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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)

My Cloud, Your Cloud, Our Cloud

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer To date, cloud computing has by and large been in the realm of public clouds such as Amazon EC2, but there has been a lot of talk about other kinds of clouds, including "private" and "hybrid" clouds. However, with these new choices comes added complexity. In his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Thorsten von Eicken, CTO and a founder of RightScale, will help answer any questions you may have about these new choices. The 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is co-located with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place November 2-4, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Register Today and Save ! Sponsor and/or Exhibit Today View Full Conference Schedule In this session, learn from a CTO on when and how to use each different kind of cloud, outlining the... (more)

New Abiquo Cloud Management Product First to Offer Integral VMware-to-Microsoft Hyper-V Conversion

Pete Malcolm Keynote at Cloud Expo Abiquo software for Cloud computing environments, on Tuesday unveiled Abiquo 1.5. The new version of Abiquo’s flagship product was announced in conjunction with the company’s re-launch as a U.S.-based company (see news release, Abiquo Opens New U.S. Headquarters with $5.1 Million in New Funding). Abiquo 1.5 changes the Cloud management market as the first product to allow IT managers to automatically convert virtual machine images built for one hypervisor technology to any other supported hypervisor including the conversion from VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V, through a single drag-and-drop operation. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! As the only product to support all five of the major hypervisor types, this, along with other new features, brings Abiquo significantly closer to its unique vision of ... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Like No Other Technology Wave

Cloud Expo in New York April 2010 In my last post we looked at how Cloudomania was widening its global footprint in 2010, widening its lead on Virtualization as the technology du jour. My brief post ended: As you can see, the rise and rise of Cloud Computing, for all that it stumbled at the end of last year, has in 2010 resumed its giddy trajectory. The next question, naturally, is: why? Anyone who looks at the technology landscape for a living as I am privileged to do knows that the following is true: Every new technology wave is Like all other technology waves Like some other technology waves Like no other technology wave Let me show just how true this is of Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing is Like All Other Technology Waves The genesis of the actual term "cloud computing" is slightly fuzzy, just like the genesis of "Java" OR "SOA" OR "blogging" - somehow one difference... (more)

Cloud Expo Sponsor Abiquo Named OnDemand Top 100 Winner

Abique Session at Cloud Expo Abiquo, a leading developer of Cloud infrastructure management software, on Tuesday announced it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Abiquo was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. Abiquo and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on April 19th, 2010, at Hewlett-Packard’s Worldwide Headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! This two-and-a-half-day executive event featur... (more)

How to Build ROI from Cloud Computing

[Editorial Note: The author will be presenting at Cloud Expo New York (June 6-9, 2011), where his session is entitled "Monetization Strategies for Cloud Computing Services" and his co-presenter will be Penelope Everall Gordon of of 1Plug Corporation.] As the hot, new "trend of the moment" in technology, cloud computing is touted to be a transformative way to provide computing resources faster and more efficiently through shared infrastructures. Due to the considerable hype surrounding the Cloud, organizations considering cloud as an option will need to begin seeing that this new model does indeed offer improvements in cost, revenue and margins in order for them to gain buy-in from their executives to pursue the model. Because the lines of business and the IT departments in most organizations often speak different languages, it's critical for IT departments that are ... (more)

Ten IT and Business Benefits of Cloud-Based Integration

With today's global and distributed commerce, organizations of all sizes are having to collaborate and exchange information with a growing ecosystem of divisions, partners and customers. Most companies want to communicate electronically and in real time, but beyond email, managing the exchange of data, messages and documents can be challenging and expensive. Traditional EDI, networks or point-to-point integration systems are not providing the interoperability, agility and real-time information exchange businesses need to compete. In addition, companies need to do more than merely exchange data; they need to integrate complete business processes, such as procurement, supply chain management, eCommerce, benefit claims processing, or logistics, to name just a few. As with other technologies, integration solutions are moving to the cloud in order to provide this increas... (more)

Ops or Apps - Who'll Own the Data Center of Tomorrow?

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here! There is one constant in data centers: application groups always need more. Until recently, apps have been at the mercy of IT operations to feed their need. In his keynote at Cloud Expo 2011 New York, Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm discussed how, with the advent of public cloud offerings, apps can bypass ops entirely and get the resources they need with just a few clicks and a credit card. What does this mean for the future of IT ops? Click Here to View This Keynote Now! Speaker Bio: Pete Malcolm is CEO of Abiquo, a leading vendor of Cloud infrastructure management solutions. Described by SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan as "a beacon of light amid the murky fog surrounding Cloud Computing," Malcolm is the inventor of the term "Resource Cloud," a concept that provides complete separation between physical infrastructure providers and virt... (more)

Growth in Cloud Service Provider Market Drives Flexiant Adoption

Extended support for HostBill/WHMCS and Flexiant's plugin technology drives innovation to arm service providers to compete WHD.global, Germany and London, UK - 1 April 2014 - Flexiant today announced significant adoption of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator by service providers globally. With new customers in North America, South America, Africa, across Europe and Asia, Flexiant has more than tripled order intake over the last year. Flexiant today also announced new integration modules offering complete server creation and management within the HostBill and WHMCS control panels. HostBill and WHMCS customers will not need to learn a new system just to create, start or simply stop a server, helping to save these customers time. Service providers can take advantage of the known benefits of HostBill and WHMCS with respect to billing, automation and customer management alongsi... (more)

Abiquo Already Has What Other Cloud Management Players Are Just Adding

Abiquo Keynote at Cloud Expo A recent online commentary confirms how far ahead Cloud management innovator Abiquo is of the rest of the pack. Announcing how the Enterprise Edition of Eucalyptus was this week joining forces with GroundWork, a news and analysis site acknowledged that the Eucalyptus/GroundWork alliance was a response to the convincing lead already established by Abiquo. "Very shortly, Eucalyptus will have a full-featured private cloud technology with all the things an enterprise needs: policy management, monitoring, fast simple delivery and scalability. Of course, Abiquo already has all that." [emphasis added] This was a reference to how Abiquo's AbiCloud project became earlier this year the company’s flagship Abiquo product, with a Community Edition focusing on the open source community and an Enterprise Edition to meet the needs of commercial organizat... (more)

Abiquo “Platinum Plus Sponsor” Cloud Expo 2011 New York & Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo New York $800 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Abiquo, the leading Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York, New York, and SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo is the Enterprise Cloud Management software company. With Abiquo, organizations can use Business Policy to manage an entire, globally deployed, computing infrastructure comprising unlimited physical and Cloud resources including private, public and hybrid Clouds through a "single pane of glass". As a result, Abiquo customers are able to significantly decre... (more)