(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – GigaOM, a leading business media company, today announced that more top-tier speakers have joined the lineup at the Structure 2011, the number-one cloud computing conference now in its fourth year. Returning headliners Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware, and Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, will be joined by new speakers this year, including Lew Tucker, VP and CTO of cloud computing at Cisco; Pradeep Sindhu, founder of Juniper Networks; Sid Anand, software architect at Netflix, ; and Simon Crosby, CTO of Citrix Systems.
“Structure is without a doubt the most influential cloud computing conference in the world, and the top-tier speakers who will deliver keynotes and presentations at the fourth-annual event are the key leaders shaping the future of the multi-billion dollar global enterprise technology industry,” said said Derrick Harris, site editor at GigaOM and chair of Structure 2011. “But Structure is not just about bringing together technology bigwigs; the conference welcomes a diverse group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business leaders, media, and IT professionals who come to debate the newest innovations and biggest challenges in the cloud industry.”
Structure 2011 will take place June 22-23, 2011 in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center. Now in its fourth year, Structure 2011 is the pivotal, must-attend conference for the top executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and technology directors leading the cloud computing and Internet infrastructure industries.
With major enterprises, government, and global organizations adopting cloud technologies on a large scale, the cloud industry has reached critical mass, but the industry is not without challenges. Structure 2011 will bring together top minds to debate the future of cloud computing and Internet infrastructure and to discuss practical solutions for using cloud technology for everything from application development and data center design, to cost savings and overall business effectiveness.
Structure 2011 will once again host a Launchpad competition, allowing the most innovative cloud computing startups to apply for the chance to present their companies on stage in front of an audience of VCs, industry executives, and entrepreneurs. Startups less than 12 months old in the cloud computing, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and Internet infrastructure sectors are encouraged to apply to the Launchpad competition before May 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be selected by a panel of expert judges and GigaOM editorial staff, with winners announced May 25, 2011.
“The cloud computing industry would never have evolved to where it is today without the astounding innovation created by Internet, infrastructure, and enterprise software startups, and the Launchpad competition will give the newest cloud upstarts a chance to show the world how they plan to move cloud technology to the next level,” said Stacey Higginbotham, senior writer at GigaOM and assistant chair of Structure 2011. “At Structure, open dialogue is encouraged, and entrepreneurs mingle with CEOs of large enterprise software companies – with everyone focused on discovering how the newest cloud technologies are transforming the entire enterprise sector.”
At Structure 2011, speakers and delegates will engage in a two-way debate about how cloud computing will impact the ways we work, communicate, and improve business outcomes in the years to come. Structure 2011 will include panel discussions, roundtables, and fireside chats that address how wider adoption of platforms as a service, infrastructure as a service, managed services, hybrid clouds, and more will affect everything from application development to data center design. Attendees will also hear real-world case studies of organizations that have successfully implemented cloud technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and boost performance.
Topics and themes covered at Structure 2011 will include:
Has infrastructure as a service come down to earth?
The potholes that await platform as a service.
What’s new in webscale infrastructure?
What rights do consumers, customers, and providers have in the cloud?
Making the case for cloud databases.
Does the need for speed mean saying goodbye to disk?
Structure usually sells out quickly, so those looking to interact with the movers and shakers of the cloud industry should register now to ensure a space. Business leaders, IT professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in the future of computing and the Internet should not miss Structure 2011.
Sponsors are lining up quickly to showcase their brands to the top leaders in cloud computing. Headline sponsor Intel is joined by Primetime sponsors such as CA, Accenture, Microsoft, HP, IBM, NetApp, Softlayer, Rackspace, Cisco, Mohr Davidow, AMD, DataDirect, and Terremark. Media partners include The Churchill Club, Aberdeen Group, Boogar Lists, StartupDigest, TechCentral SF, The MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, and VC Taskforce. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that connect your brand to the top decision makers in cloud computing, please visit the Structure 2011 sponsors page, or contact Mike Sly at (415) 235-0358.