Events

World's Largest Open Source Cloud Computing Summit to be Hosted in Sydney

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Sydney, Australia, will host thousands of cloud computing experts from more than 50 nations for the OpenStack Summit, November 6-8, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center. This will be the first time the must-attend open infrastructure event has been held in Australia where users like American Airlines, China Railway, Saudi Telecom, Commonwealth Bank, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sprint and Tencent/WeChat will talk about multi-cloud strategies, cost savings and increasing agility with OpenStack.

The biannual OpenStack Summit-held previously in major cities like Paris, Tokyo, Vancouver, San Francisco and Barcelona-will draw thousands of developers, operators, cloud architects, business unit leaders and CIOs from the world's centers of IT innovation.

Zscaler Arrives at RSA Conference 2017 with an Exciting Lineup and a Smashing Display

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Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, today announced its presence at the upcoming RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, South Hall booth #1207. Through a series of in-booth displays, product demonstrations, and partner presentations, ZscalerTM will showcase its industry-recognized solutions architected from the ground up as part of a multi-tenant, distributed cloud security platform for the new, cloud-centric world of IT.

Also featured at the exhibit will be the Zscaler "smash booth," in which visitors are invited to take out their frustrations with the expensive, complex security appliances of the past. Many of the traditional appliance-based approaches to enterprise security have changed little over the years, even as users have become mobile and applications have moved to the cloud. With their outdated architectures, designed to protect a security perimeter that no longer exists, such appliances have become relics. For InfoSec professionals who -- in the face of software issues, firewall rules, CVEs, and more -- have ever wished for a sledgehammer, Zscaler is happy to offer them one, along with a pair of safety goggles.

All Zscaler activities at RSA, including its smash booth, continue to center on the company's "break free" message, encouraging visitors to break free from architectures of the past that are preventing them from fully embracing the agility, productivity, and efficiencies of cloud enablement.

MSPAlliance Announces Rob O'Neill, SEAL Team Six Leader, as Keynote Speaker for MSPWorld 2017

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The International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers, (MSPAlliance - www.mspalliance.com), has announced that Rob O'Neill, SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, will be delivering the keynote speech at the 2017 MSPWorld Conference March 26-28 in New Orleans. MSPWorld (www.mspworldconference.com) is the leading conference for managed services and cloud computing providers world-wide; this year's conference theme is "The Weaponization of Data."

Rob O'Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time. He was a SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He has deployed more than a dozen times, and he held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war. A highly-trained Navy SEAL, he led the military's most elite and was involved in our nation's most important campaigns. With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O'Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists.

Citrix Unveils Roadmap to the Cloud and Secure Mobility for Partners and Customers at Citrix Summit

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In the growing migration to the cloud, the transition journey varies between each organization. In fact, a Forrester Global Business Technographics Infrastructure Survey found that 38 percent of enterprises have not adopted any cloud infrastructure, while 23 percent of respondents have adopted one cloud, and 38 percent are using two or more clouds. There is a clear need for an architecture and a management platform that enables customers to manage workloads on the infrastructure they use today, while giving them the ability to migrate to one or more clouds. That's why Citrix is announcing new offerings at Citrix Summit 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. that provide the solution packages, tools and support to help customers, regardless of where they are in the cloud adoption process.

Citrix is introducing new packages to transition from on-premises licenses to Citrix Cloud for existing customers, services that enable Citrix and Microsoft customers to deploy Windows 10 desktops on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, services to deploy apps directly on Azure, and Smart Tools to simplify the deployment of new workspaces. In addition, Citrix is announcing a new Citrix Ready partner initiative targeting the mid-market along with mobility and network management products and services that complement Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and provide comprehensive security and value for Citrix and Microsoft customers.

"With these products and services, Citrix and Microsoft are meeting partners and customers wherever they are on their journey to the cloud, whether they continue to keep IT infrastructure on-premises, or they are moving to hybrid cloud or public cloud deployments," said PJ Hough, senior vice president, Product, Citrix. "Whether they are ready to go all-in on the cloud, or they want to deploy a single app in the cloud, we have the management platform and the services they need."

