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Doc or Die: How Documentation Can Make or Break Your Cloud Platform


Speaker:

Everett Toews

Developer Advocate
Rackspace Hosting

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Developers are the new kingmakers and it's a busy job. We want to use your solution but we're short on time and patience. Reduce the friction of onboarding developers by clearly and succinctly documenting your API, regardless of whether you're delivering SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS.

Join this session and learn how developers discover and explore your API. What will make them a permanent user and promoter of your service? What will make them run away screaming, never to return?




 
When APM Meets Big Data – Making Your Hadoop Jobs Faster


Speaker:

Michael Kopp

Technology Strategist
Compuware

Track: Big Data


Analyzing Hadoop jobs and speeding them up is often a tedious and time consuming effort that requires experts. In this session we will show you how proven APM techniques can be used to speed up you Hadoop jobs at the core, without going through tons of log files, beyond just adding more hardware and within minutes instead of hours or days.




 
A Guide to Cloud-Based Data Recovery


Speaker:

Jennifer Walzer

CEO & Co-Founder
Backup My Info!, Inc. (BUMI)

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Organizations shouldn’t back up into the cloud indiscriminately without first having a disaster recovery plan – this includes routinely testing data and determining which data is business-critical. On average, only 10 percent of an organization’s data is business-critical. However, many companies operate under the assumption that all data is critical, but treating all data equally delays the recovery process. This session will focus on the steps companies should take to ensure successful recovery of data should unforeseen events take place.




 
Accelerating Cloud Computing with Intel Solid-State Drive Technology


Speakers:

Tahmid Rahman


Intel Corp

and
Chuck Brown

Intel Data Center SSD Product Line Manager
Intel Corp

Track: Deploying the Cloud


Join this session to explore SSD technology and key considerations when designing SSDs into cloud computing environments. Learn about the best known practices to overcome IO bottlenecks and accelerate cloud applications.

The session will cover key aspects of storage subsystem metrics including Quality of Service (QoS) and how IOP consistency is critical to cloud storage deployment and performance; SSD endurance needs within cloud deployment and its verification methods; and Reliability and Serviceability features to ensure stress free protection of cloud storage. This session also covers new SSD caching methods for accelerating SAN storage farms, achieving breakthrough performance with existing infrastructure and Intel SSD technology.




 
Aligning Your Cloud Security with the Business: A 12-Step Framework


Speaker:

Omar Khawaja


Verizon Terremark

Track: Hot Topics


Multi-tenant environments bring a new set of challenges when it comes to security. In this session, Verizon Terremark's Omar Khawaja will provide a structured and sequenced data-centric security approach to identify and align users, systems and access to data. In this session Cloud Expo attendees will learn the key considerations to be had when outsourcing IT environments to the cloud as well as the importance of a model-driven template.




 
AMAG’s Secret Sauce for a Scalable Enterprise Cloud Model


Speaker:

Nathan McBride

VP, IT & Chief Cloud Architect
AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Track: Deploying the Cloud


AMAG Pharmaceuticals’ five-person IT team should bottle its secret sauce for a scalable enterprise cloud model. The public company eliminated its data center in 2008 and has since encouraged employees to adopt cloud applications as they see fit and ramped up security to make this possible – resulting in a reduction of over 60% in IT costs and much more productive (and happy) staffers.

In this session, Vice-President of IT Nathan McBride will explain how enterprises can not only move to the cloud, but create a more productive workforce, sharing the security and infrastructure strategies necessary to do so successfully.




 
Anatomy of an Internet Scale Application


Speaker:

Phil Jackson

Development Community Advocate
SoftLayer

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Planning scalable environments isn't terribly difficult, but it does require a change of perspective. During this session we'll broaden our views to think on an Internet Scale by dissecting a video publishing application built with The SoftLayer Platform, Message Queuing, Object Storage, and Drupal. By examining a scalable modular application build that can handle unpredictable traffic, you'll be able to grow your development arsenal and pick up a few strategies to apply to your own projects.




 
API Security, Does My Business Need an OAuth Server?


Speaker:

Alistair Farquharson

CTO
SOA Software

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Many have heard of OAuth but are unsure of how it might apply to their business. During this session, we will describe how OAuth can be used to facilitate certain business models and simplify the sharing of private data.




 
APIs and Services – One Platform or Two?


Speaker:

Alistair Farquharson

CTO
SOA Software

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


A growing number of organizations looking at building APIs are wondering what existing capabilities they can leverage. Many concepts are common to APIs and Services while others are not, but should be. In this session we will discuss this changing market and predict how it might come together for the benefit of both.




 
Backup, Recovery, Archiving, and the Cloud


Speaker:

Richard Place

Lead Partner - Cloud Services
SHI

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Backup, Recovery, and Archiving (BURA) are critical elements for IT to address. BURA solutions need to address a broad spectrum of needs including data protection, regulatory compliance, and business continuity. Today's cloud based solutions can enable customers to procure and consume BURA as a service supported by EMC's latest technologies.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:
  1. Gain a full understanding of Backup, Recovery, and Archiving (BURA), also known as Backup as a Service incorporating EMC's latest technologies.
  2. Share the experiences of a cloud service providers BURA implementations and portfolio
  3. Have an opportunity to ask questions regarding SHI's Backup as a Service offering and experiences with partners and customers




 
Basics of SSD Technology and its use in Cloud


Speakers:

Mark Jackson


Intel Corp

and
Charles Anyimi

Applications Engineering Data Center Manager
Intel Corp.

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Join this session to explore the basics of SSD technology and its application to cloud computing. You will be introduced to SSD technology, learn about common system interfaces from Sata to PCIe, sequential and random performance, latency, Quality of Service, and RAS features for cloud data center application. The session will also cover typical applications of data center SSD storage and review example solutions and ROI benefits.




 
Best CIO Practices Shared from SHI’s Customers


Speaker:

Richard Taggart

CTO
SHI

Track: Hot Topics


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.




 
Best Practices for Architecting Your Cloud Infrastructure


Speaker:

Matt Mullins

Principal Consultant – Cloud Platform Implementation Engineer
Citrix

Track: Deploying the Cloud


Before you start to envision and design your cloud, you’ll need to make sure it’s built on a solid architectural foundation. This in-depth technical session will cover critical concepts and principles for architecting your cloud and best practices for supporting multiple workloads from a single cloud platform. In this session 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




 
Best Practices for Providing Oracle DBaaS with a Private Cloud


Speaker:

Raj Kammend

Director, Product Strategy
Oracle

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Many enterprises are pursuing cloud computing to reduce costs and speed time to value, all with lower risk and improved performance. We've seen many customers succeed by organizing their transformation into distinct, manageable phases: a journey to the cloud.

In the journey to cloud, Service Delivery is an advanced phase that provides elasticity, resiliency, automation and end-user self-service capabilities. When the journey is planned and executed correctly, enabling these capabilities does not require upgrades or re-architecting. Instead, meeting these goals is a natural evolution that builds on the earlier phases by employing the relevant features and options.

In this session, we will explain the best practices for providing Oracle Database as a Service in a private cloud, and see how customers have realized the benefits of delivering Oracle Database as a Service with a low-risk, high-ROI methodology.




 
Beyond Self Service: Building Capacity Control into Internal Clouds


Speaker:

Andrew Hillier

Co-Founder & CTO
CiRBA

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


How your organization approaches capacity management will make or break your private cloud initiative. No longer a periodic sizing exercise, capacity management is now an essential element of daily infrastructure operations that impacts costs, performance risks, and the ability to respond to new workload requests. Join Andrew Hillier to hear how to integrate next-generation capacity control with cloud stacks, including OpenStack, in order to proactively reduce risk and maximize cloud efficiency.




 
Beyond Self Service: Building Capacity Control into Internal Clouds


Speaker:

Andrew Hillier

Co-Founder & CTO
CiRBA

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


How your organization approaches capacity management will make or break your private cloud initiative. No longer a periodic sizing exercise, capacity management is now an essential element of daily infrastructure operations that impacts costs, performance risks, and the ability to respond to new workload requests. Join Andrew Hillier to hear how to integrate next-generation capacity control with cloud stacks, including OpenStack, in order to proactively reduce risk and maximize cloud efficiency.




 
Big Data into a Small Storage Package with Cloud Storage


Speaker:

Nicos Vekiarides

CEO & Co-Founder
TwinStrata

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


This session will examine in depth the problems created, common workarounds and why they fail, and how cloud storage can be a simpler, far more effective alternative. Attendees will learn about the common and often devastating issues surrounding the storage and management of data. Among the issues discussed will be offsite backup, offsite active archiving, business continuity, disaster recovery, disaster tolerance and scaling capacities in the data center and in the public cloud.




 
Big Data on OpenStack


Speaker:

Nati Shalom

CTO
GigaSpaces Technologies

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


The massive computing and storage resources that are needed to support big data applications make cloud environments an ideal fit. In this session, you'll learn how to build your big data "database on-demand" using MongoDB, Cassandra, Solr, MySQL, or any other big data solution, as well as manage your big data application using a new open source framework called “Cloudify.” All this, on top of the OpenStack cloud.




 
Big Data Power Panel: Why Is Big Data Such Big Business?


Speakers:

Cory Isaacson

CTO
Risk Management Solutions

and
Sam Bisbee

Director of Technical Business Development
Cloudant

and
Sanjay Sharma

Principal Architect
Impetus Technologies

and
Jason Mondanaro

Director of Product Management - Metanga
MetraTech, Corp

Track: All Tracks


In this fast-moving discussion moderated by Big Data Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, leading experts will discuss such topics as:
  • Big Data has existed since the early days of computing; why, then, is such an industry buzz around it right now?
  • How is Big Data impacting storage and networking architecture in data centers?
  • How about the intersection of Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing - how big a sector is that and why?
  • What's the difference between Big Data and Fast Data?
  • Most businesses are in fact only dealing with "small data" - agree or disagree?




 
Big Data: What It Means for Legal and Risk Management


Speaker:

Alon Israely Esq., CISSP

Co-Founder & Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Business Intelligence Associates

Track: Big Data


Big Data has made a huge splash in the enterprise world, but the legal and risk management implications are seldom discussed. It’s critical for businesses to assess these issues and develop a proactive strategy to protect the enterprise from costly errors.

Corporate policies and regulatory compliance require managing Big Data and information governance issues such as data security and privacy. However, to respond to litigation, professionals must ensure that eDiscovery requirements are addressed. Those who handle records management, security, information privacy and IT must know how to collect, assemble, protect and manage Big Data and respond to changing requirements. This session will help attendees understand the risks, obligations, best practices and standards associated with storing and managing Big Data.

Professionals involved in records management, information governance, IT, compliance, security or litigation can gain valuable information and insights from attending this session. Attendees will learn the specific risks that can occur when data is missing, altered or inadequately preserved, along with best practices for reducing or eliminating these risks. The session will cover minimum standards for data integrity and privacy, including encryption, storage, vendor obligations and audits of security practices, such as chain of custody. The presenter will outline procedures covering people, processes and technologies to prevent exposure to legal risks, e.g., when the wrong tools are used to collect data for legal holds and subpoenas.

Session attendees will learn how to avoid common data maintenance pitfalls, such inadvertently stripping emails and/or electronic documents of critical metadata like original author information, time stamps or original location data. The presenter will also cover how appropriate Big Data strategies can work in practice, providing numerous real-world examples. He will describe how a large telecom company, in response to the requirements of a corporate merger transaction, was able to identify, gather and analyze over a terabyte of data and produce the responsive, compliant data set to regulators in less than 10 days




 
Big Time – Introducing Hadoop on Azure


Speaker:

Yaniv Rodenski

Senior Architect
Sala Group

Track: Big Data


In the last couple of years Hadoop has become synonymous with Big Data. This framework is so vast and popular that Microsoft recently announced, for the first time in its history, that it is going to invest in this large-scale, open-source project as its solution for Big Data.

In this session, learn how Hadoop works on Windows Azure including an exploration of different storage options, e.g., AVS and S3, how Hadoop on Azure integrates with other cloud services, understanding key scenarios for Hadoop in the Microsoft ecosystem, and discovering Hadoop’s role in a cloud environment.




 
Book Launch | Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture | 500 Copies Giveaway


Speakers:

Thomas Erl




and
Ricardo Puttini


Track: All Tracks


Author Thomas Erl to Make Special One-Day Appearance for Launch of New Cloud Computing Book from Prentice Hall



500 Free Copies of Book to be Given Away to Cloud Expo Attendees


Official Book Launch: Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture One of the top-selling IT authors of the past decade will be making a special appearance on June 11th at the CloudExpo 2013 in New York. Thomas Erl, author and co-author of eight books and series editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl, will be participating with fellow author Ricardo Puttini in the official launch ceremony for their new title Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture.

This hardcover textbook--also co-authored by Zaigham Mahmood and with significant contributions from Amin Naserpour--is the first to document cloud computing from a purely academic perspective, focusing on well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. The book includes over 260 figures and covers 29 cloud architectures, 20 cloud technology mechanisms, and has already been endorsed by members of Cisco, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, HP, Layer 7, Cognizant, Red Hat, Capgemini, Accenture, Wipro and several other organizations.

