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CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, has been recognized with the Customer Value Leadership Award for its nWorkSpace platform by Frost & Sullivan. The company was also featured in a new report(1) by the industry research firm titled, "Desktop-as-a-Service Buyer's Guide, 2016," which provides a comprehensive comparison of  DaaS providers, including CloudJumper, Amazon, VMware, and Microsoft. The awards by Frost & Sullivan recognize companies throughout a range of regional and global markets for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Frost & Sullivan's industry analyst team benchmarks market participants and measures their performance through independent, primary interviews, and secondary industry research in order to evaluate and identify best practices. Fros... (more)

[slides] #LowCode and #NoCode | @CloudExpo @ProgressSW #SaaS #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Scaling Up, Up and Away with Low-Code Application Platforms You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of the Progress Corticon and Rollbase businesses, discussed and provided a deep understanding of the low-code application platforms that address these concerns. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Mark Allen is the General Manager... (more)

Cloud Migration Dollars and Sense | @CloudExpo #API #SaaS #ITaaS #Cloud

The explosion of cloud onto the enterprise scene has, literally, revolutionized how businesses across the size spectrum do business, yet there's a price tag tucked into this cloud's silver lining that smart decision-makers should pay heed to. This is the era of what I like to call the consumerization of enterprise software. It's bringing tremendous benefit to the business world, but it's also bringing a great deal of change, particularly to the understanding of how business software adoption and use is done, and enterprises of all sizes need to familiarize themselves with best practices-understanding to leverage the power of the cloud. In reality, it would seem that picking the right cloud strategy is almost effortless. Or it should be. An abundance of choices, a great deal of transparency around costs, features and benefits, and some of the world's most trusted b... (more)

[session] IT Self-Service | @CloudExpo @MJamensky #IoT #ITaaS #BigData

The Journey to IT Self-Service and Cloud Cost Visibility Leading cloud-centric IT organizations are establishing core capabilities to improve productivity, control costs and provide a highly responsive end-user experience. Key steps along this journey include creating an end-user cloud services catalog, automating workflows and provisioning, and implementing IT showback and chargeback. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Jamensky, executive vice president of Products at Embotics, will walk attendees through an in-depth case study of enterprise IT management products provider Serena Software and its journey to enhancing ITaaS and IT cost visibility capabilities. The session will share best practices, lessons learned and key technologies used along the way. Speaker Bio Mark Jamensky is a technology leader with 25 years of experience delivering innovative solutions ... (more)

Data Platforms as a Service | @CloudExpo @Pythian #API #Azure #BigData

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here A Tour of Data Platforms as a Service With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right provider and with the proper expectations. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 18th Cloud Expo,Christo Kutrovsky , Principal Consultant at Pythian, compared the NoSQL and SQL offerings from AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, their similarities, differences and use ca... (more)

Cloud Centric Data Management | @CloudExpo @Commvault #DataCenter #Storage

Cloud Centric Data Management with Commvault As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment - across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Commvault, will discuss how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond. Speaker Bio Randy De Meno joined Commvault in 1994 and initiated Commvault's direction into the heterogeneous Data Managem... (more)

[video] Commvault's #DataCenter | @CloudExpo @Commvault #IoT #SDS #BigData

View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here Cloud Centric Data Management with Commvault As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment - across the heterogeneous enterprise. View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Commvault, discussed how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault software, the only singular data and information management solution... (more)

Why Policy is the Future of Storage

As many of you may know, I work for EMC’s Cloud Infrastructure Group as part of the Atmos solution team. In this role, I’ve been blessed with getting a closer look at where the future of cloud storage is going as well as some of the drivers that will get it there. In this post, I’d like to talk a bit about policy and how this will shape the future of storage. I’m going to keep this as abstracted from product as possible, but where appropriate, I’ll try to show you how products are implementing this technology TODAY. What is Policy? By definition, policy is “[an] action or procedure conforming to or considered with reference to prudence or expediency” (dictionary.com for that definition).  When viewed in the context of storage systems and management, policy, then, is the actions (scripted or otherwise) that influence data to provide for retrieval, performance, or m... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Starts Today

A round-up of the wide range of important issues and timely topics due to be discussed by over 130 industry experts at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, opening today at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, CA. The event runs from November 2-4, 2009. Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs in the Cloud - Ranjith Ramakrishnan, Co-Founder & CTO of Cumulux, will be co-presenting a session in which delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User Experience customizations and addressing multi-tenant requirements. Cloud Security - is the focus of a whole welter of sessions in Santa Clara. "It's Nothing New; It Changes Everything!" is the title of the session being given by Sun's Chief Security Architect Glenn Brunette, for example. Brunett... (more)

Cloud Talk with Peter Coffee: What's Next for the Cloud?

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Coffee, of eWeek fame.  Peter, as industry veterans may be aware, was eWeek's Technology Editor, and is now Director of Platform Research for Salesforce.com, a leader in cloud computing. Our conversation began with my blatant attempt at gaining insight about Salesforce's strategic roadmap, knowing full well only the CEO can answer those type of questions, but you never know what you can glean from a non-response.  Hey, I gave it a shot. Then the real discussion of our meeting began.  The economic advantages of the cloud computing model, comparisons of lifecycle costs (TCO) of services vs. acquisition + ongoing maintenance costs of legacy business models, costs of delay, and other detractors of legacy business models compared to the benefits of a public cloud offering like Salesforce.com, as well as the insights an... (more)