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Troubleshooting SOA, Web Services and J2EE Source Software Stacks

SOA application environments continue to grow in complexity and scale

Applications continue to become more on-demand and application environments continue to grow in complexity and scale. Real-time troubleshooting is now a requirement for every application administrator, developer and support person. How can developers, data center professionals and support staff understand what's happening with their distributed applications and troubleshoot problems more effectively? This session will highlight the challenges of troubleshooting modern application environments. We'll examine tools and techniques and provide practical advice through real world troubleshooting examples. Attendees will learn more effective approaches to common and complex problem identification, analysis and resolution.

Speaker Bio: During his career, Michael has been building and managing large scale IT environments at Yahoo, Infoseek and several companies he's co-founded. His focus now is applying many of the innovations and affordances that grew out of these experiences to the challenges of managing the modern data center. In addition to Splunk, Michael is a co-founder of Collation, acquired by IBM's Tivoli Group, Arthas, acquired by Yahoo and Reality Online, acquired by Reuters. Michael was a software engineer at IBM’s Silicon Valley Laboratory and a member of the original IBM PC development team. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael is also a regular speaker at industry conferences including Interop and LinuxWorld and writes about IT troubleshooting for Infoworld.



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15 Companies Named Conference Charter Sponsors and Exhibitors
This year 15 leading i-technology providers were named conference charter sponsors, before the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities were even made available.
 
IBM (Platinum Sponsor): IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions, and technologies that help enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage to increase the flexibility of their business processes, strengthen their underlying IT infrastructure and retain and reuse their existing assets. Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) from IBM is the answer. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com/soa.

Laszlo Systems (Gold Sponsor): Laszlo Systems is the original developer of the open source platform OpenLaszlo, and provider of Rich Internet Applications and services that advance the Web experience. OpenLaszlo is an XML-native foundation for building next-generation Web applications that increase customer retention, conversion and brand loyalty. Laszlo provides comprehensive support services, education, and commercial application modules so that any company can easily make the move to Rich Internet Applications. For more information about Laszlo, visit www.laszlosystems.com.

webMethods (Gold Sponsor): webMethods provides business process integration to the world's largest corporations and government agencies. webMethods flagship product suite, webMethods Fabric, is the only integrated platform to deliver both SOA and BPM, delivering rapid ROI to our 1,400 customers around the globe. With webMethods, customers can take a process-centric approach to their business problems, allowing them to leverage their existing IT assets, dramatically improve business process productivity and ROI, and rapidly create competitive advantage by making their business processes work harder for their company. For more information about webMethods, visit www.webmethods.com.
 
Active Endpoints (Silver Sponsor): Active Endpoints is the leading provider of SOA orchestration solutions that enable organizations to build and deploy composite, process-driven information systems based on WS-BPEL, the SOA orchestration standard. From open source to mission-critical deployments, Active Endpoints allows users quickly adapt to evolving customer demands by reducing the cost of integration, leveraging infrastructure investments, and enabling the sharing of business processes with customers, partners, and suppliers. More ISVs, financial services, government, telecommunications, high technology, and retail organizations use Active Endpoints’ solutions than any other BPEL technology. Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, Active Endpoints is privately held. For more information about Active Endpoints, visit www.active-endpoints.com.
 
Farata Systems (Exhibitor): Farata Systems is a leading IT consulting and product development company providing enterprise-wide IT solutions specializing in the area of rich Internet applications. The company has been created by the merger of two consulting companies: Computer Technology,Inc., and Smart Data Processing, Inc. For more information about Farata Systems, visit www.faratasystems.com.
 
iTKO (Exhibitor): iTKO LISA software is the most complete testing solution for ensuring Lifecycle Quality governance processes in Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). iTKO's mission is to allow everyone involved in IT to own Complete, Collaborative, and Continuous™ software quality, from development, to QA and business analysis. iTKO LISA SOA Testing Framework performs unit, functional, regression, load and performance tests, without requiring test coding or script maintenance, saving up to 80% of testing costs. LISA gives everyone the "Freedom-to-Test" every layer of SOA: Websites, Web services, J2EE, .NET, ESB/messaging, databases, and many more technologies exactly as they are deployed. iTKO customers include Sun, Citigroup, Cardinal Health, American Airlines, AMD, TIBCO and i2. For more information about iTKO LISA solutions, visit http://www.itko.com.
 