Prentice Hall has arranged for 500 copies of the book to be delivered directly to the CloudExpo venue. These books will be given away for free to CloudExpo attendees on a first-come/first-serve basis. The books will be handed out on June 11th during the official launch and book signing event that is scheduled to begin at 11:00am at the Arcitura Education booth #128.

About Thomas Erl
Thomas Erl is a best-selling IT author and founder of Arcitura Education Inc., a global provider of vendor-neutral educational services and certification that encompasses the Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) and SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) programs from CloudSchool.com™ and SOASchool.com® respectively. Thomas has been the world's top-selling service technology author for nearly a decade and is the series editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl, as well as the editor of the Service Technology Magazine. With over 175,000 copies in print world-wide, his eight published books have become international bestsellers and have been formally endorsed by senior members of many major IT organizations and academic institutions. To learn more, visit: www.thomaserl.com

About Ricardo Puttini
Ricardo Puttini Ricardo Puttini, PhD is a Senior Professor with the University of Brasília who has spent the past several years researching and documenting the evolution of cloud computing security and assembling a comprehensive compendium on this topic area. Ricardo lectures and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on cloud computing, SOA and other IT topics with academic institutions in Sweden, France and Brazil. Ricardo is a speaker at international events and acted as the conference chair for the 4th International SOA + Cloud Symposium in Brasilia in 2011.

About Zaigham Mahmood
Dr. Zaigham Mahmood is an IT author that has authored and co-authored several books and papers dedicated to cloud computing, including Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures that was released in 2011. Zaigham is the associate editor of the Journal of Cloud Computing and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices, as well as the Reader in Applied Computing and Assistant Head of Distributed and Intelligent Systems (DISYS) research group at the University of Derby UK.

Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl About the Prentice Hall
Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl

The Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl has been providing the IT industry with a consistent level of unbiased, practical, and comprehensive guidance and instruction in the areas of service technology application and innovation for nearly 10 years. Each title in this book series is authored in relation to other titles so as to establish a library of complementary knowledge. Although the series covers a broad spectrum of service technology-related topics, each title is authored in compliance with common language, vocabulary, and illustration conventions so as to enable readers to continually explore cross-topic research and education.

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Breaking Out: An Introduction to OpenStack Cells


Speaker:

Wayne Walls

OpenStack Developer Advocate
Rackspace Hosting

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


OpenStack Cells is one of the most anticipated features in Grizzly, the seventh release of the open source software that offers more block storage options and scalability. It has been running in production at Rackspace for more than a year. In this session, Rackspace's Wayne Walls will discuss nova cells and how it is changing the way to design your cloud applications and infrastructure. He will explain how OpenStack Cells gives added flexibility in application and infrastructure design. Wayne will also enlighten attendees on how it is similar to “zones” at AWS, and how OpenStack Cells helps enable the hybrid cloud and allow specialized workload distribution.




 
Bridging IaaS and PaaS to Deliver the Service-Oriented Data Center


Speakers:

Chris Haddad

VP of Technology Evangelism
WSO2

and
Frank Rego

Business Development Manager
SUSE

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


As enterprises deploy private IaaS clouds into production they are reevaluating their future application delivery models. SUSE and WSO2 believe that private PaaS will leverage the automation and scalability of Private IaaS solutions, such as OpenStack-based SUSE Cloud, to deliver the secure, standardized development environments that will make migrating to an agile, service oriented delivery model possible. Come learn how the combination of IaaS and PaaS enables enterprises to more efficiently and flexibly tackle the challenges of the modern connected enterprise.




 
Build Modern Business Applications with Oracle Cloud's Platform Services


Speaker:

Marc Sewtz

Senior Software Development Manager
Oracle

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Today's developers want platforms that make innovation faster, less complex, and more efficient. Get an overview in this session of Oracle Cloud's easy-to-use, enterprise-grade, and open standards-based platform services. Learn how you can transform the development experience and quickly build applications in the cloud using the tools and techniques developers love and already use today.




 
Building a Real Time Analytics Platform on Big Data in the Cloud


Speaker:

Sanjay Sharma

Principal Architect
Impetus Technologies

Track: Big Data


Cloud in a close partnership with Big Data technologies is slowly emerging as a tough competitor to traditional analytical data warehouse solutions. The Cloud is also now being used to build real time analytical solutions. The session will discuss the various options that the Cloud offers for building analytical platforms as well as how the Cloud can be used for building Real Time analytical solution using various open source big data technologies.




 
Building Best of Breed Dedicated Solutions for Critical Business Needs


Speaker:

Alexandre Morel

VP Product Marketing
OVH.com

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


Cloud computing & dedicated infrastructures can easily be combined by companies to externalize part of their activity. However, what are the risks for companies? This session will look at questions such as:
  • Which kind of application can be sent into the cloud universe?
  • How can internal supervision be successfully replaced by a provider relationship management?
  • What are the steps/processes that can be used to define the steps to the external/cloud world?,/li>
  • Which technology and approach is most relevant for those needs?
The session will cover how to build your application and security map; how to define SLA, risks, and be ready for crisis management; and knowing the limits and use best of breed.




 
Building the Case for a Cloud-Based Government


Speaker:

Majed Saadi

Director, Cloud Computing Practice
SRA International

Track: Deploying the Cloud


The US Government, as well as governments around the world, is looking to invest heavily in Cloud Computing. The cloud promises a lot of efficiencies and cost savings but it also presents a new revolutionary way to approach citizen services. This session offers insight into how Cloud Computing coupled with other technical advancements in mobility and security are changing government IT organizations. It also provides general guidance and best practices for developing practical and pragmatic cloud strategies.




 
Building-Block Approach to Hadoop DataNode Design


Speaker:

Wing Au

Director, Server Application
Supermicro

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


Hadoop is delivering on its promise to provide Big Data analytics for enterprises at a fraction of the cost of proprietary MPP systems. The combination of industry-standard hardware and open-source software is the key combination behind this success. In the session, we will discuss how to utilize innovative multi-node server architectures for Hadoop DataNode designs. We will illustrate the flexibility that allows using similar building-blocks to build starter Hadoop configuration up to hyper-scale and power-user implementations. We will also share Data Center environmental optimizations and management software suites that help to scale out your Hadoop deployment.




 
Business Transformation with Cloud – Is Your Organization 'Cloud-Ready'?


Speaker:

Marcel Heilijgers

Executive Director
Cloud Credential Council

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


Organizations across the world are increasingly starting to see the benefits of moving more and more services to the cloud. The focus on the cost-saving potential of cloud is rapidly shifting to completely transforming the business with cloud. As organizations are investing enormous sums on technology they are starting to realize that in order to maximize the return on investment and accelerate the business transformation process the first area of focus should be people. By ensuring the organization is 'cloud-ready' the organizational adoption will be much faster and much better. A workforce ready and eager to maximize the potential value and benefit will more readily embrace a cloud strategy.

Organizations that are not cloud-ready often face significant objections in the introduction of a cloud strategy, resulting in longer implementation times and lost business value. The gap in cloud skills today is significant. IT roles need retraining, as well as HR, Legal, Finance, Marketing - departments that have traditionally relied on IT are now realizing that the more they know about cloud the faster they can transform themselves. The Cloud Credential Council is here to help close this global cloud skills gap and help 'cloud-ready' your organization. In collaboration with representatives from key technology vendors, cloud providers, cloud consumers, cloud brokers, the Cloud Credential Council has developed the most complete cloud education portfolio on the market.

This session will explore the direct link between a sound cloud education strategy to develop a 'cloud-ready' workforce and extracting maximum business value through cloud-based business transformation.




 
Calculating the True Value of Industry-Specific Clouds


Speaker:

David Linthicum

SVP
Cloud Technology Partners

Track: Hot Topics


Industry-specific clouds are those PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS services that are tailored for a specific vertical, such as transportation, retail, finance, and healthcare. IDC sees a $65 billion market in these industry solutions for 2013, rising to $100 billion in 2016.

The value of industry-specific clouds is that businesses within a vertical can connect to applications, processes, and databases that are pre-defined for that vertical within a public or private cloud. They can extend processes and databases into the business domain, versus defining the data and processes within a generic cloud-based platform.

So, are industry specific clouds right for your business? What options are out there? How do you figure out the ROI? This session will answer those questions, and others allowing you to make the right decisions around the use of this technology.




 
CEO Insider: Overcoming Cloud Barriers


Speaker:

Rob LaMear IV

CEO & Founder
Fpweb.net

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


Bring the solution to your CEO. In this session, learn what Cloud barriers exist and how to remove them. Fellow CEO, Rob LaMear, shares his findings while talking Cloud with over 1,000 CEOs around the globe.




 
CEO Power Panel: Where's the Cloud Taking IT Next?


Speakers:

Terry Woloszyn

Founder
Leeward Security

and
Kevin Brown

CEO
Coraid

and
Brian Patrick Donaghy

CEO
Appcore

and
Ross Brouse

COO and President
Solar VPS

and
Fausto Bernardini

IBM Vice President & Distinguished Engineer
IBM SmartCloud

Track: All Tracks


In this fast-moving discussion moderated by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, topics discussed will be at a deliberately high level and will include:
  • What specific Cloud implementations can we be most proud of, to date?
  • What are the remaining barriers perhaps still preventing some companies from moving some of their on-premise computing to the Cloud, in whole or part?
  • What impact has the arrival of Oracle, Microsoft, Dell, IBM, HP, Cisco and the other giants had on SMBs - has it increased Cloud traction in that sector of IT?
  • What is the biggest dimension of cloud computing still to come, do you think? Is it Cloud Telecoms, Cloud TV, Cloud Music, Cloud Databases or what?
  • For how much longer, do you think, is Cloud Computing going to exert its pull on the minds, hearts, and budgets of all involved in modern-day Enterprise IT?




 
Cloud Acceleration Techniques for Mission-Critical Applications


Speaker:

Saurabh Mishra

Sr. Engagement Manager
Akamai Technologies

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


The journey to the cloud has created demanding new challenges for IT departments who are tasked to support global users accessing applications from a multitude of devices. As the pace of application development and deployment increases, organizations need ways to provide global scale and optimal performance without sacrificing security. In this session, Akamai’s Saurabh Mishra will provide technical details for how dynamic content can be accelerated with a globally distributed platform and how applications can be instantly supported with minimal effort.




 
Cloud Architecture and Engineering


Speaker:

Tony Shan

Strategic Technologist

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


This session by Tony Shan - who was one of the key drivers inside IBM for the cloud reference architecture, and also helped coin "Cloud Engineering" - will discuss lots of valuable best practices and lessons learned in designing cloud architecture and applying cloud engineering disciplines in real-world projects as case studies.

It was Shan who created the first version of the term Cloud Engineering in Wikipedia. Some of the works are shared in his blog - cloudonomic.blogspot.com.




 
Cloud Computing & Location-aware Big Data is Changing Our World


Speaker:

Ty Fabling

Sr. Enterprise GIS Systems Architect
Esri

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


Social media streaming and satellite imagery stored as big data in the Cloud is changing the way we understand our world. By being able to tap into these new big data collections of real-time social media and up-to-date world-wide imagery we can now see patterns and activity not possible before. By utilizing common platforms for global location information exchange and self-service computing applications that are deployed through the Cloud, we are able to integrate and apply our knowledge of geospatial science to location-aware geographic analysis and reporting on a scale not possible until now. Direct spatial query of big data repositories and on-the-fly location analysis are capable of showing relevant, real-time activity that can easily be visualized on a map display. Configurable applications deliver a solution framework that is easy to maintain for integration, collaboration, and efficiency.

This session will explore how cloud-based applications integrate and synthesize information from many sources, facilitating communication and collaboration, and are breaking down barriers between institutions, disciplines, and cultures. Online GIS platforms deployed in the Cloud enable real-time location analytics and spatial visualization for everyone.




 
Cloud Computing Needs a Hybrid to Thrive


Speaker:

Emil Sayegh

President & CEO
Codero Hosting

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Cloud computing will not take over the world as some people will have you believe. The problem with it, is that cloud computing needs a hybrid solution to thrive. Massive economic speed bumps and a divide in business culture impedes the adoption of the cloud for every application, and every workload. Organizations with established infrastructure that have applications running on dedicated infrastructure resist the move toward the cloud, for any number of reasons. Compliance issues, performance requirements, and enterprise operations that aren’t convinced the cloud will have a considerable revenue impact―are all realities that demonstrate that not all IT resources should exist in public clouds today.

Adoption will be slow without some solutions that serve as a stop-gap measure to these attitudes and concerns. It’s clear that hybrid cloud computing approaches have valid roles in bridging this gap within enterprises. A cloud hybrid solution is what’s called for bridging the new with the old, bridging dedicated with virtualized, bridging traditional and cloud. A hybrid solution will increase cloud adoption and help IT effectively blend public clouds and local IT assets to get the most possible return for technology investments.

