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Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing -- pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about security, quality of service, integration, compliance, lock-in, and the long-term costs of public clouds. Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can however mitigate these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. In a keynote address to be given at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Richard Sarwal (pictured), SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager, will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and management systems. The keynote w... (more)

Three Top Industry Thought Leaders To Keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

What, aside from a professional passion for the Enterprise IT possibilities of cloud computing, do IBM's Cloud CTO Dr Kristof Kloeckner, Amazon's VP & CTO Dr Werner Vogels and Sun's Cloud SVP David Douglas have in common? The answer is that all three are giving a major keynote address at SYS-CON' 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo being held next month in New York City (March 30-April). IBM, Sun and Amazon headline a technical program of the very highest excellence, with top industry speakers from the industry's leading companies such as Microsoft, HP, Yahoo!, Sa... (more)

SoftLayer Extends API to Manage Cloud Services

SoftLayer has extended its Application Programming Interface (API) to enable control of the company’s CloudLayer™ Computing and CloudLayer Storage services. The API is an interface that allows customers to give their systems automatic, remote access and control of SoftLayer services. It integrates with third-party and custom software, providing seamless provisioning, management, monitoring, and information retrieval from SoftLayer systems including accounting, inventory, DNS management, and many others. The SoftLayer API features: 87 Services 363 Data Types 1282 Methods The SoftL... (more)

Navigating the Cloud: Security Solutions

As you navigate the cloud, you may be asking about: Securing your data outside your firewall Unauthorized visibility to your data in a shared computing environment Unintentional cloud administration errors Potential cloud providers' security expertise If you are, Unisys can provide you with the level of security and the experience you need to protect your business in the cloud. To learn about our unique patent-pending security solution, register here to view a high-level demonstration of how Unisys secures the cloud. Click Here to View This Demo Now! ... (more)

Workloads and the Cloud: Adaptivity to Speak at 4th Cloud Computing Expo

Offering IT as a service requires a paradigm shift in technology, operational processes and thinking about how business demand – manifested by applications – affects the use of all data center resources. Enterprise Cloud Computing, the next phase in data center evolution to solve this spiraling dilemma, enables IT as a service; but the question is how does business successfully operate this expensive investment? This question, and others, are the focus of a General Session due to be given at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, by Tony Bishop, CEO of Ada... (more)