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March 23, 2012

Amazon Makes Clever Private Cloud Play
By Charlie Babcock | InformationWeek
At the recent Cloud Connect event in Santa Clara, the question was repeatedly raised in sessions: how close were Open Stack APIs to Amazon's?


February 29, 2012

How Cloud Computing Is Forcing IT Evolution
By Bernard Golden | CIO
CIO - I had the privilege of chairing the infrastructure track at last week's Cloud Connect conference. Three of the presentations were particularly interesting, offering a good perspective on just how dramatic an effect cloud computing is having on IT. Summed up, the capability and agility of cloud computing is forcing an extremely rapid evolution.


February 28, 2012

4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
By Charlie Babcock | InformationWeek
At this month's Cloud Connect event, David Linthicum, CTO of Blue Mountain Labs, gave an informative one-hour talk on cloud architecture and design. It concluded with a list of 17 steps to getting it right.


February 24, 2012

Cloud Connect Presents Lifecycle Solutions for Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud
By Vance McCarthy | Integration Developer News
At last week's Cloud Connect conference in California, attendees found a wave of insight, product releases and demos of soon-to-be-released technologies for all parts of the cloud design-test-deploy-manage lifecycle.


February 23, 2012

First CloudNOW Awards honor top women in tech
By Laura E. Mitchell | Opinno
The Valentine's Day luncheon that honored these trailblazers took place at last week's Cloud Connect Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California. The four-day event which "encompasses the entire cloud ecosystem" and features everything from workshops on cloud strategies the newest cloud computing tools to exhibits by leading cloud computing hardware, software and service providers, has been providing a medium for learning and discussion since its inaugural conference in 2008.


February 23, 2012

Dispatches from Cloud Connect 2012: AWS under attack
By Jo Maitland | GigaOm Pro
I heard lots of presentations at Cloud Connect last week, but one theme stood out: Amazon's cloud business is under attack. It's no surprise. Amazon is the market leader in cloud computing, and various sources put its revenue at anywhere from $500 million to $1 billion annually.


February 22, 2012

Cloud Connect Wrap Up
By Diane Mueller | ActiveState
Cloud Connect/Santa Clara brought together over 3,500 attendees to the Santa Clara Convention Center to share stories from enterprises on the front lines about their cloud computing adventures, and to hear cloud pundits pontificate on which direction the wind was blowing the clouds.


February 22, 2012

Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies
By Jeff Norman | Cloud Tweaks
Helmswoman Jocelyn DeGance Graham led CloudNOW's first ever formal awards ceremony, which this year focused on offering praise to 10 exceptional women in the cloud. The event took place at the Cloud Connect Exposition held in Santa Clara, California.


February 22, 2012

Citrix launches CloudStack 3 beta, version 3.1 and 3.2 also planned for 2012
By Paula Rooney | ZDNet
"Four of the top five world's largest public clouds in production (Amazon, Rackspace, GoGrid, Softlayer) [are]leveraging XenServer or Xen as the virtualization platform of choice ... this unification brings unparalleled new levels of scale, manageability, security, multi-tenancy, and virtual switching integration that is currently unavailable in traditional enterprise virtualization solutions from other leading vendors," Citrix noted in its press release aout the beta, issued at Cloud Connect 2012 earlier this month.


February 20, 2012

Cloud Connect Speakers Reflect Industry's Growth and Challenges
By Denoid Tucker | HPC in the Cloud
This week's Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Calif., exhibited all the energy and diversity of topics you might expect from one of the IT industry's fastest-growing sectors.


February 20, 2012

Thoughts from Cloud Connect - Maybe Randy Bias was right...
By Brian Gracely | Clouds of Change
I had the opportunity to attend Cloud Connect in Santa Clara last week, which was a great chance to not only reconnect with many of the leaders in the Cloud Computing space, but also take the pulse of the industry as a whole.



February 17, 2012

More Scenes from Cloud Connect 2012
By Rich Miller | Data Center Knowledge
The cloud computing action continued at the Cloud Connect conference on Wednesday and Thursday, as thousands of industry executives, vendors and end users gathered at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


February 17, 2012

Cisco & Friends Debate Cloud Future
By Robert Mullins | Network Computing
Cloud computing is evolving to the point where unique clouds will be developed for specific industry verticals, such as healthcare, government and financial services, predicts a Cisco Systems executive speaking at the Cloud Connect 2012 conference this week in Silicon Valley.


