Cloud Expo 2016 New York at the Javits Center New York was characterized by
increased attendance and a new focus on operations. These were both
encouraging signs for all involved in Cloud Computing and all that it
As Conference Chair, I work with the Cloud Expo team to structure three
keynotes, numerous general sessions, and more than 150 breakout sessions
along 10 tracks. Our job is to balance the state of enterprise IT today with
the trends that will be commonplace tomorrow.
Mobile Computing, Big Data and Analytics, the Internet of Things, Platforms
and Microservices and Containers, DevOps, and WebRTC are all part and parcel
of Cloud Computing today.
We started this year's conference on a solemn note, with a video tribute to
former Conference Chair and SYS-CON Media Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan,
who recently lost a truly heroic, seven-y... (more)
I'm going to cry tonight, long and hard. I'll do so as I remember and mourn
I knew Jeremy for almost 20 years, from the time he showed up one day at
Cloud Expo's headquarters in Bergen County, New Jersey, and went to work. The
show wasn't called Cloud Expo then, of course - it was still known as Java
Edge, a pioneering event that grabbed developers, architects, and enterprise
IT users alike for twice-yearly confabs.
Jeremy didn't have a job there, or even a job offer. He was simply a fan of
the technology and the show. So when his wife, a Danish diplomat, was
The 1st International WebRTC Summit is being produced by SYS-CON Media and
WebRTC Journal on November 6-7, co-located with the 13th International Cloud
Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.
Cloud Expo continues to ride the leading edge of global IT, offering the most
current topics in a comprehensive way. WebRTC is the latest superhot topic
emerging from Cloud Expo, and emerging from the world's of open-source
development and cloud computing worldwide.
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One question about the Oracle-Sun deal, not scandalous except perhaps in the
eyes of IBM executives, concerns the personal relationship between Larry
Ellison and Scott McNealy.
The deal, to me, shows how little power shareholders (ie, owners) of public
companies really have in the face of personal relationships. I believe IBM
was ready to pay a max of 9.40 per share for Sun, an offer that was
vehemently castigated by Sun Chairman Scott McNealy, according to many
Yet Oracle came swooping in to pay $9.50, after only four days of discussion.
Of course, Sun shareholders are ... (more)
Broadband infrastructure has emerged as an issue of national competitiveness.
The countries that meet its challenges best will be the winners in the
century that lies ahead.
Enterprise Cloud Computing will play an increasing role in this story,
although for now, the big emphasis remains on individual consumer activity.
The big issues are, in order of increasing importance:
Wired bandwidth capacity
Wireless bandwidth capacity
The first of these issues may have been solved more than a decade ago, when
optimism that the dot-com boom was going to last for... (more)