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Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos continues to be a profound analyst as well as industry executive, especially when he talks about beer and cloud computing. He'll be speaking at the upcoming @CloudExpo in November in Santa Clara. We asked him a few questions about the state of cloud computi...
Samsung promises to be one of the 800-pound gorillas of the IoT, if its success in recent years with Android devices and other consumer electronics is any guide. Showing its willingness to be a big IoT player, the company recently acquired SmartThings, a recent startup that's developed...
The agreement between IBM and Apple to collaborate on mobility and Big Data will certainly rank as one of the big stories of the year in global enterprise IT. In addition to Apple's devices and IBM's custom apps, an absolute key to this deal will be telecommunications. As we all know,...
"Companies that don't leverage social will e extinct before long," noted Sandy Carter, IBM's General Manager of Ecosystem Development and Social Media Evangelist. Sandy recently spoke to me about social media, the cloud, and all that it entails for Big Blue. She outlined an ecosystem ...
Last week I was both learning and speaking at the The Internet of @ThingsExpo in New York City. I taught a session on the subject of IoT, Code Halos and Digital Transformation Strategies. Then I had the privilege of interviewing Microsoft's mobile and IoT guru Nick Landry (Twitter @Act...
I had the privilege recently to connect with mobility expert Glenn Johnson, Senior VP of Magic SoftwareAmericas, on a Google+ Hangout OnAir. Glenn turned the tables on me and he asked the questions in this interview. Enjoy! The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous ...
“We see many companies looking to adopt BYOD strategies for employees, but few who are solely BYOD,” observed Milja Gillespie, Director of Product Marketing, Mobile Security, SAP, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Computing Journal. “Often, they offer corporate devices for certain types...
“Social and word of mouth are important to the solar industry,” noted Candice Adams, Marketing Manager for Trinity Solar, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, “many of us do the majority of our social networking on our mobile devices and the cloud is th...
“I think SMAC will continue to grow and mature and the demand for more sophisticated data like streaming videos and online television will be a real game changer,” stated Barbara P. Aichinger, co-founder of FuturePlus Systems and VP of New Business Development, in this exclusive Q&A wi...
“The open development business model positively impacts the cloud ecosystem by fostering much-needed cloud standards and removing the fear of “lock-in” for cloud customers,” stated Joan Rothman, CMO at CoreMatrix Systems LLC, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jerem...
“Big Data analytics will shape the form of nearly every process going forward in time, from the color of the latest fashions, what the candidates say in one town versus another to the chemical composition of the latest super drug,” noted Steve Knodl, Director of Product Management at N...
“Trusted infrastructure providers are transparent and comply with industry security standards and practices,” observed Sheji Jacob-Brettle, Head of Marketing at TelecityGroup, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “As an end user you want to know that yo...
“The myriad of compliance requirements nowadays present a complex matrix of challenges for cloud adoptees,” said Greg Rusu, General Manager of Public Cloud at PEER 1 Hosting, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Clients should look for recognized certi...
Increasingly organizations are looking to tap the collective power of social, mobile and cloud technologies. We asked Ric Telford, IBM VP of Cloud Services, to share his perspective on the trend in light of IBM's new social business software including SmartCloud Docs, a cloud-based off...
The new SOA Software Open™ platform brings API providers and App developers together, offering easy access to powerful API Management capabilities combined with a social community in which developers collaborate to build dynamic, engaging apps with scalable APIs. The free SOA Software ...
With the common theme in today’s security management conversations being “your security will fail” and “expect to be breached,” it’s no question that there has been increased interest in the area of incident response. The industry is realizing that the addition of regulations, people, ...
“We'll continue to see the long tail of legacy technology in use for years,” observed Brian Patrick Donaghy, CEO of Appcore, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. Donaghy continued, “New applications are being written today that are much more efficient, ...
“Cloud solutions are great for lots of workloads but the cloud is not perfect for everything,” noted Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development for PEER 1 Hosting, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. And Miggins continued, “We have m...
"We're actually very bullish about PaaS as the architecture for a lot of next generation apps," noted Brett Adam, Chief Technology Officer at rPath, in this exclusive Q&A. "But," he continued, "we see true PaaS as it's been popularized in the market - you may think of it as "Silicon Va...
