The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) asked me to present last week at their Implementing Information Infrastructure Symposium (IIIS). IIIS ran in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. My talk was on the future of virtualization.
The format was ostensibly a debate. An opposing position was offered by HP in KL and IBM in Singapore. But the abstract for talks gave the presenters a wide berth: we could talk of storage virtualization, virtualization futures, and technology trends. I talked about each a little. The HP and IBM representatives focused more on storage virtualization technologies. As a result the debate was without confrontation. There was some disagreement but it primarily occurred in the Q&A.
This was my first time using a deck that contained no words. Some of the most compelling presentations I have seen (usually online) follow this technique.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, The Future of Virtualization- Pivot Point