February 16, 2012

Amazon Cloud Users Get SunGard Disaster Recovery Option
By Charlie Babcock | InformationWeek
"A lot of organizations are not comfortable operating on only Amazon infrastructure," said Indu Kodukula, CTO of SunGard, at the SunGard Availability Services booth at Cloud Connect, a UBM TechWeb event this week in Santa Clara, Calif.


February 16, 2012

6fusion Extends Cloud Resource Meter to VMware Clouds
By Matthew Weinberger | TalkinCloud
6fusion has made a name for itself as a provider of an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform, but it's probably best known for its so-called "workload allocation cube," (WAC) a metric of cloud usage that provides a standard unit for customer billing and cost assessment. And at Cloud Connect 2012, 6fusion announced WAC is coming to VMware vSphere environments by way of a free cloud resource meter.


February 16, 2012

OnApp Expands U.S. Cloud Service Provider Platform, Presence
By Matthew Weinberger | TalkinCloud
London-based cloud platform provider OnApp used this week's Cloud Connect 2012 conference in Santa Clara to announce that it's growing significantly in the United States, adding a new office in Utah and executives across the country, and growing its U.S. support staff by another 50 percent.


February 16, 2012

The Bottom-Up Nature of Cloud Adoption
By Rich Miller | Data Center Knowledge
That's why surveys of CIOs tend to show meaningfully lower cloud adoption than similar surveys of developers, according to Geva Perry, an industry veteran and author of Thinking Out Cloud. Perry was one of the keynoters this week at the Cloud Connect conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


February 16, 2012

Cloud Connect Santa Clara Day 2: OpenStack's Debutante Ball
By Matthew Weinberger | TalkinCloud
What better complement to a vendor-agnostic show than to spotlight the vendor-agnostic, open source OpenStack cloud platform? And, truly, Cloud Connect Santa Clara was nothing less than a debutante ball for the relatively fledgling OpenStack, with the platform a topic of debate and a point of value for several vendors.


February 16, 2012

Post-CloudConnect thoughts: I want a new scale
By Douglas Gourlay | Network World
As I sit here in the lobby of the Hyatt after attending CloudConnect this week and even speaking a bit I was listing to The Shins song 'New Slang' from the Garden State soundtrack [a good one btw, especially if you want to chill out, type for a bit, and not be forced into eavesdropping three conversations around you that are all tangentially interesting] and as I listened to 'New Slang' I kept changing the lyrics in my head to 'New Scale.' So while the title of this post brings back Huey Lewis and the News memories from the 80's, I must confess it was Garden State that was the actual genesis


February 16, 2012

Zynga Builds Z Cloud Alternative To Amazon
By Jack McCarthy | CRN
The company as of January 2012 is putting 80 percent of Zynga's daily active users (DAU) on Z Cloud and 20 percent on Amazon, a complete reversal from January 2011, when 20 percent of Zynga's DAU were on Z Cloud and 80 percent on Amazon, Leinwand said at the Cloud Connect 2012 conference in Sunnyvale, Calif.


February 15, 2012

Business Software Alliance warns of governments interfering with the cloud
By Alex Handy | SD Times
Robert Holleyman, president and CEO of the Business Software Alliance, cautioned cloud providers and users against a future where their services could be divided along international boundaries. Speaking at the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara this morning, he said that "Legislators just can't help themselves," and he warned of a future where governments disrupt cloud usage with legal hurdles.


February 15, 2012

Cloud Connect: Don't Expect Turnkey Cloud Deployment, Analysts Warns
By Jack McCarthy | CRN
Going to full bore into the cloud is not the best route for every business, and may create more problems than it solves, James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester said Wednesday in a presentation at Cloud Connect in Sunnyvale, Ca


February 15, 2012

Photos: CloudConnect 2012/Carrier Cloud Forum
By Craig Matsumoto | Light Reading
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- CloudConnect 2012 -- Cloud Fever descended here this week, and the CloudConnect expo floor was busy and upbeat from the morning coffee to the Tuesday afternoon beer and wine. Especially the latter.


