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"We focus on composable infrastructure. Composable infrastructure has been named by companies like Gartner and Forrester as the evolution of the IT infrastructure where everything is now driven by software," explained Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools availabl... (more)

Outscale's Infrastructure Services | @CloudExpo @OutscaleInc #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps

"Outscale was founded in 2010, is based in France, is a strategic partner to Dassault Systémes and has done quite a bit of work with divisions of Dassault," explained Jackie Funk, Digital Marketing exec at Outscale, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan... (more)

Datera to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @DateraInc #CloudNative #Serverless #AI #DX

SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera offers a radically new approach to data management, where innovative software makes data infrastructure invisible, elastic and able to perform at the highest level. It eliminates hardware lock-in and gives IT organizations the choice to source x86 server nodes, with business model options that best align to their goals. Datera delivers enterprise-class performance combined with the simplicity and agility of hyperscale clouds - all on-premises in a private cloud infrastructure. This is the dawn of the data era. For more information, please visit http://datera.io/. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara C... (more)

SuperAdmins to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @SuperAdm1ns #DataCenter #Storage

SYS-CON Events announced today that SuperAdmins will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SuperAdmins specializes in providing high-quality IT infrastructure services for MSPs, hosting and cloud providers. Services they offer include: 24/7 NOC - Remote monitoring of the key equipment/services Proactive SysAdmins support for the entire IT infrastructure "White label" 1st line End-user IT support Design and delivery of IT infrastructure solutions DevOps solutions and infrastructure automation For more information, visit http://superadmins.com. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, June 7-9 2016 at New York City's Javits Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here All major researchers estimate there will... (more)

The Three Horsemen of the Coming Network Revolution

I came back Friday AM fresh from the FIRE conference Meeting of the Minds planning session in Seattle with a head filled with ideas about where the IT industry is headed and what it will mean for the networking industry.  Thanks to an animated and robust dinner discussion, which included Mark Anderson, Ty Carlson and Michael Pfeffer, I came to the conclusion that three forces will be combining in the near future to drive a revolution in the network industry. Before I get to the three forces let me digress a bit and talk about the simmering preconditions for takeoff.  For Infrastructure 2.0 blog and Archimedius readers, these themes aren't new; yet they need to be rolled up to put the "Horsemen" in proper context. Preconditions for the Revolution The Peak IT meme is describes a collision between the ongoing expansion of IT infrastructure and rising per-unit managemen... (more)

Federal Cloud Capability RFI Released by U.S. Government

I'm happy to be able to disclose today that the Federal Government of the United States released its cloud computing RFI earlier this afternoon. Enomaly was fortunate to have been included in recent consultations with the government, and we've been impressed by the vision of this administration and the speed with which they've taken action. What makes this RFI especially exciting is that for the first time things are really starting to move very quickly toward the creation of a federal cloud capability including an actual budget which has been included in the 2010 federal budget recommendation released earlier this week by the White House. In reviewing the Federal Cloud RFI it seems that a federal "elastic computing cloud" may soon be a reality. To give you some background, the RFI is provided by the GSA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), in concert with ... (more)

Understanding Cloud Services: Public, Hosted, and Internal Clouds Defined

Like any new business technology, the early development of cloud services can be a little confusing -- as some descriptions are still open to interpretation. However, the dialog is helpful, because it enables us to focus on the true business value of data center resources. According to Forrester Research, cloud computing platforms are more than shared multi-tenant infrastructures on the public Internet. There are three infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud deployment options available; each has unique characteristics and economics. Forrester’s three cloud service scenarios follow: Which cloud service scenario is a best-fit for your business needs? Well, that depends upon a number of related factors -- such as your organizational bias for direct control, sensitivity to risk, and overall usage requirements for a cloud computing platform. Public Cloud Scenario Public cl... (more)

Putting a Price on Uptime

A lack of ability in the cloud to distinguish illegitimate from legitimate requests could lead to unanticipated costs in the wake of an attack. How do you put a price on uptime and more importantly, who should pay for it? A “Perfect Cloud”, in my opinion, would be one in which the cloud provider’s infrastructure intelligently manages availability and performance such that when it’s necessary new instances of an application are launched to ensure meeting the customer’s defined performance and availability thresholds. You know, on-demand scalability that requires no manual intervention. It just “happens” the way it should. Several providers have all the components necessary to achieve a “perfect cloud” implementation, though at the nonce it may require that customers specifically subscribe to one or more services necessary. For example, if you combine Amazon EC2 with ... (more)

Savvis and Cisco Deliver Private Clouds for the Enterprise

Visit Savvis Booth at Cloud Expo Savvis and Cisco announced an expanded relationship focused on the development of private clouds for the enterprise. Savvis will integrate the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) as the cornerstone of Savvis Symphony, Savvis' next-generation private clouds platform, previously dubbed Project Spirit, that will power the industry's first enterprise-class Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) with multi-tiered security and quality of service capabilities. Cisco UCS unites computational, network, storage access, and virtualization into a scalable, modular architecture that is managed as a single system. The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution optimally utilizes pools of resources within any given data center and applies them to any service offering as well as interconnects data center islands to further combine resources, which can si... (more)

Optimize Prime: The Self-Optimizing Application Delivery Network

Infrastructure 2.0 Journal on Ulitzer Infrastructure 2.0 enabled application delivery platforms have more than a few things in common with the Transformers. Like Autobots, there’s more to it than meets the eye. If you’re familiar with the mythology of the Transformers – and perhaps even if you aren’t – you know that they key attribute of Transformers is their ability to take on “alternate modes” such as cars, trucks, and winged vehicles simply by scanning the object and then adapting their own form to match. One of the key premises of Infrastructure 2.0 is also the ability of network and application networking solutions to adapt to their environments. While they won’t be transforming their physical manifestations into some other device they can transform their configurations based on the environment in which they are deployed. Like the Transformers ability to take ... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)