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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Don’t DIY Your VDI

VMware Sr. Director Danny Allan to discuss how cloud-hosted Desktops as a Service delivers what VDI can’t

Cloud Expo® Silicon Valley $500 Savings here!

Enterprises are eager to implement virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to address BYOD, disaster recovery, mobility, security, EOL for Windows XP and more. But the high cost and complexity of building their own on-premises solution have been huge barriers to VDI adoption.

In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, VMware Sr. Director Danny Allan (the former CTO of Desktone till its recent acquisition by VMware) will discuss how enterprises are using cloud-hosted desktops and apps to quickly get all the promised benefits of VDI, without VDI's upfront investment and ongoing infrastructure requirements. Businesses routinely reduce VDI costs by 30%-40%, while eliminating vendor lock-in and delivering much better user experience over on-site VDI.

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Speaker Bio
Danny Allan is Sr. Director at VMware. Until its recent acquisition by VMware, he was CTO of Desktone. As CTO, he led the company's technical and service delivery strategy. He educates IT organizations and solution providers on how to design and deploy hosted virtual desktops and is responsible for the service delivery operations. Prior to Desktone and VMware, he was Director of Security Research at IBM and on IBM's Security Architecture Board.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo® 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4-7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo® conference and exhibition at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, November 4-7, 2013.

The recent Cloud Expo® at the Javits Center in New York City was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo® Silicon Valley will attract more than 8,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 150 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 13th International Cloud Expo® - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2013, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

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Cloud Expo® 2013 Silicon Valley "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at), or by phone 201 802-3021.

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Cloud Expo® delegates can pre-register for Cloud Expo® Silicon Valley with $500+ savings here.

About SYS-CON Media & Events
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