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Is Hosted Private Cloud the Migration Path Less Taken? If you read a lot of business and technology publications, you might think public clouds are universally preferred over all other cloud options. To be sure, the numbers posted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure platform are nothing short of impressive. Statistics reveal that public clouds are growing faster than private clouds and analysts at IDC predict that public cloud growth will be 3 times that of private clouds by 2019. However, recent Forrester research shows that migration to a Hosted Private Cloud is still a leading component of a Hybrid IT strategy for many organizations: "Hosted private cloud adoption rose significantly between 2015 and 2016 in North America (28% to 33%). . . . Among all cloud adopters and planners, 36% state that hosted private cloud is - or will be - their primary clo... (more)

TechTarget: #CognitiveComputing at @CloudExpo New York | #AI #ML #DL

What is cognitive computing, and how is it alike -- or different -- from artificial intelligence (AI)? Judith Hurwitz: What's key in building traditional systems is that they begin with process and logic, attempting to answer the question, 'What am I trying to do for my business?' You develop the logic, write the code and then flow data into that. That doesn't work in this age of digital transformation, where business logic and processes are constantly changing. In a cognitive approach, you lead with the data and let it drive you to the right logic. This is a very different way of approaching computing. In addition to data helping determine the logic, cognitive computing applications are designed to learn from human experts. Read TechTarget's review here. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, and is co-located w... (more)

Enterprise-Class Clouds: It's A Perfect Storm

Anyone familiar with the history of Unisys will not be at all surprised to learn that the company is the latest giant to enter the arena of enterprise cloud computing. Indeed, with its deep experience and rich technological innovation and capabilities in the enterprise server marketplace, as well as its involvement in transaction-intensive, mission-critical environments, it's a natural evolution for the company. As a pioneer in large-scale computing, Unisys is in a unique position to provide cloud computing that is secure enough and scalable enough for enterprise-class computing. In an informative and well-written white paper published today at SYS-CON.com, Dr Michael A. Salsburg, a Distinguished Engineer at Unisys who has published and presented over 60 papers internationally in the fields of infrastructure and business service modeling, management and optimization... (more)

Cloud Computing Is the Next Great Land Rush and It Is Happening Now

Cloud Computing is the next great land rush and it is happening now.  All the major technology companies have their offerings.  And it seems like everyone is entering the market – even the hosting companies want in on the land rush. In theory, migration to the Cloud makes business sense; you’re enabling companies to rent computing power that would cost them too much to buy.  I won’t bore you with yet another blog post on the ‘what is it’ topic.  There is a great synopsis of Cloud Computing published by Mache Creeger and I recommend checking it out.  In our model, we’re allowing companies to pool their resources on the supply side of Cloud Computing and leverage a much bigger, better shared infrastructure on the demand side of the equation. Cloud Computing is about lower costs and greater use of resources.  Greater flexibility, more options and overall, more computin... (more)

A Cloud Service Rating System

Yesterday's post "Cloud Computing as a Commodity" received some very interesting feedback. In particular were the comments suggesting the creation of a Cloud Service Provider Rating System similar to a corporate "credit rating" that estimates the service worthiness of a cloud computing provider. Below are a collection of the comments posted. Rodos said; Rather than classifying clouds I think the information needs to go into the workloads descriptions or metadata, such as an service level. Your example of the disk storage relates. Does it matter if the storage is local or FC? Its cloud and should be abstracted. What does matter is the performance or service level of the storage, which the workload should dictate a minimum performance. What we will need then is some interfaces, standards and auditing for confirming those SLAs. wllm said;   There is also a question of s... (more)

Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal Down! Did The Cloud Actually Burst?

I feel lost without my social web. As I sit waiting for twitter to return. I figured hey, it's been a while since I've logged into facebook. To my shock and possibly horror, facebook is also down. I can help but wonder if the sudden influx of users from twitter or vice versa facebook outages has caused a domino effect among the largest social networking sites. Currently I have no idea if the problems are related, but it certainly does show that the two sites are inextricably connected. Notably, both linkedin and friendfeed are responding just find. Yes, it's time to say this again, hey facebook & twitter where's your cloud bursting contingency plan? If you actually want to the the realtime pulse of the planet, you need to do better, much better.   -- Update -- Wall Street Journal is reporting that the outage is the result of a denial of service attack. ... (more)

Cloud Expo and The End of Tech Recession

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali At SYS-CON Media we see our inventories are filling up to 100% capacity for the months of November, December, and January, and we are seeing better-than-normal RFP activity for the first quarter of 2010. When I say this, I am comparing the current insertion order activity to the same period last year. We will be closing 2009 roughly 32% below 2008 in revenues (far better than any other tech media company), which forced us to reduce our expenses for the same period by around 40%. Last fall, while the world was falling apart, we were preparing for a 40%-45% drop in advertising revenues for 2009. We did better than our worst projections. Cloud Computing Expo Photo Album Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East to Attract More Than 5,000 Delegates in New York City 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo: Call for Papers Is Open When we... (more)

Cloud Computing Bootcamp Returns to Cloud Expo in New York April 20, 2010

Cloud Computing Bootcamp 2010 East No one can properly understand anything related to enterprise-level Cloud Computing without having first gained a deep understanding of the capabilities of different Cloud players. Cloud Expo's pioneering Cloud Computing Bootcamp is designed with that in mind. It is a one-day, fully immersive deep-dive into the Cloud, in which the sessions during the day seek to give delegates a deep understanding of the capabilities of different Cloud players and how they address rapidly changing market demands. Click Here to Register Now for Cloud Computing Bootcamp 2010 East and Save! The ever-popular Bootcamp, which is now held regularly around the world, is being held next in conjunction the 5th Cloud Expo in New York, NY (April 20, 2010). It is led by our 2010 Bootcamp Instructor Larry Carvalho (pictured below). Cloud Expo's pioneering Cloud C... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2011 New York Venue

Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong. Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

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)