InfoWorld Sets Agenda for Virtualization Executive Forum ; InfoWorld’s Virtualization Executive Forum will take place February 4, 2008 at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco with a Focus on Mastering Virtualization from the Datacenter to the Desktop

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 27, 2007 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today unveiled the agenda for its fifth Virtualization Executive Forum, taking place Monday, February 4, 2008 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California. The executive-level event provides real-world guidance and best practices for dynamically managing the IT environment. February’s one-day event will highlight the top sessions from the two-day New York City event last September, plus will feature all new keynote presentations and panel discussions covering key virtualization themes — from the software licensing implications and impact on existing IT processes, to the skillset and security needed to tame the technology. Passes to attend InfoWorld's Virtualization Executive Forum are priced at $1,295, with credential and early registration discounts available. Members of the press using promotional code VIRTPRESS are eligible for complimentary registration.

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“Today's virtualization technologies allow IT groups to match computing resources to business needs more efficiently than ever before,” said Doug Dineley, InfoWorld’s executive editor and content chair for the event. “At our February 4(th) conference, we'll hear from IT execs that made the leap to virtualization and can share the benefits, challenges and best practices for moving to a virtualized infrastructure.”

The Virtualization Executive Forum agenda features leading experts from companies defining enterprise virtualization across industries and end users that have successfully implemented a virtualization strategy for their business. Sessions will include: a look at innovative uses of virtualization and adoption rates from Industry Analyst Andi Mann; case studies detailing the processes, challenges and results of server, storage and desktop virtualization; and focused sessions on both virtual server security and the Green IT energy savings achievable through virtualization technologies. Plus, InfoWorld’s top editors will be on hand to share their expertise. The complete agenda is available online at:

Virtual Iron is the Cornerstone sponsor for InfoWorld’s fifth forum on virtualization.

About InfoWorld Media Group

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, 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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