UBM TechWeb Establishes Cloud Connect as the Leading Vendor Neutral Cloud Event
“UBM TechWeb’s Cloud Connect is the largest, most important cloud event in the industry,” said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect GM. “We have the most comprehensive program available for businesses looking to accelerate their cloud strategy and have assembled an unparalleled roster of the most influential cloud experts and enterprise customers to address the Cloud Connect audience.”
A sold out show floor brings the who’s-who in cloud computing to Santa Clara for Cloud Connect. Growth on the expo side is astounding, boasting a floor twice as big as it was last year, welcoming over 70 of the most important companies in cloud computing. Cloud Connect organizers expect a 50 percent increase in attendance, anticipating 3,000 attendees, 71% of who are senior level managers or above at their companies. Attendees reflect a balance of business and IT professionals, developers, VCs and investors. As reflected in a pre-show survey, attendees’ top interests are on private clouds and SaaS, with IaaS, PaaS and Virtualization following close behind.
The list of sponsors and exhibitors currently includes: Diamond Sponsors Cisco Systems, Inc., IBM Corporation, Intel SOA Products Group, Microsoft and VMware; Platinum Sponsors Rackspace Hosting, SunGard Availability Services, Terremark Worldwide; Gold Sponsors Abiquo, Inc., AT&T, GoGrid, HP, and SOASTA; Silver Sponsors Apica Inc., Ariba Inc., Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., CA Technologies, CloudOptix, Cloudsoft, Keynote Systems, Novell, OnApp, Pillar Data Systems, Riverbed, Savvis and Trend Micro; Cloud Industry Summit Sponsors Ingres, OpSource, ServiceSource, Silicon Valley Bank, Wyse and Zinnov.
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. UBM TechWeb has produced cloud events that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect is a one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. Cloud Connect will take place March 7-10, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.
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 14.5 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 Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. 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.