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The GoGrid Blog In the past, there was heavy segmentation between developers who used .NET for development and those who used PHP. Traditionally, .NET developers used the Windows platform while PHP developers remained fairly closely tied to Linux distributions. Windows Server 2008 marks a new generation of platform for both types of developers in that now with one server platform both PHP and ASP.NET applications can be run simultaneously on the same machine under the same OS. This means that companies and corporations can realize new cost savings and IT efficiencies by now allowing development on a single Windows Server 2008 platform and GoGrid recently released four new Windows Server 2008 images unique to Cloud Computing that brings a new level of features for PHP and ASP.NET developers. Our four new 32-bit Windows Server 2008 GoGrid Cloud Servers have the follow... (more)

President & CTO of 3tera Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

The 3tera Blog Months ago, 3tera unveiled our Cloudware architecture. But rather than try to convince the world that there is only a single architecture that works and ours is it, we emphasized that Cloud architectures need to be open. Not only need they interoperate with all sorts of hardware and software as virtual appliances, they need to interoperate with other Clouds and Cloud components as well. Now, of course, the two undisputed leaders in virtualization, VMWare and Citrix/Xen, have both announced suites of products in support of Cloud Computing - vCloud and Citrix Cloud Center (C3), respectively. Undoubtedly, Microsoft and Red Hat and more will follow. The anticipation that drove our Cloudware architecture is proving spot on. There will be multiple global Clouds, they will not all be the same, and the ones that will get the brass rings will be the ones that ... (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)

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)

SYS-CON.TV "Application Server Shoot-Out" Behind the Scenes

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From Enterprise to Cloud, Virtualization Today on SYS-CON.TV

Virtualization has become a critical part of Enterprise IT strategy. Why and how has it become one of the most important change agents in our industry? To answer these questions I had the good fortune recently to be able to speak to a select group of top IT industry executives who joined me in the 4th Floor Reuters TV Studio overlooking Times Square in New York City for a special SYS-CON.TV "Virtualization Power Panel." The executives - Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, Egenera CTO Pete Manca, Allen Stewart, Group Manager of Windows Virtualization at Microsoft, and Brian Duckering, Sr. Director of Products and Alliances at Symantec - were energized about virtualization for a variety of reasons, not least because it has already proven itself (the recent woes of VMware notwithstanding) to be a multi-billion dollar business. Virtualization itself is cu... (more)