In this session, learning outcomes for the audience will include:
  • What a hybrid solution looks like for business and why
  • Why a hybrid solution increases cloud adoption
  • How a hybrid cloud solution reduces both capex and opex




 
Cloud Downtime Due to Memory Errors


Speaker:

Barbara Aichinger


FuturePlus Systems Corporation

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


The conclusions of the extensive Google study “DRAM Errors in the Wild: A Large-Scale Field Study” and follow-on studies revealed that memory failures in the field are far more prevalent than advertised. As cost pressures mount, vendors skip important design validation and the result is memory errors in the data center. The industry does not have robust standardized compliance branded testing and it’s starting to take its toll in the form of cloud downtime. The industry does, however, have tools that can detect these design flaws and incorrect BIOS settings. This session will use such tools to take a look at the errors found in a real data center.




 
Cloud is Changing the Economics of Business


Speaker:

Mike Kavis

Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect
Cloud Technology Partners

Track: Hot Topics


The economics of business are radically changing due to the way in which software and services are being delivered thanks to cloud computing. This session will cover the following six reasons for the disruption:
  1. Cloud Culture
  2. Investing in Reality
  3. Changing Labor Pool
  4. New business models
  5. Founder’s dilemma
  6. PaaS is the game changer




 
Clouds Unchained - How Enterprises Will Seek a Better Network to the Cloud


Speaker:

Jelle Frank van der Zwet

Manager Cloud Segment
Interxion

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


How do we connect clouds and improve SLA control? As the internet has no SLA many organizations are concerned of being exposed to the vagaries of the internet. There are only a few options for concrete quality of service (QoS) when accessing public clouds. Identifying a need for connectivity solution that enables clouds to be connected, Jelle Frank van der Zwet will show in this session how to enable cloud providers to extend their coverage and offer hybrid cloud solutions. The session will include a market overview and multiple use cases.




 
Critical Success Factors for FedRAMP Assessments


Speaker:

Douglas Greise

Principal & Co-Founder
Veris Group

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Cloud Security Providers (CSPs) for the government have a strategic and important decision to make before entering the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization process. FedRAMP has the clear potential to provide CSPs with additional business opportunities as federal agencies adopt the Cloud First initiative. The selection of the third party assessment organization (3PAO) to partner with throughout the FedRAMP process is critical to the overall success of the CSP’s request for authorization. This session will discuss how the strategic and technical solutions offered by an experienced 3PAO can ensure that the CSP is assessed in accordance with FedRAMP guidelines.




 
CTO Power Panel: Has Cloud Computing Changed IT for the Better?


Speakers:

Brian Patrick Donaghy

CEO
Appcore

and
Dennis Quan

Vice President of SmartCloud Enterprise
IBM

and
Pankaj Mittal

CTO and Senior Vice President
Impetus

and
Jeffrey L. Lush

CTO Dell Services, US Public
Dell Services Federal Government

and
Jonathan King

VP of Cloud Solutions
Savvis

Track: All Tracks


In this fast-moving discussion moderated by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, topics discussed will be at a deliberately high level and will include:
  • How fast will the last remaining barriers to enterprise-wide cloud adoption melt away - are truly secure public clouds feasible, for example, or only private ones?
  • How exactly does a company or organization go about deciding whether to migrate only specific applications to the cloud - such as storage or security - or their overall IT infrastructure?
  • How much of an influence on cloud adoption is the US Government's continuing support of Cloud strategies for all government agencies?
  • Will anything ever satisfy the thirst for security, compliance, and SLA assurances at the enterprise level of Cloud computing?
  • Do you agree with those analysts who say that 2013/14 will be The Year of the Cloud Database? If not, then what will it be the year of?




 
Danger Ahead: Why File Sync is NOT Endpoint Backup


Speaker:

Andrew Renz

Principal Enterprise Engineer
Code 42

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Some cloud-based file sync vendors tout their solutions as viable alternatives for the online backup of business information stored on laptops and desktops. But existing sync products lack a variety of critical backup capabilities, including those required to secure enterprise data. Understanding the differences between cloud-based sync and cloud-based endpoint backup iscritical to properly protecting sensitive business information.

Join Code 42 Software Principal Enterprise Engineer Andrew Renz as he defines cloud-based sync and cloud-based endpoint backup, and provides recommendations for which solution type best meets your data needs. Renz will share wisdom gained from his experience selecting and/or deploying enterprise backup solutions for Apple, Oracle, Expedia and Intuit.




 
Data Centers for the Cloud Era in Asia


Speaker:

Giles Proctor


Pacnet

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


A full description of this session will be published shortly.




 
Day 2 Keynote | Ignite Innovation: Turn Developers Loose on Hybrid Cloud


Speaker:

Lisa Larson

Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions
Rackspace

Track: All Tracks


In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It’s a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud. Join Lisa Larson, Rackspace vice president of enterprise cloud solutions, for this informative session examining the concrete steps you must take to spark innovation and creativity among developers. You’ll hear real-world customer examples of how a hybrid cloud arms your developers with the tools to be true innovators in this new IT world.




 
Day 3 Keynote | Driving Cloud Innovation: SSDs Change Cloud Storage Paradigm


Speaker:

Robert B. Crooke

VP & General Manager, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group
Intel Corp

Track: All Tracks


IT has more opportunities than ever before with the growth in users, devices, data and secure cloud services. This creates not only a more enriching experience for users, but more opportunities for businesses. The key to capitalizing on these opportunities is to have the right tools in place to help scale operations. This keynote by Rob Crooke will describe the range of products that Intel provides to support different usage models faced by IT with a specific emphasis on the advancement in SSDs.




 
Day 4 Keynote | Go Beyond IaaS to Deliver "Anything As a Service"


Speaker:

Sheng Liang

CEO and Co-founder
Rancher Labs

Track: All Tracks


Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms—software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and deliver real value. Join us to learn about the new ITaaS model and how to begin the transformation.




 
Delivering Desktop-as-a-Service (Project Avalon)


Speaker:

Joe Vaccaro

Director
Citrix Systems

Track: Hot Topics


The Project Avalon Merlin release transforms Windows app and desktop virtualization into true cloud-style service delivery that can be deployed privately within the datacenter or extended to hybrid or public cloud environments. Merlin enables enterprise IT organizations to become consumer-style service providers while leveraging cloud technologies. Join this session to see how Merlin automates deployment tasks and understand how cloud services will redefine IT roles and impact IT careers.




 
Delivering Digital Marketing on the Cloud


Speaker:

Ajit Sagar

Associate VP, Digital Transformation Practice
Infosys

Track: Hot Topics


With the evolution of the Internet, organizations found new avenues to reach consumers in the virtual world. With the ubiquitous reach of cloud technologies, not only has rich media reached consumers in every corner of the globe, the very focus of marketing is shifting from product-centric to consumer-centric.

This session will focus on the application of cloud and big data to the business of digital marketing. This session will cover the shifting trends in digital marketing supported by the cloud, the products that enable marketing applications on the cloud, omni-channel marketing through the cloud, and what it takes to deliver end-to-end marketing solutions on cloud based infrastructures, exemplified through real-world case studies.




 
Developing the World’s First IaaS Marketplace


Speaker:

Ruediger Baumann


Zimory

Track: Deploying the Cloud


The world’s first vendor neutral marketplace for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) cloud computing is being built. This marketplace fills the current gap in the value chain by offering standardized products and by addressing the needs of providers and consumers of cloud computing resources. Zimory is the technical partner for the settlement process of this project.

The session will introduce the marketplace from the technical point of view, focusing on the initial software requirements and later implementation of the software by buyers and sellers. An insight into the status of the project will be given as well the importance of standards when trading computing power in the same way as other utilities, such as energy.




 
Disaster Recovery in the Cloud


Speaker:

John Shaw

Founder & CEO
Nimbo

Track: Deploying the Cloud


The cloud is based upon high end fault-tolerant data centers distributed around the world and run by massive technology companies. An incorrect assumption is that the cloud never goes down — a primary reason for adoption. John Shaw has been on the frontline of the largest outages and survived. There are stark consequences for these failures in both business downtime and perception—which has a tendency to derail adoption.

This session is for business and technology leaders who want to understand best practices for monitoring the cloud, the types of potential failures, and how to design a cloud deployment to prevent them.




 
DR to the Cloud: How HOSTING Cloud Replication Can Turn Disaster Recovery into DRaaS


Speaker:

Matt Ferrari

CTO
HOSTING

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Today, highly orchestrated, easily testable disaster recovery (DR) and data center migration solutions are becoming the norm in cloud environments. Costs related to DR implementation and ongoing operations can be dramatically reduced through the use of technologies such as VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM). HOSTING has implemented Cloud Replication 3.0 – essentially DR as a Service – built on VMware and SRM – a service that offers SRM’s compelling value, but built in the cloud, with additional business-driven API controls and integration that makes SRM a seamless part of a cloud operations environment.

This session will provide an overview of DR w/ vSphere and SRM. The focus will be on what’s new with cloud replication, emphasizing DR as a Service (DRaaS) and automated fail over and fail back, including best practices on how to move DR to the cloud and how to simplify DR environment management. The session will present these concepts with the help of a live demo based on actual use cases.




 
Driving Customer Advantage via the Cloud


Speaker:

Jigesh Saheba

Chief Architect
ADP Innovation Lab

Track: Deploying the Cloud


ADP delivers human capital management (HCM) solutions via the Cloud to enable better business outcomes for its clients, and sees the Cloud's real value as a gateway to providing clients with easier, faster, and more cost efficient software services and solutions that can be constantly upgraded and fine-tuned. From next-level offerings such Access to Expertise, Managed Services, and Analytic Benchmarking, in this session ADP's Jigesh Saheba will share how companies can leverage a proven approach to the Cloud in order to unlock optimal value for their customers




 
Embracing a Multi-Cloud Reality


Speaker:

Craig Lowery

Chief Cloud Architect
Dell

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


Cloud infrastructure is an increasingly compelling option for delivering applications and IT services. The advantage that cloud computing provides is the ability to precisely control how services are consumed to balance demand, cost, reliability, security and performance. Optimizing that balance is what makes cloud models a game changing IT model. However, the reality is that most organizations with have multiple clouds across that support a variety of business and operational needs. This can introduce many new challenges that require greater governance, automation, and independence in managing the overall cloud environment and ensure integration with IT operational tooling. Join Craig Lowery, Chief Cloud Architect and Distinguished Engineer, Dell Software Group, who reveals new thinking in cloud deployments and management so organizations can successfully embrace multi-cloud environments today and into the future.




 
Emerging Cloud Computing Models: Introducing the Mobile-First Cloud


Speaker:

Jesus Rodriguez

Co-Founder & CEO
KidoZen

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


In recent years, we have seen an explosion of mobile applications powered by cloud infrastructures. The popularity of these computing models has created a brand new type of cloud computing trend, the mobile-first Platform as a Service (PaaS).

This session will explore the concept of the mobile-first PaaS as a new generation of cloud computing technologies. The session illustrates the architectural foundations and patterns of mobile-first PaaS models and how they compare, contrast and even redefine traditional PaaS. Additionally, the session will explore real world examples of how mobile-first PaaS is enabling the new generation of mobile solutions.




 
Emerging Cloud Computing Models: Introducing the Mobile-First Cloud


Speaker:

Jesus Rodriguez

Co-Founder & CEO
KidoZen

Track: Deploying the Cloud


In recent years, we have seen an explosion of mobile applications powered by cloud infrastructures. The popularity of these computing models has created a brand new type of cloud computing trend, the mobile-first Platform as a Service (PaaS).

This session will explore the concept of the mobile-first PaaS as a new generation of cloud computing technologies. The session illustrates the architectural foundations and patterns of mobile-first PaaS models and how they compare, contrast and even redefine traditional PaaS. Additionally, the session will explore real world examples of how mobile-first PaaS is enabling the new generation of mobile solutions.




 
Emerging Technologies that Enable Cloud-Scale Desktop Virtualization


Speaker:

Steve O’Donnell

Chairman & CEO
GreenBytes

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


In this session, attendees will learn about emerging technologies that are enabling a scalable desktop virtualization platform that will support tens and even hundreds of thousands of users which, to this point, has been both a financial and technical challenge. Attendees will hear about new technologies that are resolving mission-critical desktop virtualization business challenges such as limited scalability, complex integration, high capital cost of storage, and a disappointing user experience, and come away with a clear plan of attack to implement a cloud-scale desktop virtualization project.




 
Enabling Real-Time Analytics Using an In-Memory Data Grid


Speakers:

David Brinker

COO
ScaleOut Software

and
Mikhail Sobolev


ScaleOut Software

Track: Big Data


In-memory data grids (IMDGs) have seen rapid adoption over the last several years driven by the need to help applications scale their performance as workloads grow. Because IMDGs host fast-changing (“operational”) data in memory across a cluster of servers, they also offer the ability to perform real-time analytics on this data as it flows through the grid. Recent advances in IMDG technology now enable Hadoop MapReduce-style analytics to be integrated into the IMDG’s architecture, performing parallel analysis even while operational data is changing. This exciting new capability creates the opportunity for real-time analysis in financial trading systems, credit card fraud detection, power systems monitoring, and many other applications.

