February 24, 2012
SEATTLE, Feb. 24 — Leading companies in cloud computing are slated to deliver keynotes, user case studies and hands-on tutorials at Seattle's newest and largest cloud computing conference.
CloudFair 2012 Cloud Computing Conference and Expo will feature more than 40 sessions and 10 workshops as part of its three-day event at the Sheraton Seattle from April 17 through 19. Selected keynotes and sessions include:
Other speakers at CloudFair 2012 include:
CloudFair 2012 offers three days of workshops, tutorials, keynotes and breakout sessions, all focused on giving business and technical leadership the information and resources they need to map out a migration path to cloud that fits their unique circumstances. The second and third days offer a mix of keynotes and tracks targeting infrastructure and application developers, security best practices, end-user education and the business opportunities cloud makes possible beyond cost savings. The second and third days will also feature an expo hall. Attendees can choose from more than 40 sessions and 10 hands-on workshops.
Media and Analyst Passes
Media passes are available for journalists employed or on contract with blogs or publications covering the cloud computing industry. Analyst passes are available for those engaged substantially in the development of commercial research covering the cloud computing space. Contact Kent Barnard for more information.
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