Just in time for Easter, Burton Group has put an Easter Egg on the Catalyst Doorway page, offering a big discount for our Catalyst Conference coming this July.
If you've never been to Catalyst, then I highly recommend you go. As always, Catalyst is an intense, 3-day event that covers some of the most important topics in the IT industry. If you've been to Catalyst, then you know what I'm talking about....it's like drinking from an information fire hose. This year, I'm especially excited about our cloud and virtualization coverage. For cloud, we are launching our coverage in earnest (actually the launch is April 20th, another secret) by defining the cloud, discussing usage models, how to build an internal cloud, security, cloud economics, and pitfalls. For virtualization -- client, server and storage virtualization -- we'll delve into top-of-mind concerns such as storage connectivity, virtualization security, network connectivity and virtual switches, application development, new HW technologies, management....basically the whole enchilada.
As always, the DCS team (Richard Jones, Chris Wolf, Nik Simpson, Gene Ruth, and myself) will there to give our perspective and analysis on these topics, but we also have some killer speakers in Paul Maritz (CEO VMware), Mark Templeton (CEO Citrix), Bret Hartman (CTO, RSA), Simon Crosby (CTO, Citrix) there to discuss some of these important issues.
OH -- and it's in San Diego again this year (my favorite Catalyst venue).
OK, to crack open the Easter Egg (and get the discount), here's what you do:
1. Go to the Catalyst home page (http://catalyst.burtongroup.com/).
Either: click and then drag your mouse off the logo and release the button. OR: roll over the San Diego button but do not click, wait about 20 sec.
2. A message will pop-up stating
"Congratulations! You’ve found an exclusive discount code for Catalyst 2009. Use promo code: Easter Egg and get General Sessions for only $999! Register today – this discount is limited to 50 users and could disappear at any time!"
That's it. Good luck and hope to see you at Catalyst.
[posted by: Drue Reeves]