CloudStorm, a European focused cloud computing event has announced that Brussels’ will be the inaugural venue of its tour around major European cities. The event, funded equally by its 10 participants, provides a showcase of cloud computing solutions covering a wide range of areas including application development and deployment, infrastructure, storage, video management and SAAS from leading European technology vendors.
Participants, who have just 10 minutes each to present their cloud based offering to the audience, follow a highly interactive “un-conference” format to encourage audience participation with a no-holds bared question and answer section at the end. The sponsors, in alphabetical order, include:
- A-Server, a specialist in cloud computing platforms for service providers.
- B-Virtual, an emerging leader in cloud storage solutions.
- Calamares, Video Management Systems as a cloud compatible service.
- ContactOffice, one of the first cloud-based collaboration providers.
- Microsoft Azure, a platform for a wide range of internet services.
- SaaSforce, a cloud based software-as-a-service distributor.
- Sun Microsystems, a technology provider for public clouds
- REP42, a provider of a mobile cloud services platform.
- WDC CloudSphere, a European cloud computing service for medium enterprises.
In October, London will be the second stop for the tour with further events planned for later in the year in Paris and Munich with the same core sponsors plus additional regional cloud computing specialists. Patrick De Schutter, CEO of ContactOffice explains, “We are pleased to be involved with CloudStorm and look forward to helping to showcase real world examples of how Cloud computing can help improve a wide range of business and IT activities for a diverse set of customers.”
Attendance to CloudStorm is entirely free but the small venue means that places are limited.