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SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Is PaaS Dying?

The ‘platform’ tier in the middle of cloud computing’s architecture is being squeezed, folded and reshaped beyond recognition. Even with continued investment, can it survive the transformative pressures forcing down upon it from the software/application layer above, or the apparently inexorable upward movement from the infrastructure layer upon which it rests? To look at recent investments and enthusiastic headlines, it would be easy to assume that Platform as a Service (or PaaS) is on the up. RedHat recently trumpeted the launch of OpenShift Enterprise — a ‘private PaaS,’ whate... (more)

There Are Three S's in Success(ful VDI Deployments)

BYOD may be the word of the day on the street but underlying the "come as you are" approach to computing is a variety of technology that enables organizations to confidently take up the gauntlet thrown down by users to support their demand to use the computing platform of their choice. Organizations aren't as averse to BYOD when its coupled with a sound desktop virtualization strategy. Such strategies enable organizations to support "work from anywhere" initiatives while simultaneously increasing manageability, lowering costs, and increasing overall network and data security. B... (more)

Growth in Cloud Service Provider Market Drives Flexiant Adoption

Extended support for HostBill/WHMCS and Flexiant's plugin technology drives innovation to arm service providers to compete WHD.global, Germany and London, UK - 1 April 2014 - Flexiant today announced significant adoption of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator by service providers globally. With new customers in North America, South America, Africa, across Europe and Asia, Flexiant has more than tripled order intake over the last year. Flexiant today also announced new integration modules offering complete server creation and management within the HostBill and WHMCS control panels. Host... (more)

VMware's VP of Emerging Business Explores Enterprise Cloud

In this Webcast recorded live at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Expo in San Jose, CA, VMware's VP of Emerging Business, Dan Chu, shares details of VMware's plan to leverage its technology leadership in virtualization to deliver reliable, mobile technology to its customers and service providers worldwide. He explores cloud pitfalls and uncovers new methods for delivering applications on or off premise. As the saying goes, "a picture tells a thousand words," so let us encourage you to view this session in its entirety right away. View the VMware Webcast Live on SYS-CON.... (more)

Tomorrow’s IBM “Smart Business” Cloud Computing Strategy

The NY Times broke IBM’s embargo this morning by publishing their story on IBM’s new cloud computing initiatives.  I’ve posted the full release here on CloudBzz. The diagram below gives a bit of insight into where IBM is today and where they are heading. IBM is also updating their collateral with a bit more detail.  Here is a fact sheet for their Smart Business initiative: Fact sheet: IBM Smart Business Smart Business is IBM’s commonly branded set of cloud computing offerings for business. This set of offerings gives clients three choices to deliver and consume cloud services t... (more)