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Two-Day Conference Targets Business Adoption of Cloud Computing

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Cloud Summit, produced by TechWeb, today announced the first program focused exclusively on helping enterprises implement cloud computing. Enterprise Cloud Summit, presented at Interop Las Vegas, takes place May 18-19, with an exhibition May 19-21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cloudsummit.com/enterprise-lv/.

Hosted by Alistair Croll, Principal Analyst at BitCurrent (www.bitcurrent.com), Enterprise Cloud Summit is the industry's only event focused on how traditional enterprises can adopt cloud computing models. The program is comprised of thought leader panels, candid conversations with industry luminaries, and hands-on real-world demos by Syntenic (www.syntenic.com) showcasing the promise -- and the risk -- of on-demand computing. To address what the new platform of cloud computing means to the enterprise, the following four key topics will be explored:

  • Clouds and the Enterprise: A detailed look at how cloud computing fits within enterprise IT strategies.
  • The Dark Side of Clouds: Consideration of the potential pitfalls of cloud computing, and how to navigate them, when deciding whether to make on-demand computing a cornerstone of a company's IT strategy.
  • The Business Case: ROI and Migration: Discussions of the ROI from cloud strategies, pricing models, and how to migrate to utility computing offerings.
  • On the Horizon: The Future of On-Demand IT: A roadmap for this fundamental shift in computing and networks, and how cloud adoption drives enterprise agility and ubiquitous enterprise IT.

"Cloud computing is rapidly evolving and has quickly become a major influencer on how we buy and use IT," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "We've created Enterprise Cloud Summit specifically to tackle the big issues, arming decision makers with the facts needed to leverage the shift and take advantage of the powerful innovations and solutions the cloud has to offer."

The Enterprise Cloud Summit program includes a series of keynotes on the Interop stage open to all attendees on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 from 1:00-2:30 pm. MR Rangaswami, Co-Founder, Sand Hill Group, is the keynote host of the event and will welcome the following to the stage:

  • Russ Daniels, VP and CTO, Cloud Services Strategy, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Vishal Sikka, CTO, SAP
  • Ric Telford, VP, IBM Cloud Services

Other featured speakers at Enterprise Cloud Summit include: Lew Moorman, President, Cloud and Chief Strategy Officer, Rackspace; Mike Repass, Product Manager, Google's App Engine; Amitabh Srivastava, Senior VP, Windows Azure, Microsoft; and Werner Vogels, CTO and VP, Amazon.

Enterprise Cloud Summit is co-located with Interop Las Vegas (http://www.interop.com/lasvegas), the leading business technology event. Interop Las Vegas 2009 offers a large and comprehensive IT expo, proudly welcoming more than 400 exhibitors. Enterprise Cloud Summit sponsors include: HP, IBM, SAP, Ascentium, Terremark, 3Par, Aserver, Amazon Web Services, Artuslabs, WindowsAzure, Joyent, Mashery, OpSource, Rackspace Cloud, Right Scale, WebEx and Webroot. Vendors driving innovation in cloud computing will be located in Interop's Cloud Zone.

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

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