Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012–March 10

While I spend most of my time in the trenches talking about software development for the cloud, it’s important to realize that virtualization technologies are one of the primary reasons the cloud exists. Without it the economies of scale, elasticity, and rapid provisioning would be nearly impossible.

Here’s a great chance to get some deep background on just that technology! The Virtualization Group-Boston is sponsoring this 4th annual event, held this year at The Lantana in Randolph, MA, Saturday, March 10th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Register for Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012

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The line-up includes some fantastic speakers in this space, including Brian Madden, who will deliver the keynote on the topic of the current state of virtualization of desktop, and Paul Thurrott, presenting on WIndows 8 Hyper V.  My IT Pro colleague, Dan Stolts, will be delivering a couple of sessions, including one discussing what every IT Admin should know about the cloud, and there’s more as you can see from the schedule below:




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7:30 to 8:30       Breakfast and Networking in the Expo Hall ------>




8:30 to 9:45 Opening and Keynote with Brian Madden room not in use room not in use room not in use
10:00 to 10:50 Jerry Shea Top 10 About VDI for IT Dan Stolts Virtualization 101 Tim Mangan Virtualization 201 Brian Smith My Year of Planning for VDI
11:00 to 11:50 Gaylord Friend MultiVendor Virtualization Mgmt Clyde Johnson Introduction to Hyper-V Paul Braren Build Your Own Virt Lab \@Home DanStolts Top 10 About Cloud for Admin
12:00 to 12:50 Chip Brodhun Don't Let Storage EAT your ROI Greg O'Connor App-Centric Virt for Enterprise Apps on Move Jerry Feldman The Virtual Desktop Up Close and Personal Lee Benjamin Virtualizing Exchange Server 2012
1:00 to 2:00 Lunch Program room not in use room not in use room not in use
2:10 to 3:00 Danny Allan Secret of Choosing a Successful VD Model Joseph Preston Planning Your iSCSI SAN Tim Mangan AppVirt Desk/Vdi/Cloud Rob McShinsky Hyper-V Scripts & Snips
3:10 to 4:00 Paul Thurrott On Windows 8 Oved Lourie Why Reacting to Events Cannot Guarantee App QOS Tim Mackey Leveraging Cloud Architectures in the Enterprise Dan Stolts Inside SCVMM
4:10 to 4:45 Closing and Prize Drawings room not in use room not in use room not in use Expo closed

There is a small fee of $25 to cover the venue and logistic costs of the event, which wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous support of the sponsors, including Microsoft, Citrix, Coraid, Desktone, Veeam, StarWind Software, AppZero, Leostream, Virtual Bridges, TechTarget and more!