Cloud Computing: Taming Big Data Main Theme of Cloud Expo 2011

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-11-10 Print this article Print
Oracle Cloud Time Frame

Oracle Cloud Time Frame

Oracle revealed that its new Public Cloud will be open for business "sometime next year," and it probably will have to be sooner rather than later, considering all the competition already in place. The Oracle Public Cloud will offer companies a centralized way to obtain integrated cloud-supported applications and infrastructure for data centers.
The ninth International Cloud Expo conference in Santa Clara, Calif., this week was packed to the brim. Parking places were hard to find, the food went quicker than usual, and the expo floor was almost elbow-to-elbow with new companies introducing themselves and established companies making themselves look new. The entire scope of cloud computing, infrastructure, management, applications, services, networking and consulting was represented. If there was one headline that could be used to describe this event it might be: "Cloud Expo 2011: It's About Control of All That Big Data." Companies, such as newby Cloud Cruiser, whose specialty is keeping track of all costs and chargebacks connected with cloud systems, and Arista, which simplifies cloud networking, are two good examples. Here is a list of all the good-idea companies at the conference. This eWEEK slide show presents 10 important highlights.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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