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Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer Hosting.com, the leading provider of managed hosting, cloud hosting and colocation solutions and an Adobe Solution Partner, today announced the general availability of ColdFusion 9 in its Cloud and Dedicated environments. Hosting.com is the first provider to launch ColdFusion 9's availability in a cloud hosting environment. Hosting.com is the world's most trusted ColdFusion hosting provider servicing over 6,000 global ColdFusion customers -- many since 1997. ColdFusion 9 Enterprise and Standard editions are available in the Hosting.com Cloud Enterprise, Cloud Dedicated and Dedicated Hosting platforms. Cloud Enterprise, starting as low as $125 per month, provides on-demand cloud hosting via a secure web portal so businesses can rapidly deploy virtual servers and modify resources as needed -- and provides high availability and elastic... (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)

Yahoo! to Present at 4th International Cloud Computing Expo

Yahoo! is running the largest Hadoop clusters in the world, but what exactly is the Yahoo! Distribution and why is Yahoo! sharing its investment in testing Hadoop? Register Today and Save ! Sponsor and/or Exhibit Today View Full Conference Schedule Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Software Development at Yahoo!, will be giving a breakout session at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com) in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 - 4, 2009, that answers those questions. His session is entitled "Hadoop @ Yahoo! - Internet Scale Data Processing." The session will cover major use-cases for Hadoop @ Yahoo!, explain how it benefits the larger cloud ecosystem, and provide a glance into the exciting plans moving forward around Hadoop and related open source technologies. About the Speaker: Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Soft... (more)

New CloudSwitch Blog for Enterprise Cloud Computing

Welcome to our enterprise cloud computing blog where we'll share our perspectives on cloud computing trends and best practices for the enterprise. We're a team with extensive experience in IT software and systems (learn more about us), and we're passionate about the opportunity that cloud computing offers for fundamentally improving enterprise IT. However, we believe that before the cloud can reach its potential, some innovation needs to take place within the enterprise data center to make cloud computing simple, secure and tightly integrated with existing IT infrastructure. Our mission is to do just that. We tend to see the world from the data center out, unlike much of the innovation around cloud computing to date, which has focused on the cloud as a separate and silo'd environment. Enterprise Cloud Computing Hurdles We share the view held by many that the cloud will... (more)

Logicstudio Announces Virtual Provisioning for Cloud Data Centers

Information Technology infrastructure is being transformed by virtualization, and today Logicstudio announces the transformation of the service request system. Logicstudio is a leader in providing service and product catalogs to the Federal government through its Logicstudio Enterprise eXchange (LEX) service management system, and the LEX auto-provisioning module allows for an enterprise-facing service catalog to render requested services from the cloud automatically, creating efficiencies that will revolutionize the way large organizations procure, manage and employ technology and technology services. The service request, approval, and delivery process is a large, complex portion for existing outsourcing contracts, and LEX's evolutionary technology through automation will save significant time and processing costs for outsourcers and service integrators in the futu... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 New York Expands Technical Program

Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including "Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing," "Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track. Because the sheer quantity and quality of submitted sessions has outstripped the ability to assess each one fully and fairly - there have been a staggering 1,300 submissions thus far, for just 150 or so slots - the deadline for submitting speaking proposals to the conference is also being extended too, unt... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

3Tera Adds IPv6 Support to AppLogic Cloud Computing Platform

3Tera announced AppLogic(TM) is the first cloud computing platform to demonstrate support for IPv6. 3Tera and hosting partners Cari.net and ScaleUp Technologies successfully demonstrated database replication between applications running in two different cloud provider datacenters using an IPv6 VPN tunnel created with 3Tera's new VPN catalog appliance. Until now, IPv6 adoption has been slowed by the perception that it requires both support on the client side and complex code changes in applications. With 3Tera's AppLogic cloud computing platform, it is no longer necessary to make changes in the configuration of the software in order to be able to support IPv6, while still keeping the data available to IPv4 users. "We are removing barriers for IPv6 support and creating momentum for IPv6 adoption," said Peter Nickolov, President and CTO, 3Tera, Inc. "Within AppLogic, ... (more)

Microsoft Open Source Chief Goes to the Cloud

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s open source defector, whose imminent departure from the company became widely known when Microsoft set up its own CodePlex open source foundation a few weeks ago, has turned up at five-year-old cloud start-up Sonoa Systems, where he will head product strategy and business development. Sonoa, which has little open source exposure so far, does something called ServiceNet, which is supposed to set security and scaling policies for cloud-based services, acting as a proxy server between the service provider and the consumer. It says it provides the visibility, management and governance required to make cloud services and APIs as robust, compliant and scalable as internal on-premise applications. It uses a network-router design that supports the high concurrency required by the cloud with extremely low latency. The stuf... (more)

Intel, Univa, Diamond on Cloud Computing Best Practices

A team of industry leaders in cloud computing will be hosting a free webcast to provide insights and best practices on cloud-based IT service delivery. Experts from Intel Corporation, Univa UD and Diamond Management and Technology Consultants will lead the session, which takes place on Thursday, October 8 at 2:00pm ET. Titled “Cloud as a Service Delivery Platform: Best Practices and Practical Insights,” the webcast will allow participants to get key questions answered about delivering cloud-based application services. Speakers will address lessons learned in both strategic planning and execution phases of cloud service delivery, presenting valuable tips and discussing experiences in a highly interactive forum. The webcast will also present the latest requirements that end users are demanding This event is crafted for directors or executives responsible for applica... (more)

Adobe’s Aiming ColdFusion at Multiple Clouds

Adobe is nosing its flagship ColdFusion rapid web site and Internet application development platform onto multiple clouds. Turns out it's been quietly collaborating with Alagad, a North Carolina web development services provider, on a cloud implementation of ColdFusion 9. Adobe just released ColdFusion 9 on Monday. The cloud version of the stuff is still in private beta. Called ColdFusion 9 in the Cloud it's meant to run on Amazon EC2 and S3 as a hosted service. And, besides the new Alagad approach, Adobe says its new instance-based licensing for ColdFusion 9 will let developers install the widgetry on virtual instances in the cloud environment of their choice to prototype, develop, test and host ColdFusion applications. Alagad, on the other hand, created an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) of ColdFusion 9 containing the application, libraries, data and associated config... (more)