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,
Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example:
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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)