With more companies moving towards a virtualized datacenter and thinking about how to gain efficiencies through integrated management, there’s strong interest for good information on how to achieve these results. There are a few “industry” events that cater to virtualization, but the most popular ones are not always the most vendor-neutral.
As a result, independent organizations are trying to fill this void by creating neutral conferences that give all sides to the story. A "one stop shop" for getting the real information from the vendors that provide the solutions, and the outside experts that can truly provide independent analysis. VirtualizationPro Summit & Expo, Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas March 16-19, 2010 is one such event. From their site:
This conference will feature independent industry experts as well as speakers from companies like Microsoft discussing desktop and server virtualization, including application virtualization, VDI, virtualized storage, high availability and disaster recovery, and the dynamic data center.
We will be presenting on our virtualization solutions, from datacenter to desktop virtualization. Edwin Yuen will kick off Wednesday the 17th with the Keynote Microsoft Virtualization and Management: Delivering Datacenter Services in the Real World. Then I have two sessions I am excited to present. One on Datacenter Virtualization Microsoft Dynamic Datacenter: It's More than Just the Hypervisor, and one on Desktop Virtualization (mainly VDI) Microsoft Dynamic Datacenter: Delivering a Comprehensive VDI Solution. Richard Ruiz fills out the Desktop story with Reducing Costs and Improving Application Management through Client Hosted Virtualization which is focused on all of our other Desktop related Virtualization Solutions. From there you should be able to understand our current solutions and the direction we see for Virtualization.
If you are in Vegas for the week, come to the Summit, it would be great to see you there.