According to Gartner, virtualization will be the highest-impact IT trend changing infrastructure and operations through 2012. Virtualization is rewriting the rules of IT management, deployment, planning and purchasing as organizations transform their IT environment into a dynamic datacenter.
For Directors of Infrastructure, IT Managers and CIOs, Data Center Managers, and Network/ Computer/Storage Managers, every single session at Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West is injected with business relevance now that IDC has helped the industry realize that the virtualization services market alone is going to reach $11.7 billion in the next three years.
Key opinion-formers in the field of infrastructure and pioneers of virtualization technologies of all types are speaking at the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo. You will hear from leading domain experts who will tell and show you how - once the server, IO, data, and applications are virtualized - the resulting possibilities and opportunities really are endless. These cornerstones open the market for management, security, converged fabrics, and a whole host of technologies that can free up the data center and open new markets.
Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West will be the leading West Coast event of the year at which attending delegates will find out how virtualization is no longer viewed as a red-hot, "solve everything" technology, but as an effective means for Enterprise IT to help meet specific business needs and objectives.
Four Industry "Power Panels"
This year's conference, co-located with the 14th International SOA World Conference & Expo, will also feature four Power Panels, transmitted Web-wide on SYS-CON.TV. The Power Panels are FREE to all attendees.
Receive a Week's Worth of Education in
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"Golden Pass" registration provides full access to all general sessions, breakout sessions, presentations, industry discussion panels, and the Expo Floor, together with a Welcome Reception and various other Special Events in the course of the show. It also entitles you to attend all sessions at the 14th International SOA World Conference & Expo, which is co-located at The Fairmont Hotel, also November 20-21, 2008.
Additionally, after the conference we will mail you the complete content from all of the conference sessions in convenient DVDs. This on-demand DVD archive set is sold separately for $695. The DVD set includes all sessions from the simultaneous tracks that you can't attend in person.
San Jose Keynote
Nov 21, 2008
Virtualization Futures, from the Desktop to the Datacenter by Mike Neil
Mike Neil is general manager for virtualization strategy in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp in Redmond, Wash. Mike is focused on the delivery of the Windows virtualization technology, including Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server and Virtual PC 2007. Mike also directs the technical enablement of Microsoft’s broader vision for virtualization, to include virtualization management tools and virtualized desktop infrastructure. Prior to this role, Mike was responsible for Microsoft’s server and PC virtualization efforts since 2003. Mike joined Microsoft as part of Microsoft’s February 2003 acquisition of Connectix Corp. While at Connectix, Mike was the vice president of engineering and worked on the original team that developed Virtual PC Mac, allowing Apple Macintosh computers to run Windows. Mike also was one of the founders of Pixo, a small company that developed operating systems and applications for handheld devices, the most notable of which is the Apple iPod.
San Jose Keynote
Nov. 20, 2008
Cloud Computing Keynote by Dr. Werner Vogels
Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's technology vision. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a research scientist at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems.
Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored close to 80 articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.
Conference Faculty - A Who's Who of Virtualization Technology Rock Stars! International Virtualization Conference & Expo faculty alumni include such notable speakers as: Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat; Stephen Herrod, CTO of VMware; Vern Brownell, founder and CEO of Egenera; Simon Crosby, founder and CTO of Citrix XenSource; Hubert Yoshida, vice president and CTO of Hitachi Data Systems; Jeffrey Nick, CTO of EMC; David Greschler, director of Virtualization Strategy for Microsoft; Hal Stern, vice president and distinguished engineer for Sun Microsystems; Andrew Hillier, founder and CTO of CiRBA; Alex Vasilevsky, founder and CEO of Virtual Iron; Jack Zubarev, founder and COO of SWsoft; Stephen Pollack, founder and CEO of PlateSpin; Brett Adam, founder and CEO of rPath; Kevin Brown, founder and CEO of Kidaro; Bob Lozano, founder and CEO of Appistry; and Harry Ruda, founder and CEO of Desktone.
Virtualization: State of the Union
This session includes a Q&A about the industry, its players, and is
highly recommended for both virtualization newcomers and experienced
The New Economics of Virtualization
This session explores the latest industry standards and open source
technologies that are helping to open up the benefits of virtualization
to a new segment of the market.
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