The Creators of the Resource Cloud Concept

Abiquo


Top Stories

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)

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 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)

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)

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 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)

Using the Open Virtualization Format in the Cloud

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! A combination of interoperability and portability is the Holy Grail of Cloud computing, but is nearly impossible to achieve without standards. Adopting standards fosters competition and innovation in any market, but the Cloud computing market is held back because standards, especially hypervisor formats, are not universally used. In his session at the 6th International Cloud Expo, Diego Parrilla, VP Product Management at Abiquo, will discuss Cloud computing standards, emphasizing how interoperability and package delivery is possible using the Open Virtualization Format (OVF). OVF is an open, secure, portable, efficient and extensible format for the packaging and distribution of software to be run in virtual machines. Abiquo applies OVF to effectively manage multiple datacenters in one platform, ... (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)