If you live in the west coast in April you must note these cities
 
MSDN Presents…
  Rob Bagby and Bruno Terkaly in a city near you

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Date City
4/11/2011 Denver
4/12/2011 San Francisco
4/15/2011 Tempe
4/18/2011 Bellevue
4/19/2011 Portland
4/20/2011 Irvine
4/21/2011 Los Angeles
   

Cloud Development is one of the fastest growing trends in our industry.  Don’t get left behind. 

In this event, Rob Bagby and Bruno Terkaly will provide an overview of developing with Windows Azure.  They will cover both where and why you should consider taking advantage of the various Windows Azure’s services in your application, as well as providing you with a great head start on how to accomplish it.  This half-day event will be split up into 3 sections.  The first section will cover the benefits and nuances of hosting web applications and services in Windows Azure, as well as taking advantage of SQL Azure.  The second section will cover the ins and outs of Windows Azure storage, while the third will illustrate the Windows Azure AppFabric.

The fact is that cloud computing offers affordable innovation. At most corporations, IT spending is growing at unsustainable rates. This is making innovation very difficult.

Companies, scientists, and innovators are turning to the cloud. Don’t get left behind.

Date Location Time Registration Link
4/11/2011 Denver 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032480157&Culture=en-US
4/12/2011 San Francisco 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032480158&Culture=en-US
4/15/2011 Tempe 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032480159&Culture=en-US
4/18/2011 Bellevue 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032480160&Culture=en-US
4/19/2011 Portland 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032480161&Culture=en-US
4/20/2011 Irvine 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032480162&Culture=en-US
4/21/2011 Los Angeles 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032480163&Culture=en-US
       
  Why you should go - Cloud computing facts
 

The cloud makes it possible for new levels of computing power:
(1) 10's of thousands of cores
(2) 100's of terabytes of data
(3) 100,000's of daily jobs
(4) incredible efficiencies with typical levels of 80%-90% cpu utilization

  Amazing Statistics
 
Huge Market Growth -  Cloud Computing $149 Billion projected market by 2014
Number of Servers on Earth 60 million
Virtualization 70% of work done will be on virtualized servers by 2014
Amount of Power in a MegaData Centers 50 megawatts (25 - 50 times the dotcom era)
Estimated market for servers in cloud in 2014 $6.4 Billion (2010 it was $3.8 Billion)
Bloomberg Businessweek (3/7/2011, p52)