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PlateSpin provides a unified suite of solutions to help enterprises adopt, manage and extend their use of server virtualization in the data center. PlateSpin's patent-pending workload profiling and portability technology liberates software from hardware and streams server workloads (data, applications and operating systems) over the network between physical and virtual infrastructures. The freedom to drag and drop workloads onto the physical or virtual hosts where they will run most efficiently ensures the best fit between server resource supply and application workload demands. Global 2000 companies use PlateSpin solutions to lower costs, boost operational efficiencies and solve today's most pressing data center challenges including server consolidation, hardware migration and disaster recovery. For more information about PlateSpin, visit www.platespin.com. 3rd Int... (more)

Server Virtualization and the New Data Center Operating Environment

As server virtualization gains mainstream adoption, it is increasingly being deployed to support a broad range of data center initiatives that extend beyond simple server consolidation and development and test. Today, enterprises of all sizes are realizing the true potential of server virtualization and using it to streamline their data centers to create more flexible and dynamic IT infrastructure that enables them to deploy and manage software applications, support business continuity and balance CPU capacity dynamically. This session will examine the emergence of this new operating environment and its dramatic potential impact for users. It will also look at some of the critical considerations for users and how these decisions can impact their data center roadmap. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal Speaker... (more)

Scalable Pricing in a Scalable World

Nati Shalom's GigaSpaces Blog In most discussions about scalability, we often approach the topic as a pure technical/architecture challenge, and ignore cost issues. The problem is that when we truly scale our application, and want to benefit from economies of scale, we're going to end up with scale limitations, not because of technical issues, but because of the pricing and licensing models. In most discussions about scalability, we often approach the topic as a pure technical/architecture challenge, and ignore cost issues. The problem is that when we truly scale our application, and want to benefit from economies of scale, we're going to end up with scale limitations, not because of technical issues, but because of the pricing and licensing models. Scalable pricing Scalable pricing means a pricing scheme that provides the benefits of economies of scale. Below are pric... (more)

SYS-CON's WebSphere Developer's Journal Premier Issue Now Available On Bookstores and Newsstands Worldwide

Montvale, NJ, February 14, 2002 - SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, announced today the immediate availability of their newest title, WebSphere Developer's Journal, via subscription or through retail outlets worldwide. Subscription options to the magazine are available on the SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com/websphere) Web site. WebSphere Developer's Journal will be published monthly by SYS-CON Media, the world's leading i-technology publisher, and is expected to be a leading source of quality information for IBM WebSphere developers around the world. The magazine is edited by Jack Martin, a leading WebSphere expert and founder and CEO of Simplex Knowledge Company. The premier issue of WebSphere Developer's Journal includes feature stories on "Best Practices in WebSphere Application Packaging and Deployment" by Prasad Thammineni;... (more)

Red Hat Named "Platinum Sponsor" of Virtualization Conference & Expo

Red Hat is a  trusted open source provider.  Red Hat offers enterprise customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management, and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training, and consulting services worldwide to help enterprises take full advantage of the value of open source technology. For more information, please visit www.redhat.com/                   Red Hat CTO Delivers Virtualization Keynote Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON's  Virtualization Conferenc... (more)

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in NYC to Present a World Class Faculty

What does the former CTO of XenSource - now CTO of the virtualization and management division at Citrix - have in common with the founder and CEO of PlateSpin, now VP of Business Development at Novell? And what do both have in common with the CTO of VMware? The answer is that all three are speaking in June at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City, along with the CTO of Egenera, the Technical Director and Chief Technologist at Sun, the VP& CTO of Hitachi Data Systems, the CTO of BMC Software, the VP & CTO of EMC, the co-founder & CTO of Neocleus, the CTO of Xsigo Systems, the CTO of Brocade, the Chairman and CEO of SIMtone, the Founder & CEO of ScaleMP, the founder and CTO of VirtualLogix, the Chief Strategist of Appistry, the CTO of Marathon Technologies, the CTO & Co-Founder of Reflex Security, the VP of Research and Development at... (more)

Composite Software to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

Composite Software provides a virtual approach to data integration. Hundreds of enterprises including five of the top six U.S. investment banks as well several Government agencies, such as the Office of Secretary of Defense and Intelligence, and software vendors including Cognos, Informatica and BMC, rely on the Composite Information Server to virtualize, abstract and federate data from multiple, disparate sources and deliver this real-time information to their applications. Composite Software’s technology fulfills real-time information requirements, enabling enterprises to respond faster to business requests, reduce their data integration costs, and keep pace with ever-changing business needs. Founded in 2002, Composite Software is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit http://www.compositesw.c... (more)

Skytap to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

Skytap is a provider of cloud-based virtualization solutions available as secure, on-demand services over the Web. Skytap solutions enable IT and development teams to develop, test, deploy and manage applications in a virtual environment, increasing their ability to respond to business needs and shorten time to market, while reducing overhead and cost. Skytap users have access to virtually unlimited computing capacity which can augment on-site infrastructure for short-term needs or eliminate the need for it entirely. Skytap’s virtual infrastructure and software platform provides services such as virtual infrastructure provisioning, monitoring & management, security, remote access and collaboration, storage management, and reporting. Skytap Virtual Lab is an automated virtual lab management solution available as a service. Skytap’s Virtual Lab offers organizations t... (more)

Cloud Formation

Microsoft figures that in five years time half the Exchange mailboxes in the world – perhaps 160 million mailboxes – will be running on its servers in its cloud infrastructure on Exchange Online. At least that’s Microsoft senior vice-president Chris Capossela told Reuters going into the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit the other day. That’s one of the reasons Microsoft has been building massive data centers like Google – adding a reported 10,000 servers to the population a month – to host Exchange Online and its friends, Office SharePoint Online and Office Communications Online. Exchange Online is of course the SaaS side of Microsoft’s traditional Exchange mail and messaging software. Microsoft will be charging a larger monthly fee for Exchange Online than it would to simply buy the traditional sof... (more)

iTKO LISA to Exhibit at SYS-CON's SOA World and Virtualization Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA and virtualization technology provider iTKO to exhibit at SYS-CON's upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West, colocated with the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com), which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. iTKO's LISA SOA Testing, Validation & Virtualization solutions mitigate the business risk of change and complexity in enterprise IT environments, while increasing trust across teams and shared technology assets. LISA's Complete, Collaborative and Continuous quality coverage provides validation of every component of SOA workflows throughout their lifecycle, from web apps, to web services, databases, messaging layers, legacy objects and application servers. Developer... (more)

Oracle Supports Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud

Oracle’s 11g Database, Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager now support Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Oracle said Monday that customers can use their existing software licenses on EC2 for no additional fees as well as a set of free Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to provision virtual machines with the Oracle software. According to Oracle, developers can rapidly build applications using Oracle tools like Application Express, JDeveloper, Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and Workshop for WebLogic. Oracle also said its Unbreakable Linux and Amazon Premium support is available for Oracle Enterprise Linux on EC2. Oracle has introduced a secure Cloud-based backup solution, called Secure Backup Cloud Module, based on its tape backup management software, Oracle Secure Backup, so customers can use Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) as their database backup destination. ... (more)