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The President of EMC's Cloud Computing Division, Paul Maritz, has been made President & CEO of VMware, immediately replacing co-founder and virtualization pioneer Diane Greene. Here Virtualization Journal brings a round up of the early reactions from the virtualization blogosphere. "Is the party [over] for VMware and the virtualization market? Yes and no. In a surprise move, former Microsoft executive Paul Maritz has been named president and CEO of VMware, replacing ousted co-founder Diane Greene. One possible reason, notes Barron’s: VMware’s revenue growth for 2008 won’t quite meet the 50 percent target that Wall Street was expecting. Plenty of companies would welcome such growth problems, but VMware shares are down more than 20 percent on the news." The VAR Guy "Although VMWare issued a nice statement praising Greene for her contributions, the comp... (more)

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo Photo Album

SYS-CON's 3rd international Virtualization Conference & Expo, which took place June 23-24, 2008 in New York City, attracted more qualified delegates than any Gartner event in the past two years. Virtualization has quickly become a staple new concept for enterprise IT. At SYS-CON's 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, June 23-24, the conference faculty had exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves companies money, but also of how it is fun... (more)

Microsoft's Virtualization Chief Mike Neil To Keynote SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, general manager for virtualization strategy at Microsoft will deliver the keynote speech, entitled "Virtualization Futures: From the Desktop to the Datacenter," at SYS-CON’s upcoming “International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West” event which will take place November 19-21, 2008, in San Jose California.     Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal   Mike Neil is general manager for virtualization strategy in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp in Redmond, Wa... (more)

The Next Generation Coherent Network

While the next-generation data center has begun to take shape, the promise of true dynamic computing has so far eluded today’s resource, bandwidth and power constrained enterprises. Now however, key advancements in network and processor technologies are converging to lift the remaining barriers and enable truly dynamic computing. In this presentation, IT professionals will learn why this convergence enables the Coherent Network, turning an Enterprise Data Center into a single dynamic resource pool of compute cores, memory, and I/O. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo ... (more)

GigaSpaces and RightScale Partner to Deliver Scalable Applications in the Amazon EC2 Cloud

GigaSpaces Technologies and RightScale announced their alliance to provide an integrated solution for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Ideal for data-intensive and transactional applications, the joint solution offers an affordable end-to-end stack for easily deploying and scaling applications running on Amazon Web Services. By integrating the GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) with RightScale’s automated cloud computing management platform, customers will have unparalleled automation, simplicity and performance in scaling-out applications in the cloud.  The nee... (more)