Virtualization Congress 2009: The first block of sessions is online!

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, January 26th, 2009   |  

Virtualization-Congress-2009-Logo---284x70 In December 2008 virtualization.info launched a Call for Papers for the first edition of the Virtualization Congress in the United States.

The initiative was so wildly successful that we collected over 120 submissions (and despite the deadline was Dec. 31 we continue to receive new ones every day).

Today we are happy to announce the first round of breakout sessions that will make the Virtualization Congress 2009 agenda.

As you’ll see the sessions we’ve selected cover some of the hottest topics in which a virtualization professional can utilize in today’s market.
We believe that the level the contents and the height of the speakers is remarkable:

  • Automating VMware Infrastructure with PowerShell
    Cody Bunch
    Virtualization Architect at Rackspace
  • Best Practices for Designing and Implementing Large Scale Virtualization Projects
    Ron Oglesby
    Practice Executive, Virtualization at Dell
  • Hypervisor Competitive Differences: What the Vendors Aren’t Telling you
    Richard Jones
    Service Director, Data Center Strategies at Burton Group
  • Lessons from the Real World: Storage in Virtualized Environments
    Scott Lowe
    National Technical Lead at ePlus Technology
  • Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro: The Complexity and Insecurity of the Cloud
    Christofer Hoff
    Chief Security Architect at Unysis
  • Project Virtual Reality Check
    Ruben Spruijt / Jeroen van de Kamp
    Solutions Architect and CTO at PQR / Enterprise Architect and CTO at Login Consultants
  • Simplifying Virtualization Management Using New Industry Standards
    Winston Bumpus
    President at DMTF
  • Virtual Infrastructure Management: Challenges and Best Practices
    Gary Lamb
    Senior Director, Data Center Virtualization at INX
  • Virtual Building Blocks: A Modular Approach to a Comprehensive Solution
    Jason M. Langone
    Director of Virtualization Services at Infinite Group
  • Yes, Automation Does Make Life Better
    Stephen Beaver
    Virtualization Evangelist at Tripwire

The full abstract for each session, which is really worth to read, can be read at this page: http://www.virtualizationcongress.com/sessions.htm

From this first round of sessions it should be clear how the Virtualization Congress is keeping its independence despite its joint location with the Citrix Synergy 2009.

As Simon Crosby, CTO of Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix, said on his corporate blog at the beginning of the year:

Citrix has no influence or control over the Virtualization Congress program whatsoever. Alessandro and his independent program committee (which does not have any representation from Citrix), together with the readers of virtualization.info, will independently develop their agenda, select speakers and run the event.  Like other vendors, Citrix has submitted session proposals, but I have no idea whether or not they will be accepted.

 

P.s.: If you liked the sessions above wait to see the three panels we’ll have at the end of each conference day. Here’s the tentative titles:

  • May 5 – I Was There when Desktop Virtualization went Mainstream
  • May 6 – Securing the Virtual Data Center (on Earth and on Clouds) 
  • May 7 – The Future of Virtualization

Feedbacks about the breakout sessions and the panels are greatly welcome.



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