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Stealth Cloud Computing Startup To Launch at Cloud Expo Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whom most people know as an English poet, also wrote some very nice prose about words. For example he was the one who summed up poetry itself as being about, above all, choosing "the best possible words in the best possible order." Another fellow who knew a thing or two about words was a predecessor of mine - by a few hundred years! - at Trinity College, Cambridge. His name was Archbishop Richard Chevenix Trench and he produced, among another things, a little volume called On The Study of Words. This was back in 1852. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! At one point in this book, Trench is musing on the power of words and, in particular, the role that words play in paving the way for the public acceptance of ideas. Some ideas, he notes, just don't seem to catc... (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)

The TPM, Trust and the Cloud: Making Trust Real

As one of the hottest trends going in the information/computing world, how do the requirements for cloud security relate to the security concerns that enterprises have been addressing prior to the uptick in cloud computing? While the cloud is a relatively new area for concern, improved security has been a hot button for organizations of all size for well over a decade. The cloud continues to evolve with various services and models including externally hosted public cloud services such as Amazon, independently hosted cloud services by an enterprise or third party that are either outside the firewall or inside the firewall (private cloud services), and a hybrid of private/internal and public/external models. On the surface, the different models might appear to have different privacy, access control and data protection issues. However, compliance issues and business dat... (more)

Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm to Present Keynotes at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Abiquo, the leading Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, on Wednesday announced that the company's CEO, Pete Malcolm, will present two keynotes on breakthrough Cloud management technology innovations at the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, on Nov. 1-4, 2010, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 7th International Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2010 is regarded as the world's premier Cloud computing conference and will feature more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. Event attendees will hear and see Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm introduce and demo two new, breakthrough Cloud management technology innovations: Virtual Enterprise and Business Policy. Pete will first unveil "Next Generation Cloud Management - Introducing the Virtual Enterprise" at the general session at 9:05 a.m. PST on November 2. This session will intr... (more)

The Enterprise Cloud Tightrope - Balancing for Success

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! Implementing a successful Enterprise Cloud requires that the needs of all stakeholders be balanced and in harmony. Without this balance, it simply doesn't work, leading to failed projects - as a number of early cloud adopters have already discovered to their cost. Balance is not just about consultation, it's about selecting technology that works to address the needs of each stakeholder. In his Day 2 Keynote at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Pete Malcolm, CEO of Abiquo, demonstrated that not only is balance possible, but that with it, the Enterprise Cloud actually becomes greater than the sum of its parts, truly achieving both the individual goals of each stakeholder, and the collective goal of the organization. Click Here to View This Keynote Now! Speaker Bio: Pete Malcolm is CEO of Abiquo, a leading vendor of Cloud infrastr... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Best Practices

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! What are the shifts in today's cloud plans, teams, processes, and technologies to effectively drive ROI in enterprise clouds? In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Pete Malcolm, CEO of Abiquo, and other industry experts discussed the changing roles, behaviors, and trends that can drive enterprise cloud success Click Here to View This General Session 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", he is the inventor of the term "Resource Cloud", a concept which provides complete separation between physical infrastructure providers and virtual enterprise consumers, with substantial benefits to both. Malcolm was previously founder and CTO of... (more)

Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer Cloud Computing, the long-held dream of computing as a utility, has the potential to transform a large part of the IT industry, making software even more attractive as a service and shaping the way IT hardware is designed and purchased. But if it is already a commercial reality, why does Richard Stallman call it "worse than stupidity"? What, if any, are the new economic models enabled by Cloud Computing, and how can a service operator decide whether to move to the cloud or stay in a private datacenter? What changes should be made to the design of future applications software, infrastructure software, and hardware to match the needs and opportunities of Cloud Computing? All these questions may leave you wondering, but at the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, Rob Walters, Willie Tejada, Terry Woloszyn, Barry X Lynn, Adam Blum and Gre... (more)

Abiquo Opens U.S. Headquarters with $5.1M in New Funding

Abiquo, a leading developer of infrastructure management software for cloud computing environments, on Tuesday announced its launch as a U.S.-based company with $5.1 million in total new funding. The company has previously been operating in semi-stealth mode from its founding location in Barcelona, Spain. The funding will be used to rapidly expand its worldwide presence, grow its executive and sales and marketing teams headquartered in Redwood City, California, and increase its product development. The funding includes a venture debt line worth $1.36 million from Kreos Capital, Europe’s leading and largest venture debt provider Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! This additional funding expands on the company’s recently announced investment by Spain’s Nauta Capital and Caja Navarra (see release Abiquo closes €1.5M Series A funding and... (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)

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)