February 15, 2012

Citrix Launches Open Source CloudStack 3
By TechWeek | TechWeek
The product was announced at Cloud Connect 2012, where the company also launched the Citrix Cloud Community Programme, which allows for the verification of Citrix-comaptible products.The Cloud eraCitrix says that CloudStack 3 will usher in the "Cloud Era" and claims that the first time, "enterprise customers will be able to quickly and easily transform virtualised data centre resourced into automated, elastic self-service clouds."


February 15, 2012

Cloud Connect: Partner Strategically For Cloud 'Ecosystem,' IBM Exec Says
By Jack McCarthy | CRN
The cloud is not monolithic, but a complex ecosystem where companies of all kinds are mixing and matching services to deliver the best services to their customers, Jan Jackman, vice president of Global Cloud Services for IBM (NYSE:IBM), said Tuesday in a keynote at the Cloud Connect conference Tuesday.Service providers, tech vendors, and potential cloud customers need to ask themselves how, in this mix, they can achieve the best value from the cloud, Jackman said.


February 15, 2012

Zynga Makes Dramatic Shift From Public Cloud
By James Niccolai | PCWorld
Leinwand talked with IDG News Service ahead of a presentation at the CloudConnect conference in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, where he described how the maker of "Farmville" and "Words with Friends" has rethought its compute infrastructure over the past year. He also described the changes in a blog post.He revealed that Zynga can now get 1,000 servers up and running in 24 hours, from loading dock to operation, and that it has been able to eliminate one in three physical servers since moving its operations from Amazon to its private cloud.


February 15, 2012

OnApp Makes Splash at Cloud Connect with Cloud Hosting Platform
By Tammy Wolf | TMCnet
This week at Cloud Connect, an event bringing together the entire cloud ecosystem to better comprehend how companies are addressing the cloud transformation, OnApp shared with TMCnet its two latest announcements and just how the company is making waves in the cloud market.


February 15, 2012

Zynga Gives Amazon Cloud The Slip
By Mike Barton | WIRED
Zynga's CTO of infrastructure engineering, Allan Leinwand, will discuss this move away from Amazon on Thursday at the Cloud Connect Conference, GigaOm reports."We started building our launches in Amazon, and last year I said, when the slope of the line and workload was well understood, we brought the game back into Z Cloud - no one had done this cloudbursting thing in reverse before," Leinwand told GigaOm today.


February 15, 2012

The Accidental Healthcare Cloud
By Rich Miller | Data Center Knowledge
Gillis shared his experience Tuesday in one of the keynotes at Cloud Connect, which brought together 3,500 cloud technologists at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


February 15, 2012

Citrix Brings the Cloud into the Fold with CloudStack 3.0
By Matthew Weinberger | Talkin' Cloud
Citrix is positioning the Cloud Connect launch of the CloudStack 3.0 cloud platform as the first time that customers of all sizes can leverage "the power of Amazon-Style clouds," thanks to a deeper integration with Citrix technology and advances along the product's roadmap.


February 15, 2012

Symform Talks Cloud Revolution, Unique Pricing Model at Cloud Connect
By Tammy Wolf | TMCnet
Cloud storage and backup security service provider Symform has two specific assignments in mind for the IT professionals, developers and cloud providers at this week's Cloud Connect event: join the cloud revolution, and "be the cloud."


February 15, 2012

Cloud services sprawl poses problems for IT environments
By Ed Scannell | SearchCloudComputing
Another company competing in this market is 6fusion, which debuted its Cloud Resource Meter for VMware's vSphere at the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Calif., this week. The free cloud tool is designed to normalize the way cloud infrastructure is metered for both providers and consumers, reportedly making it easier for admins to compare the cost of running workloads internally with running them in the cloud.


February 15, 2012

Zynga CTO talks up Z Cloud 2.0, shift away from Amazon
By Barb Darrow | GigaOM
"In early 2011, 80 percent of our [daily average users] were on Amazon, 20 percent on Z Cloud. By the end of the year that number flipped," said Zynga's CTO of infrastructure engineering Allan Leinwand. He will discuss this "flip" on Thursday at the Cloud Connect Conference in Santa Clara, Calif.


February 15, 2012

Zynga's hybrid zCloud lets it get rid of two out of every three servers
By Dean Takahashi | VentureBeat
The zCloud can thus dramatically lower the company's costs, Allan Leinwand, chief technology officer for infrastructure engineering at Zynga, told VentureBeat. That, in turn, gives Zynga some huge cost advantages over its rivals in the social game business, he said. Leinwand is sharing these details in a speech at the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Calif. today.


