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Cloud Computing Bootcamp 2010 East No one can properly understand anything related to enterprise-level Cloud Computing without having first gained a deep understanding of the capabilities of different Cloud players. Cloud Expo's pioneering Cloud Computing Bootcamp is designed with that in mind. It is a one-day, fully immersive deep-dive into the Cloud, in which the sessions during the day seek to give delegates a deep understanding of the capabilities of different Cloud players and how they address rapidly changing market demands. Click Here to Register Now for Cloud Computing Bootcamp 2010 East and Save! The ever-popular Bootcamp, which is now held regularly around the world, is being held next in conjunction the 5th Cloud Expo in New York, NY (April 20, 2010). It is led by our 2010 Bootcamp Instructor Larry Carvalho (pictured below). Cloud Expo's pioneering Cloud C... (more)

The i-Technology Right Stuff

Related Links: Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?" Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not (yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve, December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!   In alphabetical order the nominees are:   Tim Berner... (more)

Scott McNealy: "We Were the Red Hat of Berkeley Software Before Linus Was Out of Diapers"

From Scott McNealy's interview with the San Francisco Chronicle: "We believe in community development. I'm going to sound a little Al Gore-ish here. But we invented community development at Sun. Scott McNealy smiling at the SYS-CON Television camera moments before his JavaOne opening day keynote. (Photo copyright SYS-CON Media) "Let me justify that because I don't think (Gore) justified his (comments about inventing the Internet). I think I can justify ours. (Former Sun Chief Technologist) Bill Joy, as far as I can tell, kind of pioneered the whole concept of open-source kernels at (Berkeley Software Distribution) and created the licensing mechanism. We brought him into Sun, and we were kind of the Red Hat of Berkeley software before (Linux kernel inventor) Linus (Torvalds) was out of diapers. So we've been doing this forever. "We've been driving the Unix community f... (more)

SYS-CON.TV Exclusive with JBoss Founder & CEO Marc Fleury

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Cloud Definitions: NIST, Gartner, Forrester

Analysts should love hype – it lets them jump into a hot area and be the thought leaders who everyone has to consult to make any sense out of what is going on in the area. “Cloud” is probably the most hyped word in the industry these days and everyone has a definition of what it is. And despite this being a running joke in the industry, everyone obviously needs definition conversion to happen so we can start speaking the same language here. U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stepped in and did – from my perspective – something truly amazing: they provided a relatively comprehensive set of cloud definitions in a simple two-page document. The document lists major characteristics of cloud services: On-demand self-service Ubiquitous network access Location independent resource pooling Rapid elasticity Measured Service Classical delivery models: ... (more)

Oracle-Sun: IBM Reportedly Behind Delay

Well, well, well, a little bird points to IBM as gumming up the works with the European Commission so Oracle and Sun can’t close their deal. Oracle of course picked up Sun after IBM’s negotiations with Sun failed and Oracle made IBM the intended target of the proposed acquisition in an ad on the front page of the Wall Street Journal last week so the idea that IBM is whispering in the EC’s ear makes perfect sense. And IBM has plenty of practice using the European Commission to attack its enemies. Just ask Microsoft. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison claims the European Commission’s prolonged investigation of Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun, which isn’t expected to finish much before the agency’s mid-January deadline, is costing Sun $100 million a month in revenues and a weakened revenue stream will impact how many employees Sun gets to keep if and when the acquisition i... (more)

Cloud Computing Can Revitalize Your Career as Software Developer

Everyone knows that the longevity and ultimate success of a platform lies in the developers willing to create on that platform. Creating a healthy developer ecosystem in which both the developer and the platform vendor can grow and prosper is very important. No one knows this better than Microsoft. It has long been their mantra that “developers, developers, developers” are the key to success. With most of the new large scale websites and platforms being launched on open source platforms and now the cloud, this is becoming even more important. 4th International Cloud Computing Expo attracted more than 50 sponsors and exhibitors and expo floor was visited by more than 2,250 delegates in Santa Clara, CA If you just do some casual research, it is easy to see that the largest and most heavily trafficked sites on the web are written in languages such as PHP, Ruby on Rails ... (more)

Themes & Topics To Be Discussed at Cloud Expo in New York April 19–21, 2010

Cloud Expo 2010 East in New York Cloud Computing is making modern, world-class IT infrastructure available to companies of all sizes regardless of economic cycles. The Cloud has captured the imagination of IT because it promises compute capacity as a liquid currency that can be shared and made available on demand. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Delegates will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming April 19-21 to 5th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with the 8th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is a round-up of some of the Cloud & Virtualization themes and topics due to be discussed in the Keynotes, General Sessions, Breakout Technical Sessions, and Power Panels... Cloud Management Making Sense of Cloud Service Management Mark Rivington Cloud Com... (more)

Linux Kernel Developer Ted Ts'o Joins Linux Foundation as Chief Platform Strategist

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/04/07 -- The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel filesystem maintainer Ted Ts'o is joining the organization as a Fellow and chief platform strategist. Ts'o is one of the most highly regarded members of the Linux and open source community and will contribute his leadership experience working with a broad set of Linux technologies to the LF's technical efforts, including the Linux Standard Base (LSB). "We couldn't be more thrilled to see Ted join the LF," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. "There are very few people in the world with the unique background and breadth of experience that Ted holds in both Linux and enterprise computing. He was the first North American kernel developer, a pioneer in Linux file ... (more)

DMBGroup, Inc Announces the Release of DataExpress Open Platform Version 4.0

DMBGroup, Inc, a Texas corporation, announces the release of DataExpress Open Platform (DXOP) version 4.0, a significantly enhanced and re-engineered version of its secure managed file transfer product. DXOP 4.0 features an entirely new browser-based user interface. The product now offers larger and more sizable workspace, better screen management, faster performance, and “near” real time monitoring. Michelle Marost, President of DMBGroup, says “improving security and manageability features for DXOP 4.0 was paramount in our re-architecting DXOP. We felt our customers deserved greater control and peace-of-mind when moving their data. We believe that fully deploying the secure features enabled within our DXOP 4.0 release guarantees data fidelity.” DXOP 4.0 architecture replaces the legacy DXOP Child Server feature with an ultra-low footprint DXOP Secure Gateway (DXSG).... (more)

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Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments that frequently get lost in the hype. The panel will discuss their perspective on what they see as they key challenges and/or impediments to adoption, and how they see those issues could be resolved or mitigated.