UBM TechWeb today announced Cloud Connect 2011, the premier technology event for cloud computing, featuring the latest technologies, strategies and innovations within cloud computing. Incredible market momentum has all industry eyes on the cloud, fueling Cloud Connect 2011 event growth in terms of sponsors, attendance and soon to be announced content. Cloud Connect will take place March 7-10, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. For more information visit http://cloudconnectevent.com/.

“The cloud market is experiencing an undeniable surge, and that surge is reflected in Cloud Connect 2011,” said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. “No other conference offers the quality and depth of programming that businesses need to execute a successful cloud computing strategy.”

Cloud Connect 2011 welcomes a premier list of sponsors that will grow as the event nears and currently includes: Diamond Sponsors Cisco, IBM and Intel; Platinum Sponsors Microsoft and Rackspace; Gold Sponsor GoGrid; and Silver Sponsors Ariba, Brocade, Cloudsoft and MeghaWare.

At Cloud Connect, cloud customers and operators will see the latest cloud technologies and platforms and identify opportunities in the cloud. Through an in-depth educational program, including keynotes, workshops, case studies, sessions and networking events, as well as an exhibition, attendees access quality content, from experts who are actually living this disruptive transformation every day.

Cloud Connect 2011 will feature Cloud Connect Launch Pad, a competition that lets companies present their innovative application (either in development and about to launch, or recently launched) to the Cloud Connect community. All software developers, large and small, are invited to enter their software applications. There is no entry fee and event sponsorship is not required. Enter by Tweeting an entry to the Cloud Connect Launch Pad Twitter handle #cc_lp. Deadline for Twitter entries is December 13, 2010. For more information see http://launchpad.cloudconnectevent.com/.