Platform Computing CEO Songnian Zhou to Discuss Private Cloud Infrastructure at Interop New York 2010

Platform Executives and Customers Also to Address Private and Public Cloud Issues on Two Separate Panels

Oct 12, 2010, 09:00 ET from Platform Computing

TORONTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, announces that several top Platform executives and a Platform ISF private cloud customer will speak at Interop, the leading business technology conference, taking place October 18-22, 2010 in New York.

On Thursday, October 21, CEO Songnian Zhou will present a session entitled "Private Cloud: Last Chance to Regain Control of Your Infrastructure?" In his presentation, Dr. Zhou will discuss seven key ways private clouds can be leveraged to break traditional cost structures, promote greater business agility and reduce the constraints of vendor lock-in through new models of application support. Later that day, David Warm, CTO, Financial Services, will moderate a panel of industry thought-leaders from various vendor organizations to openly discuss how private and public clouds can be connected for instant scalability, disaster recovery and cost efficiency.

Earlier in the week, on Monday, October 18, during the Enterprise Cloud Summit portion of the event, Platform Computing customer, Rick Parker, Director of IT, Fetch Technologies, will be joined by other end-user organizations to share their experiences in running their own private cloud infrastructures – what worked, what didn't, why they chose to build private clouds and how they plan to connect their private clouds to in future.

Details on each session follow below:

Private Cloud: Last Chance to Regain Control of Your Infrastructure?

Who: Songnian Zhou, CEO, Platform Computing

When: Thursday, October 21, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. ET

Industry Thought-Leader Panel - Connecting Private and Public Clouds

Who: Moderator - David Warm, CTO, Financial Services, Platform Computing; Panelists - Frank Greco, Director of Technology, Americas, Kaazing Corporation; Sean Lynch, Product Manager App Engine, Google; John Shaw, President and CEO, Nimbo Technologies; Marc-Thomas Schmidt, Chief Architect SOA Connectivity, IBM

When: Thursday, October 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Customer Panel - End User Stories Private Clouds

Who: Moderator - Anders Lofgren, Vice President Product Management, Group Logic Inc.; Panelists - Rick Parker, Director of IT, Fetch Technologies; Anthony Skipper, Vice President Infrastructure and Security, Service Mesh

When: Monday, October 18, 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. ET - during Enterprise Cloud Summit portion of the event

Platform is also exhibiting at the Interop IT Expo in booth number 706, located in the Cloud Computing Zone. For more information or to register for Interop New York, please visit:

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