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rPath Founder & CEO to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

Cloud Computing Expo: On the Path to Cloud Nirvana - Nov. 19-21, in San Jose, CA

Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the memory, compute, and storage resources managed by the appliance provider and the complete software stack managed by the end user. Virtual appliances also allow a simple transition from internal virtualization clusters to outsourced providers, enabling capacity spikes to be handled.

This session will showcase the tremendous flexibility, scalability, and financial savings that result from leveraging virtual appliances and cloud computing. Billy Marshall, CEO and founder of rPath will present a real life case study on KnowledgeTree, a document management provider, to examine the implementation of this strategy.

Marshall joins a star-studded lineup covering the hottest IT topic for years, with IBM, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Intel, HP and Amazon all offering, using or developing high-end computing services typically described as “cloud computing” - through which massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided as a service using Internet technologies.

Forrester Research analyst James Staten calls cloud computing "classic disruptive innovation - where the mainstream dismisses the product and small companies have time to create a real differentiated value." But there are so many offerings just now that what infrastructure architects are looking for above all is a set of organizing principles they can use to guide them in choosing between them all.

Such principles. and a host of associated topics, will be addressed in San Jose by:

  • Dr Werner Vogels - VP & CTO, Amazon.com (Cloud Keynote)
  • Reuven Cohen - Founder & Chief Technologist, Enomaly
  • Mike Eaton - CEO, Cloudworks
  • Jonathan Bryce - Founder at Mosso (Rackspace)
  • Nati Shalom - CTO, GigaSpaces
  • Don MacAskill - CEO & Chief Geek, SmugMug
  • Mike Feinberg - Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Group, EMC
  • Billy Marshall - Founder & CEO, rPath
  • Dr Thorsten von Eicken - CTO & Founder, RightScale
  • Songnian Zhou - Co-Founder & CEO, Platform Computing
  • Patrick Harr, CEO - Nirvanix
  • David Young - Co-Founder & CEO, Joyent
  • Dave Durkee - CEO, ENKI
  • John Janakiraman - CTO, Skytap
  • Stuart Charlton - Chief Software Architect, Elastra
  • Lars Leckie, Principal, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
  • Dr Rich Wolski - Professor, U.C. Santa Barbara
  • Javier Soltero - Co-Founder & CEO of Hyperic
  • Omer Trajman - Director of Field Engineering, Vertica Systems
  • Alan Williamson, Founder at Blog-City.com, Creator of BlueDragon
  • Rachel Chalmers - Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software, The 451 Group
  • The sessions are all listed here.

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    Speaker Bio: Billy Marshall is CEO and Founder of rPath. Billy is the industry's leading voice in driving adoption of virtualization and virtual appliances to accomplish rPath's mission. Under Billy's leadership, rPath was the first company to offer products for the creation, distribution, and maintenance of applications as virtual appliances. Prior to founding rPath in 2005, Billy was Vice President of North America Sales for Red Hat where he also conceived and oversaw the launch of Red Hat Network, the platform that enabled Red Hat’s subscription revenue model.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    SYS-CON's International Virtualization Conference & Expo events are sponsored by the world's leading virtualization technology providers, including: 3PAR, APC, AppStream/ Symantec, Astaro, B-hive, Ceedo, Certeon, Green Hills Software, Grid Dynamics, IBM, InstallFree, Intel, Lazslo Systems, Mellanox Technologies, Nexaweb, NextAxiom, Parasoft, PlateSpin/ Novell, Rackspace, Red Hat, Reflex Security, RingCube, Skytap, Splunk, Stoneware and Xsigo Systems.

    Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Offered on a First-Come First-Served Basis. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact Carmen Gonzalez at 201-802-3021 or by email at events(at)sys-con.com. Currently, a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition packages with multiple sponsorship discounts are available for the following international events:

    4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 - West
    November 20-21, 2008, San Jose, CA (www.VirtualizationConference.com)

    5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 - Europe
    April, London, England (www.Virtualization-Europe.co.uk)

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