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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. Please make sure to bookmark thi story page as we add new photos daily.... (more)

Virtualization Player Citrix Buys VMware's Open Source Rival for $500M

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 to Present at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009

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 Deduplication Deployed on More Than 30,000 Systems Worldwide

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)

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 ... (more)