“The cloud is so new, and is dominated by such a small number of players right now, that prices are much higher than they will be,” noted Cory Isaacson, CEO and CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “As demand goes up and ...
“No matter how good we get at Big Data analytics, we’ll never be able to accurately predict the future of technology,” noted John Gilmartin, VP of Product Marketing at Coraid, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “This industry is changing fast, bringin...
“Cloud computing is still in the early stages of adoption and demand will continue to grow,” noted Alban Richard, CEO of UShareSoft, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Pricing, however, will vary,” Richard continued. “Many cloud providers are playing...
"Impetus is a software services company, and we're focused on Big Data practice. What we are doing for enterprise organizations is helping them create Big Data architectures and helping them come up with solutions for their very critical business challenges," explained Anand Raman, VP ...
"We started in the high-performance computing area and have been focusing on Big Data for a while,” stated Michael King, Director of Cloud Content & Media at DataDirect Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud...
“It’s a wonderful industry and it’s easy to see the future. The move to the cloud is only going to take a couple of years. Enterprises are saying here’s my roadmap and by 2020 all these applications will be running on the cloud,” noted Andy Schroepfer, Vice President of Strategy at Rac...
“We wanted to create a cloud that is specifically targeted at our IT customers, and IT customers would like to put production applications into the cloud, including mission-critical applications,” noted Henry Fastert, Chief Technologist & Managing Partner at SHI International, in this ...
"We have a silo-free development, a runtime environment that allows you to build new applications in the cloud," noted Ash Massoudi, CEO of NextAxiom Technology, in this interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at our Times Square Studio in New York City. Cloud Expo 20...
“We are a cloud hosting provider with 14 years of experience and we are focused on building multi-tenant secure environments,” stated Aaron Hollobaugh, Vice President of Marketing at Hostway Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the...
“Increasing mobile demand will drive a lot of the growth in cloud,” stated James Strayer, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Racemi, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “But,” Strayer continued, “there are still people running Windows NT 4 out t...
"Global Knowledge provides solutions that pulls all types of training into a transformation package and helps you get from point A to point B," explained Hank Marquis, Practice Leader at Global Knowledge, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at th...
"We're a user experience agency. We focus on researching, designing, and developing applications and digital products," stated Ken Guiberson, CTO at EffectiveUI, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud Expo, held June ...
“We provide virtualization solutions that take multiple systems and aggregate them into one,” explained Shai Fultheim, Founder, President and CEO of ScaleMP, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud Expo, held June 11–1...
"When a customer decides I want a public cloud or I want a private cloud, regardless of the platform, that's when you call Racemi," explained Lawrence Guillory, CEO of Racemi,, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud E...
“We see three big trends happening in the cloud landscape right now. The first one is IaaS seems to be winning the battle for new types of IT projects, the second is more and more choices of who companies can partner to do that, noted Michael Crandell, CEO and a Founder of RightScale, ...
“Panzura is essentially a global file system, which spans across multiple geos, so it’s a geographically dispersed file system,” explained Ranajit Nevatia, VP of Marketing at Panzura, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International ...
"We released our new high performance cloud platform at Cloud Expo and we've had terrific uptake of that release," observed Peter Berg, VP Sales & Marketing at ServerCentral in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud Expo...
"We launched a product called ShadowProtect. It takes backup snapshots every 15 minutes and giving the customer those recovery points for customers to decide when and where they want to do that restore," explained Matt Urmston, Product Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interv...
“We’ve announced the Data Center Fabric product line that allows you to spin up a brand new data center type within your data center,” stated Bruce Fingles, CIO and VP of Product Quality at Xsigo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th I...
“We’ve always been focused on Software as a Service. And Dimension Data, which was recently bought by NTT, has always been focused on on-premise cloud,” explained Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource, a Dimension Data company, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy ...
"We are Europe's leading operator of carrier-neutral data centers, and it’s a demand-driven dynamic that we are seeing," stated James Tyler, Director of Marketing & Communications at TelecityGroup, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th ...