On June 11,2009, Blade.org is hosting a vendor neutral, member-driven Technology Symposium on key trends in the datacenter. Members and end users can register for free at http://www.blade.org/tech_symposium_2009.cfm. Presentations from key Blade.org members APC by Schneider Electric, BLADE Network Technologies, Brocade, IBM, Intel and NetApp will cover technology and trends affecting x86 servers, Infrastructure as a service, how consumer technology and trends are affecting the data center, how best to scale blade servers to the rack environment, management tools for the data center, and how to develop the dynamic infrastructure suitable for cloud computing. These presentations will be wrapped around an introduction and concluding remarks from Doug Balog, the chairman of Blade.org.
"As the blade server industry faces the challenge of delivering more IT services while simultaneously reducing IT budgets, Blade.org members are working with each other to present the high level technology trends in new and innovative ways," said Brent Mosbrook, Senior Product Manager for Emulex Corporation and Chairperson of the Blade.org Solutions Architecture Committee. "The 2009 Technology Symposium is the result of collaboration among many Blade.org members and highlights key server trends."
Key Agenda Highlights:
• x86 Server trends affecting the Datacenter: Multicore, multithreaded x86 processors are now optimized for data center performance with very high integration of ultra speed standards based I/O channels and advanced management software that supports load balancing.
• Infrastructure as a Service: The new data center provides a number of economic advantages when leveraged correctly. Learn how the overall footprint and floor space can be leveraged.
• How consumer trends are affecting data center performance: Consumer demand for on-demand video services such as YouTube, Flickr as well as the myriad of commercial video services are forcing demands on the data center infrastructure.
• How to best consolidate on blade servers in the rack enviroment: Best practices include automated machine provisioning and workload migration. Key technology hurdles in networking and storage connectivity, management of provisioning, and migration from physical to virtual deployments can be overcome with management software, resource planning tools and exploitation of new features in the latest virtualization software and I/O.
• How to develop the dynamic infrastructure for Cloud Computing: Integrating multicore x86 architectures, dynamic resource allocation, advanced I/O, storage and networking technologies will be challenge of the future.
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