Cloud Connect Gives Delegates New Products, Demos, and Insights
Cloud Connect makes no secret of its aim to promote cloud computing among IT service providers.
The 2012 Santa Clara event, running from February 13th to February 16th, presented delegates with cloud products, demos, and valuable insights.
Cloud Connect had more than 180 talks. Among those that impressed delegates the most were:
Enterprise-Class Cloud. Dan Retzer of XSP talked about how an enterprise-class cloud SLA completely changed the way his company does business.
Applications at Scale. Dave Roberts of ServiceMesh Inc., and Eric D. Boyd of Centare gave a joint presentation on Applications at Scale. This session was a definite favorite on the final day of the conference.
Cloud computing is relatively new on the IT scene. Innovation was therefore a major theme at Cloud Connect.
This theme ran through the conference's session tracks. One aim of the sessions was to teach IT service providers how to use innovation to optimize cloud cost, capacity, and performance. Other sessions faced up to the risks and drawbacks of cloud computing.
Track sessions included specific discussions on:
The economics of the cloud
Building trust and compliance in the cloud
Cloud risk factors and assumptions
Disaster recovery centers
Cloud event processing
Evaluating enterprise clouds
These are just a small sample of the topics covered. They generated a lot of comments.
The Next Big Things
Cloud Connect was a chance for IT service providers to discover the next big things in cloud computing.
As one delegate said, Cloud Connect is "the densest gathering of people who are building and planning tomorrow's on-demand infrastructure."
By the way, anyone who missed the Santa Clara conference can book a trip to the Windy City for Cloud Connect Chicago, September 10th to 13th.
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