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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)

Roadmap to Create Profitable Cloud Computing Industry

SYS-CON Events has announced today that Steve Lesem, President and CEO of Mezeo Software, will be presenting at SYS-CON's upcoming 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com) in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 - 4, 2009. His session is entitled "The Profit Model for Cloud Computing." The Profit Model for Cloud Computing The Cloud storage segment can provide a roadmap for how to create a viable, profitable cloud computing industry. Cloud storage has not so quietly gone from concept to tangible business with real revenue and margin opportunities. While many bet on Amazon, EMC, Google, Microsoft and Sun, it turns out they have their hands full with the entry of trusted service providers like IT hosting providers into this space. Steve Lesem will examine why the concept of "trust" is so essential and why the IT service provi... (more)

After Cloud Expo Keynote, VMware Mimics Abiquo

Is imitation the best form of flattery, even in business? This question sprang to mind last week when VMware's private-cloud initative, known as "Project Redwood" internally, accidentally made it into the limelight when by mistake details of vCloud Service Director, which is what VMware's decided to call the Project Redwood technologies, appeared on the company's Web site. The product was/is to be launched in September, at the company's VMworld event. But when reading about the presentation deck that was erroneously posted, and then hurriedly taken down, I couldn't help think I'd heard before somewhere some of what vCloud Service Director claim to be able to do. And then it came to me. Of course I had heard it before! I had heard it at our very own conference, at Cloud Expo New York last month in the Jacob Javits Convention Center. It's just that I didn't hear it from V... (more)

Abiquo “Platinum Plus Sponsor” Cloud Expo 2011 New York & Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo New York $800 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Abiquo, the leading Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York, New York, and SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo is the Enterprise Cloud Management software company. With Abiquo, organizations can use Business Policy to manage an entire, globally deployed, computing infrastructure comprising unlimited physical and Cloud resources including private, public and hybrid Clouds through a "single pane of glass". As a result, Abiquo customers are able to significantly decre... (more)

Growth in Cloud Service Provider Market Drives Flexiant Adoption

Extended support for HostBill/WHMCS and Flexiant's plugin technology drives innovation to arm service providers to compete WHD.global, Germany and London, UK - 1 April 2014 - Flexiant today announced significant adoption of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator by service providers globally. With new customers in North America, South America, Africa, across Europe and Asia, Flexiant has more than tripled order intake over the last year. Flexiant today also announced new integration modules offering complete server creation and management within the HostBill and WHMCS control panels. HostBill and WHMCS customers will not need to learn a new system just to create, start or simply stop a server, helping to save these customers time. Service providers can take advantage of the known benefits of HostBill and WHMCS with respect to billing, automation and customer management alongsi... (more)

Open Cloud Manifesto Reaches 150 Supporting Companies

Support for the The Open Cloud Manifesto, keeps on growing with more then 150 companies signed on. Below is the latest list of supporting companies. 21vianet, Abiquo Corp., Accario Inc., Advanced Millennium Technologies, AgileCLOUD, Akamai, Alert Logic, Altic, American Data Company, AMD, Aptana, Appistry, AppZero, Arista Networks, ASPgems, AT&T Corp., attribo, Avail Intelligence, Averiware, BakBone Software, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Bit Estudio S.L., BLADE Network Technologies, Blend digital, BlueLock, Bluescreen Network, Boomi, Business Logic, Cargojet, S.A., Cast lron, Cellopoint, Cisco, Clarified Networks, CloudVu, Cloudsoft Corporation, CORAID, Crescendo Networks, CSC, Dash Photos, DatR, Dilgenter, The Eclipse Foundation, Elastra, EMC, Engine Yard, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, eNovance, Enomaly, enStratus, eyeOS, F5, FirstMile.US, Fireworks Software... (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)

Orchestration in the Cloud to Manage Lower Operational Costs

SYS-CON Events announced today that Brian Boruff, CSC's Vice President of Cloud Computing and Software Services, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com) in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 - 4, 2009. His session is entitled "Orchestration in the Cloud." Orchestration in the Cloud Managing various providers and ensuring data and processing are safe, compliant, and trustworthy is a growing concern. Organizations with data and computing in the public and private cloud need to orchestrate processing, and recover the processing visibility necessary for the creation of trust. When digital trust is restored, enterprise value can be created. For example, organizations need to know where specific data is, who can see it, who has access and if data has been tampered with. Through trusted, orche... (more)

Negotiating the Cloud Computing Legal Minefield

SYS-CON Events announced today that David Snead, an attorney specializing in technology legal issues, 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 "Negotiating the Virtual/Grid/Cloud Legal Minefield" Negotiating the Virtual/Grid/Cloud Legal Minefield With Internet infrastructure providers trying to figure out what virtualization, utility and grid computing means to them, plus all kinds of new service providers springing up in the world of cloud computing, how do companies handle scalability, Service Level Agreements, contracts and other legal issues that result from the transition to a Web 2.0 world? All hosting companies are essentially becoming service providers with more similarities to SaaS providers than traditional shar... (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)

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)