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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)

Layer 7 Brings Governance Into the Cloud

Layer 7 Technologies has announced the availability of the Layer 7 SecureSpan Virtual Appliance for cloud governance. The Virtual Appliance offers all the features of the SecureSpan family of hardware appliances, including sophisticated runtime governance, agent-less SOA management and industry-leading XML security in a VMware or ESX-based soft appliance. The Layer 7 Virtual Appliance for cloud governance allows organizations to secure cloud-based interactions, monitor service level conformance and adapt to changing conditions and needs. Traditionally, Layer 7 customers have dep... (more)

Cloud Computing as a Competitive Advantage: Change at the Speed of Business

SYS-CON Events announced today that more than 40 Cloud technology providers, as well as Virtualization and SOA companies will exhibit at the upcoming 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), November 19-21, in San Jose, California. The conference will be colocated with SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com) 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will take place on November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel, downtown San Jose, CA The pace of change in modern business is ... (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)

IBM’s Fritz to Present at SYS-CON’s Cloud Computing Expo 2009

Phil Fritz, Manager of Tivoli Strategy and Product Management for IBM, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. So you've virtualized your environment, where are the savings? How do you deploy new services to a virtualized infrastructure? How do you achieve the efficiencies of a cloud model?  As the industry leader in Service Management, IBM Tivoli offers newly announced solutions and product enhancements that address these critical challenges. This session will discuss, through client... (more)