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The demand for storage has increased exponentially, placing significant stress on current "in house" storage architectures and costly overcapacity build-outs, says Patrick Harr, CEO of Nirvanix. Harr will be giving a session at SYS-CON's 'Cloud Computing Expo' (November 19-21, 2008) - a groundbreaking adjunct to the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. "Factoring in pressures of power, space, large capital expenditures, global performance, and availability issues, companies are faced with an exploding challenges and costs to go with the exploding storage demand," notes Harr. "Bottom line," he continues, "companies must take a new approach to storage. They need to move from the old and out-dated storage 1.0 model of 'do everything yourself' to a new Storage 2.0 cloud model." Harr's session will show how Cl... (more)

Marketing the Cloud Computing Paradigm Shift

Cloud Computing is the new buzz word in the technology industry; but even industry insiders don’t agree on exactly what the term means, says Mike Eaton, Founder and CEO of Cloudworks and Atticus Information Systems. Eaton will be giving a breakout session at SYS-CON's 'Cloud Computing Expo' (November 20-21, 2008) - an adjunct to the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. "We shouldn’t be surprised that mainstream business is approaching Cloud Computing with caution," notes Eaton. "Businesses have many con... (more)

Unisys to Present at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

Scott Sanchez, Chief Architect at Unisys, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Sanchez, who has managed the security and Enterprise Architecture programs at large firms including Goldman Sachs and Bristol-Myers Squibb, will give a breakout session on The State of Open Source Cloud Computing in the Enterprise. In the session he will provide a solid overview and reference architecture of the Open Source Cloud Computing landscape, focusing on Enterprise-scale implementations. Speaker... (more)

Multiple Cloud Thought Leaders Feature at Cloud Computing Expo in New York

What, aside from a professional passion for the Enterprise IT possibilities of cloud computing, do IBM's Cloud CTO Dr Kristof Kloeckner, Amazon's VP & CTO Dr Werner Vogels and Sun's Cloud SVP David Douglas have in common? The answer is that all three are giving a major keynote address at SYS-CON' 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo being held next month in New York City (March 30-April). IBM, Sun and Amazon headline a technical program of the very highest excellence, with top industry speakers from the industry's leading companies such as HP, Yahoo!, Salesforce, In... (more)

Trusting the Cloud: Timing and Adoption of Cloud Technologies

Cloud technologies offer many benefits over traditional IT systems, especially when managing the size and vastness of unstructured data and unpredictable growth in IT environments. But when does it make sense to adopt cloud technologies and migrate a set of your IT services to the cloud? The movement of information and services out of the data center and into the cloud can unleash fear in many of us. Trusting that your information is secure, accessible and protected is important, and deciding what information remains inside and outside of the cloud can be critical to the success ... (more)