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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)

Gluster Joins OpenStack Community

Gluster has joined the OpenStack community. It is Gluster’s intention to develop enhancements to OpenStack Storage offerings that give users redundancy, unlimited scale and high availability. OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system, and it is supported by a global software community that is collaborating to enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware. Gluster intends to expand its contributions beyond its initial OpenStack endeavors, with the goal of ultimately delivering virtual appliances that complement the OpenStack framework and deliver scale-out storage for the cloud. Notable participants and contributors include Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) and NASA. The move reaffirms Gluster’s commitment to the cloud and follows last month’s introduction of t... (more)

Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011

It's that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing segment will be even more exciting to watch in 2011 than it was in 2010 as large enterprise information technology companies continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand cloud computing model by gobbling up tasty Cloud morsels seeking to save time and money in the process by adding proven, high quality Cloud solutions to their portfolios. The easy pickings are disappearing quickly as the giants of IT put their healthy cash positions to work in an effort to win over the hearts and minds of SMB and corporate customer. It won't be easy as new entrants to the enterprise market like Amazon and Google charge ahead at breathtaking speeds threatening the legacy player's dominance. While those companies are not held back by... (more)

Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack & OpenNebula: A Tale of Two Cloud Models

Over the last five years, since the release of the first open-source version of OpenNebula in March 2008, we have been involved in many presentations, discussions and meetings where people wanted to know how OpenNebula compares with the rest of open-source Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs), mostly with Eucalyptus and OpenStack. The most common understanding is that all CMPs are competing in the same market, trying to fill the same gap. Consequently, people jump to the wrong conclusion that after years of a fierce competition, there will only be one winner, a single open-source CMP in the market. However, as discussed by Joe Brockmeier in his post "It's Not Highlander, There Can Be More Than One Open Source Cloud", there is room in the market for several open-source CMPs that, addressing different cloud niches, will fit together into a broad open cloud ecosystem. W... (more)

Cloud Cruiser Announces '10% Cloud Cost Savings Guarantee' at Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo -- Cloud Cruiser, the leader in cloud cost management solutions, today announced that it will be conducting live demonstrations of its cost management software accompanied with a new guarantee for CIOs and senior IT management at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011, October 17 - 20 in Orlando, FL. The 30/10 guarantee is based on Cloud Cruiser's cost management solution that identifies savings through end-to-end heterogeneous transparency, enterprise chargeback, granular BI analytics, and proactive budgets and alerts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111013/SF85495) "Just like traditional IT, with cloud computing, enterprises need to gain visibility and understanding of the true costs involved at a sufficiently detailed level," noted Jay Pultz, Vice President & Distinguished Analyst at ... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Industry Predictions for 2012

With 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - still in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, what is being said about the future landscape of cloud computing? In this round-up we asked a variety of members of the cloud computing ecosystem, from CIOs to independent consultants to marketeers. We asked in each case for their top five predictions. Here are their views on what's in store in 2012: Santa Clara Convention Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley DIY Service Provision | Cloud of Devices | Security Breach Looms | Personalized SPs | African Growth Lauren C. States | @lauren_states VP & CTO, Cloud Computing & Growth Initiatives, IBM Lauren is responsible at IBM for the technology strategy for the company's growth initiatives, including cloud computing, Smarter Planet, business analytics and emerging markets. Previously she... (more)

Rackspace Hosting “Platinum Plus Sponsor” Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Rackspace Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing, and a founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers and partners, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and was featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The company was also positioned... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Dave Asprey – Trend Micro

With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now under two weeks away, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...? We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11 through June 14 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, 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, side by side with the exploding use of enterprise Big Data – processed in the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Dave Asprey TWITTER: @DaveAsprey COMPANY: Trend Micro 10TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: The Dark Side of Virtualization SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudco... (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)

Cloud Expo Names Industry Thought Leader Vanessa Alvarez Conference Chair

Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "We are thrilled to see Vanessa Alvarez joining us as Cloud Expo conference chair. Our upcoming event in June will offer the best sessions and faculty to date," said Carmen Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Since the 13th international conference in November, we have received the highest number of sponsorship and exhibit inquiries for Cloud Expo 2014." "The industry has evolved these past couple of years and enterprises of all sizes are taking advantage of what the cloud has to offer. The ecosystem ... (more)

Rackspace Hosting Named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of Cloud Expo New York

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10-13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 205,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company, is featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and is included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. ... (more)