Overview of Open Cloud Connect

An Overview of Open Cloud Connect by James Walker.

By |December 11th, 2015|

OpenCloud Connect Elects New Board

and promises OCC standard interface definitions will be with you shortly

London 25th November 2015: The board of OpenCloud Connect (OCC) the open source movement which is the driving force behind a new wave of network innovation and higher levels of industry collaboration, has approved its 2015-2016 Board of Directors, and reaffirmed its mission to advance vendor-neutral industry standards for cloud connectivity.

With virtual machine populations running into the millions across geographically dispersed datacenters, […]

By |December 10th, 2015|

Tomorrow’s OpenCloud today

Los Angeles, CA, USA. March 24th 2015: The eagerly awaited OpenCloud Reference Architecture has been circulating since February amongst OpenCloud Connect (OCC) members and appropriate standards development bodies. We are therefore delighted to announce today that this 104 page document is now available for free download. What’s more, the OCC’s OpenCloud Project Test Bed, based on the OpenCloud Reference Architecture, will be seen in action at Interop Las Vegas April 28th to 30th […]

By |December 10th, 2015|
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    Jeff Schmitz Clear Sailing ahead for Cloud interoperability standards

Jeff Schmitz Clear Sailing ahead for Cloud interoperability standards

In April 2015 NetEvents held the annual Global Press Summit at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, California.

OpenCloud Connect (OCC) Chairman Jeff Schmitz provided the Opening Keynote on “Clear Sailing Ahead for Cloud Interoperability Standards”.

Innovation builds on standards: Think about what Ethernet, TCP/IP, HTML and WiFi have done to create a vibrant platform for modern-day networks and the Internet. The next big industry regatta is the race for cloud computing, which desperately needs standards […]

By |December 4th, 2015|

Get Ready for Seismic Changes in IT, Including Cloud Service Brokerage

We at thrilled whenever James Walker, president of OpenCloud Connect, tells the story of, well, the open cloud. OCC is the sponsor of the Clouded Leopards Den competition for cloud innovation — and driving innovation is what that organization does best.

James is speaking at DataCloud Congress, coming to Monaco on June 3-4, 2015.

Well, James isn’t only speaking; he’s also the afternoon session chair on Wednesday, June 3. He and his team of expert speakers […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|

Clouded Leopards Den Winner TapLink Restores Trusts in Passwords

“Completely secure your passwords against offline attack, even if your password database is stolen.”

That’s the message from TapLink, one of the two winners of the Clouded Leopards Den! On April 23 at the NetEvents Cloud Innovation Summit, we learned that the early-stage startup winner of the 2015 competition was TapLink, a security company based in San Jose, California. The later-stage startup was Viptela. This week, we’re going to get up close with TapLink.

According to […]

By |May 11th, 2015|

Clouded Leopards Den Winners Blow Away Judges, NetEvents Attendees

We won’t keep you in suspense: The winners of the Clouded Leopards Den 2015 prize for cloud innovation are TapLink and Viptela. Learning the identity of the winners, however, is only part of the story.

The Clouded Leopards Den prize has progressed from nominations early this year (about 25 entries), through a shortlisting process led by media/analyst judges (two groups of six), to finalists chosen by a panel of industry/venture capital investors (two groups of […]

By |April 30th, 2015|

Meet the Clouded Leopard’s Den Finalists — and meet a statue of the Clouded Leopard itself

Next week two startups will win the Clouded Leopards Den 2015 prize for cloud innovation. One will be an early-stage startup; the other will be a later-stage, pre-IPO company.

The three finalists for the early-stage awards are Innovate Create Limited, TapLink and Truedash Ltd.

The later-stage finalists are CENX Inc., Mirantis and Viptela.
What are the prizes, you ask? The most visible are these trophies featuring the beautiful Clouded Leopard. Aren’t they gorgeous?

In addition:
• Start-ups will receive […]

By |April 16th, 2015|

Excitement builds for the Clouded Leopards Den 2015 Prize – finalists to be named this week

The Clouded Leopards Den prize for cloud innovation is moving into the finalists judging. Last week the 19 media/analyst judges announced the shortlist of 12 startups. This week, on Friday, Apr. 10, six finalists will be named.

Last week’s shortlist were named in two categories, one for early-stage startups, the other for later-stage pre-IPO startups. The early stage shortlist are Innovate Create Limited — PeopleChoice — TapLink — Teowaki Ltd. — Truedash Ltd. — VetCloud […]

By |April 8th, 2015|

Announcing the Clouded Leopards Den 2015 Prize Shortlist – 12 Innovative Cloud Startups

Here they are! The 19 media/analyst judges have reviewed all the nominees, and we are proud to announce the shortlist of 12 startups for the debut Clouded Leopards Den 2015 prize for cloud innovation.

The Clouded Leopards Den recognizes startups in two categories – the earliest stage startups, who might be described as looking for Series A funding, and later-stage pre-IPO startups, who are looking for Series B/C funding. Of course, not all startups, including those in the […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|