|By Maureen O'Gara||
|October 1, 2009 09:30 PM EDT||
Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s open source defector, whose imminent departure from the company became widely known when Microsoft set up its own CodePlex open source foundation a few weeks ago, has turned up at five-year-old cloud start-up Sonoa Systems, where he will head product strategy and business development.
Sonoa, which has little open source exposure so far, does something called ServiceNet, which is supposed to set security and scaling policies for cloud-based services, acting as a proxy server between the service provider and the consumer.
It says it provides the visibility, management and governance required to make cloud services and APIs as robust, compliant and scalable as internal on-premise applications.
It uses a network-router design that supports the high concurrency required by the cloud with extremely low latency. The stuff’s configured and administered without writing code and available as either on-premise software, a hardware appliance or an on-demand service.
Imagine a Sonoa appliance capturing information about transactions in real-time and making visible analytics such as who, from where and frequency.
Sonoa, whose founders like Ramji come from BEA, claims MTV Networks, MySpace and Guardian Life Insurance as customers.
It’s backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners, Third Point Ventures and SAP Ventures. Its B and C rounds totaled $26 million.
The former head of Microsoft’s Platform Strategy Group, responsible for interoperability and collaboration, Ramji will remain head of the newfangled CodePlex Foundation until it sorts itself out and gets permanent staff.
The 4th International Cloud Computing Expo is co-located at the Santa Clara Convention Center with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.
Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Early sponsors and exhibitors of the upcoming 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo include:
Oracle (www.oracle.com / platinum sponsor)
Unisys (www.unisys.com / platinum sponsor)
Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com / platinum sponsor)
Adaptivity (www.adaptivity.com / gold sponsor)
Bycast (www.bycast.com / gold sponsor)
EMC (www.emc.com / gold sponsor)
Sybase (www.sybase.com / gold sponsor)
3Tera (www.3tera.com / silver sponsor)
Akamai (www.akamai.com / silver sponsor)
Rackspace Cloud (www.rackspacecloud.com / silver sponsor)
CloudTest SOASTA (www.soasta.com / silver sponsor)
StoneWare (www.stone-ware.com / silver sponsor)
ExactTarget (www.exacttarget.com / bronze sponsor)
New Relic (www.newrelic.com / bronze sponsor)
ParaScale (www.parascale.com / bronze sponsor)
The Planet (www.theplanet.com /bronze sponsor)
RightScale (www.rightscale.com / bronze sponsor)
Vizioncore (www.vizioncore.com / bronze sponsor)
CloudSwitch (www.cloudswitch.com / bronze sponsor)
Tranzition (www.tranxition.com / bronze sponsor)
Altor Networks (www.altornetworks.com / exhibitor)
LSI (www.lsi.com / exhibitor)
M/Gateway (www.mgateway.com/ewd.htm / exhibitor)
Zetta (www.zetta.net / exhibitor)
Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, by phone 201 802 3021.
Keynote & Breakout Session Speakers at the combined event at the Santa Clara Convention Center include:
DAY ONE KEYNOTE - November 2, 2009
DAY TWO KEYNOTE: November 3, 2009
DAY THREE KEYNOTE: November 4, 2009
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