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Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, Egenera CTO Pete Manca, Allen Stewart, Group Manager, Windows Virtualization at Microsoft, and Brian Duckering, Sr. Director of Products and Alliances at Symantec were the top industry executives who joined Jeremy Geelan in the 4th Floor Reuters Studio overlooking Times Square for a special SYS-CON.TV "Virtualization Power Panel" recorded on June 22, 2008, the day before the opening of SYS-CON's 3rd International  Virtualization Conference & Expo - which was held 23-24 June 2008 in New York City. Between them, aided and abetted by Geelan, these five industry executives covered not only the basic value propositions for adopting virtualization (consolidation, optimization of resources, flexibility etc), but also painted a compelling vision of the future ­ in which virtualization is set to fundamentally alter the mann... (more)

Trusting the Cloud: Timing and Adoption of Cloud Technologies

Cloud technologies offer many benefits over traditional IT systems, especially when managing the size and vastness of unstructured data and unpredictable growth in IT environments. But when does it make sense to adopt cloud technologies and migrate a set of your IT services to the cloud? The movement of information and services out of the data center and into the cloud can unleash fear in many of us. Trusting that your information is secure, accessible and protected is important, and deciding what information remains inside and outside of the cloud can be critical to the success ... (more)

How to Adapt Physical, Virtual & Hybrid Infrastructures on the Fly

As more enterprises embrace virtual infrastructure for part or all of their compute infrastructure, tools are needed to effectively control both physical and virtual. Few large organizations seek to virtualize all of their servers due to the performance hit of virtualization layers. Dynamic provisioning delivers the best of both worlds – high performance plus flexibility. This session will address the issues of server consolidation, virtual & hybrid software infrastructure, and management complexity; it will also review solutions that enable building, deploying and managing softw... (more)

NVIDIA Corporation Chooses File Virtualization Solution from Attune Systems

Attune Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise-class file virtualization solutions, has announced that NVIDIA Corporation, a provider of programmable graphics processor technologies, has chosen the Maestro File Manager as a comprehensive file virtualization solution for the company’s growing data storage needs. NVIDIA will take advantage of the non-disruptive deployment of the Maestro File Manager in the company’s existing IT environment, as well as the comprehensive reporting tools offered by the Attune file virtualization solution, helping the company avoid problems... (more)

Leveraging Desktop Virtualization for Security, Manageability and Usability Beyond the Perimeter

Desktop virtualization is a need-to-know technology for 2008 that’s transforming the way organizations handle complex desktop computing challenges: Provides hardware independence, enabling support for legacy applications while embracing new standards. Simplifies desktop management, reducing operational risk and support costs. Promotes security and data confidentiality using encryption and leak prevention techniques. Enhances mobility and disaster recovery planning, enabling employees to access corporate applications and data from anywhere, without requiring server farm and ... (more)