BladeSystems Insight Announces Opening Night Keynotes – Lucasfilm Entertainment Company, Ltd. and Harvard University, Cisco’s Unified Computing Solutions headline the Las Vegas conference

April 17, 2009

Confirmed audience of IT executives set to meet with leading vendors and analysts to preview next wave of data center technologies

CANTON, Mass., April 17 /PRNewswire/ — As blade servers, virtualization and other technologies transform data center computing across a wide range of industries, CrossTech Forums announced today that a special keynote program from LUCASFILM and HARVARD UNIVERSITY will kick off the third annual “BladeSystems Insight” Summit. IBM is the educational underwriter of the LUCASFILM presentation and DELL will be providing the same for HARVARD UNIVERSITY. The following day’s agenda will also include a World Premiere on CISCO’s Unified Computing Solutions. Blade Systems Insight takes place April 19-21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Among the many additional summit highlights are luncheon keynotes from INTEL’s Server Platforms Group and a Virtualization keynote from Barb Goldworm of Focus; an opening morning BLADE SERVER panel moderated by Jerry Murphy of The Robert Frances Group. Other participating summit vendors include; VMWARE, BROCADE, BMC, JUNIPER, BLADE NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, BROADCOM, FUJITSU, SUPERMICRO, APC, AVOCENT, EATON, SURGIENT, 3TERA, NEXTIO, TERADICI, INX, MELLANOX, XIOTECH, QLOGIC and others.

BladeSystems Insight enables vendors to conduct business with a hosted audience of pre-qualified IT executives from Fortune 1000 and other end-user companies. Vendors get guaranteed access to attendees in case study presentations, one-on-one meetings and networking events. The event has earned the endorsement of many industry associations including BladeSystems Alliance, Blade.org, SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association), IBTA, The Green Grid and many others. Industry analysts participate through research presentations and industry panels.

Accredited media professionals interested in participating in the Media Guest Program at the summit, or receiving information on setting up interviews before or during the summit, may contact Paul Samargedlis at 781-821-6740 or psamargedlis@crosstechforums.com

For general information on BladeSystems Insight, visit www.bladesystemsinsight.com. BladeSystems Insight is produced by CrossTech Forums LLC, a leading producer of executive data center summits including Next Data Center www.gondc.com being held June 25, 2009 in Dallas and October 8, 2009 in Chicago.

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Simply defined, Second Circle Technologies are the technologies that are driving innovation today. In the mid-1990′s the Internet was the new driving force for innovation. Today, these technologies include New Media Strategies and Implementation, Mashups and Composite Apps, Virtualization, Enterprise Collaboration (social media), Web Oriented Architecture (SaaS), Fabric Computing (virtualization plus networking), and Unified Communications.

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