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Subject: Exclusive Discount for OASIS Members at Structure 2010
[The following announcement is being sent on behalf of the organizers of Structure 2010.]
Our list of top-tier speakers is growing every day (we have over 50!) and includes some of the biggest names in cloud computing:
· Paul Maritz, CEO, VMware
· Erich Clementi, Vice President, Strategy and GM, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
· Dr. Donald Ferguson, CTO, Computer Associates, Inc.
· Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com
· Werner Vogels, CTO and Vice President, Amazon
· James Urquhart, Senior Market Strategist, Cloud Computing, Cisco
· Chris Kemp, CIO, NASA Ames
· Amr Awadallah, CTO and Co-Founder, Cloudera
· Hakan Hacigumus, Department Head, NEC Labs
· Forrest Norrod, VP and GM of Data Center Solutions, Dell
· Harel Kodesh, President, EMC Cloud Infrastructure Business, EMC Corp.
Our complete speaker list is here.
From the chips that power the compute clouds to the broadband that transports the computation and the software that ties it all together, cloud computing is creating a fundamental shift in how we think about and buy computing services. At Structure 2010, you will learn about the new opportunities and how to profit from them. Network with the people making it all happen. From broadband to hardware and software, we look at the whole picture and predict the directions the industry will take. Some of the topics we'll cover include:
· Why cloud computing is important. In which scenarios does it reduce costs, improve collaboration, speed the real-time enterprise and increase enterprise agility?
· Which of the basic assumptions made about the cloud were wrong. Why we’ll need new computing architectures to support cloud computing and who will provide them? (It’s not what you currently have in your data center.)
· Why big data creates big problems (but could also be big business). Storage is plentiful; we can store whatever we produce. What new opportunities are emerging that make storage work better?
· What impact does "real-time" have on the cloud? - If the web and the enterprise are moving to real time, how do you prepare for it? What architectural considerations does “real-time” infrastructure require?
· Why are traditional databases the unexpected bottleneck in the cloud? Is technology, implementation or the software licensing at the root of the problem?
· Why the hybrid cloud model is an important transitional state for the industry. Capex and IT operations don’t disappear overnight. What are the problems we face, and how can we conquer them?