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
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
The keynote w... (more)
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, 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 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
Rackspace has announced that Razorfish has selected Rackspace's cloud hosting
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)