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Posted June 3, 2008
Virtual Infrastructure

Virtualization Day comes to Waterloo Region

WATERLOO REGION — Communitech and the the Southwestern Ontario VMware User Group will bring Virtualization Day to Waterloo Region on Tuesday June 17, 2008. The full-day event at Bingemans Conference Centre offers tech professionals the opportunity to discuss building, extending, and managing virtual infrastructure.

“We’re paying attention to virtualization because it’s an important technology trend occurring in business across Waterloo Region and Southwestern Ontario,” says Iain Klugman, president and CEO of Communitech: Waterloo Region Technology Association. “When machines go virtual, companies benefit from lowered capital costs, more efficient technology integration and when implemented correctly, use less energy. Doing virtualization well becomes the critical challenge, and that’s why we’re hosting a conference to help business become more successful at it.”

The day will feature keynote speakers Scott Davis, VMware's Chief Data Centre Architect, and John Sloan, Research Analyst with Info-Tech Research Group. As the former founder of Virtual Iron, Davis will share his insights into how virtualization is changing the data center. Sloan’s areas of research include IT management practice, desktop and network operating systems, storage technologies, e-learning, and disaster recovery planning.

Virtualization Day is a free event for participants, and will also include a vendor fair, and workshops and presentations on topics such as:

• Capacity Bottlenecks in Vmware
• Disaster Recovery in a Virtual World
• Virtual Security
• Best Practices with Lab Manager
• Best Practices with Production Virtualization
• Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
• Advanced Virtual Infrastructure
• Consolidated and Simplified Backup
• Architecting Advanced Storage for VMware Environments

Virtualization Day Conference Details:
Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bingemans Conference Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener
Admission is free, but registration is required.
Registration is now available at www.communitech.ca

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