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2010 Top Coverage Highlights


Check out event-related announcements from previous Cloud Connect events.

February 16, 2011

Cloud - from Buzz to Business Critical
By Jocelyn DeGance Graham | Grail Research
Only a few years ago, Cloud was a concept most businesses had never heard of. Now, competitivemarket pressures and economics are accelerating the adoption of Cloud, in part because businessesare realizing they need access to their data anywhere, anytime, via any device.


April 5, 2010

IT Spending On Cloud Ratcheting Up
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Market research for the venture capital firm, the Sand Hill Group, has concluded that cloud computing represents one of the largest new investment opportunities on the horizon. Rangaswami aired the report's conclusion at last month's Cloud Connect Conference and asked IBM's VP of Cloud Services Ric Telford what he thought: "I have no problem with those numbers (40% in three years; 70% in five) as long as you include the caveat, it could be any one of five delivery models."


March 28, 2010

Geo Tagged Cloud Zombies
By Oliver Marks | ZDNet
Rodney Joffe, Senior Vice President and Senior Technologist at Neustar, Inc (who offer directory and clearinghouse services to large and small telecommunications service providers), spelled out some amazing realities in his talk 'Cloud Computing for Criminals' at the recent Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara California:


March 26, 2010

The need for a Unified Set of Cloud Computing Standards within IEEE
By Alan Weissberger | IEEE
The recent Cloud Connect Conference in Santa Clara, CA was a very sobering experience for me. While I knew cloud computing was way overhyped, I thought that there was one or more standardards organizations that claimed ownership.


March 19, 2010

Agility, Not Savings, May Be The True Value Of The Cloud
By Robert Mullins | Network Computing
There are ways to calculate the Return On Investment (ROI) when moving IT from the data center to the cloud, but experts say the savings to the IT budget is only a fraction of the reason to do so. Analysts and proponents of cloud computing discussed calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) and the ROI of moving to cloud computing at Cloud Connect, a three-day conference this week in Santa Clara, Calif.


March 19, 2010

The cloud's three key issues come into focus
By David Linthicum | InfoWorld
'm writing this blog on the way back from Cloud Connect held this week in Santa Clara. It was a good show, all in all, and there was a who's-who in the world of cloud computing. I've really never seen anything like the hype around cloud computing, possibly because you can pretty much "cloudwash" anything, from disk storage to social networking. Thus, traditional software vendors are scrambling to move to the cloud, at least from a messaging perspective, to remain relevant. If I was going to name a theme of the conference, it would be "Ready or not, we're in the cloud."


March 18, 2010

Clear Skies Ahead: 10 Demystifying Cloud Computing Products From Cloud Connect
By n/a | Channel Web
Cloud Connect was held this week in Santa Clara, Calif. A place for folks to gather and learn more about the cloud and how it can ease business and reduce costs, Cloud Connect kicked off Monday.


March 18, 2010

Cloud Connect: NIST Prepares 'Use Case' Site
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
But the airing of strong use cases where a technology set is deemed suitable for a particular problem could lead to a specification for a standard, a NIST representative at the Cloud Connect show in Santa Clara, Calif., said Wednesday in an interview.


March 17, 2010

@ Cloud Connect: The Surprising Economics of the Cloud
By Brenda Michelson | eBizQ
Joe Weinman opened the session with the most important question, Why do Cloud? In the why, he was referring to the hard economic value of doing cloud. Not cloud computing for technology innovation or patents, but for economic benefits.


March 17, 2010

Cloud Connect Conference: Cloud Is Where The Web Was In 1997
By Robert Mullins | Network Computing
Speakers at The Cloud-Connect Conference in Santa Clara, Calif -- billed as the first-ever tech conference devoted solely to cloud computing -- said cloud's development is at about the same place that the Internet was in 1997.


March 17, 2010

Is a legal challenge to cloud inevitable?
By James Urquhart | CNET
I've been spending this week at the Cloud Connect conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, Calif., listening closely to the broad range of opinions and concerns raise by both the customers of cloud and it's vendor community. The conference has been an amazing place to get a sense of what those deeply involved in cloud believe will happen in the next few years.


