Computing Now EIC to Deliver Keynote at Private Cloud Event

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 25 April, 2012 – HP Labs Senior Research Manager Dejan Milojicic, Computing Now’s editor in chief, will be delivering a keynote at Microsoft’s virtual event, 24 Hours in a Private Cloud, co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.

Milojicic, who is also managing director of HP Labs’ Open Cirrus cloud computing testbed, will speak on “Private Clouds: Industry—to IEEE—and Back.” Milojicic is founding editor in chief of Computing Now, the one-stop source for free, limited-time access to tech articles from the IEEE Computer Society's peer-reviewed magazines, journals, and conference proceedings. An IEEE Fellow, Milojicic has 26 years experience working in world-class industrial labs.

Milojicic will be only one of the top global industry and technical professionals who will be helping participants better understand the private cloud technology solutions that are available today. Others include Jim Reavis, founding director of the Cloud Security Alliance, and Kevin Smith, marketing director, Private Cloud for Dell.

The 24 Hours in a Private Cloud event, which will run from 8 a.m. GMT on 10 May until 8 a.m. GMT on 10 May. To register, visit http://bit.ly/24hipc.

The event will focus on:
• Private cloud infrastructure
• Infrastructure components
• Application management, and
• Service delivery and automation.

Organizations currently have the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own pace, and with their own terms. The use of private cloud technologies is transforming how organizations manage infrastructure resources, provision applications, and automate services for their business. Private cloud technologies can help organizations increase their IT operational agility, improve their business focus, and achieve the economics to evolve their IT infrastructure into a strategic asset.

Participants will hear from industry organizations about how they view the public cloud and how the role of the IT professional will evolve as more and more organizations begin a private cloud transformation. Technical professionals will be on hand talking about the required components to simplify private cloud creation and management.

Participants can talk with them and peers about the operational efficiencies that come from deploying a private cloud with the reduction of servers and the benefits of provisioning and managing virtual applications across multiple platforms.

The event is intended to provide technology professionals with the knowledge and experience to help guide private cloud infrastructure decisions and thought-leadership based discussions focused on building and managing their organization’s agile and efficient private cloud environment.

About the IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferences, publications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars, professional training, and a Corporate Affiliate Program to help organizations increase their staff’s technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.

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