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Virtualization's Missing Link: Data Center Automation

Virtualization is not a new story; its technologies allow companies to meet new business needs and say goodbye to underutilized hardware platforms, power consumption, server sprawl and spiraling IT costs. The technology is here and the benefits are already proving to be fruitful. However, these benefits are only possible if effective management tools are in place. This session will discuss virtualization's missing link – data center automation – and how organizations can use it to create an agile, policy-based environment to automate and orchestrate virtual machine lifecycle management. For without proper management, companies only have a piece of the virtualization puzzle.

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Speaker Bio: Stephen is a seasoned IT veteran, now in a senior Business Development role with Novell. Prior to Novell, Stephen was founder and CEO of PlateSpin and led the long-term business strategy for the company. PlateSpin was recently acquired by Novell. Stephen is a graduate of Queen's University, where he studied both Math and Computing Science and more recently completed business leadership training at the Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.

Conference Faculty - A Who's Who of Virtualization Technology Rock Stars!
International Virtualization Conference & Expo faculty alumni include such notable speakers as: Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat; Stephen Herrod, CTO of VMware; Vern Brownell, founder and CEO of Egenera; Simon Crosby, founder and CTO of Citrix XenSource; Hubert Yoshida, vice president and CTO of Hitachi Data Systems; Jeffrey Nick, CTO of EMC; David Greschler, director of Virtualization Strategy for Microsoft; Hal Stern, vice president and distinguished engineer for Sun Microsystems; Andrew Hillier, founder and CTO of CiRBA; Alex Vasilevsky, founder and CEO of Virtual Iron; Jack Zubarev, founder and COO of SWsoft; Stephen Pollack, founder and CEO of PlateSpin; Brett Adam, founder and CEO of rPath; Kevin Brown, founder and CEO of Kidaro; Bob Lozano, founder and Chief Strategist of Appistry; and Harry Ruda, founder and CEO of Desktone.

Sponsors and Exhibitors
SYS-CON's International Virtualization Conference & Expo events are sponsored by the world's leading virtualization technology providers, including:

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Offered on a First-Come First-Served Basis
To inquire about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact Carmen Gonzalez at 201-802-3021 or by email at events(at)sys-con.com. Currently, a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition packages with multiple sponsorship discounts are available for the following international events:

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 - East
June 23-24, 2008, New York City (www.VirtualizationConference.com)

4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 - West
November 20-21, 2008, San Jose, CA (www.VirtualizationConference.com)

5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 - Europe
January 26-27, 2009, London, England (www.Virtualization-Europe.co.uk)

The Most Distinguished Virtualization Faculty at the Upcoming
June 23-24, 2008 Conference in New York City
SYS-CON’s upcoming “3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo” faculty includes such distinguished speakers as: Al Aghili (Managed Methods), Alan Chhabra (Egenera), Andi Mann (Enterprise Management Associates), Andrew Conte (APC), Andy Astor (EnterpriseDB), Ariel Cohen (Xsigo Systems), Bill O’Connell (IBM), Bill Scarborough (VMware), Bob Lozano (Appistry), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Brian Martin (IBM), Brian Stevens (Red Hat), Carlo Innocenti Ph.D. (DataDirect Technologies), Chris Shayan (Ashna Samane), Chris Wiborg (Cisco), David Kleidermacher (Green Hills Software), Donato Buccella (Certeon), Dror Gill (Ceedo), Eric Newcomer (IONA), Etay Bogner (Neocleus), George Pradel (Vizioncore), Geva Perry (GigaSpaces), Glen Daniels (WSO2), Gordon Hunt (Real-Time Innovations), Gregory Brail (Sonoa Systems), Greg Lyon (Egenera), Harry Petty (Brocade), Hezi Moore (Reflex Security), Hubert Yoshida (Hitachi Data Systems), Ian Thain (Sybase), Jacek Kruszelnicki (Numatica Corporation), Jeremy Geelan (SYS-CON Media), Jerry Melnick (Marathon Technologies), Joe McKendrick (WebServices.org), Johan Nordin (Volvofinans), John Goodson (DataDirect), John Senor (iWay Software), John Stetic (PlateSpin/Novell), JP Morgenthal (Avorcor), Julian Weinstock (Desktone), Keith Swenson (Fujitsu), Ken North (Computing, LLC), Kevin Epstein (Scalent Systems), Koen Aers (Red Hat/JBoss), Kurt Daniel (Parallels), Kurt Ziegler (SIMtone), Kyle Gabhart (Web Age Solutions), Maneesh Jain (3PAR), Mark Hapner (Sun Microsystems), Mark Milligan (VirtualLogix), Max Waxman (EMC), Max Yankelevic (Freedom OSS), Michael Carey Ph.D. (BEA Systems), Michael Gorman (Whitemarsh Information Systems), Mike Pizzo (Microsoft), Miko Matsumura (Software AG), Nikita Ogievetsky (Morgan Stanley), Parviz Peiravi (Intel), Paul Lipton (CA), Paul Vasquez (VMware), Peter Manca (Egenera), Phil Morris (Sun Microsystems), Pierre Fricke (Red Hat / JBoss), Prasad Rampalli (Intel), Ravi Gururaj (VMLogix), Rich Lechner (IBM), Rich Schreiber (Nastel Technologies), Richard Mark Soley (OMG), Rick German (Stoneware), Robert Steward (DataDirect), Ron Williams (Tivoli Software), Sean Derrington (Symantec), Shai Fultheim (ScaleMP), Simon Crosby (Citrix), Stefanos Damianakis (Netrics), Stephen Herrod (VMware), Stephen Pollack (PlateSpin), Tom Bishop (BMC Software), Victoria Livschitz (Grid Dynamics), Yakov Fain (Farata Systems).

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