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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 touches. 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. But First... 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)

In Remembrance of Jeremy Geelan By @IoT2040 @CloudExpo

I'm going to cry tonight, long and hard. I'll do so as I remember and mourn Jeremy Geelan. 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 rel... (more)

Cloud is Bigger Than the Internet - I

There, I said it. I wasn't the first--a couple of guys funded by Google speculated in March 2009 that cloud computing "could be" bigger than the Intertubes. And I'm sure there are hundreds of you out there, if not more, who have voiced this opinion to colleagues, in a blog, or maybe in a corporate memo that's been ignored completely. Someone else said that cloud will be bigger than we can imagine. This is not true and not possible. Nothing created by humans is bigger than we can imagine, because we imagined it. The universe is bigger than we can imagine, to be sure. I'm not even su... (more)

Virtualization Remains the Key to Cloud Computing

All of the talk about Cloud Computing can obscure the role of virtualization. The concept, along with its sibling, abstraction, can be difficult to grasp, let alone implement. Yet it is the key to Cloud Computing. All else is mere server consolidation, the same old wine packaged in new, green-friendlier bottles. Virtualization has been with us for a long, long time. Some old-timers will recall the time when it referred to memory, in a day when memory was still very expensive. Others can go back even further, and recall pioneering virtualization efforts involving the CP/M operati... (more)

Cloud2 Report Has Good Intentions, No Bite

TechAmerica's new "Cloud2" report makes several recommendations to politicians and agency managers in how they should go about adopting and encouraging Cloud Computing. My first take is that it's well-meaning but weak. The Cloud 2 report comes from a committee of Cloud technologists put together earlier this year by the Washington, DC-based industry association. The report's recommendations are a mix of advice to government IT buyers and leaders. Most are not surprising: use and encourage identity and security standards, sync up education with future job opportunities, conduct re... (more)