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Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)

The Next Chapter in the Virtualization Story Begins

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem - the Gathering Storm." Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the context of Cloud Computing? Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)

Nirvanix and TwinStrata Introduce Cloud Storage Starter Kit

"This Nirvanix-TwinStrata pre-packed solution gives enterprises everything they need at a simple, flat annual rate, making cloud storage for businesses more convenient than ever," said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata, as Nirvanix and TwinStrata today announced the availability of a pre-tested, fully integrated cloud storage starter kit that combines 50TB of Nirvanix cloud storage with TwinStrata's enterprise-class CloudArray to provide a complete solution for a single annual rate of $48K all-inclusive. "Our customers have been asking for enterprise-grade cloud storage solutions that they can implement easily, affordably and quickly. Nirvanix has proven repeatedly that it easily supports the robust, multi-petabyte cloud storage environments that our enterprise customers demand," Vekiarides added. The always-busy TwinStata booth at 10th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New Yo... (more)

What's New in HTML5

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE   As many readers may know, Facebook replaced their HTML5 version of their mobile app a few weeks ago, in favor of a native application written in Object C.  It is much faster and smoother now, however, several functions disappeared with this change.  You can no longer just steal your friends photos by holding down on the image and selecting "Save Image."  You can also no longer simply swipe to delete a snarky comment that seemed funny when it first entered your brain, but now seems ill conceived (I used this a lot!), and pasted links are now handled awkwardly.  This is the give and take between HTML5 and native applications that makes our lives interesting. Telenav’s Scout for Apps, the HTML5-based voice guided mobile GPS navigation service is now available for Android and Windows Phone platforms.  Read Original Content   ... (more)

Big Data | Thinking Outside the Firewall

A few months back, Gartner placed big data at the peak of its hype cycle for cloud computing, meaning most big data products are solutions looking for a problem. I always find this bad entrepreneurial habit to be one of the most frustrating of our industry. Having recently joined Meltwater as head of marketing and product (BTW Meltwater is hiring marketing and product managers!), I think a lot about big data and how to unleash it’s value to solve important business problems, because that is our business. How does big data go from “so what” to “must have”? The Big Data Challenge Big data is a by-product of the Internet and the ever increasing power of computers. Kind of like petroleum sludge. We know there must be great value buried within this vast, raw resource, but the challenge lies in figuring out how to turn it into something useful like plastic, or the other th... (more)

Inc. Magazine Unveils 2014 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies - The Inc. 5000

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This Wednesday, August 20, Inc. Magazine released its list of the 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.-The Inc. 5000. The list has been released annually by Inc. Magazine for 33 years, and is accompanied by a three-day event in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138388) OSSCube, a global service provider headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a first time participant in the Inc. 5000 program, and with 513% growth in the last three years, has been ranked in the top 18% of businesses on the list; coming in at number 875. Additionally, the company is listed at number 19 in the Austin, Texas metro area.  "We are delighted to be an official Inc. 5000 honoree this year." Exclaimed Lavanya Rastogi, CEO of OSSCube, "As a first time entrant, it is a true testament to our ... (more)

Opus Group Named To The 33rd Annual Inc. 5000 List Of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Opus Group, LLC (Opus Group) has been named to the 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company's impressive three-year sales growth of 199% earned it the ranking of #2034 on the 2014 list. As an Inc. 500|5000 honoree, Opus Group now shares a pedigree with companies like Intuit, Zappos, LinkedIn, Under Armour, Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle and other well-known names that gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138725 "We are honored to be recognized as one of the country's fastest growing companies," said Alex Guo, Managing Member of Opus Group. "During our eight years in business, we have seen steady revenue growth and, within the past three years alone, Opus Group has tripled... (more)

Cloud Computing Startup Wins Amazon Challenge

GoodData Session at Cloud Expo Amazon Web Services announced GoodData as the winner of the third annual AWS Start-Up Challenge. At an awards ceremony at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California, GoodData was awarded $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS service credits and an investment offer from Amazon. During the final round of judging, seven finalists presented their businesses to judges from Amazon and venture capital firms. The winner was chosen based on the originality of their idea, marketplace need, ability to execute, and their implementation of AWS. Amazon Web Services provides reliable, scalable and secure infrastructure services on demand. GoodData Founder and CEO Roman Stanek (http://romanstanek.ulitzer.com) during his Cloud Computing Expo Europe keynote at Hilton Prague To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com. GoodData uses the ec... (more)

Sun Microsystems Releases NetBeans IDE 6.8

Download GlassFish 3.0 Whitepaper Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans developer community announced the availability of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 6.8, the first IDE to provide complete support for the Java(TM) Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) and Sun GlassFish(TM) Enterprise Server v3, as well as other innovative new features. Click Here to View GlassFish 3.0 Webinar With complete Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3 support, the NetBeans IDE 6.8 makes language and platform improvements easily available to developers and helps accelerate application development. The NetBeans IDE 6.8 enables developers to take advantage of the latest Java EE 6 language features that simplify Java application creation, including POJO-like development, more annotations and less XML configuration. Additionally, developers can easily target and deploy to GlassF... (more)

Cloud Computing Startup Lands $10M

Startup Pavillion at Cloud Expo CloudShare, formerly IT Structures, announced it has received $10M in series B financing from Sequoia Capital, Gemini Capital, and Charles River Ventures (CRV). The company plans to use the investment to fund product development and expand its go-to-market capabilities. CloudShare, a Menlo Park-based startup, has developed what could be revolutionary for solution providers and ISV's selling software or appliances: A way for organizations to instantly deploy multiple, independent copies of their existing demo or training environments in the cloud. The company says its ability to raise a significant round of funding at a higher valuation than its previous round -- in a down economy -- reflects the stability of the company and the value it provides. "CloudShare has taken all the necessary steps to solidify its market position and pre... (more)

ActiveState Launches Business Edition

Open Source Journal on Ultizer ActiveState, the dynamic languages experts, today launched ActiveState Business Edition, commercial-grade language distributions for Perl, Python and Tcl, providing organizations open source compliance, commercial support, and cross-platform access. "ActiveState has been a leading contributor in the open source community for years," said Bart Copeland, President and CEO, ActiveState. "With the launch of Business Edition, we can help companies deploying Perl, Python and Tcl in their business-critical applications, ensure open source policy compliance, minimize downtime and accelerate productivity cost-effectively. ActiveState's deep technical expertise is focused on keeping client systems, powered by dynamic languages, running smoothly, and making sure clients are in compliance with their open source policies." ActiveState Business Edi... (more)