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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)

AppZero CEO to Show New Technology During Cloud Expo Speech

AppZero, pioneer in virtualization of enterprise applications, announced that CEO Greg O'Connor will speak on "The Elastic Enterprise:  Application Agility Holds Fey to Hybrid Clouds" at Cloud Expo West, Wednesday at 9:00am. Discussing the critical roles played by application agility and server application virtualization in delivering on the promises of Elastic Enterprise and Hybrid Clouds, O'Connor will also demonstrate newly released technology. This technology will make provisioning existing enterprise applications to and from all cloud types as simple as using an app store. "Over the years, I've seen the focus at Cloud Expo evolve from tire-kicking curiosity to laser-like search for practical ways to turn good ideas into good business," O'Connor noted. "This year, our product leapfrogs the evolutionary pace with a sensible and innovative approach to moving ente... (more)

AppZero Founder Launches Virtual Application Appliances Topic on Ulitzer

Greg O'Connor, President & CEO of AppZero launched today Virtual Application Appliances (VAA) topic on Ulitzer. O'Connor is pioneering the Virtual Application Appliance approach to simplifying application-lifecycle management. He is responsible for translating AppZero's vision into strategic business objectives and financial results. He has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. Greg was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. Gregg O'Conner at "Cloud Computing Power Panel" which took place during Cloud Computing Expo and streamed live to 60,000 viewers from SYS-CON.TV's Times Square studios. At Sonic, he evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted to... (more)

Cloud Computing and Application Mobility

AppZero Session at Cloud Expo Busy, busy month for those of you keeping score, and I don't mean the final gold medal count. But, now that I've nodded to the Olympics, congratulations to both team Canada and team USA on the best hockey game I've ever seen. Ever.  And I'm from Boston, home of the sometimes brilliant Bruins. Greg O'Connor at the AppZero Booth at Cloud Expo 2009 West, Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. No, the game I've been watching is a tectonic shift of cloud ecosystem money move toward application mobility: Makara - funded by Shasta Ventures, Sierra Ventures, as well as the market-moving Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz -- threw back the cloak of stealth. (Makara Leverages Virtualization to Simplify Cloud Application Management) According to the release, "Makara provides easy on-boarding to the cloud. With Makara's Cloud Application Pl... (more)

AppZero CEO Greg O'Connor to Present at Cloud Expo East

AppZero Session at Cloud Expo Learn how to leverage a core asset of business - the application. By making applications mobile they can run in any cloud, move at the speed of the network and be provisioned from a single "gold" image to multiple destinations. In his session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Greg O'Connor, President and CEO of AppZero, will show how a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA) can give ultimate control back to the business, enabling you to run your applications when and where you want. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five times a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The 5th International Cloud Expo is co-located with the 8th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place... (more)

Global Distributed Service in the Cloud with F5 And VMware

In this white paper we discuss using F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager to orchestrate and deliver access to services in the cloud.   Download now or listen on posterous AudioWP_-_Global_Distributed_Service_in_the_Cloud_with_F5_and_VMware.mp3 (19141 KB) ... (more)

AppZero and OpSource Partner

Server application virtualization pioneer AppZero and OpSource, a provider of enterprise cloud and managed hosting, on Wednesday announced a partnership that will make it easy for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) to move their server-based Microsoft and SAP applications from the datacenter to the OpSource Cloud, a cloud service for companies requiring pay-as-you-go flexibility and 100% availability as well as high security and control. "Our customers have been asking for a simple way to move Microsoft and SAP applications to the cloud quickly and cost-effectively, and we're pleased to team with AppZero to bring them the best solution possible," said Keao Caindec, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, OpSource. "This partnership is an example of the powerful technology that can be built by taking an ecosystem approach to cloud-building." The OpSource ... (more)

The Best Day to Blog Experiment – Day 3

If you missed the past two days, welcome to The Best Day to Blog Experiment; you are now a participant.  For the first time readers, I’ve come across many stories about when is the best day/time to get the most readership exposure from a blog post and I figured I’d do my own little brief, non-scientific experiment.  The idea is to blog everyday this week, track the results and report back next week.  Thanks for becoming a statistic.  Yesterday, I noted that it was important to have a good opening line to grab your readers, yet I’ve repeated this exact opening 3 days in a row.  I’m wondering if this will have any influence on the results.  I guess that’s part of the test – follow the rules, break the rules and see what happens.  I’m now on Day 3 of the experiment and so far Day 1 (Monday) actually got some good traction and Day 2 (Tuesday) is trending well with a 6... (more)

Simplify VMware View Deployments

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or the ability to deliver desktops as a managed service is an attractive and cost effective solution to mange a corporate desktop environment.  The success of virtual desktop deployments hinges on the user experience, availability and performance, security and IT’s ability to reduce desktop operating expenses. VDI deployments virtualizes user desktops by delivering them to distinctive end point devices over the network from a central location. Since the user’s primary work tool is now located in a data center rather than their own local machine, VDI can put a strain on network resources while the user experience can be less than desired.  This is due to the large amounts of data required to deliver a graphical user interface (GUI) based virtual desktop.  For users who want to access their desktops and applications from anywhere ... (more)

Welcome to San Francisco

An opening hello from the 20th Annual RSA Conference in San Francisco. ps Resources: F5 YouTube Channel F5 Joins with Oracle to Offer Enhanced Security for Web-Based Database Applications F5 Focus Group Assesses Security Risks from Politically Motivated Attacks, Stresses Focus on Fundamentals Technorati Tags: F5, RSA, Pete Silva, security, business, education, technology, internet, cybercrime Connect with Peter: Connect with F5: ... (more)

SYS-CON.tv Interview: Agility in the Cloud

Click Here to View Video on YouTube "A lot of people are using cloud computing now, and appzero has this new product out that extracts applications that are already installed, sucks them out of the data center and moves them into the cloud," explained Greg O'Connor, CEO of appzero, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud Expo, held June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates! Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley, November 5-8, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world. The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA,... (more)