Cloud Connect Chicago Exhibitors Offer Sneak Peek into Booth Demos & New Products

StackWars Keynote Panel to Spark Debate among HP, Verizon & VMware

Oct 14, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Cloud Connect Chicago, produced by UBM Tech, previews announcements from exhibitors launching new products and services around next week's event, October 21-23 at McCormick Place. Featuring the latest technologies, strategies and innovations, Cloud Connect is the premier technology event for the cloud community. For more information or to register visit:


In addition, Cloud Connect Chicago, co-located with The Big Data Conference, announces a keynote panel, StackWars: The Battle for the Enterprise Cloud, to expose the benefits and limitations of major cloud platforms such as OpenStack, CloudStack & VMware in the enterprise. Alistair Croll, VP, CloudOps Research will moderate the discussion among advocates for each approach:

  • Jim Anthony, VP, Tier II Solution Architecture Team, Verizon
  • Mathew Lodge, VP, Cloud Services, VMware
  • Monty Taylor, Manager, Automation and Deployment, HP

"The new structure of the Cloud Connect program encourages healthy debate and discussion around which cloud platforms will prevail as best suited for the enterprise," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "While the StackWars discussion heats up on the main stage, the conversation will continue on the expo floor as a variety of interesting companies showcase their latest technologies and solutions."

The following exhibitors preview their news in advance of Cloud Connect Chicago:

CSA Chicago will feature best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, specializing in the areas of Legal Issues in the Cloud and the Anti-Botnet Working Group.

EdgeCast announces the new EdgeCast Route, a high-performance, high availability, scalable and secure DNS platform. Route leverages EdgeCast's massive global IP Anycast network, with points of presence in most major metros across four continents, and with high-performance proximity to almost every broadband user in the world.

IBM will be showcasing new DevOps solutions that accelerate continuous delivery while leveraging the cloud. Learn how to automate application deployment to the cloud with new IBM UrbanCode solutions, or innovate in the cloud with JazzHub – a self-serve, instant-on, "one stop shop" for Mobile and Cloud application development.

Latisys announces its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) product suite, offering clients a variety of options for business continuity from basic backup to completely automated failover between redundant sites. Fully customizable and tested regularly, these solutions ensure systems are protected in the event of a natural or human induced disaster., the leading Internet hosting provider, will demonstrate its new Dedicated Cloud service offering a complete VMware Data Center in less than 30 minutes. OVH technical architect will be available at booth #407 for questions.

SingleHop, a dedicated server and cloud hosting company that offers highly scalable, automated, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers, announces that the company will present its revamped white-label reselling platform.

Veeam will showcase Modern Data Protection™ - powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions built for virtualization and the cloud. Veeam Backup & Replication v7 includes Built-in WAN acceleration (for efficient D2D2C backup), GFS retention (using backup copy jobs), self-service VM and file recovery, VirtualLab for Replicas, and deployment planning.

VMware will feature vCloud® Hybrid Service™, a secure, dedicated infrastructure-as-a-service cloud built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®. Develop new applications and run existing applications with no change, with common networking, management, and security that spans between onsite and offsite environments. Visit booth #400.

Cloud Connect Chicago includes five tracks of conference content: Amazon Web Services & Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack, Platform-as-a-Service and Virtualization & Private Cloud. The event opens on Monday, October 21 with a full day of intensive cloud computing education through a series of Summits and Boot Camps that will outline standards and emerging trends around big data, security and risk, as well as management strategies in increasingly heterogeneous cloud environments. More information available at:

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About Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry and the only venue where attendees learn how to leverage the cloud ecosystem to develop new services, revenue streams and business models. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. Cloud Connect offers three days of in-depth boot camps, panel discussions and access to a host of industry experts, all designed to help organizations weigh their cloud options and drive transformation.  For more information visit:

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