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Founded in 2006, SYS-CON Media's 'Virtualization Journal (virtualization.sys-con.com) is the world's first magazine devoted exclusively to what Gartner has earmarked as the single highest-impact IT trend through 2012: virtualization. And now it will be available in print, on newsstands worldwide, as the first and only print publication serving Virtualization markets. Premium Advertising Tool for Virtualization Markets! Virtualization Journal now reaches more than 60,000 online readers with monthly digital editions and weekly newsletters. The premier issue of the magazine's print edition, which debuts on May 6, 2008, at JavaOne in San Francisco, as a media sponsor of this event, will be available on newsstands worldwide. Article submission inquiries can be directed by email to editorial(at)sys-con.com and the world's most targeted advertising opportunities can be ex... (more)

Active Endpoints Named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's SOA World and Virtualization Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA technology provider Active Endpoints named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. Active Endpoints (www.activevos.com) is the inventor of visual orchestration systems. VOS empowers line of business project teams to create applications using services and industry standards, making their businesses more agile and effective. Active Endpoints’ ActiveVOS promotes mass adoption of SOA-enabled applications by focusing on accelerating project delivery time with a standards-based, easy to use system. ActiveVOS is the first standards-based development and deployment system that permits enterprises and developers to automate business processes, collaborate acr... (more)

Will VMware Still Exist in Five Years?

Brian Madden's Blog VMware deserves a lot of credit. Even though hardware virtualization has been around for decades in one form or another, we wouldn't have it in the x86 space without VMware. The hardware and OS vendors would have been happy to keep selling hardware that was only 20% utilized. VMware turned this industry on its head. But it has awoken the slumbering giant that is Microsoft... [Note from the author: This wasn't an article I intended to write right now. But after Alex Barrett blogged about a conversation I had with her last week on this very topic, my inbox has been flooded with emails asking "Did Alex really quote you properly?" and "Are you crazy?" The answers to those two questions are "yes" and "quite possibly."] VMware deserves a lot of credit. Even though hardware virtualization has been around for decades in one form or another, we wouldn't have... (more)

Certeon Named "Silver Sponsor" of Virtualization Conference & Expo

Certeon's S-Series Application Acceleration Appliances provide solutions with Application Intelligent Networking to deliver application acceleration, security and scalability from the desktop to the data center. Certeon's patent-pending S-Series appliances accelerate all WAN traffic and are optimized for distributed content delivery and collaboration applications such as: enterprise content management, work flow and process management, Web portals and search. S-Series appliances are the solution to securely accelerate encrypted traffic (SSL) with the same performance improvements as unencrypted traffic. The appliances minimize network traffic to improve application response times, while maintaining end-to-end security. The result is the highest productivity possible for all remote branch office employees. For more information visit http://www.certeon.com Third ... (more)

Preparing Your Enterprise for Virtualization

Virtualization carries the promises of flexibility, lower costs, ease of deployment and simplified server management. However, when condensing the physical resources of your enterprise, are you considering how to make applications easily accessible to the growing number of remote users within your enterprise? IT managers rushing toward virtualization within the data center are finding that virtualization and consolidation do not address remote access performance issues experienced by remote branch users in today's distributed d d enterprises. This presentation will explore the advantages and potential pitfalls of virtualization and how its impact will shape the future of the virtual enterprise. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal Speaker Bio: Donato Buccella is CTO of Certeon. He brings over 20 years of softw... (more)

Enomaly's Founder & Chief Technologist Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is becoming more and more important. Reuven Cohen, Founder & Chief Technologist of Enomaly, will be giving a session next week on Bridging the Data Center and The Cloud at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 19-21, 2008) being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. "The ability to efficiently and securely tap into remote cloud resources is one of the most important opportunities in the cloud computing today," Cohen notes. Location, security, portability, and reliability all play critical roles in a scalable IT environment, he adds. In his session at the Summit, he will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities to deploying across a diverse global cloud infrastruc... (more)

How to Adapt Physical, Virtual & Hybrid Infrastructures on the Fly

As more enterprises embrace virtual infrastructure for part or all of their compute infrastructure, tools are needed to effectively control both physical and virtual. Few large organizations seek to virtualize all of their servers due to the performance hit of virtualization layers. Dynamic provisioning delivers the best of both worlds – high performance plus flexibility. This session will address the issues of server consolidation, virtual & hybrid software infrastructure, and management complexity; it will also review solutions that enable building, deploying and managing software environments with simplicity and flexibility, whether their environment if physical, virtual or both. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal Speaker Bio: Lynn LeBlanc is CEO and founder of FastScale Technology. She has 25 years of en... (more)

MicroNetwork-Based Coherency: Extending a Processor's Coherency Domain Over A Standard Network

As network switch latencies fall and the architecture for processor coherency migrates from a frontside bus to a coherent network, technology is driving towards the next generation of distributed processing, which extends a microprocessor’s coherent interconnect onto a standard network, enabling efficient, high performance inter-processor communication for x86 systems over standard commodity switches. New MicroNetwork interconnect technologies are emerging, connecting Coherent HyperTransport over either Infiniband or Ethernet. These chips can support dual Coherent HyperTransport links and dual connections to either Infiniband or Ethernet. This innovative technology can enable dynamic, high performance distributed processing using shared memory, delivering unprecedented scalability and flexibility on commodity systems. This presentation will cover the technical and b... (more)

Blog-City.com Founder Alan Williamson to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

As a solution provider it is vitally important you don't get locked into a specific vendor’s solution. This couldn't be truer in the world of on-demand or cloud computing. The way Amazon works is vastly different from Google, and different from Flexiscale. So how do you utilize the strengths of them all without compromising your own requirements? This session will take a look at a real world application, which spans across a number of different cloud hosts, providing redundancy, self-healing and self-scaling solutions without the fear of dancing to one vendors tune. Williamson joins a star-studded lineup covering the hottest IT topic for years, with IBM, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Intel, HP and Amazon all offering, using or developing high-end computing services typically described as “cloud computing” - through which massively scalable IT-related capabilities are prov... (more)

The End of VMware

The Democrats had their convention, followed by the Republicans. As VMware gets ready for its own convention, Microsoft has rained on their parade by holding its 'Get Virtual Now' Virtualization party one week ahead of VMware's. I am looking at the news headlines this morning and all I see is that every possible Virtualization company, large and small, is rushing to declare its tools are either ready or will be ready very soon to play in Microsoft's Virtualization Olympics. This week I declare the end of VMware, gloom and doom. History repeats itself on many occasions and this is the movie "Netscape Part Two" for all practical purposes. VMware, however, saw this coming a long time ago - the day when its stock crashed and the day its CEO was replaced by a Microsoft warrior. Too little, too late. If I were in the board room at VMware, my first item on the agenda to disc... (more)

SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference - Virtualization Technology Providers to Compete for "Best of Show Awards"

What is virtualization and how can it benefit my business? What are the different types of virtualization? What are the cost benefits? Why is it "greener"? What important terminology do I need to know? What kinds of challenges does virtualization present? Above all what should I look for in a virtualization solution and what's being deployed right now that I ought to know about and consider? On November 19-21, in the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, California, Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West delegates will have the opportunity not only to find answers to these questions, but they will to cast their vote for their favorite Virtualization technology providers. 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 Manage... (more)