InfoWorld Announces SunGard Keynote for Virtualization Executive Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 24, 2007 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, has secured Don Norbeck of SunGard Availability Services to provide the keynote address at its second Virtualization Executive Forum on February 12, 2007 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. The executive-level event provides real-world guidance and best practices for dynamically managing the IT environment. Norbeck, SunGard's director of product development, will offer prescriptive strategies for developing and managing a framework for virtualization in the data center. In "Virtual Reality: Leveraging IT Best Practices for an Always Available Infrastructure," he'll share best practices for transforming your infrastructure and business to meet the challenges of real-world client scenarios. Passes to attend InfoWorld's Virtualization Executive Forum are priced at $1,195, with credential, subscriber and early registration discounts available.

Members of the press using promotional code VIRTPRESS are eligible for complimentary registration. To register, visit: .

"SunGard Availability Services is implementing virtualization as a way to enhance a world-class, high-availability services infrastructure," said Doug Dineley, InfoWorld's executive editor and content chair for the event. "We're way beyond server consolidation now. I'm really looking forward to Don Norbeck's talk."

The Virtualization Executive Forum premiered last September 25-26 in New York City and attracted 300+ senior-level technology and business professionals looking to understand benefits and next steps associated with implementing an enterprise-wide virtualization strategy. February's event will offer presentations and panels with leading experts from VMware, Surgient, XenSource, Inc., and Microsoft Corp.; end users from Bank of America, Brigham Young University, Avanade, T-Systems, and ABM Industries; and InfoWorld's own top editors to put virtualization into perspective. The complete agenda is available online at: .

InfoWorld's second forum on virtualization continues to attract support from the top vendors driving enterprise virtualization, including: Novell and Microsoft Corp. (Cornerstone sponsors); PolyServe, Inc., Red Hat, Inc., and PlateSpin (Platinum-level sponsors); American Power Conversion, CA, DataSynapse, Inc., Egenera, Inc., and EMC Corporation (Gold-level sponsors); Altiris, LeftHand Networks, and Sentillion vBusiness (Silver-level sponsors).

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InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, a weekly print publication, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at .

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