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As we enter the final week before the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara, CA, it's time for me to reflect on six big topics that will be important during the show. Hybrid Cloud This general-purpose term seems to provide a comfort zone for many enterprise IT managers. It sounds reassuring to be able to work with one of the major public-cloud providers like AWS or Microsoft Azure while still maintaining an on-site presence. But this is a complicated topic, not a simple one. The larger issue is to avoid creating new, discrete silos of information as an enterprise develops some apps on AWS, a PoC on-premises, and tries to deploy across hybrid and multiple clouds. I look forward to conversations with Cloud Expo attendees that touch on the seemingly infinite variety of hybrid cloud approaches and options available today. Containers and Microservi... (more)

Julian Assange, Cloud Computing, and the Decline of Skill

Julian Assange: was this the face that launched a thousand probes? Apparently so, as the Australian's threatened release of hundreds of thousands of documents (about 15,000 of them marked "secret") from within the United States government regarding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has made him some very powerful enemies and sparked a global debate on government transparency and journalistic responsibility. As many others, including my colleague Jeremy Geelan, have reported, the Assange/WikiLeaks leaks raise very serious questions about governance and security within the US feder... (more)

In Remembrance of Jeremy Geelan By @IoT2040 @CloudExpo

I'm going to cry tonight, long and hard. I'll do so as I remember and mourn Jeremy Geelan. I knew Jeremy for almost 20 years, from the time he showed up one day at Cloud Expo's headquarters in Bergen County, New Jersey, and went to work. The show wasn't called Cloud Expo then, of course - it was still known as Java Edge, a pioneering event that grabbed developers, architects, and enterprise IT users alike for twice-yearly confabs. Jeremy didn't have a job there, or even a job offer. He was simply a fan of the technology and the show. So when his wife, a Danish diplomat, was rel... (more)

Whose Globe/Sphere Is It, Anyway?

A few months back I used to this column to cogitate about the nature of a sphere. I subsequently compared that type of thinking to the wrongheaded "the world is flat" new paradigm that is going around the world (so to speak) because of a new book with that offensive phrase as its title. Then, this month's issue of WebSphere Journal takes a deliberately eclectic approach that confirms neither that the world is spherical or flat, but shows that it is definitely complex and often confusing. Confusion lies, in my opinion, at the root of the current debates about the nature of the wor... (more)

Yahoo! SVP Shelton Shugar to Discuss Innovation at Cloud Computing Expo

"Accelerating Innovation with Cloud Computing" will be the topic at hand when Shelton Shugar, SVP of Cloud Computing at Yahoo!, delivers his keynote at the 4th International Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, CA. Shugar will deliver his speech on Tuesday, November 3 at at the Santa Clara Convention Center, before 2,000 preregistered delegates. Shelton Shugar, SVP of Cloud Computing at Yahoo! with Jeremy Geelan, Conference Chair of 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Yahoo aims to be one of the 800-pound gorillas--along with Google, Amazon, and several major tech... (more)