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Burton Group and USinternetworking to Keynote InfoWorld’s Virtualization Executive Forum
IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today announced the full keynote and presenter lineup for its fourth Virtualization Executive Forum, taking place September 24-25, 2007 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The executive-level event offers real-world guidance for implementing an enterprise-wide virtualization strategy. Chris Wolf of Burton Group and Toby Ford of USinternetworking, an AT&T company, will set the stage for the events two days of dynamic and interactive case studies and technical track discussions on mastering virtualization technologies across the Server, Storage, Desktop, File and Application. 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: http://VirtExecForum.com.

Wolf, a senior analyst at Burton Group and author of the first book on virtualization, will bring fresh insight into how enterprises today are incorporating virtualization while working around current architectural and performance limitations. Hell highlight key trends and future security, automation and management technologies that you need to know. Ford, USis CTO, will share his own battle scars received from converting an entire organization to a virtualized infrastructure.

When the Burton Group's Chris Wolf agreed to keynote, I stood up on my chair and did a back flip over my desk -- finally the formula was complete, said Doug Dineley, InfoWorlds executive editor and content chair for the event. Wolf will kick off the event Monday morning with the big picture view and key trends; then on Tuesday morning, Toby Ford of AT&T's USi will kick the conference into high gear with tales of extreme virtualization and utility infrastructure. On top of the excellent keynotes, we'll have the nitty gritty technical track led by our own Paul Venezia, and more case study sessions than ever before -- real IT people with real lessons drawn from their experiences in virtualizing servers, desktops, applications, storage and files. Don't miss it!

Septembers agenda features strong end user voices throughout the Case Studies Track where IT experts including Andy Abbas of AT&T, David E. Cohen of Merrill Lynch, Gene J. Doody of the City of Richmond, VA, Rob Helble of Time Warner, Stephen Hilton of Credit Suisse, Ed Simcox, Jr. of Clarian Health Partners, Zak Khalil of Lessard Group and George White of the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General will share their virtualization experiences, challenges and results. Plus, the deep-dive Technical Track will detail all you need to know to get started, migrate to virtual systems, monitor VMs and scale a virtual infrastructure. Additional sessions led by Ian Pratt, leader of the Xen project and Don Norbeck of SunGard Availability Services will show how to leverage virtualization in open source and for information availability and business continuity; and Ted Samson, InfoWorlds Sustainable IT Blogger, will lead a vibrant discussion on virtualization as a means of greening the datacenter. The full lineup of topics and participants can be found at: http://VirtExecForum.com.

Sponsors for the fourth Virtualization event include top vendors driving enterprise virtualization: VMware (Diamond sponsor); PlateSpin (Platinum sponsor); 3Leaf Systems, DataSynapse, Egenera, Novell and Microsoft Corp., and Sentillion (Gold sponsors); Red Hat (Silver sponsor) and Neoware (Associate sponsor).

Published Thursday, August 23, 2007 10:23 PM by David Marshall
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