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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 Computing as a Disruptive Technology

Cloud computing is being hailed as a disruptive technology that will improve business and IT productivity. But emerging cloud architectures still call for delivering the computing experience through dedicated PCs, which threaten to keep costs high. NComputing virtual desktops offer an economical alternative -- a $70 endpoint access device that is ideal for cloud computing. NComputing is the largest provider of virtual desktops in the world with more than eight million people using its solution every day in 140 countries. The Republic of Macedonia, for example, chose NComputing for its massive, 180,000-seat educational computing initiative, which is the world's largest Linux-based virtual desktop program. Mr. Platt has more than 20 years of development experience in the high-tech industry. He leads NComputing's global engineering hardware and software development org... (more)

Cloud Ecosystem

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ecosystem grow as fast as the Cloud Computing Ecosystem. It’s both a great challenge and a hell for product marketeers who constantly have to stay up to date with the market. I just browsed Jeremy Geelan of SYS-CON’s list of 150 Cloud companies. In 6 months it grew from 100 to 150. He’s done a great effort – I can’t think of a better list – but still he misses quite a few important ones: Abiquo: enterprise and isp cloud builders Aserver: private cloud builders (and much more) Casdex: (compliant) archival in the cloud (!) SymetriQ: public cloud Aicache: Web application acceleration B-virtual: build storage clouds (dispersed storage technology) Aptana: IDE for web app development MokaFive: virtual desktops in the cloud ThePlanet: cloud storage Mozy: online BU ZumoDrive: online storage Dropbox: online sharing Sugarsync (sharpcast): online... (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)

Cloud Management Innovator Abiquo Announces Platinum Plus Sponsorship of Cloud Expo 2010 East

Abiquo Keynote at Cloud Expo "In re-launching as a U.S.-based commercial company, we recognize the high-value opportunity to have a platinum-level presence at the biggest and best Cloud computing event in the industry,” said Pete Malcolm (pictured), CEO of Cloud management innovators Abiquo, as Abiquo today announced that it is a Platinum Plus sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Computing Expo, April 19-21 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! “The Cloud Expo organizers have supported us very well, not least by helping us maintain our ‘stealth’ anonymity until today’s announcement," continued Malcolm. He added: "I can’t think of a better place to articulate our vision, including how we believe there is a need to move beyond the hype and to set out a clear roadmap of how Cloud comp... (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)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

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)

Microsoft & IBM Parlay at Cloud Computing Expo over Cloud Manifesto

Microsoft and IBM, estranged over IBM’s high-handedness in dictating a seemingly innocuous Cloud Manifesto that’s read as Big Blue’s attempt to stamp itself the ultimate leader of the cloud movement met Monday and parlayed at the Cloud Computing Expo in New York. Tuesday morning they released what they called “minutes” of the “informal meeting.” It is believed a formal trade organization will be announced momentarily. Here’s the statement: “Representatives of CCIF, CloudCamp, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and the IEEE-ISTO met while attending the Cloud Computing Expo in New York. Other companies were invited but were unable to attend, generally due to the short notice. The companies agreed on a shared goal to promote use and awareness of open and interoperable cloud computing. The group brainstormed several ideas including the possibility to build on the momentum cre... (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)

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)

Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth with Ultra Low-Cost Endpoints

SYS-CON Events announced today that Stephen Dukker, Chairman and CEO of NComputing, 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 "Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth with Ultra Low-Cost Endpoints." Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth with Ultra Low-Cost Endpoints Cloud-based computing infrastructures deliver broad-based functionality to end users in far-flung locales but too often the destination device remains a PC. Developments in virtual desktop technology are creating a new generation of ultra low-cost endpoints such as network monitors, set-top boxes, next-generation netbooks, and kiosks. These devices can deliver a full multimedia experience over the cloud, and enable subscription-based and application-speci... (more)