Cloud Connect 2012 Starts This Week
Cloud Connect, the annual event which brings together the foremost leaders and experts in Cloud Technology will take place this week, Feb 13-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The four day event will feature tracks on Cloud Economics, Cloud Security, Risk, Governance & Mitigation, Big Data Processing and Parallel Computing, ROI, TCO and Cloud Economics, The Future of Utility Computing, Organizational Readiness, Application Architecture and Design, Mobile Cloud, WAN, Private Clouds, and Infrastructure. Close to 100 Cloud Companies will exhibit at the event together with sponsored sessions by top companies such as Cisco, Sungard, Dell, Citrix and Red Hat.
Lew Tucker, VP and CTO of Cloud Computing, Cisco, will discuss the possibilities for virtual data centers in the cloud through Quantum – a new, open source, network service project for the OpenStack cloud platform during a keynote session on Day 1. Other keynote highlights of Day 1 will feature case studies such as Bill Gillis, Director of eHealth Technologies, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center speaking to the lessons learned from the initial challenges of creating a secure environment for delivering an EHR application to geographically dispersed physicians in the northeast. LinkedIn Data Scientists, Mathieu Bastian and Sal Uryasev will discuss the challenges of building a large scale visualization product in the cloud. The role of the cloud value chain, and the emergence of the “cloud ecosystem partner” will feature in a session led by Jan Jackman, VP, Global Cloud Services, IBM Global Technology Services. The “Top 5 Governance and Assurance Questions to ask your Cloud Provider over protection of your data” will also be addressed in the final session led by Becky Swain, Co-Founder, Cloud Security Alliance.
Chris Kemp, CEO, Nebula and Co-Founder, OpenStack will open Day 2 keynote sessions, and focus on the Emergence of the Private Enterprise Cloud. The principle of Why PaaS is Faster than Your Machines (a.k.a “Pipelining and APIs”) will be led by Peter S Magnusson, Engineering Director, Google. Patrick Lightbody, Sr. Director, Webmetrics Product Development, Neustar will look at tips and tricks on building an automated engine for launching and controlling 10K+ CPU cores from public clouds in as little as ten minutes, all for the purpose of massive scale performance testing. A study of the Legal and Regulatory frameworks related to Cloud Computing as well as a discussion on how American Airlines has turbo charged flight status in its Windows Phone App complete Day 2’s keynote sessions.
With many exhibitors choosing to showcase new products or make announcements at this year’s event, this should be a compelling week for the Cloud Computing world. For a complete schedule of all sessions, keynote addresses and participating exhibitors, visit http://www.cloudconnectevent.com.