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Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

APC and CA Team to Deliver Green IT Management

"Energy availability and consumption is now a major consideration in ongoing IT operations support," said John Webster, senior analyst with Illuminata, an analyst firm specializing in mission-critical infrastructure. "This hardware-agnostic market pairing is exactly the sort of relationship building we need in the IT energy conservation space," he continued, referring to the teaming up of APC by Schneider Electric and CA. APC by Schneider Electric and CA have announced a partnership that will provide enterprise customers a fully integrated solution set for assessing and fully optimizing their data center energy consumption. APC will offer assessment services, integration services, and physical layer management software. CA will provide enterprise-level monitoring and management software and related services solutions. High energy costs and contracting budgets are ma... (more)

Lockheed Martin Brings FireEye, Red Hat And Splunk To Its Cyber Security Alliance

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE),  Red Hat  (NYSE: RHT) and Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) have joined its Cyber Security Alliance and have agreed to collaborate on solutions that can enhance an intelligence driven defense approach to solve customers' hardest problems. (Logo: ) The Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance combines the strengths of market leading companies' solutions and integrates their best practices, hardware, software, and tools within a research, development and collaboration center called the NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center. These new entrants join other alliance partners which include: APC by Schneider Electric, ArcSight, CA, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC Corporation and its RSA security division... (more)

Supercharge Your Data Center: Attend APC's Data Center Test Drive Days from September 18-22, 2006

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power Conversion (APC), a leading global provider of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced details of its upcoming Data Center Test Drive Days, an event intended to educate professionals on the latest developments in data center design, build and operations. Throughout the week of September 18, 2006, IT and facilities professionals in the U.S. and Canada can attend free educational events at tradeshows, hotels, movie theatres, Microsoft Demo Centers and at various APC customer sites around the country. Each event will showcase technologies and best practices used to maximize the efficiency and capabilities of the modern data center. (Logo: ) During the week of September 18th, attendees will lea... (more)

Vartopia Simplifies Vendor Deal Registration With Integrated Solution

JACKSON, WY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/14 -- Vartopia, a leading provider of solutions to the information technology channel, today announced its new deal registration platform for technology vendors, Vartopia Nova. The new offering provides an end to end solution for IT vendors to manage and operationalize the entire deal registration process directly from CRM. Deal registration programs have emerged as an industry best practice for managing indirect sales channels. Deal registration programs drive desired partner behavior, enhance partner collaboration, reduce channel conflict, measure partner performance and provide real time visibility into channel pipeline. However, to reach their full potential, deal registration programs require a software tool to manage the associated processes. Vartopia Nova is the only solution available today 100% focused on... (more)

Netformx Simplifies Inclusion of CloudLink Software-Defined Storage Encryption in Cloud Proposals

Netformx®, the leader in sales enablement and profit acceleration solutions that help customers win more digital enterprise opportunities, today announced the availability of CloudLink®’s SecureVSA software-defined storage encryption solution in the Netformx KnowledgeBase™. CloudLink is a leading provider of advanced data security and encryption management products. Netformx DesignXpert®, the industry benchmark for enterprise technology solution design and proposal generation, is built on the Netformx KnowledgeBase, the industry’s richest multi-vendor content library in the world. Using Netformx DesignXpert, CloudLink SecureVSA offerings can now be easily included in EMC VSPEX® designs. CloudLink SecureVSA provides a software encryption layer between virtualized applications and physical storage. By decoupling data encryption from physical storage, sensitive data c... (more)

AFCOM's Data Center Institute Convenes at Data Center World to Provide Cloud Computing Guidance for Data Center Professionals

NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/10 -- AFCOM's Data Center Institute (DCI), a leading industry think-tank has convened at the AFCOM Data Center World 2010 to discuss concepts and approaches to cloud computing and what this technology means to data center professionals. Facilitated by DCI board advisor David S. Linthicum, the CTO of Bick Group, topics covered in the first on-site meeting included: making a business case for cloud computing within the data center; best practices and approaches to cloud computing from the perspective of the data center executive; and new data center skills needed to support cloud computing implementations. Moreover, approaches to cloud computing for enterprises, third party data center providers, and existing software providers moving to a cloud computing offering were discussed. These concepts and recommendations will be summari... (more)

Harvard Medical School Deploys American Power Conversion's InfraStruXure(TM) On-Demand Data Center Solution to Ensure Highly Available Electronic Course Curriculum and Research Data

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power Conversion (APC), a leading global provider of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced that Harvard Medical School, one of the first "all-digital" medical schools in the U.S., recently purchased APC's InfraStruXure(TM) solution for the school's new data center in Boston, Mass. As their students, faculty, and researchers become increasingly dependent upon information technology to more effectively educate, research, and diagnose disease, Harvard Medical IT staff is challenged with delivering scalable, cutting-edge technology applications "on-demand," 24x7x365 days per year. (Logo: ) According to Harvard Medical School's chief information officer, John D. Halamka, "At Harvard Medical School, ... (more)

American Power Conversion Launches Blade Readiness Assessment Service to Help Data Center Managers Successfully Deploy Blade Servers

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power Conversion (APC), a leading global provider of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced its new Blade Readiness Assessment Service that provides IT professionals with an assessment of the feasibility of successfully deploying blade servers in their current data center installations. The Blade Readiness Assessment Service provides evaluations of essential data center NCPI components including power, cooling, facility and rack capabilities, as well as management systems. For each assessment, APC's Global Services staff conducts site surveys and provide a report that includes identifying constraints, as well as offering power and cooling enhancement options, and optimal blade deployment strategies. The assessment service also benchmarks the power ... (more)

How Green is Your Data Center?

Data Center “X” just announced a 2 MegaWatt expansion to their facility in Northern California. A major increase in data center capacity, and a source of great joy for the company. And the source of potentially 714 additional tons of carbon introduced each month into the environment. Many groups and organizations are gathering to address the need to bring our data centers under control. Some are focused on providing marketing value for their members, most others appear genuinely concerned with the amount of power being consumed within data centers, the amount of carbon being produced by data centers, and the potential for using alternative or clean energy initiatives within data centers. There are stories around which claim the data center industry is actually using up to 5% of power consumed within the United States, which if true, makes this a really important disc... (more)

The Virtualization Paradox

Not too long ago a few software engineers figured out that a server running a single application is wasteful because a significant amount of power is consumed by the server, yet only a small fraction of the processing capability is being used. Today one of the many reasons IT departments leverage server virtualization is to reduce the electrical usage in the data center. Unfortunately, they stop there and are unaware that their data center efficiency has suffered for the same reason that drove them to virtualize in the first place. Why does doing something good like virtualization result in a negative impact on data center efficiency? This article will help bring some understanding to this paradox and provide suggestions on how to avoid it. A server has a power supply, memory, drives, fans, cards, a processor, and other components that consume electricity, all so t... (more)