LinuxWorld San Francisco Tackles Virtualization

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 22, 2007 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events has announced that Virtualization will be a key theme at LinuxWorld with an opening keynote focusing on virtualizing the data center, and with an entire conference track dedicated to the advantages and challenges associated with deploying and managing a virtual infrastructure. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) San Francisco, the largest and most comprehensive event that focuses exclusively Linux and open source, is scheduled to take place August 6-9, 2007 at the Moscone Center.

Open source virtualization is moving into the mainstream in the data center, bringing with it a new set of challenges in securely deploying and managing a virtual infrastructure. Virtualization holds the promise of increasing scalability, reliability, performance, utilization and manageability, as well as reducing overall costs in the data center. But how does today's IT professional migrate to a virtual environment that is secure and well managed? LinuxWorld addresses these challenges with head-on with sessions covering when and how to deploy, interoperability, management strategies, security and more, arming attendees with information on today's virtualization solutions while preparing them for the next generation of technology.

The LinuxWorld Virtualization Conference track features the following panels and sessions:

— Can Open Source Virtualization Catch Up (Or Is It Already Ahead?)

— How Secure is Your Virtualized Network?

— Linux and Windows Interoperability: On the Metal and On the Wire

— Case Study: How Virtualization Impacts Systems Management

— Panel: Xen and KVM – Separating Fact from Fiction

— Panel: Virtualization and Blades: Complementary or Competitive?

— How Virtualization Enables and Threatens Software as a Service

— Making Linux a Virtualization-Friendly OS

— Panel: The End of the General Purpose OS

For the full schedule of Virtualization sessions, please visit www.linuxworldexpo.com

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.

Registration for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo San Francisco is open and attendees can register for a free exhibit hall pass on or before August 5, 2007 at www.linuxworldexpo.com/register . Exhibit hall passes are $50 thereafter. The pass provides attendees with access to the keynote addresses, feature presentations, birds-of-a-feather meetings and the exhibit hall floor.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com , or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Amy Bonner at (508) 424-48092 or amy_bonner@idg.com or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or christian_montminy@idg.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), and LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(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)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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