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SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Keynote on SYS-CON.TV
Virtualization Conference & Expo faculty alumni includes virtualization technology rock stars
May. 23, 2008 03:00 PM
Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON's 1st Cloud Expo / 4th Virtualization Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
"Virtualization is the hottest subject today," said Stevens, an industry luminary, who is credited with having pioneered new technologies that contributed to the rise of Linux as an industry-standard operating platform.
Click here to View Brian Stevens' Keynote
Stevens has over 20 years of enterprise engineering experience in UNIX and Linux technologies, including work as a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window System. Since joining Red Hat's senior management team in 2001, he has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and clustering strategies. He now leads the Emerging Technologies group.
In his keynote, Stevens considered how the astonishingly rapid rise of virtualization technology has made it a vital component of any Enterprise IT strategy today. "The technology is triggering dramatic changes in product offerings and business practices to support virtualized operational models," he noted.
"These breakneck speed developments have lead to a plethora of solutions, with the attendant confusion that typically surrounds fast moving technologies."
In his keynote Stevens also outlined current trends in virtualization technologies and examine their potential impact on, and benefits for, future Enterprise IT deployments. Topics will include tradeoffs between open source and proprietary solutions, hardware integration efforts, deployment models, and long-term, high-volume serviceability/security considerations.
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 CEO 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:
- Intel (Platinum Sponsor)
- Red Hat (Platinum Sponsor)
- Green Hills Software (Platinum Sponsor)
- Fujitsu (Gold Sponsor)
- Novell / Platespin (Gold Sponsor)
- Ceedo (Gold Sponsor)
- Software AG (Gold Sponsor)
- 3PAR (Silver Sponsor)
- APC (Silver Sponsor)
- Certeon (Silver Sponsor)
- Web Age Solutions (Silver Sponsor)
- WSO2 (Silver Sponsor)
- Stoneware (Silver Sponsor)
- AppStream (Expo Sponsor)
- Astaro (Expo Sponsor)
- Composite Software (Expo Sponsor)
- Grid Dynamics (Expo Sponsor)
- InstallFree (Expo Sponsor)
- Nastel (Expo Sponsor)
- Managed Methods (Expo Sponsor)
- Farata Systems (Expo Sponsor)
- Splunk (Expo Sponsor)
- Xsigo Systems (ExpoSponsor)
- DataSynapse (Expo Sponsor)
- Mellanox Technologies (Expo Sponsor)
- Marathon Technologies (Expo Sponsor)
- MQ Software (Expo Sponsor)
- RingCube (Expo Sponsor)
- Reflex Security (Expo Sponsor)
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 - EuropeJanuary 26-27, 2009, London, England (www.Virtualization-Europe.co.uk)