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Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

I Was at the Taping Of Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel in Times Square

I arrived in New York City this morning to attend the Cloud Computing Expo for the next three days. SYS-CON folks invited me on Sunday for the taping of the Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel which was taped at the Reuters Studios in Times Square. The live taping of the show was a blast. I met the panelists at the studio as well while watching the SYS-CON.TV show in the green room. The green room is actually gray and brown. The Cloud Computing Power Panel will be broadcast at the Cloud Computing Expo, March 31 - April 1, 2009, Roosevelt Hotel, in New York City. Two Cloud Computing Expo Power Panels taped today at SYS-CON's Times Square Studios featured rtghe following panelists: Werner Vogels - VP & CTO, Amazon.com; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace; Rod Fontecilla - Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton; Hal Stern - CTO of Sun's Global Sales Force; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace;... (more)

5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York: Power Panel

At each and every one of its long-running "International Virtualization Conference & Expo" events held three times a year (VirtualizationConference.com), SYS-CON Events prides itself on always inviting knowledgeable and articulate industry executives to participate in its Power Panels - simulcast at every show direct from the keynote hall. In this wide-ranging Virtualization Power Panel at the 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York, moderated by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, the participants are (left to right): Lucian Lupinsky (VIRTERA), Amy Hodler (Tranxition), Owen Garrett (Zeus Technology), Eric Greenberg (Integralis), Alan Williamson (AW20.co.uk), and Jesse St. Laurent (Corporate Technologies). View This Power Panel Now on SYS-CON.TV ! About the Power Panelists: Lucian Lupinsky - VIRTERA Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov is the Director of Business... (more)

VIRTERA to Present at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference

Jim Sanzone, Practice Director for VIRTERA, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Desktop Virtualization, a.k.a. VDI, is the hot topic of the day. Hypervisors and Connection broker vendors are the favorite girl at today's dance. These are the pieces of the "VDI" stack that we talk about the most, however, leveraging just brokers and hypervisors to solve your desktop challenges leaves many solutions off the table. If you are serious about solving your desktop challenges rather than just implementing "VDI" because it's cool, then there are lots of other solutions to consider. In this session, we'll explore some additional solutions and technologies that you should consider either as complimentary to a "VDI" implementation, or in some cases, as replacement technologies tha... (more)

VIRTERA Wins SYS-CON Virtualization Conference Show Awards 2009

VIRTERA, a virtualization professional services and consulting firm, announced that it was awarded two first place show finishes from SYS-CON Events for its Virtual Desktop Financial Calculator and its Virtualization Infrastructure Platform Qualification (VIPQ) solution for the Pharmaceutical industry. SYS-CON Events offered all delegates at the 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 East in New York, NY, the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite virtualization technology provider in four competitive categories: Best Overall Virtualization Product Best Greener IT Product Best Server Virtualization Solution Best Management Solution VIRTERA received its first award in the category "Best Greener IT Product" for its virtual desktop financial calculator which assists clients in understanding the cash flow related to virtualized desktop environ... (more)

VIRTERA Named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference

SYS-CON Events announced today that VIRTERA, the leading provider of virtualization technology solutions and services to companies nationwide, was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will take place on March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City. The event is expected to attract over 1,200 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. Virtualization is reorganizing the IT industry. It underpins cloud computing by making it possible to separate the software from the hardware - Amazon Web Services is the largest cloud-based virtualization effort...and AWS is literally changing the world of IT as we knew it. Overall, the virtualization market has grown from approximately $560 million in 2005 to a forecasted $2.7 billion in 2009, according to IDC. According... (more)

VIRTERA Joins Virtualization Expo Power Panel

SYS-CON Media announced today that Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov, the Director of Business Strategy and Solutions for VIRTERA, will join moderator Jeremy Geelan, Sr. Vice-President of SYS-CON Media & Events, in a Power Panel at the 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 East, taking place on March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City. Alongside four of his industry leading peers, Lipinsky de Orlov will answer the question "How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?" SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo will be looking at every flavor of virtualization. Top speakers drawn from the very highest echelons of the industry will be presenting in breakout and general sessions on aspects ranging far beyond server virtualization to virtualization management tools and virtualized desktop infrastructure, para-virtualizati... (more)

VIRTERA's eDisposal Service Helps Organizations Recycle While Reducing Costs

VIRTERA announced that it has introduced a new eDisposal Service to provide end-to-end lifecycle management of electronic waste. As part of its service delivery, VIRTERA has entered into an agreement with TechTurn. Electronic waste is becoming a serious global issue due to the increasing volume of technology assets being discarded and the challenges of safely disposing of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous materials contained in computer equipment. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that 100 million TVs, computers, and monitors are discarded annually and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as many as 500 million personal computers became obsolete and entered the municipal solid waste stream between 2000 and 2007. As companies leverage VIRTERA's virtualization and consolidation services, the disposal of legacy equipment su... (more)

VIRTERA Announces Environmentally Responsible eDiposal Service

Electronic waste is becoming a serious global issue due to the increasing volume of technology assets being discarded and the challenges of safely disposing of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous materials contained in computer equipment. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that 100 million TVs, computers, and monitors are discarded annually, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, as many as 500 million personal computers became obsolete and entered the municipal solid waste stream between 2000 and 2007. As companies leverage VIRTERA's virtualization and consolidation services, the disposal of legacy equipment such as servers, desktop computers, laptops, and printers becomes necessary. With this new service, VIRTERA will work with clients to understand the challenges and scope of any necessary equipment disposal and determine w... (more)

vmSight Version 4.0 Provides End User Experience Assurance for Virtual Desktops and Applications

vmSight™, the leader in end user experience assurance for virtual desktops and applications, today announced the release of version 4.0 of its flagship product, vmSight. The first complete, cross-platform solution to give administrators true end-to-end monitoring of end user experience for virtual desktops and virtual applications, vmSight 4.0 also delivers a full range of capabilities for response and control. The vmSight solution leverages patented Connector ID technology to provide the same capability for computer networks that Caller ID provides for phone networks, enabling the user experience to be monitored and controlled end-to-end. vmSight allows virtualization administrators to see and control end user experience. vmSight 4.0 includes the following key new capabilities: End-to-end view of user experience – monitor user and application activity within the vi... (more)

VIRTERA Announces O'Reilly Book Authors

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/09 -- VIRTERA, a leading virtualization professional services and consulting firm, announced today that two of its employees have been chosen by O'Reilly Media to write a book titled "Designing and Managing VMware in the Enterprise." Sidney Smith, Principal Consultant, and Michael Burke, Practice Director, have contracted with O'Reilly to write a guide that is intended as O'Reilly's flagship VMware ESX book, competing directly with the most popular VMware ESX titles on the market. The book will go beyond the basics of configuring VMware ESX to explore also how the environment and related components at the enterprise site should be designed. Whereas other books familiarize you with the interface and suffice for a test installation, "Designing and Managing VMware in the Enterprise" will prepare its readers for mission-critical de... (more)