After speaking about this in Prague in June I was invited to give my perspectives also at the event in Santa Clara. Only 5 months have passed, but in cloud terms that is a life time. Come by and check out what has changed. If you cannot wait for that, have a quick peek at the below conversation I had with Brian McKenna of Reed publishing at a recent event in London (which by the way is tipped as the location for Cloud Expo Europe 2011). It was after "The BIG debate: Outsourcing versus Cloud" a keynote panel with representatives from HP, IBM, Symantec and CA. For those keeping score: the cloud won!.
We however managed to convince most of them to share space on the expo floor. The fact that this also made them a partner in the party organised by 3tera did help (that’s another thing with innovative startup’s, they sure know how to throw a party, just ask the crowd that came to the 3tera party at VMworld Europe two weeks ago). I can’t disclose the theme of the party yet - as large companies like ours have strict rules on sharing insider knowledge - but can tell you it is Tuesday evening and you need to come by Stand 100 for a ticket. Hope to see you there, BTW the sessions by my colleagues are:
Is There a Right Way to Build a Cloud?
Prabhakar Gopalan, Mon. Nov. 1, 4:40-5:25pm
How the Cloud is Changing the Role of IT and What to do About IT
Jay Fry, Tue. Nov. 2, 2:25-3:10pm
Advanced Cloud Architectures: Security by Design with Zero-Trust Network Architecture
Peter Nickolov, Tue. Nov. 2, 5:35-6:20pm
How Cloud and Virtualization Are Changing the Way Business and IT Will Interact
Gregor Petri, Wed. Nov. 3, 6:25-7:10pm
Making cloud and equal partner in the enterprise (bootcamp session)
Jay Fry, Th.Nov.4, 9.55 – 10.40 am
Changing the Game: How to Get a Cloud Service Up and Running in Less Than 30 Days
Adam Famularo, Th. Nov.4, 1:35 - 2:05 pm