This session will explain how to use an IMDG to perform real-time analytics and will describe recent benchmark results that demonstrate its power to deliver fast results for operational systems.




 
Enabling the Cloud for Big Data: ‘Infrastructure Agnostic’ Transport Technologies for Universal Big Data Storage and Workflows


Speaker:

Jason Warman

Director of Sales Engineering
Aspera, Inc.

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


With the right tools, file storage today can be in the cloud or on-premise, with seamless and secure access and publishing regardless of location. Novel, high-speed transport technologies that alleviate the bottlenecks and limitations of traditional data movement protocols are now intrinsically enabled for cloud object storage, such as Amazon Web Services S3 and Microsoft Windows Azure. Companies of all types and sizes can use the latest technology to ingest and distribute large media files to and from Windows Azure BLOB storage for example, and integrate the platform into media services running on the Azure cloud.

This session will explore how infrastructure-agnostic transport technologies are transforming the ways all kinds of organizations access and use big data for ever-greater efficiencies and innovation – for example:
  • Entertainment studios are able to transport, share and edit large media files with remote production partners.
  • In the field of life sciences, research organizations are able to transfer huge amounts of genomic data transfers and collaborate across continents.
  • Legal teams can collect, process and analyze electronically stored information (ESI) for e-discovery.




 
Enterprise Bare Metal and Virtualization Move to CloudStack


Speakers:

Chris Swenson

Director, Platform Operations
WebMD Health Services

and
Ilya Musayev

CloudStack Contributor
The Apache Software Foundation

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


This session will explain how the most common enterprise setups of bare metal and some virtualization can go to Private Cloud using CloudStack and other tools to solve common business and technical problems.




 
Enterprise Cloud: Five Dirty Little Secrets


Speaker:

Niki Acosta

Cloud Evangelista
Rackspace Hosting

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


You're getting pitched every day from your legacy enterprise software and hardware vendors about "cloud". They're doing an amazing job of convincing your CIO and CTO about what cloud is and how you should use it. The reality is they're defending their shrinking market share and keeping you on the legacy treadmill for as long as they can by selling you solutions that aren't "cloud".

In this session, Niki Acosta, Cloud Evangelista for Rackspace, will talk through the five dirty little secrets your legacy IT vendors won't tell you about cloud. Attendees will leave with an understanding how you should really be thinking about building enterprise apps for the cloud while embracing the fundamental shift away from legacy IT.




 
Environmental Pressures Driving an Evolution in File Storage


Speaker:

Jeff Lundberg

Sr. PM Manager File, Content and Cloud
Hitachi Data Systems

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Stagnant budgets, overwhelming data growth, and new user and application demands, are just a few of the many challenges that are putting IT organizations under more pressure today than ever before. As a result, a new approach is required. This session will discuss why object storage based private cloud is necessary for evolving into a next-generation of IT that supports a new world of applications and storage service delivery models. Attendees will learn to:
  • Embrace cloud while retaining proper stewardship and governance of data
  • Deliver better, more cost effective protection of your data
  • Bring structure to unstructured data so you can better understand it
  • Enjoy more efficient storage and network utilization




 
Essential Open Source Software for Building the Open Cloud


Speaker:

Mark R. Hinkle

Senior Director, Open Source Solutions
Citrix Systems

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Cloud computing is more than a buzz-phrase it’s a transformative IT paradigm shift. The emphasis in the cloud is on elasticity, scalability, agility and open. Not just open standards but open APIs and open source. The delivery of software is also going through a paradigm shift. Open source software was often a commoditization of a market leader; Unix to Linux or Oracle to MySQL what’s changing is that the iterative nature, user context and the motto of releasing early and often are driving real innovation in open source.

This session will cover those essential open source technologies for delivering cloud computing in the enterprise.




 
Fast and Scalable Real-Time Analytics with Clustrix Database


Speaker:

Sergei Tsarev

CTO & Co-Founder
Clustrix

Track: Big Data


Accelerating the pace of business requires scaling fast and making intelligent real-time decisions. Cloud computing provides the infrastructure and the flexibility to do so. The Clustrix scale-out SQL database allows you to scale as you get more users, data and transactions. Fast analytics allow you to analyze more data in real time to make better decisions. Clustrix provides this scale by allowing you to simply add nodes as your needs grow. Available in the cloud with multiple options including AWS, see how Clustrix can help your application and business scale.




 
Fast-Track Your Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud


Speaker:

Anand Akela

Vice President, Product Marketing
Tricentis

Track: Deploying the Cloud


Join this session to learn about all the requirements for planning, preparing, deploying, monitoring, and managing enterprise private clouds from a cloud builder's perspective. Attendees will learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle VM as well as Oracle’s full range of hardware including engineered systems are utilized to power an enterprise private cloud.




 
Filling the Cloud Information Security Gap with Hosted SIEM


Speaker:

Rob Aragao

Vice President, Services
EiQ Networks

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Organizations of all sizes are challenged because of an industry-wide deficit of information security professionals. Compounding this problem is the steady adoption of cloud based services, including software and infrastructure as a service, where information security is not always a core competency of the cloud provider. During this session attendees will learn how other organizations have solved these challenges through hosted SecureVue security information and event management (SIEM) – a service based offering that delivers advanced security expertise and managed security services to organizations that utilize cloud based services. Attendees will walk away with an understanding how customers have greatly improved the security posture of their cloud-based deployments through hosted SIEM.




 
Five Roots of the Sales and Marketing Divide: And How the Cloud Will Solve Them


Speaker:

Daniel Chalef

Co-Founder & CEO
KnowledgeTree

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


Sales and marketing must work together effectively, but 50% of sales teams are dissatisfied with marketing. Why? This session will look at the 5 root causes of this disconnect. And critically, it will discuss how cloud-based solutions can address the issue.




 
Flash Memory Can Be Primary Storage for the Cloud...Now


Speaker:

Rado Danilak

CEO
Skyera

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Only a system level approach to flash memory management can meet the increasing performance demands of the cloud while bringing the price of all solid-state systems to a level that is equal to high performance HDDs. Innovations are necessary to make the latest generation of 19/20 nm MLC flash memory usable in mainstream enterprise cloud storage. In addition, reducing high costs that keep flash memory from serving as primary storage (as compared to caches or tiers) is very important. This session will highlight flash technology trends for the cloud, and offer system level solutions that will advance flash memory in the enterprise cloud storage market.




 
Flash Storage and Networking Innovations for Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Jamon Bowen

Technical Marketing Manager
LSI Corporation

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


In the face of explosive data growth and significant pressure on IT budgets, data centers cannot afford the application bottlenecks, stranded capacity, and excessive cost of traditional storage and networking architectures. They are leading the adoption of new flash storage and networking innovations with their unexpected TCO savings.

In this session Jamon Bowen will discuss how an array of crucial technologies from “traditional” PCIeTM flash cards to transparent and intelligent caching, shared flash and storage pools, innovative data analytics acceleration and low-latency networking with in-line processing of data are enabling enterprises to dramatically increase datacenter work and efficiency while reducing overall costs.




 
Gain the Competitive Edge with Next Generation Cloud Platforms


Speaker:

Bruce Otte

Director, IBM SmartCloud Platform and Workload Services
IBM

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


The next generation of enterprise-class cloud platforms are inspiring confidence through innovative application development models, open infrastructures, DevOps, and attractive deployment options. As business users start to demand a consumer-like cloud experience, concepts such as DevOps are enabling businesses to quickly deploy new IT capabilities and update as requirements evolve. Open standards that support platform and workload interoperability can be a catalyst to successful technology changes. Learn how successful companies are driving new levels of innovation with the next generation of cloud platforms.




 
General Session | Agile IaaS with the OVH Dedicated Cloud


Speaker:

Jean-Sebastien Bruneau

Cloud Architect
OVH.com

Track: All Tracks


It is common to see providers deploy cloud instances using automation, but what happens when these same principles are applied to the provisioning of the infrastructure? In this General Session attendees will gain insider information on how OVH, winner of the VMware Global Partner Network Award 2013, can make automation work to provide IaaS that scales within minutes.




 
General Session | Backup, Recovery, Archiving, and the Cloud


Speaker:

Richard Place

Lead Partner - Cloud Services
SHI

Track: All Tracks


Backup, Recovery, and Archiving (BURA) are critical elements for IT to address. BURA solutions need to address a broad spectrum of needs including data protection, regulatory compliance, and business continuity. Today's cloud based solutions can enable customers to procure and consume BURA as a service supported by EMC's latest technologies. At the end of this session, you will be able to: 1. Gain a full understanding of Backup, Recovery, and Archiving (BURA), also known as Backup as a Service incorporating EMC's latest technologies. 2. Share the experiences of a cloud service providers BURA implementations and portfolio 3. Have an opportunity to ask questions regarding SHI's Backup as a Service offering and experiences with partners and customers




 
General Session | Building Open Interoperable Cloud Infrastructure


Speaker:

Jason Waxman

VP, Intel Architecture Group & GM, Cloud Platforms Group
Intel

Track: All Tracks


At pennies per virtual machine-hour, the economics of cloud computing are both compelling and daunting to replicate. Whether you are building your own cloud infrastructure, building a public cloud or choosing a cloud service, there are key strategy and technology decisions that make the difference between success and failure.

This session will share industry best practices for deploying cloud infrastructure that maximize the benefits of cloud economics, agility and interoperability. Learn how Intel is working with industry leaders to deliver open, secure and efficient cloud computing based on optimized compute, networking, storage and software technology and what are key tools and resources to help you achieve your cloud computing goals.




 
General Session | Citrix and Alcatel Lucent Joint Cloud Solution and Architecture


Speakers:

Kedar Poduri

Senior Director of Product Management
Citrix Systems

and
Cary Dym

Cloud Solutions Business Development Leader
Alcatel-Lucent

Track: All Tracks


Full session details to be posted shortly.




 
General Session | Cloudy With a Chance of...Success


Speaker:

Gary Ballabio

Product Line Director
Akamai Technologies

Track: All Tracks


How to Improve Security, Scale, Response Time and Availability For Your Cloud and Big Data Initiatives

It’s a standard refrain heard in enterprise IT departments around the world - “I want to move to the cloud, but what about data security, uptime and user response time across a nearly infinite number of devices to support?” Because of this, fear gets in the way and enterprises reap only a small percentage of the potential benefits that can be gained through cloud adoption.

This session will examine a variety of strategies you can employ to make your cloud architecture better performing, more secure and available. Learn best practices for achieving the optimal reliability for applications running in the cloud as well as maintaining or increasing the velocity of real-time data transfers happening in support of Big Data initiatives.




 
General Session | Evolving Cloud Computing Models: Comparing Public Virtual, Bare Metal and Private Clouds


Speaker:

Duke Skarda

CTO
SoftLayer

Track: All Tracks


Private clouds are a great way to provide real-time service delivery of IT resources with a single-tenant, customized, secure environment. However, the challenge of scaling and managing physical resources still exists. The solution may be to leverage an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider to build an off-premise Private Cloud to add scalability to your current private cloud.

In this General Session by SoftLayer CTO Duke Skarda you will learn:
  • How to achieve scalability at Internet speed
  • Why it makes technical and business sense to host the cloud off-premises
  • What hosting options are available




 
General Session | Is Cloud Safer Than Your Traditional Datacenter?


Speaker:

Rishi Bhargava

Vice President and General Manager of Software Defined Datacente
Intel Security

Track: All Tracks


These days, it seems that every cloud provider claims that cloud is safer than your traditional datacenter. Is it though? In this highly informative General Session, McAfee experts will help you explore and address the security challenges and considerations for public cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS).




 
General Session | Rethink IT and Reinvent Business with IBM SmartCloud


Speaker:

Angel Luis Diaz

Vice President, Software Standards, IBM Cloud Labs & HiPODS
IBM

Track: All Tracks


On today's Smarter Planet, enterprises are turning to the cloud to revamp existing business models and manage an unprecedented rate of change. In fact, the number of enterprises moving to cloud computing will double within the next few years as they seek to transition IT from a cost center to a strategic center of business innovation.

In this session, we will discuss how the IBM SmartCloud family, including PureSystems, helps enterprises optimize their traditional IT environments while driving rapid business innovation through new engagement models. In addition, we will illustrate through specific client examples the value of open standards initiatives like OpenStack and TOSCA, and how they are crucial to an interoperable and agile cloud computing infrastructure.




 
General Session | Software-Defined Storage for Cloud Architectures


Speaker:

Kevin Brown

CEO
Coraid

Track: All Tracks


Cloud computing environments with on-demand access to compute, network, and storage resources require an elastic infrastructure that can be rapidly scaled and dynamically reconfigured. Virtualization combined with x86 servers has transformed the way we scale out compute resources. The alternate approach to infrastructure that virtualization has enabled, referred to as the software-defined data center, uses standard, commodity, scale-out hardware building blocks to create pools of resources. These resources are abstracted and delivered as tiers of services that can be configured, managed and controlled entirely through software. Unfortunately, legacy Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage architectures are rooted in rigid mainframe-era designs, and are fundamentally incompatible with the dynamic software-defined data center.

