Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research for Salesforce.com, will be
presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Coffee, who works with
enterprise and entrepreneurial developers and IT managers to build a
community based on the company's Force.com Platform as a Service, will be
speaking about how Cloud computing should not be wrongly perceived as an
either-or option, compared to other models of on-premise data centers or
outsourced IT services.
Coffee's session is titled "The Complementary Cloud" and he will discuss how
non-proprietary protocols and fully disclosed interfaces let service
consumers assemble solutions from multiple service providers, using each in
the areas where its distinctive technologies and high-leverage APIs offer
maximum advantage in creating new value - or... (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)
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early Cloud Computing providers has
focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and
storage capacity. Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect for Elastra, will
be giving a session on 'Cloud Computing and the Next-Generation of Enterprise
Architecture' at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo (November 19-21, 2008) - a
pathbreaking adjunct to the 4th International Virtualization Conference &
Expo being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.
"This is an important first step," Charlton notes, "but for companies to
GigaSpaces Technologies and GoGrid have announced the availability of the
GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) on GoGrid's enterprise-grade
cloud computing service for Windows and Linux. The two companies' joint
offering enables enterprises to migrate existing and new Java, J2EE, .NET and
C++ applications to a cloud computing infrastructure with an hourly
pay-per-use pricing model.
Increasingly, enterprises are looking to reduce costs and shorten
time-to-market by running their applications on public cloud computing
services, such as GoGrid. However, traditional applica... (more)
Global Secure Systems (GSS) is urging companies - of all sizes - to check
their regulatory requirements on data storage before starting to prepare for
the official launch of Windows Server 2008.
"Microsoft's launch into the world of Cloud Computing, announced this week,
is quite revolutionary since it is based on Windows Server 2008 running on
Microsoft data centres and accessible only as a service," said David Hobson,
GSS' managing director.
"Running on top of this Internet-based service, which Microsoft calls Azure,
runs Live Services, .NET Services, SQL Services, Microsoft Sha... (more)