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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)

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)

PR Newswire Summary of Technology Copy, June 5, 2008

Following is a summary of high technology news releases transmitted today by PR Newswire. The full text of these releases is available at the PR Newswire for Journalists, NYTH034 06/05/2008 00:01 r f PA-ThomsonReutersData (LONDON and PHILADELPHIA) Thomson Reuters Adds Routes of Synthesis Data to Its Newport Horizon Premium and Newport Vision Premium Solutions LATH042 06/05/2008 00:25 r f CA-VIZIO-suit (IRVINE) VIZIO Comments on MPEG-2 Lawsuit By Electronics Competitors CNTH020 06/05/2008 00:38 r f AUO-Unveil-Technology (HSINCHU) AU Optronics Unveils World's First Convex Curved Display Technology LATH043 06/05/2008 00:47 r f CA-SANYO-Fisher (CHATSWORTH) SANYO Full HD Camcorder Has 'Face Chaser' Technology for Video and Stills HKTH005 06/05/2008 01:31 r f DotAsia-Hot-or-Not (HONG KONG) '.Asia' Hot-or-Not Contest Launches: US$15,000 Cash ... (more)

The Open Group Announces Impressive Speaker Line-Up for 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced the line-up of speakers for its 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference to be held in San Diego, Feb. 2-4, 2009 at the Marriott Mission Valley. The opening day of the conference will focus on the formal debut of TOGAF version 9, the popular enterprise framework developed by The Open Group in conjunction with its members. Plenary keynote sessions include an introduction to TOGAF 9, which will be given by Mike Turner, enterprise architect, Capgemini, and Steve Kirby, principal enterprise architect, SAP, as well as a session on the "Value of TOGAF 9" presented by Chris Forde, chair of The Open Group's Architecture Forum and VP integrator SDN-T strategy & ar... (more)

Everything Channel's CRN Announces the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Everything Channel's CRN, a UBM company, today announced the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry. The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business today and in the future. This year's list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives, the 25 Channel Sales Leaders, the 25 Most Innovative Executives and the 25 Mavericks. (Logo: "With so many innovative channel executives in the industry today we've expanded our list to include 100 executives. We've highlighted the most influential, the sales leaders, the most innovative as well as those who have changed the rules of the channel. We salute these leaders for their hard work and devotion to the technol... (more)

Founder of Kompas Daily Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Gala APC Dinner

Manila, Philippines, July 16, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Fifty GOLD and EXCELLENCE winners across eighteen categories were awarded during the Asian Publishing Awards, Friday July 12. The Gala Dinner closed the 7th Asian Publishing Convention (APC) held at the Mandarin Oriental, attended by 197 delegates from 12 countries. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Pak Jacob Oetama, Founder-Editor of KOMPAS Gramedia Group (Indonesia). Launched by Jakob Oetama (now 82 yrs old) and Auyong Peng Kuen/Petrus Kanisius Ojong (who passed away 1980), KOMPAS was inspired by a Christian spirit of mission, ethics, service, inclusiveness and moral direction which sets it apart from other press in Indonesia. The founders wanted KOMPAS to promote a Christian message of humanity transcending a pluralistic society with a vast Muslim population. Pak Jakob's consistently gentle influence o... (more)

Fragrance Du Bois Launches Oud Amber Intense, the Official Perfume for the Amber Lounge at the Singapore Grand Prix 2014

SINGAPORE, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Dynamic', 'exciting', 'atmospheric'; words often used to describe the F1 night race in Singapore. Perfectly matching and complementing the ambience is the newly launched Oud Amber Intense by Fragrance Du Bois, the official perfume for the iconic Amber Lounge after-party in Singapore. Photo - Photo - Photo - Photo - Photo - Photo - Reflecting the energy, passion and glamour that have become synonymous with the race itself, Oud Amber Intense is a specially created fragrance for Sonia Irvine, the Founder of the Amber Loung... (more)

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Launches Its Next Generation Lynx2 Splice-On Connectors, Enabling Faster SC, LC, FC and ST Real-Time Field Terminations

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (, a major leader in the design and manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions, today announced the introduction of its next generation Lynx2-PLUS CustomFit® Splice-On Connectors featuring faster real-time and on-site terminations, enhanced installation procedure, and improved packaging for data center, enterprise network, FTTx, fiber distribution hub, and other communication provider connectivity applications. With the patented Lynx2-PLUS, termination time for 2 and 3mm cord applications has been reduced by half for complete connectorization in approximately 2 minutes (250 & 900ìm in 96 seconds or less). The new connectors no longer require furcation tubing for 2 and 3mm applications, resulting in shorter, more aesthetic connectors. The finished product mirrors factory pre-terminated jumpers, trun... (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)