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As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is becoming more and more important. Reuven Cohen, Founder & Chief Technologist of Enomaly, will be giving a session next week on Bridging the Data Center and The Cloud at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conferecne & Expo (November 19-21, 2008) being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. "The ability to efficiently and securely tap into remote cloud resources is one of the most important opportunities in the cloud computing today," Cohen notes. Location, security, portability, and reliability all play critical roles in a scalable IT environment, he adds. In his session at the Summit, he will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities to deploying across a diverse global cloud infrastruc... (more)

Cloud Computing Keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

In his Cloud Computing Keynote in San Jose, CA, on November 20th - entitled "A Head in the Cloud - The Power of Infrastructure as a Service" - the CTO of Amazon.com, Werner Vogels, will discuss the many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today's Internet business. Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice, notes Amazon.com's VP & CTO Dr Werner Vogels, can be a complicated and expensive task. "But it's essential in today's business landscape," adds Vogels, who is the distinguished Keynote Speaker at SYS-CON's upcoming Cloud Computing Expo (November 19-21, 2008), a groundbreaking adjunct to the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA (19-21 November, 2008). "This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedl... (more)

rPath Founder & CSO Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

Billy Marshall's Open Source Blog The problem with the notion of “Windows for EC2” is that it perpetuates the broken, legacy model of tying your application to the infrastructure upon which it runs. In the legacy model, applications became artificially tied to the physical server upon which they ran, and server utilization was low because it is very difficult to run multiple applications on a single instance of a general purpose operating system. The reason it is difficult to run multiple applications on a single instance of a general purpose operating system is because each application has unique needs which conflict or compete with the unique needs of other applications. Virtualization technology, such as that provided by VMware or Citrix with XenServer, breaks the bond of the application to a physical server by placing a layer of software, called a hypervisor, on t... (more)

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

Splunk is a Silicon Valley company inventing large-scale, high-speed indexing and search technology for IT infrastructures. The company's freely downloadable software indexes and makes it possible to search and navigate data from any application, server or network device in real time. Logs, configurations, messages, traps and alerts, scripts and metrics. If a machine can generate it - Splunk can eat it. It's easy to download, install and use, and is very powerful. More than 450 enterprises, government organizations, and service providers and more than 125,000 users achieve higher availability, investigate security incidents in record time, and meet compliance requirements at lower costs with Splunk. Download your own free copy at www.splunk.com. For more information about Splunk, visit http://www.splunk.com/ SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo Third Inte... (more)

Citrix CTO Simon Crosby to Speak at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City

As virtualization becomes more widely deployed, and enterprises look for new ways to leverage this revolutionary technology, the consumption and delivery of this technology is changing. It is no longer one-size-fits-all and confined to a specific area of the data center, but instead is proliferating within the data center and out to the user via the desktop and applications. This session will provide IT organizations with a short- and long-term roadmap by focusing on the new delivery models for virtualization (including embedded hypervisors and managed services), what's available today and what can be expected in the future, and best practices for deployment. Speaker Bio: Simon Crosby is CTO of Citrix Systems. He was founder and CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Previously, Simon was a principal engineer at Intel where he ... (more)

Enterprise Virtual Management for Next-Generation IT

Virtualization enables strategic benefits, but significantly impacts infrastructure, operations and configuration management. Virtualization’s additional complexity and new management challenges can adversely affect TCO, reduce service levels, threaten security and pose compliance issues, as well as introduce new problems like VM sprawl. In this session, you'll learn how virtualization impacts traditional management disciplines, and their supporting people, processes, and technology. Participants will learn about the next generation of Enterprise Virtualization Management, and how it dramatically simplifies the management of growing virtual environments. Topics include eliminating sprawl, reining in snapshots, effectively dealing with offline VMs, and virtual appliances. You will also learn how to support distributed provisioning, delegated administration and self-s... (more)

Server Virtualization and the New Data Center Operating Environment

As server virtualization gains mainstream adoption, it is increasingly being deployed to support a broad range of data center initiatives that extend beyond simple server consolidation and development and test. Today, enterprises of all sizes are realizing the true potential of server virtualization and using it to streamline their data centers to create more flexible and dynamic IT infrastructure that enables them to deploy and manage software applications, support business continuity and balance CPU capacity dynamically. This session will examine the emergence of this new operating environment and its dramatic potential impact for users. It will also look at some of the critical considerations for users and how these decisions can impact their data center roadmap. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal Speaker... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo - The World Wide Cloud: Bridging the Data Center and The Cloud

As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is being more and more important. The ability to efficiently and securely tap into remote cloud resources is one of the most important opportunities in the cloud computing today. In this session Reuven Cohen will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities to deploying across a diverse global cloud infrastructure. Location, security, portability, and reliability, he will explain, all play critical roles in a scalable IT environment. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal Speaker Bio: Reuven Cohen is Founder & Chief Technologist for Toronto- based Enomaly Inc. - leading developer of Cloud computing products and solutions focused on enterprise businesses. ... (more)

Hyperic Co-Founder & CEO to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

Just as people begin to understand the difference between web ops and IT, we are entering a period where clouds promise "Ops-Free" computing. Because it’s easy, scalable, available and disposable, the cloud is well on its way to becoming “technology’s next big thing.” However, with recent outages from Amazon and Google Apps, the question of the cloud’s competence, security and reliability have come into play. In this session, Hyperic’s CEO, Javier Soltero will address these issues along with the many others surrounding the cloud including: The emergence of web operations as a discipline How cloud computing simply changes, instead of eliminating the importance of web operations What tools are available to help better manage cloud environments? Soltero joins a star-studded lineup covering the hottest IT topic for years, with IBM, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Intel, HP and A... (more)

Cloud Computing Is for Capitalist Pigs - Raul Castro

After reading an interview with Richard Stallman published by The Guardian, Cuba's Raul Castro said "Cloud Computing is for capitalist pigs." Castro continued: "In Cuba we provide free health care, free food coupons, free housing and if we had any computers on the island, we would provide free laptops and Internet too. So, I agree with Richard Stallman that Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and all American companies pushing this new Cloud Computing concept are among the axis of evil who want to hook you like Coca-Cola and McDonald's. Why would you pay Amazon for their cloud computing service, if you can hassle them to give it to you for free? Americans should join the Cuban revolution and make hardware, software, including cloud computing, free. By doing this, the government can hand out laptop coupons in supermarkets next to the bread aisle. Think about it!" In an interview... (more)

Amazon CTO to Keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com), which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel at the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. The first International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will be colocated with the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com).. Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice can be a complicated and expensive task, but it's essential in today's business landscape. This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a start-up looking to launch. There are many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpre... (more)