Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa
Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here
are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with...
RANDY BIAS | @randybias
"Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.]
That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)
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On Friday IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Industrial Development Agency of Ireland
(IDA Ireland) announced the establishment of Europe's first Cloud Computing
Center. Located in Dublin, the new facility will serve as a hub that will
deliver Cloud Computing research and services to a number of satellite
facilities to be built in Europe, Middle East and Africa. IBM experts from
these centers will work directly with clients in the region, helping them
adopt cloud computing solutions that spur technology research and business
One of the Dublin center's first offerings for clients, called IBM Idea
Factory for Cloud Computing, is a new service delivered directly to clients
over a cloud computing environment. Using Web 2.0 technology, it allows
communities of business professionals to be assembled... (more)
In keeping with its multi-cloud manifesto, RightScale, the cloud manager, has
added support for Amazon's weeks-old EC2 Europe cloud.
Amazon Web Services global and European Amazon EC2 customers can now access
RightScale's automated cloud management platform to manage and scale cloud
deployments as well as facilitate application migration and management back
and forth between Amazon's US and EU clouds.
In December, Amazon gave European businesses the option of running their EC2
applications on a local cloud. It's a way to reduce latency and help with EU
regulatory requirements on data storage and processing. It also gives global
companies the opportunity for added redundancy and disaster recovery.
RightScale says its cloud management features, machine images and cloud-ready
server templates are available for EC2 customers in the EU, and that
migration from Amazon EC2 ... (more)
If you are offended by Theoretical Computer Science, stop reading this now
In describing my theory on the Cloud Multiverse, I may have missed the few
obvious implications of using the prefix "multi" or consisting of more than
one part or entity. Although the Cloud Multiverse thesis suggests there will
be more then one internet based platform or cloud to choose from. It does
little to describe how each of those clouds interact. For this we need
another way to describe how each of these virtualized interconnected
environments interact with one another.
In place of "multi" I suggest we use the prefix "Meta" (from Greek: μετά
= "after", "beyond", "with", "adjacent", "self").
I'd like to propose yet another term to describe the inter-relationships
between the world of various internet connected technologies and platforms.
What I'm calling "The Cloud MetaVerse" -- This concep... (more)
It's an obvious point, already commented upon elsewhere, that the respective
cultures of Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corp. couldn't be more different.
Sun, although brash and aggressive in the mode of its co-founder and chairman
Scott McNealy, has produced numerous "characters of the game" other than
McNealy over the years.
Folks such as co-founders Bill Joy and Andy Bechtolsheim, Ed Zander, James
Gosling, John Gage, Radia Perlman, Whitfield Diffie, Bill Raduchal, Greg
Papadopoulos, and Bernie Lacroute to name just a precious few.
The company was also a famous breeding ground for CEOs, including Zander,
Eric Schmidt, Bill Larson, Carol Bartz, current Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz,
and in the glory of the dot-com days, Kim Polese.
McNealy was always clearly the boss, but having grown up around powerful
people, always seemed utterly at ease in working with high-wattage
A common feature of cloud computing solutions is that they enable
self-service access to the services they provide. This enables users to
directly procure services from the cloud, and it eliminates the need for more
time-consuming, labor-intensive, human-driven procurement processes familiar
to many in IT.
That's not to say that a cloud computing solution should provide its services
in a free-for-all manner, letting any user take any action within the system.
There should be strict controls over the services users have access to and
the actions they can perform with those services. This is the only way to
ensure that such solutions can actually stand up to the rigors of an
That being said, the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance strikes a nice balance
between self-service access and security. This balance enables WebSphere
CloudBurst users to p... (more)
Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer
Virtualization cuts across just about all that you might find in the today's
data center: to one degree or another, clients, servers, applications,
storage systems, data networks, and security can all now be virtualized. .
By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server,
Virtualization enables data centers to save tremendous amounts of money on
hardware, power, cooling and floor space.
For small and midsized enterprises, Virtualization can also help data centers
tap into levels of fault tolerance previously enjoyed only by huge
And chief executives are discovering that Virtualization has the potential
not only to improve the balance sheet, but also to strengthen competitive
advantage and put a shine on the corporate brand.
Designing and managing IT environments independently from physical
limitations is... (more)
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)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held on
November 2 - 4, 2009, in Santa Clara, attracted more than 40 sponsors with
over 2,000 delegates, a record attendance. The three content-packed days
emphasized value with a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers
about the business and technical value of cloud computing.
Enjoy here our photo album of the show.
Now held three times a year -- in New York, Prague, and Santa Clara -- the
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT
event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively
scalable enterprise IT as a service. The event in Santa Clara, CA, was
co-located with our 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.
Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East to Attract More Than 5,000 Delegates from ... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation
company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th
International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place
on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Adaptivity's CEO Tony Bishop (http://tonybishop.ulitzer.com) will be offering
major thought leadership on Day Two of the 3-day event in a Morning Keynote.
Read Exclusive Cloud Computing Journal Q&A with Tony Bishop here.
Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud
computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New
York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York
City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors.
The three-day event will attract more than 5,000 delegates from 48 co... (more)
Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog
Defining what cloud computing is in itself a tough job, the lack of common
cloud methodologies and best practices is making the job even harder. Trying
to find experienced people with knowledge on how to build out a 30,000
machine cloud is nearly impossible, and finding someone who's deployed
hundreds is proving to be almost as difficult.
There is an old saying in the venture capital world that consulting doesn't
scale. As an entrepreneur I'm continually walking the line between making the
short term buck (consulting revenue) versus the long tail (recurring revenue
on product based licensing and support). Given that our platform is open
source, consulting is typically a major part of our revenue model. The
dilemma is a fairly straightforward one. I'm in business to make money, in
our case, from as many different opportunities as pos... (more)