Virtualization is reorganizing the IT industry. It underpins cloud computing by making it possible to separate the software from the hardware - Amazon Web Services is the largest cloud-based virtualization effort...and AWS is literally changing the world of IT as we knew it. Overall, the virtualization market has grown from approximately $560 million in 2005 to a forecasted $2.7 billion in 2009, according to IDC. According to Gartner, virtualization will be the highest-impact IT trend changing infrastructure and operations through 2012.
While data center virtualization is still the #1 market segment, it’s starting to get competition from application virtualization, storage virtualization, I/O virtualization and virtualization for end users - so called endpoint virtualization. In fact, in almost any credible survey of Top Technology Trends for 2009, Virtualization and Cloud computing top the list. In Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009, it ranked #1, up from #5 last year.
SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo will be looking at every flavor of virtualization. Top speakers drawn from the very highest echelons of the industry will be presenting in breakout and general sessions, including speakers from IBM, Sun, EMC, CA, VKernel, AppSense, Sybase, VIRTERA, Embotics, Symantec, Neocleus, Certeon and many, many more.
There are sessions on aspects ranging far beyond server virtualization to virtualization management tools and virtualized desktop infrastructure, para-virtualization, security and compliance issues, Green IT, cloud and datacenter filesystems, distributed I/O resource management, database management in virtualized environments, secure mobile device virtualization, and resource management and load balancing issues for very large clusters of up to 100,000 nodes.
Make certain your company is leveraging the performance, reliability and cost benefits of enterprise-class virtualization: please join us at SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City!
Four Industry "Power Panels"
This year's conference, co-located with the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will also feature our ever-popular SYS-CON.TV Power Panels, transmitted Web-wide live from the Grand Ballroom. The Power Panels are FREE to all attendees.
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"Golden Pass" registration provides full access to all general sessions, breakout sessions, presentations, industry discussion panels, and the 2-Day 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 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which is co-located at The Roosevelt Hotel, also March 30-April 1, 2009.
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.
New York Keynote: Monday, March 30 - 2:00-2:45PM
Ahead in the Cloud - The Power of Infrastructure as a Service by Dr. Werner Vogels
Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice can be a complicated and expensive task, but it's essential in today's business landscape. This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a start-up looking to launch.
There are many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today's internet business. This presentation will review some of the lessons learned from building one of the world's largest distributed systems: Amazon.com.
Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's technology vision.
New York Keynote: Tuesday, March 31 - 7:30-8:15AM
Cloud Computing and the Enterprise by Kristof Kloeckner
This presentation will draw on IBM’s experience working with customers and operating 13 cloud centers world wide to review the conditions under which cloud computing can deliver its promise of flexibility and cost savings in the delivery of IT services to the enterprise.
We will discuss the importance of dynamic infrastructures and service management for both public and private clouds, cloud service life cycles and integration between public clouds and enterprise services. We will also talk about standards required for interoperability between clouds and application scenarios that demonstrate the use of cloud computing in an enterprise context for a smarter planet.
Dr Kristof Kloeckner, CTO, Enterprise Initiatives and VP, Cloud Computing Platforms at IBM is based in Somers, New York
New York Keynote: Wednesday, April 1 - 8:30-9:15AM
A World of Many Clouds by Dave Douglas
Sun is committed to making cloud computing a pervasive reality. Sun's open source philosophy and Java principles form the core of a strategy to provide interoperability for large-scale computing resources through open and transparent cloud platforms that minimize lock-in. Sun envisions a world of many clouds, delivered by different service providers, to meet a variety of business needs.
This keynote session by Sun's Dave Douglas will investigate how enterprise IT operations can take advantage of this emerging world of many clouds to achieve the cost and flexibility advantages that cloud computing allows while maintaining control of their IT infrastructure.
Dave Douglas is Chief Sustainability Officer at Sun Microsystems. He is also, as Sr. VP of Cloud Computing, responsible for Sun's cloud computing business, with a focus on creating reliable, scalable and sustainable computing and storage servers, as well as the company's developer tools and services.
Conference Faculty - A Who's Who of Virtualization Technology Rock Stars! International Virtualization Conference & Expo faculty alumni include such notable speakers as: David Bernstein, VP/GM Office of CTO Cloud Computing of Cisco; Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect of Elastra; Vik Chaudhary, VP Product Management of Keynote Systems; Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research of Salesforce.com; Patrick Kerpan, CTO of CohesiveFT; Sajai Krishnan, CEO of Parascale; Bill McColl, Founder & CEO of Cloudscale; Ken Oestreich, VP Product Marketing of Egenera; Bob Quinn, Founder, Chairman, & CEO of 3Leaf Systems; Raghavan Srinivas, Technology Evangelist of Intuit; Omer Trajman, Director of Field Engineering of Vertica Systems; Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale; Rich Wolski, Professor of Computer Science of UCSB; Brian Zhangi, President & CEO of Kadient; Alex Bakman, Founder & CEO of VKernel; Ken Berryman, SVP Strategy & Emerging Businesses of Symantec; Etay Bogner, CTO of Neocleus; Shawn Cooney, Co-Founder and Director of Research of Certeon; Martin Ingram, VP Strategy of AppSense; and Jay Litkey, Founder, President & CEO of Embotics.
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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