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SYS-CON Events announced today that Yahoo!, a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide, was named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (, which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The event is expected to attract over 1,500 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. Founded in 1995, Yahoo! has evolved into leading global brand that has changed the way people communicate with each other, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information. Today, Yahoo! is one of the world's largest global online networks of integrated services with more than 500 million users worldwide. The company is headquartered in Sunnyv... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo Live: Messaging in the Cloud

How can you effectively send mass permission-based email at scale? That's the question Bryan Wade, Director, Channel Partnerships for ExactTarget, tackled head-on in this session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 East. Sending and tracking the impact of messages sent at massive scale can be a daunting task - tracking each individual open, click, and bounce can easily become too intensive for back-end systems to handle. In this session he showed how to effectively send mass email at scale by integrating ExactTarget into your cloud platform, and why so many ISVs, Social Net... (more)

Google App Engine Monitoring Available on Hyperic CloudStatus

Hyperic announced the newest cloud provider to be supported by its CloudStatus service—Google App Engine. Google App Engine is the second cloud service to be monitored by CloudStatus, which launched in June with support for Amazon Web Services. Support for additional cloud providers is planned for the coming months. Hyperic’s free CloudStatus service delivers real-time, independent insight into the health and performance of the App Engine, giving users a greater level of confidence in the reliability, availability and scalability of web applications running on Google’s infrastru... (more)

President & CTO of 3Tera to Speak at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

Achieving an effective disaster recovery solution has always been difficult and expensive. Often companies backup and/or mirror their data and software only to find that when forced to run them on hardware and network configurations altered by disaster, they don't always work. "Moving applications, data and infrastructure in the cloud can actually make disaster recovery easier and much more affordable," contends Peter Nickolov, President & CTO of 3Tera. Nickolov will be giving a session on 'Solutions for Instant Disaster Recovery in the Cloud' at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo (... (more)

Sun Co-Founder to Lead Cloud Start-Up

Sun Co-Founder Andy Bechtolsheim is shifting to a part-time advisory role at Sun. Having already co-founded Arista Networks with David Sheraton, a tenured professor of engineering at Stanford University who has devised some "very capable, very fast cloud networking software" according to, Bechtolsheim is now going to start working for Arista full-time, as Chief Development Officer. In 1982 Bechtolsheim co-founded Sun with Vinod Khosla, Bill Joy, and Scott McNealy but by 1995 he left, for networking startup Granite Systems. He is a founding member of Carnegie Mellon Un... (more)