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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 solutio... (more)

SaaS Adoption: Before You Sign on the Dotted Line | @CloudExpo #API #SaaS #Cloud

The purpose of this article is draw attention to key SaaS services that are commonly overlooked during contact signing that are essential to ensuring they meet the expectations and requirements of the organization and provide guidance and recommendations for process and controls necessary for achieving quality SaaS contractual agreements. Introduction The attraction of Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings for businesses include advantages such as speed of delivery, scalability, low cost of entry, accessibility, and lower costs to just name a few. But one can't deny another aspect of SaaS adoption which is the "selling" aspect of such solutions. SaaS providers want their customers to feel that not only do they have the best solution, but they have your best interest in mind and will take care of everything for you. They will often pitch their solution services as co... (more)

Ryobi to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #IoT #AI #ML #DL #DX #ArtificialIntelligence

SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. They are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http://www.ryobi-sol.co.jp/en/. JETRO and prefectures of Japan (Nagano, Shizuoka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Oita) will present more than twenty cutting-edge technology companies for partnership opportunity with U.S. businesses. For more information, visit https://www.jetro.go.jp/en. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clar... (more)

IT Must Invest in Architecture and Engineering: Adaptivity CEO

Blueprint4IT on Ulitzer In this exclusive Q&A for SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop - Founder & CEO of Adaptivity - discusses Adaptivity's "IT Transformation Factory" and their Cloud Computing strategy. Bishop gave a General Session at the 5th Cloud Expo in New York in April entitled "Understanding the Relationship Between Workloads and the Cloud." About Tony Bishop: As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for Adaptivity's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking ... (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)

Gang of Four Creates Cloud BI Stack

RightScale, Jaspersoft, Talend and Vertica have joined together to deliver a complete business intelligence solution in the cloud. Jaspersoft's kicking in the compute-intensive BI software, Talend the open source data integration software, and Vertica the analytic database management system running on Amazon and orchestrated by RightScale's cloud management platform. They call it a reference architecture but RightScale CEO Michael Crandell says it's a finished product. It's a new model for RightScale, which has only trafficked in components till now. A base turnkey configuration will involve three servers, one for each application and tuned for best practices. Rapid deployment should save users the set-up and integration hassle. BI remains a top IT priority despite the shrinking IT budget. The joint pay-as-you-go solution is supposed to put affordable and actionable... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers Now Open

Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)

Best Practices for Amazon Redshift

Data Warehouse as a Service Recently Amazon announced the availability of Redshift Data warehouse as a Service as a beta offering. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It's optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions. Architecture Behind Redshift Any data warehouse service meant to serve data of petabyte scale should have a robust architecture as its backbone. The following are the salient features of Redshift service. Shared Nothing Architecture: As indicated in one of my earlier articles, Cloud Database Scale Out Using Shared Nothing Architecture, the... (more)

SYS-CON.TV: Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel

SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo takes place November 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. View the Conference Main Page Here ! With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, SYS-CON.TV recently invited four leading industry thought leaders to discuss how Cloud Computing brings the economics of the Web to Enterprise IT and where the move to the cloud will take the industry overall. The participants are Amazon.com VP & CTO, Werner Vogels; Rackspace CTO, John Engates; Booz Allen Hamilton Principal, Rod Fontecilla; and Sun's CTO of Global Sales & Services, Hal Stern. View SYS-CON.TV's Cloud Computing Power Panel Live from Times Square here. The participants were (left to right, after SYS-CON.TV Host Jeremy Geelan): WERNER VOGELS - VP &... (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)

Odoo - On Demand (SaaS) Offer from Open ERP

Open ERP is one of the most appreciated Open Source management software, with more than 700 downloads per day. It's available today in 18 languages and has a world network of partners and contributors with more than 90 partners and 1000 contributors. Such software has arisen from the blend of high code quality, well-judged architecture and use of free technologies. In fact, you may be surprised (if you're an IT person) to find that the size of whole Open ERP setup is less than 90 MB when you've installed the software. Open ERP has released its new service offer - Odoo, the On demand ERP solution with minimal costs involved for end user. It is a SaaS (Software As A Service) offer from Open ERP, which provides an access to end user without any investment or any infrastructural cost. It is mainly dedicated to small and/or medium enterprises and budding enterprises with l... (more)