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Learn How to Leverage Cloud Computing and Virtualization

2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo and 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo

Cloud Computing and Virtualization both take center stage this March in New York City, as SYS-CON Events brings two of its most popular industry-leading Enterprise IT events to the Big Apple: 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo and 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.

Co-located at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, 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.

Register today for a Golden Pass and access to both events.

1st International Cloud Computing Conference Expo Floor attracted more than 1,200 delegates in three days!

Cloud Computing Is Swelling Into an Estimated $36BN Market

The Cloud Computing conference theme this March is “The Delivery of IT Resources as Services” - with 100+ breakout sessions by leading industry CEOs and CTOs whose companies already recognize that what today's companies need above all is to be able to build infrastructures that can scale up or down at a moment's notice.

Over the next five years, IDC expects spending on IT cloud services to grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012 and accounting for some 9% of total software sales. More importantly, spending on cloud computing will accelerate throughout the forecast period, capturing 25% of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a third of growth the following year.

Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded.

Top Keynotes, Top Technical & Business Sessions, Top Delegates

2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will feature 100+ technical sessions from the leading industry players from the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications and services. Our two-day Expo is your chance to get in front of 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.

Cloud Computing Topics To Be Discussed In New York City, March 30-April 1, 2009

• SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
• Automation
• Grid Software
• Elastic Computing
• Cloud Databases
• Cloudbursting (Hybrid Application Hosting)
• Scalability
• Fabric Computing
• Cloudstorming
• Green IT
• High-Performance Computing
• Service Management
• Web-scale Computing
• Cloud Standards
• Cloud Reliability & Security
• Private Cloud Computing
• Internal Clouds
• Managing the Cloud

5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo - New York City - March 30-April 1, 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.

Register today for a Golden Pass and access to both events.


Virtualization & Cloud Power Panel: Jeremy Geelan (Conference chair), Songnian Zhou (CEO of Platform Computing), Thorsten von Eicken (CTO of RightScale), Peter Nickolov (President & CTO of 3tera), Erik Carlin (Sr. Cloud Architect, Mosso/Rackspace) and Steve Herrod (CTO, VMware)

Top Keynotes, Top Technical & Business Sessions, Top Delegates

5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo will feature 100+ technical sessions from the leading industry players from the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications and services. Our two-day Expo is your chance to get in front of 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.

SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo will be looking at every flavor of virtualization. Delegates will be attending from all over the world - each with the specific goal of making certain their company is leveraging the performance, reliability and cost benefits of enterprise-class virtualization as it is available today.

Virtualization Topics To Be Discussed In New York City, March 30-April 1, 2009

• Server Virtualization
• File Virtualization
• Hosted Virtualization
• Virtualization Hardware Support
• Storage Virtualization
• Windows Virtualization
• State of the Virtualization Services Market
• Desktop Virtualization
• The Future of the Virtual Enterprise
• Para-virtualization
• Hardware-level Virtualization
• Virtualization for Server Consolidation and Containment
• Utility Computing

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More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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