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Cloud Expo Wrap-Up: Building Private Clouds, Private PaaS
by Angie Hirata

Angie Hirata, November 11, 2011

Fresh back from Cloud Expo West, it was a great event to further educate, evangelize, and promote private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Stackato. Being that Stackato (our private PaaS cloud platform) is new for us in 2011, it was the first Cloud Expo we've participated in. And participate we did! We were busy the entire week giving talks, sitting on panels, attending sessions, meeting with partners, and talking to lots of people at our booth. Phew!

For the most part, exhibitors at the conference generally fell into two camps: those providing private cloud hosting services, and vendors providing various technologies to build, enable, or manage clouds. Attendees at the conference were keen to learn more about ways to build or use a private cloud to get all the benefits of "cloud" (public cloud), but internally and securely within their companies. Overall, private clouds was a big theme. So the "private PaaS" topic fit into this theme quite well as the layer on top of "private IaaS" that enables IT/Devs to deploy and manage their applications in a private cloud.

If you missed the event, here are some pictorial highlights and links to webinars so you can hear the talks that you missed!

US Patriot Act case for private cloud - Diane Mueller

Here, Diane Mueller is giving a talk on the US Patriot Act (and other jurisdictional regulations) and its implications or drivers for going with an enterprise private cloud. She definitely had some great interactions and questions after this session! If you missed it, register for the webinar she's giving on this exact same topic on Thurs. Dec. 1 >>

PaaS panel at Cloud Expo: ActiveState (Stackato), Cloud Foundry, RedHat, and more

On Wed. night, The Armada Group's Brad Vaughan hosted a panel on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) where Diane Mueller participated alongside James Watters from VMware/Cloud Foundry, Tobias Kunze from Red Hat, Will Shulman from Mongo Lab, and Dave Nielsen from Cloud Camp. Unfortunately, this one won't be hosted by a webinar, but if you want to learn more about why you'd want a private PaaS, register for our webinar on Nov. 16 featuring Cloud Foundry and ActiveState.

Stackato private PaaS demo theater

And here's Troy Topnik, giving a demonstration of Stackato in the Demo Theater. If you missed this session, watch the YouTube video (screencast) Troy made, showing how Stackato automatically configures and deploys everything an application needs to run in the cloud. Watch it here >>

If you were there, what were the highlights for you?

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Angie Hirata is our VP, Sales & Marketing. Before joining ActiveState, Angie worked at several start-ups and large organizations including Maximizer Software, JustSystems, Eyeball Networks, Seagate Software, and SEI Industries. She holds a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and a leadership certificate from the New York University School of Business.