March 17, 2010

Cloud Connect: Grappling With Economics
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Although the cloud has come to be viewed as part of IT's future, cloud users and vendors are still debating several key questions. If a company has virtualized its data center, is that "a private cloud?" The answer that came back over two days of the Cloud Connect show in Santa Clara, Calif., was a definite "no," virtualization by itself is not enough.


March 17, 2010

Eucalyptus debuts SAN connect at Cloud Connect
By n/a | SearchCloudComputing.com
Open source cloud architects Eucalyptus showed off a new feature at the Santa Clara meet-and-greet known as Cloud Connect.


March 17, 2010

The Conference Whirl
By Oliver Marks | ZDNet
This is a very busy conference week on the West Coast with Mix10, the excellent Cloud Connect Event, Open Source Business Conference and Enterprise Data World.


March 17, 2010

IBM's Telford: expression 'cloud computing' on its way to obsolescence
By Yevgeniy Sverdlik | DataCenter Dynamics
First, the process of "industrialization of IT" has to occur, Telford said during a keynote speech at the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday. Much like the development of assembly lines for automobiles in the first decades of the 20th century made the manufacturing process more efficient, cloud computing, through convergence and standardization, will bring efficiency at mass scale to the delivery and consumption of IT services.


March 17, 2010

Microsoft Reiterates Cloud Commitment
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently declared that within a year, 90% of Microsoft employees will be doing something that carries out the company's commitment to cloud computing. Tuesday at the Cloud Connect event in Santa Clara, Calif., two Microsoft executives offered a few tidbits of what the software behemoth is doing today.


March 17, 2010

Cloud ROI calculation can be hard to pin down
By Robert Mullins | Microsoft Tech
Cloud computing is right about at the same place today as the Web was in 1997."Large potential, a huge market, but at the same time a lot of hype, a lot of uncertainty," said M.R. Rangaswami, co-founder of Sand Hill Group, a consulting firm for software companies, at a conference called Cloud Connect that concluded today in Santa Clara, Calif.


March 17, 2010

Is a legal challenge to cloud inevitable?
By James Urquhart | The Wisdom of Clouds
I've been spending this week at the Cloud Connect conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, Calif., listening closely to the broad range of opinions and concerns raise by both the customers of cloud and it's vendor community. The conference has been an amazing place to get a sense of what those deeply involved in cloud believe will happen in the next few years.


March 17, 2010

Cloud Connect: A Microsoft Priority
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently declared that within a year, 90% of Microsoft employees will be doing something that carries out the company's commitment to cloud computing. Tuesday at the Cloud Connect event in Santa Clara, Calif., two Microsoft executives offered a few tidbits of what the software behemoth is doing today.


March 17, 2010

SQL and relational databases: They're not right for the cloud
By David Linthicum | InfoWorld
I'm at the Cloud Connect 2010 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., one of the first major gatherings of the year on cloud computing. One of the larger topics that has come up thus far is not using relational databases for data persistence.


March 16, 2010

Big Data Is Less About Size, And More About Freedom
By n/a | TechCrunch
Bradford is chair of the Dealing with Big Data track at Cloud Connect this week.


March 16, 2010

Cloud Connect - Cloud is in the Air
By Krishnan Subramanian | Cloud Ave
Cloud Connect is in full scale today. Yesterday, there was the Cloud Business Summit where top industry executives spoke about the impact of Cloud Computing on today's business.


March 16, 2010

Microsoft really is going "all in" to the cloud
By Robert Mullins | Network World
Cloud Connect pulled into Santa Clara, Calif., for three days this week and its organizers, the people at Techweb, called it "the only event which brings together the entire cloud computing ecosystem."


March 16, 2010

Cloud Connect: U.S. IT In Forefront
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Thanks to cloud computing, information now flows over national borders with an ease that alarms some governments.It's typical in the U.S. for companies to sell a set of new technology products and move on before government, either here or abroad, takes much interest. But cloud computing is different, warned Dan Elron, Accenture's managing partner for technology strategy, at the opening of the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Calif.


March 16, 2010

Business-Driven Architect
By Brenda Michelson | eBizQ
This week, I've taken my cloud watching on the road to Silicon Valley for the Cloud Connect conference. The program starts on Tuesday morning with 3 hours of keynotes and general sessions. The following "industry visionaries" are scheduled to "discuss the growth and future of cloud computing."


