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2008: Decision Year for RIAs - October 20-22, 2008 San Jose


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Cloud computing is custom made for Silicon Valley - it is poorly defined, seemingly vast and has the potential to change human life as we know it (at least for those of us who live in Silicon Valley). Since so many people are jumping on the cloud bandwagon, I thought it would be useful...
Rackspace Hosting, maybe the last company to go public for God knows how long, is anteing up $12 million in cash and stock – with another $16 million in payouts possible – to buy Slicehost and Jungle Disk so it can chase the cloud and compete with Amazon. It’s also established technolo...
Zimbra, a division of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) and the leader in open source, next-generation messaging and collaboration software, today announced that educational institutions will now have access to the award-winning Zimbra Collaboration Suite™ (ZCS), without having to manage on-pr...
Whether you're in front of a PC, Mac, iPhone, or BlackBerry, cloud computing proponents feel you should be able to access all of your music, photos, documents, and applications no matter where you are. In theory, it’s a great idea, and some aspects of cloud computing are already in use...
Yesterday Microsoft launched its cloud computing offering, very similar to that of Google's App Engine or Rackspace's Mosso. Micrsoft's Azure Services Platform is a cloud operating "platform-as-a-service" rather then Amazon's Infrastructure-as-a-service that can deliver web, mobile, or...
North Carolina State University’s Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) is being expanded – complements of IBM and its BladeServers – so that North Carolina schools K-12 all the way to community colleges and the University’s campuses across the state have access to educational materials through ...
The Guardian recently posted an article quoting Richard Stallman on cloud computing. If a user wants to use network applications in freedom, they can do their own computing on their own computer with their copy of a freedom-respecting network-accessed program if their computer is a net...
When headlines like “RMS hates cloud computing; says you should too”, “Cloud Computing a Trap” or “Cloud computing puts your health data at risk” show up on the Internet, it looks like the same old FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) that have been the inevitable response from the securit...
The industry is in broad agreement that the future of computing will include significant innovation and value in web/cloud platforms. On November 19-21, in the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, California, Cloud Computing Expo 2008 West Sponsors and Exhibitors will be viewed as the leading comp...
First of all the the traditional ideas of an AMI Bundle have been dropped because of Microsoft licensing limitations. For traditional EC2 Linux users, a local file system image can be bundled as an AMI in order to be used on Amazon EC2. This provides a direct migration path between the...
The explosion of cloud computing providers dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for web entrepreneurs and innovative projects. However, the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption. There have been several calls for standards to...
Sun Co-Founder Andy Bechtolsheim is shifting to a part-time advisory role at Sun. Having already co-founded Arista Networks with David Sheraton, a tenured professor of engineering at Stanford University who has devised some "very capable, very fast cloud networking software" according ...
Larry Ellison recently unleashed a tub-thumping tirade against cloud computing covered by Ben Worthen (with further comments from Daya Baran, Giva Perry and Dan Farber) . Here is a quote from Larry: The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to ...
Microsoft and PreEmptive Solutions have announced that an enhanced version of Dotfuscator Community Edition (CE) will be included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Dotfuscator CE prevents the reverse engineering of .NET applications. The Visual Studio 2010 version, renamed Dotfuscator S...
3Tera has announced that it will be demonstrating for the first time Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop technologies deployed and running in a cloud environment using 3Tera's AppLogic Cloud Computing Platform. XenApp and XenDesktop from Citrix can now be offered as on demand services....
Being held for the first time at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, on November 19, 2008, the Cloud Computing Bootcamp will show you how to take advantage of the cloud. Cloud computing is an opportunity for businesses to implement low-cost, low-power and high-efficiency systems to del...
Zmanda, the not-yet-profitable open source backup and recovery start-up that likes to think of itself – in an allusion to MySQL – as the “next billion-dollar acquisition,” is touting its widgetry for the cloud. It can back up Windows Server and Live applications, stuff like Exchange an...
Castro continued: "In Cuba we provide free health care, free food coupons, free housing and if we had any computers on the island, we would provide free laptops and Internet too. So, I agree with Richard Stallman that Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and all American companies pushing this new ...
The official name of the widgetry that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently called “Windows Clouds” is going to be “Windows Azure,” described by chief architect Ray Ozzie as a virtualized “scale-out” service that runs on machines in Microsoft’s data centers. A technology preview of the...
A lot has been written recently about Larry Ellison and Cloud Computing. I attached a few of the stories posted on this subject in the related stories section of this blog post. If you read these related stories and the ones posted elsewhere, you'll have a pretty good idea about the su...
Amazon made a special announcement today that they have officially thrown off their "beta" tag and are in full production. What does it mean? Well to the users of their web services absolutely nothing. It will be business as usual, except now, you know it comes with an SLA. Amazon are ...
“We are proud to be named a leader in the independent evaluation of the IC-BPMS market–a strong growing market segment that promises game-changing business value. This is no small feat in a category of software that is one of the more comprehensive collections of middleware tools avail...
"Cloud computing is an extremely appealing proposition to a business with such dynamic needs as ours," said Veit Irtenkauf, Miwok Airways' Senior Vice President, Products. "But implementing a complex system such as ours on Amazon EC2 is not trivial. We need a system that can deal with ...
