April 24, 2008 09:26 ET

5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in London Will Be the Most Significant Virtualization Event to Date

SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Event Will Take Place January 26-27, 2009, in London, England

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - SYS-CON Events ( announced today the 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo will take place January 26-27, 2009, in London, England.

Virtualization is becoming an increasingly important concept, not only to IT staffs, but to CIOs and line-of-business managers as well. It is quickly being deployed in server, storage, networking, as well as client environments.

"Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise" is the conference theme of SYS-CON's 5th International "Virtualization Conference & Expo EUROPE" ( to be held in London, England, January 26-27, 2009. The Call for Papers, which is now open, welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves companies money, but also of how it is fundamentally altering the way that businesses run IT.

This is the 5th successful iteration of this tried and tested leading event on Virtualization. International Virtualization Conference & Expo typically attracts top-flight speakers such as the CTOs of companies like VMware, Citrix, EMC and the GM of Virtualization at Microsoft, among dozens and dozens of others from leading and upcoming virtualization players.

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.

Conference Tracks - A Rich Selection

By far the most visible adoption of virtualization technology is happening in servers, but the Conference Faculty will comprise speakers not only on Server Virtualization but also on Desktop Virtualization, Application Virtualization, File Virtualization, The Future of the Virtual Enterprise, Hosted Virtualization, Para-virtualization, Virtualization Hardware Support, Virtual Security, Hardware-level Virtualization, Storage Virtualization, I/O Virtualization, Service-Oriented Virtualization, Virtualization for Server Consolidation and Containment, Windows Virtualization, Utility Computing, State of the Virtualization Services Market, Virtualization-based Malware, and Middleware Virtualization.

Call for Papers for the London Event Now Open

Submit your speaking proposal today to the "5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo" (London, England - January 26-27, 2009). Ideal candidates are Virtualization experts who have firsthand experience in the deployment or implementation of all aspects of virtualization solutions in the enterprise.

If you have something substantive, challenging, and original to offer, you are encouraged to submit a proposal. In the proposal, please highlight previous speaking engagements including classroom or course work.

Please provide at least three references with respect to speaking ability, as well as contact information that will allow us to reach you to evaluate presentation skills. Past speakers at SYS-CON Events conferences do not need to provide references.

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) 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 (

4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 - West
November 20-21, 2008, San Jose, CA (

5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 - Europe
January 26-27, 2009, London, England (

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)
RingCube (Expo Sponsor)
Reflex Security (Expo Sponsor)

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), Andi Mann (Enterprise Management Associates), Ariel Cohen (Xsigo Systems), Ben Rudolph (Parallels), Bob Lozano (Appistry), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Brian Martin (IBM), Carlo Innocenti Ph.D. (DataDirect Technologies), Chris Shayan (Ashna Samane), Doc D'Errico (EMC Corporation), Domenic Alcaro (APC), Etay Bogner (Neocleus), George Pradel (Vizioncore), Geva Perry (GigaSpaces), Gordon Hunt (Real-Time Innovations), Gordon Jackson (DataSynapse), Gregory Brail (Sonoa Systems), Harry Petty (Brocade), Hubert Yoshida (Hitachi Data Systems), Ian Thain (Sybase), Jacek Kruszelnicki (Numatica Corporation), Jeremy Geelan (SYS-CON Media), Joe McKendrick (, John Goodson (DataDirect), John Senor (iWay Software), JP Morgenthal (GXS), Keith Swenson (Fujitsu), Ken North (Computing, LLC), Kenon Owens (VMware), Kevin Epstein (Scalent Systems), Koen Aers (Red Hat/JBoss), Kyle Gabhart (Web Age Solutions), Lance Urbas (Certeon), Mario Dal Canto (SIMtone), Mark Davydov Ph.D. (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Mark Hapner (Sun Microsystems), Mark Milligan (VirtualLogix), Matt George (Fidelity Investments), Michael CareyPh.D. (BEA Systems), Michael Gorman (Whitemarsh Information Systems), Mike Pizzo (Microsoft), Miko Matsumura (Software AG), Nikita Ogievetsky (Morgan Stanley), Paul Lipton (CA), Paul Rivot (IBM), Peter Manca (Egenera), Phil Morris (Sun Microsystems), Pierre Fricke (Red Hat / JBoss), Ravi Gururaj (VMLogix), Rich Lechner (IBM), Rich Schreiber (Nastel Technologies), Richard Mark Soley (OMG), Robert Steward (DataDirect), Ron Williams (Tivoli Software), Sean Derrington (Symantec), Shai Fultheim (ScaleMP), Simon Crosby (Citrix), Stephen Herrod (VMware), Stephen Pollack (PlateSpin), Tom Bishop (BMC Software), Tom Woteki (Cisco), Ursula Sinkewicz (Fidelity Investments), Vern Brownell (Egenera), Victoria Livschitz (Grid Dynamics), Yakov Fain (Farata Systems), Zoran Cakeljic (Virtual Iron).

