SYS-CON's 3rd international Virtualization Conference & Expo, which took
place June 23-24, 2008 in New York City, attracted more qualified delegates
than any Gartner event in the past two years. Virtualization has quickly
become a staple new concept for enterprise IT. At SYS-CON's 3rd International
Virtualization Conference & Expo held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York
City, June 23-24, the conference faculty had 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.
The two content-packed days emphasized value with a rich array of sessions
about the business and technical value of virtualization. Enjoy the photo
album of the show.
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The day after the great VMware IPO Tuesday, supposedly the hottest thing
since Google went public, Citrix, a Microsoft camp follower with the scars to
prove it, said it's acquiring VMware's open source commercial competitor,
XenSource Inc, the company that developed Xen's chi-chi hypervisor.
It's paying about $500 million in cash and stock (60-40), a pricey number not
all that different from the $635 million that EMC paid for VMware early in
'04. But considering it's for an open source start-up not yet three-years-old
with 80 people and under $5 million in annual revenues, it's ric... (more)
David Snead, attorney at law, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 5th
International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City this coming
March 30-April 1, 2009. His presentation, Virtualized and Cloud Computing
Products - A Legal Minefield?, will be presented on the Management,
Compliance & The Future of Virtualization track.
Little thought goes into the legal implications of moving to a virtualized
environment. This session will cover upstream, downstream and corporate
liability issues associated with acquiring, using and distributing
virtualized and cloud computing produc... (more)
NetApp announced that deduplication adoption among its customer base
continues to grow at an impressive rate. Already one of the fastest growing
technologies in the company's history, NetApp deduplication has been
delivered to more than 5,000 customers worldwide, comprising more than 30,000
systems containing 385PB of storage capacity. With NetApp's unique
deduplication technology, customers are able to eliminate duplicate data
across all tiers of storage, allowing them to combat data proliferation while
creating a more efficient storage infrastructure.
In addition to NetApp's c... (more)
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 ... (more)