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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)

Personal Cloud Computing for Road Warriors

I thought I would take a brief departure from my other missives to share some recent experiences. 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 [...] ... (more)

The New Data Center Park Trend

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 renewable) energy. Energy is a large portion of the overall data center operational costs. But power isn’t everything. Two other major considerations are connectivity [...] ... (more)

A Workload Is Not a Workload, Is Not a Workload

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 cloud [...] ... (more)

Shadow IT is a Good Thing for IT Organizations

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)