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OpenStack Integration Some people worry that OpenStack is more flash then substance; however, for many customers this could not be farther from the truth. No other technology equalizes the playing field between vendors while giving your internal teams better access than ever to infrastructure when they need it. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will talk through some real-world OpenStack deployments and look into the ways this can benefit customers of all sizes. He will also talk through Nutanix's OpenStack integrations and show how together these technologies give IT professionals a new way to approach infrastructure in today's cloud world. Speaker Bio Chris Brown is a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix. He has 6 years of IT experience, with the majority of that time being spent in technical support. Cur... (more)

OpenStack Hits First Milestone

Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official code drop Thursday. The milestone is called Austin - they're doing this alphabetically so presumably they have a ways to go - and it includes the all-important Amazon EC2-challenging OpenStack Compute provisioning engine that's supposed to blend the best of the Rackspace Cloud Servers widgetry that underlies its public cloud offering with NASA's own home-made Nebula cloud platform. OpenStack Compute, which has commanded most of the work these last few months, is the engine that provisions virtual machines complements of either Xen or KVM and basically supplies the glue that holds a clo... (more)

Session Topics: 12th Cloud Expo / Cloud Expo New York

What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can you turn your corporate data into dollars? Register to attend 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York and get your questions answered June 10-13. Here's what you can look forward to, expressed numerically: 1 Convenient Venue – Jacob Javits Center, New York City 3 Interlocking Themes – Cloud Computing, Big Data, & Software-Defined Networking 4 Content-Packed Days – June 10–13, 2013 6 Keynotes by Leading Industry Execs 9 Distinct Parallel Tracks 175 Breakout Technical & Strategy Sessions 204 Expert Speakers & Panelists 90,000 Square Feet of Expo Floor and 1 Not-To-Be-Missed Opening Night Welcom... (more)

Meet @StackIQ November 4-6 at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley [#Cloud]

SYS-CON Events announced today that StackIQ will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Contact @StackIQ for your FREE @CloudExpo pass. StackIQ offers a comprehensive software suite that automates the deployment, provisioning, and management of Big Infrastructure. With StackIQ’s software, you can spin up fully configured big data clusters, quickly and consistently — from bare-metal up to the applications layer — and manage them efficiently. Our software’s modular architecture allows customers to integrate nearly any application with the StackIQ software stack. Two of the founders of StackIQ will also present at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley. Mason Katz / Co-Founder, CTO Mason Katz is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of StackIQ. Prior to joining ... (more)

Open Source Software License Obligations in Cloud Applications

The latest technology buzz, after the Internet, telecom, and mobile, is cloud computing. Hype or not, in various names and forms, cloud computing providers - platforms and applications alike - are counting on more than $40 billion in revenue in 2011 alone, growing to more than $241 billion in 2020, according to a recent report on "Sizing the Cloud" by Forrester Research. Open Source Software in the Clouds Most software applications today incorporate some open source software directly or indirectly (dynamically linked). Developer's resourcefulness, code reuse, and efficiencies of development make open source an attractive option for all technology organizations. Cloud applications are no exception and many applications deployed in clouds are either entirely open source (think OpenStack or OpenERP Server), or have a significant amount of open source in them. According ... (more)

Cloud Expo Speaker Profile: Sheng Liang - Citrix

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: Sheng Liang TWITTER: @shengliang COMPANY: Citrix Systems 9TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Build Your Own Highly Scalable Cloud with CloudStack SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2018194 BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Sheng Liang is CTO Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix Systems. Formerly CEO of Clou... (more)

OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus and OpenNebula

We described in a previous post our experience about the different types of cloud models, and our view about how the main open-source Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) are targeting their needs. Our aim was to demonstrate that we will see an open-source cloud space with several offerings focused on different environments and/or industries, due to the fact that no single CMP can be all things to all people. The four open-source CMPs will coexist and, in some cases, work together in a broad open cloud ecosystem. This article tries to answer another quite common question in open-source cloud computing discussions and presentations... which CMP is the most open? Of course such analysis should go beyond just considering the openness of the code (which as far as we know is fully open-source in the four projects) and the development process to additionally address the persp... (more)

Cloud Computing – The Perfect Match for Big Data

"Social, mobile, analytics and cloud can't be looked at as distinct technology trends; they are facets of the same movement and an everyday reality for consumers and businesses alike," said Craig Sowell, IBM VP of SmartCloud Marketing, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "This means that businesses need to start looking at trends as one: cloud is the delivery, analytics is the unique insight, social is a shareable service, and mobile is the ubiquitous access." Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it is about saving time. - Agree or disagree? Craig Sowell: Cloud computing is a transformative technology, going well beyond money or time savings. We believe the most important driver for cloud computing is how profoundly the technology can transform business and even entire industries. By offering enterpri... (more)

Cloud Foundry and OpenStack – How They Fit

Cloud Expo® Silicon Valley Early Bird Savings here! Bring the world's best IaaS to the world's best PaaS. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Animesh Singh, a Senior Cloud Architect and Strategist for IBM Cloud Labs, will share his experiences of running Cloud Foundry on OpenStack. He will focus on how Cloud Foundry and OpenStack complement each other, how they technically integrate using cloud provider interface (CPI), how we could automate an OpenStack setup for Cloud Foundry deployments, and some of the best practices for configuring a scalable environment. Speaker Bio: Animesh Singh is a Senior Cloud Architect and Strategist for IBM Cloud Labs, a division of IBM Software Group. He has been with IBM for nine years and currently works with customers in designing cloud computing solutions on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. He has been leading cutting edge projects for... (more)

Why Amazon Compatible API Is Not a Good Idea

When Google Storage for Developer came out, it came out with an Amazon S3 compatible API. There are also other service providers do the same thing. The logic was simple. If Amazon S3 is the leader, by providing an S3 compatible API, the cloud storage provider attracts existing S3 communities and existing S3 developers. Initial thought, it is a good move. But wait a second… Can you really be S3 compatible? S3 is a moving target, it has 4 regions support in the API, do you? It has version support now, do you? It has pause/resume multi-part upload now, do you? Since cloud storage is new and there are many features that can be added, trying to be S3 compatible and S3 will leave you behind. When an ISV (independent software developer) updates its tools to support the latest S3 features, the update could break the compatibles. The devil is in the details If you claim you ar... (more)

A–Z of Cloud Computing & Big Data: Cloud Expo 2012 New York

Only ten weeks to go! Time for an alphabetical summary of the many leading-edge themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) - being held June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and co-located with Big Data Expo 2012 New York (1st Big Data Expo). There is truly no bigger or better event on earth that allows you to play catch-up via so many different technical and strategy sessions devoted to Enterprise IT's two fastest-growing trends - Cloud Computing & Big Data - under one roof. 10th Cloud Expo Keynote – see Mission-Critical Applications in the Cloud Apache Hadoop – see Hadoop Apache HBase – see HBase APIs – Why are APIs so important in clouds? That is a question that the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, Mårten Mickos [Speaker Profile] - one of Cloud Expo's most popular regular speakers - will seek to answer in hi... (more)