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Being held for the first time at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, on November 19, 2008, the Cloud Computing Bootcamp will show you how to take advantage of the cloud. Cloud computing is an opportunity for businesses to implement low-cost, low-power and high-efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But moving to a cloud infrastructure is not necessarily as nice and clean as the providers would want you to think. With cloud infrastructures problems don't magically go away; they just shift: you don't have scalability or storage problems any more, but you need to constantly monitor the cloud and your application in it. Led by Alan Williamson, the Cloud Computing Bootcamp will illustrate all the major players and provide a hands-on program with configuration samples, live demos and working setups you can further adapt and play with. Alan Williamson, foun... (more)

The Next Virtualization Waves Are Forming

Pete Manca's Blog The virtualization "waves" are just forming. And while server virtualization is at full crest, there are many more waves behind this that are taking shape and quite frankly, are more significant. Server virtualization was about saving money. Allowing multiple applications to be consolidated onto a single server saves capital and operational expenses. Reducing the number of servers running in the data center is a good thing, as it also saves some carbon emissions as well. But is that it? If so, that’s more like a ripple than a wave. Don’t get me wrong, reducing power, cooling, server count and consolidating apps is a good thing, but it's not the whole story. Not by a long shot. I don’t believe that this is it. In fact, I think we are still in the beginning stages of realizing what virtualization can do. It’s really the enabling technology that fuels ... (more)

Tap In Systems to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that leading cloud technology provider Tap In Systems will exhibit at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. The Tap In Systems consists of a team of engineers and software developers with many years of experience in network management, systems management, software and web application development. Its members have worked in large corporate environments as well as start up ventures. Tap In Systems was formed to provide IT management solutions that were previously only available from high cost enterprise software vendors. This is accomplished by leveraging the latest open-source technologies to build applications which use the latest web-enabled techniques. Our philosophy is to em... (more)

Amazon's CTO to Keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com), which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel at the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. The first International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will be colocated with the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com).. 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 unpre... (more)

Cycle Computing to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Virtualization & Cloud Computing Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global Cloud Computing technology provider Cycle Computing to exhibit at SYS-CON'sCloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) 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. Cycle Computing is the leading provider of Condor Grid and Cloud Solutions. We help Fortune 500s, SMBs, universities, and government agencies alike execute computation flexibly on internal grids and external clouds. Our end-to-end offerings include CycleServer management tools, training, 24/7 support services, CloudFS grid storage, and our CycleCloud elastic compute solution. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal ... (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)

Application Virtualization: Instant Migration to Vista, Fast Delivery, Secure Access, Side-by-Side Deployments

Application virtualization is a technologically elegant solution that isolates applications and reduces conflicts. That’s good for IT management and has the additional virtue of being financially alluring. From legacy to enterprise business applications, virtualized deployment eased management and supported secure access. Companies saved money and boosted efficiency using application virtualization within IT infrastructures. Attendees learned details of how, when and why application virtualization was a best practice for enterprise IT. This talk covered the fundamentals of application virtualization and technical issues from terminal server to desktop. Using case instances to illustrate benefits in various architectures, the discussion included scenarios that detail migration and IT architectural shifts incorporating application virtualization. View  Video Speaker... (more)

Will Microsoft Buy Citrix?

Microsoft and Citrix Systems announced an expanded alliance to deliver a comprehensive set of virtualization solutions to address the desktop and server virtualization needs of customers. The two companies will work together to deliver and market joint virtualization solutions with Windows Server 2008 to help customers achieve a flexible and dynamic client computing infrastructure. Microsoft hasn’t disclosed what it paid for the venture-backed start-up and its compression technology though one analyst took a shot and figured it was less than $100 million. Calista is backed by Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners and quotes IDC predicting desktops using virtualized client computing will hit around 40 million seats by 2011. Meanwhile, Microsoft has also tightened the screws on its axis with its old friend Citrix, which is now supposed to develop a tool tha... (more)

Are you Application vAvailable?

At Marathon Technologies, we service a range of industries that must have their applications up and running at all times, or as we call it: vAvailable. vAvailable is the integration of virtualization and high availability technologies to create a cost-effective solution that ensures applications won’t go down. With virtualization technologies, high availability has now launched well between today’s alternative solutions such as clustering. This session will define vAvailable and this is a huge step between today’s alternatives. Mr. Melnick will discuss a new standard for application availability using virtualization technology that embraces Windows and business process applications. Speaker Bio: Jerry has held positions at PPGx, Inc., Belmont Research and Digital Equipment Corporation, where he led a variety of system and product development efforts in areas of OS, net... (more)

Virtualization Conference Europe 2009: 18-19 May 2009 in Prague

Virtualization is quickly becoming an important technology across all parts of the IT environment. The technology is rapidly being deployed in server, storage, networking, as well as client environments. The theme of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 18-19, 2009, is 'Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise' and the Call for Papers (Submissions Deadline March 15), welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves companies money, but also of how it is fundamentally altering the way that businesses run IT throughout Europe and indeed the world. Virtualization is becoming an increasingly important concept, not only to IT staffs, but to CIOs and line-of-business managers as well. Virtualization technologies ar... (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)