Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer
Virtualization cuts across just about all that you might find in the today's
data center: to one degree or another, clients, servers, applications,
storage systems, data networks, and security can all now be virtualized. .
By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server,
Virtualization enables data centers to save tremendous amounts of money on
hardware, power, cooling and floor space.
For small and midsized enterprises, Virtualization can also help data centers
tap into levels of fault tolerance previously enjoyed only by huge
And chief executives are discovering that Virtualization has the potential
not only to improve the balance sheet, but also to strengthen competitive
advantage and put a shine on the corporate brand.
Designing and managing IT environments independently from physical
limitations is... (more)
MySQL Journal on Ulitzer
MySQL creator Monty Widenius’ petition to stop Oracle from getting the
MySQL open source database along with Sun Microsystems had collected more
than 13,600 signatures on Sunday, the day before Widenius has promised to
start circulating the results to “regulators, governmental bodies,
parliaments and journalists.”
Widenius is also hoping to get regulators besides the European Commission
investigating the proposed merger. He has refused to identify which
regulators he means.
According to its self-imposed deadline the EC has until January 27 to decide
whether to wave the deal through or not although Oracle has broadly hinted
that it has the EC’s approval in its pocket.
Widenius claims Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL would be a conflict of
interest and that the undertakings Oracle gave to the EC about MySQL a few
weeks ago to nudge it into appr... (more)
New-Media on Ulitzer
This year we have seen almost every company, every blogger and his duck,
feverishly posting their "annual predictions" before the December 31
deadline, as if there is such a deadline, and as if anyone cares about what
they think in most cases.
This is followed by a dozen or so 'paid' predictions news
releases every day by companies who are pushing their "wish lists from
2010" as "predictions" and hoping that they come true.
If you do a quick Google search on "2010 predictions" you will land on a
predictions potpourri of more than 5,000 stories (the last time I looked).
I especially enjoyed Fly Fishing Predictions for 2010, Identity Theft 2010
Predictions, The 2010 NFL Mock Draft Predictions, and Plastic Surgery
Predictions for 2010.
You even have the predictions of the "magazine industry" here. What magazine
industry? I didn't know dinosaurs ma... (more)
New-Media at Cloud Expo
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ulitzer.com was named exclusive New-Media
sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010.
5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will take place April
19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City with more
than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors participating in
Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held five times
a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals became part of
Cloud Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put
"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud
computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON
Events. "Cloud has become synonymous ... (more)
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
IDC, the tech industry analysts, have come out with their predictions for
2010 – and it’s a model that heavily involves the development and growth
of the Cloud.
First some general IT industry forecasts:
- growth is expected to return to the IT industry, and IDC is forecasting a
more than 3% expansion for the year; the industry will see spending levels
rise once again (but to 2008 levels) to $1.5 trillion;
- emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil will lead IT recovery,
growing 8-13%, while mature markets like the U.S. and Europe are to remain
relatively weak and vulnerable to risk factors;
- small and medium-sized businesses, another important form of “emerging
market” for the IT industry, declined by about 3.5% this year…but expect
this sector to grow in 2010 by 3.5%. Growth among SMBs will be higher than
What ro... (more)
CTO Vision on Ulitzer
Most enterprise technologists should see a continued payoff of the hard work
in planning, architecture, documentation, development and configuration work
that has been occurring over the last several years. Enterprise
technologists were building Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) long before
SOA was over-hyped. And most enterprise technologists I know were
investigating constructs of scalable, elastic Cloud Computing capabilities
long before that became the dominate theme in trade journals, conferences and
tech blogging. With all the hard work and progress seen in enterprises to
date we could be in store for some very positive improvements in 2010.
There are other mitigating factors to watch, however. Some that come
immediately to mind are the steady pressures to reduce budgets and the
constantly increasing security challenges. Mission re... (more)
Meeting people who work in a variety of organizations and industries is quite
enlightening. Interestingly, no matter their field or nature of their
organization, I hear fairly consistent themes regarding technology adoption.
This is particulary true as it pertains to wellness. I lectured at the
Symposium for the Army's MWR leadership in Louisville, KY on January 26,
2010. The fine people at the American Logistics Association and their
representatives Bob Ellis and Chris Rottner sponsored the lecture. You can
view content in the slide show below.
Leveraging Technology & Social Media to Impact Military Community Wellness &
Quality of Life View more presentations from Bryan ORourke.
My talk on technology and social media adoption and its potential impact on
the health of military personnel and their families led to a series of
conversations with the rank and file ... (more)
Cloud Expo Europe
La décennie 2010 - 2020 sera celle du Cloud Computing ; c’est un message
que je répète sur ce blog depuis longtemps et il est maintenant bien
accepté par tous les fournisseurs, y compris les «historiques», par la
grande majorité des responsables informatiques.
Les deux composantes techniques majeures de cette révolution Cloud Computing
sont les infrastructures et les usages, en mode SaaS, Software as a Service.
Pour ces deux composantes, les conditions de la réussite sont très
Je suis extrêmement pessimiste sur la capacité de l’Europe à réussir
dans les infrastructures Cloud, et ... raisonnablement optimiste dans les
Je vais me concentrer, dans ce texte, sur les infrastructures, les fondations
du Tsunami Cloud Computing.
Infrastructures Cloud : les conditions de la réussite
Amazon et Google ont montré la voie ; d’autres acteurs, c... (more)
Porticor, a cloud data security company delivering a cloud-based data
encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer
keys are never exposed, on Wednesday formally launched to make available a
solution combining data encryption with patented key management to protect
critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
Since Porticor addresses the fundamental cloud security issue of data
encryption with keys managed in the cloud, companies are now assured that
their private data stored in the cloud across a variety of storage types,
including virtual disks, databases, distributed storage and file systems, is
"Many organizations have already realized the advantages of cloud
infrastructure, but security hazards and regulation prevent many more from
truly leveraging cloud benefits," said Gordon England, general par... (more)
A number of analysts are beginning to suggest 2013 will likely signal the
awakening of a long night in the IT industry that started with the beginning
of the third millennium with the Internet crash. And just as recovery was
around the corner, the financial crisis of 2008 dried the IT well once more.
Both crises can be characterized as crises of demand. Just past 2000, the Y2K
pipeline ran dry. Some argue that the problem was overstated, whereas others
argue that the problem was solved just in time. In either case this event
triggered a significant pullback in IT spending.
Faced with an existential threat after Y2K, the IT industry did not sit
still. The main outcome from these lean years has been a significant increase
in efficiency where the role of IT in companies with most advanced practices
shifted from being a cost center to an active participant in the executi... (more)
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/09 -- SYS-CON Events announced
today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will
take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
The three-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional
speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more
than 80 sponsors and exhibitors on the 70,000 sq. ft. show floor and over
5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different cou... (more)