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Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Software Defined Networking – three sides of the same coin – will soon bring the benefits of IT evolution to the mobile broadband EPC. In the past, cellular networks were, by necessity, hierarchical with centralized control and data structures. These architectures required high performance, custom hardware to process, and route traffic. With distributed architectures, the same total MIPS and Bandwidth apply, but it’s more cost effective to manage locally and meet the performance requirements of modern 4G networks. The advent of 4G and the shift from voice-centric to data dominant traffic aligns well with a distributed and virtualized Evolved Packed Core (EPC). Using the preferred Telecom term, Virtualization, the technology is gaining mindshare and the initial building blocks are now at hand. ABI Research expects virtualization of... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Best CIO Practices Shared from SHI’s Customers

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Richard Taggart, CTO of SHI, will share a collection of best Information Technology Practices and Innovation Programs that have been proven to work in real life situations. These practices are some of the best ideas taken from SHI's database of customer submissions. These programs include those designed to solve business to technology alignment issues, technology effectiveness, and new ways to stimulate true innovation in IT. Taggart is the former SVP and Corporate CIO of the Walt Disney Company. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Rich Taggart is CTO at SHI. He has over 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in IT and management. Prior to joining SHI, he was the Senior Vice President and Corporate CIO at the Walt Disney Company in Burb... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: How to Use Google Apps Script

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! Google Apps Script is a cloud-based JavaScript environment that allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Sheets. The development is entirely within a browser and it's free and easy to get started. In his upcoming session at the 12th International Cloud Expo [June 10-13, New York City], Arun Nagarajan, Senior Developer Advocate at Google, will demonstrate all the capabilities of Google Apps Script. Delegates will walk away being able to write their first script. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Arun Nagarajan is a Senior Developer Advocate at Google. As part of the Developer Relations team, he works closely with Google Apps customers, partners and independent developers to help build compelling applications and workflows using... (more)

WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo Agenda Announced

Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Registration for  the First International WebRTC Summit (@WebRTCSummit) is now open. WebRTC Summit will take place Nov 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5." Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home A survey by TokBox found that the WebRTC adoption rate among small organizations is growing quickly where over 25% of developers say it is important for their work. WebRTC Summit will feature two full days of technical... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Cloud Is Changing the Economics of Business

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! The economics of business are radically changing due to the way in which software and services are being delivered thanks to cloud computing. In his upcoming session at the 12th International Cloud Expo [June 10-13, New York City], Mike Kavis, Chief Technologist at Kavis Technology Consulting, will cover the following six reasons for the disruption: Cloud Culture Investing in Reality Changing Labor Pool New business models Founder's dilemma PaaS is the game changer Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Mike Kavis is Chief Technologist at Kavis Technology Consulting. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Kavis led a team that built the world's f... (more)

Cloud Expo Names Industry Thought Leader Vanessa Alvarez Conference Chair

Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "We are thrilled to see Vanessa Alvarez joining us as Cloud Expo conference chair. Our upcoming event in June will offer the best sessions and faculty to date," said Carmen Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Since the 13th international conference in November, we have received the highest number of sponsorship and exhibit inquiries for Cloud Expo 2014." "The industry has evolved these past couple of years and enterprises of all sizes are taking advantage of what the cloud has to offer. The ecosystem ... (more)

Rackspace Hosting Named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of Cloud Expo New York

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10-13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 205,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company, is featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and is included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. ... (more)

Best Practices: The Role of API Management

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! We are in the midst of an API revolution. Countless major enterprises are opening up access to their core information systems, allowing innovative third-party developers to build new business opportunities through collaboration and community. However, this remarkable movement puts pressure on IT to manage APIs. The goal is to ensure optimal business outcomes through APIs without inadvertently creating security and system management problems or running up unsustainable costs. In his General Session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Alistair Farquharson, CTO at SOA Software, addresses this challenge by exploring some proven best practices for API management. You will learn: How effective management of enterprise APIs actually begins at the design and builds stages of the API life cycle: Planning the API Designing the API Building t... (more)

New Era for Open Source Xen Begins

"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community development for the Xen virtualization platform will become a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Leveraging its proven model of collaborative development for the new Xen Project initiative, The Linux Foundation will provide infrastructure, guidance and a collaborative network. Peter Ulander brought Cloud.com to Cloud Expo...and was soon afterwards acquired by Citrix "Citrix remains committed to the project," Ulander (pictured above in his Cloud.com days) added, "and advancing the technology for Xen Project-based products across the industry, including its own Citrix XenServer. Industry inte... (more)

Cloud Expo NY: Best Practices for Architecting Your Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! Before you start to envision and design your cloud, you'll need to make sure it's built on a solid architectural foundation. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Matt Mullins, Principal Consultant - Cloud Platform Implementation Engineer with Citrix Systems, will cover critical concepts and principles for architecting your cloud and best practices for supporting multiple workloads from a single cloud platform. You will learn about: Components and architecture of a cloud orchestration How workloads and workload availability drive cloud architecture Sample reference architectures from leading implementations Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Matt Mullins is currently a Principal Consultant - Cloud Platform Implementation Engineer with Citrix Systems, Inc. His responsibilities i... (more)

Session Topics: 12th Cloud Expo / Cloud Expo New York

What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can you turn your corporate data into dollars? Register to attend 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York and get your questions answered June 10-13. Here's what you can look forward to, expressed numerically: 1 Convenient Venue – Jacob Javits Center, New York City 3 Interlocking Themes – Cloud Computing, Big Data, & Software-Defined Networking 4 Content-Packed Days – June 10–13, 2013 6 Keynotes by Leading Industry Execs 9 Distinct Parallel Tracks 175 Breakout Technical & Strategy Sessions 204 Expert Speakers & Panelists 90,000 Square Feet of Expo Floor and 1 Not-To-Be-Missed Opening Night Welcom... (more)