GigaOM’s Structure 2011: Industry’s Must-Attend Cloud Conference is Back for Fourth Year

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Headline speakers from VMware, Amazon, Netflix, HP, Cisco, Juniper Networks will debate what’s next in cloud computing.

GigaOM, a leading business media company, today announced top-tier speakers for its fourth-annual cloud computing conference, Structure 2011, including returning headliners Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware, and Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon. New speakers this year include Pradeep Sindhu, founder of Juniper Networks, Sid Anand, Software Architect at Netflix, and Simon Crosby, CTO of Citrix Systems.

Structure 2011 will take place June 22-23 in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center. Now in its fourth year, Structure 2011 is the pivotal, must-attend conference for the top executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and technology directors leading the cloud computing and Internet infrastructure industries.

“The speakers at Structure 2011 are a who’s-who of the cloud and infrastructure industries, and we’re excited to welcome back top thinkers and hear from new thought-leaders who are forging the future of cloud computing,” said Derrick Harris, site editor at GigaOM and chair of Structure 2011. “Structure has quickly become the number-one cloud conference, and the strength of the speaker lineup is a testament to just how pivotal an event Structure is to the cloud industry.”

2011: The Year the Cloud Grows Up
The cloud industry has moved from an experimental idea to become a key technology and business strategy for the world’s largest companies and organizations. Speakers at Structure 2011 will discuss how wider adoption of platforms as a service, infrastructure as a service, managed services, hybrid clouds, and more – will impact the ways we work, communicate, and improve business outcomes in years to come. Attendees at Structure 2011 are encouraged to participate in an open, two-way dialogue, and will hear real-world case studies of organizations that have successfully implemented cloud technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and boost performance.

“This is the year the cloud grows up, with major enterprises, government, and global organizations adopting cloud technologies on a large scale, but questions remain about where the industry is headed,” said Stacey Higginbotham, senior writer at GigaOM and assistant chair of Structure 2011. “Structure is the only conference to bring together top minds to debate the future of cloud computing and Internet infrastructure, with leaders in hardware, software, infrastructure, and venture capital engaging in lively debates about how the cloud will impact everything from application development and data center design, to cost savings and overall business effectiveness.”

Topics and themes covered at Structure 2011 will include:

●    Has infrastructure as a service come down to earth?
●    The potholes that await platform as a service.
●    What’s new in webscale infrastructure.
●    What rights do consumers, customers, and providers have in the cloud?
●    Making the case for cloud databases.
●    Does the need for speed mean saying goodbye to disk?

Register Now
Structure usually sells out quickly, so those looking to interact with the movers and shakers of the cloud industry should register now to ensure a space. Business leaders, IT professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in the future of computing and the Internet should not miss Structure 2011.

Sponsors are lining up quickly to showcase their brands to the top leaders in cloud computing. Headline sponsor Intel is joined by Primetime sponsors such as HP, IBM, NetApp, Softlayer, Rackspace, Cisco, Mohr Davidow, Zeus, AMD, DataDirect, SQL Azure, Tilera, and Abiquo. Media partners include The Churchill Club, Aberdeen Group, Boogar Lists, StartupDigest, TechCentral SF, The MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, and VC Taskforce. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that connect your brand to the top decision makers in cloud computing, please visit the Structure 2011 sponsors page, or contact Mike Sly at (415) 235-0358.

About GigaOM
Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading provider of online media, events and research for global technology innovators. The company is one of the most credible and insightful voices at the intersection of business and technology, with an online audience of more than 4 million monthly unique visitors; industry-leading events, including Structure, Mobilize, NewTeeVee Live, Net:Work, Green:Net and Structure Big Data; and a pioneering market research service and digital community, GigaOM Pro, which provides insider access to expert analysis on emerging technology markets.

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