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Cloud Computing offers significant benefits over traditional solutions for deploying production systems as well as for conducting development and testing activities, says Dr Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale, Inc.. Dr von Eicken will be giving a technical session at SYS-CON's "Cloud Computing Expo" (November 19-21, 2008) - a groundbreaking adjunct to the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA - in which he will distill the unique characteristics of clouds and describe how to best think about deployments in the clouds. Before joining RightScale Inc., von Eicken was Chief Architect at Expertcity.com and Citrix Online, makers of GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToAssist. He was responsible for the overall architecture of these online services and also managed the 24/7 datacenter operations where... (more)

IBM Opens Four Cloud Computing Centers

IBM opened four new cloud computing centers in emerging markets. They are in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; and Hanoi, Vietnam, where there is an increasing demand for Internet-based computing models and skills to help companies compete in highly competitive environments. With previously opened centers in both emerging and mature markets, IBM now has 13 cloud computing centers, the world's largest network of expertise on cloud computing. At a time when organizations of all sizes are facing extreme data overload, skyrocketing energy costs, increasingly complex ... (more)

GoGrid uses Google Web Toolkit to Extend Cloud Computing User Interface

  GoGrid has been selected by the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) team as a prime example of the Google AJAX development framework in action. GoGrid is being showcased on the GWT Featured Project Page. GoGrid's rich, interactive graphical user interface (GUI) is built using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), an open-source Java development framework which enables GoGrid to provide a quick, responsive and interactive user experience. "When we started the GoGrid project, we wanted to push the boundaries of both front end and backend technologies," says Justin Kitagawa, lead front-end develop... (more)

Blog-City.com Founder Alan Williamson to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

As a solution provider it is vitally important you don't get locked into a specific vendor’s solution. This couldn't be truer in the world of on-demand or cloud computing. The way Amazon works is vastly different from Google, and different from Flexiscale. So how do you utilize the strengths of them all without compromising your own requirements? This session will take a look at a real world application, which spans across a number of different cloud hosts, providing redundancy, self-healing and self-scaling solutions without the fear of dancing to one vendors tune. Williamson join... (more)

Dell Does Not "Own" Cloud Computing

Although no final determination as to the registrability of the mark has been made, Dell's attempt to register "Cloud Computing" as a trademark has resulted in the US Patent & Trademark Office mailing the company last week what it calls "a non-final action" - namely, a letter from the examining attorney "requesting additional information and/or making an initial refusal." The news has been spreading across the Cloud blogosphere all weekend. In a characteristically analytical and useful post Sam Johnson (pictured) explains the refusal as follows: "First they've argued that 'the a... (more)