Blade.org Technology Symposium 2008 Identifies Seven Key IT Trends

<p><strong>Piscataway, N.J. &mdash; May 12</strong><br />Blade.org, the industry consortium driving innovation in blade-based solutions, announced the Blade.org Technology Symposium 2008 &mdash; a one-day forum on June 19 at Bridgewaters in New York City &mdash; to explore the seven key innovations that are expected to influence the future of technology.</p><p>Blade.org Technology Symposium will convene Blade.org member companies, end users and stakeholders to explore the top seven trends that are shaping the future of blade server-powered data centers: virtualization, dynamic IT, power and cooling, security, networking, storage and microprocessing and memory.</p><p>The symposium will feature guidance on where technology is headed from technical executives and senior technologists at APC, BLADE Network Technologies, Brocade, Devon IT, Emulex, IBM, Intel, NetApp, NetXen, QLogic, VirtenSys and VMware, as well as a panel of visionary end-user adopters of advanced data-center and blade-server technologies.</p><p>"Blade infrastructures are maturing to address the most pressing issues that trouble CIOs, data-center architects and facilities managers with emerging technologies for virtualization, converged I/O and networks, solid-state storage and systems management for power and cooling," said Dr. Tom Bradicich, IBM Fellow and vice president of Systems Technology, IBM rack, blade and x86 servers. </p><p>"As the popularity of blade solutions skyrockets, the Blade.org Technology Symposium offers revealing technical insights and the opportunity for end users and vendors to collaborate. The goal is to ensure that blade infrastructures increase the contribution of IT to the success of the business." </p>

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