As the countdown for ITEXPO West 2011 continues, Infrastructure as a Service enabler Hexagrid is gearing up for the event that has been dubbed the largest communications and technology event of the year.
ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2011, taking place from Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas, brings together thousands of people from within the communications and technology communities who gather with enterprises, SMBs and other end users to build their businesses and gain knowledge for the future at ITEXPO.
For the first time this year, Hexagrid is joining more than 200 exhibitors at the event. Hexagrid develops Infrastructure as a Service cloud computing solutions that empower companies to build public or private clouds customized for their unique organizational structures, profitability objectives and policy requirements. Hexagrid accomplishes this through its flagship cloud platform, VxDatacenter.
In addition to exhibiting, Hexagrid’s Vice President of Business Development David Rokita is participating on an expert panel called “Forecasting Success in Enterprise Cloud Computing,” a panel that will explore why businesses are quickly adopting cloud computing. The panel will take place from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
“While service providers have been mass-adopting cloud, the enterprise remained on the sidelines while evaluating their opportunities,” Rokita told TMCnet when asked what the panel is about. “Enterprise customers are making the transition from cloud-spectator to cloud-adopter. This is a very exciting time for both enterprises and technology providers.”
“This panel will help confront fear and uncertainty,” he added. “I plan on discussing opportunities and solutions.”
Rokita will be joined by representatives from Jamcracker, Clarus Systems (News - Alert) and Electric Words.
When asked what Rokita hopes participants will take away from this panel discussion, he said, “I hope the people take away that cloud computing represents a mature and diverse technology.”
“Cloud computing does not solve all problems, but it certainly solves many problems very well,” he said. “Enterprises must at least consider where these opportunities may fit within their organization. I will be discussing the differences between cloud computing and virtualization. Specifically, I will express how cloud computing solves a different problem than virtualization and that cloud computing creates an attractive option for driving agility and flexibility in the enterprise.”
Aside from exhibiting and presenting on an expert panel, Hexagrid will also be sponsoring MSP World, the only event at ITEXPO with a single, vendor-agnostic focus of supporting Managed Service providers and their respective ecosystems. MSPWorld 2011 will delve into the most pressing channel and end-user issues that MSPs and their customers confront every day. To register, click here.
The Infrastructure as a Service enabler is a silver sponsor of the event.
“Since Hexagrid's inception, we have heavily focused our efforts on empowering managed service providers with a unique set of tools for driving their business,” Rokita said when asked why Hexagrid decided to sponsor MSP World. “Our products are purpose built for handling the demands of their diverse customer base. MSP's constitute a huge portion of our partner-base and we will continue to align ourselves with them.”
To find out more about Hexagrid, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2011. To be held Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas, ITEXPO is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit Hexagrid in booth No. 427. Don’t wait. Register now.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf