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LOVELAND, Colo., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Media's Information Technology Group announces the VirtualizationPro Summit & Expo at the Bellagio in Las Vegas March 16-19, 2010. The conference focus is on Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware solutions and will feature independent virtualization experts (see below for lineup). The sessions will cover various virtualization topics such as: VDI and desktop virtualization, server virtualization, application virtualization, virtualized storage, high availability and disaster recovery, and the dynamic data center.

Virtualization is an area poised for further growth as technology budgets loosen. In 2009, there were 5.8 million virtualized servers; Gartner predicts that number to rise tenfold by 2012. "The VirtualizationPro Summit & Expo is the destination for IT Pros who need to deploy, configure, secure, optimize, and manage virtualization technology. Our audience has increasingly asked us for more in-depth virtualization content. This conference is in direct response to this market demand," said Michele Crockett, Penton Media IT & Dev Editorial Strategy Director.

The VirtualizationPro Summit & Expo event offers in-depth training sessions and workshops along with multiple opportunities to network with peers, clients, and colleagues. The conference features keynote speakers Edwin Yuen, senior technical product manager for Integrated Virtualization, Microsoft Corp., Jack Lo, senior director of R&D, VMware, and Steve Riley, strategist for cloud computing at Amazon Web Services. Workshops and breakout sessions will be led by virtualization experts such as John Savill, Edwin Yuen, Michael Otey, Dan Holme, Don Jones, Greg Shields, Sean Deuby, Michael Noel, and Alan Sugano. See complete speaker lineup at

Sessions will address differences between Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX Server, and how they affect day to day operations. Industry experts will share their own experience with the various virtualization technologies. "The goal of this conference is to allow attendees to take away a step-by-step virtualization technology plan for their organization," said Shirley Brothers, President Tech Conferences, a division of Penton Media.

To learn more about the VirtualizationPro Summit & Expo, visit

About Penton Media, Inc.

As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. Penton serves the information needs of more than six million business professionals every month in industries ranging from Agriculture and Aviation to Electronics, Natural Products, and Information Technology. With the majority of the company's properties ranked the #1 or #2 information source for their respective industries, Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis, and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

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