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Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

Egenera Virtualization Software Consolidates Systems

Egenera has gone to market with its promised vBlade software, the extension to its PAN Manager that provides a single environment for configuring, allocating, repurposing and managing both physical servers and virtual machines. This initial implementation uses XenEnterprise, a virtualization solution from XenSource based on the open source Xen hypervisor. Egenera intends to put other hypervisors in PAN for future vBlade implementations. VBlades, which are priced as an add-on, are user-defined partitions of a physical blade to consolidate multiple VMs on a single physical server. P... (more)

Microsoft Keynotes at Virtualization Conference & Expo

David Greschler, the virtualization boss of Microsoft delivered the opening keynote at the first annual Virtualization Conference & Expo.. with his opening statement: "Virtualization is the key enabler for SOA!" He later demonstrated this on stage. In his keynote he demonstrated various live applications of the use of virtualization, real-time and based on policy. Greschler is a director of System Center marketing, and is focused on virtualization management tools for the desktop and datacenter. Greschler came to Microsoft with the July 2006 acquisition of Softricity. Prior to jo... (more)

IBM-thwarted Mainframe Virtualization Vendor Wannabe Complains to EC

Well, it appears that Platform Solutions Inc, the IBM-thwarted mainframe wannabe, has taken its list of grievances against Big Blue to the European Commission, as we've suggested it would, and lodged a formal antitrust complaint against the company with the regulators. The complaint was quietly made on October 19, according to Bloomberg, which broke the story Tuesday. The EC says it is in the preliminary stages of examining it. PSI has charged IBM with violating Article 82 of the EC Treaty by refusing to supply interface information on its mainframes and refusing to license its ... (more)

New IBM Software Helps Clients Automate Virtualization Data Centers

IBM announced new software for data center automation that will help clients benefit from cloud computing, a revolutionary approach that will allow corporate data centers to act with Internet-scale efficiency and operate with fewer resources. The new version of IBM's Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM) helps clients reduce manual steps to better automate the changing demands for IT resources -- a key element of IBM's version of cloud computing, called Blue Cloud. The technologies developed as part of this initiative enable clients to build large-scale, distributed, globally access... (more)