These are copies of the slides from SYS-CON's Cloud Bootcamp held at Cloud
Computing Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA November 2-4, 2009.
Tim Crawford: Introduction
Glenn Brunette (Sun): Cloud Security
Kevin Noonan (Push2Cloud): Google App Engine
Jason Christensen (jasonc411): Cloud Computing Mobile
SYS-CON Events (http://events.sys-con.com) announced today that the "show
prospectus" for the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
(www.CloudComputingExpo.com) is now shipping.
5th International Cloud Expo will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and
over 100 sponsors and exhibitors participating in the conference.
Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held five times
a year, in New York, Silicon Valley, Europe, Japan, and Brazil.
Over 200 cor... (more)
I thought I would take a brief departure from my other missives to share some
This entry is more geared for those of you that are road warriors. And it
applies to the more personal use cases of cloud computing.
On a personal note, I thought I knew what it meant to travel [...]
Building data centers in specific areas is nothing new. Data centers are
large consumers of power.
That’s not news either.
Typically, data centers are located near sources of low-cost (and hopefully
Energy is a large portion of the overall data center operational costs. But
power isn’t everything. Two other major considerations are connectivity
Over the past year, I’ve observed a concerning trend about workloads.
It seems that with the advent of cloud computing, the idea of a workload has
been confused a bit. The fundamental concern is a misguided view that all
workloads are the same or similar.
Specifically, I’ve heard general IT professionals making decisions around
Shadow IT is a good thing for IT organizations…and here’s why...
It is important to first understand what Shadow IT is and why it happens.
Shadow IT is commonly referred to when non-IT organizations delve into the
delivery of technology solutions…without IT’s involvement. It happens for
a number of reasons. But the most common is when there is demand for a
technology solution and it is believed (right or wrong) that IT is not able
to assist or deliver the solution. This could be due to timing, availability,
experience, bureaucracy, or a number of other factors. The bottom line is ... (more)