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Cloud storage requires a new approach to scalable NAS and file serving. Existing architectures were built to satisfy enterprise file sharing and high performance computing environments. This session will review different architectural approaches to building a cloud or massively scalabl...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global cloud computing technology provider Moderro Technologies to exhibit at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of S...
"There is already sort of a cloud ecosystem out there in the world of PHP," notes Sun's Tim Bray in a recent post. "There are a whole bunch of competitive vendors where you can upload a bunch of .php files and database dumps and with only a moderate amount of twiddling, get your app ru...
Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the me...
Astadia has announced the formation of the Astadia Cloud Computing Acceleration Program. The CCAP provides Systems Integrators, ISVs and Consultants worldwide with the tools and the confidence to deliver Cloud Computing solutions, including Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform to ...
The Justice Department made it crystal clear this morning that if Google hadn’t abandoned its controversial ad deal with Yahoo the companies would have found themselves in court. The agency put out a statement from the head of its antitrust unit Thomas Barnett saying that Yahoo and Goo...
Under threat of a suit by the Justice Department Google this morning terminated its controversial, widely feared, revenue-sharing advertising agreement with Yahoo. Google lawyer David Drummond made this announcement on Google web site: “After four months of review, including discussion...
The term Cloud Computing is getting a lot of air play these days — it is the computing equivalent of a U.S. Presidential Election. It has loads of twists and turns, plenty of eager participants, lots of money being spent on it and it gets to consume large amounts of the news cycle...of...
CIOs don't really care about the cloud. They care about budgets, security and compliance. All the buzzwords in the world won't help innovative technology unless it maps directly onto CIO pain points. This session investigates what those pain points are, and where emerging products and ...
Cloud Computing represents both a fundamental and universal change from a desktop- to network-centric software model. The key to understanding cloud computing is that its infrastructure — network, storage and other services – is abstracted away from users to point that it “just doesn’t...
Layered Technologies has announced it will give enterprise customers the option of transferring their Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows OS) environment to an AppLogic-based cloud computing solution. Layered Tech will use 3Tera's AppLogicT 2.4 to enable customers to run their...
Yahoo and Google have reportedly revised their controversial advertising agreement to overcome Justice Department objections to the original deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, which got it from unidentified sources, over the weekend the pair agreed to cap the amount of revenue...
Bluewolf has announced 'Arcade' cloud storage that allows users to economically store a virtually unlimited number of files of all sizes through the Salesforce interface. Bluewolf Arcade provides a solution for Salesforce storage needs and features in-depth search capabilities with a t...
"As the leading best-of-breed CRM provider in the world, companies continue to look to salesforce.com to define CRM in the era of cloud computing," said George Hu, Executive Vice President marketing, applications and education at salesforce.com. "We're responding with more investment t...
"The combination of RightScale and Eucalyptus is an excellent way to achieve federation between public and private cloud platforms,” said Rich Wolski, a professor in the Computer Science Department at UCSB and director of the Eucalyptus project. Wolski, an upcoming speaker at SYS-CON's...
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, Califo...
I was chatting with a customer the other day who was struggling with some of the implications of cloud computing. The analogy that finally made sense to them is what I will call 'cloud dining.' I am the cook in the house and I am tasked with feeding the family. If my 10-year old is lob...
Virtualization has fostered a new generation of cloud services, enabling organizations to run a wide range of applications in the cloud. However, the value of cloud services will only be fully realized when organizations can take their existing application workloads, easily deploy them...
Pacific Controls has announced that they have established a state of the art Energy Services Global Command Control Centre at their headquarters building in Techno Park, Dubai, UAE. This Energy Services Global Command Control Centre will offer their Customers, Business Partner's, Gover...
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a way to deliver software and services on-demand from the web and by subscription rather than a one-time upfront cost. SaaS is truly changing the way people access services and software, and is rapidly moving software applications completely online. At t...
