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"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu,  in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Int\ernational Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu's mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their online business and let Enzu ... (more)

VMware Goes Head-to-Head with EC2

The easiest way to build a bridge between private and public clouds is to own both ends of the bridge, which is exactly what VMware is proposing to do with a scheme it calls vCloud Express. VMware figures it’s got the internal private cloud covered with its vSphere widgetry. Now it’s started building from the other side and has recruited a bunch of services providers to build external or public clouds that instantly connect with VMware-based widgetry, rapidly provisioning the stuff on-demand and asking users only to pay for what they use by the hour with a credit card à la Amazon, all managed by the same tools like, say, RightScale’s migration skills. Poof! It’s nominally solved the interoperability and portable issues associated with clouds – though not the proprietary lock-in – and dodged the problem of making it necessary for an application to be written speci... (more)

The Cloud Bubble: Is Computing Becoming a Utility?

The Gartner Hype cycle research shows Cloud Computing as being on the peak of expectations… the very top of the hype bubble roller coaster. Vendors are looking for something to sell, and the consolidation of the data center, reducing operational cost and economy of scale are as convenient of an excuse as anything. There are some fundamental technologies as well that will make a big difference such as Virtualization. Is computing becoming a utility? When someone refers to cloud, the etymology of the term should be examined. This term comes from the days of network diagramming, and a cloud was an abstraction for the network. Basically whenever someone didnt feel like drawing all of the network entities, they would just draw a puffy white cloud. In essence the puffy white cloud is shorthand for “don’t worry your pretty little head about this stuff”. In doing so, one ha... (more)

Are You Comfortable With Where Your Data Sleeps at Night?

Why is cloud computing relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint? What are some potential benefits – and pitfalls – of moving to the cloud? What should you look for in a cloud computing provider to ensure the security of your data and applications? And above all how can you manage the cloud so you – and your data – sleep safe and secure? In an October 8 Live Webcast and Interview from Times Square, Sam Gross, vice president, Global Information Technology Outsourcing Solutions, Unisys Corporation, will answer these questions and more. Gross will be joined in Times Square by SYS-CON.TV Host Jeremy Geelan, who is also Conference Chair of the International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series. In their interview, Geelan will be asking Gross to share with viewers his take on how the economy is accelerating a tectonic shift in IT - and how it... (more)

NewRelic Founder & CEO to Speak at 4th Cloud Computing Expo

When application performance is not what the cloud customer expected, who’s at fault? The cloud provider’s infrastructure? The application owner’s code? The platform vendor’s deployment tools? The external services the application uses? The database tier? The answers to these questions will be provided at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo by NewRelic Founder & CEO Lewis Cirne, who will be giving a breakout session at the popular event, which is being held November 2-4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The session is called "To Stop the Cloud Blame Storm, You Must See Inside the Running Cloud Application." "Everyone concerned about application performance will need to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize cloud-based web applications," notes Cirne. "Only by seeing inside the production application as it is running can de... (more)

Cloud Will Become Pervasive: 3Tera CEO

"Virtualization requires massive volume to be profitable. Cloud computing will enable that massive volume." With succinct sound bites like that, it is not surprising that Barry X Lynn, CEO of 3Tera (pictured below), is much in demand as a speaker at conferences devoted to Cloud & Virtualization. In this brief interview with SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, in the run-up to 3Tera's participation in the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Lynn discusses the current buoyant state of cloud computing, including the whys and the wherefores of its growing success and pervasiveness. Before all else, Lynn is keen to "nail" the nitty-gritty question of what IS Cloud? "Cloud computing." he notes, "is the encapsulation of applications with everything they need to run, and their abstraction from the physical resources they run on, so they can run anytime, anywhe... (more)

US Federal Government is Major Cloud Computing Innovator

"Many people don't realize - or forget - that some of our greatest advancements in the 20th century grew out of innovation in the space and intel programs in the Federal government. We may be returning to that with regard to Cloud Computing."  In this brief interview with SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, in the run-up to the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, the industry commentator and  Sr. Principal Architect with QinetiQ North America's Mission Systems Group, JP Morgenthal, discusses Cloud Computing, service-orientation, SaaS/PaaS and the "missing" Cloud resource: the network. Register Today and Save ! Sponsor and/or Exhibit Today View Full Conference Schedule Here are some of the other questions asked and answered during the interview: Cloud Computing Journal: Where do you think Cloud Computing will make its impact most noticeably in 2010? JP M... (more)

Altor Networks to Exhibit and Speak at 4th Cloud Computing Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Altor Networks, a leading innovator and provider of virtual and cloud security will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The event is expected to attract over 1,500 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals. Altor will deliver the session “Revolutionizing Security in Virtual Data Center” which will be held at 2:20 pm on Wednesday, November 4. Session attendees will learn how to achieve unprecedented levels of security and efficiency by implementing capabilities available in next generation security for virtualized environments. “Purpose-built security that addresses the unique demands of virtualization can actually help organizations... (more)

ASP.NET Membership Provider in the Cloud

Azure Cloud on Ulitzer Let's take a look at this pretty common scenario. You're building an ASP.NET application (MVC or otherwise) and you intend to publish it in the cloud and you're using Azure Storage (not SQL Azure) for your underlying data store. You've already hooked your app up with the sample Azure-based Membership provider that comes with the Azure SDK and everything is running along nicely. Your application has quite a bit of administrator-only functionality so, after you've been using it locally for a while you put in some safeguards to block access to the admin areas unless the user is in the Administrators role. That's awesome and ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC both have some really great code shortcuts for enabling this kind of situation and you can make yourself an administrator pretty darn easily. So you're an admin and you deploy your application to stag... (more)

Are You Comfortable with Where Your Data Sleeps at Night?

How can you manage the cloud so you – and your data – sleep safe and secure? In an Live Webcast and Interview from Times Square today October 8, at 2:00PM EDT, Sam Gross, vice president, Global Information Technology Outsourcing Solutions, Unisys Corporation, will answer these questions and more. SYS-CON.TV viewers will have the opportunity to interact directly with Gross, who will be in the SYS-CON.TV studio with Cloud Computing Expo conference chair Jeremy Geelan. SYS-CON.TV viewers are invited to join Unisys's Gross, ask questions, and learn about the market and business forces that are creating the opportunity for a new cloud computing approach. WHAT: SYS-CON.TV Interview with Interactive Online Q&A WHEN: October 8, 2009 - 2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 11:00 AM Pacific WHERE: Times Sq. 4th Floor Studio, @SYS-CON.TV You Can Still Register This Morning for this Inte... (more)

Vembu Technologies Brings Its Backup System Home

Cloud Computing Journal Vembu Technologies unveiled Vembu Home, a flexible and reliable backup solution for consumers who want to easily protect their digital files. Vembu Home is the first and only unified backup solution that lets consumers perform backups to local media, to the Amazon Cloud, or to both. Vembu Home is based on the company's StoreGrid technology, which is the enterprise data backup software currently running on more than 100,000 computers worldwide. Vembu Home is unique in that it provides users with two methods for backing up their files. 1. Unlimited local backup for free (to your own computer/disk/mapped drives); and/or 2. Optional Amazon Cloud backup (with competitive "pay-for-use" rates) "Our experience in the backup and recovery market has shown us that online backups work best for some data, while local backup works best for others, and so... (more)