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With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now five weeks away, what better time to introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11 through June 14 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT, side by side with the exploding use of enterprise Big Data – processed in the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: John Keagy TWITTER: @GoGrid COMPANY: GoGrid 10TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Public and Private Clouds: What Every Company Needs to Know SESSION DESCRIPTIO... (more)

OpenStack for the Enterprise

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! What is OpenStack? In his general session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Jim Curry, General Manager and Chief Stacker of OpenStack, discussed the The OpenStack Mission, which is "To produce the ubiquitous Open Source cloud computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private cloud providers regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable." Click Here to View This Webcast Now! About the Speaker: Jim Curry is General Manager and Chief Stacker of OpenStack, the recently launched open source cloud computing project. OpenStack was launched based on code contributions from Rackspace and NASA, and currently has nearly 30 companies supporting the project. He is responsible for driving all aspects of the OpenStack initiative, including major partnerships, community-driven development and adoptio... (more)

Nimsoft to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo NewYork $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Nimsoft, a provider of Unified Monitoring solutions for virtualized datacenters, hosted and managed services, cloud platforms, and SaaS resources, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Nimsoft provides Unified Monitoring solutions for virtualized data centers, hosted and managed services, cloud platforms, and SaaS resources. The Nimsoft Unified Monitoring architecture eliminates the need to deploy a new monitoring solution for outsourced services, public or private clouds, or SaaS implementations. Over 1000 customers use Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solutions, including hundreds of leading hosting, cloud and managed service provide... (more)

Verizon/Terremark – A New Phase in Cloud Computing Begins…

Back in September, I blogged about a strange situation I had noticed in the cloud market: Where Are the Telcos? At that time, Verizon had made their initial announcement about their new CaaS offering for the SMB market, which only seemed to highlight the relative lack of leadership and progress by telcos in the cloud market. With yesterday’s big news about Verizon acquiring Terremark, it appears that the telcos are starting to show up. Several people commented on the earlier blog that my arguments were mainly true for North American telcos, and as I’ve learned since, outside of North America, the telcos have been far more active in building clouds and embracing this new business model.  But as a global leader, Verizon’s recent activities are a major step in the evolution of the cloud industry, likely to have significant impact on the market overall. While it’s too ... (more)

Rackspace Soars in Q4 2010

"While we are pleased that we achieved our goals for 2010, we have even more ambitious plans for 2011 that are designed to position us to succeed well in the future," said Lanham Napier, President & CEO of Rackspace Hosting as the company announced on Thursday its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Rackspace, it was also announced yesterday, has become "Gold Sponsor" of Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Expo (6-9 June, 2011). The company's Q4 2010 results can be summarized as follows: Net revenue of $214.7 million grew 26.7% year-over-year and 7.5% from Q3 2010 Adjusted EBITDA of $72.0 million grew 28.7% year-over-year and 5.2% from Q3 2010 Achieved adjusted EBITDA margin of 33.5%, up from 33.0% year-over-year and down from 34.3% in Q3 2010 Net income of $13.5 million grew 49.9% year-over-year and 14.6% from Q3 2010 Generated... (more)

BlueBridge Networks Partners with Bluemile for Cloud Computing

"We are delivering a service based on our client's demand.  You pay for what you use, which makes our customization scalable. When our clients' needs change, we change with them" said Michael Marlowe, Bluemile President and co-founder. BlueBridge Networks, the Cleveland provider of data center services such as work group recovery, virtualization, cloud computing and managed services, has announced on Monday a multimillion-dollar joint investment with Columbus based Bluemile, Inc. to offer the most robust, scalable and secure cloud computing platform. The joint venture boasts state of-the-art architecture and service delivery for companies and organizations. Both companies were founded, are headquartered and operate in the state of Ohio. Bluemile provides premium cloud solutions through its virtual data center, along with a variety of networking and hosting solutions... (more)

Why the Cloud Computing Acquisition Parade Will Continue

OpSource, a privately held, SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS Level 1 Cloud Service Provider headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with 150 employees worldwide has been acquired by Dimension Data, a $4.7 billion ICT services and solutions provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT. Like others before them (Verizon + Terremark; Time Warner + NaviSite; CenturyLink+Savvis), they too have “figured it out”. Cloud computing is a complex, capital-intensive business. Scaling is expensive. Other companies in the segment are likely to continue marching along this road, particularly as the executive management at companies wanting to play in the Cloud segment reach the same conclusion. Cloud computing is not hosting. Scale or go home. According to Treb Ryan, OpSource CEO and co-founder, mapping a migration path and architectural design for the cloud is complex and requires in-depth understa... (more)

Parting the Clouds: Evaluating Clouds & Cloud Providers for the Enterprise

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here! Go beyond the marketing hype, the brands and the buzzwords, and learn how differences in architecture, infrastructure, security and design can have significant impact on your ability to take advantage of the cost-effectiveness and agility of infrastructure-as-a-service without compromising availability, performance and compliance. In his general session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Terremark VP Chris Drumgoole discussed how leading enterprises and government agencies are taking advantage of the power and flexibility offered by enterprise cloud computing architecture and presented a practical guide to evaluating enterprise clouds and cloud providers. Click Here to View This Session Now! About the Speaker Chris Drumgoole is Senior Vice President of Client Services at Terremark where he is responsibe for customer ser... (more) Debuts to Help CIOs Adopt Cloud Computing Debuts to Help CIOs Adopt Cloud Computing Real Estate-Inspired Methodology Matches Buyers with Cloud Properties Debuts to Help CIOs Adopt Cloud A-Frame Technology Services on Thursday announced the availability of, a brokerage service that matches companies seeking cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) with cloud vendors. Unlike the uncertainties and risks of conventional approaches to evaluating, selecting, and implementing a cloud service, is 100% success-based, like a realtor. Fees are based on a "cloud brokerage agreement" modeled after a standard realtor agreement and equal to one or two months of the cloud rental fee. The website currently lists the profiles of more than 100 cloud vendors, like a realty website lists properties. IT executives can quickly search the market of quality... (more)

Leave GoDaddy Behind with VPS Hosting Plans

How valuable is the uptime for an Internet business? Plenty valuable, especially in the wake of the September server outage at web hosting firm GoDaddy, which affected a multitude of customers. GoDaddy is the Internet's largest registrar, hosting millions of websites on its servers. At the time of the outage, rumors were strong that someone had hacked the GoDaddy servers. According to TechNewsWorld, a Twitter user named @AnonymousOwn3r tried to claim responsibility for bringing down the servers at GoDaddy. But GoDaddy later announced that its downtime loss wasn't the work of an anonymous hacker, but rather was due to 'a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.' To make up for the losses to clients, GoDaddy later offered a 30 percent discount to compensate customers. But that wasn't enough for some. In the weeks afterward, a class-action ... (more)