In this session, learn how Ethernet storage architectures leverage off-the-shelf hardware, standard Ethernet, and distributed storage processing to enable a building block approach to scalability - no forklift upgrades required. By leveraging powerful REST-based programmability, a powerful policy engine, and automation that enables one-click storage provisioning, these architectures deliver flexible software-defined storage that offers simplicity at scale. Learn how organizations today are already leveraging Ethernet storage as the storage backbone of their dynamic public and private cloud architectures.




 
General Session | Ten Myths of Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Bob Evans

Sr. Vice-President, Communications
Oracle Corp

Track: All Tracks


Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. This session will discuss and dispel some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today. Attendees will learn about the flexibility and choice that cloud can offer so that they can make more informed decisions when choosing cloud for their businesses.




 
General Session | The Cloud of Tomorrow


Speaker:

Kevin Clarke

Director of Cloud Platform Engineering
Verizon Terremark

Track: All Tracks


Before we talk about the cloud of tomorrow, Kevin Clarke of Verizon Terremark, describes what core characteristics compose the cloud of today, and discusses three fundamental features: independent architectures, multi-tenant infrastructures and the concept of ‘different controls.’

While the cloud is able to house different applications in terms of complexity and criticality, most enterprise applications are not apt for virtualized environments, such as cloud computing. Considine explores the challenges that exist in running enterprise applications, or what he calls the “hard stuff” and the ideal features future cloud offerings should provide enterprises. These include security, dependencies, application management and performance.




 
General Session | The Next-Generation IT Department – Must Have Cloud


Speaker:

Brian Jawalka

Manager, Strategy & Architecture
Rackspace

Track: All Tracks


Compelling consumer applications are created everyday. Are you ready for the IT implications both internally and externally? As your datacenter needs more capacity, the cloud will be critical to success. What are the key considerations to help plan for the needed capacity over time? And how can the cloud best work with your existing applications?

In this General Session join Brian Jawalka, architect and cloud strategist for an informative session which will potentially open conversation to talk about the SaaS consumer apps that are forcing IT to evolve. Learn how a hybrid approach can add agility, flexibility and speed-to-market for your organization.




 
General Session | Using APIs for Better Business Partnerships


Speaker:

Alistair Farquharson

CTO
SOA Software

Track: All Tracks


There’s no denying the opportunities that Open APIs and Business to Developer initiatives offer today, but for many businesses APIs are going to be a huge driver of business partner programs. Successful B2B API programs introduce a completely new set of requirements that go far beyond the capabilities of most API Management platforms. This presentation will discuss how a B2B API program can help drive your business, what the challenges are, and how to make sure you succeed.

In this session you will learn:
  • The differences between Open APIs and B2B APIs
  • Security Concerns
  • Monitoring
  • QoS Management
  • How to plan, build and run APIs to enable business partners
  • How to selectively share your APIs with your partners’ developers




 
Get Your Datacenter Network Cloud-Ready


Speaker:

Graham Melville

Director Product Marketing Cloud Networking
Citrix

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


With real-world cloud strategies now being implemented, IT is facing the practical challenges of efficiently and safely delivering services from public clouds, as well as incorporating cloud characteristics into their own data center network. Requirements include overcoming network incompatibilities, providing cloud-like scale and agility for enterprise apps, and meeting security and compliance requirements for cloud-delivered workloads. In this session you’ll discover an architecture to make your data center network cloud-ready and how to migrate applications to the cloud while protecting your data.




 
Getting Started With OpenStack


Speaker:

Ken Hui

Open Cloud Architect
Rackspace

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


OpenStack is quickly becoming the de facto standard for Open Cloud platforms. What makes OpenStack the future of Cloud Computing and how can someone get started with learning this new technolgy? This session will walk participants though the basics of OpenStack and offer practical suggestions and resources for learning the foundation of the new Open Cloud.




 
Getting the Most From Hadoop Development and Real-Time Dedicated Clusters


Speaker:

Christian Black

Intel Data Center Solutions Architect
Intel Corp

Track: Big Data


This session will review the background of Apache Hadoop, its application, and methods to accelerate data system clusters with Intel SSD technology. The session will overview the genius of Hadoop and provide an overview of the ecosystem landscape.

You will learn how the Hadoop framework and SSD technology augment cloud data systems ranging from analytics to on-line transaction processing (OLTP) to data warehousing. Best known applications of SSD technology to development, real-time query, and main Hadoop clusters will be presented. The resulting balance of processing, networking, SSD storage, and Hadoop optimization results in improving big data sort responsiveness from hours to minuets.




 
Harnessing APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud Of Clouds’


Speaker:

Andi Mann

Chief Technology Advocate
Splunk

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


With the rapid rise of open cloud services, organizations face a future of sourcing and integrating functionality from multiple open APIs. But harnessing this API-centric ‘cloud of clouds’ to deliver competitive applications is not simple. You will need to understand and adopt new disciplines, processes, and technologies – like service analysis, cloud brokering, process orchestration, service integration, agile development, accelerated testing, devops collaboration, continuous delivery, and of course, API management and security.

In this session, technology strategist Andi Mann (author of Visible Ops - Private Cloud and The Innovative CIO) will explain how the new digital enterprise can take advantage of this API-centric ‘cloud of clouds’ to deliver new competitive applications faster, cheaper, and safer. Aimed at an architect-level audience, this session will include multiple case studies, implementation advice, execution best practices, and other practical lessons.




 
High Performance, Scalable Big Data Solutions in a Bare Metal Cloud


Speaker:

Marc Jones

Vice President of Product Innovation
SoftLayer

Track: Big Data


The cloud provides an easy on-ramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions, particularly the latest technologies that favor scale-out architectures. Transitioning from initial deployment to a large-scale, highly performant operation may not be as easy.

Understanding the benefits, weaknesses, and performance characteristics of public cloud and bare metal cloud deployments can help you make the right decisions. The goal of this session is therefore to provide some insight into how to select the correct deployment strategy based on your Big Data application's needs. This insight is based on SoftLayer's extensive testing while creating Big Data solutions on our bare metal cloud platform.




 
How Private Cloud Works in Real Life: Deployment Examples


Speaker:

Brian Patrick Donaghy

CEO
Appcore

Track: Deploying the Cloud


Companies around the world are moving into on-premise private cloud environments. Many connect their private cloud to their public cloud service providers. In this session we'll talk about examples of what worked, what failed and why we should think about this evolution. Questions covered will include:
  • Can you really move from virtualization into automated and orchestrated private cloud?
  • What are the benefits? Costs in money and time? Risks?
  • How do I get my best people to work on strategic business problems – and not my servers?
  • My users want to bring their own tablets, phones, laptops, etc. – they also want to work from anywhere. How does private cloud help me with this?
  • How do I reduce requests for service coming into IT and the support desk? My users want more control of provisioning and want services now.
  • Who is going to pay for all this? How can each department pay for what they use?




 
How to Build a Pragmatic Strategy to Enter the Cloud


Speaker:

Alexandre Morel

VP Product Marketing
OVH.com

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Before jumping into the cloud, companies need a clear vision about steps, strategies and choices to be made. To avoid becoming lost between private, public, dedicated and many other offerings, what is the best process to identify, test and schedule your entry and progression in the world of Cloud?

This session will discuss such questions as:
  • What are the priorities for companies?
  • How can one separate the marketing baselines from real trends?
  • What do users expect from the cloud in short term and what could be a pragmatic process to build IT roadmaps and get results?
The session will cover definitions of the cloud - the Cloud triangle; Public vs Dedicated Cloud; and will end with two use cases: OVH & Qualifio.




 
How to Make the Cloud Safe for Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Greg Smith

Sr. Lead Solutions Engineer
Akamai Technologies

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Cloud computing isn't new, nor are the benefits it provides. Companies like yours have been moving their mission critical applications online in search of cost savings, scalability and offload for years. Yet challenges persist - performance, reliability, and security concerns have led to obstacles in growth and adoption.

Join Akamai’s Greg Smith in this session to learn how Akamai’s Intelligent platform can help you address these challenges without sacrificing security or control.




 
How to Stop Worrying and Love Your Cloud


Speaker:

Tim Halpin

Director Cloud Services – Adoption and Utilization
AT&T

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


The key drivers behind the Cloud Revolution are faster delivery of IT solutions, access to ‘unlimited’ on-demand capacity, and lower operating costs. Still, many struggle with the variables behind the Cloud, including data management, portability, and public, private, hybrid, and virtual private clouds. Learn how you can leverage cloud solutions to minimize risk and investment as you execute your overall IT strategy and move your production workloads into the Cloud.




 
How To Use Google Apps Script


Speaker:

Arun Nagarajan

Sr. Developer Advocate
Google

Track: Hot Topics


Google Apps Script is a cloud based JavaScript environment which allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Sheets and more. The development is entirely within a browser and it's free and easy to get started. At this session, Cloud Expo delegates have the opportunity to learn all the capabilities of Google Apps Script. Walk away being able to write your first script!




 
I Know What You Did Last Second


Speaker:

Jason Mondanaro

Director of Product Management - Metanga
MetraTech, Corp

Track: Big Data


Using Big Data and Cloud Computing to Respond to Customer Behavior

Is your customer about to do something they might regret? Can you warn them in time? Will you be their hero? With Big Data and Cloud Powers you can!




 
IaaS & Shadow-IT: Make Sure Security Isn't An Afterthought


Speaker:

Swaroop Sayeram

Group Manager, Datacenter & Server Security
McAfee, Inc.

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Let's face it, Business Units are bypassing IT and are using the likes of EC2 & Rackspace. Developers are driving this trend for the sake of agility and hindrance-free innovation. Security is not their top priority and is usually an afterthought, and this makes IT cringe. McAfee enables IT to say YES to their business unit's cloud computing needs.




 
IBM and OpenStack Together: Accelerating Cloud Adoption and ROI


Speaker:

Andrew Trossman

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Common Cloud Stack
IBM

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Speed to market and improving ROI for new cloud services are an important element for adopting cloud computing. Open source technology translates into savings for clients in terms of flexibility and interoperability. OpenStack is leading the way in open source for IaaS, capturing the attention of the cloud customers, business partners and vendors alike, and producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds.

In this session learn about IBM's role in OpenStack including key contributions to strengthen OpenStack, ending with a wrap up of an overview of IBM's plans for the adoption of OpenStack as part of the IBM SmartCloud portfolio.




 
Interconnected Machines and the Future of Energy


Speaker:

Paul Rogers

Chief Development Officer
GE Software

Track: Hot Topics


In the face of rapidly increasing amounts of unstructured data, industry is investing heavily to turn machines into services and connect them to analytics engines that will extract an extraordinary amount of value and unleash a productivity revolution for both businesses and consumers.

In the healthcare, transportation and energy sectors alone, the combination of machine diagnostics software and analytics will eliminate as much as $150 billion in waste. This session will discuss how we can harness the interconnectivity of machines to increase efficiency of the energy market, and promote a cleaner world for the future.




 
Introducing the Open Cloud Exchange


Speaker:

Gerry Fassig

Vice President of Sales, Cloud Service Providers
CoreSite

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


The cloud-enabled data center sits at the center of IT transformation. It facilitates the interconnection and communities that come together, propelling growth for both buyers and sellers. Learn how CoreSite is bringing together best-of-breed partners through the Open Cloud Exchange resulting in public, private, and hybrid cloud interconnection and management as well as connectivity to AWS direct connect.




 
Isolated Networks in the Cloud


Speaker:

Hart Hoover

Cloud Strategist
Rackspace Hosting

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


It’s now possible to create isolated networks in the cloud using OpenStack Networking. Cloud Networks can help enhance network security, increase application agility and improve scalability and availability of your servers.

In this session, Hart Hoover of Rackspace will discuss:
  • What are cloud networks?
  • History and progress of OpenStack Networking
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Use cases for an isolated network in a cloud infrastructure
  • Live demo of creating an isolated network and deploying servers within it
Learn how to put cloud networking to work in this informative session.




 
Launching Hadoop into the Cloud in Three Clicks


Speaker:

Paul Speciale

CMO
Appcara

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


Big Data applications such as Hadoop and Hive are becoming more widely adopted and mainstream. There are increasing numbers of users who will select the cloud – whether private or public - as an efficient and scalable deployment vehicle for these large-scale distributed apps. Hadoop implementations can involve deployment of dozens to thousands of application nodes - a scale that can become very time-consuming to manage. Embracing Big Data applications is one thing, but users will struggle to manage them due to a lack of tools designed for such complex applications in the cloud. New solutions are required to enable far simpler setup, configuration and provisioning of complex Hadoop and Hive deployments on a large scale – and also to manage them over their continuing lifecycle.