Layer 7 Technologies (Exhibitor): Layer 7 Technologies is a leading provider of XML security and networking infrastructure for SOA and Web 2.0. The award-winning SecureSpan family of XML appliances and gateway software address the security, performance and complexity challenges of deploying and maintaining production Web services. Modern service-oriented application integration models and Web oriented application delivery models depend on effectively addressing these issues inherent in sharing Web services with other applications. Layer 7 Technologies therefore aims to provide the essential application oriented security and networking infrastructure to enable Service-oriented and Web-oriented architectures (i.e. SOA and Web 2.0) that are central to the next wave of Internet and software innovation. For more information about Layer 7 Technologies, visit www.layer7tech.com.

Managed Methods (Exhibitor): Managed Methods develops and sells practical, versatile, and cost-effective products for monitoring Web services and managing service-oriented architectures. We are headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, in the western Untied States. Our team has over 10 years of experience in building industry-leading management tools for IT operations which are used by thousands of small, medium, and enterprise-level companies around the world. For more information about Managed Methods, visit www.managedmethods.com.
 
Mellanox Technologies (Exhibitor): Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance, InfiniBand interconnect products that facilitate data transmission between servers, communications infrastructure equipment, and storage systems. The company's products are an integral part of a total solution focused on computing, storage and communication applications used in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing and embedded systems. In addition to supporting InfiniBand, Mellanox's next generation of products support the industry-standard Ethernet interconnect specification. For more information about Mellanox Technologies, visit www.mellanox.com.
 
Nastel (Exhibitor): Nastel is a recognized market leader in providing solutions for application performance monitoring and management. Nastel's solutions empower IT teams to consistently assure high performance and availability of business applications. Nastel's AutoPilot Suite of software rapidly identifies, resolves and prevents costly performance bottlenecks and failures by providing visibility into performance of critical business processes relying on SOA and middleware infrastructure. For more information about Nastel, visit www.nastel.com.
 
Nexaweb (Exhibitor): Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions enable enterprises to rapidly deploy Richer, Thinner, Faster applications over the Web. Specifically, applications built with Nexaweb deliver the high performance and robust functionality of client/server software with the universal reach, no-install deployment and centralized management of browser-based applications. With Nexaweb, building enterprise-strength RIA solutions using AJAX and Java UI applications that access legacy and service-oriented data systems is simple. And because it's done in a unified declarative XML development environment, it doesn't require re-writing code. Only Nexaweb's comprehensive Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions are backed by an established methodology and reference architecture proven by more than 5,000 successful global deployments. For more information about Nexaweb, visit www.nexaweb.com.
 
Solstice Software (Exhibitor): Solstice Software is the leader in End-to-End Integration and SOA Testing. At Solstice Software we are uniquely focused on the complex nature of integration projects. Founded in 1996 the company is known for its solid products that customers rely on to deliver mission-critical systems. Solstice delivers the Solstice Integra Suite, a suite of testing tools that give IT teams the confidence to validate their complex integration infrastructure. For more information about Solstice Software, visit http://www.solsticesoftware.com.
 
Thinstall (Exhibitor): Thinstall Virtualization Suite 3.0 is a client-less application virtualization solution that allows applications to be packaged into simple EXE files that run isolated from the host PC, without installation or changes to the local desktop's registry and file system. It significantly reduces the costs associated with software deployment and provides significant reductions in the time associated with regression testing, application deployment and end-user support instances. For more information about Thinstall, visit www.thinstall.com.
 
Trivera Technologies (Exhibitor): Founded in 1997, Trivera Technologies has been providing premier technical education, mentoring and courseware development and licensing services for developers, managers and engineers of all skill levels. Trivera has the unique strength, focus, and depth of talent needed to help our clients build the technology teams that are creating and securing their future. Headquartered in New Jersey, but with world-wide delivery, our instructors and mentors boast an average of 20 years experience in software design, development and deployment, bringing their extensive real-world experience into every classroom and development project. The company focuses on advanced technologies and enterprise development solutions, such as Java, J2EE, XML, object-oriented design, software engineering, service-oriented architecture, testing, troubleshooting and more. We specialize but are not limited to training in IBM WebSphere, Rational, WebLogic, Eclipse, JBoss and much more. Our staff has trained and mentored thousands of clients to date. For more information about Trivera Technologies, visit www.triveratech.com.
 
Web Age Solutions (Exhibitor): Web Age Solutions is a leading provider of technology mentoring and education to the Fortune 500. Our "Preferred Vendor" status with these global leaders is a result of our highly progressive approach to knowledge transfer and relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction. While many of our competitors are just now getting their feet wet with SOA, we have been delivering SOA training and mentoring since 2003. Moving well beyond theoretical discussions of SOA, we have a deep library of practical SOA curriculum backed by hands-on experience. For more information about Web Age Solutions, visit www.webagesolutions.com.

