The Cloud Virtualization Summit was part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week.
USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into a week, chock full of research, trends, and community interaction. Customize the program to meet your needs.
New this year, your daily registration for the Cloud Virtualization Summit gets you into all the events happening that day: tutorials, talks, workshops—you name it. Plus, registration packages offer expanded discounts. The more days you attend, the more you save! The Cloud Virtualization Summit takes place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Thanks to those of you who joined us in Boston, MA, for the 1st USENIX Cloud Virtualization Summit!
The 1st USENIX Cloud Virtualization Summit was held in conjunction with the 2010 USENIX Federated Conferences Week, June 22–25, 2010.
All Cloud Virtualization Summit sessions will take place in Independence West.
The recent industry-wide discussion and promotion of the technology
and business innovation around cloud computing have captured the
interest of both IT customers and IT vendors. Many consider
virtualization technology to be the "on ramp" for cloud computing. The
Cloud Virtualization Summit seeks to bring together end-users from
diverse domains and technologists from across the industry to openly
discuss the opportunity and the challenges.
This will be an interactive session, so please plan to attend and
bring your questions, comments, and concerns!
Dave Cohen, EMC
Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing
The one-day summit will consist of three sessions, starting after the
USENIX ATC '10 keynote address:
End-User Panel: Cloud Virtualization for Real Applications Today
Moderator: Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing
Finance Participants: Jim Younan, Bank of America; Lance Berc, VMware; Dave Cohen, EMC (ex-Goldman Sachs, ex-Merrill Lynch)
Heathcare/Life Sciences Participants: Brad Chapman, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Aaron Kitzmiller, Life Technologies;
John Morris and
Vassilios Pantazopoulos, Pfizer;
Pieter Sheth-Voss, Quintiles
With all the buzz around cloud computing and virtualization, it is
sometimes difficult to determine the real savings and agility benefits
provided by cloud services. While cloud computing holds the promise of
changing how many organizations operate, it can be difficult to
separate the real, practical ways in which the cloud is helping
research labs and companies with collaboration, software as a service,
technical computing, and storage use cases today.
This panel will focus on two motivating application areas:
healthcare/life sciences and finance.
We'll cover real-world use cases in collaboration, drug discovery and
design, next-generation sequencing, proteomics, software as a service,
and bioinformatics, to explore how life science companies are using
cloud computing, what the challenges are and the effectiveness is, how money can be saved
by an organization, and what issues of regulatory compliance exist.
We'll also discuss a range of diverse applications in finance, from
the highest-speed, highest-volume trading systems, through large-volume
analytics, to worldwide collaboration systems. The volumes of data, the
global scale, the speed of activity, and the amounts of money involved
drive financial companies to make large and forward-looking
investments in their IT infrastructures. We'll examine how the
requirements of financial applications and financial companies map to
the promise and the reality of cloud computing.
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Investment Panel: Cloud Computing: Paradigm Shift or Lead Balloon
Moderator: Dave Cohen, EMC
Participants: Jeff Fagnan, Atlas Venture; Matthew Moynahan, Veracode; David Menninger, Vertica; Dan Decasper, Cirtas
Much ink and even more virtual ink has been spilled recently on the
topic of cloud computing. Some commentators and vendors believe this
is a massive shift in the way IT is packaged, delivered, and
sold. Other commentators point out that many of the underlying technology
concepts—time-shared systems, equipment leasing, compute farms,
massive databases—have existed for many years and are only being renamed
by clever marketing. This panel incudes participants from the venture
capital and startup community who are actively trying to match
business reality to the technology promise.
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Technology Panel: How to "Program" the Cloud: API Debate
Moderator: Erik Riedel, EMC
Participants: Orran Krieger, VMware; Moiz Kohari, Novell; Andres Rodriguez, Nasuni;
Steve Hand, University of Cambridge
One of the key challenges to realizing the full benefits of
large-scale cloud computing is a requirement to adjust the programming
and deployment models used in IT today. In some cases, the adjustments
may be straightforward and build on years of technology investment in
areas such as virtualization, parallel programming, scale-out
computing, and numerous programming frameworks. Are the tools available
today sufficient to realize the full potential of the cloud? What
gaps still need to be filled? This panel brings together participants
from a number of the related technology areas to assess the
state of the art and the state of the practice.
Please join us for this event; register today!
Participation in the event is open, subject to approval by USENIX,
with a registration fee of $345 for the entire 1-day event, which includes
access to all other USENIX Federated Conferences Week events that day. Additional
registration fees apply for other events during the week.