Zimory CTO to Speak at Virtual Cloud Slam '09 Conference -- Calls for Keeping Clouds Open

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Open standards, open development processes and a community will be key to the future of cloud computing, according to Maximilian Ahrens, CTO of Zimory GmbH (http://www.zimory.com) - the world's only suppler of an Enterprise-class "marketplace" for buying and selling cloud computing.

Open standards, open development processes and a community will be key to the future of cloud computing, according to Maximilian Ahrens, CTO of Zimory GmbH (http://www.zimory.com) - the world's only suppler of an Enterprise-class "marketplace" for buying and selling cloud computing.

Ahrens will speak at Cloud Slam '09 -- the largest virtual cloud computing conference - April 23 at 1:00 ET.

Ahrens is an expert and frequent speaker on service oriented architecture and virtualization. Before co-founding Zimory, he was a research scientist at the innovation development department of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories.

"If the Open Source revolution taught us anything -- it was that by using open standards, open development processes and a community, resources could be built quickly, securely and better," Ahrens said. "To get the most from cloud, this openness will actually provide security, and avoid the risk and expense of vendor lock-in."

Zimory's Enterprise Cloud combines existing different virtual servers (currently Xen and VMware) into a homogeneous computing cloud - enabling data center managers to move applications quickly within a single or multiple locations.

Zimory Public Cloud aggregates available server computing capacity from around the world and makes it available through an Internet trading platform. Using Zimory Public Cloud, companies looking for computing resources can buy capacity quickly -- as needed -- without long-term contractual commitment. Zimory handles pricing, contracts, security, virtual machine migration and billing.

"Zimory is doing some exciting things in the cloud," said Igor Edelman, Vice Chairman, Cloud Slam '09. "We are excited to have them participate in this unique conference."

About Cloud Slam '09
Cloud Slam '09 is the world's largest virtual cloud computing conference, covering technology, business models, industry implementation experiences, regulatory compliance, privacy and security, risk management and scientific research in the world of cloud computing. The conference will take place April 20-24. For more information, visit http://www.cloudslam09.com.

About Zimory
A spin-off of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Zimory enables dynamic, on-demand movement of applications automatically between servers in one or many locations, as well as creating the world's first marketplace for computing capacity. Based in Berlin, the company develops a dynamic infrastructure solution for data centers to create a modern Adaptive Cloud Infrastructure -improving flexibility and reducing operating costs.

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