Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held on
November 2 - 4, 2009, in Santa Clara, attracted more than 40 sponsors with
over 2,000 delegates, a record attendance. The three content-packed days
emphasized value with a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers
about the business and technical value of cloud computing.
Enjoy here our photo album of the show.
Now held three times a year -- in New York, Prague, and Santa Clara -- the
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT
event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively
scalable enterprise IT as a service. The event in Santa Clara, CA, was
co-located with our 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.
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DISCLAIMER: This is long and the opinions are mine.
I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix
overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base
through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have
always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-head against
VMware in the main enterprise (and now cloud) virtual data center event.
I’ve long said here that I think Microsoft is in the best position to make
that move, but to be honest, Citrix currently has better technology. In other
words, Microsoft has a better strategic play, Citrix a better tactical
play. The announcements that came of out Synergy last week prove that.
Citrix knows what it’s doing and they know how to build virtualization
products to compete with VMware.
As has been asked many times before, here and elsewhere:... (more)
Whether as a driver for growth, a means to attract and retain customers, or a
way to drive innovation and reduce costs, the business value of analytics and
business intelligence has never been higher.
Gartner's Amplifying the Enterprise: The 2012 CIO Agenda as well as IBM's
Global CIO Study 2011 confirm this point, with analytics and BI setting atop
CIO's technology priorities in both reports.
Data Integration Is the Biggest Bottleneck
Providing analytics and BI solutions with the data required has always been
difficult, with data integration long considered the biggest bottleneck in
any analytics or BI project.
Complex data landscapes, diverse data types, new sources such as big data and
the cloud are but a few of the well-known barriers.
For the past two decades, the default solution has been to first consolidate
the data into a data warehouse, and then provide use... (more)
Citrix announced the availability of Citrix XenServer software factory
integrated on Dell PowerEdge servers. Citrix and Dell have partnered to make
integrated server virtualization technology a reality for customers of all
sizes. The initial products now available to Dell customers worldwide include
the Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition and Citrix XenServer Dell
Enterprise Edition as part of factory-integrated solutions designed to make
it even easier for customers to begin implementing their virtualization
strategies. The Citrix XenServer Dell products are virtualization solutions
that feature integrated Dell management agent technology. As a result,
customers can use the same familiar Dell OpenManage System Management
software on their existing Dell servers to help increase server and storage
utilization. By coupling Citrix XenServer with Dell’s PowerEdge serv... (more)
From tomorrow Virtualization and Cloud Computing are going to be center
stage, 18-19 May, at the Prague Hilton as the Czech Republic plays host to
Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, co-located with Cloud Computing Expo
Europe 2009 - the first conference outside the USA in SYS-CON's world-beating
series of events devoted to the two hottest interlinked topics in Enterprise
Speakers and attendees alike are converging on Prague from all over Europe,
and indeed many are even flying in from the USA and other continents in order
to familiarize themselves with where exactly Europe is located on the
Cloud/Virtualization spectrum right now. Here is a round-up of speakers,
arranged by country of origin.
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Petri Lillberg - EVP of R&D, SSH Communications Security
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New Wyse C class Thin Clients Combine Breakthrough Performance, Compactness,
and Energy Efficiency while Integrating PC, Phone and TV Functionality into
One Single Platform for the Enterprise Users
LONDON, UK. – 8 Sept 09 - Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin
computing and client virtualization, today announced the release of the Wyse
C class, the new standard in compact, high-performance thin clients. A new
benchmark in thin computing has been set by its small size, low TCO and
excellent performance. Wyse's new C class thin clients feature innovative,
rich multimedia using a separate hardware graphic accelerator for
unparalleled performance in its class. Its local multimedia performance
also ensures a lighter load on the central server, enabling Wyse's original
Collaborative Processing Architecture™ to deliver the best user experience
using VMware View 3... (more)
SOA & WOA Magazine on Ulitzer
An Open Source SOA Roadmap is a SOA governance stone that kills two items -
spaghetti enterprise architectures and endless middleware license fees.
Robert J. Williams Jr, Chief Enterprise Architect at Maxworks, will
demonstrate how in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual
Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo).
1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6,
2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can
attend both Williams' session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest
code VIPguest here [case sensitive]
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Open Source SOA Roadmaps orchestrate SOA and open source
technologies/techniques into a concrete transition action plan. Where that
plan is more likely to be funded and deliver tangib... (more)
Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Tactical Cloud Computing refers to the use of cloud computing technology and
techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access
and processing requirements. This discussion panel at the 1st Annual
Government IT Expo on October 6 in Washington, D.C., will explore how
defense, homeland security and law enforcement organizations are looking to
leverage this new and exciting IT capability.
At SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), 1st
Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at
the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend this
discussion panel and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest
here [case sensitive]
FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive)
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Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer
One of the questions you must ask yourself when designing a desktop
virtualization solution is understanding the user patterns. This has a
direct impact on XenDesktop farm design and scalability with respects to boot
up storms and logon storms. Let's take two different examples so you can get
a better idea for what I'm talking about:
Scenario 1: 9-5:
In this scenario, all users logon in the morning and logoff in the evening.
There might be some sporadic users working after hours, but for the most part
users stay within these working hours. This is a fairly easy scenario,
which is why I've started with it.
To design your environment, you need to make sure that the boot up storm
doesn't overwhelm your environment. You will be starting a large number of
hosted virtual desktops and that has a direct impact on your hypervisor of
Microsoft Session at Cloud Expo
Microsoft on Tuesday announced new investments around desktop virtualization
technologies and solutions, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI),
to help organizations of all sizes increase flexibility, employee
productivity and IT cost savings.
"Employees crave options in where and how they work. And yet, IT still needs
to enforce security and compliance of devices. The business is being pulled
in two directions," said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the
Management and Services Division at Microsoft. "Microsoft's desktop
virtualization strategy is unique in addressing this balance. It builds on
existing investments and comprehensive management to mitigate risks and
control costs, while still equipping end users to be more productive from
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As our reliance on effective data centers continues to grow, we run into more
and more issues that must be addressed to ensure security and availability.
We've been turning to virtualization solutions for some time now, and many
organizations have come to believe that it is the cure-all that will save
them money and reduce the level of complexity. However, virtualization isn't
a plug-n-play kind of thing. You can't just set it and forget it, because if
it isn't done exactly right, you will only shift the costs and complexities
rather than eliminate them.
In order to get the most value out of the data center, it is important to
understand the challenges and implement the associated best practices. As the
number of business applications and volume of data continues to increase,
data centers need solutions like virtualization to remain profitable - but
simply installi... (more)