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Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

Cloud Computing Public or Private? How to Choose Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is a relatively new concept that is becoming a more recognizable term in industry vernacular. Originally delivered as a service, it gained early popularity with Web 2.0 startups looking to outsource storage administration. As the concept spread and offerings expanded, the industry has now embraced two flavors of cloud storage: public and private. This article reviews the choices a user faces when choosing a private versus public cloud storage offering. It describes data types and identifies scenarios where cloud storage is a good solution and where it is a poor fit. This article also covers usage patterns, security, performance and cost implications to educate the reader on differences between public and private cloud storage. Public Versus Private, What Is the Difference? The difference between private and public storage clouds is simple. Where is th... (more)

1st International Cloud Expo: What They're Saying Web-wide

"I think it was a great success" (Michael Sheehan, GoGrid); "very exciting times, and a great event" (Dmitry Sotnikov, Quest); "Interesting stuff" (Parand Darugar, Yahoo!); "I was surprised at how crowded the sessions were" (Mike Maxey, ParaScale); "jam-packed, with standing room overflowing into the hallway" (Stuart Charlton, Elastra) - just some of the many commentaries that have begun to appear Web-wide as people shake off their Thanksgiving torpor and post their thoughts about SYS-CON's highly successful 1st International Cloud Expo, held last month in San Jose, CA. The verdicts on the first-ever Cloud Computing Bootcamp were no less enthusiastic: "Really super class - the most informative one I have had in a long time." (Jim Stoll, Thermopylae Sciences) ... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Coming of Age

SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal seeks to boost your understanding of Cloud Computing concepts and to bring you the latest news, views, and developments - but we couldn't do so without our amazing high-energy pool of contributors, including many of the hard-working executives driving some of today's most successful Cloud strategies, technologies and techniques. To date the distinguished author roster includes, among others: David Abramowski - CEO of MorphLabs Getting Your Groovy On with Grails and Cloud Computing Ilya Baimetov - Director of Technology, Saas at Parallel Is Virtualization a Feature or a Platform? Craig Balding - Security Practitioner at a Fortune 500 company 12 Signs that Your Company is Already in the Cloud Steve Brodie - Chief product and marketing officer, Skytap Out of the Boardroom into the Cloud Sam Charrington - VP of Product Management & Marketing at A... (more)

ParaScale CEO to Present at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

Sajai Krishnan, CEO of ParaScale, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Krishnan will be discussing the choices a user faces when evaluating a private versus public cloud storage offering. Speaker Bio: Sajai Krishnan is CEO at ParaScale, where he drives overall strategy and business execution. Before ParaScale, he was General Manager of the StoreVault Division of NetApp and before that, the GM of their Storage Management Software business. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in computer science from Rice University, and a B.S. is in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. Learn How to Leverage Cloud Computing and Virtualization in NYC This March Cloud Computing and Virtualization bo... (more)

ParaScale's Cloud Storage Service Provider Claims

In a recent interview, Sajai Krishnan, CEO of Parascale made some interesting observations about the needs of the cloud storage marketplace and how the offerings from Parascale met them. Krishnan gives us his perspective of the cloud storage market and current opportunities in that space, primarily helping service providers build their own cloud storage offering to retain customers who might otherwise look to Amazon S3. We welcome competition in this space. While we agree with his assessment of the market, there are four claims that deserve a fact check: CLAIM #1: “.. in terms of a cloud storage software solution, “pretty much” we are the only game in town” CLAIM #2: “…yes we do S3-type or REST protocols…” CLAIM #3: Krishnan claims his focus is on service providers CLAIM #4: Krishnan states that hosting providers will have to deploy cloud storage solutions to take on... (more)

ParaScale Founder Outlines Next Generation Cloud Storage Characteristics

Storage Pavillion at Cloud Expo Over the past year cloud storage has emerged from an over-hyped technology to more definable with use cases to demonstrate its value. But, the industry is still grappling with the concept that cloud storage doesn’t have to be public, multi-tenant clouds. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Most agree that data is growing faster than Moore’s Law. Existing storage solutions are failing to keep up. At scale they experience performance issues, management complexities, and are expensive. Next generation private cloud storage solutions are architected to address enterprises’ exploding data problems. ParaScale Founder and CTO Cameron Bahar asserts advanced private cloud storage provides a new architecture for “machine generated” content like log files, RFID scan data, video surveillance, and genomics to ease ... (more)

Parascale Announces Industry's First Software-Only Storage Solution for Digital Content

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Parascale today announced the industry's first software-only storage solution to address the unique needs created by digital content including video, images, and audio. Known as the Parascale Virtual Storage Network (VSN) software, it aggregates disks across commodity Linux x86 servers to deliver petabyte-scale file storage. With features such as automated, transparent file replication and file migration, Parascale eliminates storage hotspots and delivers massive read/write bandwidth. Since Parascale makes it practical for a single administrator to manage hundreds of terabytes of data, companies can retain data on-line that was previously relegated to offline storage or not retained at all. The Parascale software is licensed by annual subscription and priced per disk drive. "The Google File System (GFS) and the Parascale ... (more)

Brocade Advances Storage Fabric Leadership for Enterprises Deploying Solid-State Storage Systems

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/25/14 -- [VMworld] - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced it has advanced its leadership in fabric-based networking by developing new solutions testing initiatives to extend support for the Brocade® Solid State Ready program. The program is designed for solid-state storage array vendors to help ensure their enterprise customers experience seamless interoperability and optimum performance when deploying all-flash and hybrid arrays to support software-defined data centers running VMware and other mission-critical applications on Brocade fabrics. In moving to a software-defined data center where business-critical applications operate in highly virtualized environments, organizations now demand more from their storage and networks. In addition to server virtualization, I/O-intensive workloads -- such as virtual desktop infrast... (more)

I Was at the Taping Of Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel in Times Square

I arrived in New York City this morning to attend the Cloud Computing Expo for the next three days. SYS-CON folks invited me on Sunday for the taping of the Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel which was taped at the Reuters Studios in Times Square. The live taping of the show was a blast. I met the panelists at the studio as well while watching the SYS-CON.TV show in the green room. The green room is actually gray and brown. The Cloud Computing Power Panel will be broadcast at the Cloud Computing Expo, March 31 - April 1, 2009, Roosevelt Hotel, in New York City. Two Cloud Computing Expo Power Panels taped today at SYS-CON's Times Square Studios featured rtghe following panelists: Werner Vogels - VP & CTO, Amazon.com; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace; Rod Fontecilla - Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton; Hal Stern - CTO of Sun's Global Sales Force; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace;... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East Will Take Place April 19-21 at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/09 -- SYS-CON Events announced today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo  will take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center 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 200 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. The three-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 80 sponsors and exhibitors on the 70,000 sq. ft. show floor and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different cou... (more)