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InfoWorld Opens Registration for Virtualization Executive Forum
IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today announced plans for its fourth Virtualization Executive Forum, taking place September 24-25, 2007 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. InfoWorld has previously hosted two executive-level events and one government-focused event offering real-world guidance for implementing an enterprise-wide virtualization strategy. Passes to attend the Virtualization Executive Forum are priced at $1,295, with credential and early registration discounts available. Members of the press using promotional code VIRTPRESS are eligible for complimentary registration. For more details and to register, visit:

At Virtualization Executive Forum, you'll hear first-hand from IT executives at companies that are implementing these technologies across the spectrum, said Doug Dineley, InfoWorlds executive editor and content chair for the event. The event will allow open discussions on the benefits and challenges for both administrators and end users of weaving virtualization into your IT infrastructure.

Septembers agenda features more interactive sessions in both the deep-dive Technical Track and Case Studies Track where IT experts will share their experiences with server virtualization, storage virtualization, file virtualization, desktop virtualization and application virtualization, then open up the discussion to the audience. Expert panel discussions will cover topics including virtual server security, open source virtualization and greener IT technologies. Plus, keynote presentations by top industry analysts and IT practitioners including USinternetworking CTO Toby Ford will outline the potential pitfalls of converting an entire organization to a virtualized infrastructure, innovative uses of virtualization and important virtualization technology trends. The preliminary lineup of topics for September is now available online at:

Past Virtualization forum speakers have included Credit Suisses managing director and head of global IT R&D, Wachovias head of utility product management, Bank of Americas VP of global trading infrastructure, Brigham Young Universitys CIO, T-Systems North Americas director of solution design, Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co.s enterprise architect, ABM Industries director of IT infrastructure, Russell Investment Groups senior technology consultant, the IRS IT specialist and Kane County, ILs CTO. Sponsors for the fourth Virtualization event include top vendors driving enterprise virtualization: VMware (Diamond sponsor), PlateSpin (Platinum sponsor), DataSynapse, Novell and Microsoft Corp., Red Hat and Sentillion (Gold sponsors).

Published Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:15 PM by David Marshall
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