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InfoWorld Sets Agenda for Second Virtualization Executive Forum
IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today unveiled the agenda for its second Virtualization Executive Forum, taking place Monday, February 12, 2007 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. The executive-level event provides real-world guidance and best practices for dynamically managing the IT environment. The Virtualization Executive Forum premiered last September 25-26 in New York City and attracted 300+ senior-level technology and business professionals looking to understand benefits and next steps associated with implementing an enterprise-wide virtualization strategy. February's event will highlight the most popular sessions from September and explore building and deploying server, storage, application and desktop virtualization technologies to reduce hardware costs, enhance business agility, improve deployment cycles, create a foundation for disaster recovery, and more. Passes to attend InfoWorld's Virtualization Executive Forum are priced at $1,195, with credential, subscriber and early registration discounts available. Members of the press using promotional code VIRTPRESS are eligible for complimentary registration. To register, visit:

"Last year, x86 server virtualization jumped out of the test lab and into production environments," said Doug Dineley, InfoWorld's executive editor and content chair for the event. "At our February 12th conference, we'll hear from IT execs that made that leap and zero in on the benefits, challenges, and best practices for moving to a virtualized infrastructure. Server, storage, application, and desktop virtualization - and what they offer to the enterprise - are all on the agenda."

The Virtualization Executive Forum agenda features leading experts from companies defining enterprise virtualization across industries and end users that have successfully implemented a virtualization strategy for their business. Presenters and panelists include: Dr. J. Kelly Flanagan, Information Technology Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Brigham Young University; Marcus MacNeill, Director of Product Strategy, Surgient; Gordon Mangione, Senior Vice President of Product Operations, XenSource, Inc.; Mike Neil, Senior Director of Virtualization Strategy, Microsoft Corp.; Steve Norall, Senior Analyst and Consultant, Taneja Group; Don Norbeck, Director of Product Development, SunGard Availability Services; James Phillips, Senior Director of Software Lifecycle Solutions, VMware; and Alex Vasilevsky, CTO and Founder, Virtual Iron Software. Plus, InfoWorld's top editors will be on hand to share their expertise. The complete agenda is available online at:

InfoWorld's second forum on virtualization continues to attract support from the top vendors driving enterprise virtualization, including: Novell and Microsoft Corp. (Cornerstone sponsors); PolyServe, Red Hat, Inc., and PlateSpin (Platinum-level sponsors); Altiris, CA, EMC Corporation, and Egenera (Gold-level sponsors).

Published Monday, January 08, 2007 9:28 PM by David Marshall
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