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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, recently conducted an enterprise cloud adoption study in partnership with research firm, Everest Group, resulting in expanded new program elements for the Chicago event including focused workshops on Private Cloud, Big Data and Cloud Security. In addition to expanded workshops, Cloud Connect's keynote line-up continues to grow, featuring Winthrop Short, the VP of Technology for Orbitz Worldwide who will discuss big data and Craig McLuckie, the Product Manager of Google Compute Engine, who will dive deep into Google's cloud platform. As the premier technology event for the cloud community, featuring the latest technologies, strategies and innovations, Cloud Connect Chicago will take place September 10-13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL. To register or for more informat... (more)

Cloud Talent Flocks to The Rackspace Cloud

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer ”We’re very proud that Rackspace’s reputation for innovation, opportunity and growth are attracting top technical and business talent from industry players that have been there, and done that,” said Emil Sayegh (pictured below), General Manager of The Rackspace Cloud, as it was announced today that six new key personnel have joined the company to spearhead strategic technology efforts aimed to position the company for continued growth and technology leadership. “We’re continuing investment to deepen our leadership product development bench to support ou... (more)

Day 2 Keynote Today at Cloud Expo New York | Ignite Innovation

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators - why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers develop... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Industry Predictions for 2012

With 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - still in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, what is being said about the future landscape of cloud computing? In this round-up we asked a variety of members of the cloud computing ecosystem, from CIOs to independent consultants to marketeers. We asked in each case for their top five predictions. Here are their views on what's in store in 2012: Santa Clara Convention Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley DIY Service Provision | Cloud of Devices | Security Breach Looms | Personalized SPs ... (more)

Tutorial: Build a Private Cloud in Twenty Minutes

OpenStack is an open-source cloud framework for building on-demand Infrastructure as a Service. This tutorial in essence distills from this two-page set of instructions for setting up devstack on a single server primarily for use by developers. Hardware I used a DELL 1950 with 8 GB of RAM, internal hard-drives and two 1000 MB NICs. Download and Set Up Ubuntu Download Ubuntu 11.10 from here and burn to DVD Boot the server from the DVD and start the install. I installed the BASE SYSTEM and only one optional package, the OpenSSH Server. I named my server "ubuntu-server" I configured... (more)

How to Monetize the OpenStack Wave

After OpenStack was announced at OSCON in the summer of 2010, the degree of momentum behind this new open source platform has been nothing short of spectacular. Startups and enterprises alike have placed their strategic bets to monetize the OpenStack wave in various ways. As an ecosystem insider and one of the founding sponsors of the OpenStack Foundation, I wanted to offer my views on how various organizations are looking to skin this cat. I'd like to focus on three of the many efforts currently underway. These three, in particular, happen to be the most vocal about their positio... (more)