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    Dave Hitz

    KEYNOTE: Virtualization: The Road to Heaven & Hell
    Dave Hitz , Founder and Executive Vice President
    Wednesday, September 17, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    IT departments mired in hellish complexity are seeing heavenly results from today’s virtualization deployments. But today's deployment decisions will have long-lasting implications that can lead to a future of heaven or hell. Join Dave as he discusses what companies are learning as they explore the boundaries of virtualization and the heaven & hell scenarios posed by a future of virtualized IT. Where will your virtualization decisions take you?

    Richard Clifton

    Breakout Session: Considerations for the Numerous Infrastructure Choices in Today's Virtual World.
    Richard Clifton , Senior Vice President and General Manager, Virtualization and Grid Infrastructures
    Tuesday, September 16, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    You have a number of choices when it comes to existing and emerging technologies to deploy in your virtualized infrastructure. Come learn how the right combination of servers, storage, and networking can combine to help drive down costs and provide the optimum infrastructure for your virtualized environment.

    Jay Kidd

    Breakout Session: LandAmerica Beats the Street with NetApp
    Jay Kidd , Chief Marketing Officer, NetApp and
    Jack Kinsey, Network Systems Manager, LandAmerica Financial Group
    Tuesday, September 16, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    LandAmerica deployed VMware more than five years ago. Recently, they wanted to increase their returns on IT investments and improve efficiencies of existing systems in their virtualized environment. They were spending millions of dollars on a tape-based backup and archiving system that didn't provide the level of information security they needed. LandAmerica decided to use NetApp for storage, and they’ve never looked back. Join Jack and Jay as they share LandAmerica’s story and discuss disaster recovery strategies.

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