Structure:Europe

A “cloudnostic” future

What will a future with multiple clouds look like? At Structure:Europe, Hightail CEO Brad Garlinghouse discussed what it means to be cloud agnostic.

Attacking CERN’s big data problem

CERN is building out a new data center and re-writing its toolchain to keep up with the big data demands of its research into the nature of matter and anti-matter.

Can VMware pull off its second act?

Will VMware be able to replicate the monster success it achieved inside corporate server rooms in the cloud at large? Maybe, but it will have to execute well on many fronts and catch a lot of breaks for that to happen.

Structure Europe 2012

It seems obvious: cloud computing is a global phenomenon precisely because it allows anyone anywhere to access computing resources for work and…

Structure Europe: THE NEW CLOUDONOMICS

Moderated by:
Joe Weinman – SVP, Cloud Services and Strategy, Telx – USA
Speakers:
Mat Ellis – Founder and CEO, Cloudability – USA
James Mitchell – Founder and CEO, Strategic Blue – UK
Sander Nagtegaal – Co-Founder and CTO, Peecho – NETHERLANDS
Sharon Wagner – Founder and CEO, Cloudyn

Structure Europe: THE NEW CLOUDONOMICS

Moderated by:
Joe Weinman – SVP, Cloud Services and Strategy, Telx – USA
Speakers:
Mat Ellis – Founder and CEO, Cloudability – USA
James Mitchell – Founder and CEO, Strategic Blue – UK
Sander Nagtegaal – Co-Founder and CTO, Peecho – NETHERLANDS
Sharon Wagner – Founder and CEO, Cloudyn

Structure Europe: CLOUD IN THE POST-PC ERA

Moderated by:
Barb Darrow – Senior Writer, GigaOM – USA
Speakers:
Dan Levin – COO, Box – USA
Christian Lindholm – Board Advisor, Fjord – SWEDEN
Harish Rao – CTO, Global Infrastructure Services, Capgemini – UK

Structure Europe: DO FEDERATED CLOUDS DELIVER?

Moderated by:
Barb Darrow – Senior Writer, GigaOM – USA
Speakers:
Ditlev Bredahl – CEO, OnApp – UK
Mark Cravotta – SVP Worldwide Sales, Tier 3 – USA
David Drai – Chief Strategist Emerging Products Business Unit, Akamai
Pascale Vicat-Blanc – CEO, Lyatiss – FRANCE

Even tiny tweets can be big data

Datasift, the UK company that has access to the Twitter firehose analyzes petabytes of tweets and ships terabytes of insights around the world. And the infrastructure needs to keep up. That and dark social were topics of interest today at Structure:Europe.

Red Hat wants more competition

Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens sees it as a ‘personal disappointment’ that there aren’t more companies lining up to follow his firm’s highly lucrative open source subscription path.

Don’t look to Europe to create an Amazon rival

Trying to come up with an Amazon of Europe is going to be hard work, said Marten Mickos, the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. The continent has a number of issues to deal with including inertia and resistance to change.

Software-defined networks: All about the application

Software-defined networks and data centers are the future if enterprises want to manage their infrastructure with the agility of cloud computing providers, but they’re nowhere near ubiquity yet. However, according to two senior VMware executives, the pieces are in place and maturing every day.

Hadoop isn’t just for web companies any more

Traditionally databases have either focused on real-time transactions or longer-term analytics of data, but newer technologies like Hadoop and a related open-source system called Hbase can combine those two things, according to a panel at GigaOM’s Structure Europe conference in Amsterdam

Structure Europe 2012 live coverage

Here you’ll find our live coverage of Structure Europe 2012, as we talk to some of the best minds and brightest stars behind the cloud revolution with a special focus on how Europe is helping change the game.

FileSpirit lets mobile workers remotely access their files

Not every business wants to store their files in the cloud. FileSpirit, a German company, is launching a new service by the same name that lets companies give their mobile workers remote access to company files and databases through a mobile file browser.

ComodIT wants to bring about intuitive IT

ComodIT, a startup in Liege, Belgium wants to take the IT management world by storm with its product that’s adapted for cloud computing as opposed to legacy IT. The startup, which is a finalist in our Structure:Europe LaunchPad competition is seeking a Series A round.

Facebook’s next compute challenge is cold storage

We know that Facebook is building a storage facility next to its Prineville data center, but in a conversation ahead of our Structure Europe event this month in Amsterdam I spoke with Facebook’s Jay Parikh to learn more about Facebook’s data center for digital packrats.

#CloudFail: Six pitfalls to avoid with enterprise cloud deployment

Many companies — perhaps blinded by all the hype and marketing claims — are still hanging back when it comes to cloud adoption. They shouldn’t. They should make the move now — but keep these 6 potential pitfalls in mind.

ProfitBricks says it can out-Amazon Amazon’s cloud

As ProfitBricks rolls out its scale-up infrastructure as a platform in the U.S. this week, it says it can offer more powerful instances to customers cheaper than market leader Amazon Web Services. That’s a tall order, but an intriguing one.