Great Keynotes, Tracks, and Faculty!
This year's keynote speaker line-up features four of the best-known, best-spoken i-Technology industry executives including:
 
• Dr. Hal Stern, Distinguished Engineer and VP, Sun Microsystems (June 25)
• Jeff Nick, CTO and SVP, EMC (June 26)
• David Greschler, Director of Virtualization Strategy, Microsoft (June 26)
• Rob Levy, CTO and EVP, BEA Systems (June 27)
 
Conference attendees will be able to choose from seven great tracks including:
 
• Web 2.0 / AJAX and SOA
• Interop Standards and Services
• Real-World SOA
• SOA Technology
• Enterprise Open Source
• Virtualization
• i-Technology Hot Topics
 
More than 120 distinguished faculty members will teach at the conference, including: Danny Allan (WatchFire), Michael Baum (Splunk), Kadeer Beg (Prolifics), Jason Bloomberg (ZapThink), Toufic Boubez (Layer 7 Technologies), Arjé Cahn (Hippo), Dave Chappell (Oracle), Neelan Choksi (Interface21), Jonathan Clark (Thinstall), Frank Cohen (PushToTest), Dan Corsberg, John Crupi (JackBe), Cornelia Davis (EMC), Kevin Epstein (Scalent), Yakov Fain (Farata Systems), Chris Farrell (ClearApp), Patrick Felstead (Bandit), Pierre Fricke (Red Hat), Kyle Gabhart (Web Age Solutions), Alain Gendre (ILOG), David Greschler (Microsoft), Rajiv Gupta (Securent), Kevin Hakman (TIBCO), Søren Hartvig (Capgemini), Doug Hass (ImageStream), Andrew Hillier (CiRBA), Hideki Hiura (JustSystems), Fred Holahan (Active Endpoints), Wayne Hom (Augmentum), Sajindra Jayasena (Virtusa Corporation), Simon Laws (IBM), Doug Levin (Black Duck Software), Rob Levy (BEA Systems), David Linthicum, Paul Lipton (CA), Bob Lozano (Appistry), Doug MacEachern (Hyperic), Sastry Malladi (eBay), Javier Mariscal (TwoConnect), Frank Martinez (Intershop), Miko Matsumura (webMethods), David Mavashev (Nastel), Joe McKendrick (Evans Data), John Michelsen (iTKO), Laurence Moroney (Mainsoft), Debbie Moynihan (IONA), Diane Mueller (Justsystems), Jeff Nick (EMC), Dale Olds (Novell), Tim Pacileo, Alessandro Perilli (Virtualization Conference & Expo tech chair), Matt Quinn (TIBCO), Sean Rhody (SOA World editor-in-chief and conference tech chair),  Marc Rix (SAIC), Peter Roden (OASIS), Jesus Rodriguez (TwoConnect), Ajit Sagar (Infosys), Sekhar Sarukkai (Securent), Bill Soward (Adaptive Planning), Hal Stern (Sun Microsystems), Michael Stiefel (Reliable Software), Roger Strukhoff (SYS-CON.TV), Yuval Tarsi (Serendipity Technologies), Ian Thain (Sybase), Doug Tidwell (IBM), Mark Tsimelzon (Akamai), Hub Vandervoort (Progress Software), Alex Vasilevsky (Virtual Iron), Jeffrey Walker (Atlassian Software), John Mark Walker (Hyperic), Roland Wartenberg (SAP), Tony Wasserman (Carnegie Mellon), Coach Wei (Nexaweb), Michael Wheaton (Sun Microsystems), David Wood (BT), Raven Zachary (The 451 Group), Jack Zubarev (SWsoft).
 
A Trio of SYS-CON.TV “CEO” Power Panels
This year's conference will also feature three SYS-CON.TV CEO Power Panels. The SOA Power Panel moderated by SOA tech chair Sean Rhody; Enterprise Open Source Power Panel, moderated by Conference chair Roger Strukhoff; and Virtualization Power Panel, moderated by Virtualization tech chair Allesandro Perilli.
 
The CEO Power Panels, which will take place as general sessions, are free to all delegates, and will be recorded for broadcast by SYS-CON.TV.
 
Receive Eight Days' Worth of Education in Three Information-Filled Days!
The best news for this year's conference delegates is that the "Golden Pass" registration now provides full access to all conference sessions.
 
Additionally, after the conference, delegates will receive the complete content from all of the conference sessions in seven convenient DVDs. This on-demand DVD archive set is sold separately for $995. The DVD set includes all sessions from the simultaneous tracks that attendees can't attend in person, thanks to SYS-CON.TV's on-demand Webcast archives!
 
Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
The first international Virtualization Conference & Expo will be sponsored by leading Virtualization technology vendors. Information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be obtained by e-mail at events(at)sys-con.com or by phone at 201 802-3021.

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