Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Call for papers: ITVirtualizationLive

I just received this email:
Call for Papers

Deadline for Submissions: August 22, 2008

Dear Colleagues,

, the premier conference addressing the business and technology drivers behind the adoption of virtualization technologies, has officially opened up its Call for Papers and will be accepting speaking proposals until August 22, 2008.

Taking place in Orlando, Florida on December 9th - 11th, we are expecting an impressive audience of business and IT executives to be in attendance. Conference attendees will be looking to understand the business benefits that virtualization has to offer and the technical challenges facing IT organizations looking to implement these new technologies.

I am honored to serve as the conference chairperson for ITVirtualizationLive. We are committed to providing in-depth, unbiased technical content to our attendees. To that end, I am asking you and your colleagues to submit proposals that achieve that goal. The topics listed below are suggestions, broken down into three broad categories. If you have another topic that fits into one of the categories and would like to submit it for consideration, feel free to do so.

Thank you for submitting your speaking proposal for consideration. I hope to see you in Orlando in December.


Keith Ward
ITVirtualizationLive Conference Chairman

Topics of Interest :

TOPIC 1: Virtualization Planning and Implementation
This track covers the basics of virtualization – how to lay the groundwork for getting the most out of your virtual infrastructure. Suggested topics include:

Understanding the layers of virtualization and how they affect your planning
Capacity planning
Performance benchmarking
Security architecting
Understanding the different virtualization architectures
Why go with Microsoft vs. Citrix vs. VMware
Installation issues
Choosing the right hardware for virtualization
Implementation gotchas
Virtual desktop infrastructure planning – thin client/fat client/zero client considerations
TOPIC 2: Management
Once your virtual infrastructure’s in place, you need to manage it. Virtualization brings unique management challenges, and we’ll help you get a handle on them. Suggested topics include:

Differing management frameworks
Managing the physical vs. the virtual
Is a single pane of management glass best?
Management tools – what’s out there? What works best? Free vs. commercial
Virtual storage management
Virtual network management
Virtual I/O management
Virtual desktop infrastructure management
TCO/ROI considerations
TOPIC 3: Best Practices
Your virtualization infrastructure is humming along, but you need to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Here’s how. Suggested topics include:

Optimizing your network for virtualization
Improve your disaster recovery system
Backup tips and tricks
What you need to know about licensing to save money and stay in compliance
Top tips for application virtualization
Best practices for: VMware/Microsoft/Citrix/Virtual Iron/Parallels
Security best practices
Lifecycle management best practices
Submission Guidelines
Please include the following information with your submission:

Speaker’s Name
Speaker’s Title
Speaker’s Company
Title of presentation
100-word description of presentation
3-5 bullets explaining what the attendee will learn from presentation
Speaker’s color photo (hi-resolution)
Speaker’s Bio, including previous conference speaking/presentation experience

How to Submit Your Proposal

Submit your speaking proposals by going to: www.itvirtualizationlive.com/speak.aspx

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