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There is considerable attention being paid to service oriented architectures (SOA) and their promise of leveraging new and existing application components – services – in composite applications that may span multiple business units within an organization. While the construction, or enablement, of these services is well defined, what is often left as an assumption is that once deployed, the service will simply be available. The reality is that if consideration is not given to the reliability, availability and recoverability of your services, then you may find yourself leaping from the frying pan and into the fire. This presentation will discuss the use of service virtualization and grid technology to enable service execution. Using existing grid technologies, organizations can achieve guaranteed, horizontal scaling of service execution across the entire c... (more)

Mosso Co-Founder Jonathan Bryce to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

The explosion of cloud computing providers dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for web entrepreneurs and innovative projects. However, the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption. There have been several calls for standards to help make the cloud more useful to businesses followed by responses from those who fear standards will stifle growth. Who's right? Is there a compromise? The Founder of Mosso, the cloud computing division of Rackspace, will explore the questions surrounding standards, providing different perspectives and potential outcomes. Bryce joins a star-studded lineup of speakers covering the hottest IT topic for years, with not just Amazon but also IBM, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Intel, HP and a host of others all offering, using or developing high-end computing services typically described as “cl... (more)

The Next Virtualization Waves Are Forming

Pete Manca's Blog The virtualization "waves" are just forming. And while server virtualization is at full crest, there are many more waves behind this that are taking shape and quite frankly, are more significant. Server virtualization was about saving money. Allowing multiple applications to be consolidated onto a single server saves capital and operational expenses. Reducing the number of servers running in the data center is a good thing, as it also saves some carbon emissions as well. But is that it? If so, that’s more like a ripple than a wave. Don’t get me wrong, reducing power, cooling, server count and consolidating apps is a good thing, but it's not the whole story. Not by a long shot. I don’t believe that this is it. In fact, I think we are still in the beginning stages of realizing what virtualization can do. It’s really the enabling technology that fuels ... (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 joins a star-studded lineup covering the hottest IT topic for years, with IBM, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Intel, HP and Amazon all offering, using or developing high-end computing services typically described as “cloud computing” - through which massively scalable IT-related capabilities are prov... (more)

The Cloud is Coming of Age

Thorsten von Eicken's RightScale Blog The cloud is coming of age. Amazon took another huge leap forward when it announced that EC2 is now out of beta, together with an SLA that is evidence of Amazon’s commitment to provide top-notch service. Their uptime has been stellar, and they are now standing behind their offering contractually in a much stronger way, and signaling how customers can set their expectations. Read about the announcement on the AWS blog and on their CTO’s blog. The advent of Windows on EC2 is welcome news too. Even though Windows is not typically the OS used for serving highly variable workloads, it is a sign of the cloud maturing that even the more static workloads typical of Windows deployments will be more easily allocated and managed using cloud resources. (Mhh, I wonder whether the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference happening next week ... (more)

Head of Cisco's Cloud Team Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

"Cloud Computing by its very nature depends on the Network for both the construction of the Cloud as well as the delivery to users," declares David Bernstein, whose team runs Cisco's internal Cloud Computing platform. As VP and General Manager of Network Applications Infrastructure for Cisco, Bernstein has plenty of first-hand experience in this emerging category. He will be giving a breakout session called "The Network as a Cloud Fabric - Where It Is and Where It's Going" at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, in San Jose, CA - which is being held November 19-21, 2008. "Use of network facilities to enable security, isolation, and quality of service is possible today - yet is hardly used," Bernstein observes. Utilizing these features, as well as going forward advanced techniques including virtualization-aware networking and geographically distributed VLANs will enable tru... (more)

APC Named "Silver Sponsor" of Virtualization Conference & Expo

In February 2007, APC and MGE UPS Systems combined to form a $3.5 billion (€2.4 billion) Critical Power and Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric. The Critical Power and Cooling Services division offers the industry's most comprehensive product and solution range for critical IT and process applications in industrial, enterprise, small and medium business and home environments. The company's solutions include APC's InfraStruXure data center architecture, the comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. The company's products also include APC and MGE-brand uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), along with APC-brand precision cooling units, racks and design and management software. For more information about APC, visit www.apc.com. 3rd International "Virtualization Conference & Expo" Call for Papers Virtualiza... (more)

AppStream to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

The patented, proven AppStream Management Suite offers virtual delivery, virtual execution and rule-based management for applications, serving end-user systems on the LAN, WAN and Internet from a central management console. AppStream's pull-based, on-demand software distribution platform combines the benefits of server-based computing (self-service access and centralized management & control) and distributed PC computing (disconnected application use and distributed processing), providing a "best of both worlds" solution. Software deployment via streaming is perfect for remote delivery across the Internet or low-bandwidth extranets because it streams only the application functions that an end user actually needs, when those functions are needed, rather than delivering the entire application in advance. AppStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with offices in Euro... (more)

Grid Dynamics to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

Grid Dynamics is a fast growing consulting company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Grid Dynamics advise and engineer systems and solutions of "extreme" performance, scale and reliability. Grid Dynamics clients — leading financial, technology, Internet, communication and entertainment companies such as eBay or Bank of America — rely on Grid Dynamics to architect, design, prototype, build, or tune their business-critical grid systems. They work with the latest technologies, platforms and tools, right on — or beyond — the bleeding edge of mainstream computing. Our staff consists of elite scientists and engineers, experts in performance computing. Grid Dynamics offers a full range of consulting and engineering services that cover the entire project lifecycle, with on-site, off-site, and hybrid service fulfillment and deliver results even in the mo... (more)

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in NYC to Present a World Class Faculty

What does the former CTO of XenSource - now CTO of the virtualization and management division at Citrix - have in common with the founder and CEO of PlateSpin, now VP of Business Development at Novell? And what do both have in common with the CTO of VMware? The answer is that all three are speaking in June at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City, along with the CTO of Egenera, the Technical Director and Chief Technologist at Sun, the VP& CTO of Hitachi Data Systems, the CTO of BMC Software, the VP & CTO of EMC, the co-founder & CTO of Neocleus, the CTO of Xsigo Systems, the CTO of Brocade, the Chairman and CEO of SIMtone, the Founder & CEO of ScaleMP, the founder and CTO of VirtualLogix, the Chief Strategist of Appistry, the CTO of Marathon Technologies, the CTO & Co-Founder of Reflex Security, the VP of Research and Development at... (more)

3PAR Named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

3PAR is a provider of utility storage, a category of highly-virtualized, tightly-clustered, and dynamically-tiered storage arrays built for utility computing. Organizations use utility computing to build cost-effective virtualized IT infrastructures for flexible workload consolidation. 3PAR Utility Storage gives customers an alternative to traditional arrays by delivering resilient infrastructure with increased agility at a lower total cost to meet their changing business needs. As a pioneer of thin provisioning—a green technology developed to address storage underutilization and inefficiencies—3PAR offers products designed to minimize power consumption and promote environmental responsibility. With 3PAR, customers have reduced the costs of allocated storage capacity, administration, and SAN infrastructure while increasing adaptability and resiliency. ... (more)