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Sep 23 2009

Sydney Virtualization FORUM 2009

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This week we were finally able to see what sessions will be presented at the Sydney Virtualization FORUM 2009. The forum is a small version, very small, of VMWorld that happens twice a year in the US.

If you are like me are followed all the bloggers and twitters during VMWorld San Francisco you probably won’t see anything new. Anyway it is a good opportunity for networking and get in touch with new and upcoming technologies such as FCoE, UCS and ProCurve.

I am registered to few different sessions but in particular I am interested in the following sessions (see my comments):

Day 1: Tuesday 27 October

12:10pm – 12:50pm: The Virtualisation trilogy is now complete: HP BladeSystem Matrix – HP (Plenary Rm 1)

I am expecting to see and get information about the new HP ProCurve that is another step in the battle between Cisco and HP for presence in corporate data centers.

2:00pm – 2:40pm: VMware View Technology Preview: The VDI Tipping Point (Breakout Rm 1)
4:00pm – 4:40pm: VMware View 4 PCoIP: A New Virtualization Experience (Breakout Rm 1)

As an early adopter of VDI I am always keen to see what is coming up for the next months or so. In particular more interested in USB bi-directional streaming for VOIP applications due to the nature of my work.

Day 2: Wednesday 28 October

9:00am – 10:00am: Keynote – Delivering Innovation with Virtualization. From the Cloud and Beyond.

This keynote is being delivered by Steve Herrod. Must go!

11:20am – 12:00pm: Delivering Innovation for Virtualization – Cisco (Plenary Rm 2)

vDistributed switches, Nexus100v, Cisco USC, FCoE,  Blades with EPT extensions and all the rest. All new and fresh!

2:40pm – 3:20pm: vCloud Part 1: Introduction to the latest developments on VMware vCloud (Breakout Rm 1)
3:30pm – 4:10pm: vCloud Part 2: Building the Optus Enterprise Cloud – A Case Study (Breakout Rm 1)
4:30pm – 5:10pm: vCloud Part 3: vCloud Express Customer Case Study (Breakout Rm 1)

Cloud Computing is now the center of attention and these sessions should be packed. Would be interesting to see new startups doing good use of vCloud APIs. I believe we will see something from Melbourne IT and their implementation of VMware vCloud APIs.

I hope to see you there!
Does anyone already know the Twitter hash for this event?

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