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VIRTERA Joins Power Panel at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 East

Daniel Beveridge to discuss "Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits" in Cloud Computing Power Panel

SYS-CON Media announced today that Daniel Beveridge, the Director of Virtualization Strategy for VIRTERA's New York City office, will join moderator Jeremy Geelan, Sr. Vice-President of SYS-CON Media & Events, in a Power Panel at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 East, March 30 - April 1 in New York City. Alongside four of his industry peers, Beveridge will address the topic "Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits."

With the advent of Cloud Computing, the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery is plunging fast by several orders of magnitude. This is why many analysts and industry-watchers believe that Cloud Computing is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire nature of the business models that underpin successful software and hardware companies.

Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate and the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, being held March 30 - April 1, 2009 in New York City, is going to be the biggest ever conference specifically devoted to delivering and/or using massively scalable Enterprise IT as a service using Internet technologies.

The event will feature 100+ technical sessions from leading industry players from the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.

Over the next five years, IDC expects spending on IT cloud-based services to grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012 and accounting for 9% of revenues in five key market segments. More importantly, spending on cloud computing will accelerate throughout the forecast period, capturing 25% of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a third of growth the following year.

Daniel Beveridge serves as Director of Virtualization Strategy for VIRTERA's New York City office and is a pioneer and thought leader architecting and developing virtualization technology solutions. As a recognized industry expert with over 15 years of IT industry expertise, Daniel has been instrumental in assisting clients adopt a virtualization strategy that maps to their specific business needs. This results in positive business impact and bottom line profitability.

Prior to joining VIRTERA Daniel served as a Senior Solutions Architect at Foedus. Leading the virtualization strategy at Foedus he was instrumental in creating the first client facing virtual desktop architecture. The result was a whitepaper written for VMware that is still widely recognized and referenced.

Daniel's reputation in the industry had led to numerous speaking engagements, including a 3-time speaker at VMworld, and the authoring of white papers that are a testament to his broad range of industry knowledge and leading edge technologies.

Prior to his career at Foedus Daniel held several technology leadership positions at organizations that included Castle Point Mortgage, Inc., Mercury Interactive and AT&T. His contributions were instrumental in the advancement and adoption of new technologies.

You, too, can join us as a speaker, attending delegate, sponsor and/or exhibitor at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo. There is no time like the present to Connect Yourself to the Cloud!

Register for the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 East today!

Call for papers expires February 14, 2009.

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