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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 Power Panel at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Expo

The future of cloud computing is all about lowering costs and getting the ability to easily move between service providers. At the Cloud Power Panel on Friday at the 1st International Cloud Expo in San Jose, CA, the power panelists - Songnian Zhou, CEO of Platform Computing; Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale; Peter Nickolov, President & CTO of 3tera; Erik Carlin, Sr. Cloud Architect, Mosso/Rackspace; and Steve Herrod, CTO, VMware - examined the risks and rewards of Cloud Computing for the enterprise. From left, Jeremy Geelan, Conference Chair; Songnian Zhou, CEO of Platform Computing; Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale; Peter Nickolov, President & CTO of 3tera; Erik Carlin, Sr. Cloud Architect, Mosso/Rackspace; and Steve Herrod, CTO, VMware Songnian Zhou compared the idea of clients moving to the cloud by comparing it to someone moving from a home to a hot... (more)

Talking about Microsoft’s Windows Azure with Amitabh Srivastava

Image by DBegley via Flickr Long known for their dominance on the desktop, Microsoft is now making a concerted effort to carve out a space of its own in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Amitabh Srivastava, the company’s Corporate Vice President with responsibility for Azure, spoke with me this week and the result has just been released as one of my podcasts. Production of this podcast was supported by Talis, and show notes are available on their Nodalities blog. Amitabh talks about the company’s aspirations for Azure, and reports on the success of the current ‘Community Technology Preview;’ effectively a beta programme for Azure ahead of its formal launch towards the end of this year. We also discuss the nature of Azure, digging into the question of where Azure will be deployed, and the extent to which it will interact with desktops and data centres beyond Microsoft’s... (more)

3Tera and AppLogic SWAG Moves to the Cloud Computing Retro Collection

CA Session at Cloud Expo CA and 3Tera have announced CA’s acquisition of the innovative cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service vendor. This is a great thing for Computer Associates, and perhaps a bit sad for the cloud community in general. Why? It is hard to fit the energy and enthusiasm felt when walking into 3Tera’s Aliso Veijo office into words. A tight group of committed entrepreneurs and innovators, with a bit of cockiness due to the unique stature they held in the cloud computing community. Not that Computer Associates is a bad company. In fact, they have always been one of the best kept secrets in business and enterprise software. Rock solid systems, professional sales and engineering – just not as well known to the broader community as other large enterprise systems vendors. AppLogic brought the cloud community many firsts. The first to integrate IPv6 ... (more)

Citrix Unveils Cloud Computing Strategy and Product Line

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today unveiled its strategy for cloud computing and announced the new Citrix Cloud Center™ (C3) product family. The Citrix C3 solution integrates “cloud proven” virtualization and networking products that power many of today’s largest Internet and web service providers. This unique combination lets next-generation cloud providers take advantage of the most widely-adopted virtual infrastructure platform for hosted cloud services, as well as the most proven infrastructure to deliver those services reliably and securely to both cloud consumers and enterprise datacenters. The Citrix strategy will focus on equipping both new and existing cloud providers with the infrastructure needed to deliver successful clouds to their customers. “More than 215,000 enterprise customers rely ... (more)

Citrix Cloud Center + 3Tera AppLogic Platform = Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing

“We carefully chose 3Tera to be one of our first strategic partners for C3 because of their deep experience offering a full and open cloud computing platform for running multi-tier applications in a massively scalable global cloud," said AJ Jennings, vice president of business development, Citrix Systems, as Citrix and 3Tera announced a partnership combining the new Citrix Cloud Center (C3) solution with 3Tera’s award winning AppLogic Cloud Computing Platform. “Adding XenServer Cloud Edition to our application packaging technology, global cloud presence, and disaster recovery appliances creates the first open cloud computing platform ready for mission critical applications,” said Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO, 3Tera (pictured). Lynn added: “As cloud computing moves from early adopters to mainstream users, new customers are demanding enterprise levels of reliability,... (more)

VMware's Cloud VDC-OS a "groping in the dark" stint?

Timothy really wrote a cool post. Since Ashlee has left The Register, you just don't come across a well written post. I am by no means saying that Ashlee wrote any meaningful stuff (Its a joke, Ashlee) but he did make us all smile. Heck its really cloudy out there, it doesn't make any sense and a lot of vaporware might float. Amazon is probably the only one that is seriously building a business around it. Google is beginning to work hard with Gear, AppEngine and a lot of other smaller vendors like 3Tera, ParaScale, FlexiScale are doing a great job there. Anyways here's what Timothy has to say about VMware's stint at Cloud Computing: Whenever I see such announcements, I never see anyone say this: Our product is not just about managing Linux and Windows, whether physical or virtual. But rather managing all kinds of servers in the installed base, and that includes AS/4... (more)

AJAX-Powered Features in CoaguTrak Optimized With Google Chrome Browser

Medmatics, LLC, a leading vendor of on-demand, anticoagulation software for private practices and hospital settings, today announced its support for the Google Chrome Browser, a new open source browser intended to make the Web faster, safer, and easier. As the first anticoagulation management software application with native support for Firefox 3.0 (announced August), CoaguTrak continues to focus on innovation around the latest browser technology and is also the first anticoagulation software to support Google Chrome. Since it is optimized for Web 2.0, the new Google Chrome Browser enhances the performance speed for AJAX-powered features of CoaguTrak, such as list editing, type-ahead lookups, rich text editing, drag-and-drop and quick-add portlets. CoaguTrak supports three other Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. With the addition of Google Chrome s... (more)

Firstservis to Offer Cloud Computing Solutions Powered by 3Tera’s AppLogic

Firstservis and 3Tera have announced that 3Tera has chosen Firstservis as the first reseller and distributor of 3Tera's AppLogic cloud computing platform for Australia and New Zealand. Beginning immediately, Firstservis will resell, support and offer cloud computing solutions and services using 3Tera's AppLogic "Cloud Computing is the next big shift in technology and it will have as big an impact on Australian enterprise IT organizations as the Internet," confirmed Bob Hayward, Director IT Advisory Services, KPMG Australia. "Enabling massively scalable IT infrastructure on a 'pay-as-you-go' model to a wide variety of online services, offers enormous opportunities for agility, innovation, responsiveness and cost optimization. Cloud computing is already transforming the datacenter, providing Australian companies with a solution for responsible energy consumption and ... (more)

3Tera Named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that the innovator of cloud and utility computing services 3Tera was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/), which will take place on March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City. The event is expected to attract over 1,200 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. With the advent of Cloud Computing, the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery is plunging fast by several orders of magnitude. This is why many analysts and industry-watchers believe that Cloud Computing is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire nature of the business models that underpin successful software and hardware companies. Leading financial analysts estimate that by 2... (more)

Forrester Reckons Private Clouds Are OK

It might seem that the mega-bucks reports from the likes of Gartner, Forrester et al are the preserve of CxOs with vast desks upon which they can array the multitudinous documents to which their employers’ subscription entitles them. The truth, though, is that these documents — which notionally sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars apiece — can often be downloaded in exchange for some contact details. The source of this apparent largesse is not the analysts’ own website, but rather the sites of companies looked upon with particular favour within a given report. The back-room exchanges of kudos, cash, or mutual back-slapping that sees these assets made freely available are well understood, and legitimate. And so it was with a recent report from Forrester, made freely available to all via the web site of 3Tera; the co-founder of which I spoke with recently in one ... (more)