In this session we will demonstrate how to speed-up Hadoop deployments, and discuss the issues related to managing large distributed Workloads in public and private clouds. There is increasing need for solutions that manage these types of distributed Workloads holistically, rather than as piecemeal servers. Through new model-driven technologies, we cannot only provision multi-tier and distributed applications in a few simple clicks - but we can also enable ongoing lifecycle management of these apps as they scale and evolve over time.




 
Lessons Learned Managing Large AWS Environments


Speaker:

Ronald Bradford

Founder & CEO
Effective MySQL

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


This session will cover experiences from consulting with many clients that (mis-)use AWS. Topics include managing and optimizing AWS costs, evaluating new AWS features, CLI automation for web scale, knowing about and improving security for your application and data, what is important to monitor and limitations of existing monitoring systems and dealing with failures in AWS understanding regions and zones.




 
License Management: Now What?


Speaker:

Erik Iversen

Leader, Software Asset Management Team
SHI International

Track: Hot Topics


License and compliance management was difficult when most everything you needed was terrestrial – on the ground, tangible, countable. But as assets float toward and into The Cloud, license and compliance management are becoming more complex, more challenging, and even more important. Find out from this session how to use a simple 3-step model to help get ready.




 
Lowering Storage TCO: Understanding SSD Technology to Avoid the Rip-and-Replace Game


Speaker:

Esther Spanjer

Director of SSD Technical Marketing
SMART Storage Systems

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


The rise of cloud computing has exposed hard drive-based storage as the new data center bottleneck. Combating this, data center managers have deployed SSDs to gain the performance needed to provide real-time access to data. However, due to budget constraints, many have turned to consumer-grade SSDs without understanding that they wear out quickly when processing enterprise workloads. In this session, Esther Spanjer will discuss recent endurance advancements in SSD technology that enable usage of low cost, enterprise-class SSDs, and how this helps organizations lower their storage TCO by avoiding frequent replacements.




 
Lunchtime Discussion Panel: Harnessing the Risks of Cloud Computing for Business Value


Speakers:

Jill Tummler Singer

CEO
Tummler Singer Associates

and
Manjula Talreja

VP, Global Cloud Business Development
Cisco

and
Mary Beth Borgwing

Managing Director
Standish Risk Management

and
Sharon L. Kane

Partner
PwC

and
Vivian Maese

Partner, FinTech Practice
Dechert LLC

and
Jennifer Mulveny

Director, Government Affairs
Intel Corp

Track: All Tracks


A 2013 McKinsey survey reported that 75% of CEOs find value for their company in Cloud Computing. Given the well-documented perception of risk, are these established brands now coming to cloud to leverage "brand momentum" and create a "fresh start"? What are the pitfalls as these established companies enter the cloud environment, as CEOs start to discover the power of cloud computing beyond efficiency and cost savings?

This discussion will inform you on the risks involved with doing business in the cloud, the competitive landscape, the impact of regulation, compliance and what our experts see as the opportunity for reward.




 
Lunchtime Focus Keynote | How CIOs are Transforming to the Cloud – Lessons From the Real World


Speaker:

Krishna Subramanian

Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms
Citrix

Track: All Tracks


Cloud computing is the #1 topic for most CIOs this year. This session will walk you through how customers have transformed the way they do business using Citrix Cloud Solutions. Learn best practices and architecture from companies who have embraced the cloud in their datacenter environment.




 
Lunchtime Focus Keynote | Strategies for Application Delivery in the Cloud Era


Speaker:

Neil Cohen

Vice President of Global Product Marketing
Akamai Technologies

Track: All Tracks


Cloud computing continues to gain momentum as enterprises of all sizes and across all industries seek to harness the business agility promised by this computing model. Despite its long-accepted benefits, the cloud has also fallen victim to performance and reliability challenges, combined with a perceived lack of security. As a result this has led to slower predicted growth and adoption of this still promising infrastructure methodology.

Learn more about overcoming these challenges, and the role application delivery solutions play in optimizing public and hybrid cloud architectures without sacrificing performance, security or control.




 
Managing Legal Risks in Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Dan Pepper

Managing Member
Pepper Law Group, LLC

Track: Hot Topics


Saas, IaaS, PaaS. Cloud computing is growing at a breathtaking speed and is the fastest-growing means by which technology companies offer their products today. Regardless of the industry, cloud computing is revolutionizing the way companies manage their applications and data processing, while simultaneously being one of the least understood. However, before companies go flying in the clouds, they need to be aware of the significant legal risks and implications associated with cloud computing. This session examines how cloud computing can be adopted and the dangers avoided on a practical level.




 
Managing Legal Risks in Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Dan Pepper

Managing Member
Pepper Law Group, LLC

Track: Hot Topics


Saas, IaaS, PaaS. Cloud computing is growing at a breathtaking speed and is the fastest-growing means by which technology companies offer their products today. Regardless of the industry, cloud computing is revolutionizing the way companies manage their applications and data processing, while simultaneously being one of the least understood. However, before companies go flying in the clouds, they need to be aware of the significant legal risks and implications associated with cloud computing. This session examines how cloud computing can be adopted and the dangers avoided on a practical level.




 
Many Clouds and APIs But One OpenStack and jclouds


Speakers:

Raghavan Srinivas

Cloud Solutions Architect / Evangelist
Microsoft

and
Everett Toews

Developer Advocate
Rackspace Hosting

Track: Deploying the Cloud


In an ideal developer/systems administrator’s world, most applications would deploy seamlessly to multiple platforms and scale elastically with minimal effort bringing unprecedented agility of the Cloud within immediate reach of developer teams and IT organizations.

OpenStack, a RackSpace and NASA initiative, is now managed by an independent foundation and is supported by multiple vendors. It defines APIs for compute, storage, networking, services, monitoring, and additional infrastructure services.

jclouds is an open source library that helps you get started in the cloud and utilizes your Java or Clojure development skills. The jclouds API gives you the freedom to use portable abstractions for cloud-specific features. It's a cross-cloud toolkit that works with both public and private clouds, enabling hybrid cloud workloads.

Attend this session for a technical overview of OpenStack and jclouds, an API for multi cloud access and see how to architect and implement solutions on an open IaaS that could be a technologist’s cloud nirvana. We will demonstrate common use cases of cloud applications that can benefit from rapid development and rapid elasticity made possible by the integration of these two powerful technologies. You will learn how to write code that can control multiple clouds using interoperable code with jclouds.You are welcome to follow along (You will need Java, Maven and Rackspace/HP cloud accounts).




 
Maximizing the Small Things: Efficiencies for Cloud Hardware


Speaker:

Edwin Lam

Senior FA Engineer
Innodisk

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Most of today’s hardware manufacturers are building servers with at least one SATA Port, but not every systems engineer utilizes them. This is considered a loss in the game of maximizing potential storage space in a fixed unit. The SATADOM Series was created by Innodisk as a high-performance, small form factor boot drive with low power consumption, to be plugged into the unused SATA port on your server board as an alternative to Hard drive or USB boot-up.

Built for 1U systems, this powerful device is smaller than a one dollar coin, and frees up otherwise dead space on your motherboard. To meet the requirements of tomorrow’s cloud hardware, Innodisk invested internal R&D resources to develop our SATA III series of products. The SATA III SATADOM boasts 500/180MBs R/W Speeds respectively, or double R/W Speed of SATA II products. In this session, we’ll demonstrate our SATADOM is the better alternative to Hard drives and USB Solutions in terms of performance, capacity and space for server system boot-up. We’ll investigate the newest technologies of Flash Storage that power the Cloud today, and look forward to future industry trends.




 
Measuring the Performance of Your Hadoop Deployment


Speaker:

Andrei Yurkevich

CTO
Altoros

Track: Big Data


Big Data deployments such as Hadoop have become increasingly pervasive, but technology to measure the performance of these deployments is far less accessible. Unless you have years of experience managing large Hadoop clusters, it’s not obvious how many options there are to measure and manage the performance of your deployment. This session will provide an overview of how Altoros is measuring the performance of Hadoop clusters, and will prepare you to successfully evaluate the performance of various deployment options. Andrei Yurkevich, CTO of Altoros, will share the results of benchmarking Apache Hadoop on Ubuntu, RedHat and SmartOS hypervisors.




 
Migration to the Cloud for Data Intensive Jobs


Speaker:

Dave Eichorn

Global Data Center Practice Head
Zensar-Akibia

Track: Deploying the Cloud


In this session, Dave Eichorn of Zensar will share a case study describing how a utility services company handled the migration of its Microsoft platform to the cloud. Challenged with the time-consuming task of opening operations out of temporary offices, this company struggled with the need to simultaneously access data that was accumulated from a vast amount of data-intensive jobs. Zensar migrated the company’s application of force.com to the cloud, eliminating the need for front end infrastructure and allowing access to the cloud. He will describe best practices for cloud migration and explain the benefits of mobility, cost savings and faster time-to-market.




 
Move to the Cloud and Modernize in One Step


Speakers:

Greg O'Connor

President & CEO
AppZero

and
Stephen Salas

Cloud Market Development Manager
Rackspace

Track: Hot Topics


Faced with migrating applications from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008 or 2012 when adopting the cloud? Join us as we demonstrate new “up-level OS” migration capabilities. This technology allows users to easily move server applications from old operating systems to new ones as part of a cloud migration. With Windows Server 2003 end of life approaching, companies will be faced with uplifting large numbers of enterprise applications. See how you can modernize (OS up level) and transform (move to the cloud) at the same time. We’ll demonstrate moving a legacy application from bare metal to the Rackspace Cloud.




 
Network Transformation = High-Performance Cloud Enablement


Speaker:

Mark Casey

President & CEO
CFN Services

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


In this session delegates will gain insight on how network transformation plays a role in enabling enterprises to migrate and better support a cloud environment.

The session will discuss network transformation use cases illustrating how you can significantly improve cloud’s end-to-end performance tackling the challenges of performance, capacity and availability, while controlling sprawl across globally distributed applications. Learn how transforming your network and preparing it for cloud, makes it more effective and affordable maintaining cloud's promise of on-demand service provisioning, economies of scale and a service-level driven customer experience.




 
Network Transformation = High-Performance Cloud Enablement


Speaker:

Mark Casey

President & CEO
CFN Services

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


In this session delegates will gain insight on how network transformation plays a role in enabling enterprises to migrate and better support a cloud environment.

The session will discuss network transformation use cases illustrating how you can significantly improve cloud’s end-to-end performance tackling the challenges of performance, capacity and availability, while controlling sprawl across globally distributed applications. Learn how transforming your network and preparing it for cloud, makes it more effective and affordable maintaining cloud's promise of on-demand service provisioning, economies of scale and a service-level driven customer experience.




 
NoSQL & Big Data, The No "BS" Edition


Speaker:

Sam Bisbee

Director of Technical Business Development
Cloudant

Track: Big Data


A lot of companies are checking the NoSQL conversation box these days but end up getting confused by the sheer amount of information that is available on the Internet. This session will take a look at how NoSQL impacts your application building decisions, will discuss some of the insider baseball in the NoSQL community, cover a few tons of misconceptions, and discuss Cloudant's views on what all this NOSQL and big data hullabaloo is all about. The session will be littered with case studies and examples from clients and previous projects.




 
OpenFlow is SDN Yet SDN is Not Only OpenFlow


Speaker:

Patrick Kerpan

CEO & Co-Founder
CohesiveFT

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new approach to networking, both to the data centre, and as a connection across data centers. SDN defines the networks in software, meaning designers can operate, control, and configure networks without physical access to the hardware. Effectively, SDN frees the network and applications from underlying hardware. New technologies are making it possible for enterprises to use virtualized networks over any type of hardware in any physical location - including unifying physical data centers and federating cloud-based data centers.

In this session, Patrick Kerpan will highlight customer use cases to demonstrate a broader SDN definition.




 
Opening Keynote | Convergence & Interoperability Will Define Next-Generation Cloud Architectures


Speaker:

Dr. Daniel Sabbah

CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform
IBM

Track: All Tracks


Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new systems of engagement, out maneuver their peers and achieve desired outcomes. This keynote will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.




 
Optimize your Virtual Environment to Obtain Maximum Business Value


Speaker:

Dan Carr

Program Director - Cloud Computing Client Engagements
IBM

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


Everyone is virtualizing, but are they realizing any of the promised savings? This overview of IBM's new virtualization optimization solutions will show you how integrated Cloud Solutions like SmartCloud Provisioning and SmartCloud Monitoring can deliver the savings virtualization promises.

Organizations are using intelligent management and analytics to provide the insight needed to optimize their virtualized infrastructure and dramatically improve availability, reduce data storage footprints and streamline patch management. This session will review lessons learned from real-world experience.




 
Optimizing SSD Performance for the Cloud OSV Environment


Speakers:

Tahmid Rahman


Intel Corp

and
Mohammed Khandaker

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer
Intel Corporation

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


What are the best known methods for optimizing SSD performance for improved throughput and responsiveness of Windows and Linux Cloud environments? In this session delegates will come to understand how the application level demands on IOPS, quality metrics and SSD architecture impact system performance. You will learn how to unleash the full performance of your cloud operating environment through SSD heuristics, OS system level parameter settings, and configuring storage parameters to meet the most demanding cloud application needs.




