UBM TechWeb Announces Cloud Connect 2011

Event Welcomes Market Leaders Cisco, IBM, Intel and Microsoft and Introduces Launch Pad

Dec 8, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb today announced Cloud Connect 2011, the premier technology event for cloud computing, featuring the latest technologies, strategies and innovations within cloud computing. Incredible market momentum has all industry eyes on the cloud, fueling Cloud Connect 2011 event growth in terms of sponsors, attendance and soon to be announced content. Cloud Connect will take place March 7-10, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. For more information visit http://cloudconnectevent.com/.

"The cloud market is experiencing an undeniable surge, and that surge is reflected in Cloud Connect 2011," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "No other conference offers the quality and depth of programming that businesses need to execute a successful cloud computing strategy."

Cloud Connect 2011 welcomes a premier list of sponsors that will grow as the event nears and currently includes: Diamond Sponsors Cisco, IBM and Intel; Platinum Sponsors Microsoft and Rackspace; Gold Sponsor GoGrid; and Silver Sponsors Ariba, Brocade, Cloudsoft and MeghaWare.  

At Cloud Connect, cloud customers and operators will see the latest cloud technologies and platforms and identify opportunities in the cloud.  Through an in-depth educational program, including keynotes, workshops, case studies, sessions and networking events, as well as an exhibition, attendees access quality content, from experts who are actually living this disruptive transformation every day.

Cloud Connect 2011 will feature Cloud Connect Launch Pad, a competition that lets companies present their innovative application (either in development and about to launch, or recently launched) to the Cloud Connect community. All software developers, large and small, are invited to enter their software applications.  There is no entry fee and event sponsorship is not required. Enter by Tweeting an entry to the Cloud Connect Launch Pad Twitter handle #cc_lp. Deadline for Twitter entries is December 13, 2010. For more information see http://launchpad.cloudconnectevent.com/.

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 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 new one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring Cloud Business Summit, a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. Cloud Connect will take place March 7-10, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 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 includes: 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 UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.