Fortisphere and Independent Analyst to Present Webinar on How to Get More ROI from Virtualization Investments

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Free, One-hour Webinar will Discuss Ways to Assess Virtualization Maturity and Provide Tips for Maximizing ROI from Virtualization Investments at Every Stage

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How to Get More from Virtualization: Assess Your Virtualization Maturity and Maximize ROI at Every Stage

Fortisphere, Inc., a Virtual Service Management software company, today announced a free, one-hour webinar titled, "How to Get More from Virtualization: Assess Your Virtualization Maturity and Maximize ROI at Every Stage," scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

This webinar will feature Galen Schreck, principal analyst, at Forrester Research and Dave Capuano, chief product officer, at Fortisphere who will discuss ways organizations can reap maximum return on virtualized investments.

According to a recent Forrester Research report titled "Assess Your Virtualization Maturity," most organizations are only attaining a small portion of the potential benefits virtualization promises. This webinar is geared to help those IT organizations get even more return out of their investment in virtualization. Attendees will learn how to:

  •     Assess the maturity of their virtualization infrastructure;
  •     Leverage IT management to help them move to the next stage of virtualization maturity; and
  •     Get every possible dollar out of virtualization efforts at each and every stage.

What:    "Get More from Virtualization: Assess Your Virtualization Maturity and Maximize ROI at Every Stage" Webinar
Who:    Galen Schreck, principal analyst, Forrester Research
Dave Capuano, chief product officer, Fortisphere
When:    Thursday, November 12, 2009, 2:00 p.m. ET
Registration:    http://www2.fortisphere.com/forresterwebinar

About the Speakers
Galen Schreck is a principal analyst at Forrester Research. Galen serves Enterprise Architecture professionals. He researches architectural best practices in management, networking, storage, and processing technologies. Current topics include technical architecture, data center architecture, and IT virtualization. Galen's areas of expertise include IT strategy, scale-out computing, and product marketing. Galen came to Forrester from 3Com, where he was business manager for 3Com's line of WAN and VPN solutions. His background also includes technology and healthcare consulting for Fortune 500 clients. Prior to 3Com, Galen was with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Management Consulting Services, where he specialized in networking, security, and high-end computing. As a member of PwC's Technology Leadership Group, he provided insight on technology issues and implemented back-office solutions for some of PwC's largest clients. Galen holds a B.S. in computer science from Hobart College.

Dave Capuano is the chief product officer at Fortisphere. He has more than 17 years of experience in the information technology industry and led the product portfolios and marketing activities of a series of new ventures. Most recently, Dave served as the vice president of product management at e-Security, where he was instrumental in orchestrating the overhaul of the flagship Sentinelâ„¢ product, helping drive more than 50 percent annual growth leading to the company's $72M acquisition by Novell. Prior to joining e-Security, Dave served as the vice president of marketing and product management of SilentRunner, Inc., the market leading network forensic analysis solution that was acquired by Computer Associates. Other experience includes roles at TruSecure Corporation (Cybertrust), Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions (BAIS -- the precursor to Verizon Online) and PSINet, Inc.

About Fortisphere
Fortisphere is a Virtual Service Management software company. We arm our customers with the management solutions they need to confidently exploit virtualization to the delight of business users. Our flagship product, Fortisphere Virtual Service Managerâ„¢, enables administrators, application owners and IT executives to inventory, visualize and manage virtualized resources from an intuitive, role-based console. As a result, they are able to lower IT costs, improve service, and get the best possible value from their multi-platform virtualized environments, a critical step in the evolution to cloud computing.

Fortisphere is a privately-held company, headquartered in Chantilly, VA.. More information about Fortisphere can be found at http://www.fortisphere.com.

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