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Advances in Virtualization

Chris will present an overview of the developments occurring in this important area of information technology, including Virtualization benefits, costs, the players, future trends, and its relationship to cloud computing.

Technology research giant Gartner (NYSE: IT)  released its list (October 2008) of the top 10 technologies that will dominate the landscape for the next three years. Virtualization topped  the list, followed by cloud computing.

Virtualization technologies can improve IT resource utilization and increase the flexibility needed to adapt to changing requirements and workloads.

About the Speaker

Chris Colby has been in the IT industry since 1984, starting out working as a computer programmer at Samaritan Health System, and moving up to being a LAN administrator.  In 1997, he started working at Dell, specializing in advising customers about Dell products (present and future), and how to use them and partner products to solve business problems.