Private vs Public vs Hybrid: Moving Beyond the Soundbites at Cloud Expo

Endless discussion about the “right” cloud delivery model has not produced a consensus. Instead, the cacophony of discussion resembles a Fox News Show – all talking points and no enlightenment. The reality is that every IT organization will face a mixed deployment model going forward. The key issue is how that mixed environment will be implemented and managed as well as how to decide which environment is right for a given application.
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Bernard Golden, CEO of HyperStratus, will address the opportunities and constraints IT organizations confront as they chart their hybrid cloud future. It will discuss the deployment decision criteria IT organizations should follow as they decide where to install applications, and identify administrative tool requirements to make operating a hybrid cloud environment successful.

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Bringing Cloud to the Business at Cloud Expo New York

Can you bring services from the cloud to your customers faster and have them adopt it with ease of use or bring the power of bundled services to the fingertips of your clients without creating new rigid ‘apps stove pipes’? Do you want to prevent your business running away to public and unmanageably immature cloud services?
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Hans van de Koppel, Sr. Enterprise Architect at Capgemini, will take Cloud Expo delegates to the developing world of cloud services brokerages and cloud orchestration. He will analyze challenges and presents practical results. Finally he will present his view on the practical implementation of cloud orchestration combined with event processing and maybe even “learning agents.”

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Cloud Expo New York: Private PaaS for the Enterprise and Beyond

If your organization already uses virtualized infrastructure, you are well on your way to providing IT as a Service. But as businesses demand faster results in today’s competitive market, organizations look to gain more benefits from cloud computing than just virtualized infrastructure. Learn how to extend & ensure your private cloud investment with a private Platform as a Service (PaaS) and provide on-demand availability, flexibility, control, and ultimately, faster time-to-market for your development teams.
In her session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Diane Mueller, Cloud Evangelist at ActiveState, will discuss how Private PaaS technology gives you control over where, when and how you leverage the cloud.

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SHI Sees Rapid Growth in Cloud Demand

“The ability to flexibly and quickly adjust infrastructure allows IT to respond to line-of-business requirements in a way that was impossible prior to the advent of cloud computing,” noted Henry Fastert, Chief Technologist & Managing Partner, SHI Enterprise Solutions Services Group, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan.
Cloud Computing Journal: Agree or disagree? – “While the IT savings aspect is compelling, the strongest benefit of cloud computing is how it enhances business agility.”
Henry Fastert: Agree. The ability to flexibly and quickly adjust infrastructure allows IT to respond to line-of-business requirements in a way that was impossible prior to the advent of cloud computing.

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Cloud Expo New York: The Cloud and the Network – a Match Made in Heaven

The importance of an enterprise-grade network at the center of cloud services cannot be overstated. Without it, private clouds are closed systems and public clouds are vulnerable to security breaches. The optimum cloud is one that is network-based, where cloud services are actually embedded in the network. A network-based cloud allows cloud services and applications to be managed and delivered as part of a total solution straight down to any device just like voice and data.
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Steve Caniano, VP, Hosting, Application & Cloud Services at AT&T Business Solutions, will discuss how this unique approach can offer enterprises the scale and flexibility of the cloud, without sacrificing performance, reliability and security.

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Cloud Expo New York: Industry-Leading CxOs to Present June 11-14

What does the CTO of the U.S. Dept. of Justice have in common with the CEOs of Eucalyptus, GoGrid, OpSource and Nortonworks, the Founder & General Manager of Dell Boomi, the VP of Big Data & Streams at IBM and the Chief Strategy Officer at Pacific Controls? Answer: all are shortly to present breakout sessions as members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York, taking place June 11-14, 2012, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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Cloud Expo New York: Industry-Leading CxOs to Present June 11-14

What does the CTO of the U.S. Dept. of Justice have in common with the CEOs of Eucalyptus, GoGrid, OpSource and Nortonworks, the Founder & General Manager of Dell Boomi, the VP of Big Data & Streams at IBM and the Chief Strategy Officer at Pacific Controls? Answer: all are shortly to present breakout sessions as members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York, taking place June 11-14, 2012, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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Can Cloud Computing Open Up New Opportunities?

“There is a common view among media and analysts that the cloud computing market will see rapid growth in the foreseeable future,” observed Alex Mei, Executive VP and CMO of OCZ Technology Group, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Companies will need to adapt quickly to these fast changing conditions as cloud computing continues to mature to meet the demands of IT and ultimately end users,” Mei concluded.
Cloud Computing Journal: Agree or disagree? – “While the IT savings aspect is compelling, the strongest benefit of cloud computing is how it enhances business agility.”
Alex Mei: Agree. While driving down the costs associated with IT is certainly an important factor of cloud computing, the ability to create new ways for users to interact and access their data over the cloud is changing the very way that businesses can operate. The fact that cloud computing allows companies to scale their businesses at the rate they choose provides more “agility” than heavy investments in traditional large-scale infrastructure. Ultimately cloud computing can open up entirely new opportunities that can accelerate businesses or help facilitate more efficient delivery of services.

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