After years of debating what cloud computing really is, we’re finally starting to get a clearer picture. Today and tomorrow at Structure 2011, held at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center, we’ll look at how the cloud landscape is shaping up: PaaS as the future of application hosting, how IaaS is increasingly becoming a part of cloud provider offerings, new developments in webscale infrastructure, new legal protections for data in the cloud and more.
Our livestream of the event begins at 8:25 a.m. PT on Wednesday, June 22, and 8:55 a.m. PT on Thursday, June 23, and we will be live-blogging the onstage sessions throughout both days. Please join the conversation on Twitter (use the #structureconf hashtag).
Live-blogged stories from the event:
June 22, 2011
- Memo to I.T.: Don’t fight the public cloud; embrace it
- The future of the cloud, as seen by Cisco
- Amazon’s “state of the cloud” — it isn’t stacking up
- Forget public; private clouds: The future is hybrids!
- For Windows Azure, AWS is a friend, not a foe
- Cloud computing is Latin America’s great equalizer
- VMware’s preparing for the post-document era
- How PARC wants to reinvent the Internet
- AT&T sees natural fit in cloud-mobile play
- Today, security must be built from the inside out
- Arista CEO: Cloud networking has to be fast and predictable
- The cloud and the “sneak attack” for enterprise sales
- NetApp founder: Confusion about the cloud is ‘bogus’
- Audience and judges’ pick DotCloud as LaunchPad winner
June 23, 2011
- Moving cloud storage to primetime requires new tech
- With Terremark, Verizon’s cloud isn’t “one size fits all”
- Cloud databases face challenges but opportunities beckon
- Cloud computing requires new thinking on privacy
- When it comes to PaaS, the developer is king
- DevOps eliminates knee-jerk no’s at the IT level
- Future clouds: low-energy boxes, immersive services
- Data is the new platform, and social is the intelligence
- For today’s business, the API is the new website
- How to keep the cloud from killing the planet
- It’s not about shared vs. dedicated. It’s about the application.
- Heroku: Peer pressure is a sales strategy
- Why the cloud needs new forms of networking
- Efficiency vs. performance: What’ll win for the hardware of the future?
- Tech giants are hungry for M&A — really hungry