Inaugural Cloud Connect 2010 Defines the State of the Cloud

Event Gathers Together Entire Cloud Computing Ecosystem, Surpasses Registration Expectations

Mar 18, 2010

Today Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, announced that in its first year, the event exceeded expectations, welcoming 2,000 business executives, IT professionals and developers to the Santa Clara Convention Center this week. An energetic show floor with over 30 vendors, packed conference sessions and market moving keynotes propel UBM TechWeb's Cloud Connect to the forefront as the defining event of the cloud computing industry. For more information visit:

"The size of event and quality of attendees made Cloud Connect an ideal venue to heighten awareness around security and cloud computing, as well as launch our new McAfee Cloud Secure program for cloud vendors," said Scott Chasin, CTO for McAfee SaaS.

"At Cloud Connect, developers, IT professionals and business decision-makers jam conference sessions, driving the growth and innovation of cloud computing and furthering its adoption," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "We couldn't be happier with the response we've received to this first time event."

Through an in-depth educational program, including keynotes, workshops, case studies, general sessions and networking events, as well as an exhibition, attendees have the opportunity to interact face-to-face with cloud computing experts, thought leaders and peers. Cloud Connect provides an unparalleled opportunity for cloud vendors to develop partnerships, understand emerging business models and generate leads.

"As a next generation provider of application performance management solutions, AppDynamics is always looking for new opportunities to meet IT operations and development teams who could benefit from our solution, and we've been enthusiastic about the sheer number of quality meetings we've had at Cloud Connect," said Greg Howard, Director of Marketing for AppDynamics. "It's been a great investment for us and a powerful way to evangelize the AppDynamics approach to application performance."

Cloud Connect sponsors include Diamond Sponsor, IBM; Gold Sponsor, McAfee; Silver Sponsors, CA, GoGrid, MeghaWare, SOASTA and VMOps Inc.

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About Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. 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 providers and cloud computing innovators. Cloud Connect is a new one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring Cloud Business Summit, a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. Cloud Connect is taking place March 15-18, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA. For more information visit:

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading magazines. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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