FOCUS Analysts at Recent/Upcoming Events:

Interop - Las Vegas,
April 25-29
Virtualization Track Chair & Workshop Leader 

AVNET Road to Virtualization Series

AVNET Road to Information Optimization

VirtualPath and StoragePath Universities

Data Center Insights
September 12-14, Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix

Recent White Papers:

Virtualization Management:

Brief: Akorri BalancePoint

Brief: Reflex Systems’ Secure Virtualization Management

Brief: Vizioncore Virtual Infrastructure Management

Brief: FactFinder from BlueStripe Software, Inc.


Brief: NetApp FAS3100 (IBM System Storage N series N6000)

Profile: Bare Metal Recovery:  EMC HomeBase

White Paper: HP Blades and VMware: The Ins and Outs of I/O (CDW)

White Paper: Extending D2D to Offsite DR: The ROI of WAN Vaulting (Data Domain)

Regular Columns:

Columns on TechTarget SearchServerVirtualization

ComputerWorld SNWOnline Byline: Voice of Experience


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