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The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early Cloud Computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect for Elastra, will be giving a session on 'Cloud Computing and the Next-Generation of Enterprise Architecture' at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo (November 19-21, 2008) - a pathbreaking adjunct to the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. "This is an important first step," Charlton notes, "but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, it should enhance the alignment driven by enterprise architecture, driving down the lead times for delivering IT value to business, from concept to deployment, and through maintenance." An architecture-aware cloud computing infrastructure, says Charlton, leads to I... (more)

Microsoft Starts Cloud Computing Price War

“What’s unique about the Windows Azure platform is that Microsoft manages the complexity, which allows partners to focus on what matters most for their business - building innovative services solutions and driving new revenue." With those words, Bob Muglia (pictured), president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, today announced how Microsoft's entry into the cloud computing marketplace aims to drive down total cost of ownership by up to 60 percent for certain workloads during a three-year period. Speaking at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, Muglia announce... (more)

4th International Cloud Expo: Photo Album

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held on November 2 - 4, 2009, in Santa Clara, attracted more than 40 sponsors with over 2,000 delegates, a record attendance. The three content-packed days emphasized value with a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing. Enjoy here our photo album of the show. Now held three times a year -- in New York, Prague, and Santa Clara -- the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in... (more)

Joyent CEO to Present on "The Open Cloud" at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

David Young, Co-Founder & CEO of cloud-computing specialist Joyent, is the latest Cloud Computing pioneer to join the distinguished Speaking Faculty of SYS-CON's pathbreaking "Cloud Computing Expo" being held November 19-21, 2008 in San Jose, California. He will speak on "The Open Cloud: Building a Customer-Centric Cloud Computer" - a session in which Young willl explore the essential characteristics of building a cloud infrastructure that gives customers the freedom to change vendors while exploiting the values of cloud computing. Young joins a star-studded lineup covering the h... (more)

The Storm Cloud of Innovation

The Storm Cloud of Innovation is where user demands and vendor dynamics are played out, where the interactions between suppliers and architects are precipitated around the need to overcome challenges and roadblocks on the journey to adoption. In this session, 451 Research Director for Infrastructure Management, Rachel Chalmers examines a range of technologies and companies in this cloud, including virtualization management, orchestration, provisioning and datacenter automation. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal Speaker B... (more)