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"We believe that virtualization actually unlocks cloud computing," declared Gartner's VP and Chief of Research of Infrastructure and Operations, Tom Bittman, speaking last Fall at Microsoft's "Get Virtual Now" event in Bellevue, Washington. "What the cloud is delivering is essentially virtualized services," Bittman added. He continued: "Now, on the other hand, we don't believe that that means we're all moving to a big change where everything will go out to the cloud. We actually believe that what's happening is we're seeing a transformation occur inside of IT, in addition to outside in external service providers, and that change that's happening inside of IT is moving them to become more, and more cloud-like. So in other words, I like to say that we're seeing this transformation both inside and outside of IT towards cloud computing... Bittner wasn't finished yet with... (more)

Yahoo! Named “Platinum Sponsor” of Cloud Computing Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Yahoo!, a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide, was named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The event is expected to attract over 1,500 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. Founded in 1995, Yahoo! has evolved into leading global brand that ... (more)

Keynote Systems to Present at Cloud Computing Conference in NYC

Vik Chaudhary, VP of Product Management & Corporate Development at Keynote Systems, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Chaudhary, who is a frequent speaker at industry events on software strategy and M&A and has been featured in the New York Times and on the ABC News Nightline program, will be running an application on a cloud platform, and examining performance bottlenecks and their impact on functionality by looking at how various clouds make it easy or hard to monitor the reli... (more)

IBM Launches Its Cloud-Enabled Services Portfolio

"Cloud computing will take off when companies can utilize data, applications and services from any device and from any location," said Willy Chiu, IBM vice president for high performance on demand solutions, as IBM this week launched a company-wide initiative expanding enterprise computing from the traditional software delivery model toward a mix of on-premise and cloud computing applications. "We are moving our clients, the industry and even IBM itself to have a mixture of data and applications that live on the data center and on the cloud," Chiu added. IBM’s new cloud-enabled ... (more)

SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Attracts 40 Sponsors and 1,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Media announced today that its 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo sold out both on the Expo Floor and delegate registrations. The most anticipated technology event of the year in Silicon Valley will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel, in San Jose, California. SYS-CON will produce and present the Second International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo on March 22-24, 2009, in New York City. Companies like IBM and other early technology providers in the space already signed up as sponsors of the next event. "More than a half dozen conferences and ev... (more)