UBM TechWeb's Cloud Connect Brings Together Entire Cloud Ecosystem, Surpasses Registration Expectations & Defines Cloud Computing Market Trends Call for Papers Now Open for Cloud Connect Chicago & Bangalore

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces record breaking attendance numbers for Cloud Connect Santa Clara, welcoming over 3700 IT professionals, developers and service providers to the recent event in Santa Clara, establishing Cloud Connect as the most important, vendor neutral event for the entire cloud ecosystem. Building on the momentum of this event, the Call for Papers for the upcoming Cloud Connect events in Chicago and Bangalore, India are now open.  For more information, visit http://www.cloudconnectevent.com.

"We're thrilled at the success of Cloud Connect Santa Clara and want to thank our influential cloud experts and enterprise customers for helping build a program that was incredibly relevant and timely for our Cloud Connect audience," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect GM. "We look forward to driving the growth and innovation of cloud computing with the upcoming events in Chicago and Bangalore, India and bringing the strength of the Cloud Connect brand to these vibrant regions and markets."

Cloud Connect Santa Clara welcomed over 90 exhibitors to the show floor, demonstrating significant growth on the expo side, with an over 20 percent increase from 2011.  The show floor brought together the who's-who in cloud computing to showcase the latest tools and technologies, including big news announcements from Citrix and Zynga during the event. In addition to a successful expo, Cloud Connect Santa Clara featured a program rich with customer case studies from the likes of American Airlines and Netflix, new tracks around Mobile and Big Data, a successful first-time program, Carrier Cloud Forum, hosted by Light Reading and Heavy Reading, and the inaugural CloudNOW Top Women in Cloud Awards luncheon. 

Wrapping up a successful program in Santa Clara and building on the momentum around cloud computing, the Call for Papers for Cloud Connect Chicago and Bangalore, recent events added to the UBM TechWeb portfolio to spotlight the latest cloud technologies, strategies and innovations in these new markets, are now open.  Cloud Connect Chicago will take place September 10-13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and the Call for Papers is now open until April 16. Cloud Connect India will take place May 24-25, 2012 at the Nimhans Convention Centre and the Call for Papers is accepting submissions through this Wednesday, February 29.

For Cloud Connect Santa Clara keynote videos, visit: http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara/video/.

For Cloud Connect Santa Clara sponsored and general session presentations visit: http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/free.

For a list of Cloud Connect Santa Clara speakers visit: http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara/2012/speaker-list/.

For Cloud Connect Santa Clara event highlights, news and coverage and event photos visit: http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara/.

About Cloud Connect 

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, 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 TechWeb 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 Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a part of UBM plc, one of the world's largest media businesses as a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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