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Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! The last decade saw the growth of Virtualization from its humble beginnings as a developer tool to its increasing adoption in data centers worldwide. It dramatically improved resilience, scalability, portability and utilization, and became one of the key foundations of the Cloud. But the story is only just beginning... In his keynote session at the 6th International Cloud Expo in Prague, the Czech Republic (21-22 June, 2010), Pete Malcolm, CEO of Abiquo, will discuss the next chapter in the Virtualization story. What it is, what it means, why open standards are key, and most important, how it will revolutionize the way your organization manages IT. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Pete Malcolm is CEO of Abiquo, a leading vendor of Cloud infrastructure manage... (more)

Cloud Expo Europe: Private Clouds for Developers

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Traditionally, infrastructure resources have been at the mercy of the IT system administrator. Development teams using Agile Development Methodologies are made rigid by this dated and inefficient system. "What if" scenarios are generally never attempted because the upfront cost of IT resources needed to reallocate the necessary infrastructure is too high. Unfortunately, Agile development efforts often fail because the development team does not control the management and deployment of the artifacts they develop. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! In his session at the 6th International Cloud Expo, Diego Parrilla, VP Product Management at Abiquo, will discuss how to reduce dependence on IT for day-to-day operations, eliminate waste, and boost productivity in the process. Abi... (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 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)

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)

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)

Cloud Computing Is Like No Other Technology Wave

Cloud Expo in New York April 2010 In my last post we looked at how Cloudomania was widening its global footprint in 2010, widening its lead on Virtualization as the technology du jour. My brief post ended: As you can see, the rise and rise of Cloud Computing, for all that it stumbled at the end of last year, has in 2010 resumed its giddy trajectory. The next question, naturally, is: why? Anyone who looks at the technology landscape for a living as I am privileged to do knows that the following is true: Every new technology wave is Like all other technology waves Like some other technology waves Like no other technology wave Let me show just how true this is of Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing is Like All Other Technology Waves The genesis of the actual term "cloud computing" is slightly fuzzy, just like the genesis of "Java" OR "SOA" OR "blogging" - somehow one difference... (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)

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)

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)

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)