You might have already heard about the Virtualization Congress in London taking place October 14-16, 2008. I am glad to announce that Alessandro Perilli, founder of virtualization.info and organizer of this event, has offered a 25% discount to all 4sysops readers.
Many important vendors in the virtualization market will be present. In particular, the three major players, i.e. VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix are sending high-profile representatives. You are probably familiar with Mark Russinovich, one of the founders of Sysinternals. I suppose there are not many at Microsoft who have as much detailed technical knowledge about Windows he does. He describes his keynote at the Virtualization Congress in the video below.
You’ll find similar videos about some of the other speakers on the agenda page. The congress will cover the most important topics in the virtualization field – server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), and application virtualization.
What I found interesting is that one of the mottos of the congress is “competition.” If you follow the news coverage about virtualization, you know that the current number one theme is the showdown between VMware and Microsoft. I guess it will also be a hot topic at the Congress.
To get the 25% discount, you must submit the discount code “4sysopsAtVC2008” when you register. I am not sure yet if I will have time, but I might show up at the congress myself. Then, you can tell me personally that ESX is much better than Hyper-V.