OpenSource World, Next Generation Data Center and CloudWorld Close Successfully Today in San Francisco ; Conferences Brought Together Open Source, Data Center and Cloud Computing Communities to Showcase Emerging Technology Products and Innovations

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – August 13, 2009 – The 2009 OpenSource World™, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and CloudWorld™ conferences, held August 12-13 at the Moscone Center West, came to a successful close today, IDG World Expo, producer of the events, announced.

The three conferences drew in more than 2,000 attendees over the two days, which included five keynote presentations and more than 85 sessions across 13 tracks, such as Virtualization, Cloud Infrastructure, Open Source in Mobile and Security. The Solutions Showcase featured more than 60 leading vendors, including Adaptive Computing, CA, Inc., DELL, GoGrid, HotLava Systems, IBM Corporation, ixSystems, Inc., OpSource, Rackspace Cloud, RagingWire, thawte, Inc. and Zmanda, Inc. Many of the exhibitors used the event to announce their latest product and service offerings, including Zmanda Inc.’s ZCloud,, an open API that will radically simplify the development of Backup-to-Cloud applications, and ixSystems Inc.’s iX-Green Neutron line of environmentally friendly servers optimized for high-performance applications.

“The overwhelming response from the CloudWorld attendees and vendors helped make the inaugural CloudWorld event a tremendous success,” said Jeffrey M. Kaplan, conference chairman for CloudWorld and managing director at THINKstrategies, Inc. “CloudWorld proved to be a great complement to the co-located OpenSource World and Next Generation Data Centers events.”

For more information on OpenSource World, NGDC and CloudWorld, please visit http://www.opensourceworld.com[http://www.opensourceworld.com]. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sales Manager Amy Bonner at abonner@idgworldexpo.com or (508) 424-4892 (508) 424-4892.

About OpenSource World, Next Generation Data Center and CloudWorld

OpenSource World focuses on innovative solutions in real-world environments using open source, open standards and open architecture as part of an integrated IT infrastructure. Next Generation Data Center is the only strategic IT event focused on the complete end-to-end solution for the 21st century data center and the new technologies from which these data centers are being built. CloudWorld, debuting this year, will bring together the buyers and sellers of Web-centric software, infrastructure and services designed to drive acceptance and deployment of cloud computing in the data center.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com[http://www.idgworldexpo.com]) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld®, Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3 Expo®), Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™), OpenSource World™, and CloudWorld™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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