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Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing -- pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about security, quality of service, integration, compliance, lock-in, and the long-term costs of public clouds. Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can however mitigate these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. In a keynote address to be given at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Richard Sarwal (pictured), SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager, will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and management systems. The keynote w... (more)

Enterprise-Class Clouds: It's A Perfect Storm

Anyone familiar with the history of Unisys will not be at all surprised to learn that the company is the latest giant to enter the arena of enterprise cloud computing. Indeed, with its deep experience and rich technological innovation and capabilities in the enterprise server marketplace, as well as its involvement in transaction-intensive, mission-critical environments, it's a natural evolution for the company. As a pioneer in large-scale computing, Unisys is in a unique position to provide cloud computing that is secure enough and scalable enough for enterprise-class computing... (more)

Mosso's Senior Cloud Architect Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

There have been several calls for standards to help make services from different cloud providers interoperable and ultimately more useful to businesses, notes Erik Carlin, Senior Cloud Architect at Mosso - the cloud computing division of Rackspace - and part of a star-studded lineup of speakers next week at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo - but in the meantime the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption. Carlin will be giving a breakout session "When Is The Right Time For Standards?" - in which he ... (more)

Good Data Named “Gold Sponsor” of Cloud Computing Expo 2009 Europe

SYS-CON Events announced today that Good Data, pioneers of collaborative analytics on demand, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's International Cloud Computing Conference & Europe ( http://www.cloudexpo-europe.com/), which will take place on May 18-19, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic. With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, it is hardly surprising that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is going from strength to strength. Now held three times a ... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo - The World Wide Cloud: Bridging the Data Center and The Cloud

As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is being more and more important. The ability to efficiently and securely tap into remote cloud resources is one of the most important opportunities in the cloud computing today. In this session Reuven Cohen will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities to deploying across a diverse global cloud infrastructure. Location, security, portability, and reliability, he will explain, all play critical roles in a scalable IT... (more)