Despite its possible security and privacy risks, Cloud Computing - according to a magazine article due to be published later this Fall - has six main benefits that the public sector and government IT organizations are certain to want to take advantage of. They are as follows...
AppSense is the leading provider of user environment management solutions for the enterprise. User environment management enables the configuration and personalization of virtual, standard desktops by treating user specific data as a separate layer of the desktop. This user layer is ap...
You've always heard that you "get what you pay for," but that does not seem to be the case with the new cloud computing movement, specifically with Web APIs. Some of the best services out there don’t need a credit card number, and I suspect that trend will continue until greater number...
"How could the economic downturn impact on customers and the industry?" IBM's Steve Mills was asked this week. Mills, who is Senior Vice President and Group Executive of IBM's Software Group, was blunt: "There is more uncertainty at this time that most of us have experienced in our lif...
The Wall Street Journal – which has big ears on the ground – said that Yahoo and Google could walk away from their revenue-sharing pact by the middle of next week unless a miracle happens and they come to terms with the Justice Department. The Deal reported last week that the deal was ...
Well, ignoring what Larry Ellison and Richard Stallman think about it, Cloud Computing will be "the" technology that gets Wall Street and other IT organizations out of the “Recession of 2008” and it will be "the" ultimate cost-cutting solution for every IT organization around the world...
Windows Azure's concepts of Web Role and Worker Role is absolutely, totally, and unequivocably a game-changer in the world of cloud computing. The best thing we've had prior to this were cloud-hosted VMs that had a predefined stack (e.g. ASP.NET or J2EE or PHP or Cold Fusion, etc) to w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider Supermicro to exhibit at SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com), which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the ...
Red Hat is a trusted open source provider. Red Hat offers enterprise customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management, ...
"Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition is a terrific milestone that underlines the value in our twin track release strategy," said Jane Silber, COO of Canonical. "The server edition embraces cloud computing, virtualization, mail server enhancements, Java development and deployment as well as a ra...
As a solution provider it is vitally important you don't get locked into a specific vendors 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 utilise the stre...
Cloud computing is changing the ground rules for startup companies – both in their infrastructure choices and in the bar for technology development prior to funding. Lars Leckie, a Principal with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, will walk through the venture capital perspective of the ...
Cloud Computing is the new buzz word in the technology industry. But even industry insiders don’t agree on exactly what the term means. We shouldn’t be surprised that mainstream business is approaching it with caution. Businesses have many concerns about moving their data to the cloud,...
Saying that your business should never, never, never use cloud-based applications instead of desktop or network/server based ones is about as ridiculous as saying that cloud-based applications will eventually replace IT completely. Mostly cloud computing is a way to provide an applicat...
The Tap In Systems consists of a team of engineers and software developers with many years of experience in network management, systems management, software and web application development. Its members have worked in large corporate environments as well as start up ventures. Tap In Sys...

Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RACK), a leading provider of servers and stora...

Mezeo Software Corporation has announced its first deployable online file sharing and collaboration solution, Mezeo Personal Cloud Storage. Built upon the Mezeo platform currently in production at KDDI, Mezeo PCS enables service providers to quickly leverage the online file storage mar...
Dell, which Lord knows can use the money, says its fluffy six-month-old custom hardware-and-services Data Center Solutions (DCS) Division is working with Microsoft to build out Microsoft’s Azure cloud. It says the “highly customized” servers it’s supplying are specifically tailored to ...
Well, there’s another Big Blue on the block. The official name of the widgetry that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently called “Windows Cloud” is Windows Azure – (which should grate on IBM) – described by Microsoft’s chief software architect Ray Ozzie at the company’s Professional Dev...
As the popular Belinda Carlisle song, Heaven is a place on earth, goes, while we talk about all this virtualised computing power and clouds, somewhere there is a real physical CPU doing real work somewhere on earth. In some data center your cloud application is taking up physical space...


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