Attending VMworld 2016, Las Vegas

VMworld is around the corner and hope to meet a bunch of people out there and looking forward to new announcements and sessions.

I will already be there this Friday to take part in the Partner Exchange over the weekend and will be joining Anthony Spiteri’s vGolf on Sunday morning as well as some other gathers like Sips and Stogies.

Here is a link to all the other gatherings at VMworld:

http://www.vmworld.com/en/gatherings.html

If you want to attend VMworld’s customer appreciate party on Wednesday you have to access your VMworld account and sign the waiver, since if you don’t you will not be allowed to go.  To sign the waiver can be a bit convoluted so you just follow the following link, click submit and next page you can scroll down and accept the waiver agreement:

https://vmworld2016.lanyonevents.com/portal/myAccount.ww

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Some sessions and announcements to look out for:

I think VMware’s containers solution Photon is getting a lot of attention.

Looking forward to seeing the ways Arkin technology will be integrated into NSX.

Hopefully get the to hear more on vCloud director for Service Provider with release of Advanced networking services.

vSphere 6.5 (I am on the beta testing)

Seems to be quiet a few sessions on vCloud air which is interesting??

Some of the extreme performance series.

 

 

 

 

VMworld 2014 recap

Sitting at airport on way back from a very successful VMworld week and thought i would put some my thoughts into a quick post.  I am just going to briefly mention my highlights.  Some of these are existing products and nothing new to most people and then a few new things too.

vCAC
  • It is like they say the future and the future is looking good.
  • vCloud director only available as service provide offering in near future…
Application director 
RaaS (Recovery as a service) 
vCloud Air everything
  • vRealize Air Automation
EVO:RAIL
NSX
  • Virtualize the network and all the new features including 3de party integration, but the most exciting is the micro-segmentation from a security perspective.
Hands on Lab
  • This was amazing and a great success.  Look forward to running though all those lab sessions in the future.
AirWatch
  • 8th most taken lab at VMworld and received a lot of attention!