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acmqueue  Media Sponsor
Acmqueue is a Web site that provides a critical perspective on current and emerging information technologies, highlighting the technical challenges and problems that software engineers are likely to encounter when using them. In doing so, Queue helps readers sharpen their own thinking and pursue innovative solutions in their own work. Acmqueue's core content includes in-depth articles and insightful columns written by accomplished software engineers, as well as interviews with legends (and future legends) in the field. Planet queue, an aggregation of blogs by queue authors commenting on articles of interest to them in the ACM Digital Library collection, complements the site's core content. When Planet queue bloggers critique articles from the digital library, the articles are unlocked, making the full text available to queue website users. The site also includes a growing archive of podcasts and video presentations that offer insights from leaders in the software engineering field.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall Professional/Cisco Press  Media Sponsor
Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall Professional are the leading publishers of advanced technology books written by the most talented technologists, often the inventors of new technologies. Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall Professional are publishers of the best-known classics, including The UNIX System Administration Handbook by Nemeth, Hein, Seebass, and Snyder, Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment 2ed by W. Richard Stevens and Stephen Rago. AW/PHP is also publisher of The Bruce Perens' Open Source Series, a leading source for books on Linux and Open Source technologies. True to the spirit of Open Source, each book in the Series is published under the Open Publication License (OPL) and the Prentice Hall Open Source Software Development Series.

