VMware Cloud on AWS goes live, bolsters hybrid cloud security

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At VMworld 2017, VMware and AWS announced the news that VMware Cloud is now available on AWS, with the original bond forged between the companies in October 2016. The VMware software-defined data center has joined AWS Cloud, enhancing customers’ abilities to run applications by breaking down barriers in cloud migration.

This move targets the enhancement of processes within enterprise IT, boosting the efficiency of processes by providing an all-encompassing environment. VMware will be in charge of this new capability in terms of its delivery and the on-demand sale of the service. Increasing interest has been noted regarding organisations across the industries looking to engage with AWS Cloud in the same way, using AWS in sync with their own offerings in a neutral environment...

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VeloCloud Demonstrates Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Leadership at Gartner Data Center Conference

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced it will demonstrate VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference, taking place at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Dec. 5 - 8. 

At the Gartner conference, VeloCloud will participate in the following activities:

NGINX Announces nginx.conf 2016

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NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced its third annual nginx.conf user conference, which will be held September 7-9, 2016 at the Hilton in Austin, TX. Last year's event was attended by more than 600 IT Professionals, including developers, application architects, system administrators, DevOps professionals, and CIO/CTOs. This year, attendees will come together to discuss how to build and deliver applications flawlessly, and to explore best practices and techniques in application architecture and infrastructure, including microservices, DevOps, cloud, containers, and more.

"The NGINX user community includes some of the most forward-thinking minds in the application development and deployment world -- innovators who are on the leading edge of adopting new tools in a rapidly changing industry," said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc. "With a new suite of technologies having emerged as the new normal, it is more important than ever to bring technology leaders together to share best practices and address the relevant industry issues. NGINX is the heart of the modern web, powering these new tools and techniques, and enabling organizations to deploy and deliver sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale."

Cloud Computing: ISC 2015 Program to Offer Greater Diversity

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Celebrating their 30th conference anniversary, the organizers of ISC High Performance are pleased to announce that the 2015 technical content will be strikingly broad in subject matter, differentiated and timely. Over 2,600 attendees will gather in Frankfurt, from July 12 – 16, to discuss their organizational needs and the industry’s challenges, as well as learn about the latest research, products and solutions. The conference will be supported by a comprehensive exhibition, hosting over 160 vendors and international research organizations covering all areas of HPC.

Topics for the technical content have been selected under the direction of the ISC 2015 Program Chair, Prof Dr. Arndt Bode, along with a dedicated team of 39 experts serving as the conference’s steering committee. These individuals bring their own research interests and areas of focus into the program, thus opening up the 2015 invited talks to a range of unique topics and speakers. ISC High Performance is the only yearly international HPC forum that introduces over 300 hand-picked speakers to their attendees...

6fusion Collaborates on Fourth Annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey

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6fusion is pleased to once again be one of the cloud industry leaders collaborating on the 4th annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey and we encourage everyone involved in cloud to participate in the survey. Whether you are a cloud user, cloud provider, cloud broker, or play another role in the cloud you should take the survey. It will only take about 5 minutes to complete and you can access the survey here:

North Bridge will announce the results at GigaOM Structure, one of the leading cloud industry events that annually convenes influential technology experts to both examine and debate the future of cloud computing. North Bridge partner Michael Skok will present the results of the survey at the show on June 18 in San Francisco. If you are interested in attending, we can offer a 25% discount on tickets to the event. Ping us at to get the discount code.

Cloud Computing: AWS, Salesforce conferences highlight CIO conundrum

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Larry Dignan.

The next two weeks of tech conferences can be boiled down to one phrase: Cloud computing. Another thread worth noting is whether CIOs and their departments will increasingly become irrelevant due to the cloud. Amazon Web Services will kick off its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Last year's AWS powwow was an inaugural voyage that highlighted a broad customer base and plenty of C-level types running around. This year's AWS event will be much larger.

The general theme from Re:Invent will revolve around how maintaining a data center just doesn't make a lot of sense anymore. Infrastructure as a service is the way to go and AWS is racking up case studies everywhere. Salesforce's Dreamforce conference follows the AWS gathering a week later. Salesforce will talk social, cloud, mobile and being a customer-centric company...

What Is Your PaaS Strategy? Brought to you by: Cloud Connect Event

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When applied to the right environments, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and DevOps methods make IT and business environments more agile. Combined, they streamline processes and provide predictability of pre-integration and enhanced consistency in development and production environments. But, PaaS and DevOps methods aren’t perfect. Complete freedom can be difficult to achieve due to vendor constraints and there are still serious concerns about PaaS scale and uptime.

To be successful, enterprises must learn to embrace new DevOps methods, know what environments to use PaaS and which not to, and the difference between public and private PaaS strategies. The PaaS Track at Cloud Connect Chicago, led by industry veteran Wendy White, Principal at Surge Marketing Group, answers these key questions pertinent to anyone considering PaaS strategies. Sessions include:...

Xactly CEO Discusses Big Data and Cloud at 16th Annual Oppenheimer Technology, Internet & Communications Conference

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Xactly® founder, president and CEO Christopher W. Cabrera will share strategies for leveraging big data and the cloud to drive business results at the Oppenheimer 16th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference. Cabrera’s panel, “Leveraging Big Data and the Cloud to Drive Business Results,” will take place on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. ET at the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston and via live webcast.

  • What: Leveraging Big Data and the Cloud to Drive Business Results
  • When: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 1:05 p.m. ET
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Boston and via streaming webcast:

5 things to watch for at Amazon's first user cloud conference

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

Pretty much anyone watching the cloud computing market will tell you that Amazon Web Services is its 800-pound gorilla. Which means that this is a big week for the company: On Wednesday in Las Vegas, Amazon kicks off its first user conference, called AWS re: Invent.

Given the breadth of services it offers, Amazon is expected to be a major force in the cloud for the foreseeable future. But with its market-leading position comes questions about how the company runs its cloud, who is using it and what the future holds. From outages that have brought down Amazon services, to questions around the extent to which the company is seen as a trusted enterprise partner, AWS users and cloud watchers are keeping a close eye on the company...

SNW Europe's "Powering the Cloud" Set to Build on Previous Success

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SNW Europe, Datacenter Technologies and Virtualization World conferences are set to continue building on the past success of their three co-located events with a strong line-up of sponsors and speakers at this year's events.

The conferences, which will be held under the banner ‘Powering the Cloud' at Congress Frankfurt on 30th and 31st October 2012, will feature presentations by industry experts, demonstrations of new products and information on the latest technology developments. Delegates will be offered the chance to take a datacentre tour in Frankfurt as part of the programme for the Datacenter Technologies conference.

With a choice of over 130 conference sessions, the programme contains dedicated real-life case study tracks with speakers from across Europe focused on education and information. The conferences, aimed at a broad spectrum of end user professionals such as resellers, consultants and distributors with a focus on IT, will in addition offer the opportunity to attend practical hands-on-labs on new technologies. Training sessions will be organised by qSkills.