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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. The “cloud” model initially has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, complete application infrastructure needs to be easily configured, deployed, dynamically-scaled and managed in these virtualized hardware environments. Thus "Elastic Computing" enters and enhances the cloud computing model by allowing companies to efficiently and cost-effectively configure, deploy and managing clustered, highly-scalable applications in cloud computing environments. This session will discuss in greater detail how these models work in concert and how to gain business value from them. Spo... (more)

Axceleon Releases Cloud Computing 'CloudFuzion' & 'EnFuzion3D'

Axceleon, a company involved in high performance cloud computing solutions for computational grids, clusters and render farms, announced the introduction of its new global workflow, pipeline and "seamless rendering" product named CloudFuzion. "With the introduction of CloudFuzion, Axceleon continues its commitment to hide complexity for the artist, brings complete workflow management to the 3D animation ecosystem and allows studios to harness developments in cloud computing, realize savings on their infrastructure and increase productivity," said Mr. Duffy, President and CEO of ... (more)

SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo - Top Cloud Technology Providers to Compete for "Best of Show Awards"

What is the Best Cloud Application or Best Cloud Software? How about Best Cloud Hardware? What's the Best Cloud Infrastructure, the Best Cloud Platform and what are the Best Cloud Services? How about Best Cloud Storage Solution, Best Cloud Management Solution, and of course - above all- what is the Best Cloud Product Overall? The industry is certainly in broad agreement that the future of computing will include significant innovation and value in web/cloud platforms. On November 19-21, in the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, California, Cloud Computing Expo 2008 West Sponsors and Exhibi... (more)

Microsoft Hits Cloud Computing Market with 'Windows Azure'

"We have introduced a game-changing set of technologies that will bring new opportunities to Web developers and business developers alike," declared Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, today at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. Ozzie announced Windows Azure, the cloud-based service foundation underlying its Azure Services Platform, and highlighted this platform’s role in delivering a software plus services approach to computing. “Today marks a turning point for Microsoft and the development community,” Ozzie said proudly, adding: "The Azure Servi... (more)

Sonoa Expands Cloud Analytics Solution

"As businesses are beginning to see more traffic through their cloud services or APIs than their browser-based applications, it is necessary to have a scalable, easy to install analytics solution for valuable business insight," said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Sonoa Systems, as his company today announced the availability of Sonoa Analytics, a powerful solution that enables business-level visibility and decision support for cloud services and APIs. Kapoor continued: "We are addressing this need and giving our customers the ability to rapidly introduce a powerful, enterprise-grade analytics... (more)