SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Connect, the premier technology event for cloud computing produced by UBM TechWeb, presents the top 12 predictions in cloud computing for 2012. In five years, cloud computing has evolved from a novelty to information technology's growth area. As Cloud Connect works to drive the adoption of cloud computing, these predictions speak to the latest technologies, platforms, strategies, and innovations that will drive business objectives forward. Cloud Connect will take place February 13-16, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. For more information, visit http://cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara.
Entering into the new year, Alistair Croll, Conference Chair, Cloud Connect and Principal Analyst, Bitcurrent offers the top 12 predictions in cloud computing for 2012:
"In the five years since cloud computing vaulted into the enterprise, it's gone from nerdy pariah to a cornerstone of IT strategy," said Alistair Croll, Principal Analyst at Bitcurrent and Conference Chair of Cloud Connect. "We know what it's for, why it rocks, and how it breaks. As an essential component of nearly every modern product or service, it's critical to understand where clouds are headed for business -- and for society."
Each of these trends and predictions will be covered in-depth at Cloud Connect Santa Clara, which will feature over 60 breakout sessions across key technology themes like Cloud Security, Big Data Processing, the Future of Utility Computing and Mobile Cloud. As the premier event for cloud computing, Cloud Connect offers a multi-track conference, in-depth workshops like Carrier Cloud Forum, Cloud Crash Course, Cloud Performance Summit, Building Scalable Cloud Applications, an expo floor featuring nearly 100 companies, and many networking opportunities. Sponsors of the event currently 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, Mahindra Satyam, Morphlabs, Newvem, OneBill Software, Opscode, Savvis, ServiceMesh Inc., Tier 3 and Xeround INC. For more information visit: http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara.
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 and service 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. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.
About UBM TechWeb
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