SOURCE: Acronis, Inc.

January 22, 2008 09:00 ET

Learn Strategies to Avoid Virtualization Gotchas, and Manage Data in a Virtual World at Technosium

Acronis VP Ed Harnish Presents on January 30 & 31 in Santa Clara, CA

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Acronis, Inc. (, a leading developer of storage management software, announced today that vice president Ed Harnish will present twice at Technosium 2008 Conference and Expo taking place January 29-31, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

Harnish will cover the topic of virtualization from two angles. First, he'll discuss the opportunities presented by virtualization from resource consolidation and extended application life, to increased performance and improved security. Second, for those who have already virtualized their data centers, Harnish will review some of the risks associated with this IT trend, and discuss best practices and how to ensure that managers are realizing virtualization's full ROI potential. For more information, visit

                            Presentation 1
                 "How to Avoid Virtualization Gotchas"
                Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
              IP and Unified Communications Track, Room 204

                            Presentation 2
          "Moving, Managing, Maintaining Data in a Virtual World"
                 Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
                        Data Centers Track, Room 203

"Virtualization has a myriad of benefits for the data center, but also some challenges," said Harnish. "When making the decision to go virtual, or deciding on where best to deploy it, IT managers need to consider what happens after a server fails and the difference between maintaining virtual and physical assets."

Technosium,, is a global event held once every year in Silicon Valley which has an abundance of high-end engineers, quick access to world-class universities, vast networks of tech and market visionaries, and high-rolling venture capitalists. Technosium Group was formed by a team of highly experienced expo events professionals that represent a global initiative funded by Silicon Valley Communications and sponsored by IT vendors, universities and embassies to bridge the gap between vendors and end-users with high-tech solutions.

About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of storage management software that enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets. Acronis sells innovative solutions for disaster recovery, server consolidation and virtualization migration, which allow users to maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software products are sold in more than 180 countries and are available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit or contact

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