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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)

Google Chrome & Cloud Computing - The First "Cloud Browser"

"It's Google’s first step to cloud computing," declared Raymond Frame, from Wellington NZ, on hearing about the release today of Google Chrome. Nick Carr agrees: "Chrome...marks an important moment in the ongoing shift of personal computing from the PC hard drive to the Internet 'cloud.'" Writing in the Official Google Blog, Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management, and Linus Upson, Engineering Director, write: "Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go. Under the hood, we were able to build the foundat... (more)

Electric Cloud Releases ElectricCommander Version 3.0

Electric Cloud announced that it is making the agile best practice of "continuous integration" truly scalable and reliable with the newest version of its ElectricCommander SPM automation software, version 3.0, available later this month. Continuous integration is a well-known agile best practice that promises to speed development and improve quality, but it can actually slow development and hurt quality by introducing frequently broken builds. ElectricCommander 3.0 enables simple, push-button "preflight builds and tests," a capability that makes continuous integration safe and r... (more)

Head of Cisco's Cloud Team Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

"Cloud Computing by its very nature depends on the Network for both the construction of the Cloud as well as the delivery to users," declares David Bernstein, whose team runs Cisco's internal Cloud Computing platform. As VP and General Manager of Network Applications Infrastructure for Cisco, Bernstein has plenty of first-hand experience in this emerging category. He will be giving a breakout session called "The Network as a Cloud Fabric - Where It Is and Where It's Going" at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, in San Jose, CA - which is being held November 19-21, 2008. "Use of netwo... (more)

VMware's VP of Emerging Business Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

Dan Chu, VMware's VP of Emerging Business, intends to take an industry leader's perspective next week when he presents a breakout session at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 19-21, 2008) being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. Chu will apply that perspective to the new disruptive trend in the market that everyone is calling cloud computing. In his session, "The Enterprise Cloud: Applications On and Off Premise," Chu will uncover among other things VMware's plan to leverage its technology leadership in virtualization to deliver rel... (more)