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An Enterprise PaaS must truly be agnostic to the underlying elastic infrastructure, and fully support open standards. So the big question is whether the Pivotal Initiative will be able to break away from its roots with EMC and VMware and the associated ties to VSphere? Let's itemize just a few of the major components of the stack from top to bottom: Pivotal Labs: Besides the source of Paul Maritz‘s new company name, this is an agile software development consulting firm focused on Ruby on Rails, pair programming, test-driven development and behavior driven development. It is known for Pivotal Tracker, a project management and collaboration software package. OpenChorus: real-time social collaboration on predictive analytics projects, allowing businesses to iterate faster and more effectively. Cetas: End-to-End analytics platform from data ingestion, to data source c... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Big Data on OpenStack

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! The massive computing and storage resources that are needed to support Big Data applications make cloud environments an ideal fit. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Nati Shalom, CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces, will show how to build your Big Data "database on-demand" using MongoDB, Cassandra, Solr, MySQL, or any other Big Data solution, as well as manage your Big Data application using a new open source framework called "Cloudify." All this, on top of the OpenStack cloud. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Nati Shalom is CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces. He is responsible for defining the technology roadmap and the direction of GigaSpaces' products. He is also a thought leader in cloud computing and is the founder of the Israeli cloud.org.il consortium. As a software visionary an... (more)

[session] #OpenStack Integration By @Nutanix | @CloudExpo #AI #DevOps

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)

11th Cloud Expo: A–Z of Big Data & Cloud Computing Topics

What's "Cloud 2.0"? Who's behind "SHadoop"? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Are you turning your data into dollars? Which cloud model is right for your company? Register to attend 11th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley and get your questions answered November 5–8. Here's what you can look forward to, expressed numerically: 1 Convenient Venue – Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA 2 Interlocking Themes – Cloud Computing & Big Data 4 Content-Packed Days – November 5–8, 2012 6 Industry Keynotes 8 Distinct Parallel Tracks 174 Breakout Technical & Strategy Sessions 203 Expert Speakers & Panelists 90,000 Square Feet of Expo Floor and 1 Not-To-Be-Missed Opening Night Welcome Reception on Nov 5 ! The event is co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo. Registration includes both events. Whether you are a large enterprise, a growing busines... (more)

Who is VMware in 2013? – A Company in Transition

It's that time of year again. Time for the industry's most influential infrastructure gathering, VMworld. And, as has become an annual occurrence, I jot down some pre-show thoughts about the event (2012, 2011). Who is VMware in 2013? While Pat Gelsinger was introduced at the 2012 VMworld as the new CEO, replacing Paul Maritz, the themes and strategy were still very much inline with Maritz's prior plans. Since then Gelsinger has narrowed the focus of the company, shed many products and begun putting his leadership team in place. So I'll be very interested to see how VMware gets presented this year. Gelsinger has not yet named a new CTO or CMO, so this year's event should very much be a representation of how he wants to present the company to the world. VMware is definitely a company in transition. Server virtualization is a mature market. The role of the desktop is bei... (more)

HP Launches Cloud Service Beta

Hewlett-Packard has launched a beta IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) offering called HP Cloud Services. The initial offerings, called HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage, will provide compute and storage resources from HP's own data centers. HP will use the OpenStack set of open-source cloud software tools to provide the foundation for these services. Users can register on the Hewlett-Packard website. ... (more)

Mobile Demand Driving Growth in the Cloud

"Increasing mobile demand will drive a lot of the growth in cloud computing," stated James Strayer, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Racemi, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "But," Strayer continued, "there are still people running Windows NT 4 out there and there are probably even old IBM System/360s out there in production still." Cloud Computing Journal: Just having the enterprise data is good. Extracting meaningful information out of this data is priceless. Agree or disagree? James Strayer: Agree. I am often amazed at how many businesses don't even have the data yet, so getting it is a great first step. But the value is limited unless you can build useful information and models from it. Cloud Computing Journal: Forrester's James Staten: "Not everything will move to the cloud as there are many business processes, data s... (more)

Day 1 Keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley | Open Cloud – Place Your Bets!

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here! Both OpenStack.org and the OpenStack ecosystem intend to go into orbit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley today, November 5th. Jonathan Bryce, the Executive Director of the newly-formed OpenStack Foundation, and who has spent his entire career building the cloud, is to give the opening November 5 keynote today at 11th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012. With this important Keynote – combined with its Diamond Sponsorship of the entire event – the OpenStack Foundation is pinpointing Cloud Expo as being THE conference so far as the intersection of Enterprise IT and Cloud Computing is concerned. The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. As the independent home for Open... (more)

OpenStack and the Future of Computing

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Chris C. Kemp, former NASA CTO and co-founder of OpenStack, will explore the origins of OpenStack, diving into how this technology advanced NASA's mission and helped the White House ignite a cloud computing revolution across the federal government. He'll take a close look at how the fastest growing open source project in history evolved - and where it's going - before turning our attention to the forces that have catalyzed this revolution and are reshaping enterprise computing. Finally he will look at some examples of cloud technologies and architectures that are enabling the most successful (and often newest) companies to challenge their largest and most entrenched competitors. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial ex... (more)

How Not to Build a Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #OpenStack

Thomas Bitman of Gartner wrote a blog post last year about why OpenStack projects fail. In that article, he outlined three particular metrics which together cause 60% of OpenStack projects to fall short of expectations: Wrong people (31% of failures): a successful cloud needs commitment both from the operations team as well as from "anchor" tenants. Wrong processes (19% of failures): a successful cloud automates across silos in the software development lifecycle, not just within silos. Wrong metrics (10% of failures): a successful cloud focuses on top line transformation by accelerating delivery of innovative applications and services, not merely on squeezing bottom line costs. Wrong people "Agile clouds need agile processes - and people are your biggest supporters,or your biggest roadblocks." - Thomas Bitman Many OpenStack projects start as technology pilots with pa... (more)

OpenStack for the Enterprise

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! What is OpenStack? In his general session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Jim Curry, General Manager and Chief Stacker of OpenStack, discussed the The OpenStack Mission, which is "To produce the ubiquitous Open Source cloud computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private cloud providers regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable." Click Here to View This Webcast Now! About the Speaker: Jim Curry is General Manager and Chief Stacker of OpenStack, the recently launched open source cloud computing project. OpenStack was launched based on code contributions from Rackspace and NASA, and currently has nearly 30 companies supporting the project. He is responsible for driving all aspects of the OpenStack initiative, including major partnerships, community-driven development and adoptio... (more)