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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)

Live Demo of Yahoo! Query Language to be Given at 4th Cloud Computing Expo

What every developer wants is access and the ability to shape any data across the Internet through one simple language, with out need to learn different APIs. Yahoo! Query Language (YQL) provides just that and its effectiveness will be demonstrated live at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, being held November 2-4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The demo will take place at a breakout session being given by Technical Yahoo! Jonathan Trevor. YQL provides an extensible plugin model for connecting to any data source called Open D... (more)

Cloud Computing vs. Elastic Cloud: What's the Difference?

Cloud Computing, in its current incarnation, falls short on its promise to make computing as a whole as simple as plugging an application into a utility service, says Kirill Sheynkman, Founder & CEO of Elastra Corporation. Sheynkman will be giving a session on Elastic Computing vs. Cloud Computing at SYS-CON's 'Cloud Computing Expo' (November 20-21, 2008) - a brand new adjunct to the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. "The 'cloud' model initially has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand com... (more)

Salesforce.com and Google Join Forces in Cloud Development

Salesforce.com has announced an expansion of its global strategic alliance with Google with the availability of Force.com for Google App Engine. Force.com for Google App Engine is a new set of tools and services to enable developer success with application development in the cloud. The new offering brings together Force.com and Google App Engine, connecting two cloud computing platforms and enabling the creation of new Web and business applications. Force.com for Google App Engine builds on the relationship between salesforce.com and Google, spanning philanthropy, business appl... (more)

Razorfish Selects Rackspace Hosting for Cloud Services

Rackspace has announced that Razorfish has selected Rackspace's cloud hosting platform. Razorfish is working with Rackspace's cloud hosting division, Mosso, to build consumer-facing websites and web applications that can handle large traffic spikes during major promotions and product launches of brands. In particular, Razorfish develops microsites, community platforms, blogs, and web video for its clients using Rackspace's Cloud Sites and Cloud Files hosting services. Cloud hosting and cloud storage services allow businesses to easily and cost-effectively manage websites. Rackspa... (more)