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Virtualization: Transforming the Cloud Featured at Burton Group Catalyst Conference 2010
At Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference Europe 2010, enterprise technologists, Burton Group analysts and IT vendors will convene in Prague, 19-22 April 2010, to discuss the new expectations of enterprise virtualization.

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • In 2010, the focus for virtualization is shifting from consolidation to building and optimizing cloud infrastructures, making virtualization a requirement to reap the rewards of cloud-based IT. Now virtualization is more of a question of when, not if, enterprises choose to embrace it. While external clouds evolve, building internal/hybrid cloud infrastructures using virtualization is a priority for many enterprises.
  • Client virtualization promises to improve desktop infrastructure management, reduce costs, enable client mobility and improve end-point security. Catalyst 2010 will focus on the upside and downsides of client virtualization and how vendors are filling in the gaps, enabling IT organizations to move beyond pilot stages and into production.
  • Vendors like VMware, Citrix, Red Hat and Microsoft are releasing new solutions that turn virtualization platforms into Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. Alessandro Perilli, founder of Virtualization.info, will explore the differences between a virtual infrastructure and a private cloud and explore how they extend the data center attack surface, and what can be done to handle any new threat that IaaS architectures introduce.
  • Highlights include presentations from:
    • Bret Hartman, CTO RSA
    • Simon Crosby, CTO Citrix
    • Alessandro Perilli, Founder Virtualization.info
  • Burton Group service director Richard Jones dissects the competitive differences that exist with today's leading hypervisors, specifically the under-the-hood features. Attendees will see firsthand the differences between all major virtualization hypervisor vendors (e.g. VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, Novell, and Red Hat) and will leave with pointed questions to ask prospective hypervisor vendors regarding their current solutions and future plans.
  • Renowned for in-depth discussion of substantive IT issues, Catalyst brings together attendees from Fortune 500 and Global 2,000 companies to learn about and discuss significant technology topics and complex issues facing enterprise IT organizations.
Published Tuesday, March 02, 2010 6:03 AM by David Marshall
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Arnie80 - (Author's Link) - March 29, 2010 1:04 AM

Great information about the conference. Thanks for sharing it here. By the way have you heard about cloud slam 2010 conference which is the world's 2nd annual and virtual conference on Cloud computing and its innovations. I got the complete info about the conference through http://cloudslam10.com. I found complete info about the conference and speakers.

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