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Cloud computing leverages a myriad of Virtualization technologies. In his session at 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo.com), Harry Foxwell of Sun Microsystems Federal will review and discuss the benefits and trade-offs of applying the various virtualization techniques within the cloud. GovITExpo, which is being held October 6, 2009 in Washington, DC, builds on the success of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, the fastest-growing conference anywhere in the world devoted to the delivery of massively scalable IT as a service using Internet technologies. Data storage, security and software services are among the major themes of the technical program. About the Speaker: Dr Harry Foxwell is Chief Technologist, Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc. Cloud Computing is one three main tracks. According to the Washington Post this week, the U.S. Census Bureau is using Sa... (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)

Hummer Winblad Venture Partners to Present at Cloud Computing Conference &Expo

Cloud computing is changing the ground rules for startup companies – both in their infrastructure choices and in the bar for technology development prior to funding. Lars Leckie, a Principal with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, will walk through the venture capital perspective of the cloud computing market covering both consumer and enterprise usage. This discussion will cover the tools for cloud computing as well as the leverage that portfolio companies are achieving with cloud computing. In the spirit of the event, he will present the session entirely from slides served from ... (more)

VMware Webcast: Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds

Preeti Somal of VMware discussed the challenge of bridging the interoperability gap between on- and off-premise cloud computing, as this is emerging as a key requirement for enterprise adoption. This session at the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo 2008 West revealed how VMware and others are addressing this challenge to make seamless enterprise cloud computing a reality. View technology offerings that deliver smart applications for on- and off-premise clouds. Whether you're a business building a cloud, considering cloud services, or developing for the cloud, this session rev... (more)

Amazon EC2 Now Running Windows and Microsoft SQL Server in the EU

Amazon Web Services has launched Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) running Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server in its EU Region, allowing customers to access Windows-based compute resources for Europe and running on the AWS cloud. The AWS Management Console will provide support for Amazon EC2 in the EU enabling developers to manage their Amazon EC2 resources in the EU Region with a point-and-click web interface. Launched in August of 2006, Amazon EC2 is the AWS service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud for businesses and developers. Amaz... (more)