The continuing externalization of IT is a fact of life: make it work smarter for your business

Whitehall Media is the leading organiser of strategic, content-focussed Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization Conferences for Senior IT and Corporate decision-makers from medium to large enterprises across every major business sector.  We are a business-to-business multi-platform media group, whose brands inform, inspire and connect within the sectors we operate in.  We will be running our 3rd Annual Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization Conference and Exhibition on 8 March, 2012 at the Lancaster Hotel, Central London, and aim to deliver yet another high quality, content-focussed conference programme at what has now become the UK’s most prestigious and topical event surrounding the deployment of Enterprise-Wide Cloud and Virtualization Infrastructures across enterprise-level companies across the UK.

Cloud Computing represents one of the largest new investment opportunities on the horizon. Some Enterprise CIOs estimate that they will spend around 40 percent of their IT budget on Cloud Computing in the next two years, rising to 70 percent by 2016. It’s been predicted that large enterprises with 10,000 to 15,000 applications are considering moving 2,000 to 3,000 of these to The Cloud over the next couple of years, or accessing them there as SaaS applications. The Enterprise world is changing quickly and businesses now have to deal with a number of new technologies: Web 2.0, the explosion in mobile connectivity and the emergence of the surreal, yet enormously powerful new world of Cloud Computing. The significance of The Cloud is hard to over-estimate: it has the potential to spark one of the biggest shifts in the corporate IT power balance since the rise of the desktop PC.

The Cloud – Infrastructure as a Service

The continuing externalization of IT is now a fact of life. More and more enterprises are switching to the cloud. Companies offering Cloud IT services are poised to flourish, as are smaller companies which provide cloud-accessible software for managing sales and human resources departments. Allocated spending on hardware is expected to reduce even further, as companies become more reliant on Cloud Computing, and allow data and applications to be stored and accessed via the Internet rather than on a desktop computer.

The Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization Conference will show you how to move from theory to implementation. The ECCV 2012 Conference and Exhibition will cover practical cloud computing designs, as well as the standards, infrastructure decisions, and economics you need to understand as you transform your organization’s IT.

Virtualization – Enabling the Cloud

Virtualization is the essential catalyst for enabling the transition to cloud computing. Virtualization is driving a fundamental shift in how we think about data centre environments. It lowers capital and operational costs, and enables IT agility and flexibility.  By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server, Virtualization enables Data Centres to save substantial amounts of money on hardware, power, ventilation and floor space. Chief executives are discovering that Virtualization has the potential to not only improve the balance sheet, but also strengthen competitive advantage and embellish the corporate brand. The conference’s principle aim is to demystify and simplify the seemingly-nebulous world of Cloud Computing.  CIO’s will leave the ECCV 2012 Conference with a full understanding of the interaction between virtual servers and the rest of the data centre infrastructure. Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization, 2012, is designed to help organizations address the growing exposure to the Cloud and equip the delegates with the know-how to deploy Secure Cloud Infrastructures in their own workplace.

Drawing many industry experts and senior-level decision makers, the conference agenda will focus on three major issues: the business impact of the Cloud, the practical applications for major companies using The Cloud today, and the future direction of Virtualization technologies. This high-energy event is a must for every senior technologist, CIO, CTO, director of infrastructure, VP of technology, IT director and manager, network and storage manager, network engineer, enterprise architect, and communications and networking specialist.

End-users and planners will find the interactive exhibition particularly worthwhile, as it will showcase every element of best-practice in Cloud and Virtualised environments across a range of applications. It also promises to be a great way to assess the suitability of the latest solutions on offer for your business, talk to the experts about your specific requirements, or just to see in general how cost-effectively and seamlessly this cutting-edge technology can work. Every senior-level decision maker will find the event enjoyable, informative and productive, and we look forward to welcoming you.