Next week is shaping up to be a big week for cloud computing (again).
Microsoft will be making an announcement in San Francisco about the launch of Online Services. I’ve been invited to attend that as well as a Blogger Roundtable that Microsoft is hosting for cloud computing bloggers. Should be interesting.
In the evening, Joyent is hosting Enterprise Cloud Computing Seminar: Addressing the Practical Questions of CIOs and CTOs. I will be participating in a a panel entitled The Future of Cloud Computing for the Enterprise, moderated by Jason Hoffman, CTO at Joyent.
On Tuesday (10 AM PST), GigaSpaces and CohesiveFT are hosting a joint webinar entitled Cloud Enablement with Security and Control. The highlight of this webinar is a wicked cool live demo of running a web application across two public clouds (Amazon EC2 and Flexiscale) with the ability to scale out on demand based on SLAs, fail-over, self-healing — all in a secure environment. So as the Cohesive guys wrote on their blog, make sure to brush up on your cloud computing buzzwords, because we will show it all: cloudbursting, cloud storming, cloud spanning, virtual private clouds, hybrid clouds, interclouds — you name it.
Sys-con’s Cloud Computing Expo will take place in San Jose. Seems like everyone is coming in to the Bay Area for this one, so I am looking forward to meet a lot of the folks active in cloud computing at this event. There is also talk of another Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum get together around this event as well as a Silicon Valley CloudCamp.