Scenes from Cloud Connect 2012

The Cloud Connect conference this week in Santa Clara, Calif. brought together an estimated 3,500 cloud technologists for four days of seminars, presentations and panels that examined virtually all aspects of cloud computing. Leading experts in the field were on hand to discuss the latest cloud computing innovations and best practices. Here's a look at some scenes from Tuesday's sessions at Cloud Connect, which is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The Google booth featured plush toys in the image of Google App Engine logo. (Photo: Rich Miller).

Dante Malagrino, the founder and CEO of Embrane, presented a session on "Networking in the Cloud" (Photo: Rich Miller).

Rackspace Hosting made its presence felt with its Rackstream mobile home parked on the Cloud Connect expo floor at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Photo: Rich Miller).

Lew Tucker, the VP and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco Systems, discusses Cisco's initiative to develop network services for the OpenStack project (Photo: Rich Miller)

Alistair Croll, the founder of BitCurrent, introduced several of the keynote sessions Tuesday and was also a presenter in several Cloud Connect sessions (Photo: Rich Miller).