Featured Speakers Announced for OpenStack Summit in Barcelona as Adoption Continues Growth in Europe

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Today at OpenStack Day UK, OpenStack Foundation Executive Director Jonathan Bryce offered a sneak preview of speakers committed to the next OpenStack Summit, the must-attend cloud computing event, taking place October 25-28 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. Approximately 6,000 attendees from 50+ countries are expected to attend the Summit to discuss how the OpenStack open source cloud platform is helping companies increase agility and save money as software becomes more strategic to their business.

Featured speakers include OpenStack users and community members at Banco Santander, CERN, China Mobile, Comcast, Constant Contact, Crowdstar, Deutsche Telekom, Folksam, Google, Mesosphere, Sky UK, Snapdeal, Swisscom, Telefonica, United States Army, Verizon, Walmart and many more. View the full schedule, follow updates and register to attend at https://www.openstack.org/summit/barcelona-2016/.

SolarWinds to Demonstrate How to Manage Hybrid IT in the Application Economy at VMworld 2016 US

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at VMworld 2016 US, August 28-September 1, 2016, in Las Vegas held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center. At the event, SolarWinds Head Geeks hybrid IT, and host its third annual Experts & Espresso, a series of free, expert-led learning sessions.

"With today's hybrid application infrastructure, gaining performance visibility and connectivity into all components are more important than ever," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "Applications and data are now fluid, residing in single or multiple on-premises datacenters, cloud-based datacenters, SAAS solutions, or in combination. The SolarWinds suite of system and network products provides the user with a single interface to pinpoint application issues in their virtualized infrastructure, while also optimizing resources for optimized application performance. For hosted applications, SolarWinds provides performance visibility into all networking layers that were previously unknown to IT administrators. VMworld is the ideal place to showcase these capabilities and get vital feedback from our users and the larger virtualization community."

Happy 17th Annual SysAdmin Day!

To the majority of the world, today is just another day; perhaps a little extra exciting because it's a Friday. But, in the world of IT, today is THE day, System Administrator Appreciation Day! The role of a SysAdmin is perhaps one of the most behind the scenes, yet tremendously important jobs out there, and today is the one day SysAdmins are brought into the spotlight and recognized for being "heroic men and women who, come rain or shine, prevent disasters, keep IT secure and put out tech fires left and right," as stated on SysAdminDay.com.  

Recognizing the important role SysAdmins play in their own businesses, industry leaders and vendors across the board are weighing in on the 17th Annual "holiday."

 

Xen Project Community Hosts Annual Developers Summit in August

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The Xen Project, a project hosted at The Linux Foundation, today announced the program and speakers for the Xen Project Developer Summit that brings together developers, integrators and power users for in-person collaboration and educational presentations. The event will take place in Toronto, Canada from August 25-26, 2016 co-located with LinuxCon North America.

The Xen Project hypervisor was built to be forward-looking and nimble like the cloud itself. It powers the new needs of computing and virtualization through a rich ecosystem of community members that focus on everything from security, embedded, and web-scale environments. The Summit is an opportunity for developers and software engineers to collaborate and discuss the latest advancements of Xen Project software. It is a neutral event focused on education and collaboration amongst those interested in Xen Project technology, virtualization and cloud computing.

Cloud Foundry Announces 2016 Summit in Europe

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Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2016 will take place September 26-28, 2016, at Congress Center Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.

Registration, a speakers call for papers and sponsorship opportunities are now open for the event.

NGINX Announces nginx.conf 2016

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NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced its third annual nginx.conf user conference, which will be held September 7-9, 2016 at the Hilton in Austin, TX. Last year's event was attended by more than 600 IT Professionals, including developers, application architects, system administrators, DevOps professionals, and CIO/CTOs. This year, attendees will come together to discuss how to build and deliver applications flawlessly, and to explore best practices and techniques in application architecture and infrastructure, including microservices, DevOps, cloud, containers, and more.

"The NGINX user community includes some of the most forward-thinking minds in the application development and deployment world -- innovators who are on the leading edge of adopting new tools in a rapidly changing industry," said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc. "With a new suite of technologies having emerged as the new normal, it is more important than ever to bring technology leaders together to share best practices and address the relevant industry issues. NGINX is the heart of the modern web, powering these new tools and techniques, and enabling organizations to deploy and deliver sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale."