Amazon.com Headlines List of Keynote Addresses for LinuxWorld San Francisco and Next Generation Data Center

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 16, 2007 – IDG World Expo has announced that Werner Vogels, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com will kick-off a combined line-up of keynote addresses for LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), the largest and most comprehensive event that focuses exclusively Linux and open source, and Next Generation Data Center(TM) (NGDC(TM)), a new conference & expo designed specifically for IT professionals in the enterprise, are scheduled to take place August 6-9, 2007 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Vogels will deliver his keynote entitled "Virtualizing the Datacenter: The Road to Infinite Capacity" on Tuesday, August 7th at 9:00 a.m. New business models require adaptive resource planning to handle uncertain demand and require mechanisms to acquire and release capacity on very short timescales, sometimes in a matter of hours or even less. In this presentation Vogels will review the global need for adaptive management of resources at a scale beyond single datacenters and how Web-scale Computing technologies can be an important tool in moving to a world of adaptive resource management.

In addition to Werner, Kevin Kettler, CTO at Dell Inc.; Ron Hovsepian, President and CEO of Novell, Inc.; Ann Livermore, Executive Vice President of the Technology Solutions Group for HP; and Diane Green, President and co-founder of VMWare will focus on the latest trends in the next generation data center and the increasing role of Linux and open source in the data center.

"Linux and open source continue to reshape the computing industry, giving customers new flexibility and delivering more value into their IT infrastructure," said Ron Hovsepian. "Enterprises today need to have a strategy for deploying open source from the desktop to the data center or they'll risk losing competitiveness. LinuxWorld and NGDC offer the single best venue for understanding the trends in open source, what solutions are available today, and how enterprises can leverage open source to drive their business."

The technologies associated with the next generation data center are accelerating the adoption of Linux and open source. Technologies including SOA, grid computing and high performance computing are all typically built on Linux. The keynotes for LinuxWorld and NGDC have been chosen specifically because of the relationship between open source and other emerging data center technologies, as well as the overlap in both industries and exemplify why the events are co-located.

"Open source adoption has gone beyond mainstream – across the spectrum of the desktop, mobile, enterprise and the data center," said Melinda Kendall, vice president, IDG World Expo. "What's particularly enticing about this year's line-up is all our keynoters represent companies with both next generation and Linux strategies, yet display a great diversity of perspectives in vision, allowing us to present attendees with expert commentary on a variety of important topics."

LinuxWorld is the premier event for the Linux and open source community, bringing together industry leaders shaping the future of new enterprise technology in the largest single gathering of business and technical leaders deploying Linux and open source solutions. To register for the event, please visit www.linuxworlexpo.com .

NGDC is targeted to data center professionals ranging from IT architects to system administrators, seeking the right products and services to add to their end-to-end solutions as they adapt to ever increasing needs for flexibility, scalability and performance. For more detailed information on the Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo visit www.ngdcexpo.com .

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces tradeshows and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of events includes Entertainment For All(TM) (E For All(TM)), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), Next Generation Data Center(TM) (NGDC(TM)), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), and SaaScon(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About International Data Group (IDG)

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