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Virtualization: The Changing Face of I.T.

December 01, 2010
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hilton Houston Post Oak (Galleria Area)
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Just as mainframes, PCs and the Internet reshaped enterprises in the past 10 years, the "Cloud" will influence the next decade of IT. While millions of people and thousands of businesses already use it - whether they know it or not - we believe the benefits of cloud computing are just beginning to unfold.

This informative panel discussion is designed to help business and IT leaders assess the implications of the cloud phenomenon. This event focuses on the business opportunities for cost savings, agility and collaboration, while investigating what is involved in deploying cloud computing in individual organizations.

Our panel will be moderated by Rick Braddy - Former CTO of Citrix Virtualization Group, with responsibility for technology and business strategy, product architecture and IP for Citrix desktop virtualization, and application delivery software for Windows.

Rick will be joined by panelists from: 
• Virual-Q (CEO Robert Hilliker), addressing Computing-as-a-Service;
• Microsoft (Joel Stidley, Hosting-Technology Specialist), addressing Software-as-a-Service;
• Dyonyx (William van Horn, Storage Practice Director), addressing Platform-as-a-Service; and 
• SoftLayer / The Planet (CTO Duke Skarda), addressing Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

We look forward to seeing you at this insightful presentation.

Advance Registration is highly Recommended

Many Thanks to our sponsors Microsoft, Virtual-Q and SoftLayer (formerly, The Planet)Event Contact: Dale Wilkins (
[email protected])
Contact Phone: (713) 839-0808


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