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