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Top Washington Attorney to Present at SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in NYC

What are the legal implications of moving to a virtualized environment?

David Snead, Attorney at Law, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Snead, whose Washington DC-based practice focuses exclusively on representing companies and other entities active in the Internet infrastructure, will be discussing the legal implications of moving to a virtualized environment.

His session will cover upstream, downstream and corporate liability issues associated with acquiring, using and distributing virtualized and cloud computing products.

"Delegates will learn how to effectively: review contracts to avoid licensing and distribution problems; modify, and create new contracts; and meet corporate risk tolerance requirements," says Snead, who spoke on this topic at the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA, last November, to rave reviews.

"They will leave this session with the knowledge necessary to identify those legal issues that must be addressed prior to deploying new services and the answers you should expect," he adds.

Speaker Bio: David Snead is an attorney in private practice in Washington D.C. His practice focuses exclusively on representing companies and other entities active in the internet infrastructure. In his 13 years in this area, he has represented these companies both in-house and as outside counsel. These companies include multinationals, middle tier hosting companies - as well as two guys, a server, a T-1 and a huge MasterCard balance. He has spoken extensively on subjects of importance at over 50 conferences. His views on the impact of Federal legislation on small-to-medium internet businesses have been quoted in the Washington Post and San Jose Mercury News. He is also a columnist and blogger for the Web Host Industry Review. Snead received his J.D. in 1991 from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and State of New Mexico.

Learn How to Leverage Cloud Computing and Virtualization in NYC This March

Virtualization and Cloud Computing both take center stage this March in New York City, as SYS-CON Events brings two of its most popular industry-leading Enterprise IT events to the Big Apple: 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo.

Co-located at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, these events have the highest-energy Expo Floor of any comparable event, with more exhibitors, more attendees, and more Special Events like our industry Power Panels, our delegate prize drawings, and our attendee-generated Show Awards.

Register today for a Golden Pass and you will receive full access to both events.

5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo - New York City - March 30-April 1, 2009

Virtualization is reorganizing the IT industry. It underpins cloud computing by making it possible to separate the software from the hardware.Overall, the virtualization market has grown from approximately $560 million in 2005 to a forecasted $2.7 billion in 2009, according to IDC. According to Gartner, virtualization will be the highest-impact IT trend changing infrastructure and operations through 2012.

While data center virtualization is still the #1 market segment, it’s starting to get competition from application virtualization, storage virtualization, I/O virtualization and virtualization for end users - so called endpoint virtualization. In fact, in almost any credible survey of Top Technology Trends for 2009, Virtualization and Cloud Computing top the list. In Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009, it ranked #1, up from #5 last year.

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Attend Full-Day Cloud Bootcamp FREE With Your “Expo Plus Bootcamp” Registration!

Cloud computing is an opportunity for business to implement low cost, low power and high efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But what's actually involved in moving to a cloud infrastructure? In this compelling one-day, hands-on training program, you'll learn just what it takes to take full advantage of the Cloud. Join fellow delegates as Alan Williamson, Editor-in-Chief of Cloud Computing Journal, uses his expertise to lead you through Cloud Computing Bootcamp on Tuesday March 31, 2009 with configuration samples, live demos and working setups.

Seats are limited to the first 500 attendees so Register Today for Cloud Computing Bootcamp to secure your spot!

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