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Sunnyvale, CA - May 7, 2014

Cloud Advisory Council Announces the Formation of Open BigCloud Group

Sunnyvale, CA - May 7, 2014 - The Cloud Advisory Council, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to develop and enable the next-generation cloud architecture, today announced the formation of the Open BigCloud group. The Open BigCloud group will bring together industry, academia, and research communities to shape the future of open cloud computing and Big Data.

The objective of the Open BigCloud group will be to advance understanding of how the revolutionary paradigm of cloud computing can be applied at extreme scales of computing, data processing, and integration with instruments. Those issues constitute the cornerstone of future innovation and require a broad spectrum of expertise ranging across architectures, networking, devops, and software systems.

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Sunnyvale, CA - January 17, 2013

Cloud Advisory Council to Host SDN Webinar:
Big Switch Networks to Speak on Network Virtualization and OpenStack

Webinar Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:00 am Pacific Time / 11:00 am Eastern
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Sunnyvale, CA - Jan. 17, 2013 - The Cloud Advisory Council, an innovative not-for-profit organization dedicated to develop and enable the next-generation cloud architecture, today announced a live, interactive joint webinar with Big Switch Networks on Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization. Key benefits of deploying network virtualization technology and how this technology augments the OpenStack platform will be addressed. The webinar will also focus on how technologies like OpenFlow and various tunneling protocols can be used to implement network virtualization.

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Sunnyvale, CA - October 25, 2012

Cloud Advisory Council to Host Webinar on RAMCloud:
Scalable High-Performance Storage Entirely in DRAM

Webinar Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:00 am Pacific Time / 11:00 am Eastern

Sunnyvale, CA - October 25, 2012 - The Cloud Advisory Council, an innovative not-for-profit organization dedicated to develop and enable the next-generation cloud architecture, today announced a live, interactive joint webinar with John Ousterhout from Stanford University on RAMCloud, a general-purpose storage system where all data lives in DRAM at all times and large-scale systems are created by aggregating the main memories of thousands of commodity servers. RAMCloud provides durable and available DRAM-based storage for the same cost as volatile caches, and it offers performance 10-100X faster than existing storage systems.

"Over the last few years it has become cost-effective to use DRAM as the primary storage medium for data," said John Ousterhout, Professor (Research) of Stanford University. "In this talk I will describe how to build storage systems based on DRAM, and why they are likely to enable a new breed of applications that use large data sets..."

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VMworld 2012, San Francisco, CA - August 27, 2012

Cloud Industry Leaders Announce Formation of the Cloud Advisory Council

Teaming to build and enable the next-generation cloud architecture

VMworld 2012, San Francisco, CA - August 27, 2012 - The Cloud Advisory Council, an innovative not-for-profit organization dedicated to develop and enable the next-generation cloud architecture, today announced the organization's formation and directive to provide cloud designers and IT managers with the tools needed to enable computing in the cloud, to strengthen the qualification and integration of cloud solutions and to provide best practices.

The Cloud Advisory Council is an industry collaboration of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), strategic technology suppliers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and end-users across the entire range of the Cloud market segment. Founding members include: AMAX, AMD, Atlantic.Net, Check Point Software, Colfax, DDN, Eucalyptus, Mellanox Technologies, Nanjing Standard Communication, Nimbula, ProfitBricks, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro, and Xeround.

Through this organization, new cloud architectures will be researched, defined and specified as a basis for next-generation...

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