 
Patterns to Bring Enterprise and Social Identity to the Cloud


Speaker:

K. Scott Morrison

CTO & Chief Architect
Layer 7 Technologies

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


One of the most compelling promises of the cloud is that you can pull out a credit card and be working in minutes. No purchase orders tofill out, no equipment to wait for on the loading dock. Just instant access to the resources you need, when you need them. But accessibility comes at a price, and an unintentional consequence may be that you create yet another orphaned identity silo. Enterprise IT has spent years consolidating its mishmash of directories, only to discover that cloud now threatens to turn back their hard-won victories.

In this session, we will look at strategies to incorporate identity into cloud applications. Enterprise identity or social login can both be a part of your go-to-cloud strategy, but you must plan for this upfront,rather than try to retrofit identity and access control at a later date.

Cloud Expo delegates will learn about:
  • The different identity challenges in SaaS, PaaS and IaaS
  • Social Sign On vs Enterprise Single Sign On (SSO)
  • The new role of OAuth, OpenID Connect, and SCIM
  • Do virtual private clouds make the problem go away?
  • Pros and cons of cloud-based identity services
  • How you can leverage existing technology to address a new problems




 
Predicting the Future of Cloud Based Data Protection


Speaker:

Henrik Rosendahl

Sr. Vice President, Cloud Solutions
Quantum Corporation

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


This session will explore trends in cloud-based backup and DR, and how current approaches to cloud data protection fall short. We’ll look at in-house vs. subscription cloud backup as a service models, and how on-premise backup for local recovery has advantages. We’ll discuss the need for application-specific SLAs for failover and continued operation of applications in the cloud using VMs. We’ll explore how long-term archive and big data are converging with cloud providing the potential for seamless backup, repository and archive for all data types. We’ll compare cost examples to show the implications of cloud BaaS on CAPEX vs. OPEX.




 
Private Cloud Planning and Design: From Application to Infrastructure


Speaker:

Kedar Poduri

Senior Director of Product Management
Citrix Systems

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Most organizations want to migrate traditional enterprise applications along with applications built with the cloud in mind. Understanding the considerations, features and best practices needed to accommodate multiple workloads can make the difference between a cloud that propels your business to unprecedented levels of efficiency and productivity and just another virtualized infrastructure. Join this session to learn about architectural factors needed to support diverse workloads and how to run these workloads efficiently.




 
Private Cloud, Public Cloud - Is There a Third Option?


Speaker:

Richard Hand

Cloud Architect
INetU Managed Hosting

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


As more of your enterprise IT moves into the Cloud you may find yourself asking that very question – Is there a third option? The cost benefits of the Public Cloud may be appealing, but is this the appropriate environment for your critical data? The performance and security of a Private Cloud infrastructure will make you a hero, but the costs may be prohibitive. There is a third option, however - The Hybrid Cloud. The Hybrid Cloud will give you the benefit of having a right-sized, right-provisioned data solution that will allow you the benefit of both models - a mix of dedicated and cloud services from a Cloud Services provider.

In this session, Rich Hand, Cloud Architect at INetU Managed Hosting, will discuss:
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the private and public cloud and the best practices of integrating the two managed hosting models
  • The architecture of the environment to optimize interoperation between the components and to maintain security and performance
  • How to evaluate and configure the appropriate components and best practices for a hybrid solution that best fits your needs




 
Reduce Cloud Security Risks with an Identity-Centric Approach


Speaker:

Robert Craig

Sr. Product Marketing Manager
McAfee

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


The cloud security challenge is about more than new technologies, architectures and business models. It is about change. The organizational process of cloud adoption and migration executed by disparate IT teams and business units delivers point cloud and security solutions that create unnecessary gaps in an organization’s security posture. To reduce risk and maximize return on investment, organizations must take a long-term, integrated view of cloud security. They need a framework that is intelligent, comprehensive, easier to implement and identity-centric.

In this session, McAfee identity expert Robert Craig from McAfee's Identity Center of Expertise will discuss these emerging trends and challenges and how a Security Connected approach with that combines advanced threat and web protection, single sign-on and authentication can do more than provide secure access to the cloud – it can, and will, improve your user’s experience with it.




 
Requirements of a Cloud Database


Speaker:

Seth Proctor

CTO
NuoDB

Track: Deploying the Cloud


The traditional databases of the 20th century were never designed to scale to meet 21st century data demands. Google alone processes about 24 petabytes of data/day. With the added complexity of heavily virtualized hardware and storage plus apps being moved in and out of private, hybrid and public clouds, application developers, SaaS vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT all need a better answer.

Citing customer examples and performance benchmarks, this session will explore the new rules for a 21st century Cloud Data Management System and explore the critical new roles databases play in customers’ strategies and how to resolve today's web-scale challenges.




 
SAP HANA Cloud: From Your Datacenter to the Cloud and Back


Speaker:

Krasimir Semerdzhiev


SAP

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


Nowadays IT has the challenge to keep the core business systems running smoothly, bringing in as little disruption as possible while at the same time meeting the constantly growing LoB demands for new features and improved ways to access data. To make it harder - with the growth of mobile clients corporate data is now accessed primarily from outside of the realm of corporate network. This session will introduce several options which SAP HANA Cloud Platform provides for bridging the gap between the cloud and all onPremise systems.




 
Scaling Big Data in the Cloud


Speaker:

Cory Isaacson

CTO
Risk Management Solutions

Track: Big Data


Need to scale your data tier? The foundation of every application is the database layer, and today application architects have more choices than ever. With these choices come new questions: Which database technology is best for your application? How can your application take advantage of Big Data technology? Can you run your relational database at Big Data scale? What does it take to implement a comprehensive data infrastructure, including your core database, incorporating SQL, No SQL and Big Data platforms?

In this session Cory Isaacson, CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, will answer these questions and more. You will learn exactly what it takes to scale your data tier, and how to keep it reliable - despite the challenges presented in Cloud environments. You will also enjoy a quick review of the primary types of database platforms, enabling you to choose the best technology for your application challenges. We will close with a high volume social application/gaming case study, showing exactly what it takes to run a high-volume, multi-terabyte database infrastructure in the cloud.




 
Scaling Big Data in the Cloud


Speaker:

Cory Isaacson

CTO
Risk Management Solutions

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


Need to scale your data tier? The foundation of every application is the database layer, and today application architects have more choices than ever. With these choices come new questions: Which database technology is best for your application? How can your application take advantage of Big Data technology? Can you run your relational database at Big Data scale? What does it take to implement a comprehensive data infrastructure, including your core database, incorporating SQL, No SQL and Big Data platforms?

In this session Cory Isaacson, CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, will answer these questions and more. You will learn exactly what it takes to scale your data tier, and how to keep it reliable - despite the challenges presented in Cloud environments. You will also enjoy a quick review of the primary types of database platforms, enabling you to choose the best technology for your application challenges. We will close with a high volume social application/gaming case study, showing exactly what it takes to run a high-volume, multi-terabyte database infrastructure in the cloud.




 
SDN for the Hybrid Cloud: The Scalable Solution


Speaker:

Marc LeClerc

Representative
The Open Networking Foundation

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


The hybrid cloud provides compelling benefits to the enterprise – the security of the private cloud combined with a public cloud’s scale and scope. However, hybrid clouds also experience similar challenges. Increasing traffic demands combined with their dynamic nature can result in costly overprovisioning or inefficient under-provisioning of resources. OpenFlow-enabled SDN as a foundation for hybrid cloud provides a uniquely scalable and cost-effective solution to these problems. In this session Marc LeClerc, a representative of the Open Networking Foundation, will discuss this solution to the provisioning issues of the hybrid cloud and the resulting benefits.




 
Securing Your Cloud


Speaker:

Terry Woloszyn

Founder
Leeward Security

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


In this session, security expert Terry Woloszyn will be covering such topics as SSO/passwords, BYOD, malware/attacks, data governance and compliance.




 
Security for Cloud Computing: Understanding Security Challenges


Speaker:

Todd M. Moore

Director Interoperability and Partnerships
IBM

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Enterprises should have a clear understanding of potential security benefits and risks associated with cloud computing to set realistic expectations with their cloud provider. With this baseline knowledge, enterprises can effect changes in security and privacy that are in the best interest of the organization. Join IBM experts as they share their experience on how to analyze and respond to the security implications for cloud computing.

Learn about the "Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success" white paper from the Cloud Standards Customer Council and understand the strategies designed to help decision makers evaluate and compare security offerings




 
See Inside Your Cloud


Speaker:

David Reoch

Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions
Gigamon

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


Tools used by data center and cloud operations teams to manage infrastructure have zero visibility of network traffic in the public cloud or virtual network. And what you can’t see, you can’t manage or secure. A new approach is required to gain visibility to traffic in virtual networks, remote data centers or public cloud infrastructure.

In this session, Cloud Expo attendees will learn about new techniques that enable existing monitoring, analysis and security tools to gain pervasive visibility into the ever-expanding network fabric.




 
Shire Pharma: Our Journey to Private Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Shah Nawaz

Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture
Shire Pharmaceutical

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


This session will focus on Shire Pharma's implementation experience from inception (making the business case) to delivering IaaS design and most importantly the value realized. We will talk about our challenges, do's and don'ts.




 
Social Marketing in the Cloud


Speaker:

Jennifer Phillips

Discipline Lead, Marketing Cloud Consulting Services
CoreMatrix

Track: Hot Topics


A full description of this session will be posted shortly.




 
Solving the Cloud Talent Gap


Speaker:

Niki Acosta

Cloud Evangelista
Rackspace Hosting

Track: Hot Topics


A recent study by analyst firm IDC reports that in 2012, 1.7 million cloud computing-related roles across the globe could not be filled due to the lack of training, certification and experience in the applicant pool. As the global demand for cloud and big data expertise increases, employers are finding it difficult to recruit talent, which is slowing down the ability for organizations to adopt, implement, and realize benefits from innovative platforms like OpenStack.

In this session join Cloud Evangelista Niki Acosta as she discusses what companies like Rackspace are doing to narrow the talent gap, attract and retain talent, and foster the next generation of technologists, as well as the move to get more women into technical roles.




 
Stairway to the Cloud


Speaker:

Jeff Katzen

Practice Lead – Cloud Business Solutions
Savvis

Track: Deploying the Cloud


The world is connected in an unprecedentedly accelerating way. Where government and Enterprise IT buyers once led, now consumers and end users lead. Accordingly, the economics of cloud computing are dramatically changing the way businesses expect to procure IT services. Customers of all sizes are expecting hybrid capabilities that can be consumed and paid for on demand. They are expecting their cloud services to be delivered via an agile service provider that is able to drive out complexity and increase interoperability. As this session will explain: they expect a connected cloud.




 
Storage & Archive: Are Existing Offerings Relevant for Real Life?


Speaker:

Alexandre Morel

VP Product Marketing
OVH.com

Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance


Storage and Archive offerings are now exploding on the market. From end user mobile device to company tactical level: The cloud has become a Black hole for every kind of data. But what are the risks, and what are the real needs?

This session will answer questions such as:
  • How to develop a strategy to use those offers as a base to develop mid & long term value?
  • Should companies trust the cloud (Dedicated or Public) or rely on some other solutions?
  • How to select the right solution for the right internal need?
  • Which best of breed approaches can be used?




 
The Answer to Data Scientist Scarcity Lies in Automation


Speakers:

Radhika Subramanian

CEO
Emcien

and
Dr. David Bader

Professor & Executive Director of HPC
Georgia Institute of Technology

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


If zettabytes of data exist, why is less than 1% of the world’s data being analyzed today? Seasoned entrepreneur and startup CEO Radhika Subramanian believes that the inability to analyze and gain value from Big Data is that organizations are taking a services-centered approach. As the title of the session implies, Subramanian believes that the data needs to do the talking, not armies of analysts searching and querying databases. Her company has developed high-speed, advanced algorithms to automate pattern detection for rapid, real-time discovery of the “unknown unknowns” in structured and unstructured data.

In this session, Subramanian teams up with internationally renowned High-Performance Computing luminary Dr. David Bader to tackle Big Data’s biggest challenges. Together they will ask, 'What if you didn't have to analyze data at all?'




 
The Big Challenge of Big Data & Hadoop Integration


Speaker:

Cédric Carbone

CTO
Talend

Track: Big Data


Enterprises can't close their doors just because integration tools won't cope with the volume of information that their systems produce. As each day goes by, their information will become larger and more complicated, and enterprises must constantly struggle to manage the integration of dozens (or hundreds) of systems.

Apache Hadoop has quickly become the technology of choice for enterprises that need to perform complex analysis of petabytes of data, but few are aware of its potential to handle large-scale integration work. By using effective tools, integrators can process the complex transformation, synchronization, and orchestration tasks required in a high-performance, low cost, infinitely scalable way.

