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Currently at the Computerworld SNW conference here at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Interesting choice of names for the resort, but, have got to say, one of the best resorts/hotels/ranch I have ever seen or stayed at. Absolutely massive facility, everything you can possibly imagine is right on site. The conference itself is going well. Several networking opportunities last night. Today the trade show floor is open and of course the awards ceremony is tomorrow. The CartikaCloud has generated quite the buzz here. Speaking with several Cloud Architects and Technicians with several very large companies, it has become apparent that what we are doing is quite unique. Our architecture is 2nd to none, our infrastructure is right there with what other Enterprises are doing – but, our day to day application of the “cloud” is completely unique. I can safely say that nobody in the world is doing what we are doing, and handling the challenges we are handling. The only company in our ballpark if I was to be objective about this would be Amazon. Now, their environment is much larger then ours, and therefore, the complexity is higher. Their technology and approach are different then ours, so, I am very curious to see how this plays out. But, what ourselves and Amazon have that is different is an unpredictable environment – and an environment where end users are loading up their own applications, their own instances, resizing whenever they like, etc.. very very unique. The traditional enterprise will run a known set of applications, will clearly know when they need to scale and by how much, etc. They face very few challenges related to resource and capacity planning, configurations and standardizations of OS installs, security, etc, etc, etc… They also have practically zero requirement for a GUI to layer over their cloud, as their cloud is simply internal use only. They do not need to permission out key administrative capabilities to a large pool of end users, etc..
Overall, very interesting conference so far. Handing out A LOT of business cards and garnering A LOT of attention for Cartika and our Cloud. It is always a nice feeling to get the sort of recognition we are getting here, especially from such large enterprise types of companies
I was (and still am) quite thrilled to discover earlier today, that Cartika has been nominated for an award handed out by Computerworld/SNW. We are amongst a group of 5 finalists in the “Best Practices in Virtualization and Cloud Computing” category. The list of all available awards and their finalists can be seen here:
Our specific category and competition is as follows:
Best Practices in Virtualization and Cloud Computing:
- Almaviva Tele Sistemi Ferroviari (TSF) – Rome, Italy
- Applied Materials – Austin, Texas
- Cartika IT Solutions Inc. – Toronto, Canada
- Gilbarco Veeder-Root – Greensboro, North Carolina
- Sprint – Overland Park, Kansas
Some pretty stiff competition – and we wish all of our fellow finalists all the best. However, we have faith and confidence in our solutions, our technology and our offering. We have worked very hard to produce a best of breed Cloud Computing platform as a Service, and we greatly appreciate the recognition from an organization like Computerworld for being amongst the best in the world with respect to our innovation and implementation. Please wish both myself and the entire Cartika team the best of luck in Dallas on October 13th !