March 16, 2010

Practical Analysis: How To Lead In Cloud Adoption
By Art Wittman | InformationWeek
Chances are most of you haven't heard of the Cloud Business Summit. This year, the event took place a day before the Cloud Connect in Santa Clara. This first day event is a fairly intimate affair for about 200 of Silicon Valley's movers and shakers.


March 16, 2010

Appistry Extends File Management In Private Cloud
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek: Plug into the Cloud
Appistry announced beta availability of Cloud IQ Storage on Monday, the opening day of Cloud Connect in Santa Clara, Calif.


March 16, 2010

100-day Cloud Watch on the Road: Cloud Connect in Santa Clara
By Brenda Michelson | eBizQ
This week, I've taken my cloud watching on the road to Silicon Valley for the Cloud Connect conference. According to conference organizers, advisors and exhibitors, Cloud Connect "is the defining event of the cloud computing industry".


March 15, 2010

Appistry Introduces CloudIQ Storage for Data-Centric Applications
By Ben Kepes | CloudAve
It's Cloud Connect week - which means that every Cloud vendor under the sun is launching new products or services. Not wanting to be left out, Appistry today announced the availability for beta testing of Appistry CloudIQ Storage. CloudIQ Storage is a play for data intensive applications in the cloud - beta clients are running highly sensitive, big data applications for government security and intelligence, using a combination of private and hybrid cloud setups.


March 12, 2010

Weekly global technology agenda: Cloud Connect, SEMICON China
By n/a | The Independent
In Silicon Valley developers will be discussing the challenges associated with cloud computing at Cloud Connect.


March 11, 2010

Ubiquitous Computing - Merging Banks & Mobile Providers
By Reuven Cohen | Ajax World Magazine
As part of Cloud Connect I'll be on the Ubiquitous Computing panel with Alistair Croll Co-Founder, Bitcurrent. The topic actually relates quite well to some of the latest news coming out of China this week.


March 9, 2010

Taser Cloud Manager Leads Experiment In Police Evidence
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek: Plug into the Cloud
Taser has built a cloud storage site where the camera of an officer on the beat can record an incident and be uploaded at the end of a shift without any IT expertise. Dhillon serves as general manager of Evidence.com and will be a speaker at 2:45 p.m. March 17 at the Cloud Connect conference at the Santa Clara, Calif., Convention Center.


March 9, 2010

Cloud Connect: A Convergence Of Expertise
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
The Cloud Connect conference March 15-18 will feature leaders of the NoSQL movement speaking on how to handle large data sets in the cloud.


March 2, 2010

Cloud Computing & the 'Roof Rack Problem'
By Rich Miller | Data Center Knowledge
Alistair Croll says cloud providers and buyers of cloud computing services need to sort out what's built in versus what's an accessory in the cloud. Croll, the chair of the upcoming Cloud Connect conference, calls this the "roof rack" problem.


March 2, 2010

Time To Do The Math On Cloud Computing
By Joe Weinman | InformationWeek
At the upcoming Cloud Connect conference, we will evaluate a variety of scenarios that determine where and when the move to cloud computing makes financial sense.


February 25, 2010

What's The Best Cloud Mix?
By Vanessa Alvarez | InformationWeek: Plug into the Cloud
At TechWeb's Cloud Connect conference in March, I'll be moderating a panel on the value of public, private and hybrid cloud. We'll assess where the value is today and where things are headed.


February 22, 2010

Four New Cloud Computing Favorites
By John Foley | InformationWeek: Plug into the Cloud
Four startups have emerged as finalists in Cloud Connect's Launch Pad contest, in which the public voted for their favorite new or in-development cloud application or service.


February 13, 2010

Users Use Applications. Applications Use Clouds
By Lori Macvittie | Web 2.0 Journal
Preparing for the upcoming Cloud Connect conference several speakers and presenters have put forth the proposal that no one should attempt to define cloud yet again.


January 25, 2010

Calling All Cloud Computing Developers, Innovators & Startups
By David Berlind | InformationWeek: Plug into the Cloud
If you're a cloud computing startup, innovator, or just a developer who is tinkering with that pet cloud project in your "garage" and you're looking for some prime time exposure (including free exhibit space at Cloud Connect), then you should be thinking about putting yourself in the running for Launch Pad at Cloud Connect.


 
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