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Citihub to Present at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009

Richard Croucher to present Creating an Agile Infrastructure with Virtualized I/O

Richard Croucher, Associate Partner for Citihub, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 6th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in Prague this coming May 18-19, 2009.

As we host multiple Operating system guests onto a physical server infrastructure, the allocation of I/O capabilities to each guest becomes a constraint. I/O virtualization is a way of retaining flexibility whilst minimizing over configuring the physical I/O hardware. This paper will review the basics of I/O virtualization and its interaction with OS virtualization, the differing standards including iSCSI, FibreChannel over Ethernet and InfiniBand and then compare some of the leading product solutions available on the marketplace.

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Speaker Bio: Richard Croucher is an Associate Partner at Citihub where he is focused on helping Financial Services clients create and deploy agile infrastructures. He was previously Principle Architect at Microsoft, working within their online services group where he was responsible for the architecture of their management platform. Online Services are now running probably the largest Grids on the planet. Prior to this Croucher was Chief Architect at Sun Microsystems where he created the Data Centre Reference Architecture program, their Commercial Grid Utility offering and led the SAN adoption program. He has been working with virtualization technologies for over 12 years.

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Virtualization and Cloud Computing both take center stage this May in Prague, as SYS-CON Events brings two of its most popular industry-leading Enterprise IT events to Europe: 6th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo. Co-located at the Hilton Prague Hotel in downtown Prague, these events have the highest-energy Expo Floor of any comparable event, with more exhibitors, more attendees, and more Special Events like our industry Power Panels, our delegate prize drawings, and our attendee-generated Show Awards.

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6th International Virtualization Conference & Expo Europe - Prague, Czech Republic - May 18-19, 2009
Virtualization is reorganizing the IT industry. It underpins cloud computing by making it possible to separate the software from the hardware.Overall, the virtualization market has grown from approximately $560 million in 2005 to a forecasted $2.7 billion in 2009, according to IDC. According to Gartner, virtualization will be the highest-impact IT trend changing infrastructure and operations through 2012.

While data center virtualization is still the #1 market segment, it's starting to get competition from application virtualization, storage virtualization, I/O virtualization and virtualization for end users - so called endpoint virtualization. In fact, in almost any credible survey of Top Technology Trends for 2009, Virtualization and Cloud Computing top the list. In Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009, it ranked #1, up from #5 last year.

Top Keynotes, Top Technical & Business Sessions, Top Delegates
This event will feature technical sessions from leading industry players representative of the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.

Virtualization Topics to Be Discussed in Prague, May 18-19, 2009

  • Server Virtualization
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Application Virtualization
  • File Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • The Future of the Virtual Enterprise
  • Hosted Virtualization
  • Endpoint Virtualization
  • Database Virtualization
  • Cloud Oriented Architectures
  • Data Centers of the Future
  • Para-virtualization
  • Virtualization Hardware Support
  • Virtual Security
  • Hardware-level Virtualization
  • Storage Virtualization
  • I/O Virtualization
  • Service-Oriented Virtualization
  • Embedded Virtualization
  • Virtualization for Server Consolidation and Containment
  • Windows Virtualization
  • Utility Computing
  • State of the Virtualization Services Market
  • Virtualization-based Malware
  • Middleware Virtualization

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Cloud computing is an opportunity for business to implement low cost, low power and high efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But what's actually involved in moving to a cloud infrastructure? In this compelling one-day, hands-on training program, you'll learn just what it takes to take full advantage of the Cloud. Join fellow delegates as Alan Williamson, Editor-in-Chief of Cloud Computing Journal, uses his expertise to lead you through Cloud Computing Bootcamp on Tuesday March 31, 2009 with configuration samples, live demos and working setups.

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