February 15, 2012

Gale Technologies Talks Next-Gen Automation Software at Cloud Connect
By Tammy Wolf | MSP News
If there's one thing to take home from our conversation with Gale Technologies at this week's Cloud Connect, it's that the infrastructure automation software solutions company is a "force" to be reckoned with.


February 15, 2012

Fancy your own Amazon Web Services-like Cloud?
By Muz Ismial | CloudTweaks
The new Cloudscaling OCS platform offering is scheduled for its first unveiling this Monday during the Cloud Carrier Forum during the Cloud Connect event at Santa Clara California. Cloudscaling is partnering with Arista Networks and Quanta Computer Technologies to help launch the platform. The platform should prove to be a very attractive solution for those larger scale enterprises looking to creating Public Cloud services of their own. Customers already onboard with Cloudscaling also include AT&T.


February 15, 2012

Cloud services sprawl poses problems for IT environments
By Ed Scannell | SearchCloudComputing
Another company competing in this market is 6fusion, which debuted its Cloud Resource Meter for VMware's vSphere at the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Calif., this week. The free cloud tool is designed to normalize the way cloud infrastructure is metered for both providers and consumers, reportedly making it easier for admins to compare the cost of running workloads internally with running them in the cloud.


February 15, 2012

IPsoft's Knowledge Base, Autonomics Tools Solving Cloud Infrastructure Issues
By Tammy Wolf | TMCnet
This was a clever analogy for how IPsoft, a provider of autonomic cloud management tools, is tackling the complexity of the cloud, as shared by Bijan Hafezi, head of West Coast Sales for IPsoft during this week's Cloud Connect, an event bringing together the entire cloud ecosystem to better comprehend how companies are addressing the cloud transformation.


February 15, 2012

Scenes from Cloud Connect
By Rich Miller | Data Center Knowledge
The Cloud Connect conference this week in Santa Clara, Calif. brought together an estimated 3,500 cloud technologists for four days of seminars, presentations and panels that examined virtually all aspects of cloud computing. Leading experts in the field were on hand to discuss the latest cloud computing innovations and best practices. Check out highlights of Tuesday's activity in our photo feature, Scenes from Cloud Connect 2012.


February 15, 2012

Cloud Connect Santa Clara Conference: Day 1 Impressions
By Matthew Weinberger | TalkinCloud
It's always jarring to go to a vendor-neutral conference such as this week's Cloud Connect after so many blockbuster shows sponsored by a single company (i.e. Dreamforce, this week's Parallels Summit). Where the huge shows are all about spectacle and pushing a single company line, Cloud Connect was much more about the sharing of big ideas and the demonstration of mutually beneficial technologies. Here are a few observations from day one.


February 15, 2012

4 Hot Topics At Cloud Connect
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Cloud Connect, a UBM/TechWeb event, always generates a lot of news of interest to IT pros, developers, and cloud providers. As the third day of meetings are set to kick off in Santa Clara, Calif., that tradition is holding true. Here are the four topics that have already caught my eye.


February 14, 2012

The Cloud: It's Not Who You Know
By Peggy Aycinena | EDA Cafe
Oh yeah, and there's one other thing, the issue that swamps all of the rest of them combined - security. How do you keep your design secure as it evolves, if the process is being hosted on a server outside your firewall? And if you're an EDA vendor, how can you guarantee that your tools are safe out there, protected from both piracy and attack?Well, from what I heard today, you actually can't. You can't keep your design secure, and you can't protect the tools from piracy and/or attack - at least not 100% - and it's learning that which made my trip to Cloud Connect worthwhile.


February 14, 2012

NTT's Builds Global Virtual Data Centers
By Carol Wilson | Light Reading
NTT Americas CTO Doug Junkins discusses how it has linked its data centers around the globe with an optical IP backbone to deliver Virtual Data Centers to multinational enterprises


February 14, 2012

Verizon Revamps BSS for the Cloud
By Craig Matsumoto | Light Reading
Verizon is building a new billing system to enable attribute-driven OSS/BSS that lets it bill for third-party products, as well as its own.


