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VMware Has Living Proof: Cloud Users Do Exist

VMware is understandably anxious to prove that cloud users actually exist and are not, as VMware Senior Director of Cloud Services Mathew Lodge blogs, “a figment of a fevered imagination.” Toward that end, Lodge has posted the details on six VMworld Cloud Infrastructure and Management sessions where the reclusive and elusive cloud user can be found and observed.

Session CIM4813 (Wed 2pm) Real World Cloud Experiences: Featured topics include Database-as-a-Service (Dr. Stewart Lee, Head of IT for Oxford, University), the future of the customer experience (Paul McNamara, Entrepreneur in Residence at Adobe), how a non-partisan NGO brings democracy to five continents (Chris Spence, CTO of the National Democratic Institute), blend of on-premises infrastructure, hosting and cloud scales to serve over 12,000 customers and rapidly integrate new acquisitions like Tripit (Drew Garner, Director of Architecture Delivery at travel and expense expert Concur)

Other user sessions within the Cloud Infrastructure and Management track include:

CIM 2520 (Mon 11am): Link Alander and Cory Bradfield from Lone Star College on leveraging public, private and hybrid clouds in higher education

CIM 2343 (Wed 9.30am): Building a real-life high-performance financial services cloud, with Feargal O'Sullivan from NYSE Euronext. As he notes, offering basic VM provisioning is, to a degree, the easy part. This is a chance to learn what makes a vertical cloud special with details of NYSE's capital markets community cloud.

CIM 2750 (Mon & Wed 11am): Are all clouds commoditized? Answers will be provided by Andrew Phillips of open source API specialists jclouds.org, and Pat O'Day from Bluelock.

CIM 3177 (Mon 2pm): Cloud architectures deliver healthcare as a service. Speakers include Christopher Reed, INX, Stephen Henson, Concentra, Steven Kaplan, INX and Mariano Maluf of vCloud-powered provider GNAX. CIM 2628 (Tue 5.30pm): How Equinix implemented a smart development cloud, as described by Brian Lillie, Equinix and Martin van Ryswyk, Electric Cloud.

CIM 2865 (Wed 12.30pm): Escaping the Chaos Monkey—Enterprise vs. Commodity Public Cloud. Speaker Mathew Lodge discusses how and why enterprise clouds are different, with the help of "chaos monkeys" and other metaphorical animals.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 08/18/2011 at 12:48 PM


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