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Christoph Reich to Present at SYS-CON’s Cloud Computing Expo Europe 2009

Reich to speak on the potentials of Cloud Computing for small and medium-sized businesses

Christoph Reich, Head of IT at Hochschule Furtwangen University, will be presenting at SYS-CON's International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Europe in Prague, Czech Republic this coming May 18-19 2009.

To harness the potentials of Cloud Computing to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), the university establishes a new Cloud Computing project, called Cloud Infrastructure and Application (CloudIA). The CloudIA project is a market-oriented infrastructure that leverages different VM technologies and supports Service-Level Agreement (SLA) as PaaS and IaaS models. Several unique offerings of CloudIA are overbooking of physical hardware to run more VMs, Single-Sign-On using Shibboleth for external applications, such as Google Apps and Online Learning And Training (OLAT), and creating personalized VMs and service containers on-demand. Therefore, the CloudIA project offers better resource utilization and helps SME to increase productivity and reduce IT costs.

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Speaker Bio
Christoph Reich is the head of the IT and e-learning departments in the Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU). In addition he is the director of the Cloud Research Lab at HFU. Finally, he is one of the board members of the RZ Leiter Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Learn How to Leverage Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Prague This May
Cloud Computing and Virtualization both take center stage this May in Prague, as SYS-CON Events brings two of its most popular industry-leading Enterprise IT events to Europe: International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Europe and 6th International Virtualization Conference & Expo Europe.

Co-located at the Hilton Prague Hotel in downtown Prague, these events have the highest-energy Expo Floor of any comparable event, with more exhibitors, more attendees, and more Special Events like our industry Power Panels, our delegate prize drawings, and our attendee-generated Show Awards.

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Cloud Computing Is Swelling Into an Estimated $36BN Market
The Cloud Computing conference theme this May is "The Delivery of IT Resources as Services" - with 100+ breakout sessions by leading industry CEOs and CTOs whose companies already recognize that what today's companies need above all is to be able to build infrastructures that can scale up or down at a moment's notice.

Over the next five years, IDC expects spending on IT cloud services to grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012 and accounting for some 9% of total software sales. More importantly, spending on cloud computing will accelerate throughout the forecast period, capturing 25% of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a third of growth the following year.

Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded.

Top Keynotes, Top Technical & Business Sessions, Top Delegates

This event will feature technical sessions from leading industry players representative of the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.

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Cloud computing is an opportunity for business to implement low cost, low power and high efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But what's actually involved in moving to a cloud infrastructure? In this compelling one-day, hands-on training program, you'll learn just what it takes to take full advantage of the Cloud. Join fellow delegates as Alan Williamson, Editor-in-Chief of Cloud Computing Journal, uses his expertise to lead you through Cloud Computing Bootcamp on Tuesday March 31, 2009 with configuration samples, live demos and working setups.

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