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The journey to the cloud has created demanding new challenges for IT departments who are tasked to support global users accessing applications from a multitude of devices. As the pace of application development and deployment increases, organizations need ways to provide global scale a...
Cloud computing continues to gain momentum as enterprises of all sizes and across all industries seek to harness the business agility promised by this computing model. Despite its long-accepted benefits, the cloud has also fallen victim to performance and reliability challenges, combin...
Overlay networks (virtual networks built on top of existing networks) introduce exciting new potential for a highly inclusive Hybrid Cloud. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Matt Shover, Manager of RackConnect Operations at Rackspace, will talk about the practical...
How can one effectively Sync and Move large volumes of content from existing on-site storage platforms like SharePoint, Network File-Shares and ECM systems with Business Cloud services? In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Jonas Sostakas, a Senior Systems Engineer at...
Enterprise data is proliferating at such a ridiculous pace that the folks in your organization simply can't make sense of it all. But it's not just the volume of data that cripples decision-makers – it's the ability (or lack thereof) to access information how, where and when they need....
There has been a ton of buzz in the industry lately around hybrid cloud. From enterprises developing multi-vendor cloud strategies to hosting providers offering products that take advantage of different infrastructure types, there has been a definite shift toward hybrid clouds as the p...
With the rapid rise of open cloud services, organizations face a future of sourcing and integrating functionality from multiple open APIs. But harnessing this API-centric ‘cloud of clouds’ to deliver competitive applications is not simple. You will need to understand and adopt new disc...
Compuware has announced it has set the highest Quality of Service standard in the industry for an APM solution delivered as-a-service. Compuware now guarantees 99.9 percent availability of its industry-largest global synthetic monitoring platform. The solution is offered on a subscript...
Since the initial buzz of WebRTC, the ability to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat and P2P file sharing without plugins has been touted as a potential game changer for many industries. What are the parameters around this technology and its placement? ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CheckAction will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CheckAction is collaborative project management software developed by I.T. eng...
License and compliance management was difficult when most everything you needed was terrestrial – on the ground, tangible, and countable. But as assets float toward and into the cloud, license and compliance management are more complex, more challenging, and even more important. In h...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppZero, the fastest way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. AppZero is the fas...
The way organizations are consuming IT services is evolving, driven by the cloud and mobile era. Cloud enables new IT service delivery models. This represents a disruptive change for both business and IT, but with this comes increased complexities and expanded management and integratio...
From delivering breakthrough software solutions for cloud, mobility and security to helping IT professionals manage and accelerate service delivery from the device to the data center, CA Technologies sees innovation (and innovative thinkers) as its core mission. CA has brought togeth...
The way software is developed and deployed is undergoing an enormous shift. Hardware used to provide resilience - now you design for failure. Developers used to focus on just development - now they must think of test and deployment from the start. Old models are replaced by the agile m...
The Google Cloud Platform lets you build applications and websites, store data, and analyze data on Google’s infrastructure. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, William Vambenepe, Sr. Product Manager for Big Data on Google Cloud Platform, will discuss Big Data Analyti...
The WebRTC Data Channel is the next big thing in browser real-time communication. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Dan Ristic, a developer evangelist for PubNub, explored the specification of what the data channel is, the potential road blocks to using it, and where to use it in produc...
Net Optics on Wednesday announced a spectrum of advanced new features and capabilities in its popular Flex TapTM product line. The Flex Tap resolves system-wide signal loss issues for Service Providers and other organizations as network volumes increase and optical networks migrate to...
TwinStrata, Inc., has announced the results of its 2013 Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery survey. Conducted between May to August 2013, the report analyzes responses from 288 IT personnel. The results indicate widespread acceptance of cloud storage and demonstrate the tangible impact...
Hostway has announced the Application Packaging Standard (APS) integration of its FlexCloud Servers (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS), public-cloud hosting suite, in partnership with Parallels, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. ...
“The Data Center operators do understand that quality does matter,” noted Barbara P. Aichinger, co-founder of FuturePlus Systems and VP of New Business Development, in this exclusive interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “When they experience failures they call the ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LSI Corporation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) designs semiconductors and software that acc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VASCO Data Security International, Inc., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authenticat...
Finding the right tools is essential to any project. The good news is that there is already multitude of companies and products out there for supporting WebRTC developers–more than 70 and growing every week. WebRTC’s is still in its infancy, so this number could easily double in the ne...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nippon Software Knowledge Corp will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. “SOFIT super REALISM” is the world’s fastest all-in-one da...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace® Hosting, the open cloud company, has been named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Rackspace® (NYSE: RA...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GreenButton, the leading provider of compute intensive, on-demand cloud solutions for private and public clouds, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Cente...
Compuware Corporation on Tuesday announced the availability of Google Chrome browser agent technology within the Compuware Performance Network. This new Chrome support, combined with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox, continues to extend Compuware’s industry-largest global synthe...
Citrix on Tuesday announced the availability of Citrix CloudPlatform™ 4.2, a single, unified cloud orchestration solution powered by Apache CloudStack, and Citrix CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.1, a web portal that manages the delivery of cloud services. The latest versions of these c...
In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Dmitriy Setrakyan, Co-Founder & CTO of GridGain Systems, discussed the general ecosystem of In-Memory Computing software, its main use cases and applicability to different types of business problems as well as provided a technical d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VentureBeat has been named “Association Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. VentureBeat covers disruptive technology and explains ...
For cloud providers, offering predictable storage performance backed by firm SLAs will become a competitive differentiator that drives greater customer affinity and a better application experience. Many providers feel that a Software Defined Storage (SDS) frameworks hold the key to del...
In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Noam Shendar, VP Business development at Zadara Storage, discussed the factors that make migration of applications to the cloud easy and straightforward. After the talk, you will know what questions to ask cloud providers in order t...
Join Badgeville and guests Doug Palmer, Deloitte Consulting Principal and Brace Rennels, Director of Community Strategy at EMC for this upcoming webinar, where you will learn: Key trends driving gamification strategies Practical tips for designing gamification by audience type Best ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "First International WebRTC Summit" (@WebRTCSummit) will take place Nov 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that...
The cloud provides an easy on-ramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions. Transitioning from initial deployment to large-scale, highly performant operations may not be as easy. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Harold Hannon, a Sr. Software Architect at Sof...
Reliable, scalable storage is a key component of cloud deployments. Those deploying an infrastructure cloud frequently opt for network-attached storage (NAS) over local storage, to make it simpler to implement enterprise-grade features. By combining OpenStack Compute, today’s industr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetIQ, a global, enterprise software company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetIQ is a global, enterprise software compa...
Setting up a single instance of a cloud application, let alone multiple ones, can be complex, time consuming, and prone to mistakes. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Alex Sousa, Senior Director, Cloud Solutions, at SHI, will show how the SHI Cloud Marketplace can...
In an Open Letter published yesterday, September 2, 2013, on The Official Microsoft Blog at Microsoft's TechWeb site, Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop wrote to Microsoft stakeholders the following:: "Nokia and Microsoft have always dreamed big – we dreamed of putting a computer on every ...