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Iron Cloud IoT Shootout at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Iron Cloud Internet of Things (#IoT) Shootout at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo's giant Silicon View billboard which is viewed by more than 1.3 million motorists per week.

Cloud Expo has announced its first annual "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" to be held on November 6, 2014, at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley at Santa Clara Convention Center in California.

The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will be a live competition among all the key Cloud Computing platforms, and will be held on Day 3 of the show, Thursday, November 6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

So far five platforms - Amazon AWS, Google GCE, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, and Rackspace - have been named as part of the live competition.

The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will feature teams representing each platform. Team members may or may not be employees of the companies that represent the competing platforms. Each team will create an IoT app or service and be judged by everyone in attendance.

The specific time, location, and detailed rules of the live competition will be announced soon.

Join us in Santa Clara, and join us on Day 3 to be part of the Iron Cloud IoT Shootout. Your vote will make a difference!

For more information and updates please contact us at events (at) SYS-CON.com.

Cloud 360: Multi-Cloud Bootcamp, being held Nov 4-5, 2014, in conjunction with 15th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA, delivers a real-world demonstration of how to deploy and configure a scalable and available web application on all three platforms. The Cloud 360 Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, an analyst with Gigaom Research, is the first bootcamp that introduces the core concepts of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on the workings of the Big Three platforms - Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Azure VMs.

The Cloud360 Workshop, a two-day, interactive experience of dealing with the popular cloud platforms, will provide a big picture of cloud computing followed by a deep-dive into Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure VMs and Google Compute Engine. Based on a real-world scenario, the workshop walks you through deploying a scalable web application on AWS, Azure and the Google Cloud Platform. Attendees will not only get a clear understanding of IaaS but also the strengths and weaknesses of each cloud platform.

Concepts Covered:

  • Virtual Machines
  • Firewalls
  • Load Balancers
  • Block Storage
  • Auto Scale
  • Security
  • High Availability
  • Fault Tolerance


  • IT Consultants
  • Specialist (IT, security, infrastructure, services, systems, test)
  • IT Developers
  • System Administrators
  • System Integrators
  • Architects
  • Consultants
  • IT Management


  • Basic understanding of networking
  • Experience in Linux
  • Basic scripting knowledge using BASH, Python

Day 1

  • 9:00am to 10:30pm - Building Blocks of IaaS
  • 10:30am to 10:45am - Break
  • 10:45am to 12:00pm - The State of Cloud
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm to 2:30pm - Amazon EC2 | Part 1
  • 2:30pm to 2:45pm - Break
  • 2:45pm to 4:30pm - Amazon EC2 | Part 2

Day 2

  • 9:00am to 10:30pm - Microsoft Azure | Part 1
  • 10:30am to 10:45am - Break
  • 10:45am to 12:00pm - Microsoft Azure | Part 2
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm to 2:30pm - Google Compute Engine | Part 1
  • 2:30pm to 2:45pm - Break
  • 2:45pm to 4:30pm - Google Compute Engine | Part 2

About the Instructor
Janakiram MSV is an Analyst with the Gigaom Research analyst network, where he covers the Cloud Services landscape.

His wide-ranging credentials establish him as one of the world's leading Cloud instructors:

  • One of the first Microsoft Certified Windows Azure Professionals in India.
  • One of the few professionals with Amazon Certified Solution Architect, Amazon Certified Developer and Amazon Certified SysOps Administrator
  • Recognized by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his passion towards Google Cloud Platform.

Janakiram served as Technology Evangelist with Amazon Web Services, where he joined as the first employee in India.Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Microsoft Corp., and served as a Windows Azure Cloud Architect.

Today he serves as a member of the Guest Faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data, DevOps and Cloud Computing to graduate-level students.

The 15th International Cloud Expo has just expanded its conference program, to bring together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC at one location.

The show now has three tracks devoted exclusively to the IoT (with WebRTC present in one of the tracks), a full single track focusing on Big Data, and a two-track DevOps Summit, in addition to four tracks devoted exclusively to Cloud Computing in the enterprise.

Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud.

With Cloud Computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to learn about the latest technology developments and solutions.

Attend Cloud Expo Nov 4-6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Craft your own custom experience. Learn the latest from the world's best technologists. Find the vendors you want and put them to the test.

15th Cloud Expo Expanded Conference Program

Cloud Expo
Track 1: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Track 2: APM, Cloud and Hot Topics
Track 3: Cloud APIs & Business
Track 4: Cloud Security - Mobility

Big Data Expo
Track 5: Big Data/Analytics

Track 6: Consumer IoT
Track 7: Enterprise IoT
Track 8: IoT Developer & WebRTC

DevOps Summit
Track 1: "Dev" Developer Focus
Track 2: "Ops" Operations Focus

More than 150 all-star faculty members will discuss the hottest technology topics in November. In addition to the expanded APM and API coverage, Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will offer a variety of Linux containers and Docker sessions.

DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo also doubled its content from June, in two full simultaneous tracks for three days.

Tracks and topics for DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo will include:

  • Application delivery
  • ROI and business value
  • Site reliability
  • Continuous delivery
  • Kanban, Scrum, and Agile
  • Continuous integration
  • Release scalability
  • Continuous release
  • Service virtualization
  • Operational monitoring
  • Capacity management
  • Load testing
  • Quality assurance
  • Manager and exec support
  • Release automation
  • Cultural change
  • Breaking down IT silos
  • Cloud development
  • Cloud platforms
  • Test automation
  • Teaming
  • Application security
  • API management
  • Identity and access
  • Audit and control
  • DevOps and ITIL, ISO, Six Sigma, COBIT
  • Mobile DevOps
  • DevOps for legacy systems
  • Software-defined servers
  • Network automation
  • Server automation
  • Configuration automation
  • Continuous support
  • DevOps anti-patterns
  • Enterprise DevOps
  • DevOps system architecture
  • IT orchestration
  • Containerization
  • DevOps skills and training
  • WebOps, CloudOps, ChatOps, NoOps
  • Change management

Tracks and topics for Internet of @ThingsExpo will include:

Consumer IoT & Wearables

  • Smart Appliances
  • Smart Cars
  • Smartphones 2.0
  • Smart Travel
  • Personal Fitness
  • Health Care
  • Personalized Marketing
  • Customized Shopping
  • Personal Finance
  • The Digital Divide
  • Mobile Cash & Markets
  • Games & the IoT
  • The Future of Education
  • Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT

  • The Business Case for IoT
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Transportation
  • The Smart Home
  • M2M
  • Authentication/Security
  • Wiring the IoT
  • The Internet of Everything
  • Digital Transformation of Enterprise IT
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Local & State Government
  • Federal Government

IoT Developers & WebRTC

  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Cloud Foundry
  • Linux Containers
  • Node-Red
  • Open Source Hardware
  • AJAX and the IoT
  • Leveraging SOA
  • Multi-Cloud IoT
  • Evolving Standards
  • WebSockets
  • Security & Privacy Protocols
  • GPS & Proximity Services
  • Bluetooth/RFID/etc.
  • XMPP
  • Nest Labs

Sponsorship Opportunities
for Cloud Expo
® 2014 Silicon Valley
Cloud Expo® 2014 Silicon Valley "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021.

Early Bird Registration Options
for Cloud Expo
® 2014 Silicon Valley
Cloud Expo® delegates can pre-register for Cloud Expo® Silicon Valley with Early Bird savings here.

About SYS-CON Media & Events
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream at www.sys-con.com - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Expo® (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), Big Data Expo (http://BigDataExpo.net), Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com), DevOps Summit (http://DevOpsSummit.sys-con.com), Internet of @ThingsExpo (http://www.ThingsExpo.com), SDDC Expo (http://SDDCExpo.sys-con.com), WebRTC Summit (http://WebRTCSummit.net), Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), Cloud Computing Bootcamp (www.CloudComputingBootcamp.com), and UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (http://events.sys-con.com).

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