Cloud, data centre conference opens in Abu Dhabi
Injazat, NYUAD, NYU-Poly created two-day conference designed to promote collaboration
Injazat, in collaboration with New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), opened a two-day international data centre and cloud computing technology conference today at Injazat headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
"This conference was designed to promote collaboration between research institutions, academia, and service providers as an important step in ensuring that advancements in research are being implemented in the design and development of commercial applications and services," said Jonathan Chao, department head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU-Poly and research professor at NYUAD.
The event is designed to bring together research and industry experts to discuss state-of-the-art technologies, exchange ideas, and foster strategic views.
According to Injazat, data centres and cloud computing form the basis for most large-scale internet applications, including search engines and social network sites. Technological advancements in this field have a significant impact on the information and communications technology industry, and on the interconnected global community.
During the conference workshop participants will discuss data centre networks, cloud computing architecture, security, resilience, monitoring, performance analysis, cloud applications, and future perspectives for the field.
Participants include experts from IBM, New Jersey Institute of Technology, CloudPhysics, Bell Laboratories, Juniper Networks, Huawei Technologies, Injazat, NYU-Poly, and NYUAD. The conference is open to the public.
The conference also features an evening public lecture by AT&T Laboratories Fellow KK Ramakrishnan on "Networking the Cloud: Enabling Enterprise Computing and Storage" on 18th March at 6:30pm at the Park Rotana Hotel.
"Injazat Data Systems is honored to be working with the esteemed New York University Abu Dhabi in hosting this event. Our institutions share a strong enthusiasm for discussing and promoting agents of innovation in data centres and cloud computing, both of which are revolutionising computing and networking. We believe in the importance of consolidating the ideas, expertise, and experiences of academia and industry to deliver more effective models and practices for these critical technologies," said CEO of Injazat Data Systems Ibrahim Lari.
NYUAD and NYU-Poly announced in May 2011 the establishment of a research and innovation lab in data centre and cloud computing in Abu Dhabi.
The research lab is designed to serve as a hub to support both information exchange and applied research. The lab will host workshops, conferences, professional courses, and training, while experts develop new prototypes, conduct experiments, contribute to academic research, and investigate opportunities to create research-based commercial applications.