While I spend most of my time in the trenches talking about software development for the cloud, it’s important to realize that virtualization technologies are one of the primary reasons the cloud exists. Without it the economies of scale, elasticity, and rapid provisioning would be nearly impossible.

Here’s a great chance to get some deep background on just that technology! The Virtualization Group-Boston is sponsoring this 4th annual event, held this year at The Lantana in Randolph, MA, Saturday, March 10th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Register for Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012

Register now at Eventbrite!

The line-up includes some fantastic speakers in this space, including Brian Madden, who will deliver the keynote on the topic of the current state of virtualization of desktop, and Paul Thurrott, presenting on WIndows 8 Hyper V.  My IT Pro colleague, Dan Stolts, will be delivering a couple of sessions, including one discussing what every IT Admin should know about the cloud, and there’s more as you can see from the schedule below:

Time

Normandy

Cailey

Bostonian A

Bostonian B

Expo
7:30
to
8:30
      Breakfast and Networking in the Expo Hall ------>

Expo

Hall

Open

8:30
to
9:45
Opening and
Keynote with Brian Madden
room not in use room not in use room not in use
10:00
to
10:50
Jerry Shea
Top 10 About VDI for IT
Dan Stolts
Virtualization 101
Tim Mangan
Virtualization 201
Brian Smith
My Year of Planning for VDI
11:00
to
11:50
Gaylord Friend
MultiVendor Virtualization Mgmt
Clyde Johnson
Introduction to Hyper-V
Paul Braren
Build Your Own Virt Lab @Home
DanStolts
Top 10 About Cloud for Admin
12:00
to
12:50
Chip Brodhun
Don't Let Storage EAT your ROI
Greg O'Connor
App-Centric Virt for Enterprise Apps on Move
Jerry Feldman
The Virtual Desktop Up Close and Personal
Lee Benjamin
Virtualizing Exchange Server 2012
1:00
to
2:00
Lunch Program room not in use room not in use room not in use
2:10
to
3:00
Danny Allan
Secret of Choosing a Successful VD Model
Joseph Preston
Planning Your iSCSI SAN
Tim Mangan
AppVirt Desk/Vdi/Cloud
Rob McShinsky
Hyper-V Scripts & Snips
3:10
to
4:00
Paul Thurrott
On Windows 8
Oved Lourie
Why Reacting to Events Cannot Guarantee App QOS
Tim Mackey
Leveraging Cloud Architectures in the Enterprise
Dan Stolts
Inside SCVMM
4:10
to
4:45
Closing and Prize Drawings room not in use room not in use room not in use Expo
closed

There is a small fee of $25 to cover the venue and logistic costs of the event, which wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous support of the sponsors, including Microsoft, Citrix, Coraid, Desktone, Veeam, StarWind Software, AppZero, Leostream, Virtual Bridges, TechTarget and more!