• TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, April 19, 2012 TIME: 14:00-15:00 LOCATION: Auditorium


Many companies have started virtualization quite a while ago. Nevertheless, they still frequently are in the first wave of virtualization, focusing on Windows servers and their virtualization. The second wave with virtualizing business-critical applications is still at the beginning in many data centers. These systems often have a continuously high workload, so the benefit of reducing the number of servers is somewhat limited. And they are business-critical, so touching them is something organizations don’t tend to do that quickly. However, things are moving forward and for business-critical apps, the (private) clouds offer interesting benefits. So virtualizing them is just logical. But what follows then? Is it sufficient to virtualize and cloud-enable the infrastructure? Or what is next? We put this in the context of the KuppingerCole IT model and look not only at the waves you have to ride (or avoid to ride), but also at the new horizons behind the waves. The real business benefits.


As the creator of breakthrough concepts like NetWare Open Systems, The Network Services Model, metadirectory, and The Internet Services Model, Craig Burton is one of the leading visionaries and analysts in the computing industry. He is a frequently consulted expert on new technologies and the...

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is one of the most detailed compliance requirements published to date. A new version was released in October of 2010 along with supplemental guidance for virtual environments. In this session leading access control and endpoint security vendors will provide their insight on emerging compliance solutions and strategies for virtualization and PCI compliance. The session will also address PCI DSS requirements with an emphasis on their applicability to virtualized infrastructure, the overall desire to reduce scope versus the cost of implementing and maintaining the necessary controls and the new challenges from privilege user management perspectives.


Guy Balzam has over 12 years of experience in IT and Information Security. In his past roles Guy specialized in enterprise security, managed the ELAL airlines IT security unit and led their PCI certification process. With his vast knowledge of identity and access management Guy is now a...

Stephan Bohnengel has been working in IT for more than 12 years. Since 2006 Stephan works for VMware in various Pre-Sales roles, specializing the last 2 years on security. Prior to VMware he worked as an IT trainer, Consultant and Support Engineer for Server Based Computing, Firewalls and other...

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European Identity & Cloud Conference 2012

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