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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 1st Cloud Expo / 4th Virtualization Conference & Expo in San Francisco. "Virtualization is the hottest subject today," said Stevens, an industry luminary, who is credited with having pioneered new technologies that contributed to the rise of Linux as an industry-standard operating platform. Click here to View Brian Stevens' Keynote   Stevens has over 20 years of enterprise engineering experience in UNIX and Linux technologies, including work as a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window System. Since joining Red Hat's senior management team in 2001, he has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and clustering strategies. He now leads t... (more)

Control VM Sprawl Before It Controls You

While organizations and IT staff continue to see the many benefits of implementing virtualization, the challenge of controlling virtual infrastructures is quickly arising as a top management priority. Virtualization benefits are offset by issues such as security, administration, increased costs, compliance and configuration management. Managing Virtual Machine (VM) sprawl is of growing concern to organizations as they grow their VM environments. Traditional management tool and security systems do not work well in this space, and virtualization vendor tools are more focused on deployment than management. Emerging technologies for implementing and enforcing policies, detecting and tracking VMs and managing the entire deployment process, are helping organizations gain better control over their virtual infrastructures without having to resort to manual systems, which ... (more)

Cloud Computing Is for Capitalist Pigs - Raul Castro

After reading an interview with Richard Stallman published by The Guardian, Cuba's Raul Castro said "Cloud Computing is for capitalist pigs." Castro continued: "In Cuba we provide free health care, free food coupons, free housing and if we had any computers on the island, we would provide free laptops and Internet too. So, I agree with Richard Stallman that Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and all American companies pushing this new Cloud Computing concept are among the axis of evil who want to hook you like Coca-Cola and McDonald's. Why would you pay Amazon for their cloud computing service, if you can hassle them to give it to you for free? Americans should join the Cuban revolution and make hardware, software, including cloud computing, free. By doing this, the government can hand out laptop coupons in supermarkets next to the bread aisle. Think about it!" In an interview... (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)

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

Grid Dynamics is a fast growing consulting company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Grid Dynamics advise and engineer systems and solutions of "extreme" performance, scale and reliability. Grid Dynamics clients — leading financial, technology, Internet, communication and entertainment companies such as eBay or Bank of America — rely on Grid Dynamics to architect, design, prototype, build, or tune their business-critical grid systems. They work with the latest technologies, platforms and tools, right on — or beyond — the bleeding edge of mainstream computing. Our staff consists of elite scientists and engineers, experts in performance computing. Grid Dynamics offers a full range of consulting and engineering services that cover the entire project lifecycle, with on-site, off-site, and hybrid service fulfillment and deliver results even in the mo... (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)

Web Service Virtualization for SOA Runtime Governance and Control

Managing Web Services in production is no easy task. Ensuring that services follow corporate security and SOA governance requirements, monitoring compliance with individual SLAs, preventing one client from degrading the performance of others and ensuring services built today will work in the future are a few of the challenges. Web service virtualization provides a separate layer that isolates business and operational rules, enabling you to quickly configure virtual Web services while enforcing business and operational policies. This services layer augments Web services management (WSM) tools and registries, making all the services in the enterprise more efficient and consistent. Speaker Bio: Prior to Sonoa, Gregory led the architecture of BEA’s microServiceArchitecture and WebLogic JMS projects. Over the past 15 years in the IT industry, he has worked as a de... (more)

The Missing Piece in Cloud Computing

To achieve the full potential of "cloud computing" we need a broader definition of virtualization, and that is the complete de-coupling of the logical components of an application (represented by the software stack) and the physical resources. In the case of middleware, whether it is data access, messaging or the business logic, the physical location of the resources should not matter to the developer and to the end user. This is not a trivial thing to do, especially when it comes to data-intensive, stateful (transactional or otherwise) applications and services. In this session we will explore the challenges and propose a solution, including a live demo. Speaker Bio: As Chief Marketing Officer, Geva Perry is responsible for all marketing and business development activities at GigaSpaces, including strategy and positioning, product marketing, analyst/media relatio... (more)

SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo: Themes & Topics

From Application Virtualization to Xen, a round-up of the virtualization themes & topics being discussed in NYC June 23-24, 2008 by the world-class speaker faculty at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held by SYS-CON Events in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown Manhattan. Application Virtualization - Bob Lozano, Chief Strategist for Appistry, is giving a session on Application Virtualization with particular focus on achieving Web-scale. He'll be comparing and contrasting external cloud deployment to internal deployment on commodity infrastructure. Beyond Server Virtualization - see Virtualization 2.0 Business Drivers for Virtualization - Who does virtualization really benefit? How can enterprises adopt virtualization technologies to address real business problems? Is virtualization just another consolidation technology? How are other businesses ... (more)

Mike Neil to Present "Virtualization Futures" in His Keynote

SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, general manager for virtualization strategy at Microsoft will deliver the keynote speech, entitled "Virtualization Futures: From the Desktop to the Datacenter," at SYS-CON’s upcoming “International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West” event due to take place November 19-21, 2008, in San Jose California. Join Microsoft General Manager Mike Neil for this keynote as he shares his thoughts on the state of IT computing and tomorrow’s trends, and how Microsoft is helping to transform the traditional desktop and datacenter. Mike will discuss directions for Microsoft’s virtualization and management technologies, and the related applications and infrastructure that will make IT stronger, leaner, and more strategic. He'll demo yet-to-be released products so that you can see what Microsoft is developing. Learn how you can ... (more)

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

Reflex Security, the first to market with the Reflex Virtual Security Appliance (VSA) in 2006, is a provider of virtual security. Reflex VSA creates a virtualized security appliance and virtual security infrastructure inside a physical host machine. Reflex employs high-performance deep packet inspection to combine firewall, intrusion prevention (IPS), anomaly detection, network access control (NAC) and anti–spyware capabilities for securing virtual and physical networks. Reflex’s VSA runs on multiple virtualization platforms, and provides tight integration with VMware virtualization technology. Reflex Security is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit www.reflexsecurity.com Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal Conference Faculty - A Who's Who of Virtu... (more)