Happy 17th Annual SysAdmin Day!

To the majority of the world, today is just another day; perhaps a little extra exciting because it's a Friday. But, in the world of IT, today is THE day, System Administrator Appreciation Day! The role of a SysAdmin is perhaps one of the most behind the scenes, yet tremendously important jobs out there, and today is the one day SysAdmins are brought into the spotlight and recognized for being "heroic men and women who, come rain or shine, prevent disasters, keep IT secure and put out tech fires left and right," as stated on  

Recognizing the important role SysAdmins play in their own businesses, industry leaders and vendors across the board are weighing in on the 17th Annual "holiday."


Xen Project Community Hosts Annual Developers Summit in August

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The Xen Project, a project hosted at The Linux Foundation, today announced the program and speakers for the Xen Project Developer Summit that brings together developers, integrators and power users for in-person collaboration and educational presentations. The event will take place in Toronto, Canada from August 25-26, 2016 co-located with LinuxCon North America.

The Xen Project hypervisor was built to be forward-looking and nimble like the cloud itself. It powers the new needs of computing and virtualization through a rich ecosystem of community members that focus on everything from security, embedded, and web-scale environments. The Summit is an opportunity for developers and software engineers to collaborate and discuss the latest advancements of Xen Project software. It is a neutral event focused on education and collaboration amongst those interested in Xen Project technology, virtualization and cloud computing.

Cloud Foundry Announces 2016 Summit in Europe

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Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2016 will take place September 26-28, 2016, at Congress Center Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.

Registration, a speakers call for papers and sponsorship opportunities are now open for the event.

NGINX Announces nginx.conf 2016

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NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced its third annual nginx.conf user conference, which will be held September 7-9, 2016 at the Hilton in Austin, TX. Last year's event was attended by more than 600 IT Professionals, including developers, application architects, system administrators, DevOps professionals, and CIO/CTOs. This year, attendees will come together to discuss how to build and deliver applications flawlessly, and to explore best practices and techniques in application architecture and infrastructure, including microservices, DevOps, cloud, containers, and more.

"The NGINX user community includes some of the most forward-thinking minds in the application development and deployment world -- innovators who are on the leading edge of adopting new tools in a rapidly changing industry," said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc. "With a new suite of technologies having emerged as the new normal, it is more important than ever to bring technology leaders together to share best practices and address the relevant industry issues. NGINX is the heart of the modern web, powering these new tools and techniques, and enabling organizations to deploy and deliver sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale."

VeloCloud Selected to Present on SD-WAN Panel at Enterprise Connect Conference Next Week

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VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Michael Wood, VeloCloud VP of Marketing, has been selected to present on a panel titled "SD-WAN: Networking for the Cloud-based, Mobile, Real-Time Enterprise" at the Enterprise Connect Conference next week.

The panel, chaired by Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research, will be held from 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm EST on March 8 in the Sun D Room of the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Fla.

Container World Examines How Containers are Changing the Face of the Data Center

Container World takes place February 16-18, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.  Container World is the only two day event to host full ecosystem discussions around application and OS containers.  Recognizing the appetite for market knowledge and insight into the nascent container market, this event has developed two content rich conference tracks which focus on the business and technical opportunities, and answers questions surrounding container adoption.

Showcasing the current benefits and future impact of container technology on application and infrastructure teams, and the cloud market, Container World brings together 750+ attendees from across the technology ecosystem.


IBM and Catalogic Software to Announce Joint Solutions for Hybrid Cloud and DevOps in Live Online Event February 2nd

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IBM and Catalogic Software today announced that they will hold a live online event next week to introduce a new series of tested and validated joint solutions for both Hybrid Cloud operations and for DevOps, in addition to other important IT use cases.  The event will be carried via live online stream on Tuesday, February 2nd at 11 AM Eastern.  The event is open to the public, and available by registering at the following link:

The event will be co-hosted by IBM VP of Storage, Bina Hallman, and Catalogic Software CEO, Ed Walsh. 

The session will demonstrate how Catalogic's data management software platform leverages IBM storage to deliver key functionality like self-service provisioning and automation--fundamental attributes of a modern, dynamic infrastructure. This powerful combination allows IT to easily deploy resources and move data in support of operations in the Cloud or in support of DevOps processes. 

MSPAlliance Announces Global MSPWorld Events

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MSPAlliance will be hosting its annual MSPWorld Spring Conference and Expo April 3-5 in Orlando, FL as well as its annual Fall Conference in October of 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.

Zenoss Announces Call for Speakers at GalaxZ 16

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Zenoss, Inc., the leader in unified IT monitoring and analytics software, today announced its “Call for Speakers” for GalaxZ 16, the company’s annual user conference. The event will be held May 10-12, 2016 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas and is expected to attract hundreds of attendees.'

GalaxZ 16 is looking for IT professionals to present challenges, strategies and success stories in how-to and case study sessions. Conference sessions will cover topics and specialties spanning all facets of innovative and advanced approaches to infrastructure monitoring and analytics.

Virtacore Gearing Up for October VeeamON Event in Las Vegas

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As a leading cloud services provider specializing in virtual Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions utilizing VMware, Virtacore is uniquely positioned to help businesses leverage the cloud. Whether it’s off-site backups, disaster recovery, test and development, or virtual desktop infrastructure workloads, Virtacore has all the IaaS solutions to best fit your needs.

Virtacore's partnership with Veeam

Virtacore has been a proud partner with Veeam Software, innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center. They have leveraged Veeam technology, including Veeam Cloud Connect, to offer backup and disaster recovery services, including cost effective off-site backups that incorporate advanced networking principles to help organizations satisfy the 3-2-1 backup rule.