Cisco Press is the Cisco Systems authorized book publisher of Cisco networking technology, Cisco certification self-study, and Cisco Networking Academy Program materials. Leading authorities from Cisco Systems and other industry innovators write and contribute to the various titles and series that make up the Cisco Press product family. Visit for more information about our books, video, and digital products.
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 200
ARIN distributes Internet number resources, including IP addresses, in Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. Applying the principles of stewardship, ARIN allocates Internet number resources; develops consensus-based policies; and facilitates the advancement of the Internet through information and educational outreach. Learn more at
ArcSight  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 304
ArcSight (NASDAQ:ARST) is a global leader in compliance and security management solutions that enable enterprises and government agencies to comply with policy, safeguard assets and processes, and control risk. Businesses rely on ArcSight to rapidly identify, prioritize, and respond to compliance violations, policy breaches, cybersecurity attacks, and insider threats. Visit
Berkeley Communications  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 204/206
Berkeley CommunicationsTM is a leading provider of innovative data storage and networking solutions. We are committed to delivering targeted solutions to meet the technology and business challenges of today's data-intensive enterprises. Founded by data storage experts, Berkeley Communications focuses on designing and implementing highly available, scalable, and secure storage and networking infrastructures to ensure business continuity.
BetaNews  Media Sponsor
Betanews is one of the oldest and most respected IT and technology news sources on the web. Covering software, enterprise IT, mobile computing and tech policy stories as they develop, the site and its audience of over 2 million monthly users are on the cutting edge of the digital age.
BigFix, Inc.  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 306
BigFix enables SysAdmins to rock their world with the only single-pane-of-glass unified systems management and security platform. With BigFix you can discover, change, and enforce hardware & security configurations on widely distributed computers in real time. With insane speed and extreme scalability, you achieve finger-tip control of your entire network.
Cambridge Computer Services, Inc.  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Cambridge Computer and Storage Pavilion
Cambridge Computer is a national integrator specializing in data storage and data protection solutions. We are now celebrating our 16th successful year in business. We provide comprehensive solutions drawing on best-of-breed hardware and software from multiple manufacturers. Our professional services include consulting, integration, project management, and knowledge transfer.
Our technical expertise is known throughout the storage industry. Our clients include leading corporations, major financial institutions, top universities, the most vital of government facilities, as well as small to medium size businesses.
Cfengine  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 302
Cfengine is the Original Automated Desired State Server Management Solution, With Policy Based, Real-Time Repair Since 1993. Organizations with tens of thousands of computers, across more than 20 countries use Cfengine to automate the Build, Deploy, Manage and Audit server life cycle. Our mission is to provide our users, customers and partners Excellence of Science, Engineering and Process to address the complex challenges of automating Server Life Cycle Management infrastructures.
CompTIA, Inc.  Industry Partner
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. We are dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, and public policy advocacy. We are the world's largest provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications. CompTIA certifications ensure that professionals have the technical knowledge and skills to perform in IT job roles.
Conference Guru  Media Sponsor
Conference Guru reviews thousands of conferences to find great conferences and establishes partnerships with the organizers that enable us to offer a limited quantity of conference passes at a great price. Visit us today at
Conference Guru. Great Conferences. Great Deals.
Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.  
Media Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 213
DMTF standards help alleviate the challenges with managing complex, heterogeneous environments while retaining flexibility to meet tomorrow's needs. DMTF technologies are designed to work together to address the industry's needs and requirements for interoperable distributed management. By enabling end-to-end management solutions, they provide valuable tools for managing multiple platforms.
Free Software Magazine  Media Sponsor
Free Software Magazine is a new magazine entirely dedicated to free software. It contains quality articles relating to both technical and non-technical issues, and word-class bloggers. All published articles are released under a free license. Support free software, support Free Software Magazine!
Google  Sponsor
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit  Industry Partner
We at are devoted to facilitating research and instruction on virtualization related topics by enabling the sharing of ideas, results, materials, and tools among members of the community. Our goal is to be the comprehensive resource and knowledge base to find the latest research and interact with the leading researchers.
Groundwork Open Source, Inc.  
Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 310
GroundWork Monitor is the most scalable open source system and network management software for companies with heterogeneous operating systems, application and hardware environments who want to reduce ongoing monitoring costs, consolidate views and reports and improve staff productivity.
Hackett and Bankwell  Media Sponsor
Hackett and Bankwell is an educational comic that teaches non-technical users how to think geek with Ubuntu Linux. Rather than dull manuals, Hackett and Bankwell uses visual aides and plain English. Ideal for educational organizations and computer clubs, free PDF ebooks are available at
Help Net Security  Media Sponsor
Help Net Security is a daily updated security news site that has been covering the industry for over 10 years. Visit us and read our quality technical articles, read nonbiased product reviews, and keep up to date with the latest online security threats.
HP Labs  Sponsor
HP Labs is the exploratory and advanced research group for Hewlett-Packard, tackling complex challenges facing our customers and society over the next decade, while pushing the frontiers of fundamental science.
HPCwire  Media Sponsor
HPCwire is the most recognized and accessed news and information site for high performance computing and is the publication of choice for the global community of business and technology professionals interested in computationally- and data-intensive computing, including infrastructure topics such as software, middleware, hardware, networking, storage, tools and applications. The free enewsletter HPCwire Weekly Update delivers news and information, event-specific coverage from around the globe, and exclusive interviews with industry leaders on topics ranging from business and economic issues to advanced and emerging technology directions for supercomputing in academia & research, financial services, life sciences, government, manufacturing, oil & gas, and the retail industry sectors. Request your free subscription to HPCwire today!
IEEE Security & Privacy  Media Sponsor
Security & Privacy magazine, published by the IEEE Computer Society, addresses a broad range of topics related to securing information and computing resources. Its primary goal is to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Published six times a year, the magazine provides a combination of research articles, case studies, tutorials, and regular departments and columnists for the information security industry. For more information, please go to The IEEE Computer Society is part of IEEE, the largest technical professional organization in the world with 385,000 members.
InfoSec News  Media Sponsor
InfoSec News is an aggregation website and mailing list for security news articles. These articles come from such sources as newspapers, magazines and online resources. Topics range from security, hacking, firewalls, new security encryption, forensics, critical infrastructure protection, products, public hacks, hoaxes and legislation.
IT Knowledge Exchange  Media Sponsor
IT Knowledge Exchange is the leading community of enterprise IT professionals asking and answering their toughest questions. Visit IT Knowledge Exchange today to network with your peers and earn points for participating - you could even earn prizes just for contributing! Sign up for free in a matter of minutes.
Linux Gazette  Media Sponsor
Linux Gazette is the Free International Online Linux Monthly—Making Linux just a little more fun.

50 mirrors in 23 countries and 7 translators for 7 languages: Arabic, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai.

LG is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers—student, professor, professional or newbie, come join in!
Linux Journal  Media Sponsor
Linux Journal, first published in 1994, is the original publication of the global Linux community, delivering to readers the advice and inspiration they need to get the most out of their Linux systems. With its award-winning Linux how-tos, tutorials, reviews, in-depth reporting, tips and tricks, and market analysis, Linux Journal has become well known as the industry standard.
Linux Pro Magazine  Media Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 103
In Linux Pro Magazine, you'll find the tools, tutorials, reviews, and concrete technical discussions you'll need to unlock the secrets of Linux.

Each issue comes with a full Linux distribution, such as Suse, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, or Debian, on a bonus DVD.