February 14, 2012

New Cloud Products Rise at Cloud Connect Conference
By John K. Waters | ADT Magazine
The annual CloudConnect conference got under way this week in Santa Clara, Calif. There's a great speaker lineup, and lots of vendor news at this year's event. Among the more noteworthy vendor announcements was Nimbula's beta release of its Director 2.0 product. The company expects a general availability release in March.Nimbula is a Menlo Park, Calif.-based provider of "cloud operating system technology" that was developed by the company's founders in Cape Town, South Africa. The company describes Nimbula Director as "a new class of cloud infrastructure and services system that uniquely combines the flexibility, scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's most advanced data centers." Think of it as Amazon EC2-like services behind the firewall.


February 14, 2012

Cloud Connect: Partner Strategically For Cloud 'Ecosystem,' IBM Exec Says
By Jack McCarthy | CRN
The cloud is not monolithic, but a complex ecosystem where companies of all kinds are mixing and matching services to deliver the best services to their customers, Jan Jackman, vice president of Global Cloud Services for IBM, said Tuesday in a keynote at the Cloud Connect conference Tuesday.


February 14, 2012

Cloud Connect Santa Clara: Oh, It's On. And We're Ready.
By Matthew Weinberger | TalkinCloud
For best results, listen to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" while reading this ... After weeks of planning, coordination and training, Cloud Connect Santa Clara is finally upon us - that time when every cloud vendor not big or egotistical enough to throw its own show is gathering here in Silicon Valley to show off their wares. Here's a quick preview of the first day to whet your whistle ahead of my first wave of cloud dispatches from the front line.


February 14, 2012

Telcos Poised To Disrupt Amazon's Enterprise Cloud
By David Berlind | InformationWeek
"The cloud is not the cloud without the network." Those were the words of NTT America CTO Doug Junkins during his keynote presentation at Monday's day-long Cloud Carrier Forum, one of several breakout summits that took place on the first day of the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Calif., produced by UBM TechWeb, parent to InformationWeek.


February 13, 2012

Nimbula, Citrix clouds vow Amazon-style computing
By Barb Darrow | GigaOM
The Director 2.0 software, which will also support VMware's Cloud Foundry platform as as service, is in beta now and should be generally available in March, the company said at the Cloud Connect Conference in Santa Clara, Calif.,. on Monday.Carl Brooks, cloud analyst for Tier1 Research, a division of The 451 Group said Nimbula has "better technological bona fides than almost any other cloud platform, thanks to the pedigree from Pinkham and Van Biljion."


February 13, 2012

MEF Starts Thinking Cloud
By Craig Matsumoto | Light Reading
Carrier Cloud Forum -- Everyone else is obsessing over the cloud, so why not the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) ?MEF Director Ralph Santitoro, who's a director of market development at Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. , discussed some of the possibilities in a morning talk here.The MEF has been thinking about cloud standards for some time, and one problem is that there are so many possible things to try to standardize. The prioritization phase is happening now."Maybe there are two or three of these where, if you had them, the market would go crazy [and not in a bad way]," Santitoro told Light Reading after his talk.


February 13, 2012

Connecting to the Cloud!
By Kim DeCarlis | DABCC
This week, Citrix will be a sponsor at Cloud Connect at the Santa Clara Convention Center, which brings together the entire cloud eco-system to discuss and better understand the transformation we are experiencing. Stop by our booth (#509) or attend one of the sessions below to hear why forward-thinking organizations are using virtualization, networking, collaboration and cloud technologies to say "yes" to the forces of consumerization while dramatically improving business productivity, efficiency, agility and security.


February 13, 2012

Cloud Connect 2012-Five Things You Need To Do Now
By Cary J. Calderone | Sand Hill Law
The Cloud Industry Summit was the original focus for what has grown into the Cloud Connect show. Attending last year I felt I had advanced knowledge of what was going on with the Cloud and this year is no different. Kamesh Pemmaraju of Sand Hill spoke of major announcements about new Cloud services that will keep your data for you, behind your firewall. In other words, there is another major security road block that has been cleared for many companies wishing to take advantage of Cloud services.


