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Surgient Virtualization Experts Host Webinar - Win a Copy of our Book

Register and attend this Webinar, and you will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 5 copies of our new virtualization book, Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center.

Surgient, the leader in virtual lab management applications for automating software demo, test and training labs, today announced that David Marshall and Wade Reynolds, Surgient senior architects and co-authors of the book Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center, will deliver a live webinar, titled "Virtualization Got Your Head Spinning?" on Tuesday, August 8, to help IT professionals plan, deploy and optimize their VMware and Microsoft virtual infrastructure environments.

    When:         Tuesday, August 8, 2006
                  2pm EDT / 1pm CDT / 11am PDT

    Speakers:     David Marshall and Wade Reynolds,
                  co-authors "Advanced Server Virtualization"

    Register at:

    Who should attend:

    * Senior IT operations executives whose organizations are responsible for
      supporting, implementing and managing virtual infrastructure;

    * Senior executives responsible for the delivery of software and software

    Attendees will learn:

    * Practical tips for planning, deploying and optimizing virtual

    * Best practices for scaling virtual infrastructure environments;

    * Emerging uses of virtualization to support pre- and post-production

"The use of virtualization in the data center has skyrocketed as companies are rapidly deploying virtual infrastructure to consolidate servers," said Marshall. "Unfortunately, the vendor offerings are evolving so quickly that simply keeping pace with the technology and making the right decisions about its use are daunting tasks for any IT professional."

"We wrote the book both for IT professionals who are just getting started with virtualization and those who are looking to take their investments in VMware and Microsoft to the next level," said Reynolds. "The live webinar will

be a great forum for us to share proven tips and best practices, and to answer questions that are top-of-mind for the attendees."

About the Speakers

Wade A. Reynolds is a senior architect at Surgient specializing in server virtualization, enterprise software development and database systems. David Marshall is a senior architect at Surgient specializing in server virtualization, virtualization applications and Windows administration. He also edits the InfoWorld Virtualization Report and the Virtualization News Blog. Both have been on the leading edge of virtualization for years, and are directly responsible for architecting one of the world's largest virtual data centers (600+ hosts and 6,000+ virtual machines).

About Surgient

Surgient puts virtualization technology to work for the world's largest independent software vendors (ISVs) and Global 2000 organizations. The first company to provide on-demand applications that can automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments or "virtual labs," Surgient's award-winning virtual lab management solutions enable end-users to rapidly provision needed computing resources for business- critical initiatives such as software QA/test, training, sales and marketing. With over 500,000 applications delivered to-date using its virtual labs, Surgient enables companies such as Business Objects, EMC, Mercury Interactive, Microsoft, Oracle, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Symantec to dramatically accelerate the software application delivery lifecycle, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enable IT to better align with business priorities. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including EMC/VMware, Microsoft, Mercury Interactive, Saba/Centra, ViewCentral and WebEx Communications. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

Published Wednesday, August 02, 2006 7:01 AM by David Marshall
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