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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)

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)

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)

Private (Internal) Clouds

I’ve been doing a lot of work on private (internal) clouds lately – it’s a result of my new job with Unisys.  Part of that work has been spending time with customers on their plans for cloud computing — internal and external.  There’s some very interesting work going on in the private cloud space, and the solutions available to enterprises to build their clouds are many. Note – I make the (internal) distinction for a reason.  The term “private cloud” is now starting to morph from purely internal, to internal and external clouds controlled closely by IT.  Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud is an example of a private cloud in an external provider setting. I have seen charts from Gartner that show how private (internal) clouds will get more money from IT over the next few years than public clouds.  I’ve also seen the benefits of a private cloud in the development/test wo... (more)

Cloud Computing Coming to Asian Market

Net One Systems and 3Tera announced that the two companies have signed a multi-year agreement naming Net One Systems as the exclusive distributor of 3Tera's AppLogic, the commercial grid OS for cloud computing, in Japan. Starting immediately, Net One Systems will offer cloud computing infrastructure and services using 3Tera's AppLogic. First customer deployments will be announced later this month. "Net One Systems focuses on helping our customers leverage emerging technologies to provide robust and efficient ways to manage IT infrastructure," said Mikio Yanashita, vice president, Business Development, Net One Systems, USA. "Cloud and utility computing allow companies to focus on building applications instead of configuring hardware, installing software, moving data or modifying code. We are excited to work closely with 3Tera and be the first to offer these solution... (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)

3Tera Beats Amazon in Windows Cloud Computing Support

3Tera has put out its AppLogic 2.4 beta, the grid operating system that supports virtual appliances running Windows Server in all the infrastructure components necessary to run Web applications including storage, networking and load balancing. It gleefully sniffs that Amazon only plans to offer Windows support. “Windows support is an important requirement for an open cloud computing environment robust enough to take on any Web or enterprise application,” said Bert Armijo, 3Tera senior VP of sales and marketing, in a statement. “Solutions like .Net, IIS, SQL Server and Exchange have made Windows a critical part of IT infrastructure.” 3Tera’s widgetry can support both a cloud-based service and private clouds and the company claims that for the first time a cloud platform can enable virtual datacenters that exceed the capabilities of traditional datacenters in commerc... (more)

Cirrhus9 Announces Innovation in Cloud Computing

Cirrhus9 has announced the availability of its new cloud computing infrastructure and related managed services. Powered in part by 3tera's AppLogic cloud computing platform and managed by Cirrhus9, the new services enable customers to benefit from Internet-scale infrastructure and prepackaged applications while paying only for the resources they actually use. To enhance the clients' capabilities in the cloud, Cirrhus9 has configured a suite of open source products, which provide prepackaged solutions that include email, document sharing, learning management and others. Service is available immediately at www.cirrhus9.com. The AppLogic grid operating system is a commercial cloud computing platform designed to enable a utility computing model. The system converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually deploy, operate and scale transactional... (more)

3Tera Shares Seven Reasons Cloud Reigns

Cloud computing services look all the more attractive for IT professionals concerned with costs and flexibility in the present economy. By moving existing applications to remote locations or adopting remote applications entirely, companies are likely to reduce equipment, software licensing, energy, and IT support costs. 3Tera, an innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, has offered seven reasons that cloud computing is ideal regardless of the economic condition and why the down economy is actually feeding the cloud: 1) Lower up-front costs - instead of buying hardware, software and consultants to set up and run applications, businesses can pay a cloud-based provider "by-the-drink" 2) Faster time-to-market - ability to deploy and scale your app in hours without changing code, ultimately enabling companies to begin making a profit soo... (more)

IBM's Josh Corman on Cloud Security - SYS-CON.TV Interview

View Joshua Corman, principal security strategist in IBM's Internet Security Systems division, in discussion with Cloud Computing Expo chairman Jeremy Geelan, on SYS-CON.TV - recorded live at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo held in New York City, March 2009. Click here to see Joshua Corman on SYS-CON.TV ... (more)