Cloud Leadership Forum 2012
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  Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.
For over a century, IBM has helped businesses innovate and deliver increased value.  IBM helps clients solve their most pressing issues by combining forward thinking, business insight, research and industry experience with the latest interconnected technologies. Discover how today’s clients are using smarter software, systems and services from IBM to help create a collaborative enterprise that leverages real time analytics, cloud computing and secure sustainable next generation datacenters.  In addition to reducing cos
ts, improving service delivery and enabling business innovation, clients’ businesses undergo the transformation needed to thrive on a Smarter Planet. Let’s build a smarter planet.
  LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters and mobile networks. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our partners. More information is available at

 Google enterprise products make your users more productive by combining the innovation and ease of use of Google's consumer products with the features, security and support that your organization requires. We offer solutions to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes and have over 30,000 search and 3,000,000 Google Apps customers.

  Businesses, local governments and medical and educational institutions across the country rely on Comcast Business Class for Metro Ethernet, Internet, Voice and TV services. Delivered over an enhanced fiber optic network operated by Comcast from first to last mile, these highly reliable, scalable and secure services support the mission critical applications that help grow revenue and improve productivity, while delivering high-performance connectivity and maximum uptime. Visit
F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to
HGST, a Western Digital company, develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cyber security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information through its security and threat management solutions.  The IDC-recognized market leader in server and virtualization security, with the first agentless security platform for virtualized environments, Trend Micro delivers top-ranked security that protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments.
  enStratus offers the complete enterprise cloud management solution, providing cloud governance, automation and independence for enterprises. enStratus provides support for all leading private and public clouds. For more info:

CiRBA's predictive analytics software enables organizations to intelligently transform, control and automate virtual and cloud infrastructure. Global 2000 organizations rely on CiRBA to establish and manage leaner, lower risk next generation data centers by optimizing workload placement, resource allocation and infrastructure

ITpreneurs offers innovative competence development programs for IT Best Practices, including a training portfolio for Cloud Computing and Virtualization. The vendor-neutral Cloud curriculum provides a common understanding of the key domain drivers around Cloud Computing, and enables individuals to become Cloud Ready Professionals. Cloud Essentials is the first vendor neutral certification in the market offered by CompTIA, with other courses rounding out the curriculum to raise Cloud awareness and understanding across an organization. Let us help you get ready for Cloud Computing. Since 2001, ITpreneurs has offered innovative, creative solutions to support the educational needs of IT Professionals. We invite you to learn more by visiting:
Panzura optimizes enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud, making cloud storage simple and secure. Panzura’s revolutionary global cloud storage solution seamlessly combines the flexibility, performance, and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security, and cost benefits of centralized storage, overcoming fundamental administrator vs. user and budget vs. performance con
Founded in 2009, RiverMeadow Software is accelerating cloud adoption with the leading solution for automated cloud onboarding and public, private & hybrid cloud agility. RiverMeadow’s enCloud software is the key to cloud lifecycle optimization. Without agents or interruption, enCloud enables enterprises, service providers, and cloud brokers to maximize the benefits of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)—dramatically reducing costs and complexities associated with moves to and between clouds.
SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design, and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART family of global companies.
  TransLattice is the geographically distributed database and application platform company that provides data where and when it is needed, for enterprise, cloud and hybrid environments.

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