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Microsoft’s Yousef Khalidi to Present at Cloud Expo East

Yousef Khalidi to discuss Microsoft's Cloud Services Approach

Microsoft Session at Cloud Expo

Twenty million businesses and over a billion people use Microsoft cloud services, and many of the Microsoft products that we know and trust are available in the cloud. Like SQL. Office. And Windows. This session will discuss Microsoft's cloud computing vision and investments.

In his general session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Dr. Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect of Windows Azure at Microsoft, will outline Microsoft's cloud strategy and portfolio, and then discuss the benefits to customers and partners such as business agility, and the array of choice from on-premise into the cloud. Khalidi will also detail the Windows Azure platform pillars and how they fit into Microsoft's cloud computing initiatives.

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Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five times a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

The 5th International Cloud Expo is co-located with the 8th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors participating in the conference.

About the Speaker
Dr. Yousef Khalidi is a Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect of Windows Azure at Microsoft. Before Azure, he led an advanced development team in Windows that tackled a number of related operating system areas, including application model, resource management, and isolation. He also served as a member of the Windows Core Architecture group. Before joining Microsoft, Khalidi was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. During his 14 years at Sun, he held several development, architecture, and management positions in Sun's software division as well as in Sun Labs. He has a PhD and an MS in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo New York will feature 200+ technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented in the 5th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network this April in New York.

Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals became part of Cloud Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON Events. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in the Cloud Expo."

Sponsorship Opportunities
Cloud Expo 2010 East New York City "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802 3021.

Delegate Registration Options
Cloud Computing Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) delegates can pre-register for the conference online with $550+ savings here.

About SYS-CON Media & Events
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream at www.sys-con.com - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Computing Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com), Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), Cloud Computing Bootcamp (www.CloudComputingBootcamp.com), and UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (http://events.sys-con.com).

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