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Tranxition to Speak on VDI-Based Disaster Recovery at GovIT Expo

Paul Hahn will be giving a breakout session on emerging technologies and best practices

Hosted Virtual Desktops and VDI have become a popular method for providing basic end-user computing in the event of a Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) outage.

However, according to Paul Hahn, Director of Technical Solutions for Tranxition, most VDI implementations fail to take user environment settings and data into consideration,

"If users are moved from highly customized personal environments to generic desktops," says Hahn, "seamless continuous operations may suffer as users are unable to adapt to their temporary work environment."

Hahn will be giving a breakout session on this subject at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will take place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

The session will be entitled "What's Missing in VDI-Based Disaster Recovery?" and Hahn says that GovIT Expo delegates will learn about emerging technologies and best practices for managing users' personalized environments when VDI is used for continuing operations.

About the Speaker:
Paul Hahn is Director of Technical Solutions at Tranxition. He is responsible for Tranxition's technical solutions and partner relationships. Prior to joining Tranxition, Hahn managed strategic alliances at Citrix Systems where he worked with industry partners including Intel, Microsoft, HP, Sun Microsystems and VMware. Previous to Citrix, he worked for a number of industry leaders including Compaq, Sequent and Prime Computers in a wide range of business development, marketing and product management roles, and gained an advanced understanding of the virtualization market.

About 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo
Government IT Conference & Expo, which is being held October 6, 2009 in Washington, DC, builds on the success of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, the fastest-growing conference anywhere in the world devoted to the delivery of massively scalable IT as a service using Internet technologies. Agency CIOs and CTOs need the flexibility to choose the best tools to accomplish their mission regardless of platform. Cloud Computing, Virtualization & SOA, Security & Compliance are the major themes of the technical program.

Top Keynote from the Deputy CIO of the CIA
The Opening Keynote at the 1st GovIT Expo is being given by Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It is titled "Enterprise Cloud Computing - The Infrastructure’s Ultimate Revenge."

Breakout Sessions by GovIT Expo's Distinguished Speaker Faculty:

Authoritative Decision-Making Information via SOA and Governance
Mark Krzysko - Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, US Departement of Defense
– This session will explore the change in the Department of Defense's management of its Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) and the combination of Departmental and data governance with SOA to improve program oversight data.


Cloud Computing & Federal IT - What Does the Future Hold?
Bob Gourley - Former CTO of the Defense Itelligence Agency (DIA)
– In this fast-moving Power Panel, Bob Gourley, conference chairman Jeremy Geelan, and other top federal agency executives will review and discuss the
shape of things to come.

Cloud Data Governance – Addressing Data Privacy, Residency, and Security When Adopting the Cloud
Terry Woloszyn - CEO/CTO, PerspecSys
– This session will discuss the issues related to Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the cloud, and compare some of the approaches and strategies organizations are taking to allow them to adopt the cloud, yet retain the control of their sensitive data.

Strategy Considerations for Collaboration in the Cloud
Ross Chevalier - President, Novell Canada
– This session will discuss best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix, challenges organizations should anticipate when shifting to the cloud.

Slicing and Dicing: Virtualization Technologies for Cloud Computing
Dr. Harry Foxwell - Chief Technologist, Sun Microsystems Federal
– This session will review and discuss the benefits and trade-offs of applying the various virtualization techniques within the cloud.

Cloud Standards: Steady Growth or Moving Target?
Kyle Gabhart - SOA Solutions Director, Web Age Solutions
– This session will explore the subject of Cloud Standards. Do they exist? Can we trust them? Are we building our enterprise solutions on mere vapors?

What's Missing in VDI-Based Disaster Recovery?
Paul Hahn - Director of Technical Solutions, Tranxition
– This session will examine emerging technologies and best practices for managing users' personalized environments when VDI is used for continuing operations.

Tactical Cloud Computing
Kevin L. Jackson - Director Business Development, Dataline, LLC
– This session will explore how defense, homeland security and law enforcement organizations are looking to leverage this new and exciting IT capability.

The Open Source Infrastructure for Cloud Computing
Dr. Rich Wolski - CTO & Co-Founder, Eucalyptus Systems
– In this session Rich Wolski will present Eucalyptus - Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems - an open source software infrastructure that implements IaaS-style cloud computing.

Trusted Identities Realization for Government
Marne E. Gordan - Regulatory Analyst, Corporate Security Strategy Group, IBM
– This session will discuss threat and fraud in the everyday business environment and the exploration of the IBM initiative for Trusted Identities Realization for Government.

Protect Your Government Agency with Backend IT Controls
Philip Lieberman - Founder and President, Lieberman Software
– This session will discuss how government IT departments can establish the key elements of the security foundation with minimal disruption to the computing infrastructure.

SOA and Cloud: Achieving the Agility Double Play
Eric Marks - Founder, President and CEO, AgilePath
– This session will present a framework for driving SOA initiatives into Cloud such that you can actually achieve a double play of business benefits from both.

SOA - The Delicate Balancing Act
JP Morgenthal - Senior Principal Analyst, QinetiQ North America
– This session will present use cases that illustrate key forks in the road for an SOA project and the impacts of taking each fork.

The Growth of Government Clouds
Scott Ryan - CEO, Asankya
– This session will address the technology behind cloud acceleration and the methods to deployment within the federal space.


Accessing Public Data via the Cloud
Omer Trajman - Direct of Cloud & Virtualization, Vertica
– This session will demonstrate how government organizations can offer public data sets cost effectively yet create tremendous impact in the private sector.

IT Baselining: The Foundation of Effective IT Compliance
Walker White - VP of Technology, BDNA
– This session will cover strategies and practices for successful IT baselining and show how government agencies have addressed IT compliance in effective ways.

Un-Clouding FISMA Security Compliance
Eric Greenberg - VP of Security & Risk Solutions, Integralis
– This session will address the significant challenges to embracing the cloud with the goal of security and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance.

Managing the Transition to Net-centricity with Open Source SOA Road Maps
Robert J. Williams Jr - Chief Enterprise Architect, Maxworks
– This session will discuss the Open Source SOA Roadmap and how to create a concrete transition action plan which delivers tangible business value.

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