The State of the Cloud: What’s Real, What’s Not?

Filed in by Angela Bartels | March 25, 2009 9:00 am

Join us in a conversation about the current state of the cloud – what’s real, what’s not; what’s here and what’s coming.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time: 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET
Duration: One Hour

Click here[1] to register for the virtual panel discussion.

There’s a lot of discussion out there right now circulating around cloud computing. We share Jake Sorofman’s[2] point of view:

“Personally, I believe that cloud will change everything-it just happens to be very early days, and this trend is still awkwardly finding its voice and its legs.”

As strongly as we stand behind cloud technologies, we just as firmly believe in the importance of open discussion and exploration – because it is this discussion that will lead to the cloud’s evolution.  Our friends at rPath have invited us to join a high-profile online panel discussion, “State of the Cloud,” that explores what’s real and what’s not in the cloud today, closely examining the realities of today and the promises of tomorrow.
To help set the scene for an interactive discussion led by James Staten of Forrester Research, two customer case studies will be presented. Klemens Wengert of interactive marketing firm, White Knight LLC, will share his experience using Cloud Sites from Mosso to host the 99CentBidforValue campaign for Wendy’s International[3]. A representative from the US Department of Defense Argonne National Lab will also contribute a case study.

Augmenting this conversation will be the influential voices of our very own Lew Moorman, CSO of Rackspace, as well as Michael Crandell, CEO of Rightscale, Simon Crosby, CTO of Citrix, and Erik Troan CTO of rPath.
The online event occurs Thursday, March 26th at 2 PM ET.  It’s free-of-charge, open to the public, and, “promises to be one of the definitive discussions on where we are with this whole cloud thing – what’s real and what’s not” in the words of Jake Sorofman, VP of Marketing, rPath.

Where do you stand?  What are your questions and what do you feel strongly about?

Endnotes:
  1. here: https://www.techwebonlineevents.com/ars/eventregistration.do?mode=eventreg&F=1001443&K=CAA1AC
  2. Jake Sorofman’s: http://blogs.rpath.com/wpmu/closing-the-gap/2009/03/16/the-state-of-the-cloud-what%E2%80%99s-real-what%E2%80%99s-not/
  3. Wendy’s International: http://www.wendys.com/

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/the-state-of-the-cloud-whats-real-whats-not/