Here we go. In just one week we’ll have the first edition of the virtualization.info’s Virtualization Congress in Las Vegas, at the MGM Hotel, in co-location with the Citrix Synergy 2009.
I think we are safe to say that the list of speakers we lined up for the event is remarkable.
Some of the biggest and most respected names in the virtualization community will speak on stage about planning, designing, implementing and maintaining virtual infrastructures.
The Virtualization Congress line-up includes professionals like:
- Brian Madden (one of the most accredited expert worldwide in desktop and presentation virtualization)
- Christofer Hoff (the leading, independent voice about security in virtualization and top virtualization blogger in 2008 for virtualization.info)
- Mike DiPetrillo (the reckless and straight-forward unofficial voice of VMware, another top virtualization blogger in 2008 for virtualization.info)
- Richard Jones (a top analyst from one of the most concrete firms tracking the virtualization space today, the Burton Group)
- Ron Oglesby (author of the best-seller book VMware Infrastructure 3 Advanced Technical Design Guide)
- Ruben Spruijt (one of the most respected voices in the application virtualization market, thanks to his independent comparisons about features and performance of the leading products in this space)
- Scott Lowe (top virtualization blogger of 2008 for virtualization.info and author of the upcoming Mastering VMware vSphere 4.0)
- Stephen Beaver (author of several books about virtualization since 2005, one of the restless moderators at the VMware VMTN forums)
With such top-notch speakers it’s easy to guess that the expectations for the agenda are probably very high. Hopefully we’ll not disappoint you with sessions like:
- Best Practices for Designing and Implementing Large Scale Virtualization Projects [VC102]
- Hypervisor Competitive Differences: What the Vendors Aren’t Telling You [VC103]
- Lessons from the Real World: Storage in Virtualized Environments [VC104]
- Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro: The Complexity and Insecurity of the Cloud [VC105]
- My Cloud or Yours? The importance of standards-based virtual infrastructure management [VC111]
- Storage Considerations for Virtual Desktop Deployments [VC203]
- The Real Cost of VDI [VC112]
- Virtual Infrastructure Management: Challenges and Best Practices [VC107]
And just to be sure that there’s will be some fireworks at the end of each conference day, we have three panels with bright and competitive minds moderated by an uncomfortable host: me, Alessandro Perilli.
- I was there when Desktop Virtualization went Mainstream [VC301]
Panelists: Ian Pratt (Chairman at Xen.org), Dr. Gaurav Banga (CTO at Phoenix Technologies), Alex Vasilevsky (CTO at Virtual Computer) and David Greschler (Director of Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft).
- Securing the Virtual Data Center (on Earth and on Clouds) [VC302]
Panelists: Christofer Hoff, Michael Berman (CTO at Catbird) and Dave Schackleford (CSO at Configuresoft).
- The Future of Virtualization – VC303
Panelists: Richard Jones, Simon Crosby (CTO at Citrix), Brian Duckering (Sr. Marketing Manager at Symantec and Tim Wegner (VP at Stratus Technologies).
See you in a week in Las Vegas!