Cloud Connect Silicon Valley Exhibitors Preview First-Time Announcements Big Name Sponsors Launch New Products & Services at Premier Cloud Computing Event

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, today previews news from exhibitors making announcements at the Silicon Valley event next week, April 2-5, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Cloud Connect is the premier technology event for cloud computing, featuring the industry's latest technologies, platforms, strategies and innovations. For more information, visit http://www.cloudconnectevent.com.

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"Cloud Connect Silicon Valley welcomes some of the biggest names in cloud computing, including sponsors Cisco, Rackspace, SoftLayer and VMware ," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "Each year at Cloud Connect exhibitors showcase important contributions to making the cloud a more efficient enterprise tool. We're proud to serve as a launch pad for the newest services, applications and platforms in the industry."

Below is a sampling of announcements exhibitors will showcase at this year's Cloud Connect Silicon Valley:

ActiveState announces Stackato® 2.8, the next evolution of the company's private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology for the agile enterprise. Stackato 2.8 includes new Harbor port service, support for external authentication services like LDAP, updates to its best-in-class web-based management console UI, and new Fence security containerization technology.

Alcatel-Lucent will hold a live webcast press conference to unveil its vision for Software-Defined Networking and announce a breakthrough SDN solution for datacenters, offered by the company's new venture, Nuage Networks (Booth #714). The press conference will be broadcast April 2 at 9:15am PDT. To join the webcast visit: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/2jtxear6

Dimension Data will demonstrate the company's global enterprise-class cloud offerings at booth #515 and counsel businesses on how to progress in their cloud journey by harnessing the power of a high performance cloud that is secure, scalable, reliable and easy to integrate with existing systems.

MeghaWare will introduce their latest Cloud Appliance CD, which installs on any VM or PC to convert it into an OpenStack cloud-in-a-box - with a single-click. It deploys in less than 15 minutes to offer users a cloud app store (including CloudTop App Suite) and auto-provisioned private cloud storage accounts.

OnApp will showcase OnApp Cloud v3.0, the latest version of its cloud platform for service providers. Offering a comprehensive "cloud business in a box," OnApp Cloud v3.0 integrates CDN, SAN and DNS as well as VMware support.

Opengear is announcing global 4G LTE support for the ACM5500 Remote Site Management gateway to improve business continuity and uptime.  The combination of Opengear ACM5500 products and the built-in 4G LTE high-speed, low latency standard ensures that an organizations' out-of-band network functions at optimal performance.

ProfitBricks, the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, will announce new cloud server instance scaling capabilities to meet the needs of cloud based big data projects. ProfitBricks offers the highest performing, most flexible networking between servers and storage based on InfiniBand technology.

Rackspace, the open cloud company, announces major new features to its free and open source Private Cloud Software and supported by its own Fanatical Support. The software is a combination of stable OpenStack® community 'trunk' code and proven Rackspace tools, packaging and configuration. Download Rackspace Private Cloud Software at www.rackspace.com/cloud/private.

SunGard Availability Services announces Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM (site recovery manager), which provides SLA-backed automated recovery of VMware applications at secure SunGard Availability Services cloud-based recovery sites. The service delivers fast, assured application protection and recovery.

XBOSoft, a QA and Testing services provider, announces its latest offering, the Mobile Performance Testing Starter Package. The Starter Package validates you have the right set up for delivering high performance mobile applications and websites. XBOSoft provides you with the optimal testing solution. Please meet us at booth 323.

For a complete list of participating exhibitors and schedule of all educational sessions and keynote addresses, visit http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara/.

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About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, 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 Tech 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 featuring a full conference program, IT & Developer workshops and an expo. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.  Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals.  UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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