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,
Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example:
2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will
'08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to
stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management
System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere
mega-mergers of 2007?
As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its
globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives,
commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth
of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not... (more)
Paul Miller's Blog
For too long, the emphasis in Cloud Computing circles has been almost
exclusively upon provision of rapidly scalable and ad hoc remote computing on
top of cost-effective commodity hardware. The Cloud play from Salesforce,
Amazon’s EC2 and the rest has been dominated by the implicit assumption
that these Cloud-based resources are an extension of the corporate data
center; a way to simply reduce the costs of enterprise computing. There is
value in this business, but there are bigger opportunities. Cloud Computing,
and the various *aaS movements, have finally brou... (more)
Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer
Virtualization cuts across just about all that you might find in the today's
data center: to one degree or another, clients, servers, applications,
storage systems, data networks, and security can all now be virtualized. .
By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server,
Virtualization enables data centers to save tremendous amounts of money on
hardware, power, cooling and floor space.
For small and midsized enterprises, Virtualization can also help data centers
tap into levels of fault tolerance previously enjoyed only by huge
Jeremy Geelan's i-Technology Blog: Are We Blogging Each Other To Death?
"For a journalist, technologist, politician or anyone with a pulse and who
doesn't know everything," wrote Dan Farber on Monday, "blogs matter." Then,
in almost a textbook demonstration of why in fact they don't, Farber adds:
"Every morning I can wake up to lots of IQ ruminating, fulminating, arguing,
evangelizing and even disapassionately reporting on the latest happenings
in the areas that interest me, people from every corner of the globe."
That "even" says it all. Dispassionate reporting would certainly be the... (more)
Web 2.0 has been a buzzword shrouded in mystery. Although I've heard it used
hundreds of times in the past year, I've never been able to find a good
definition of what it actually means. This is in part because, as Paul Graham
points out, Dougherty coined the term before defining it.
When brainstorming on Web 2.0, O'Reilly laid out a list of services that
seemed qualitatively different than those that had come before and looked for
patterns. What he eventually came up with was a list of seven principles and
eight patterns. O'Reilly hits the nail on the head here with his inductive... (more)