3Tera, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announced today it will be demonstrating for the first time Citrix XenApp™ and Citrix XenDesktop™ technologies deployed and running in a cloud environment using 3Tera’s award winning AppLog...
Appistry, a provider of cloud application platform software, today announced expanded support for developers and architects building applications for cloud computing environments using the Microsoft .NET framework.
The explosion of cloud computing providers dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for web entrepreneurs and innovative projects. However, the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption. There have been several calls for standards to...
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, has launched a public beta of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) running Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server, providing flexibility for deploying solutions in the AWS cloud. In addition, AWS announced that ...
IBM said Monday that it's going full bore at cloud computing and launching a company-wide initiative to fill the cloud with new software and services. Amazon and Google have something of a first mover advantage with SMBs and ISVs; and IBM's vision is more a mix of tradition data center...
This is certainly the case, whether or not SOA is a leading indicator of SaaS. However, it will take a while for SaaS in a Cloud Computing model to catch up with SOA (see ReadWriteWeb’s post - Fastest Growing US Companies are Rapidly Adopting Social Media for a presentation of this p...
Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the me...
Keynote Systems has announced the results of a survey the company conducted at this week's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo. Keynote's study, which polled 600 conference attendees, found that 48 percent of the respondents have already deployed, or plan to deploy applications or services...
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early cloud computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, it should enhance the alignment ...
Lisa Schmeiser this morning filed an InfoWorld story in which she writes about the results of her research on recession-proof IT jobs. Three skill sets appear in her story: Virtualization first, then AJAX, and then Ruby-on-Rails, among the Web 2.0 technologies. Virtualization and Cloud...
AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo launched today, the first day of the 6th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, a new iPhone Conference Scheduler program, in San Jose, California. The iPhone application has been developed by Chris Laffra of IBM, and it will also serve the delegates...
Everywhere you look, someone somewhere is talking about clouds. Cloud this, cloud that, what on earth is all this fuss about? Well the good news, as with most technologies it's never as complicated as the marketing hype would lead you to believe. We've been working in the 'cloud' world...
3Tera's Cloudware incorporates the fundamental building blocks used in developing today's most popular applications; storage and computing, software catalog, definition and control, plus how they all relate to each other. More importantly, the architecture is vendor agnostic so that th...
For cloud computing to take off, there need to be tools available that enable a developer to build and deploy an application without having to download anything to their desktop. This requires an on-demand development tool that sits on top of the cloud and provides a development Platfo...
Cirrhus9 has announced the availability of its new cloud computing infrastructure and related managed services. Powered in part by 3tera's AppLogic cloud computing platform and managed by Cirrhus9, the new services enable customers to benefit from Internet-scale infrastructure and prep...
"The maturation of virtualization technologies, in combination with the reality of today's business environment, has made the security, manageability and flexibility benefits of adopting client virtualization increasingly attractive to business customers," said Roberto Moctezuma, vice ...


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The official Release Candidate of Windows 7 will be available for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers from April 30, according to the Windows Team Blog, but public availability won't begin till May 5th.
In ASP.NET 2.0, we introduced a very powerful set of application services in ASP.NET (Membership, Roles and profile). In 3.5 we created a client library for accessing them from Ajax and .NET Clients and exposed them via WCF web services. For more information on the base level ASP.NET ...
Microsoft introduced Silverlight as cross-platform, cross-browser next generation RIA solution. This session will use real world implementations to show you how to build a Silverlight application from start to finish, as well overall strategy why we should or shouldn't use Silverlight....
The Web has evolved into a structured data space of loosely connected databases, enabling granular data access-by-reference to Web-accessible entities, courtesy of HTTP. This evolution and the emergence of AJAX-based RIA technologies lay the foundation for a new generation of libraries...
SaaS based applications continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to software market analysts, SaaS represented approximately 5% of business software revenue in 2005 and, by 2011, 25% of new business software will be delivered as SaaS and will grow at a 21% % annual growth rate ...
Come see a no-slides, code-only presentation that starts with a blank directory and builds a data-driven, AJAX enabled, ASP.NET web application from scratch that implements common AJAX patterns with the rich set of AJAX Control Toolkit, accesses data with LINQ, and implements standards...
Today, there is a wealth of technologies to take advantage of to add AJAX behaviors to your Spring-based Java Web applications. This session will assume you know the basics of AJAX and Spring, and will dive straight into evaluating the leading AJAX technologies, and how to integrate th...
JavaScript is one of the most interesting and misunderstood programming languages in common use today. Most developers will go their entire careers without realizing its full potential. It's not often that you get a language that supports the feature set that JavaScript does, while sti...
As the mobile Web matures, we see more and more people running around airports with their mobile devices in hand, searching for hotel rooms, reading the news, or just playing video games. People are more connected with their mobile phone today than any other electronic device they use....
Apple has introduced a number of extensions to the JavaScript programming language to assist iPhone Web developers. Including new fast lookup functions, native SVG graphics processing, CSS effects, database storage and full screen mode. These new functions will transform the way Web an...
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The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of cont...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing sm...
David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world's leading cloud backup companies. A successful tech entrepreneur for more than 3...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how...
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