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EMC's Cloud Supremo Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

Mike Feinberg will give breakout session on Deployment of Cloud Technologies

"The movement of information and services out of the data center and into the Cloud can unleash fear in many of us," concedes EMC's Cloud supremo Mike Feinberg, Senior VP of the storage giant's Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division. Cloud technologies nonetheless offer many benefits over traditional IT systems, Feinberg argues - "Especially when managing the size and vastness of unstructured data and unpredictable growth in IT environments," he notes.

"Trusting that your information is secure, accessible and protected is important, and deciding what information remains inside and outside of the cloud can be critical to the success of your business," insists Feinberg, who will be giving a breakout session at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, in San Jose, CA - which is being held November 19-21, 2008.

His session, called "Trusting the Cloud: Timing and Adoption of Cloud Technologies," will examine when it make senses to adopt cloud technologies and migrate a set of IT services to the cloud and discuss how to optimize the deployment of cloud technologies and the options that exist for migrating information to the cloud.

Feinberg is Senior Vice President of the Cloud Infrastructure Group at EMC Corporation. He joined EMC to lead the Technology Ventures Group which was formed in May of 2006 with the objective of addressing emerging customer and technology trends and delivering products and solutions that will revolutionize existing IT paradigms. In February of 2008, EMC created a new division to focus on the emerging opportunities for cloud-based solutions and services.


Mike Feinberg is part of a star-studded lineup of speakers at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Confernce & Expo. Between them, they'll be covering every aspect of the hottest IT topic for years, with not just Amazon but also IBM, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Intel, HP and a host of others all offering, using or developing high-end computing services typically described as “cloud computing” - through which massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided as a service using Internet technologies.

Forrester Research analyst James Staten calls cloud computing "classic disruptive innovation - where the mainstream dismisses the product and small companies have time to create a real differentiated value." But there are so many offerings just now that what infrastructure architects are looking for above all is a set of organizing principles they can use to guide them in choosing between them all.

Such principles. and a host of associated topics, will be addressed in San Jose by a Top Speaker Faculty that includes:

  • Dr Werner Vogels - VP & CTO, Amazon.com (Keynote)
  • Mike Feinberg - Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Group, EMC
  • Steve Herrod - CTO, VMware
  • Rob Weltman - Director of Grid Services, Yahoo!
    Peter Nickolov - President CTO, 3tera
  • Kevin Haar - President & CEO, Appistry
  • Songnian Zhou - Co-Founder & CEO, Platform Computing
  • Patrick Harr - CEO, Nirvanix
  • Gerrit Huizenga - Cloud Solutions Architect, IBM
  • John Keagy - CEO & Co-Founder, GoGrid/ServePath
  • Sajai Krishnan - CEO, ParaScale
  • Reuven Cohen - Founder & Chief Technologist, Enomaly
  • Mike Eaton - CEO, Cloudworks
  • Jonathan Bryce - Founder at Mosso (Rackspace)
  • Nati Shalom - CTO, GigaSpaces
  • Don MacAskill - CEO & Chief Geek, SmugMug
  • Billy Marshall - Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, rPath
  • Dr Thorsten von Eicken - CTO & Founder, RightScale
  • Jonathan Pyke - Chief Strategy Officer, Cordys
  • Jason Stowe - Founder & CEO, Cycle Computing
  • David Young - Co-Founder & CEO, Joyent
  • Dave Durkee - Founder, CEO & Technical Director, ENKI
  • John Janakiraman - CTO, Skytap
  • Stuart Charlton - Chief Software Architect, Elastra
  • Lars Leckie, Principal, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
  • Dr Rich Wolski - Professor, U.C. Santa Barbara
  • Javier Soltero - Co-Founder & CEO of Hyperic
  • Omer Trajman - Director of Field Engineering, Vertica Systems
  • Rachel Chalmers - Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software, The 451 Group

    and with a special Cloud Bootcamp on November 20 led by

  • Alan Williamson, Founder at Blog-City.com, Creator of BlueDragon


All breakout sessions are all listed in further detail here.



Speaker Faculty - SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo


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