• United States

An event for data center denizens

Sep 01, 20032 mins
Enterprise ApplicationsLinuxOpen Source

* Network World's free technology tour

If you’re into enterprise Linux, you may be thinking about – or have already started – moving open source technology into your corporate data center. For some other ideas on ways to speed up traffic, consolidate resources and add better management to a data center (whether it’s a Linux-based one or for not) check out Network World’s free seminar “The New Data Center,” which may be hitting an area near you next month.

The tour’s featured expert is Johna Till Johnson, president and founder of the research and consulting firm Nemertes Research, who has over 20 years of experience working hands-on in the IT industry and as an analyst. Johnson will give talks and lead discussions on such data center issues as new ways to manage data centers, server and storage consolidation strategies, as well as products and techniques for implementing data center virtualization and automation.

Linux and open source will be represented at among the many product sponsors on the tour, with companies such as Egenera, and its Linux-based BladeFrame server consolidation technology, and Tripwire, a data center security appliance, based on the open source Tripwire security software developed at Purdue University.

The New Data Center event will be a four-city tour with stops in:

* San Jose, Calif., Sept. 10, at the Silicon Valley Conference Center.

* Chicago, Ill., Sept. 17, at the Omni Orrington.

* Washington, D.C., Sept. 24 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel.

* New York, N.Y., Sept. 30 at the Marriott Financial Center.

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