February 12, 2012

Cloud Connect 2012 Starts This Week
By Karen H | BizCloud Network
Cloud Connect, the annual event which brings together the foremost leaders and experts in Cloud Technology will take place this week, Feb 13-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


February 12, 2012

Cloud Connect 2012 Starts This Week
By Karen H | BizCloud Network
Cloud Connect, the annual event which brings together the foremost leaders and experts in Cloud Technology will take place this week, Feb 13-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


February 10, 2012

Fall in Love with Citrix at the Cloud Connect Conference
By Jennifer Gingrich | Inside the Registry
Love will be in the air - well, in the cloud more specifically - next week in Santa Clara at the Cloud Connect Conference, and there's no doubt Valentine's Day sparks will be flying at the Citrix booth!


February 10, 2012

Cloud Connect Santa Clara
Telecom ResellerCloud Connect is the leading conference and expo for enterprise IT managers and cloud providers to meet, set their cloud roadmap and explore the latest technologies, platforms and opportunities in the cloud. Come to this premier event to learn from thought leaders and top computing technology companies.


February 10, 2012

Four Things I'd Like To See At Cloud Connect
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Cloud Connect is a leading conference that brings together much of the cognoscenti of cloud computing. Google's director of engineering, Peter Magnusson; Cloudscaling CTO and prolific blogger Randy Bias; Zynga CTO Allan Leinwand; Rackspace Cloud founder and chair of the OpenStack Project, Jonathan Bryce; and Geva Perry, author of "Thinking Out Cloud".


February 10, 2012

Cloud Success Stories In Spotlight At Coud Connect
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Businesses and other organizations face tough challenges when trying to find the right way to build cloud applications and handle big data. Those issues, and in-depth discussions of advanced cloud use cases, will be features at the 2012 Cloud Connect conference and expo in Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 13-16.


February 8, 2012

Prepping for Cloud Connect: The Day the Cloud Stood Still
By Matthew Weinberger | Talkin' Cloud
Every vendor, from giants such as HP to startups such as ActiveState, are using next week's Cloud Connect conference - which I've mentioned before - as the platform for new product releases, momentum statements, version updates, partner strategy realignments and more.


February 6, 2012

What's on the Agenda at the Cloud Connect Santa Clara Event?
By Matthew Weinberger | Talkin' Cloud
Your humble correspondent just locked in his attendance at next week's Cloud Connect Santa Clara conference, which is probably the largest company-agnostic trade show of the season.


January 31, 2012

Cloud Connect Organizers Offers Preview of Upcoming Event
TMCnetCloud Connect, produced by United Business Media TechWeb, has announced fresh program elements for this year's event including new tracks around Big Data and Mobile, and the Carrier Cloud Forum.


January 24, 2012

The failure of Jane Crow and the "separate but equal" doctrine in technology
By Jocelyn DeGance Graham & Lori MacVittie 1 Comment | VentureBeat
Another example is our Top Women in Technology award, which we're presenting not at an isolated women-centric event or venue, but at the forthcoming Cloud Connect Event in Santa Clara.


January 19, 2012

Cloud Connect Makes Cloud Predictions
By Marco Attard | eSP
The Cloud Connect event presents top 12 predictions in cloud computing for 2012, covering the aspects of the future cloud such as the rise of Big Data, the move away from hardware and the possibilities leaks and disaster.


January 17, 2012

12 cloud trends to watch in 2012
GigaOmWith the new year upon us, Alistair Croll, the conference chair of Cloud Connect and a partner at Bitcurrent, offers the top 12 predictions in cloud computing for 2012.


January 13, 2012

Twelve cloud predictions for 2012
Continuity CentralAlistair Croll, conference chair, Cloud Connect and principal analyst, Bitcurrent offers his predictions for cloud computing developments during 2012:


January 12, 2012

Top 12 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2012
By Erin Harrison | MSP News
In just the past five years, cloud computing has "evolved from a novelty to information technology's growth area," according to Alistair Croll, principal analyst at Bitcurrent and conference chair of the upcoming event Cloud Connect.


January 5, 2012

2012's Top Cloud Trend: IT Delivers Platforms
By Alistair Croll | InformationWeek
Picking up where we left off in Part 1 of this cloud trends series, let's get out the crystal ball once again for six more predictions on what will happen to clouds in the coming year.


January 4, 2012

Top 12 Cloud Trends Of 2012
By Alistair Croll | InformationWeek
Only a few years ago, cloud computing didn't exist. Or rather, it existed by a dozen other names--such as virtualization, managed hosting, or simply The Internet. Today, it's the must-have feature of every product or service, from mobile phones to cameras to TVs.


 
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