Cloud Management Players Are Just Adding

Abiquo Keynote at Cloud Expo A recent online commentary confirms how far ahead Cloud management innovator Abiquo is of the rest of the pack. Announcing how the Enterprise Edition of Eucalyptus was this week joining forces with GroundWork, a news and analysis site acknowledged that the Eucalyptus/GroundWork alliance was a response to the convincing lead already established by Abiquo. "Very shortly, Eucalyptus will have a full-featured private cloud technology with all the things an enterprise needs: policy management, monitoring, fast simple delivery and scalability. Of course, Abiquo already has all that." [emphasis added] This was a reference to how Abiquo's AbiCloud project became earlier this year the company’s flagship Abiquo product, with a Community Edition focusing on the open source community and an Enterprise Edition to meet the needs of commercial organizat... (more)

Cloud Computing: "It's All About Containing Risk"

Pete Malcolm, CEO of Abiquo, delivered the keynote presentation at the third and final day of the Fifth International Cloud Expo, being held at the Javits Center in New York. He spoke about the difficulties faced by IT infrastructure managers as their organizations work toward virtualized resources and cloud computing architectures. "For the IT infrastructure managers, it's all about containing risk," he noted. He outlined the challenges of provisioning virtual systems, whether IT managers "will get the standards they need, and whether they will interfere with what they have." "These risks are real," he said. Many organizations and their IT management "are suffering from overwhelming growth (of virtualization) and are trying to keep their arms around disconnected applications. (And the truth is), many IT managers don't really have a handle on what's going on over o... (more)

Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm to Present at Cloud Expo Europe

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Virtualization is one of the key foundations of the Cloud, but many enterprises are finding the rapid growth in the number of virtual machines extremely difficult to manage. Far from reducing provisioning times and improving utilization, many organizations have found that "virtualization sprawl" has reduced the effectiveness of their IT infrastructure teams and failed to make anticipated cost savings. Furthermore, vendor lock-in has resulted in the artificially high expense of maintaining virtualized environments. In his general session at the 6th International Cloud Expo, Pete Malcolm, CEO of Abiquo, will discuss how next-generation virtualization management can completely eliminate vendor lock-in, substantially reduce provisioning times, realize utilization goals and ultimately achieve the cost... (more)

Cloud Computing: Abiquo Joins the HP AllianceONE Program

Abiquo on Monday announced it is joining the HP AllianceONE partner program to bring its business policy-driven cloud management solution to service providers and enterprise customers. The solution will benefit customers by enabling them to increase their server and storage utilization rates by utilizing Abiquo's unique business policy engine to centrally automate and manage all globally deployed resources. "With the HP AllianceONE Program, we are making the benefits of cloud computing more readily available to customers using their existing infrastructure," said Pete Malcolm, CEO Abiquo. "We look forward to working with HP to offer massively scalable, business policy-driven cloud management solutions that help enterprises and the service providers who support them to leverage their existing HP infrastructure investments to build and cost-effectively manage their g... (more)