In this session Cédric Carbone will discuss how Hadoop can be used to integrate disparate systems and services, and provide a demonstration of the process for designing and deploying common integration tasks.




 
The Cloud Under Your Nose: Adopting Cloud Solutions from the Couch to the Corporation


Speaker:

Ross Brouse

COO and President
Solar VPS

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


Enterprise Cloud adoption revolves around pushing the BYOD movement and focusing on data security. In this session, Ross Brouse will cover how Cloud adoption is driven by consumerism, humanity's need to socialize, our addiction to new gadgets and the ability of data to stay secure in a growing collaborative world. The Cloud is a drug and we’re just getting hooked.




 
The Cloud Under Your Nose: Adopting Cloud Solutions from the Couch to the Corporation


Speaker:

Ross Brouse

COO and President
Solar VPS

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Enterprise Cloud adoption revolves around pushing the BYOD movement and focusing on data security. In this session, Ross Brouse will cover how Cloud adoption is driven by consumerism, humanity's need to socialize, our addiction to new gadgets and the ability of data to stay secure in a growing collaborative world. The Cloud is a drug and we’re just getting hooked.




 
The Importance of Investing in a Sound Cloud Education Strategy for Organizational Success


Speaker:

Marc Halcrow

North America Regional Manager
ITpreneurs

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


As organizations are investing hundreds of millions of dollars on Cloud and virtualization related technologies and services to manage the growing complexities in managing big data, many within the organization have no clue what cloud is and the derived value and benefit of embracing asound cloud strategy. With new Cloud solutions that impact non-IT folks like iCloud, Facebook, etc., more and more people are wondering and asking the question, what is cloud computing and what is my organization doing to leverage the latest cloud technologies. When the organization is not transparent about such initiatives, people will start to leverage other cloud solutions as they are much easier to access in the market than in the past, are available at a lower cost, however much more vulnerable than the IT services delivered by the IT organization. As the implications of Cloud Computing touch so many within the organization even outside of IT, it is imperative to have a sound cloud education strategy in place to ensure alignment within the organization to optimize Cloud related investments.

This session will delve into the value of investing in a sound cloud education strategy to ensure alignment and optimize cloud related investments. We will discuss the outcomes from several organizations that have made such investments over the past two years and the associated economic benefits they have seen.




 
The Promise of an End-To-End SDN Solution: Can It Be Done?


Speaker:

Eli Karpilovski

Senior Manager, Cloud Market Development
Mellanox Technologies

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


The new open source cloud orchestration platform called OpenStack is the promise of flexible network virtualization, and network overlays are looking closer than ever. The vision of this platform is to enable the on-demand creation of many distinct networks on top of one underlying physical infrastructure in the cloud environment. The platform will support automated provisioning and management of large groups of virtual machines or compute resources, including extensive monitoring in the cloud.

There is still a lot of work to be done, as there are many concerns around the efficiency and simplicity of the management solution for the compute and storage resources. A mature solution will need to incorporate different approaches to interact within the intra-server provisioning, QoS and vNIC management. For example, by leaning on local network adapters that are capable of managing the requests by utilizing OpenFlow protocol, or by using a more standard approach which is managed by the switch.

Using only one method might create performance and efficiency penalties. This session will discuss new and innovative methods that enable an end-to-end solution and management of the cloud, which can unleash the true power of this new promise.




 
The True Cost of Moving to the Cloud


Speaker:

Pavan Pant

Director of Product Management
Verizon Terremark

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


The cloud has proven to be an attractive cost-efficient and flexible model for many organizations. However, some skepticism remains when it comes to the return on investment for cloud computing and the real costs related to building a hybrid cloud. In this psession, Verizon Terremark will discuss the challenges enterprises face when migrating their business-critical applications to a cloud environment and how organizations can drive efficiency and value through hybrid cloud models.




 
The Who, What and How of Selling Cloud to SMBs


Speaker:

Manjula Talreja

VP, Global Cloud Business Development
Cisco

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Cloud enables SMBs to access new, scalable resources – previously only available to enterprises – in flexible and cost-effective ways. McKinsey’s SMB Cloud Report projects the public cloud market to reach $40-$50 billion by 2015, with SMBs comprising 65% of public cloud spending in 2015. But selling cloud to SMBs raises the questions of who, what and how.

In this session Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco’s Global Cloud Business Development Team, will discuss the importance of knowing who SMBs are through market segmentation; understanding what cloud services they will consume; and understanding how best to sell to SMBs and from which channels.




 
Time to Mission @ the Speed of Cloud


Speaker:

Jill Tummler Singer

CEO
Tummler Singer Associates

Track: Hot Topics


Organizations want extraordinary results from their IT units. Today's mantra is faster delivery, better quality, cheaper solutions, and safer environments. Many CIOs are implementing cloud computing enterprise architectures to address these challenges with results varying greatly. Why are some organizations seeing only limited results from cloud computing implementations while others are increasing market share, decreasing costs, generating value, and innovating faster?

In this session, Jill Singer will explore fundamental shifts organizations need to consider to get the most value from cloud computing and deliver "time to mission @ the speed of cloud."




 
Using Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation to Create Extreme Value Outcomes in Big Data


Speaker:

Andy LaMora

VP Government Platforms & Algorithms
TopCoder

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


Data data everywhere, but where is the value? As enterprises and organizations ramp-up their Big Data efforts and initiatives there remains a lack of understanding around how to create new value from this explosion of data. Running contests that leverage innovation communities and the methodology of Crowdsourcing is proving to be an exceptional way to extract extreme value outcomes from structured and un-structured data sets. Predictive modeling, algorithmic optimization, correlation discovery and more is being done through highly defined “open” contests that tap the power of the crowd to drive outcomes at an extraordinarily accelerated pace.

Join this session and discover how this approach has already been used for Energy Harvesting, Bio-medics, Gene Sequencing Computation, Bio-Agriculture, Logistics, Visual Reconnaissance and more. Learn the ways you can properly parse which types of data challenges are right for Crowdsourcing and how you can best prepare, with a partner, your data sets for competitions that can breed extreme value outcomes for your team. Big Data is amazing when you can create new value from it, join this session to see how that is happening via Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation.




 
Using PaaS to Enhance DevOps Practices, Innovation and Growth


Speaker:

Jeff Hobbs

CTO & VP, Engineering
ActiveState

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Agile enterprises are increasingly moving towards Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) due to its ability to instantly provision resources for application delivery, elastic storage and database services. But PaaS not only allows cost and labor efficiency, it can also drive innovation and revenue opportunities. In this session, learn how PaaS can be implemented across a range of cloud infrastructure models – whether private, public or hybrid – and how it enables enterprises to mobilize resources towards dynamic web applications, faster customer response and transformative productivity gains.




 
Utilizing a Pod Architecture to Scale


Speaker:

Shaun Krueger

Lead Software Engineer
AppFirst

Track: Big Data


Building solutions that process big data are complex in general, particularly when dealing with a constant stream of data - not data resulting from interactive sessions, but a continuous stream of data. Design for infinite scale is a huge struggle. Given a design that functions well with a given load, will it function with 10x or 100x that load? This session will discuss a pod architecture solution for scale - a design approach that allows scale to very large numbers with predictable results.




 
Value of Continuous Delivery in Enterprise Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Dennis Quan

Vice President of SmartCloud Enterprise
IBM

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Innovations around open cloud infrastructure and cloud deployment practices are making their way into the enterprise space as business users start to demand a consumer-like cloud experience. Concepts such as DevOps are enabling businesses to quickly deploy new IT capabilities and update them as requirements evolve.

Learn in this session how enterprises can leverage open cloud platforms such as OpenStack and development process automation tools to get more value from their cloud investments.




 
VMware & Logicworks: Virtualization, Compliance, and Healthcare in the Cloud


Speakers:

Frank Nydam

Director Healthcare Solutions & Business Development
VMware

and
Ken Ziegler

CEO
Logicworks

Track: Infrastructure Management -------------- Virtualization


Learn about the complex regulations surrounding HIPAA compliance and other considerations for running sensitive data in the Cloud. Understand best practices for leveraging virtualization and cloud technologies without sacrificing security or compliance. Care providers, State and Federal entities, integrators and SaaS providers large and small will benefit from understanding the basics of protecting sensitive healthcare data, including PHI and EMR in today’s fast-paced environment. The HIPAA Omnibus Rule and Business Associates Agreements (BAA) will also be covered in this important session for compliance-sensitive organizations.




 
When Cloud Meets Enterprise – Building Clouds for Complex IT Environments


Speaker:

Paul Roberts

Principal Architect
Coraid

Track: Deploying the Cloud


Enterprises that are looking to deploy cloud architectures quickly run into challenges in dealing with complex requirements around resilience, availability, multi-tenant security and data gravity. A naïve "one-size-fits-all" approach to cloud building based on legacy infrastructure is inadequate for such environments, resulting in high costs, inefficiency and needless frustration.

In this session, we will look at how cloud architects can leverage state-of-the-art colocation facilities, scale-out software-defined storage solutions based on Ethernet storage architectures, and modern open source cloud platforms such as OpenStack to build private data clouds. Adopting this approach allows customers to combine enterprise requirements such as security in multi-tenant environments, high availability and business continuity with the benefits of a cloud architecture.




 
When Cloud Meets Enterprise – Building Clouds for Complex IT Environments


Speaker:

Paul Roberts

Principal Architect
Coraid

Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing


Enterprises that are looking to deploy cloud architectures quickly run into challenges in dealing with complex requirements around resilience, availability, multi-tenant security and data gravity. A naïve "one-size-fits-all" approach to cloud building based on legacy infrastructure is inadequate for such environments, resulting in high costs, inefficiency and needless frustration.

In this session, we will look at how cloud architects can leverage state-of-the-art colocation facilities, scale-out software-defined storage solutions based on Ethernet storage architectures, and modern open source cloud platforms such as OpenStack to build private data clouds. Adopting this approach allows customers to combine enterprise requirements such as security in multi-tenant environments, high availability and business continuity with the benefits of a cloud architecture.




 
Where the Cloud Is - There You Should Be Also (or SDN, WTH?)


Speaker:

Jason Mendenhall

Executive Vice President, Cloud
Switch

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


SDN, Cloud, Big Data. How are they related? How are advanced enterprises embracing the wave of change that is here? What enabling technologies will support this advanced infrastructure framework and what will it take for the software defined data center to become a reality? In this session, we will explore several enterprise use cases and how they successfully embraced and implemented these technology innovations.




 
Where the Cloud Lives and How to Get There


Speaker:

Erik Levitt

CEO & Founder
Open Data Centers

Track: SDN & Networking Innovations


Modern data centers have to adjust to the needs of today’s cloud users. They have to support a myriad of applications and provide high bandwidth, low latency connectivity for multi-media, financial, healthcare and many other users. Security and compliance are other concerns for hosting servers and storage in the cloud. Switching virtual machines over a multitude of IP networks further raises the bar for technical requirements inside the data center. This session will examine the challenges of today’s cloud-enabled data center, including technical requirements and efficient management of resources in order to provide the highest level of cloud services.




 
Why Big Data is Really About Small Data


Speakers:

Judith Hurwitz

President & CEO
Hurwitz & Associates

and
Alan Nugent

Co-Founder
Boston CTO Group

Track: Big Data


Everyone is talking about Big Data but what does that really mean for companies trying to understand how to make data meaningful for decision making. To leverage Big Data, you have to be able to take the key results and use those patterns or anomalies in context with historical data to make decisions. This session will provide a pragmatic guide to leveraging Big Data in the right way to impact business decision making.




 
Why is Hybrid Cloud Necessary for Next-Generation Enterprise Clouds?


Speaker:

Mathew Lodge

VP of Cloud Services
VMware

Track: Cloud Architecture & Engineering


Server virtualization was just the beginning of the journey to IT-as-a-Service. Businesses today are looking for on-demand access to cloud resources by extending beyond their data centers without sacrificing performance, agility and security. They want to maximize their existing investments in technology, people and processes while still providing their users access to the support, applications and device choices they demand.

VMware VP of Cloud Services Mathew Lodge will tackle in this session the transition from building a traditional private cloud to seamless access and utilization of a customized hybrid cloud environment, creating a borderless data center with limitless resources for IT, developers and their users.




 
Your Secret Weapon in the Big Data War: 20x More Agility with MicroStrategy Cloud


Speaker:

Altaz Bhanji

Director of Product Management
MicroStrategy

Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data


The Cloud is fundamentally changing how organizations build, deploy and pay for Business Intelligence (BI) applications and how they manage the proliferation of big data. With Cloud-based analytics projected to grow at 85% per year, organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to SMBs must move their analytical applications to the Cloud to remain competitive and focus on critical business challenges.

In this session learn how MicroStrategy’s customers have improved performance, agility and time to market by an order of magnitude, while simultaneously reducing total cost of ownership by millions of dollars. MicroStrategy's Bhanji will discuss how Cloud-based BI allows organizations to be more agile, manage big data, lower cost and risk, and win the war for relevance in today's competitive business climate.




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