SOURCE: Burton Group

May 14, 2008 13:45 ET

Burton Group Catalyst Conference 2008 to Spotlight Technologies, Standards, and Processes Necessary to Enable the Dynamic Data Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) -

Highlights / Key Facts:

* Today's data centers are built on rigid IT infrastructures that cannot automatically adjust nor scale to meet competitive and growth requirements of a global economy. Thriving companies require a fluid IT infrastructure that can automatically change at the speed of business -- a dynamic data center. At Burton Group's Catalyst Conference North America 2008, enterprise technologists, Burton Group analysts and IT vendors will convene in San Diego, CA, June 23-27, 2008 to discuss the key data center technologies and concepts to address the explosive growth of data and increasing dependency businesses have on IT.

* Featured guest speaker: Alessandro Perilli, industry thought leader on virtualization an owner of the popular virtualization site: will speak on virtualization security.

* Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) plans to host a Hospitality Suite and feature Open Virtualization Format (OVF) and other standards-based virtual machines management from multiple vendors -- everything from creating, to distributing, deploying and managing various virtual machines. Listen to a Burton Group podcast featuring DMTF and the progress towards acceptance and adoption OVF.

* Data Center topics covered at Catalyst Conference:

-- Five sessions featuring Server Virtualization: Beyond Consolidation

-- Five sessions featuring Storage for the Virtual Data Center

-- Five sessions featuring Data Center Management Automation

-- Three sessions featuring Data Center Efficiency

-- Three session featuring Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

* Server Virtualization Licensing Roundtable: senior analyst Chris Wolf will moderate a licensing discussion with representatives from Microsoft, Citrix, and Novell.

* Highlights include case presentation from:

-- Simon Crosby, CTO Citrix

-- Dr. Steve Herrod, CTO VMware

-- Winston Bumpus, Director of Standards Architecture, DMTF

* Renowned for in-depth discussion of substantive IT issues, Catalyst brings together over 2,000 attendees from Fortune 500 and Global 2,000 companies to learn about and discuss significant technology topics and complex issues facing enterprise IT organizations.

This year, Catalyst will focus on six pivotal areas transforming the future of enterprise IT:

-- Building the Dynamic Data Center

-- Identity Management: Are We There Yet?

-- Security Vital Signs

-- Everything Wireless

-- Succeeding with SOA

-- The New Ways of Work

* Tune into Catalyst Live to join the conference conversations, highlights, announcements, and follow expert insights.

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