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Successful Cloud Operations Means Knowing When to Say "No!" Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it's best to decentralize. Speaker Bio Chris Wolf serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, he is responsible for driving the execution and communication of the Office of the CTO's vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware's global field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware's technical vision... (more)

Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 and our completely free Hyper-V Server 2012 certainly have some really cost-effective new storage options, with Storage Spaces and Hyper-V over SMB 3.0.  However, many IT Pros have already invested in iSCSI shared storage and, as a result, many Hyper-V deployments also need to be able to leverage these existing storage investments. iSCSI? No problem! Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 include native support for a software iSCSI initiator as well as MPIO ( Multipath IO ) for  resiliency and load balancing of storage IO over multiple network paths. In this article, we’ll walk through the process of connecting Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 to common iSCSI storage arrays.  Because most of my IT Pro friends are running Hyper-V either on Windows Server 2012 Server Core or Hyper-V Server 2012, both options without a local console GU... (more)

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo Photo Album

SYS-CON's 3rd international Virtualization Conference & Expo, which took place June 23-24, 2008 in New York City, attracted more qualified delegates than any Gartner event in the past two years. Virtualization has quickly become a staple new concept for enterprise IT. At SYS-CON's 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, June 23-24, the conference faculty had exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves companies money, but also of how it is fundamentally altering the way that businesses run IT. The two content-packed days emphasized value with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of virtualization. Enjoy the photo album of the show. Please make sure to bookmark thi story page as we add new photos daily.... (more)

IT Must Invest in Architecture and Engineering: Adaptivity CEO

Blueprint4IT on Ulitzer In this exclusive Q&A for SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop - Founder & CEO of Adaptivity - discusses Adaptivity's "IT Transformation Factory" and their Cloud Computing strategy. Bishop gave a General Session at the 5th Cloud Expo in New York in April entitled "Understanding the Relationship Between Workloads and the Cloud." About Tony Bishop: As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for Adaptivity's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking ... (more)

4th International Cloud Expo: Photo Album

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held on November 2 - 4, 2009, in Santa Clara, attracted more than 40 sponsors with over 2,000 delegates, a record attendance. The three content-packed days emphasized value with a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing. Enjoy here our photo album of the show. Now held three times a year -- in New York, Prague, and Santa Clara -- the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. The event in Santa Clara, CA, was co-located with our 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo. Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East to Attract More Than 5,000 Delegates from ... (more)

Cloud-Chasing To Cost CA 1,000 Jobs

CA Session at Cloud Expo CA has looked into its crystal ball and now realizes that it might have been a tad ambitious in forecasting earnings of $1.60-$1.71 this fiscal year, pushing Wall Street to expect $1.69. It'll probably come in on the low end of its guidance, it says, something Credit Suisse, for one, blames on expenses. So, apparently, does CA. Therefore, in the name of "profitable growth" and efficiency, it's going to terminate a thousand people, about 8% of its global workforce, to right-size for its new cloud computing strategy. The move will include consolidating more of its facilities to reduce real estate costs as well as further rationalizing its product portfolio. CA said most of the cuts would be in North America and most people would know they're laid off by the end of April; the rest won't know until the end of September. In a memo to employees T... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

SYS-CON.tv Interview: Cloud Security Compliance

Click Here to View Video on YouTube "The cloud adoption isn't completely done. People who are coming into the cloud are realizing that they still have compliance requirements regardless of where their data lives," stated Dan Rojas, Director of Strategic Development at Coalfire, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th International Cloud Expo, held November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates! Cloud Expo 2013 New York, June 10-13, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world. The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, N... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Simplifying Things

"You need two groups when dealing with cloud compliance," explained Rob LaMear IV, CEO and Founder of Fpweb.net, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "First," LaMear continued, "you need a provider that is willing to operate transparently and work with you and your auditors. Most seasoned providers are well aware of this symbiotic relationship and are open to getting it out in the open early." Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it is about saving time. - Agree or disagree? Rob LaMear: Agree. Time is money. Focusing your team on strategic initiatives gives you a competitive advantage. You get to market faster and can deliver something truly special before your competitors. First one to market typically owns 70-80% of the market share. Think Apple. Cloud Computing Journal: How should organizations tack... (more)

Cloud Enables a Win-Win on Both Sides of the Business

"I believe it is incumbent on the Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and/or System Integrators (SIs) to understand the regulatory and compliance-related issues that their customers face," noted Manjula Talreja, VP of Global Cloud Business Development at Cisco, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "Of course these issues are different in each industry and in each country." Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it is about saving time - agree or disagree? Manjula Talreja: Putting aside the old adage that "time is money," Cisco agrees that cloud is more about creating efficiencies in business processes. This is true for the cloud consumers (to take advantage of new technologies more quickly and with maximum flexibility and to tap into pay-as-you grow business models where they pay only for what they consume). ... (more)

Top Ten Considerations for a Converged Infrastructure Investment

Archie Hendryx looks at the benefits and challenges of managing multiple IT components through a single support solution Many public sector organisations are not changing their ICT legacy systems. As a result, they face increasing number of inefficiencies and challenges. These issues can nevertheless be overcome, and performance increased, by managing these legacy systems within a converged infrastructural environment. This approach can also reduce the risks associated with legacy systems, such as security, missing functionality, increased complexity and operational expenditure. Converged infrastructure simplifies support as it packages multiple IT components from different vendors into one single, optimised computing solution. So it offers end-to-end support unlike reference architectures, which require organisations to deal with a multitude of disparate vendors t... (more)