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NGDC Puts Spotlight on Virtualization
IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events has announced that virtualization will be a key theme at Next Generation Data Center (NGDC), with an entire conference track featuring multiple sessions dedicated to the advantages and challenges associated with deploying and managing a virtual infrastructure. The inaugural event will also feature an opening keynote on virtualization by Werner Vogels, president and chief technology officer of Amazon.com, entitled Virtualizing the Datacenter: The Road to Infinite Capacity. NGDC is scheduled to debut Aug. 6-9 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Virtualization is moving into the mainstream in the datacenter, bringing with it a new set of technologies including HPC and grid, which in turn creates a new set of challenges in securely deploying and managing a virtual infrastructure. Virtualization holds the promise of increasing scalability, reliability, performance, utilization and manageability, as well as reducing overall costs in the datacenter. But how does todays IT professional migrate to a virtual environment that can be both secure and well managed. NGDC will address these challenges head-on with conference sessions covering when and how to deploy, interoperability, management strategies, security and more, arming attendees with information on today's virtualization solutions while preparing them for the next generation of technology.

Server virtualization has matured into a set of technologies that are allowing organizations to vastly improve their server utilization, consolidate resources, cut cost and increase the flexibility of their IT operations, said Melinda Kendall, vice president and general manager of NGDC. Attendees will learn how to maximize their virtualization deployment through top-notch conference content.

In addition to the opening keynote, highlights from the Virtualization track at NGDC include:

  • Improving TCO in NextGen Data Centers through Implementing Virtualization and Blade Servers.
  • Grid -- Distributed Computing at Scale.
  • Case study presented by Appistry Inc.: Revolutionary Solutions for the Data Center of the Future.
  • Building a Roadmap to the Next Generation Data Center.
  • Panel: Data Center Virtualization: What's Real, What's Not.
  • Global File Virtualization: Over 1 Billion Served.
  • Virtualization and Beyond.
  • Net-ing a Greener Data Center.
  • Pervasive Orchestration for the NGDC.

For the full schedule of virtualization sessions, and a list of exhibitors featuring virtualization solutions, visit www.ngdcexpo.com

NGDC focuses on new technologies and their impact on the datacenter, covering mission-critical applications and the technology supporting those applications including storage, servers, networking and communications. Targeted to many types of datacenter professionals, ranging from IT architects, to system administrators, to application and information administrators, NGDC will help IT professionals identify the right products and services to add to their end-to-end solutions as they adapt to ever-increasing needs for flexibility, scalability and performance with reduced risk and complexity.

Published Tuesday, July 03, 2007 6:21 AM by David Marshall
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