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[January 31, 2012]

Cloud Connect Organizers Offers Preview of Upcoming Event

Jan 31, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Cloud Connect, produced by United Business Media TechWeb, has announced fresh program elements for this year's event including new tracks around Big Data and Mobile, and the Carrier Cloud Forum.

In a release, the Company noted event details: "With the success of the 2011 Cloud Connect event, we are committed to a program rich in all aspects of cloud computing," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager, in a release.

"With new program elements that emphasize technology trends like mobile and big data, as well as an awards program recognizing women's contributions to the cloud, Cloud Connect continues to position itself as the most important, vendor-neutral cloud event in the industry. This event is a must-attend for best practices and first-hand learning about the newest tools and technologies that can help shape your company's cloud strategy." "Cloud computing is going through an exciting and vibrant evolution and many of the leading participants are women," said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNow. "Cloud Connect was chosen as the venue to announce the awards because of their commitment to enriching the cloud conversation by ensuring diverse points of view." The first annual CloudNow Awards will be announced at a luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 14 during Cloud Connect. CloudNow, a nonprofit executive consortium of women in cloud computing focused on using technology for the overall professional development of women from around the world by providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth, will recognize ten outstanding women in cloud computing for their contributions, accomplishments and thought leadership.

In addition, CloudNow, a nonprofit group of women in cloud computing, will host their first annual CloudNow Awards during Cloud Connect. As a technology event for cloud computing, featuring the latest technologies, strategies and innovations within cloud, Cloud Connect will take place Feb. 13-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif.

Hosted by Light Reading, Carrier Cloud Forum will take place on Monday, Feb. 13 during Cloud Connect.

Cloud Connect Santa Clara will feature over 60 breakout sessions, an expo floor featuring nearly 100 companies showcasing the latest cloud computing technologies, and cloud computing hardware, software and service providers the opportunity to come together in one location for rich content, controversial debate, opinion and use-case studies from the likes of LinkedIn, American Airlines, the US Federal Government and Smith Electric vehicles.

Sponsors include: Super Diamond Sponsor Cisco Systems; Diamond Sponsors Citrix Systems, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Rackspace Hosting and Red Hat; Platinum Sponsors GoGrid, Sungard Availability Services and Terremark; Gold Sponsors Brocade, CoreSite, Interxion, SOASTA, Softlayer and Windows Azure; Silver Sponsors Apica, CloudSoft, Comcast Business Class, Mahindra Satyam, Morphlabs, Newvem, OneBill Software, Opscode, OpSource, Savvis, ServiceMesh, Tier 3 and Xeround.

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