New Online Conference Analyzes Cloud Computing Trends and Challenges

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Toronto — Feb. 10
Cloud Slam ’09, a virtual conference developed to promote collaborative analysis of the latest trends and challenges in the world of cloud computing, will commence on April 20.

Organized by more than 30 leading experts and authorities in the field, this four-day conference will highlight research, developments and accomplishments by industry leaders whose contributions are helping to shape the future of cloud computing.

Key topics will include the significant benefits of an open cloud, enterprise readiness of IaaS architectures and the impact of cloud computing on application developers.

According to industry experts and analysts, cloud virtualization is expected to explode during the next 18 to 36 months. Cloud Slam ’09 gives industry leaders and professionals keen insights into published research, unique and evolving ideas and best practices, as well as an opportunity to network with leading experts in cloud computing.

The conference is designed to be a career-enhancing experience for researchers, engineers, directors and IT professionals. It’s also an ideal opportunity for corporate leaders to glean information on the latest innovations in cloud computing, generate leads and develop ideas on how to capitalize on what’s estimated to eventually become a $100 billion market.

“Information sharing and collaboration will be key components in the evolution of cloud computing, especially now, as we prepare for its continued, industry-wide impact on both small businesses and large corporations,” said Khazret Sapenov, CTO of Cloudcor Inc. and conference organizing committee member.

“Our conference brings together members from the world’s largest cloud computing community, comprised of more than 8,000 members, to share and analyze existing research and tackle hot topics including infrastructure, implementation, privacy and compliance.”

Cloud Slam ’09 will feature several keynote speakers and presentations from academia on the current and future aspects of cloud computing. Among the featured speakers are Songnian Zhou, CEO of Platform; Simon Crosby, CTO, Virtualization and Management, Citrix Systems Inc.; Russ Daniels, VP and Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Services Strategy, HP; Hal Stern, SVP Global Systems Engineering; Maximilian Ahrens, CTO of Zimory; and Jayshree Ullal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arista Networks.

Conference registration is now open. The early-bird registration fee is $40 and available until Feb. 15. General admission is $52. For more information or to register, visit

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