Announces Virtualization Congress

    World's First Vendor Independent Virtualization Event Launched; to Take
    Place at London's ExCel, 14th-16th October, 2008

    LONDON, March 4 /CNW/ -, the leading virtualization
news and analysis site since 2003 today announced the launch of Virtualization
Congress (, the world's first vendor
independent virtualization event, bringing together the industry's biggest
selection of virtualization players, from the recognized leaders to the newest
start-ups. The conference, to be held at London's ExCel, 14th-16th October,
2008, presents an ideal opportunity for current and prospective users of
virtualization technologies to hear directly from the companies at the cutting
edge of their development; at the same time, in the same place for the first
time ever.
    The new event has already secured Platinum Sponsor agreements from the
industry's biggest virtualization vendors, including Citrix, Microsoft and
VMware, as well as Quest Software and ManageIQ, two of the brightest newcomers
to the sector. "Microsoft is pleased to be a top sponsor of the Virtualization
Congress, the industry's first independent conference dedicated to the use of
virtualization technology," said David Greschler, Director of Virtualization
Strategy, Microsoft Corp. "The Virtualization Congress provides a forum for
vendors, partners and customers to collaborate on building truly dynamic
infrastructures, from the server to the desktop."
    "Quest Software is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of the Virtualization
Congress," said Paul Ghostine, VP and General Manager of Quest's Provision
Networks Division. " is in a key position to extend its
independent reporting and analysis online forum into the premier unbiased
virtualization event. As the leader in hosting client virtualization
solutions, Quest Software's Provision Networks Division is excited to
participate and share our vision and innovations with the community."
    " has proven to be a reliable and unbiased resource on
all things virtualization. The introduction of the Virtualization Congress
will extend this commitment to the industry even further," said Joseph
Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of ManageIQ. "ManageIQ is committed to
ongoing innovation and development in virtualization and is pleased to be
participating in the upcoming Virtualization Congress. The event will serve as
a forum for this quickly evolving space, where both researchers and
practitioners can share ideas and concepts that will shape the future of
    Over the course of the three days the event will look to cater to all
needs. October 14th, Reseller Day, will be open to all European IT
distributors and resellers to discover virtualization vendors' channel
programs and offerings. October 15th-16th, Congress Days, will mark the
opening of the conference proper, inviting all attendees to listen to and
interact with the some of the leading virtualization players in the business. will also shortly announce its "Call for Startup"
initiative, giving the newest companies an exclusive platform from which to
launch into the sector and pitch their wares to the customers, journalists,
analysts and venture capitalists.
    "Virtualization Congress is the first and only truly independent
conference dedicated to the virtualization industry and it will give customers
and users an unrivalled opportunity to hear from every vendor, large and
small, about the latest technology available on the market," said Alessandro
Perilli, founder, "The conference will break new ground
in the way products are demonstrated and launched and will provide the
ultimate environment to learn, network and collaborate. We have already
received a great deal of interest from the market and will be announcing a
raft of exciting sponsors, exhibitors and speakers in the run up to the

    Virtualization Congress will be the only industry event to:

    -   Bring together virtualization vendors on a single stage to vie for
        the limelight

    -   Showcase real products in real world situations, cutting through the

    -   Be a launch platform for truly new technologies, unveiling industry

    -   Offer the opportunity to meet the entire virtualization eco-system
        under one roof including vendors, system integrators, resellers and
        the users themselves

    Registration for Virtualization Congress opens today and further
information can be found at Keep a
careful watch on the event homepage for further news and developments soon!

    About Virtualization Congress

    Virtualization Congress, launched in 2007 by, is the
first and only independent conference dedicated to virtualization
technologies. It brings together the entire sector under one roof, giving
customers and potential virtualization users the opportunity to hear about all
of the latest products and technologies on the market without prejudice. The
event prides itself on showcasing genuinely new technology, not just from the
biggest vendors, but from the brand new entrants to the market. The event
takes place between 14-16 October, 2008 at London's ExCel conference centre in
Docklands. Visit the site at:


    Established in 2003, is recognized as the leading
news and analysis site for the virtualization industry, with more than 6,000
subscribers, recording over 160,000 page views per month and referenced by
more than 36,000 other sites, blogs and forums. It provides unique tools, like
the Virtualization Industry Radar, to allow new customers to follow and
ultimately make purchasing decisions within virtualization. Visit the site at:

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Matthew Cross, Virtualization
Congress, Tel.: +44-208-392-4079, Mob.: +44-7714-896-028, Email:

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