Linux Pro provides real solutions for real Linux users.
LOPSA   In Cooperation Sponsor
The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) is a nonprofit corporation with members throughout the world. Our mission is to advance the practice of system administration; to support, recognize, educate, and encourage its practitioners; and to serve the public through education and outreach on system administration issues.
Linux Professional Institute  Industry Partner
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is the world's leading Linux certification organization and is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents. LPI exams are distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 200,000 exams and 65,000 LPIC certifications around the world.  Media Sponsor
LXer Linux News ( is a fully independent news and opinion site, established in January 2004. People turn to LXer for its constantly updated 24/7 news feed and comments. Over 400,000 unique users from over 165 countries visit LXer Linux News each month, and LXer is syndicated by Google and dozens of other community sites. CIOs, CTOs, government officials, as well as programmers, system administrators and end users make up a very active community.
Microsoft Research   Sponsor
Founded in 1991, Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies. Researchers focus on more than 55 areas of computing and collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers to advance the state of the art in such areas as graphics, speech recognition, user-interface research, natural language processing, programming tools and methodologies, operating systems and networking, and the mathematical sciences. More information can be found at
Network World IT Roadmap   Media Sponsor
Innovative technology advancements. Compelling integrated solutions. Best practices. Real-world implementations. Only Network World's IT Roadmap has it all. This unique, all-in-one event is designed by IT pros for IT pros who want to cover multiple industry topics in one day. Qualified IT professionals register free:
No Starch Press   Media Sponsor
No Starch Press is one of the few remaining independent computer book publishers. We publish the finest in geek entertainment—unique books on technology, with a focus on Open Source, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and LEGO. Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and our books tackle topics that people care about.
Opengear Opengear  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 312
Opengear designs and manufactures next-generation console server, power management and kvm over ip solutions for secure remote access and control of routers, switches, firewalls, servers, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices. Opengear's open source platform gives network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today.
Opensourc3  Media Sponsor
Opensourc3 is the premier unified computing magazine for IT professionals. Published monthly, it can be downloaded for free in PDF format or read on-line. Regular subjects include hypervisor and cloud technologies, virtualization, networking, storage and computing. Subscribe or download the latest issue at
SNIA   In Cooperation Sponsor
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization made up of more than 420 active member companies plus their worldwide affiliates and close to 7,100 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share the common goal of advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at
Sony  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 314
Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Business Solutions Company develops and manufactures audio/video and information technology solutions for professional applications. Solutions include scalable LTO tape storage, digital cinema, digital media, digital signage, content management, IP surveillance and security, medical equipment, monitors and displays, 4K projectors, switchers and routers, video recorders, videoconferencing, HD studio and field cameras, data media and content management. Stop by to learn more about Sony archival products and solutions.
SpringSource   Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 201/203
SpringSource is the leading provider of web application performance monitoring and management software for the datacenter and the cloud.  The company provides a complete suite of software products that accelerate the entire build, run, manage enterprise Java application lifecycle. More than half of the Global 2000 are SpringSource customers. For more information visit:
Sun Microsystems  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Sun Pavilion
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision—"The Network is the Computer"—Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at
Teradactyl LLC   Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 314
Teradactyl specializes in the development of enterprise network backup system software for backup and disaster recovery of large installations in commercial, education, and government sectors. Teradactyl's patented multi-level and multi-volume synthetic consolidation enables system administrators to run perpetual True incremental network backups. The True incremental Backup System (TiBS) consolidates the incremental volumes offline in a variety of configurable fashions to meet the desired balance of cost, data granularity, and expedient restore times. TiBS can scale backup operations with significantly lower impact on network and client resources while maintaining disk and tape verification and repair to ensure restore integrity.  Media Sponsor is an online community that enables peers to share professional knowledge about information technology. The platform incorporates a professional network, blogs, discussion groups and a wiki, facilitating targeted community interaction in which IT advertisers can participate through a proprietary contextual matching system. is a division of the Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD).   Media Sponsor
UserFriendly.Org has been impairing productivity since November 1997 and is considered the most popular daily webcomic in the technology industry. Its IT Professional audience of nearly two million readers represent every continent (yes, including Antarctica!) in the world. Named the #1 technology humour site by Linux Magazine, UserFriendly.Org also appears in over a hundred weekly and monthly publications.
Xirrus   Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 101
Xirrus is the leader in High Performance Wi-Fi. We manufacture the patented Wi-Fi Array. The Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, or 16 radios and high-gain directional antennas into a single device providing the performance & security to replace traditional workgroup switches with Wi-Fi technology. The Xirrus solution obsoletes traditional access points by delivering 2X more range, 4X more coverage, 8X more bandwidth, and 14X more throughput per cable drop—using 75% fewer devices & installation time.
Zenoss, Inc.  Sponsor/Exhibitor, Booth 300
Zenoss Inc., based in Annapolis, MD, offers an award-winning, complete network monitoring and systems management platform that discovers networked IT resources, monitors them for performance and availability, and tracks changes through a configuration management database (CMDB). Zenoss offers enterprise-grade support, services, and commercial add-ons through its Enterprise Subscription. Make IT easy.
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