Virtualization Technology Providers and Contributors in 2008

The following companies are among the providers and contributors of Virtualization technology: 3Leaf Systems, 3Tera, Acronis, Actional, Active Endpoints, ActiveGrid, activePDF, ActiveServers, ActiveState, Actuate, Agile Software, Agilent, AGiLiENCE, Agilysys, Akamai, Akorri, AlachiSoft, Altova, AMD, AMDAHL, Amentra, Amyuni, anacubis, Apani, APC, Appcelerator, Appistry, AppStream, Ascential, Attune Systems, Autodesk, AutoVirt, Availl, Azul Systems, BEA Systems, B-Hive, Black Duck Software, Black Hat, Blackbaud, Blue Lane Technologies, BlueArc, BlueNote, BluePhoenix Solutions, BMC Software, Borland, Bristol Technology, Brix Networks, BroadVision, Brocade, Burton Group, Business Objects, CA, CalAmp, Cassatt, Cast Iron, Catbird, Cayenne Technologies, Ceedo Technologies, Cenzic, CiRBA, Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, ClearApp, ClearCube Technology, Compass America, Composite Software, Compuware, Configuresoft, Continuity Software, Coraid, Courion, Coyote Point Systems, DataDirect, DataSynapse, Dell, Double-Take Software, Ecora Software, EDS, Egenera, Elastra Corporation, Embarcadero, EMC Corporation, Enomaly Open Source, Enterprise Management Associates, Entuity, EqualLogic, ESRI, F5 Networks, Fortisphere, Forum Systems, Fujitsu, GemStone, Getronics, GigaSpaces, Green Hills Software, Grid Dynamics, GridGain Systems, GT Software, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Hyperic, IBM, ICEsoft, Illumita, ILOG, IMEX Research, Information Builders, InstallFree, Intel, International Computerware, iTKO LISA, JBoss, Juniper, Kidaro, LynuxWorks, ManageIQ, Marathon Technologies, Mellanox, Microsoft, Mindreef, MKS, Moka5, Motorola, NASTEL, Ncomputing, NEC, NetApp, Netegrity, Neverfail, Nexaweb, NextAxiom, Nimbus, Novell, OpenSpan, OPNET Technologies, OpTier, Oracle, Panacea Software, Parallels, Pillar Data Systems, PlateSpin, PLX Technologies, Progress Software, Prolifics, Prosync Technology, Provision Networks, QLogic, Quest Software, Racemi, Raxco Software, Red Hat, Reflex Security, Resolutions Enterprises, Riverbed Technology, Rogue Wave, rPath, RSA Security, SanDisk, SAP, Saugatuck Technology, ScaleMP, Secure Command, ShavLik, ServInt Internet Services, Silpion IT Solutions, Software AG, Splunk, StackSafe, Stoneware, StoreVault, StrikeIron, STT, WebOS, Sun Microsystems, Surgient, Sybase, Symantec, Tenfold, TheInfoPro, Thinstall, Third Brigade, TIBCO Software, Tideway Systems, TRANGO Virtual Processors, Transitive, Trend Micro, Trigence, Unisys, Verio, VeriSign, Virtual Iron, VirtualLogix, Vizioncore, VKernel, VMLogix, vmSight, VMware, WSO2, XDS, Xiotech, xkoto, and Xsigo Systems.

About SYS-CON Events:

A wholly owned subsidiary of SYS-CON Media, SYS-CON Events, Inc. ( is the world's leading producer of i-Technology conferences and expositions for IT professionals. SYS-CON Events' upcoming conference calendar includes: 3rd International Virtualization Conference Expo (New York City, June 23-24, 2008), 13th International SOA World Conference & Expo (New York City, June 23-24, 2008), DataServices World (New York City, June 24, 2008), 5th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo (San Jose, CA, October 20-22, 2008), iPhone Developer Summit 2008 West (San Jose, CA, October 20, 2008), 14th International SOA World Conference & Expo (San Jose, CA, November 20-21, 2008), 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (San Jose, CA, November 20-21, 2008).

Contact Information

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    Speaking Inquiries:
    Jeremy Geelan
    201 802 3020
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    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    Carmen Gonzalez
    201 802 30 21
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    Conference Inquiries:
    Sharmonique Shade
    201 802 3022
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