Topic: Cloud and Virtualization - How two buzzwords actually work together to deliver a better IT environment
Date: Tueday, May 18, 2010
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Keynote Plaza Auditorium, 777 Mariners Island Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94494
Speaker: Mark Egan, CIO, VMware
"Cloud Computing and Virtualization are billed as the Yin and Yang of computing environments of the future. While not opposites they certainly complement and enable the proliferation of each other."
That’s great ’press release’ verbiage but doesn’t tell you much. That sort of thing makes up much of the body of knowledge available on the subject today.
Come and hear the straight scoop from one of the people who lives with it every day; Mark Egan, CIO, VMware.
He is responsible for making sure that VMware ’drinks their own champagne’ (sounds nicer than the dog food analogy). VMware’s infrastructure needs to be a case study to enable the sales team to point to them as a success story.
You all know about VMware the global leader in cloud infrastructure. But did you know that 2009 revenues were $2 billion? VMware has more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners worldwide. That’s a lot of virtual machines to keep running.