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Cloud Connect sponsors provide attendees with educational content, white papers, research and case studies that are directly based on their customers' cloud computing experiences, accentuating the learning experience for all attendees. Our sponsors are integrated into the conference as a branded leader in their industry and as an additional education resource at events. Thank you to all our Cloud Connect Chicago 2013 sponsors.

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Diamond Sponsor


IBM has the technology and experience to help you harness the power of cloud to transform your business and IT. IBM's enterprise class cloud computing capabilities can help you reduce costs, improve service delivery and enable business innovation. IBM is your trusted partner to help assess cloud readiness, develop adoption strategies and identify business entry points.
Diamond Sponsor
OVH logo, #1 Internet infrastructure provider in Europe, has taken on the Cloud Computing challenge since 2010. The company has developed a powerful virtualization infrastructure. has a complete control over the production chain. This involves everything from server design and assembly to the maintenance of its own datacenters and worldwide optical fiber network. As a result, it offers strong and reliable dedicated servers built to provide efficient virtualization performances. Moreover, enables users to deploy and adjust its simple Cloud solutions in a matter of minutes, on demand and with 100% availability. Recently awarded 2013 Global and EMEA VMware Service Provider, is VMware VCloud Datacenter certified.
Diamond Sponsor
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Spanning 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With 100,000 servers under management, SoftLayer's modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices for secure, low-latency communications. SoftLayer is the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the world with a portfolio of 25,000 leading-edge customers from Web startups to global enterprises.
Platinum Sponsor
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HP Cloud Services

HP Cloud Services ( is committed to delivering public cloud infrastructure, platform services, and cloud solutions for developers, ISVs, partners, service providers, and enterprises of all sizes. Designed to run enterprise scale production workloads and powered by the performance and security of Intel processors, the HP public cloud is built with HP's world-class hardware and software with key elements of HP Converged Infrastructure and a developer-friendly integration of OpenStack® technology. We provide customers with a hybrid delivery model supporting interoperability and portability across public, private, and managed clouds.
Platinum Sponsor
Verizon logo


Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global offerings provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation.
Platinum Sponsor
VMware logo


VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at
Gold Sponsor
EdgeCast logo


Delivering any data, anywhere, anytime, EdgeCast is the world's fastest and most reliable content delivery network. Designed to provide the fastest, smartest content delivery on the planet, EdgeCast consistently ranks among the top-performing CDNs in the industry. EdgeCast SuperPOPs are at the center of the world's fastest data interchanges, meaning customer content is just milliseconds away from almost every broadband user in the world. More than 6,000 of the world's busiest sites – Pinterest, Twitter, Hulu, and Tumblr, to name a few – rely on EdgeCast.
Silver Sponsor
Windstream logo


Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN) is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. Windstream has more than $6 billion in annual revenues and is listed on the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit